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[Bondage Indemnity, May 17, 1879]

Description: Bondage Indemnity No. 180 in the case of George R. Isbell vs John Thomas & V. Werner for the execution of a judgement rendered in a county court in Tarrant County, Texas in 1879. The case was decided in the favor of G. R. Isbell for the amount of $202.25.
Date: May 17, 1879
Creator: Hinderson, J. M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Financial note, December 15, 1879]

Description: Personal notes from the Charles B. Moore Collection. The document has a financial note on the front of the paper. The financial note states that C. B. Moore is to pay H. S. Moore $22.50 after seven months from December 15, 1879. This fragment of paper appears to have been re-used for the financial note. The back of the document has "C. B. Moore Note $22.50" scrawled over handwritten text about going to the mill.
Date: December 15, 1879
Creator: Moore, H. S.
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Bettie Franklin and Matilda Dodd to Sis and Mr. Moore, March 17, 1879]

Description: Matilda had received and written back already, but hasn't heard anything from them yet. She says that they are doing well, but the county is sick with pneumonia. They have been gardening in the dry weather, but it might frost. She doesn't expect any peaches because of the bad weather. She should finish her quilt by tomorrow. Mrs. Nay died and Peat Wallace lost is youngest son. She is afraid to leave her house at night because of wild hogs. She hopes they are well and asks that they write back soon. Bettie says she has been enjoying good weather and has planted irish potatoes, beets, and parsnips. She asks if Mr. Moore paid the doctor and she wanted to help. Pete Wallace's son was buried last Friday. She went to town and got some dishes and looked at a stove. Abe is going to town to sell wood, she asks that they write back soon.
Date: March 17, 1879
Creator: Franklin, Bettie & Dodd, Matilda
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Dinkie McGee to her Sister and Mr. Moore, November 2, 1879]

Description: She is sorry for not writing sooner, but everyone is doing well. They are having cool weather with two frosts within the last two weeks. Henry hasn't sowed his wheat yet because he was waiting for his corn. They made 15 bushels of irish potatoes and 12 bushes of sweet potatoes. They are going to have turnips as big as plates and will eat it with beef club. Willie and Sissie's teacher Mr. Holder is giving out a prize for the student who has the most head marks. There has been great growth in the campbellites. Simon McGee joined, as did Bettie Elllis and Anne Jones. Mrs. McGee went to stay with Mr. Albeight in Kentucky. They raised a lot of chickens this year. Miss Sucky is weaving her a carpet, it is mixed colored and she won't be able to put it down this winter. She asks about Billy getting married. She also mentions there might be two parties, but she won't dance because of her foot. She ask that they write back soon.
Date: November 2, 1879
Creator: McGee, Dinkie
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Dinkie McGee to Mr. Moore and Sis, February 28, 1879]

Description: Dinkie says they are all well, but Sissie who has a cold. Bettie is also not doing well and has asked about the Moore's. Bettie got some mulberry bushes and it has been so cold that Abe couldn't work. Her father got Bettie bedsteads and she comments that Abe's house will look nice when it is done. She plans to give Bettie hens and Henry made her two brooms. Mr. Tommie Dobbins and Mr. Smith Neal have died. A lot of people have been dealing with pneumonia. Willie now has a drake and two top knotted ducks. Willie tapped the sugar tree and made a pint of molasses. She asks about Jeff and if they have gardened anything yet. She did laundry and felt beat. She asks if they plan on visiting this year, she received a letter from Bettie Wilson and they will be visiting. She asks that they write soon.
Date: February 28, 1879
Creator: McGee, Dinkie
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Dinkie McGee to Sis, January 17, 1879]

