From J. D. Hooker [28 September 1863]1
Dear dear friend
My darling little 2d. girl died here an hour ago,2 & I think of you more in my grief, than of any other friend.3 Some obstruction of the bowels carried her off after a few hours alarming illness—with all the symptoms of strangulated Hernia.
Your affectionate | J D Hooker
Grieves over the death of his second daughter [Maria Elizabeth].