Contributed by Kathleen Haynes      Contact Myrtle Bridges     August 08, 2008

(1st  page missing) 
To Mrs. Sam McD. Tate (Jennie)

					May 4, 1902
					Charlotte, NC

	My heart bleeds for you and your dear ones, my dearest friend, in this very dark hour of your 
great sorrow. No one can sympathize more deeply, for is not my very being bruised and crushed with 
great grief!
	How shocked to see the telegraphic news in the afternoon paper. Words at such times are meaningless, 
yet I think it is comforting to know that our friends are thinking tenderly of us and are more sympathetic 
at such times. I want you to know that we are each, thinking of and praying our Heavenly Father to be with 
you and each one of the dear ones in this hour - and oh, that I could say one little word to cheer and 
comfort you.
	What a manly, frank, self reliant fellow - so full of energy and life - truly the ways of Providence 
are strange and we must not doubt his great love for us.
	I wish I could come to you and minister to you in some little service of love, but it is impossible 
though my heart is there.
	With the deepest and tenderest love and sympathy for each member of the family, with a goodly share for 
my own "dear Miss Jennie" I am your own devoted girl 
Saturday Night

*The 1900 Census of Mecklenburg, Charlotte, NC shows Charlee Hutchison (b. March 1869, NC) single, school teacher, daughter of
E. Nye Hutchison (b. Jul. 1827, GA) & his wife Bessie C. (b. Oct 1832, NC) see 1900 Census of Mecklenburg for more information - Bridges

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