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worthy of the praise to be bestowed upon him; but I find somo privato affairs havo so arranged themselves that it will be impossible for mo to, attend. I hope, however, there may be a full attendance of the members of the Society on this, our anniversary day, and also our National Thanksgiving; that your meeting may be harmonious, and abound in love, and each member be led to exclaim: “Behold how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity.”
But there will be a void in every heart, and a shadow on overy brow, caused by the death of our President and late, best, and most beloved commander, MAJOR GENERAL GEORGE H. THOMAS. May our loss knit us more firmly together in love, and seal more securely our devotion to the country he served so well, is the desire of your friend and comrade,
JOHN S. COZINE.