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 Collection: The Civil War and its Aftermath: Diverse Perspectives
[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to David Fentress, March 10, 1862]

[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to David Fentress, March 10, 1862]

Date: March 10, 1862
Creator: Fentress, Maud C.
Description: Letter from Maud Fentress to her son, David Fentress, updating him on the events of the war and their impacts on the community, and pleading with him to write her more regularly. She also gives him news of family and friends. She also includes information on the lack of availability and rising cost of goods.
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[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to David Fentress, August 23, 1863]

[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to David Fentress, August 23, 1863]

Date: August 23, 1865
Creator: Fentress, Maud C.
Description: Letter from Maud Fentress to her son, David Fentress, urging him to pray regularly and to write her more regularly. She updates David on local events, including the effects of the war on the local slaves, as well as casualties.
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[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to David Fentress, January 1, 1864]

[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to David Fentress, January 1, 1864]

Date: January 1, 1864
Creator: Fentress, Maud C.
Description: Letter from Maud Fentress to her son, David Fentress updating him on the war and it's impacts on her local surroundings. She also gives him news about family and friends.
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[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to David Fentress, February 2, 1865]

[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to David Fentress, February 2, 1865]

Date: February 2, 1865
Creator: Fentress, Maud C.
Description: Letter from Maud C. Fentress to her son, David Fentress encouraging him to write her. She claims that she has not heard from him in two years, and tells him news of friends, family and the wars' impact on the local community.
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[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to David W. Fentress, September 28, 1865]

[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to David W. Fentress, September 28, 1865]

Date: September 28, 1865
Creator: Fentress, Maud C.
Description: Letter from Maud C. Fentress to her son David discussing news from Bolivar, Tennessee and it includes: a discussion regarding finance; news concerning the financial situations of family; a dialogue regarding crops to be planted and animals to be raised; news about Frank becoming Chancery Clerk and his plans to study law; news about Kate and her portion of the family's land which will be farmed on a small scale between Frank, Maud, and Kate; financial advice from Maud and news about a real estate transaction in Bolivar; a discussion about the state of society in Bolivar; a dialogue about David moving; updates on the lives and health of family and friends; a discussion about endeavoring to be a pious christian; and a dialogue concerning David's debt to Maud.
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[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to David Fentress, December 4, 1865]

[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to David Fentress, December 4, 1865]

Date: December 4, 1865
Creator: Fentress, Maud C.
Description: Letter from Maud C. Fentress to her son David Fentress urging him to raise godly children and to pursue a life of piety. She also updates him on the lives of family and friends.
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[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to David Fentress, February 4, 1865]

[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to David Fentress, February 4, 1865]

Date: February 4, 1865
Creator: Fentress, Maud C.
Description: Letter from Maud Fentress to her son, David Fentress, urging him to move home for the sake of his family. She also updates him on local life, telling him of improvements that have been made in the town and business. In addition, to gives him updates on family and friends.
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[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 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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