Condolence letter from Seth Gage to William Dehon upon the death of his son Arthur Dehon, who was killed at Fredericksburg. Gage also inquires how Mr. Dehon would like for some items his son ordered to be disposed of.
Washington Dec 21 1862
Wm Dehon Esq
My Dear Sir Yours I have received and shall attend to the lost packages and shall hold for disposal to your order. The sad news with the remains of your son the brave Lieut Dehon is no doubt with you. My sympathies are with you in this bereavement for I have also lost a good Friend. The Packages marked to Capt Coxe I shall forward to him in a day or two. I have on hand a pair of pants which I was unable to deliver
to Lieut Dehon. They were made to his order and I will return them to Dolan the maker for sale or make any other disposition you may think proper. Please advise me how [I] can [dispose] of the packet
Arthur Dehon was William Dehon’s son and a 2nd Lieutenant in Webster’s 12 MA Infantry. He was killed in action at Fredericksburg.