[Letter from Matilda and William Dodd to Mr. Moore and Sis, November 1878]

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

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She hopes everyone is doing well and Abe and Bettie are almost over their chills. Bettie wrote to them last week. The weather is not very good for the wheat or rye, with no rain in several weeks. Deck Dobbins is not expected to live long with paralysis. Melissa Sego arrived at Dick Wilson's a few days ago, Dick says to marry one of her daughters. Dinky's children are still in school and Willie can read and Sissy a little. They made cider the last for the year and she asks that she write back soon. Mr. Donnell is still ... continued below

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[2] p. ; 25 x 19 cm.

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Dodd, William & Dodd, Matilda November 1878.

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She hopes everyone is doing well and Abe and Bettie are almost over their chills. Bettie wrote to them last week. The weather is not very good for the wheat or rye, with no rain in several weeks. Deck Dobbins is not expected to live long with paralysis. Melissa Sego arrived at Dick Wilson's a few days ago, Dick says to marry one of her daughters. Dinky's children are still in school and Willie can read and Sissy a little. They made cider the last for the year and she asks that she write back soon. Mr. Donnell is still not doing well. The weather has been dry and cold, hurting the wheat and rye. He talks about sowing and hogs.

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[2] p. ; 25 x 19 cm.

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  • November 1878

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Dodd, William & Dodd, Matilda. [Letter from Matilda and William Dodd to Mr. Moore and Sis, November 1878], letter, November 1878; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth203457/: accessed April 21, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Special Collections.