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 Decade: 1880-1889
 Collection: The Civil War and its Aftermath: Diverse Perspectives
[Will of Charles B. Moore, December 6, 1883]

[Will of Charles B. Moore, December 6, 1883]

Date: December 6, 1883
Creator: Moore, Charles B.
Description: Will of Charles B. Moore, dated December 6, 1883, in which he leaves his estate to his wife, Mary Moore. He also describes Linnet as being a baby at the time he created this document. There are two copies, the second shows that it was updated on January 17, 1892. Mr. Moore also created a list of his taxable property on January 1st 1883.
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[Letter from Dinkie, Willie and Alice McGee to Charles and Mollie Moore, Marach 25, 1883]

[Letter from Dinkie, Willie and Alice McGee to Charles and Mollie Moore, Marach 25, 1883]

Date: March 25, 1883
Creator: McGee, Dinkie; McGee, Willie & McGee, Alice
Description: Dinkie says that they are all doing well, except Sissie who is unwell. She had tried gardening, but it has been really cold. John Rutledge is sick, Lizzie Wallace's son is well, Mrs. Allison will not live long, Mrs. Harper is sick and Laura Dorris has consumption. Bessie and Bettie are doing well. The wheat does not look good this year anywhere. She is going to sell butter and eggs. She has a lot of sewing to do and needs to make soap. Birdie says that she is writing to Linnet and Uncle Charlie. Dinkie asks that they write soon. Willie writes that he made a cradle and wagon for his Aunt Florence. His sister Alice has been unwell. He is going to trim the orchard for his grandfather. He is also milking cows. He mentions that telephone wires are being put up. He wishes he could see Linnet. Alice writes that she has been sick, but has been helping out as well. She was milking cows and making butter to sell. Birdie and Alice wish they could play with Linnet and Willie made himself a tool chest.
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[Postcard from William Dodd to Mary Ann Moore and Charles B. Moore, November 1, 1882]

[Postcard from William Dodd to Mary Ann Moore and Charles B. Moore, November 1, 1882]

Date: November 1, 1882
Creator: Dodd, William
Description: Postcard from William Dodd discussing family news.
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[Letter from Matilda Dodd to Sis and Mr. Moore, April 5, 1883]

[Letter from Matilda Dodd to Sis and Mr. Moore, April 5, 1883]

Date: April 5, 1883
Creator: Dodd, Matilda
Description: She received their letter and hopes that Mr. Moore will get well from his rheumatics. They have had a lot of cold weather and the peach trees have not bloomed yet. People are planting irish potatoes. Abe and Bettie are building a new kitchen and Tobe's baby has teeth already. She says there has been a lot of sickness and death the past winter and spring. Mrs. Allison and Mr. Harris died. Laura Dorris and her baby are sick. She asks if Linnet goes egg hunting like Birdie. She is at Dinkie's house. She received another letter from them. She mentions the telephone wires that went up. Mrs. Summers has had hemorrhages. Sam Thornhill had some the other night, he was robbed. She asks that they write soon.
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[Letter from Dinkie and Alice McGee and William Dodd to Mollie and Charles Moore, February 4, 1883]

[Letter from Dinkie and Alice McGee and William Dodd to Mollie and Charles Moore, February 4, 1883]

Date: February 4, 1883
Creator: Dodd, William; McGee, Alice & McGee, Dinkie
Description: Dinkie is glad to hear from them and says that they all have colds. Mr. Huff's men have typhoid fever. Abe, Tobe and Jule Elliot started working on shingling. She says all she does is cook and clean. Her mother is visiting Bettie and Mrs. McGee is in Kentucky for a while. Mollie McGee is said to be mean because she won't let her mother-in-law live with them. Ike Jones will have to lose an arm. Florence had a dinner. Willie and Birdie love eating apples. Mary Dodd is a beautiful baby and Tobe loves her. Bessie has taken to Alice and Birdie has good manners. She is able to sell four to five dozen eggs. Alice is helpful with making butter, doing dishes, makes the beds and watches Birdie. Mrs. McGee knitted stockings and mittens for the children. Willie want them to respond to his letter. Alice writes that Birdie has a wheel barrow and Birdie has found three dozen eggs in two days. Alice lists the chores that she does. She also mentions to Linnet that they have nice blocks and play house. Alice asks her aunt Mollie to write soon. William writes that the wheat looks bad. ...
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[Letter from Matilda Dodd to Mary Ann Dodd and Charles B. Moore, October 31, 1882]

