[Letter from Matilda and W. Dodd to Mary Ann and Charles B. Moore, November 23, 1880]

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This is a letter from the Charles B. Moore Collection. It is written by Matilda and William Dodd, Mary Ann Moore's parents. Matilda begins the letter and writes for three pages. William writes a short letter on the fourth and final page of the document. Matilda begins her letter by informing Mary Ann "Sis" and Charles that she has received their letter and was pleased to read that they were all well. She details that the family is all well,that Charlie, Alice and the baby visited them on Saturday and Sunday, and that Birdie is beginning to walk. Alice plans ... continued below

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[4] p. ; 26 x 20 cm.

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Dodd, William & Dodd, Matilda November 23, 1880.

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This is a letter from the Charles B. Moore Collection. It is written by Matilda and William Dodd, Mary Ann Moore's parents. Matilda begins the letter and writes for three pages. William writes a short letter on the fourth and final page of the document. Matilda begins her letter by informing Mary Ann "Sis" and Charles that she has received their letter and was pleased to read that they were all well. She details that the family is all well,that Charlie, Alice and the baby visited them on Saturday and Sunday, and that Birdie is beginning to walk. Alice plans on taking her to get he picture taken. Matilda mentions that the weather has been very cold and the ground has frozen, making it hard for those who have not finished sowing wheat. The discussion then moves to a new neighbor who has purchased Mrs. Ireland's place and is planning to ask family friends to live with him. Dodd details to "Sis" that they went to see "the old place" and notes that there are three families living there. She furthers the discussion by writing about Jim's plans to build a "fine" home in the coming year and then notes that she has just found out about some wealthy kin. She asks Mary Ann, or "Sis," for more remedy for her neuralgia at the top of the third page. The subject of discussion turns to politics and mentions that the election is over. She talks about an accident that occurred to Tobe and his girl. Their buggy overturned and they were thrown out of the vehicle on their way home after the theater. Matilda says they are fine, but the buggy is destroyed and the horse ran away. She updates "Sis" on the health of family and friends. She asks for a picture of Linnet and closes her letter.

William Dodd begins his letter on the fourth page. He details the current weather,the election results, and discusses politics for the next election. He closes his letter by mentioning that he will send the Nashville Republican paper to "Sis" and Charles.

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[4] p. ; 26 x 20 cm.

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The Civil War and its Aftermath: Diverse Perspectives

Archival collections reflect experiences of women, professional men, military men, Texas cattlemen, businessmen, farmers, and government officials. Funded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

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  • November 23, 1880

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Dodd, William & Dodd, Matilda. [Letter from Matilda and W. Dodd to Mary Ann and Charles B. Moore, November 23, 1880], letter, November 23, 1880; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth203492/: accessed April 22, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Special Collections.