A Bullock Family History
Letter from Dr. E. Hadley Greene
of Atlanta, Georgia
to B. C. Bullock, Hester, North Carolina, February 19, 1892
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Atlanta Ga Feb 19th 1892
Mr. B.C. Bullock
Your kind favor of the 16th inst., bearing the sad intelligence--sad,
in one sense--of the death of your excellent father, is just now
hasten to write and extend to you , and all his family, my sincere
and heart-felt sympathy in this, to you, sad affliction and bereavement.
know what the loss of a good father is, and however much better
off we may be assured he is, it, I know leaves your hearts bruised
and crushed by your loss. You miss his wise and loving Counsel,
in things both temporal and spiritual, as well as the example
|he gave of a patient, and I am sure cheerful
and submissive spirit, under very great physical suffering.
loved your father very much for the brief acquaintance I had with
him, and shall long remember, and I trust profit, by his wise
council and precepts.
I did all
I could for him, and when he was first here under my professional
care, felt very hopeful that I would be able, through Divine help,
to relieve him of his terrible disease. The last time, although
I was much more doubtful, felt it was my duty to do all I could.
After his return home, I sent him medicines twice, not with a
prospect of curing him , but with the belief that I might retard
the progress of the disease, and and thus prolong his stay with
you and make him more comfortable. I hope the medicines did this.
expressing my sympathyfor you all, & with the full conviction
that you, loss is his gain.
am, With Much Respect,
Yours Truly, E. Hadley Greene, M.D.
I enclose bill for last two [?] treatment
According to Ann Gillon, this was the last in an interesting series of letters.
Photocopy courtesy of Ann Gillon.
Posted July 31, 2003