[Letter from Dinkie McGee to her Mother and Family, December 21, 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 says that they are all doing well and were happy to hear from them. The have had winter weather and so have killed hogs. Laura Dorris died and her baby doesn't look like it will live long either. She tells her mother that Lina did not help her, but Mat did. Jim left to take Christmas and Lina brought apples. Willie is doing well and so is Birdie. Bill Jones left his wife in Ohio. She asks what her sister is doing for Christmas. If she cannot go to town she will send Willie. Her mother's flowers are doing ... continued below

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4 p. ; 20 x 13 cm.

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McGee, Dinkie December 21, 1883.

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She says that they are all doing well and were happy to hear from them. The have had winter weather and so have killed hogs. Laura Dorris died and her baby doesn't look like it will live long either. She tells her mother that Lina did not help her, but Mat did. Jim left to take Christmas and Lina brought apples. Willie is doing well and so is Birdie. Bill Jones left his wife in Ohio. She asks what her sister is doing for Christmas. If she cannot go to town she will send Willie. Her mother's flowers are doing well and she really wants them to visit. She has sewing to do, but her machine will not work. She asks that they write soon.

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4 p. ; 20 x 13 cm.

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  • December 21, 1883

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McGee, Dinkie. [Letter from Dinkie McGee to her Mother and Family, December 21, 1883], letter, December 21, 1883; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth203543/: accessed November 16, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Special Collections.