Contributed by Kathleen Haynes      Contact Myrtle Bridges     July 12, 2008

				Lexington, NC
				May 6th, 1902
My Dear Friend,
	The sad and dreadful sorrow and grief of your dear household filled our hearts with sadness 
and deep sympathy for each one. How much I have felt and thought of that mother's faithful and 
loving heart! No words can give you comfort now. I only can say our love and sympathy is with you 
- I pray our Father may lead you gently and tenderly through the deep waters, and strengthen your 
love and … in His love altho we go blindly and can't see or understand His way and means. Still 
by prayers we must believe "He doest all things for good to them that love Him." I would love to 
see and be with you - My heart has passed under many dark clouds and well I know the value of a 
sympathize-ing friend. My prayers are for each one.  Mr. Hunt and Camille join in sympathy.
	We hoped to have you with us this May and I asked Sis' Claude to tell you to come  hoping the 
change and rest would benefit and take your mind from business and care. Am so sorry you are not 
well in body, but knowing your true Christian life, let it bear you up for your children's sake. 
Your life is so much to them. My love to each of the girls. May God in His mercy draw all nearer 
the throne of grace and live nearer God than ever before. Only by prayer and faith can we bear the 
rod, which is for our good tho' we see it not. 
				With deep sympathy and love I am as ever Lovingly F. H. Hunt*
*Probably Frances Holt Hunt, sister of Claudia Holt wife of Duncan Camerson Pearson. The 1900 Census of Lexington, Davidson County,
NC shows Charles Hunt 56, Frances, 53, Camille H. dau. 26; Lloyd R., son 17; Charles, Jr. son, 28; Maggie H. 27, dau-in-law; Margaretta A.,
G. dau. 4; and Robert H. G. son 1 yr.

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