"that he was not expected to live and started at once. They wired us of his death late Friday evening and told us to come by and bring you but we had gone before the telegram arrived. We arrived here yesterday at nine o'clock and he was buried at three o'clock yesterday the 20th. I will start home Thursday evening and will come by and see you as I come home. Mother and the children are getting along as well as can be expected. Seth and Nannie came Friday morning they knew nothing of his injuries until they came. As ever your brother Hugh Higdon"