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Catalog Number 2013.048.667
Object Name Letter
Scope & Content Handwritten letter, with envelope, from Divie Bethune Duffield to the family of Jacob Merritt Howard, expressing sympathy upon the senator's death. The letter is handwritten on both sides of a piece of stationery from the "Law Offices of D.B. and H.M. Duffield, Nos. 23, 25, and 27 Seitz Building, Congress Street." The letter reads:

Detroit Mich., April 7th, 1871

In pursuance of instructions, I beg leave to transmit the enclosed proceedings of the Detroit Bar to the members of the family of the late Senator Howard as expressive of their views of his professional & individual character & to announce that the Lance have been duly presented to the U.S. District Court & also to the Supreme Court of the State, the latter of which ordered the same to be published in the forthcoming volume of its reports.

Accompanying this paper with my own deep sympathy for you all in this very sore bereavement, I beg leave to [?] myself with great respect.

Your ob't sev't
D. Bethune Duffield
Secretary of the Detroit Bar

To the children & family of the late Senator Howard.
Date 1871
People Howard, Jacob Merritt
Duffield, Divie Bethune
Extent of Description 8.25" x 5.5"
Collection Biographical
Search Terms Senators
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