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FROM GENERAL JOHN NEWTON.
NEW YORK, September 10, 1890.
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 de
privation is to me. Bear my love to them. God bless them every one.
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 Executive 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).
FROM GENERAL STEWART VAN VLIET.
SHREWSBURY, N. Y., September 8, 1890. COLONEL HENRY S. BUNKER,
I am in receipt of your kind invitation to be present at the Twenty-first Reunion of the Society of the Army of the Cum'berland, at Toledo, on the 17th and 18th insts. Nothing could afford me greater pleasure than to be with you on that occasion, but other engagements will prevent it.
Yours, very truly,
STEWART VAN VLIET,
Brevet Brigadier-General U. S. A.
FROM GENERAL JOHN E. SMITH.
376 WARREN AVENUE, CHICAGO, September 8, 1890. COLONEL H. S. BUNKER,
I deeply regret that circumstances beyond my control prevent my acceptance of your very kind invitation to the Twenty-first Reunion of the Society of the Army of the Cumberland, on the 17th and 18th insts. at Toledo.
With earnest good wishes and cordial feeling for all who sustained our flag, I am yours, very respectfully,
JNO. E. SMITH,
U. S. Army.
FROM GENERAL A. DURYEA.
81 WEST 126Th SREET, CORNER LENOX AVENUE,
NEW YORK, September, 1889. JUDGE R. H. COCHRAN, GENERAL C. C. DOOLITTLE, AND GENTLEMEN,
Committee of Citizens, Soldiers, and Patriots.
Your cordial invitation to attend the Twenty-first anniversary of the Reunion of the Army of the Cumberland is before me. I am highly honored by this conspicuous recognition by the citizens of Toledo, and sincerely thank you for this most welcome invitation. Nothing would afford me greater pleasure than to commingle and fraternize with my heroic brother soldiers of the west. . I regret exceedingly that I have been confined to my room for over three years from paralysis, and that I will be deprived of the pleasure of personally grasping the hands of the veteran soldiers of the Army of the Cumberland, but I shall be with you in spirit, heart, and soul to commemorate the daring deeds of the grand army of the west in the greatest of wars, and if fate should so decree that I should never recover, I hope that we may meet at the last grand and glorious campfire amid beautiful trees on the banks of the river of eternal life and never ending blissful festivals. I have the honor to remain your comrade,