Letter, 30 July 1837, from Lloyd N. Rogers, Baltimore, to Mary Randolph Custis Lee, Alexandria County, concerning the death of his daughter.
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I must not omit to thank you my dear friend for your kind letters to me - the first found in the P office on my return from N. York whither I went to accompany my good sister home - the other and for which I thank you sincerely, was brought to me by Emory - sympathy is always grateful, but in our afflictions it is doubly so. Had you known my precious child for the last two years, you might in some degree immage the loss I have sustained, and know how dear she must have been to me - She is a loss to me and mine, that I can only cease to mourn when I cease to remember her - Strongly as I feel impelled to pour out my heart to you about my child, to dwell upon her virtues, to pourtray [sic] all her excellencies, and which none but myself can duly intimate, though perhaps my affection may exaggerate them, yet I shall not do so. It