[Letter from Matilda Dodd to Mary Ann Dodd and Charles B. Moore, October 31, 1882]

Date: October 31, 1882
Creator: Dodd, Matilda
Description: Letter from Matilda Dodd to her daughter, discussing family news and discusses unhappiness that she has to move out of her house so her son and daughter-in-law can move in and they don't seem to appreciate it. Many people have colds and she recommends a cure for the chills of hop bitters. Also mentions dry weather, along with flies and grasshoppers is damaging the wheat crop.
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[Postcard for C. B. Moore, January 20, 1882]

[Postcard for C. B. Moore, January 20, 1882]

Date: January 20, 1882
Creator: unknown
Description: The author was glad to hear they were doing well and tells them that he/she sang to Birdie until she fell asleep.
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[Letter from Dinkie and Alice McGee to Mollie and Charles Moore, December 11, 1881]

[Letter from Dinkie and Alice McGee to Mollie and Charles Moore, December 11, 1881]

Date: December 11, 1881
Creator: McGee, Dinkie; McGee, Alice & McGee, Willie
Description: Dinkie had started to write two weeks ago, but did not finish and she hopes that Linnet is well. She is almost done with her dress. Tobe is going to marry at Christmas. Mrs. Summers and Mrs. Montgomery asked about her. Mrs. Donnell moved and Birdie can say Linnet. R. Wallace left after Uncle Sam died, he was in Atlanta now is in Florida. Dinkie has about four dozen eggs, eggs in town cost 35 cents a dozen. Henry helped Mrs. Donnell move in and got a coat, a pair of boots and shot got overcoat things. She asks they she write back soon and asks what they are doing for Christmas. Willie could not write because Birdie was sick. He went to his Uncle Abe's and got his shoes fixed. He had a cold for two days. He tells his uncle that he is doing well in school and will get new clothes made. His father killed five hogs and he wants to see Linnet. His Uncle Simon McGee is doing better. Alice missed three days and also mentions that Birdie is doing better. She asks how Linnet is doing and asks to give a kiss for her. The ...
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[Letter from Dinnkie McGee to Sis and Mr. Moore, October 9, 1881]

[Letter from Dinnkie McGee to Sis and Mr. Moore, October 9, 1881]

Date: October 9, 1881
Creator: McGee, Dinkie
Description: She was happy to hear they had made it home safely. She says everyone is doing well except Birdie who has a cold. Birdie has kept her busy since Sissie started school. She wishes Sis was there to help her eat beans. Old Major is about to die and Henry has not planted wheat. He wants to pasture it. Her cows make plenty of milk for butter. She is going to finish a dress for Sissie and Sallie Elliot has a baby boy. Mrs. Ellis sent her some peaches and she made a pie. She hasn't visited her mother because she doesn't have a ride. She hasn't had rain since Sis left. Uncle Sam died. Willie want to tell Uncle Charlie about his studies. She finished the quilt and Henry is helping Tobe to plow. She ask that they write soon.
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[Postcard from H. S. Moore to Charles B. Moore, August 23, 1881]

[Postcard from H. S. Moore to Charles B. Moore, August 23, 1881]

Date: August 23, 1881
Creator: Moore, H. S.
Description: H.S. Moore is having 100 to 102 degree weather and has seen a second comet that was not as bright. Maria is doing better. George Kendall has started picking cotton. He missed two sermons, but received a private sermon from Bro. Noble. He was able to have more of a conversation with him. Bro. Penn was ill. Mrs. Welbom moved to Sasby and is going to keep a boarding house. The prairies have every kind of livestock coming. Owls and skunks are going after chickens. A rooster fell into the hogs' pen. William Hubford is suffering from an old wound. Jeff Love picks about 100 pounds of cotton every afternoon. Coffman and Scott went to sell dry goods, but their cash box was emptied of $40. Captain Russell has a sign in his salon that says, "In God We Trust." Aunt Ann is doing well.
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