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[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to David W. Fentress, January 17, 1859]

Description: Letter from Maud C.Fentress to her son David discussing the length of time between his letters; a dialogue about David receiving a visit from an "Uncle";Clara Fentress' recovery from illness; news of a birth; the business partnership between Doctor Neely and Coleman; the construction of a "Livary" stable and the improbability of David selling his lot; church news; the departure of Frank for La Grange; town gossip; a dialogue requesting David to write frequently; a discussion about Peters who returned with "his wife's big fortune," his purchase of slaves, and an estimation of his remaining fortune.
Date: January 17, 1859
Creator: Fentress, Maud C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Correspondence/petition to Governor E.M. Pease]

Description: A letter/petition to Governor E.M. Pease from citizens of La Grange on behalf of Dr. John S. Lewellen, a local citizen who had been convicted and fined for betting on an election. Includes typewritten transcription of the letter/petition.
Date: March 30, 1856
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library