To J.L. Chamberlain, Dear Sir
Your very kind and gentlemanly letter was received to night and on behalf of all our family, friends, we deem it a very great kindness, that you, a total stranger, should send us tidings, of so precious and yet so sad a moment.
We have never heard from my brother, since that terrible batter at G–g. and have long since mourned him as dead, and it will be a kindness the memory of which death only can efface, if you will forward the book to C.H. Towne Esq. Rockville, Ct.
Very Respectfully, M.S.Morse.
M.S. Morse to Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain [Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain Collection]