[Letter from W. Dodd to Charles B. And Mary Ann Moore, October 31, 1880]

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This is a document from the Charles B. Moore Collection. It is a letter written by W. Dodd and Matilda Dodd to Mary Ann Moore and Charles B. Moore. Matilda Dodd's letter is on the first, second, and fourth page of the document. W. Dodd's letter is on the third page. Matilda Dodd informs them that she has read their letter to Dinkie which was dated the 25th of October. She notes that the family and children are all well and that the weather has been rainy for the past three days, but last night it has cleared up and ... continued below

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[4] p. ; 26 x 20 cm.

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Dodd, W. & Dodd, Matilda October 31, 1880.

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This is a document from the Charles B. Moore Collection. It is a letter written by W. Dodd and Matilda Dodd to Mary Ann Moore and Charles B. Moore. Matilda Dodd's letter is on the first, second, and fourth page of the document. W. Dodd's letter is on the third page. Matilda Dodd informs them that she has read their letter to Dinkie which was dated the 25th of October. She notes that the family and children are all well and that the weather has been rainy for the past three days, but last night it has cleared up and turned cool. She includes news about a barbeque that was to be held at the fair ground. The dinner was rained out, but two politicians, Hawkins and Wright, gave their addresses to those who attended despite the weather. Matilda Dodd details that some of their family were to attend that dinner, but did not because of the weather. She discusses news about family and friends and about a trip he recently took to visit family.

William Dodd's letter begins and he details the weather and its affect on the crops. The subject turns to politics and he mentions that the democratic party is quarreling amongst each other. He states that he thinks Hawkins may win for governor. Dodd then discusses the candidates for other political offices and the number of votes each respective candidate received. He furthers this discussion on politics by mentioning which party he thinks his community favors for this election.

Matilda's letter continues on the fourth page. She details a visit to family and describes a family friend's property and home. She tells Mary and Charles to send a picture of the baby if its possible to have a photo made. At the top of this page, Matilda writes that Alice will soon write to Mary herself as she is able to make her letters well.

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[4] p. ; 26 x 20 cm.

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  • October 31, 1880

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Dodd, W. & Dodd, Matilda. [Letter from W. Dodd to Charles B. And Mary Ann Moore, October 31, 1880], letter, October 31, 1880; (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth203491/: accessed December 18, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Special Collections.