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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 GENTLENEN,
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 beroic 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,
FROM GENERAL W. Q. GRESHAM.
OFFICE CLERK CIRCUIT AND DISTRICT Courts UNITED STATES,
CHICAGO, September 4, 1890. COLONEL H. S. BUNKER,
I am just in receipt of your polite invitation to be present at the Twenty-first Reunion of the Society of the Army of the Cumberland, September 17 and 18, 1890.
I regret that engagements already made will oblige me to be holding court at that time. I appreciate the courtesy of your invitation, and sincerely hope that your Reunion will in all respect be a success.
Very respectfully yours,
W. Q. GRESHAM.
FROM GENERAL D. MCM. GREGG.
READING, PA., September 10, 1890. COLONEL H. S. BUNKER,
Secretary of Committee,
I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of an invitation from the citizens of Toledo, asking me to attend the Reunion of the Society of the Army of the Cumberland, on the 17th and 18th insts.
It is with great regret that I am compelled to deny myself so great a pleasure as being present at the approaching Reunion, but my engagements will not permit my absence from home at the time specified.
D. MCM. GREGG.
FROM GENERAL R. S. GRANGER.
ZANESVILLE, Ohio, September 13, 1890. JUDGE R. H. COCHRAN, GENERAL C. C. DOOLITTLE, AND OTHER GENTLEMEN,
Local Executive Committee and Committee of Invitation. GENTLEMEN:
It is with extreme regret I find niyself obliged to decline the cordial invitation of the citizens of Toledo, Ohio, to be present at the Twenty-first Reunion of the Society of the Army of the Cumberland.
Yours, very respectfully,
R. S. GRANGER, Brevet Major-General U. S. A.
FROM GENERAL NEAL DOW.
PORTLAND, ME., September 6, 1890. COLONEL H. S. BUNKER.
I thank you very much for the kind invitation of your Committee to meet the Army of the Cumberland at Toledo on the 17th and 18th instants.
Please assure the Committee that it would be a great joy to me to meet the gallant men who will be assembled there, though during all the war I was far away from them in the Department of the Gulf. I would certainly be with them could I do it without serious inconvenience.
I am truly yours,
FROM GENERAL HUGH EWING.
LANCASTER, Ohio, September 6, 1890. COLONEL HENRY S. BUNKER,
I regret that indisposition prevents my acceptance of the kind invitation of the citizens of Toledo to attend the Reunion of the Society of the Army of the Cumberlanel. With best wishes for a happy meeting, and thanks to the citizens,
I am, very truly,