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 County: Hardeman County, TN
 Decade: 1860-1869
 Collection: The Civil War and its Aftermath: Diverse Perspectives
[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to David W.Fentress - June 1860]

[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to David W.Fentress - June 1860]

Date: June 1860
Creator: Fentress, Maud C.
Description: Letter from Maud Fentress to her son David in which she commiserates with him on the heavy rains he has received in Texas. She plans to send David jelly and canned fruit. She states that other members of the family wish to move to Texas. She tells David that Frank wishes to make up with him and possibly move to Texas. She updates David on news about friends and family.
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[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to her son David, July 10, 1860]

[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to her son David, July 10, 1860]

Date: July 10, 1860
Creator: Fentress, Maud C.
Description: Letter from Maud Fentress to her son David regarding the visit of friends. Maud is sending a trunk of presents to David and his family that includes preserves, clothing, and seeds. She regrets that he is selling his buggy. She also discusses the digging of a new well. She ends with updates on the activities of friends and family.
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[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to her David Fentress, December 25, 1860]

[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to her David Fentress, December 25, 1860]

Date: December 25, 1860
Creator: Fentress, Maud C.
Description: Letter from M.(Maud)C. Fentress to her son David regarding the separation of the southern states from the union; the sale of slaves (Barb and her two children); breeding and care of a female slave named Eliza; hiring out of a slave; the capture and hanging of an abolitionist; and the health of those around her.
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[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to David Fentress, September 25, 1860]

[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to David Fentress, September 25, 1860]

Date: 1860-19-25
Creator: Fentress, Maud C.
Description: Letter from Maud Fentress to her son David Fentress regarding a lawsuit; her health and that of her family; the weather; seeds; and a move to Texas.
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[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to David Fentress, September 24, 1860]

[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to David Fentress, September 24, 1860]

Date: September 24, 1860
Creator: Fentress, Maud C.
Description: Letter from Maud C. Fentress to her son David to thank him for the newspapers she has received from him; learning about a new method of growing corn; hear health; the weather; and she ends by sending her love to Davids wife, Clara.
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[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to David Fentress, August 4,1869]

[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to David Fentress, August 4,1869]

Date: August 4, 1869
Creator: Fentress, Maud C.
Description: Letter from Maud Fentress to David Fentress, detailing local activities in Bolivar, Tennessee including information about crops, local marriages, and the management of the John Fentress Estate. In addition she mentions various people's children and how they are growing up.
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[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to her son David W. Fentress - June 6, 1860]

[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to her son David W. Fentress - June 6, 1860]

Date: June 6, 1860
Creator: Fentress, Maud C.
Description: Letter from Maud Fentress to her son David regarding his crop failure in Texas. She gives updates on the activities of friends and family. She also discusses schooling and teaching the children skills. Maud wishes David success with his raising stock. She also questions whether she should move to Texas or stay where she is.
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[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to her son David - July 11, 1860]

[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to her son David - July 11, 1860]

Date: July 11, 1860
Creator: Fentress, Maud C.
Description: Letter from Maud Fentress to her son David regarding the trunk of gifts she has sent him. The weather in Bolivar, Tennessee has been 100 degrees Fahrenheit for several days. She is concerned about his prospects in Texas and sends him Bright's yellow corn. She sends information on friends and family. The work on the well continues.
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[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to David Fentress, April 29, 1860 ]

[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to David Fentress, April 29, 1860 ]

Date: April 29, 1860
Creator: Fentress, Maud C.
Description: Letter from Maud C. Fentress to her son David to her son describing the health of family members; the courtship of William and the widow Polk; her social life and the activities of her church; home repair and her need for a new well; Buster Belcher's denial in the sending an "impudent Valentine" and how rudely Kate has treated him. She requests information on his prospect for a good crop and "for making an easy living out there."
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[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to David Fentress, February 14, 1862]

[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to David Fentress, February 14, 1862]

Date: February 14, 1862
Creator: Fentress, Maud C.
Description: Letter from Maud Fentress to her son, David Fentress describing the mood in town after several confederate losses. She pleads with him to not join the Army, and updates him on family and friends.
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