Letter, March 3, 1836, Richard K. Call, Tallahassee, to Mrs. Barbara Kirkman, grandmother of Mary K. Call, Nashville, 3 pp.: ''It becomes my painfull and melancholy duty to inform you of the heart rending affliction which I have experienced in the death of your inestimable granddaughter, my dearly beloved and devoted wife. My affectionate, my lamented Mary is no more. She expired on the 28th . . . after an indisposition of about two weeks, at no period of which, though faithfully attended by the best medical skill, was she considered in the least danger, until a few hours before she breathed her last. . . From the hour of our union, until our separation by the cold hand of death, we enjoyed the most uninterrupted happiness save the afflictions we experienced in the loss of our dear little children.''
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