[Letter from Bettie Franklin and William Dodd to their Sister and Mr. Moore, October 25, 1878]

One of 1,686 letters in the series: Charles B. Moore Family papers, 1832-1917 available on this site.

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They are doing well, she had a slight chill and Abe is getting over his cold with medicine given to him from Dr. Woodson. Her and her mother went to see Mr. Donnell and he doesn't look like he has long to live. MRs. Summers looks well. She and Mrs. Montgomery would like to see her. Mollie Love, Mary, and the children visited. They went to edgefield and didn't have to stay the night because the train was behind schedule. They were at her parent's place but her parent's did not realize they were there until they went out to ... continued below

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[2] p. ; 25 x 19 cm.

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Franklin, Bettie & Dodd, William October 25, 1878.

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They are doing well, she had a slight chill and Abe is getting over his cold with medicine given to him from Dr. Woodson. Her and her mother went to see Mr. Donnell and he doesn't look like he has long to live. MRs. Summers looks well. She and Mrs. Montgomery would like to see her. Mollie Love, Mary, and the children visited. They went to edgefield and didn't have to stay the night because the train was behind schedule. They were at her parent's place but her parent's did not realize they were there until they went out to meet them. The children have gotten bigger and are now in school everyday. They are waiting for their boxes to arrive, her father says there is too much fright on the road. Abe is going to town to get more information. She wants to purchase land to start a home but Abe hasn't said anything. She also wants to be together. Her father and mother wrote postal cards and she asks that they write back soon.

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[2] p. ; 25 x 19 cm.

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  • October 25, 1878

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Franklin, Bettie & Dodd, William. [Letter from Bettie Franklin and William Dodd to their Sister and Mr. Moore, October 25, 1878], letter, October 25, 1878; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth203456/: accessed December 10, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Special Collections.