[Letter from Dinkie McGee to Sis and Mr. Moore, February 7, 1882]

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She was glad to hear they were doing well, but she is sick with a cold. Bettie, Florence and Minnie were there yesterday. Mariah Ruttedge came by also. Mrs. McGee is with Simon, she doesn't think he has long to live. They have had plenty of rain and are enjoying good weather. Birdie hurt herself and fainted, Dinkie was scared she would not wake up and threw water on Birdie's face. She wishes to see Linnet. Nettie Bush had a baby boy and so does Lulu. She visited Lydia Love and Lydia wanted to write to her. She has been ... continued below

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[2] p. ; 32 x 20 cm.

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McGee, Dinkie February 7, 1882.

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She was glad to hear they were doing well, but she is sick with a cold. Bettie, Florence and Minnie were there yesterday. Mariah Ruttedge came by also. Mrs. McGee is with Simon, she doesn't think he has long to live. They have had plenty of rain and are enjoying good weather. Birdie hurt herself and fainted, Dinkie was scared she would not wake up and threw water on Birdie's face. She wishes to see Linnet. Nettie Bush had a baby boy and so does Lulu. She visited Lydia Love and Lydia wanted to write to her. She has been to Lou Wallace's and Ben Withers' dances. She is not afraid of starving like her sister. They have been eating hens that don't lay anymore eggs. She had a hen lay 18 eggs since Christmas. Willie is too tired to write, but will write soon. Tobe visited on his way to Allen county and Florence and Minnie went to stay with her Uncle John. Henry hired Ike Jones for a while. Sissie sends a kiss to Linnet and Ash wants to see Linnet. Willie wants to tell Uncle Charlie that he got some new boots and he and Sissie went rabbit hunting last week in the snow. She sends a kiss to Linnet and asks that they write soon.

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[2] p. ; 32 x 20 cm.

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  • February 7, 1882

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McGee, Dinkie. [Letter from Dinkie McGee to Sis and Mr. Moore, February 7, 1882], letter, February 7, 1882; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth203506/: accessed February 17, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Special Collections.