Henry Bright is in receipt of the following letter from Major J.L. Young, of Washington, D.C., containing a graceful tribute to the memory of Jacob Bright whose obituary appeared in the journal last week.
Dear Comrade: I read in the journal with feelings of sorrow of the death of your noble old father, Jacob Bright and I write you, Henry, as his oldest surviving son, in true sympathy and condolence in your great bereavement, and as an old friend of your father I want to add my testimony of the merits of true manhood possessed by your father.
I became acquainted with Jacob Bright early in 1860, 40 years ago, and I knew him intimately and well until he left Decatur County, and I want to tell you, Henry, that during all that time I never knew him to be guilty of a dshonorable act.
If the earth which God has given us as a heritage, was inhabited only by such men as "Uncle Jake Bright", we would be better, happier and more contented people. God bless you in your sadness.
Truly your friend. J.L. Young
Posted in Decatur County Journal-IowaMarch 21, 1901