[Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara, August 1863]

[Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara, August 1863]

Date: August 15, 1863
Creator: Fentress, David
Description: Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara in which he writes about having fevers and waiting for his box of medicines to arrive. His slave, Al, is sick, so he is having to wait upon the sick,feed his own horses, and do his own cooking. He argues that the losses at Vicksburg, Charleston, or Richmond do not mean that the South is conquered. He says that the North has an advantage with gun boats. He also writes about family, the health of family and friends. He talks about fabric for new pants and vest. He has new orders to move to Pine Bluff.
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[Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara, December 10, 1862]

[Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara, December 10, 1862]

Date: December 10, 1862
Creator: Fentress, David
Description: Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara in which he asks her to write longer letters with news of her and the children; his hopes for an end to the war in the spring; the shortage of physicians and why that makes it impossible for him to receive a furlough; the difficulty in receiving newspapers that have been subscribed to; news of the war; Abraham Lincoln's success in bringing people in west Tennessee to support the north; the difficulty in sending items home because he does not think they would get there; the sick making their way to the general hospital and a list of individuals who have died; his dislike for the people of Arkansas; the support of the people of Texas for the troops; the cost of wheat; his personal health; and his attendance at the funeral of Governor Jackson of Missouri.
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[Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara, March 29, 1863]

[Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara, March 29, 1863]

Date: 1863- 03-29
Creator: Fentress, David
Description: Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara in which he says that he despaired of receiving another letter from her after waiting a month between letters. David describes what they had to leave behind when the order to move out came. He also lists what he took with him. He recounts the meeting with his mother when he returned to her home after moving to Texas. He remarks that for once she hand nothing to say. He tells Clara he raced her mare. He appreciates the hat she gave him. He explains about the care of peach trees. He also says that he thinks it would be best to allow a slave, Rhett, to marry her beau. He ends the letter by sending his love to her and the children.
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[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to David W. Fentress, October 8, 1859 ]

[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to David W. Fentress, October 8, 1859 ]

Date: October 8, 1859
Creator: Fentress, Maud C.
Description: Letter from Maud C. Fentress to her son David discussing news from Bolivar, Tennessee and it includes: a discussion about Mag which details her travels and her request to live with Maud for the remainder of her pregnancy; news about Anne and Eliza's health; a discussion about Maud trying to sell her horse in order to buy Sallie from David if Neely does not buy her; a dialogue about the possibility of a trip to Texas with Clara Bills which depends on McNeal's decision to make his way to Texas from 'Orleans'; Maud's concerns about traveling and leaving Kate and Sallie; news about the fair in Bolivar; an update on family and friends; and news about the health of family and friends.
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[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to David W. Fentress, September 6, 1859]

[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to David W. Fentress, September 6, 1859]

Date: September 6, 1859
Creator: Fentress, Maud C.
Description: Letter is from Maud C. Fentress to her son David discussing news from Bolivar, Tennessee and it includes: sending Kate off to school in Nashville,Maud's feelings about her children growing up, receiving Mary Tate's letter from White Sulphur Springs, Virginia, a dialogue about her stolen chickens,a conversation about Sallie starting school with Miss Hunt as her teacher and information about Jimmie and Willie's schooling, news about the weather,news about 'Aunt Mag' and her trip to Austin,a discussion about receiving no information on Wallace and his safe arrival,a dialogue about 'the babies dress and bonnets', and town news from Bolivar.
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[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to David W. Fentress, September 26, 1859 ]

[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to David W. Fentress, September 26, 1859 ]

Date: September 26, 1859
Creator: Fentress, Maud C.
Description: Letter from Maud C. Fentress to her son David discussing Jimmie and Mary's return from their travels and their change in plans to board with Mr. Miller instead of Maud, Jimmie's financial proposition to exchange bottom land for David's lot, the town physician's move to Nashville, a financial proposition from Maud to purchase Sallie which is David's horse if Neely does not purchase her, Maud's preparations for Jimmie's party, a discussion about David's failed crops, a dialogue on the raising of stock prices, Maud's purchase of a cow for $25 from Bright, a dialogue concerning Maud's loss of cows, hogs, and a horse this year, news about sending gifts for the baby, and news about Kate's progress in boarding school.
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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 Kate Fentress to David Fentress, February 11, 1866]

[Letter from Kate Fentress to David Fentress, February 11, 1866]

Date: February 11, 1855
Creator: Fentress, Kate
Description: Letter from Kate Fentress to her brother David Fentress in which she she discusses her students, news of the war, recent deaths of soldiers, and family news.
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[Letter from Sallie  Maud C. Fentress to David W. Fentress,  May 17, 1859]

[Letter from Sallie Maud C. Fentress to David W. Fentress, May 17, 1859]

Date: May 17, 1859
Creator: Fentress, Maud C. & Fentress, Sallie
Description: Letter from Sallie Fentress to her brother David discussing news from Bolivar and it includes:town health update; news that she and Kate are not going to school; a discussion about the locusts she catches every morning; a dialogue about the weather; a discussion about David's baby and how the family wishes that David, Clara, and baby would visit; and a dialogue about handmade bonnets and clothing made by Maud, Sallie, and Kate for Clara and the baby. Letter from Maud C. Fentress to her son David Fentress discussing news from Bolivar and it includes: a discussion about Aunt Susan's letter which details the doctor's resignation of professorship and his wishes to move to Memphis; a dialogue about the financial gains of friends who moved to Memphis; news about Kate's schooling; a discussion about locusts and the weather; news and updates on family and friends; a discussion on Kate's musical and vocal abilities; a dialogue about Sallie's musical abilities; and a discussion about the people staying with David's Uncle John and Aunt Anne's trip to Corinth.
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[Transcript of Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara, August 1863]

[Transcript of Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara, August 1863]

Date: August 15, 1863
Creator: unknown
Description: Transcript of a letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara in which he writes about having fevers and waiting for his box of medicines to arrive. His slave, Al, is sick, so he is having to wait upon the sick,feed his own horses, and do his own cooking. He argues that the losses at Vicksburg, Charleston, or Richmond do not mean that the South is conquered. He says that the North has an advantage with gun boats. He also writes about family, the health of family and friends. He talks about fabric for new pants and vest. He has new orders to move to Pine Bluff.
Contributing Partner: UNT Archives
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