[Letter from Matilda Dodd and Bettie Franklin to Mr. Moore and Sis, February 23, 1879]

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Matilda hopes they are doing well and mentions that the reason why she did not respond was because Dinkie said she was going to. Abe and Bettie went up there and they have been having cold weather. There has been a lot of pneumonia and deaths, Tommie Dobbins, Smith Neal and Billy Moore died. Nothing has grown in Dodd's county. She recieved a letter from Emily Trent asking about George and Willy Bratney and asks if they have heard from them. She asks that they write soon. Bettie also mentions that since Dinkie wrote back she did not. She mentions ... continued below

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[2] p. ; 24 x 21 cm.

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Dodd, Matilda & Franklin, Bettie February 23, 1879.

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Matilda hopes they are doing well and mentions that the reason why she did not respond was because Dinkie said she was going to. Abe and Bettie went up there and they have been having cold weather. There has been a lot of pneumonia and deaths, Tommie Dobbins, Smith Neal and Billy Moore died. Nothing has grown in Dodd's county. She recieved a letter from Emily Trent asking about George and Willy Bratney and asks if they have heard from them. She asks that they write soon.
Bettie also mentions that since Dinkie wrote back she did not. She mentions that there are a lot of cases of pneumonia and several deaths including Mr. Ed Tyree. Abe is going to buy land from Tobe and has moved a house there. He plans to add another room and he hasn't put up the chimney yet. It has been raining, but the Moores wrote of dry weather. Alice sent some beads to Caddow and Willie told Abe to get some calico to make her a dress. Mr. Broore will sell his wagon for $50 to the Moores. Her father plans to go to Nashville and she want to go with him to get some stuff. She says they are doing well and apologizes for the writing and blames the pen. She ask they write soon.

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[2] p. ; 24 x 21 cm.

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  • February 23, 1879

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Dodd, Matilda & Franklin, Bettie. [Letter from Matilda Dodd and Bettie Franklin to Mr. Moore and Sis, February 23, 1879], letter, February 23, 1879; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth203474/: accessed October 15, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Special Collections.