[Letter from Dinkie McGee to her Sister and Mr. Moore, November 2, 1879]

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She is sorry for not writing sooner, but everyone is doing well. They are having cool weather with two frosts within the last two weeks. Henry hasn't sowed his wheat yet because he was waiting for his corn. They made 15 bushels of irish potatoes and 12 bushes of sweet potatoes. They are going to have turnips as big as plates and will eat it with beef club. Willie and Sissie's teacher Mr. Holder is giving out a prize for the student who has the most head marks. There has been great growth in the campbellites. Simon McGee joined, as ... continued below

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McGee, Dinkie November 2, 1879.

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She is sorry for not writing sooner, but everyone is doing well. They are having cool weather with two frosts within the last two weeks. Henry hasn't sowed his wheat yet because he was waiting for his corn. They made 15 bushels of irish potatoes and 12 bushes of sweet potatoes. They are going to have turnips as big as plates and will eat it with beef club. Willie and Sissie's teacher Mr. Holder is giving out a prize for the student who has the most head marks. There has been great growth in the campbellites. Simon McGee joined, as did Bettie Elllis and Anne Jones. Mrs. McGee went to stay with Mr. Albeight in Kentucky. They raised a lot of chickens this year. Miss Sucky is weaving her a carpet, it is mixed colored and she won't be able to put it down this winter. She asks about Billy getting married. She also mentions there might be two parties, but she won't dance because of her foot. She ask that they write back soon.

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[4] p. ; 20 x 26 cm.

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McGee, Dinkie. [Letter from Dinkie McGee to her Sister and Mr. Moore, November 2, 1879], letter, November 2, 1879; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth203461/: accessed July 16, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Special Collections.