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home is in New York, died suddenly of heart disease, last night.  How strange it seems that so many tragic endings happen to the lives of Ledyard's relatives!  We were all glad to learn of your comfortable crossing, and I fancy you are about to start for Holland.

Wishing both yourself and Henry the pleasantest  of experiences during your travels, I remain, 

Yours very sincerely,

[[signed]] Charles L. Freer [[/signed]]

P.S.  I enclose a few newspaper clippings which may interest you.
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