[Letter from Matilda Dodd to Sis and Mr. Moore, June 25, 1882]

One of 1,686 letters in the series: Charles B. Moore Family papers, 1832-1917 available on this site.

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She is glad to hear they are doing well. She also mentions that they are doing well now. They had a case of flux and there are some cases of small pox in town. They are almost done with harvesting the wheat. Oat harvesting is almost here and the corn is looking well. They have irish potatoes, and they will have tomatoes soon. She had about a hundred chickens, but some were appropriated. She has seven turkeys. She learned from Em that Smith Johnson died, Malald Johnson's husband. Em had also said that things had been left in bad circumstances ... continued below

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[2] p. ; 26 x 20 cm.

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Dodd, Matilda June 25, 1882.

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She is glad to hear they are doing well. She also mentions that they are doing well now. They had a case of flux and there are some cases of small pox in town. They are almost done with harvesting the wheat. Oat harvesting is almost here and the corn is looking well. They have irish potatoes, and they will have tomatoes soon. She had about a hundred chickens, but some were appropriated. She has seven turkeys. She learned from Em that Smith Johnson died, Malald Johnson's husband. Em had also said that things had been left in bad circumstances and asks that they write to Mrs. Johnson. Em also heard that White River had overflowed. She tells Sis not to worry about her coming to Texas that she wants to go because she is not happy with her current situation. She is expecting family to come, but she is going to her sister's instead. She tells Sis not to mention it in her letters because her husbands reads them. Her father has been trying to buy her a place, but has been unsuccessful. She asks what Linnet and Birdie feed the chickens and says that Bettie's baby is pretty. She asks that they write soon.

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[2] p. ; 26 x 20 cm.

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  • June 25, 1882

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Dodd, Matilda. [Letter from Matilda Dodd to Sis and Mr. Moore, June 25, 1882], letter, June 25, 1882; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth203511/: accessed February 24, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Special Collections.