Contributed by Kathleen Haynes      Contact Myrtle Bridges     August 11, 2008

					July 17, 1902
					Baltimore, MD
Miss Sue Tate
North Carolina

My dear friend, 
	I shall always carry this regret in my heart, that I was not with you the night 
your dear mother died. I might have been just a little comfort at 9:30. The next morning 
after seeing you I went out and carried a few carnations to the dear sweet mother thinking 
she would be conscious and could enjoy them. When told that you were gone, and that I was 
too late, my dear I can never tell you my feelings. I did not dream how serious was your 
mother's condition and you did not tell me. Oh, how my heart goes out to you and if I could 
only have been just a little comfort to you in the darkest hour of your life. I prayed so 
earnestly for you both and was so confident that all would be well - yes, all is well with 
her. My love for Mrs. Ray and heartfelt sympathy for all so sorely bereaved. 
					Your devoted friend,
					Maggie Pemberton Blount*

*Maggie Pemberton Blount (23 Oct 1862, NC - 17 Aug 1928 Southport, Brunswick Co., NC)
d/o Edmund Lilly Pemberton (b. 1823 NC - bet 1880-1900 - Hardware merchant & Ret. Grocer
in 1870) & wife Mary Jane Thompson (b. Oct 1839, NY. Margaret Thompson b. Mar 1815, NY, wd.,
mother, is shown with Mary Jane, wd., 1900 Cumberland Co., NC); Edmund Lilly Pemberton b.
30 Apr 1860; Margaret Pemberton b. Oct 1862; Alice Pemberton b. Oct 1867; Jennings
Pemberton b. 1868; Henry Pemberton b. Sep 1871 m. Warren Franklin Blount of Robeson Co.,
NC, Native American (26 Aug 1861 - 22 Nov 1923 Cumb. Co., NC), s/o Andrew Jackson Blount &
wife Martilla Brummel. Immigration Recs. - Census - Bridges

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