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FROM GENERAL WAGER SWAYNE.
NEW YORK, September 6, 1890. COLONEL HENRY S. BUNKER,
I am greatly obliged by the very kind invitation which I have received to be present at the forthcoming Reunion of the Society of the Army of the Cumberland. I should be very glad to be there, and rejoice with you on that occasion in the memories of the past and the results which are now enjoyed by the country. Unhappily, however, my engagements forbid me that pleasure.
Yours, very truly,
FROM GENERAL A. BAIRD.
WASHINGTON, D. C., September 8, 1890. MR. HENRY S. BUNKER,
Secretary Local E.vecutive Committee Society Army of the
I very much regret that I will be unable to attend the meeting of the Society of the Army of the Cumberland, to be held in your city on the 17th inst.
About that date I am engaged to be at Chattanooga, where the task of dedicating the soil of Chickamauga and of Missionary Ridge as a perpetual memorial of the valor and manhood of American citizens now happily goes on.
The work which was set on foot by our Society will be an enduring monument, and will keep alive for future ages the glorious memories of the grand old Army of the Cumberland.
To all comrades who may be able to meet with you, I send a warm fraternal greeting.
FROM GENERAL J. M. BRANNAN.
21+ WEST FORTY-FOURTH STREET, NEW YORK City,
September 5, 1890.
Your request to attend the Twenty-first Annual Meeting of the Society of the Army of the Cumberland, at Toledo, Ohio, on the 17th and 18th of September, 1890, is received. I regret exceedingly that my health will not permit me to attend, as I am just recovering from an attack of sickness. I hope the Society will have a delightful Reunion.
J. M. BRANXAN, Brevet Major-General U. S. Army. FROM GENERAL JOHN NEWTON.
NEW YORK, September 10, 1890. HENRY S. BUNKER, Esq.,
Secretary of the Committee.
I am in receipt of an invitation by the citizens of Toledo to the Twenty-first Reunion of the Army of the Cumberland, and I beg leave to express my acknowledgments for your courtesy and for the proposed hospitality. At the same time, I have to regret that I will not be able to leave this city at the time appointed for the Reunion.
FROM GENERAL NATHAN KIMBALL.
OGDEN, UTAH, September 10, 1890. COLONEL HENRY S. BUNKER,
I am in receipt of your invitation to be present at the Twenty-first Reunion of the Society of the Army of the Cumberland, September 17th and 18th, at Toledo. I am sorry to say that it will be impossible for me to attend. I am on the sick list, unable to travel so far.
The dear old comrades who will be there know how great the deprivation is to me.
love to them. God bless them every
Accept thanks for the courtesy shown.
I am your comrade,
FROM GENERAL J. WARREN KEIFER.
SPRINGFIELD, Ohio, September 19, 1890. COLONEL HENRY S. BUNKER,
I have somewhere your kind notification that I had been selected to respond, on last evening, to a toast at a banquet given to the Society of the Army of the Cumberland, at the Boody House, Toledo.
On the 16th inst, our only daughter, seventeen years of age, died, after a severe illness of three weeks, and I tried to drop a note to GENERAL HENRY M. Cist, promptly, to advise you of the impossibility of my being at Toledo at the time named. I thank you and the Committee very kindly, however, for your partiality in my selection, and it is only idle to say that I regret the impossibility of being present to meet you and my comrades of the old Army of the Cumberland.
J. WARREN KEIFER.
FROM GENERAL J. M. CORSE.
Post OFFICE, OFFICE OF THE POSTMASTER,
Boston, September 12, 1890. DEAR COLONEL:
Accept my thanks for the courteous invitation to the Twenty-first Reunion of the Army of the Cumberland, on the 17th inst, at Toledo, and my regrets at my inability to avail myself of the
Wishing you an enjoyable time, I beg to remain,
JNO. M. CORSE. COLONEL H. S. BUNKER,
FROM GENERAL P. ST. G. COOKE.
DETROIT, September 15, 1890. HENRY S. BUNKER, Esq.,
Secretary Local E.xecutive Committee.
I regret that I shall be unable to attend the Army of the Cumberland Reunion, at Toledo, September 17th and 18th, to which I was so kindly invited.
P. ST. GEO. COOKE, Brigadier-General U. S. A. (retired).