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[written in pencil: Charles S. Whitney announcing his father's death Dec. 17 1886]

[Printed letterhead: J. F. Whitney & Co.

15 State Street,

P. O. Box 1793 NEW YORK.

New York,] Dec. 17, 1886.

[Printed:] Cable Address, "WHITNEY,"

Dear Uncle Edward.

I have just telegraphed you the very sad news of fathers sudden death at about eleven oclock this morning. I called at the home at 9 oclock found him in good spirits & apparent good health. he left home about the usual to the tax office to get his recipted bills. & was on his way from there to South Ferry when he called in Mr. Thompson's store. (Cor Henry & Atlantic Sta) when he died. Mr. Thompson said he appeared exhausted, sat down & took a little brandy & seemed better & said there was no need of a doctor. after a few minutes he gently gasped & all was over.They telephoned me & I arrived a few minutes after he expired. Flora came down & went home to break the dreadful news.

Yours Truly

Char. S. Whitney

Mr. Thompson was a very old & dear friend of fathers which will be a source of comfort to us all to know he was with him at the last

Letter from Charles Whitney, to Edward Whitney, 1886 December 17



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