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[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to her David Fentress, December 25, 1860]

Description: Letter from M.(Maud)C. Fentress to her son David regarding the separation of the southern states from the union; the sale of slaves (Barb and her two children); breeding and care of a female slave named Eliza; hiring out of a slave; the capture and hanging of an abolitionist; and the health of those around her.
Date: December 25, 1860
Creator: Fentress, Maud C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Transcript of Letter from Maud C. Fentress to David Fentress, December 25, 1860]

Description: Transcript of a letter from M.(Maud)C. Fentress to her son David regarding the separation of the southern states from the union; the sale of slaves (Barb and her two children); breeding and care of a female slave named Eliza; hiring out of a slave; the capture and hanging of an abolitionist; and the health of those around her.
Date: December 25, 1860
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Ziza Moore to Charles B. and Henry S. Moore, December 23, 1860]

Description: Letter from Ziza Moore to Charles and Henry Moore discussing whether or not he will move to Texas, the probability that South Carolina and several other southern states will soon secede from the Union, farming, and news of family and friends.
Date: December 23, 1860
Creator: Moore, Ziza
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[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

[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 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 to Appleton & Co., 9 November 1860

Description: Letter from Mary Jones, widow of the last president of the Republic of Texas. The original letter is housed in the University of North Texas Archives.
Date: November 9, 1860
Creator: Jones, Mary Smith McCrory
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[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

[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 David Osterhout to Orlando Osterhout, July 29, 1860]

Description: Letter from David Osterhout to his brother, Orlando Osterhout, discussing his family. His children had gotten well after having the measles and he said they were doing well after moving to Texas. The hot weather was making it difficult for David to work and he wished he had money to buy cattle and sheep to lighten his work load. He hoped his letter found Orlando well and wanted to hear from him soon.
Date: July 29, 1860
Creator: Osterhout, David
Partner: Austin College