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110 [[printed letterhead]] Hôtel du Chemin de Fer Buitenzorg JAVA Buitenzorg, le [[/printed letterhead]] 2nd March '07 [[note in pencil]] for Miss Rhoades consideration [[/note in pencil]] Dear Colonel Hecker, Your cablegram advising me of the death of Will McMillan reached me on arrival at Batavia, day before yesterday. It's dreadfully sad news and I am quite upset by it. Mr. Gillet, Gen'l Alger and now Will - all such close and old-time friends and business associates gone since I left Detroit. It unnerves one, so far away. Their deaths mean vacancies never to be filled and changes socially and in business which I dread thinking of. I hope neither of the three suffered severely before going.
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