Everyone is up and about except for Mary, Julia and Nathan who are suffering from the hot weather. Their neighbor Hon. Robert M. Knapp and the wife of Joseph Heigle died. Ellen Phelps and Anna Lindley went to visit William Gulacks, a brother-in-law. Anna Lindley has been teaching music in Calhoun County. Jo Hammell is working for Robert Newton. Mary got a long letter from Travis, who had attended a newspaper convention. They are having a dry summer, the last time it rained was in April. They talk about the prices of wheat and what they hope to get from the crops.
A letter from Fletcher S. Stockdale to Charles B. Moore on January 1, 1876. In the letter, Stockdale discusses aspects of the Texas Constitutional Convention of 1875 related to separation of church and state. Stockdale notes that all the liberal men of the convention voted for a clause requiring officeholders to acknowledge the existence of a Supreme Being, though he himself strongly opposed the clause. Stockdale tells Moore that he is glad to hear from him and is grateful for memories of old friends. In closing, Stockdale sends his greetings to Moore's family, and says he would like to hear from Moore again. Included with this item is the envelope in which the letter was mailed. The envelope is addressed to Mr. C. B. Moore in McKinney, Texas.