[Letter from Henry S. Moore to Charles B. Moore, August 24-27, 1885]

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

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This is a letter from the Charles B. Moore Collection. It is a three part letter written by Henry S. Moore. In the first letter, Henry notes that he has received Charles' letter and that all is well. He details a terrible nose bleed he experienced and mentions that Sabina went on a trip with George and Serena to Hunt Co. Henry discusses the success of a camp meeting, the prohibition boom, and details on the politics of the prohibition party. He furthers this discussion by noting the politics of the democratic and saloonist party, and how these parties affect ... continued below

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[4] p. ; 23 x 14 cm.

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Moore, Henry S. August 24, 1885.

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This is a letter from the Charles B. Moore Collection. It is a three part letter written by Henry S. Moore. In the first letter, Henry notes that he has received Charles' letter and that all is well. He details a terrible nose bleed he experienced and mentions that Sabina went on a trip with George and Serena to Hunt Co. Henry discusses the success of a camp meeting, the prohibition boom, and details on the politics of the prohibition party. He furthers this discussion by noting the politics of the democratic and saloonist party, and how these parties affect the chances of victory for the prohibition party. The conversation moves on from politics to a brief note on the weather and then moves to a letter which was sent from E. E. Barnard regarding a comet. Barnard details in his letter the approximate location the comet could be found in the night sky but fears that once the moon moves out of the way, it will be difficult, almost impossible, to view it. He updates Charles on news on family, friends,the community,and agricultural endeavors such as the purchase of land, the condition of cattle and crops as well as the price of wheat.

In the second letter, dated August 25, 1885, Henry updates Charles on the weather and informs him that he has planted turnip seeds, but does not have any hopes for a abundant harvest. He states the the prohibition party intends to publish a newspaper. Henry mentions the papers that are published and publication's political affiliation. The topic of the discussion continues with politics and Henry tells Charles that the prohibition party may have some affect with the democratic majority currently in Texas. He details that a family friends has returned from a trip to Eureka Springs, Arkansas. Henry informs Charles about news regarding the community, political affiliations of friends, and preparations the prohibitionist party are taking to ensure that they receive votes from all races.

In the third letter, Henry updates Charles on the weather, on news of the community and family friends, and on the receipt of Charles' correspondence. He write a shot letter to Linnet on back detailing people who have visited him, apples he received that were to sour to eat, and a sweet cake he received from Lilly. He tells Linnet that Lilly told him to tell her good morning. Henry's letter was sent in an envelope addressed to Charles B. Moore who was in Gallatin, Tennessee visiting his wife's kin.

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[4] p. ; 23 x 14 cm.

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The Civil War and its Aftermath: Diverse Perspectives

Archival collections reflect experiences of women, professional men, military men, Texas cattlemen, businessmen, farmers, and government officials. Funded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

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  • August 24, 1885

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  • Feb. 8, 2012, 11:22 a.m.

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Moore, Henry S. [Letter from Henry S. Moore to Charles B. Moore, August 24-27, 1885], letter, August 24, 1885; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth203564/: accessed February 20, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Special Collections.