Contributed by Kathleen Haynes
Contact Myrtle Bridges June 01, 2008
Jno. S. Simpson Principal Fayetteville, NC
April 7th, 1902
Your letter received and I thank you for your prompt and kind attention to my business. I've so rejoiced
you are feeling better, do take care of your dear self and don't overdo your strength. Mrs. Harrall is gone
and her sister Mrs. Wightman has moved in with her mother. She, Mrs. W. is not Mrs. Harrall. Don and I are
going to Mrs. Campbell's to board. She has rented "Ma Annies's" and takes boarders. We will go over tomorrow.
Can you give me Will Pearson's address? Delia Emma's Will. I want to write to him, now don't forget it please.
We had Grippe for a month, have a dreadful cough, sounds like poor Jule Shutz. Have you seen the Review and
Conclusion of Clarke's History? She says the article by Capt. N. W. Ray of the capture of Cemetery Hill are
of exceptional value.
I'd a letter from Frank a day or 2 ago. He did not say one word about my interest, my interest on the $3,000
that I had lent him and was due the 1st of March. I cannot put anymore money on the stores, when Lazarus first
spoke Frank wrote me that it would cost $1000 or $1200 to do what he wanted. I promised I'd put that much on
it, and he wanted, and wanted, and wanted, till it run up to $2000. He must stop now. It will take 3 years to
get my money back.
How is Wilson and what is he doing? Am I mistaken in thinking my rent $25 for the Fair Ground is out the last
of April. I know he paid it in the Fall last year, but it was always in April before. What does he say?
If the sky light is not to be used again, please have it put away in some safe place. I've never paid for it.
I've asked one dozen times and Frank just would not tell me or send me a bill. I think I've asked twenty times
for the bill.
Donald is writing you. Love to the girls and dear little Gordon.
I don't feel as I should when you tell me of the misfortune of my brothers. They have treated me so badly that I
have lost a great deal of feeling, Will was the last one. I gave up, and I did love him, and oh! how much I've
done for him and his, and just see how he treated me. I don't feel as if any of them except you are any kin to me.
God bless you. Write me and answer questions please. Tell Sam Sandy Cook is not expected to live. He had Typhoid
fever this past Summer and it has turned to dropsy and a few days ago he was paralyzed. Fondly, Lala.
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