Francis Church answered her letter. He was a lead editorial writer for The New York Sun, a paper owned by his brother. Mr. Church was also a war correspondent during the civil war. Church was born in 1839 and died in 1906 without any children.
What amazes me about his reply was that it contained so much heart. This was no cut and dry editorial. He must have had unshakable faith in the innate good of mankind to respond as he did. And how can you do anything but believe after reading it?
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