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[Letter regarding a loan for William Murrell, January 12, 1861]

Description: Letter to a "cousin" from J. Thompson and Giles Thompson, introducing William Murrell and discussing acceptable terms for a loan to Murrell with slaves as collateral.
Date: January 12, 1861
Creator: Thompson, Giles
Partner: Private Collection of Howard and Brenda McClurkin

[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to David Fentress, November 10, 1861]

Description: Letter from Maud Fentress to her son, David Fentress describing packages of clothing and goods she has sent for him and others. She encourages him to purchase a horse, and urges him maintain a godly lifestyle.
Date: November 10, 1861
Creator: Fentress, Maud C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to David Fentress, March 1, 1861]

Description: Letter from Maud Fentress to her son David regarding the making of clothes for the family; a report that a man was killed by Indians; the military build up in the south; and her opinion of Abraham Lincoln.
Date: March 1, 1861
Creator: Fentress, Maud C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to her son David - November 30, 1861]

Description: Letter from Maud Fentress to her son David in which she discusses Frank's illness; the problems Jimmie has had in his Company; and the reluctance of some men to go to war. She tells him the current price of swine. She continues to give a description of the division of Union and Confederacy supporters around her. She finishes the letter with news of the war, the shortage of physicians, and the people she knows who are unwell.
Date: November 30, 1861
Creator: Fentress, Maud C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from M. M. Kennard to A. D. Kennard, December 18, 1861]

Description: Letter from M.M. Kennard to A.D. Kennard writing about the family doing well, John Fanthorp is getting married, his son died of typhoid fever, and is giving his son's mare to A.D. Kennard's son Mark.
Date: 1861-12-18~
Creator: Kennard, M. M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from A.D. Kennard to his brother, January 4, 1861]

Description: Letter from A.D. Kennard to his brother discussing his mother staying with Mr. Fanthorp. He mentions that his wife and children have been visiting in Houston. The crop failures are causing him financial difficulty and his legal work goes well, but people can't pay because of the crop failure. He shows his support for secession, he expresses wishes for the return of the "Lone Star Republic," and he discusses his unhappiness with a "Black Republican President."
Date: January 4, 1861
Creator: Kennard, A. D.
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Transcript of Letter from Maud C. Fentress to her son David, November 30, 1861]

Description: Transcript of a letter from Maud Fentress to her son David in which she discusses Frank's illness; the problems Jimmie has had in his Company; and the reluctance of some men to go to war. She tells him the current price of swine. She continues to give a description of the division of Union and Confederacy supporters around her. She finishes the letter with news of the war, the shortage of physicians, and the people she knows who are unwell.
Date: November 30, 1861
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Ziza Moore to Charles B. and Henry S. Moore, January 1861]

Description: Letter from Ziza Moore to Charles and Henry Moore discussing the recent Christmas celebration and the visitors who came for the holidays. He also writes about the latest news in regards to the secession of South Carolina, Andrew Johnson's speech on the subject in the Senate, and the probability that Tennessee will also secede. The letter was written over two days, January 2nd and 5th. There is an envelope addressed to C. B. Moore in Parris, Lamar County, Texas. According to the note written at the bottom left corner, the letter was received on January 29, 1861.
Date: January 1861
Creator: Moore, Ziza
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Julia L. Rucker to Charles B. Moore, January 1861]

Description: Letter from Julia L. Rucker to Charles B. Moore discussing news of family and friends. The letter is dated January 21 and 24. There is an envelope addressed to Mr. Charles Moore in Paris, Lamar County, Texas. There is a note written at the top that says it was sent from Rocky Bayou, Arkansas January 25, 1861.
Date: January 1861
Creator: Rucker, Julia L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Ziza and Josephus C. Moore to Henry S. Moore, March 1861]

Description: Letter from Josephus C. and Ziza Moore to Henry S. Moore discussing family news, farming, Abraham Lincoln, and the probability that Tennessee will soon secede from the Union. The letter was written over several days from March 8, 1861 to March 12, 1861.
Date: March 1861
Creator: Moore, Josephus C. & Moore, Ziza
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter to Charles B. Moore, March 21, 1861]

Description: Letter to Charles B. Moore of the Southern Confederacy from an unknown person in Dyer County, Tennessee discussing the state's recent decision not secede from the Union, slavery and abolitionism, and the possibility of other countries becoming involved in the coming war when the supply of cotton from the South has stopped.
Date: March 21, 1861
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Henry S. Moore to Ziza Moore, March 29, 1861]

Description: Letter from Henry S. Moore to Ziza Moore, addressed as "Papa." He discusses the secession of Texas from the Union, slavery, crops, and a recent turkey hunting trip. The letter is torn in several places so that not all of it can be read. All that is visible of the sender's name is S. Moore.
Date: March 29, 1861
Creator: Moore, Henry S.
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from J. S. Nimmo to Charles B. Moore, March 31, 1861]

Description: Letter from J. S. Nimmo to Charles B. Moore. Much of the letter is written as a poem discussing recent news, secession, and slavery, and there is a drawing in pencil of a bearded man on the last page. There is a note written in ink on the first page from Henry S. Moore to Charles. He says that he is mailing this letter along with another from J. B. Harris to him. The note is dated June 11, 1861 in Paris.
Date: March 31, 1861
Creator: Nimmo, J. S. & Moore, Henry S.
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Charles B. Moore to Josephus C. Moore, May 14, 1861]

Description: Letter from Charles B. Moore to Josephus C. Moore discussing his recent arrival at Batesville, taking the oath of allegiance to the United States, voting against secession in Texas, the likelihood that the war will not last long, and his wish that Josephus could get some time to go home and check on the family. He also writes that Henry was pressed into service in Texas.
Date: May 14, 1861
Creator: Moore, Charles B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Ziza Moore to Charles Moore and Sabina Rucker, May 22, 1861]

Description: Letter from Ziza Moore to Charles B. Moore and Sabina Rucker discussing recent news, opposition to the war in East Tennessee, and his corn crop. He mentions that Josephus is at Fosterville with some volunteers and that times are hard and he is feeling very anxious for himself and his family. There is an envelope addressed to Charles B. Moore in Rocky Bayou, Izzard County, Arkansas, and it is dated May 22, 1891. According to the note on the left, it was received on June 8, 1861.
Date: May 22, 1861
Creator: Moore, Ziza
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections