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Leominster Sept 11/56 Dear Sir I ought to have written you before this time and should have but for the engagement I have had. Your son Maj Hoyt was a friend of mine in Kansas. I left him well but ere I left he made me promise to visit you ere I returned to the territory. Since I have left he has been murdered as you are aware. The circumstances of that brutal affair you doubtless are apprised[[.]] We all loved him as a brother. We knew his valor and appreciated his worth[[.]] [[end page]]
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