[Letter from Bettie Franklin and Matilda Dodd to Sis and Mr. Moore, March 17, 1879]

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Matilda had received and written back already, but hasn't heard anything from them yet. She says that they are doing well, but the county is sick with pneumonia. They have been gardening in the dry weather, but it might frost. She doesn't expect any peaches because of the bad weather. She should finish her quilt by tomorrow. Mrs. Nay died and Peat Wallace lost is youngest son. She is afraid to leave her house at night because of wild hogs. She hopes they are well and asks that they write back soon. Bettie says she has been enjoying good weather ... continued below

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[2] p. ; 25 x 21 cm.

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Franklin, Bettie & Dodd, Matilda March 17, 1879.

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Matilda had received and written back already, but hasn't heard anything from them yet. She says that they are doing well, but the county is sick with pneumonia. They have been gardening in the dry weather, but it might frost. She doesn't expect any peaches because of the bad weather. She should finish her quilt by tomorrow. Mrs. Nay died and Peat Wallace lost is youngest son. She is afraid to leave her house at night because of wild hogs. She hopes they are well and asks that they write back soon.
Bettie says she has been enjoying good weather and has planted irish potatoes, beets, and parsnips. She asks if Mr. Moore paid the doctor and she wanted to help. Pete Wallace's son was buried last Friday. She went to town and got some dishes and looked at a stove. Abe is going to town to sell wood, she asks that they write back soon.

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[2] p. ; 25 x 21 cm.

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Franklin, Bettie & Dodd, Matilda. [Letter from Bettie Franklin and Matilda Dodd to Sis and Mr. Moore, March 17, 1879], letter, March 17, 1879; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth203472/: accessed October 21, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Special Collections.