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Benjamin Harrison
President Benjamin Harrison's Emotional Farewell After the Burial of His Beloved Wife, Caroline Scott Harrison, Who Had Died at the White House The signed original of his farewell statement to his "dear friends and neighbors", and in essence to his wife, upon leaving the cemetery . The signed original of his farewell statement to his "dear friends and neighbors", and in essence to his wife, upon leaving the cemetery .
27/10/1892. "We yearn to tarry with you, and to rest near the hallowed spot where your loving hands have laid our dead...May a gracious God keep and bless you all."; Obtained directly from the Harrison descendants and never previously offered for saleCaroline Scott attended the Oxford Female Institute, which was run by her parents. She mastered English literature, for which she developed a life-long love, drama, music, art and painting. She graduated in 1853 with a degree in music. She went on to teach music, home economics and painting; she loved painting, first watercolors and then china painting, and she painted for her entire life.She met Benjamin Harrison in the 1840s; he was serious almost to the point of being solemn, while she was lighthearted, humorous and had a sparkling personality that charmed him and others she met. There was an attraction, and he sent her affectionate, moving letters. They were married on October 20, 1853. In 1854, their first child - Russell Benjamin Harrison - was born. In 1858, Caroline gave birth to a daughter, Mary Scott Harrison. While Benjamin Harrison practiced law and his star rose rapidly in his profession, Caroline cared for their children and was active in the First Presbyterian Church and Indianapolis orphans' home. At the onset of the Civil War, both Harrisons sought to help in the war effort. Caroline joined Indianapolis groups that raised money for supplies to help care for wounded soldiers. In 1862, when Abraham Lincoln issued a call for more troops, Benjamin recruited a regiment of over 1,000 men from Indiana. When the regim … [Click Below for Full Description]
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