[Letter from Matilda Dodd to Sis and Mr. Moore, April 5, 1883]

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

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She received their letter and hopes that Mr. Moore will get well from his rheumatics. They have had a lot of cold weather and the peach trees have not bloomed yet. People are planting irish potatoes. Abe and Bettie are building a new kitchen and Tobe's baby has teeth already. She says there has been a lot of sickness and death the past winter and spring. Mrs. Allison and Mr. Harris died. Laura Dorris and her baby are sick. She asks if Linnet goes egg hunting like Birdie. She is at Dinkie's house. She received another letter from them. She ... continued below

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[4] p. ; 20 x 25 cm.

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Dodd, Matilda April 5, 1883.

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She received their letter and hopes that Mr. Moore will get well from his rheumatics. They have had a lot of cold weather and the peach trees have not bloomed yet. People are planting irish potatoes. Abe and Bettie are building a new kitchen and Tobe's baby has teeth already. She says there has been a lot of sickness and death the past winter and spring. Mrs. Allison and Mr. Harris died. Laura Dorris and her baby are sick. She asks if Linnet goes egg hunting like Birdie. She is at Dinkie's house. She received another letter from them. She mentions the telephone wires that went up. Mrs. Summers has had hemorrhages. Sam Thornhill had some the other night, he was robbed. She asks that they write soon.

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[4] p. ; 20 x 25 cm.

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Dodd, Matilda. [Letter from Matilda Dodd to Sis and Mr. Moore, April 5, 1883], letter, April 5, 1883; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth203529/: accessed October 17, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Special Collections.