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[Letter from Dinkie and Alice McGee to Mr. Moore and Sis, December 21, 1884]

Description: Dinkie received their letter and was glad to hear they were doing well. She mentions the weather and how cold it has been. She went to town for fabric to make Sissie a dress. She asks what they are doing for Christmas. She mentions that Birdie is writing a letter to Linnet. She gave some butter to Pap and he sent some cranberries. She went with her mother to visit Ann Jones and Cassy. She hasn't see Bettie or Florence and Mary Dodd is very smart for a child. She asks about Linnet's schooling. Alice writes that she received a prize for best reader in class. She mentions the cold weather and killing hogs. Her mother finished her dress and her mother sold eggs in town. She mentions that family came to visit and she wishes Linnet was there to play with Birdie.
Date: December 21, 1884
Creator: McGee, Dinkie & McGee, Alice
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[Letter from Dinkie McGee to C. B. Moore, January 11, 1884]

Description: Letter from Dinkie McGee to her family in which she said that her family is well. She discussed the cold weather and snow that caused plants and animals to freeze. Willie caught some rabbits. She ended the letter by wishing that her family could be together. A note was added on January 12 saying that Jim had refused to haul manure, demanded "his money" and left for town to put a "levy" on the sheep when he was not paid. The envelope was addressed to C. B. Moore, Melissa, Texas.
Date: January 11, 1884
Creator: McGee, Dinkie
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[Letter from Laura Jernigan to Charles Moore, September 9, 1884]

Description: She was glad to receive the letter from Charles. She has been lonesome since Jack left. Lizzie has spent time with the children. Jinni hasn't had any rain. She says that she is lonely and doesn't receive any letters, except from Charles and Carin Henry. Sam Henderson is going to visit Charles. She doesn't know what to write since no one visits her. Jackson has been gone for more than a day, she thinks he might be married. Mary and Laura are similar to herself. She believes that she has enough fruit for the winter. She asks that they write more and that she would answer her friends letters if they would write.
Date: September 17, 1884
Creator: Jernigan, Laura
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[Letter from Matilda and William Dodd to Mary and Charles B. Moore, August 22, 1884]

Description: Letter from Matilda and William Dodd to Mary and Charles B. Moore in August, 1884 that discusses the health of the family, the summer heat and its impact on crops and livestock, and the rain they have been receiving. The letter discusses the health and activities of neighbors and friends. Some of the activities that are mentioned are canning fruits, picnics, and eating watermelons. Dinkie McGee adds a note on to the end of the letter.
Date: August 22, 1884
Creator: Dodd, Matilda & Dodd, William
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[Letter from Matilda Dodd and Alice McGee to Charles and Mollie Moore, October 9, 1884]

Description: They received their letter and happy to hear they are doing well. She mentions that her family is also well. She then talks about the weather they have been having. Although it has been raining the springs and wells are going dry. Abe had a well drilled close to the house, but could not keep it close to the house because of gas. A new well was between the barn and the spring, but again there was gas in it. Florence was watching a little girl. Mat Nay or Mat Frankland died. She mentions that owls have been taking her turkeys. Dinky sold her other cow. She comments on Linnet being so helpful and Birdie as well. She asks that they write soon. Alice writes about the subjects she is learning in school and how she wishes Linnet was there to play with her and Birdie. She mentions that her mother is going to town and what happened to Mary Dodd in the orchard.
Date: October 9, 1884
Creator: Dodd, Matilda & McGee, Alice
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[Letter from Mrs C. D. Ham to C. B. Moore, February 14, 1884]

Description: Letter from Mrs. C. D. Hamm to Charles B. Moore. The bulk of the letter lists the Hamm family genealogy, giving names and death dates. The younger generation is listed according to marital status and number of children. The envelope is with the letter. The letter is written on the Mount Vernon National Bank stationary.
Date: February 14, 1884
Creator: Hamm, C. D.
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[Letter from William and Matilda Dodd to Mr. Moore and Sis, November, 14, 1884]

Description: She received their letter and she hopes that they have recovered. Florence and Mary were sick and she thought they had pneumonia. Minnie was on her way to Texas when she got sick. Steve Franklin got married to Hetty Neal and there should be more weddings. She mentions that the wheat is not doing well. She made some apple butter, preservatives and jelly. Dinky and Birdie like the ketchup. They have gathered soup beans, cornfield beans, back beans, and cornfield peas. There was a jollification in town. She asks how Linnet is doing with her studies. She mentions that Birdie wants the Moore's to hurry and come visit. William mentions the state of the wheat also and the prices in his county. Wallace is unwell, but continues to go to the tavern.
Date: November 14, 1884
Creator: Dodd, William & Dodd, Matilda
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[Letter to Aunt Mary and Linnet, August 14, 1884]

Description: Letter to Mary Moore and her daughter Linnet in 1884. The letter is torn and no signature from the writer is attached. The writer discusses the heat of the summer and its impact on crops. The letter discusses the health of family members and activities, such as laundry, ironing and a camp meeting. The writer also gives news of family and friends. It ends by saying that wife of Harris Battan has died.
Date: August 14, 1884
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[Promissory Note from C. B. Moore to H. S. Moore, 1884]

Description: Promissory note from C. B. Moore to H. S. Moore in 1884. C. B. Moore promised to pay $55 by July 20, 1884. The amount was paid off on October 6, 1884. On the reverse side of the note are some handwritten notes by C. B. Moore regarding the state of his finances.
Date: October 6, 1884
Creator: Moore, Charles B.
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