[Letter from Laura Jernigan to Mary Ann and Charles B. Moore, August 30, 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 letter is from the Charles B. Moore Collection. It is written by Laura Jernigan, who was cousin to Charles. In her letter, Jernigan states that she has not kept up correspondence with Charles and Mary due to her daily chores, but also because she was ill for a month with a cough that wouldn't go away. She notes that she is ill again with a cold, though she has no cough this time. She updates Charles on family who have visited her and details that her and the children will be traveling to Sherman next week to visit the ... continued below

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[2] p. ; 25 x 20 cm.

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Jernigan, Laura August 30, 1885.

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This letter is from the Charles B. Moore Collection. It is written by Laura Jernigan, who was cousin to Charles. In her letter, Jernigan states that she has not kept up correspondence with Charles and Mary due to her daily chores, but also because she was ill for a month with a cough that wouldn't go away. She notes that she is ill again with a cold, though she has no cough this time. She updates Charles on family who have visited her and details that her and the children will be traveling to Sherman next week to visit the Wallace's if all goes according to plan. This trip to Sherman will be her first in seven years. Jernigan points out the the Moore family must be having a wonderful time in Gallatin, Tennessee. She expresses her happiness for Mary who was able to visit her family, but who was also able to see her home state. She fears that she will never see Tennessee again. She informs Charles of the rainy weather they have had and notes that even though the rain was much needed, the mud was certainly not. She states that she has received a letter from Cousin Lizzie who kept her posted on the health and news concerning family friends. She passed this news on to Charles in the letter. She asks Charles to write and tell her about the crops in Tennessee. She mentions that Lizzie still talks about the trip she took to see Linnet and has fond memories of the time they spent together. She hopes that Charles will not be upset with her for not keeping up correspondence and explains that this is the second letter she has written in a long time. Jernigan mentions that she was too tired to search for ink and paper in the other room and hopes that Charles can read what she has written in pencil. She sends her love and greeting to family in Tennessee and wishes that the Moore's have a wonderful time visiting kin. She closes her letter by telling Mary that she should not worry about "home affairs" and should just enjoy her time with family. The letter ends with Jernigan noting that she must end the letter because she has to wake early in the morning. This document has a large hole off center and a piece missing on the edge of the paper. The envelope is included with the letter.

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[2] p. ; 25 x 20 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 30, 1885

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Jernigan, Laura. [Letter from Laura Jernigan to Mary Ann and Charles B. Moore, August 30, 1885], letter, August 30, 1885; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth203565/: accessed September 18, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Special Collections.