Description: Dinky did not receive the letter from her of the 18th, so she is writing again. Abe and Willie visited and then it started raining so they stayed. Then it got really cold, they had snow and ice for five weeks. Dinky and Wilie have had multiple time of slipping on the ice. She has been to three parties, Simon McGee, John Wallace and a Christmas party at Ben Withers. Henry went to Nashville and John Wallace went with her. Mrs. McGee watched the children. She was supposed to go to a party at Tobe Franklins', but it has been raining. They ate meat, turnips and sweet and irish potatoes, corn, and blackberry pie for dinner. Sidney Lewis moved to town and the freeze froze all of her mothers flowers. They are unable to kill the two hogs because it is so cold. Willie has many supplies for writing given to him by his Uncle Abe and Old Cris. Willie and Sissie wanted to see their Uncle Charlie when he made Caddo's prints in the snow. Dinkie was unable to make cakes because of the cold. Willie writes his name and says not to laugh at it. Sissie wants to see Caddo. She asks that they write soon.
Date: January 17, 1879
Creator: McGee, Dinkie
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Elvira Moore to Jo Wallace, August 20, 1879]

Description: They are on a trip and Jo is in the wagon in a makeshift bed. Along the trip Jo improved. They stopped at a red house and fed the team and ate dinner. They ate squirrel and chicken with crackers. They arrived at aunt Nancy's by sundown. Uncle Even had just left and got a free ride to Nashville, he is going to pick up his railroad dividends. Jo wrote to John to come, they will be going with her to Texas. When they arrived Charles and Bettie had already arrived from Sherman. Jo is still not doing well, but they are waiting on him and will be able to provide for him. Minlele E. has had several offers to buy his land, but he didn't want to do anything without hearing from Wallace. She will get her last letters today, but maybe more from the office.
Date: August 20, 1879
Creator: Moore, Elvira
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Matilda Dodd and Bettie Franklin to Mr. Moore and Sis, April 27, 1879]

Description: Matilda is hoping that they are all doing well, Bettie answered the last letter because they haven't received a letter. The weather is getting warmer, but all the fruit is dead except for the apples which are in abundance. Vegetables in the garden are doing well. She has had lettuce and cabbage and she expects the strawberries will be good. She has heard about the drought in Texas and mentions how good it is to have a well. She is going to send some seeds with this letter. Tobe has planted clover all over the place. She is going to make soap for Dinky and Abe and Bettie are moving home. Ricky Barr and Lucy Marshall got married. She has chickens, a gosling and turkeys but no ducks. She is concerned of Sis getting sick and asks to write soon. Bettie hopes also that they are doing well. She has been very busy all week. Abe is having to plant is corn at Mrs. Donnells, but it is not looking good because it has been so dry. She is going house buying again with Abe and she wishes that they could visit more. Dinky and her kids visited, Willie wanted to stay. Dinky is going to allow Willie to help Bettie when they move. Her father is going to town and she hasn't had time to write. She ask that they write soon.
Date: April 27, 1879
Creator: Dodd, Matilda & Franklin, Bettie
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Matilda Dodd and Bettie Franklin to Mr. Moore and Sis, February 23, 1879]

Description: Matilda hopes they are doing well and mentions that the reason why she did not respond was because Dinkie said she was going to. Abe and Bettie went up there and they have been having cold weather. There has been a lot of pneumonia and deaths, Tommie Dobbins, Smith Neal and Billy Moore died. Nothing has grown in Dodd's county. She recieved a letter from Emily Trent asking about George and Willy Bratney and asks if they have heard from them. She asks that they write soon. Bettie also mentions that since Dinkie wrote back she did not. She mentions that there are a lot of cases of pneumonia and several deaths including Mr. Ed Tyree. Abe is going to buy land from Tobe and has moved a house there. He plans to add another room and he hasn't put up the chimney yet. It has been raining, but the Moores wrote of dry weather. Alice sent some beads to Caddow and Willie told Abe to get some calico to make her a dress. Mr. Broore will sell his wagon for $50 to the Moores. Her father plans to go to Nashville and she want to go with him to get some stuff. She says they are doing well and apologizes for the writing and blames the pen. She ask they write soon.
Date: February 23, 1879
Creator: Dodd, Matilda & Franklin, Bettie
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections