[Letter from Dinkie McGee to Sis, January 17, 1879]

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Dinky did not receive the letter from her of the 18th, so she is writing again. Abe and Willie visited and then it started raining so they stayed. Then it got really cold, they had snow and ice for five weeks. Dinky and Wilie have had multiple time of slipping on the ice. She has been to three parties, Simon McGee, John Wallace and a Christmas party at Ben Withers. Henry went to Nashville and John Wallace went with her. Mrs. McGee watched the children. She was supposed to go to a party at Tobe Franklins', but it has been ... continued below

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McGee, Dinkie January 17, 1879.

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Dinky did not receive the letter from her of the 18th, so she is writing again. Abe and Willie visited and then it started raining so they stayed. Then it got really cold, they had snow and ice for five weeks. Dinky and Wilie have had multiple time of slipping on the ice. She has been to three parties, Simon McGee, John Wallace and a Christmas party at Ben Withers. Henry went to Nashville and John Wallace went with her. Mrs. McGee watched the children. She was supposed to go to a party at Tobe Franklins', but it has been raining. They ate meat, turnips and sweet and irish potatoes, corn, and blackberry pie for dinner. Sidney Lewis moved to town and the freeze froze all of her mothers flowers. They are unable to kill the two hogs because it is so cold. Willie has many supplies for writing given to him by his Uncle Abe and Old Cris. Willie and Sissie wanted to see their Uncle Charlie when he made Caddo's prints in the snow. Dinkie was unable to make cakes because of the cold. Willie writes his name and says not to laugh at it. Sissie wants to see Caddo. She asks that they write soon.

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[4] p. ; 20 x 25 cm.

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  • January 17, 1879

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McGee, Dinkie. [Letter from Dinkie McGee to Sis, January 17, 1879], letter, January 17, 1879; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth203477/: accessed June 22, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Special Collections.