[Transcript of Letter from David Fentress to Clara, March 29, 1863]

One of 211 letters in the series: The David W. Fentress Family Letters, 1856-1969 available on this site.

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Transcript of a letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara in which he says that 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 ...

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[4]p. ; 22 X 28 cm.

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Creator: Unknown. March 29, 1863.

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Transcript of a letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara in which he says that 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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[4]p. ; 22 X 28 cm.

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The Civil War and its Aftermath: Diverse Perspectives

Civil War and its Aftermath: Diverse Perspectives consists of eight archival collections reflecting the experiences of women, professional men, military men, Texas cattlemen, businessmen, farmers, and government officials, from different parts of the country, with different political views and experiences. Altogether, these Civil War and Reconstruction-era papers include information about events in Arkansas, Illinois, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, New York, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and Washington D.C. They reflect the experiences of women, professional men, military men, Texas cattlemen, businessmen, farmers, and government officials, from different parts of the country, with different political views and experiences. The project was generously funded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

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

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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[Transcript of Letter from David Fentress to Clara, March 29, 1863], letter, March 29, 1863; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth182733/: accessed July 23, 2016), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Special Collections.