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[Letters from Henry S. Moore to Charles B. Moore, September 14-18, 1889]

Description: This is a letter from the Charles B. Moore Collection. It is written by Henry S. Moore and addressed to Charles, who was in Gallatin at the time. In this letter, Henry updates the Moore family on the goings-on in Collin County and the news includes: weather updates and how the rains have raised the water levels around the county, news about the Choctaw bridge, a dialogue about Gross mowing the yard and the sprouting of the cotton seed, a discussion concerning the Roland P.O. Box, details on a community funeral,news from Melissa, a dialogue concerning the debate that was had between Parson Conly and Moore, news on the cattle, and a discussion about family friends and their visits to Moore's place. Moore begins a second letter on September 15th on page five. In this letter, Henry continues to inform the Moore Family on the happenings in Collin County and the news includes: an update on the Rucker's and the Kendal's going-on, a dialogue about Pidy, news about the rabbit hunt, a weather update, a dialogue about astronomy, a discussion about Neal Moore's fine archery skills, community news concerning land, an update on the property's condition and crop news from around Collin County, a discussion about family friends and their goings-on, an update on Pidy's calf, a dialogue about the shooting match, news about the red heifer's cause of death, an additional weather update, and a discussion about family and their present goings-on. Moore continues his letter to the Moore family in two brief one page letters written on September 17th and September 18th. In these letters, Henry informs Moore of the weather and provides details for the daily goings-on in Collin County. Henry notes agricultural updates and news about cattle. He closes his letter on the tenth page of ...
Date: {1889-09-14..1889-09-15, 1889-09-17..1889-09-18}
Creator: Moore, Henry S.
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Coffee Pot.

Description: Patent for improvements to coffee pot design including a bagged apparatus to hold grounds that are then steamed through a jet venting apparatus to brew the drink with accompanying illustrations.
Date: December 31, 1889
Creator: Stidham, James Simeon
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Cultivator and Planter Combined.

Description: Patent for a new and improved planter and cultivator. This design consists in "[t]he combination, with the frame and the axle journaled in boxes on said frame and in bearings on the tongue, of the tongue journaled on the axle, the cross-bar connecting the side bar of the frame and passed through the tongue, and the screw-threaded rod passed through the side bars of the frame and through the rear end of the tongue and provided with adjusting-nut" (lines 53-61).
Date: December 31, 1889
Creator: Green, William R. & Green, James A.
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Flexible Hoe and Cotton-Chopper

Description: Patent for "provide a means by which the swinging blades are made to cut a uniform depth, and do as shallow hoeing as may be required even in rough ground, and also work very close to small plants; second, to provide such gearing and such connection between the driving-wheel and the oscillating blades that the blades maybe readily shifted from right to left to keep them over the row without having to move or change the course of the driving-wheel at the same time" (lines 14-24).
Date: December 31, 1889
Creator: Hurd, Judson B. & McLane, Hiram H.
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Seed-Planter and Fertilizer-Distributor

Description: Patent for "a machine of this class which may be used interchangeably for planting different kinds of seeds-such as corn, peas, cotton, or other seeds-or fertilizing material, and which shall be simple in construction, durable, and easily manipulated" (lines 10-15).
Date: December 31, 1889
Creator: Gallaway, John Tyler
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Weighing Attachment for Wagons

Description: Patent for improvements in the weighing attachments for wagons so that "the wagon body with its contents may be weighed without removing it from the holsters; and it has for its object to provide a device which shall be simple in construction, accurate, and easily operated" (lines 10-14).
Date: December 31, 1889
Creator: Gragg, Zachry Taylor
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[Letters from Matilda Dodd and Adelitia McGee to the Moore family and Alice McGee, December 28-30, 1889]

Description: This is a letter from the Charles B. Moore Collection. it is written by Matilda Dodd and Adelitia "Dinkie" McGee. In Matilda's first letter, dated December 28, 1889, she informs the Moore family and Alice of the happenings in Gallatin, Tennessee. The news includes: confirmation of the receipt of the Moore's letter, well-wishes for Florence's recovery, a dialogue about Christmas plans, community health updates, news about the mild winter weather and its affects on the community, a discussion about the rose slips and cherry sprouts Dodd sent to Mary Ann, details about their new neighbors, and news about family and friends. In Dinkie's letter, dated December 29, 1889, McGee informs the Moore family and Alice about the goings-on in Sumner County. The news includes: a discussion about Mattie, a dialogue about their Christmas and details on what everyone received as gifts when they were at Bettie's place, news about friends in the community, a discussion about a dinner she made and who came over to join the family, inquiries for Linnet,plans for a social, additional updates on friends in the community. She closes the letter by stating that she wants Alice and the Moore family to write soon. In Matilda's second letter, dated December 30, 1889, she updates the Moore family on the cold and rainy weather that has hit Tennessee. She mentions that Will and Abe have helped their new neighbor to build a barn and that Abe will help him build kitchen furniture this day she has written. She closes this brief letter by stating that the Moore family should write soon if they hear from Tobe and that Birdie will write later in the week. The envelope is included with the letter.
Date: 1889-12-28/1889-12-30
Creator: Dodd, Matilda & McGee, Adelitia
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