Letter from Sep. 9, 2015

Oliver to Tom Dunks

  • Full Title

    Dunks Family Correspondence

  • Description

    Oliver Dunks tells his brother, Tom, that he just attended the eulogy of President Lincoln at the Congregational Church in Detroit (most likely the church located at the corner of Fort St. and Wayne St.). He briefly describes the visual displays of mourning in the church and the city and concludes by observing that the country seems to be just as, if not more sorrowful for the death of Lincoln than they were for that of President George Washington.

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    Detroit Apl 19 / 65

    Dear Brother Tom

    Your welcome
    letter of the 17th just recd glad
    to hear from you The loss
    that you refer to that our
    Nation has suffered is irreparable
    shocking to think of but it
    showes how he posesed the affections
    of the hearts of the people I have
    just been over to his funeral
    at or eulogy at the Congrega
    -tional Church the regular
    funeral is to be next Tuesday
    th City is draped in mourn
    ing and has been from
    the the time of hearing the
    inteligence our Church was
    draped clear around also and
    all the front of the pulpet
    I think that our country
    mourned no more for
    Washington than they have &
    will for Father Abraham
    I sent those pens this morn
    and will enclose Bill
    cost $66. you can sell them
    in any shape that you can
    holders or pens Chas had no
    medium. Pens with Silver Holders
    but will soon Sib is to be
    married tomorrow morning
    at Nine oClock I am invited
    there is to be only the family
    Henry has got back I have
    just noticed that you say
    that you will not go to
    Coldwater until Monday
    well all right I believe that
    I would try awhile in
    Coldwater I have not found
    a Situation yet Please write soon

    Your Brother

    Oliver. S. Dunks

  • Source

    c.00123 - Dunks Family Correspondence

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    Oliver S. Dunks. "Dunks Family Correspondence ". Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections. Remembering Lincoln. Web. Accessed June 5, 2023. https://rememberinglincoln.fords.org/node/860