[Letter from Dinkie McGee to Sis and Mr. Moore, July 2 ,1882]

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Dinkie was glad to hear that they were doing well and mentions that she has been suffering from hot weather. Jane Hadly's funeral was preached by Harchin. She made a dress out of Sissie's muslin. She visited Alice Wright and her son that was born on June 24. She says that Mr. Thornhill wrote to Mr. Moore, but hasn't received a reply. She helped Bettie and mentions that Bettie's baby is lovely. Henry has been hauling wheat for 25 cents a day. People are selling their wheat at 95 cents a bushel. Willie was sick, but has recovered. She has ... continued below

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[2] p. ; 32 x 20 cm.

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McGee, Dinkie July 2, 1882.

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Dinkie was glad to hear that they were doing well and mentions that she has been suffering from hot weather. Jane Hadly's funeral was preached by Harchin. She made a dress out of Sissie's muslin. She visited Alice Wright and her son that was born on June 24. She says that Mr. Thornhill wrote to Mr. Moore, but hasn't received a reply. She helped Bettie and mentions that Bettie's baby is lovely. Henry has been hauling wheat for 25 cents a day. People are selling their wheat at 95 cents a bushel. Willie was sick, but has recovered. She has canned 9 cans of blackberries and plans on making jam. She has a lot of vegetables, except tomatoes and has already pickled some cucumbers. Birdie asks if her mother is writing to Linny and loves her Uncle Abe and calls his baby Bessie. Mrs. McGee is taking care of Simon, who still looks bad. She asks her to ask Jeff Love when he hears from Bettie Wilson because they haven't heard from them in a while. She wants them to come visit. Florence and Tobe are increasing their family. She asks to give a kiss to Linnet and Sissie will write next time. She has to go, but asks that they write soon.

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[2] p. ; 32 x 20 cm.

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McGee, Dinkie. [Letter from Dinkie McGee to Sis and Mr. Moore, July 2 ,1882], letter, July 2, 1882; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth203512/: accessed October 17, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Special Collections.