[Letter from Matilda Dodd to Sis and Mr. Moore, July 30, 1882]

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

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They received the Moore's letter and are all doing well, except Florence. She was overheated while cooking three meals for 25 hands. The hands were used to thrash the wheat and they got 700 bushels cut. They has never before in Tennessee been able to get 25 bushels per acre. She thinks the corn looks promising. Carrol Wilson visited from Texas and took Miss Prudy Petete with him. He lives in Cook County. She says that the peaches and apples look good and that they have plenty of vegetables. Bettie says that if Abe leaves for work, Matilda has to ... continued below

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[2] p. ; 25 x 21 cm.

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Dodd, Matilda July 30, 1882.

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They received the Moore's letter and are all doing well, except Florence. She was overheated while cooking three meals for 25 hands. The hands were used to thrash the wheat and they got 700 bushels cut. They has never before in Tennessee been able to get 25 bushels per acre. She thinks the corn looks promising. Carrol Wilson visited from Texas and took Miss Prudy Petete with him. He lives in Cook County. She says that the peaches and apples look good and that they have plenty of vegetables. Bettie says that if Abe leaves for work, Matilda has to stay with her. Bettie and Abe had a picnic and everyone enjoyed it. Melissa Seago's daughters are in town from New Orleans to visit family.

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[2] p. ; 25 x 21 cm.

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  • July 30, 1882

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Dodd, Matilda. [Letter from Matilda Dodd to Sis and Mr. Moore, July 30, 1882], letter, July 30, 1882; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth203513/: accessed September 21, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Special Collections.