[Letter from Dinkie McGee to her Sister, June 9, 1877]

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They arrived in Sherman and then stayed at a couple of friends' places. They left Sherman and arrived at Gallatin Friday night. Sissie got sick and so did Willie. Mr. McMurry joined them on their way home and got robbed. It has been raining and they needed it. They have been eating peas, irish potatoes, and beets from her garden. She canned cherries and was able to finish ironing. No one has come to visit yet, but Mollie McGee should come by. She is not going to Aunt Peggy's funeral because her mother is coming home with them. Her father ... continued below

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[4] p. ; 23 x 28 cm.

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McGee, Dinkie June 9, 1877.

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They arrived in Sherman and then stayed at a couple of friends' places. They left Sherman and arrived at Gallatin Friday night. Sissie got sick and so did Willie. Mr. McMurry joined them on their way home and got robbed. It has been raining and they needed it. They have been eating peas, irish potatoes, and beets from her garden. She canned cherries and was able to finish ironing. No one has come to visit yet, but Mollie McGee should come by. She is not going to Aunt Peggy's funeral because her mother is coming home with them. Her father sent Bill Jones to go work at her sister's farm and she is going to send some quilt pieces to her. So that Aunt Til will piece them together and her sister could bring them back. Willie would like her to bring some pecans with her. Sissie likes talking about Uncle Charlie's cows and telling all of their names. She asks to give her love to Mrs. Burge and Aunt Til and Maria. She asks to forgive the bad writing.

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[4] p. ; 23 x 28 cm.

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McGee, Dinkie. [Letter from Dinkie McGee to her Sister, June 9, 1877], letter, June 9, 1877; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth203440/: accessed June 24, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Special Collections.