[Letter from Matilda Dodd to Sissie and Bettie, February 10, 1878]

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She was glad to hear everyone was well and wasn't surprised that Bettie would get sick with a cold damp winter. She has had the worst weather for Christmas, cold and dry, and they haven't seen the sun in the last 5 days and it will snow. She believes they will have winter until May. Dinky came to visit and Willie has been there for two weeks. Their father went to visit Mr. Patterson who isn't expected to live long. They got a postal card from Jack Wallace that Bettie and Sissie wee going to visit them. Mrs. Cinthy left ... continued below

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[2] p. ; 25 x 21 cm.

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Dodd, Matilda February 10, 1878.

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She was glad to hear everyone was well and wasn't surprised that Bettie would get sick with a cold damp winter. She has had the worst weather for Christmas, cold and dry, and they haven't seen the sun in the last 5 days and it will snow. She believes they will have winter until May. Dinky came to visit and Willie has been there for two weeks. Their father went to visit Mr. Patterson who isn't expected to live long. They got a postal card from Jack Wallace that Bettie and Sissie wee going to visit them. Mrs. Cinthy left back home and would return again to finished Matilda's quilt. All of her chicks have died but 3. She sold 3 1/2 pounds of butter last week. The heifer has not been producing a lot of milk until recently. She ask them to write soon.

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[2] p. ; 25 x 21 cm.

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Dodd, Matilda. [Letter from Matilda Dodd to Sissie and Bettie, February 10, 1878], letter, February 10, 1878; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth203451/: accessed October 23, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Special Collections.