Lew Benedict Post,
  No. 5,
                             DEPARTMENT OF  N. Y.,  G. A. R.
                           GRAND ARMY HALL, NO. 31 GREEN ST.
                                          REGULAR MEETING EVERY THURSDAY EVENING.
                   Albany, N. Y., Feb....16th..........1889
                                                             Dear Madame,
          I am directed by a unanimous vote of this Post to extend to
  you their deep sympathy in the great loss you have sustained in the death of
  your Husband.  Many of the comrades were personally acquainted with
  him, and in very feeling remarks, paid their tribute to him at our last
  regular meeting held Feb. 14th 1889.
                                   I am Very truly yours
                                        In F. C. & B.
               William R. Notaling

    Henry J. Hunt Papers, Box 5, "General Correspondence 1889 February"
                         M. J. Foote
          Attorney at Law, and Solicitor of Patents
                   No. 1208 F Street, N. W.
                                Washington, DC           February ??th, 1889
                                                             Mrs. H. J. Hunt,
  Dear Madam
          I realize the fact that nothing but the
  consolations of the Christian religion, the faith that looks
  beyond this present, to a blessed immortality, can give
  relief and comfort to those who mourn the loss of loved
  ones, still it is proper and natural, that friends should offer
  their condolence in expression of respect for the deceased
  and of sympathy with the living.
          In the death of Gen'l Hunt, you have lost a
  kind husband, your children a devoted father and the
  army one of its truer, bravest and best officers.
          Sixty millions of people are in mourning today
  over the loss of their greatest soldier.
          No officer in the army was more universally
  and deservedly loved and respected.
                         M. J. Foote
          Attorney at Law, and Solicitor of Patents
                   No. 1208 F Street, N. W.
                                2 H.J. H.
                         Washington, DC
  than was Gen'l Hunt.
          I know that I voice the unanimous sentiment
  of the American people when I assert that, to his
  sterling integrity, his great abilities, and his heroic
  services, the country is largely indebted for the crowning
  victories of the Army of the Potomac, during the
          His services at Gettysburgh were beyond
  estimate and entitle him to that reward which should
  recompense the brave, honest soldier, who has done his
  whole duty to his country.
          His work is done and well done and a great
  and free people bring offerrings[sic]of love and gratitude
  to his honored griever.
          Personally I loved him as a father, and I
  feel honored by his friendship for myself and family.
  His kindness and consideration for the young were a
                         M. J. Foote
          Attorney at Law, and Solicitor of Patents
                   No. 1208 F Street, N. W.
                                3  H.J. H.
                         Washington, DC
  beautiful characteristic of his life.
          I assure you my dear Madam that nothing
  but a severe indisposition could have prevented me from
  being present at his funeral services.
          I shall call soon to pay my respects to you in
          My wife and children unite with me in
  sympathy and kind regards to you and your family.
                              Very Respectfully,
                                             M. J.