1901 Letter to Daughter Wilhelmina from Jennie

Contributed by Kathleen Haynes      Contact Myrtle Bridges     June 21, 2008

Miss Wilhelmina Tate					
Clinton, South Carolina

Kindness of Mr. Tull
					                       Sept 23rd, 1901
					                       Monday A.M.

My dear Wilhelmina,
	I have been so engaged with Mrs. Ray that I have been unable to find a moment to write you or any 
one else, except her business letters. I have never spent a more disagreeable two weeks. She is worse 
than she ever was. She and Claude have been at daggers points. You can well imagine how she feels at 
seeing the new bank building going up and her little insinuations against *Mr. Ingold sets Claude afire. 
Then besides all this, Bettie Hutchesen wrote me that she would come up last Wednesday to make me a visit 
and I've sent to the train Wednesday, Thursday and Friday - prepared dinner each day and Saturday we get 
a card saying perhaps she would come Monday - that is today. Do you know what an amiable frame of mind I 
have been in? 
	Ike Tull goes down to Clinton today and the girls think you will enjoy some cracker biscuits and a 
glass of jelly more than cake 'tho I have a fine chocolate cake and a splendid citron cake on hand which 
I made for Bet. I have not cut them, but would have willingly cut them for you, but Irene says don't do 
it. Send her the jelly and biscuits for Mrs. Presnell is sending Necta cake and I know she will give 
Wilhelmina some. I am glad to hear you are so well satisfied and do trust you may have a profitable year 
and be greatly benefited both spiritually and mentally. 
	Sue you know has been at the hospital assisting Dr. Murphy in his correspondence. She came home yesterday 
and of course for some days will be at a loss to fall in our way. I tell her I know she is so spoiled I can't 
live with her after all the nice things Dr. Murphy said about her being so smart. Mrs. Fall has just called me 
up on the telephone to send the things over, so I must close with love from us all. 
						                  Affectionately, Mama
*The 1900 Census of Burke County, Morganton shows Mr. Arthur M. Ingold 27, was a boarder 
with Duncan C. and Claudia H. Pearson.

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