[Letter from Dinkie and Alice McGee to Mollie and Charles Moore, December 11, 1881]

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Dinkie had started to write two weeks ago, but did not finish and she hopes that Linnet is well. She is almost done with her dress. Tobe is going to marry at Christmas. Mrs. Summers and Mrs. Montgomery asked about her. Mrs. Donnell moved and Birdie can say Linnet. R. Wallace left after Uncle Sam died, he was in Atlanta now is in Florida. Dinkie has about four dozen eggs, eggs in town cost 35 cents a dozen. Henry helped Mrs. Donnell move in and got a coat, a pair of boots and shot got overcoat things. She asks they ... continued below

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McGee, Dinkie; McGee, Alice & McGee, Willie December 11, 1881.

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Dinkie had started to write two weeks ago, but did not finish and she hopes that Linnet is well. She is almost done with her dress. Tobe is going to marry at Christmas. Mrs. Summers and Mrs. Montgomery asked about her. Mrs. Donnell moved and Birdie can say Linnet. R. Wallace left after Uncle Sam died, he was in Atlanta now is in Florida. Dinkie has about four dozen eggs, eggs in town cost 35 cents a dozen. Henry helped Mrs. Donnell move in and got a coat, a pair of boots and shot got overcoat things. She asks they she write back soon and asks what they are doing for Christmas.
Willie could not write because Birdie was sick. He went to his Uncle Abe's and got his shoes fixed. He had a cold for two days. He tells his uncle that he is doing well in school and will get new clothes made. His father killed five hogs and he wants to see Linnet. His Uncle Simon McGee is doing better.
Alice missed three days and also mentions that Birdie is doing better. She asks how Linnet is doing and asks to give a kiss for her.
The last page is the letter Dinkie had started two weeks before. She mentioned that Birdie and Willie had a cold and Birdie was teething. They killed five hogs that weren't that fat, but got lard and plenty of sausage. She has had 3 bushels of sweet potatoes and half a bushel of irish potatoes. Her cabbage froze and her turnips did not grow. She bought a black cashmere dress and some silk to trim it with. She is also going to trim Sissie's dress with some plaid. Bettie gave Birdie a dress and she has a lot of sewing to do.

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  • December 11, 1881

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McGee, Dinkie; McGee, Alice & McGee, Willie. [Letter from Dinkie and Alice McGee to Mollie and Charles Moore, December 11, 1881], letter, December 11, 1881; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth203502/: accessed September 23, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Special Collections.