Letter from Grace Wood Redpath to Amy Redpath, 20 June 190

The Manor House

June 20 x 1901.

My dearest Amy.

The weary days go and come, and the suspense is almost too great, we know not how you all are – for you my sweet Amy I tremble, you have been at high pressure for so long a time, I am most anxious to hear about you, indeed about you all, for the terrible shock must, and will, tell upon you all, and I hope to hear, that you will cross the Atlantic soon and stay for a long time. I see nothing else to be done under the painful circumstances, and we shall be in such close sympathy with you, your awful sorrow is mine, & I must try to convey to you if possible, some little of the great & loving desire, I have to be one with you in your terrible sorrow my dear Amy. Human sympathy does seem so very weak, & inadequate, at a time like this. All I can do is, to pray that you may all find sufficient strength, & comfort, from the Great, and never failing force – God bless you. He does help in times of need, and I often ask Him, to be with you dear loved ones – All with tender sympathy, will trace this sad calimity, (sic) to ill health which attacked the brain – no one will attach any blame to your darling Cliff. May you my precious Amy have a very real sense of the Comforter’s presence in this time of crushing sorrow. I take comfort to myself with the words, “What thou knowest not now thou shalt know hereafter.” I was thinking what an appropriate verse it would be over the tomb of your dearly loved ones “who are not lost, but gone before — ”. In faith & hope we look forward to meeting them again. Agnes & I have just been taking a little walk in the garden all the time we talk, & think about you, she joins me in love always.

Your own loving aunt
Grace Redpath
Dearest love to Peter – I was with you all of Thursday

Source: Grace Wood Redpath, Letter from Grace Wood Redpath to Amy Redpath, 20 June 1901, June 20, 1901

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