[Letter from Sally Thornhill to Mary Ann Moore and Linnet Moore White, June 27, 1913]

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In this letter, Sally details that she has been ill for three weeks, notes that their vegetable garden is late, and that farmer's all around them are busy with their crops. She mentions the family who have visited her as of late and that Tom Jackson has married, but has not come home with his wife because she is ill. She gives an update on Cy and Viola Wallace, Birdie McKinley, and Mary Gillespie and her sons. She moves on to news on their Texas kin and notes that there was a homecoming in Chattanooga, TN for all that could ...

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[16] p. ; 18 x 13 cm.

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Thornhill, Sally June 27, 1913.

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In this letter, Sally details that she has been ill for three weeks, notes that their vegetable garden is late, and that farmer's all around them are busy with their crops. She mentions the family who have visited her as of late and that Tom Jackson has married, but has not come home with his wife because she is ill. She gives an update on Cy and Viola Wallace, Birdie McKinley, and Mary Gillespie and her sons. She moves on to news on their Texas kin and notes that there was a homecoming in Chattanooga, TN for all that could attend. She details the news from all the kin who have visited, notes that John Thornhill stayed with them for 15 days, and they visited all their kin in the area. John said that everyone fed him so well that he gained about 10 lbs during his visit. Thornhill states that the had pictures made during John's visit and will send one to Linnet and Mary Ann as soon as she gets more prints. She closes the letter by noting that it may be time for her and Mary Ann to ready themselves for another world. She details that though she isn't religious, she was taught to be honest and to do and be good in this life in order to be forgiven of all sins at death. The envelope is included with the letter.

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[16] p. ; 18 x 13 cm.

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The Civil War and its Aftermath: Diverse Perspectives

Civil War and its Aftermath: Diverse Perspectives consists of eight archival collections reflecting the experiences of women, professional men, military men, Texas cattlemen, businessmen, farmers, and government officials, from different parts of the country, with different political views and experiences. Altogether, these Civil War and Reconstruction-era papers include information about events in Arkansas, Illinois, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, New York, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and Washington D.C. They reflect the experiences of women, professional men, military men, Texas cattlemen, businessmen, farmers, and government officials, from different parts of the country, with different political views and experiences. The project was generously funded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

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  • June 27, 1913

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Thornhill, Sally. [Letter from Sally Thornhill to Mary Ann Moore and Linnet Moore White, June 27, 1913], letter, June 27, 1913; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth204080/: accessed September 30, 2016), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Special Collections.