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[Letter from Elvira Moore to Uncle Evans, June 18, 1872]
The author wrote to Jim B. on the thirtieth of May, Neel Jones and John Wallace also visited the author. She talks of how it rained in Billington when she visited and then she got a cold from it. [2]The author again is not feeling well and this prevented her from visiting Jim Wilson. She had dinner with Callie and Will.[3] Bettie had a headache and the author had eye problems. The author mentions that there are a lot of Veterans when she went to go get her eyes checked out. [4] There was a dinner party and many old friends showed up. [5] She stayed at Cooper's house for a night. Afterwards she was watching over a baby that got a fever. The author's uncle is thinking about moving back to Texas. [6]She continues to discuss the problems of her uncle going back to Texas. She then mentions that her eyes are becoming better. She was able to read some of her father's letters. [7]The author plans to visit some friends for 2 to 3 weeks. The author has some letters that she is carrying that need to be delivered and one of her friends has yet to deliver two of her urgent letters. [8] Mark has returned from a business visit to Galloway Co. The author is advised to visit Texas, but she will wait to hear from Miles Elliott.
[Petition for building a school for the poor]
The citizens of Northumberland County agree to a charter allowing another academy of the same name within the same county for the poor. The funding is discussed and the land that was for public use will be used. Petitioners are against the school being built with public funds and believe that the poor should be paying for their school. The petitioners believe that in building the school it would go against the legislation of the county. The author gives examples of cases that disprove the petitioners evidence.