[Letter from Dinkie McGee to Sissie and Bettie, June 28, 1878]

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She was going to write back sooner but did not have any paper. She is doing well and hasn't visited her mother in a week. She feels bad that Sissie has a sore hand and that Bettie has the chills again. They have had warm weather and it is raining. She has a lot of beans and cucumbers that they have been eating for the last 5 weeks. She also has a lot of apples. She is waiting for tomatoes and rosemary to ripen. They have had blackberry pie that Willie and Sissie picked. Bob Wilson is in Fort Worth. ... continued below

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[4] p. ; 23 x 28 cm.

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McGee, Dinkie June 28, 1878.

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She was going to write back sooner but did not have any paper. She is doing well and hasn't visited her mother in a week. She feels bad that Sissie has a sore hand and that Bettie has the chills again. They have had warm weather and it is raining. She has a lot of beans and cucumbers that they have been eating for the last 5 weeks. She also has a lot of apples. She is waiting for tomatoes and rosemary to ripen. They have had blackberry pie that Willie and Sissie picked. Bob Wilson is in Fort Worth. She went to visit her mother and Bettie Moore, Mrs. Donnell and Aunt Nancy were there. Henry has not shed his wheat because he has been plowing and hauling hay. Sissie wants Uncle Charlie to send another name for the calves. She wants to make them jam. Tobe cut his fingers on the blade when grinding. Willie and Sissie are going to Sunday school where they memorize verses. She got a new dress and shirt. She sends love and asks them to write back soon.

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[4] p. ; 23 x 28 cm.

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  • June 28, 1878

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McGee, Dinkie. [Letter from Dinkie McGee to Sissie and Bettie, June 28, 1878], letter, June 28, 1878; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth203453/: accessed February 19, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Special Collections.