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[Letter to Lizzie Johnson from unknown correspondent]

Description: Letter from unknown recipient (likely Lizzie's friend Dora), dated December 16, 1860. Letter discusses news from Chappell Hill, as well as affairs at Soule University, located in Chappell Hill. Letter is addressed to Lizzie in the "Tennessee Colony" or the Robertson, or Nashville Colony. Letter also alludes to the coming Civil War.
Date: December 16, 1860
Partner: Southwestern University

[Letter from Glessner to Miss Lou Moore]

Description: Handwritten letter from Glessner to Miss Lou Moore, inquiring about her well-being and whether she had a safe and pleasant trip to Illinois, as well as a desire to meet her again in Indiana.
Date: June 8, 1860
Partner: Denton Public Library

[Letter from Sam Houston to the Chickasaw Nation, October 1860]

Description: Letter from Governor Sam Houston to the Chickasaw Nation discussing the extradition of a fugitive named Walker Martin. Included in the letter are indictment charges and documents proving Walker Martin's charges.
Date: October 15, 1860
Creator: Houston, Sam, 1793-1863
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

[Resignation of G. Garza]

Description: Written statement by Gavino Garza resigning as alderman (regidor) in Laredo, Texas.
Date: July 18, 1860
Creator: Garza, Gavrino
Partner: St. Mary's University Louis J. Blume Library

[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to David Fentress, September 24, 1860]

Description: Letter from Maud C. Fentress to her son David to thank him for the newspapers she has received from him; learning about a new method of growing corn; hear health; the weather; and she ends by sending her love to Davids wife, Clara.
Date: September 24, 1860
Creator: Fentress, Maud C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from J.C. Spence to William Reed]

Description: Letter from J.C. Spence to William Reed regarding the sale of slaves and the division of Michael Reed's estate.
Date: February 2, 1860
Creator: Spence, J.C.
Partner: Southwestern University

[Letter from William Reed to Taylor and Bagby]

Description: Letter from William Reed to Taylor and Bagby requesting payment for cotton from the estate of Michael Reed.
Date: March 30, 1860
Creator: Reed, William
Partner: Southwestern University

[Correspondence from Lucadia Pease to Juliet Niles]

Description: A letter to Juliet Niles from her sister Lucadia Pease, who says that the family has (at least temporarily) decided to call their home "Wood Lawn." Includes typewritten transcription of the letter.
Date: November 9, 1860
Creator: Pease, Lucadia
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

[Letter from Joseph Carroll to his son Joseph A. Carroll, July 12, 1860]

Description: Letter from Joseph Carroll to his son Joseph A. Carroll telling him news of the family in Louisiana, Missouri, and asking many questions about what Carroll is doing in Texas. He also discusses politics in Missouri, and the presidential race between Abraham Lincoln and Stephen Douglas.
Date: July 12, 1860
Creator: Carroll, Joseph
Partner: Private Collection of Jim McDermott

[Letter from H.W. Raglin to A.D. Kennard, November 9, 1860]

Description: Letter from H.W. Raglin to A.D. Kennard regarding a patent, office fees, and the costs for surveys. Ragling says he will send the other surveys as soon as issued, asks who is representing Mr. Kennard and gives an update on the local elections.
Date: 1860-11-09~
Creator: Raglin, H. W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Michael M. Kennard to A.D Kennard, February 25, 1860]

Description: Letter from Michael M. Kennard to his brother, A.D Kennard, updating him on how the community is doing. He describes his mother's sale of a house, and dividing the Negros among the children. He also includes the price of corn, and other details including how stock throughout the county have died because of the rough winter.
Date: February 25, 1860
Creator: Kennard, Michael M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Transcript of Letter from Maud C. Fentress to her son David W. Fentress, June 6, 1860]

Description: Transcript of a letter from Maud Fentress to her son David regarding his crop failure in Texas. She gives updates on the activities of friends and family. She also discusses schooling and teaching the children skills. Maud wishes David success with his raising stock. She also questions whether she should move to Texas or stay where she is.
Date: June 6, 1860
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Transcript of Letter from Maud C. Fentress to her son David W.Fentress, June 1860]

Description: Transcript of a letter from Maud Fentress to her son David in which she commiserates with him on the heavy rains he has received in Texas. She plans to send David jelly and canned fruit. She states that other members of the family wish to move to Texas. She tells David that Frank wishes to make up with him and possibly move to Texas. She updates David on news about friends and family.
Date: June 1860
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections