[Letter from Matilda Dodd and Bettie Franklin to Mr. Moore and Sis, April 27, 1879]

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Matilda is hoping that they are all doing well, Bettie answered the last letter because they haven't received a letter. The weather is getting warmer, but all the fruit is dead except for the apples which are in abundance. Vegetables in the garden are doing well. She has had lettuce and cabbage and she expects the strawberries will be good. She has heard about the drought in Texas and mentions how good it is to have a well. She is going to send some seeds with this letter. Tobe has planted clover all over the place. She is going to ... continued below

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[4] p. ; 25 x 20 cm.

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Dodd, Matilda & Franklin, Bettie April 27, 1879.

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Matilda is hoping that they are all doing well, Bettie answered the last letter because they haven't received a letter. The weather is getting warmer, but all the fruit is dead except for the apples which are in abundance. Vegetables in the garden are doing well. She has had lettuce and cabbage and she expects the strawberries will be good. She has heard about the drought in Texas and mentions how good it is to have a well. She is going to send some seeds with this letter. Tobe has planted clover all over the place. She is going to make soap for Dinky and Abe and Bettie are moving home. Ricky Barr and Lucy Marshall got married. She has chickens, a gosling and turkeys but no ducks. She is concerned of Sis getting sick and asks to write soon.
Bettie hopes also that they are doing well. She has been very busy all week. Abe is having to plant is corn at Mrs. Donnells, but it is not looking good because it has been so dry. She is going house buying again with Abe and she wishes that they could visit more. Dinky and her kids visited, Willie wanted to stay. Dinky is going to allow Willie to help Bettie when they move. Her father is going to town and she hasn't had time to write. She ask that they write soon.

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[4] p. ; 25 x 20 cm.

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  • April 27, 1879

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Dodd, Matilda & Franklin, Bettie. [Letter from Matilda Dodd and Bettie Franklin to Mr. Moore and Sis, April 27, 1879], letter, April 27, 1879; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth203470/: accessed October 20, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Special Collections.