Beginnings of the Movement

Letter from Kittie King, 1860

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Kittie King letter, 1860

if you have never lived a frontier life you
have no idea how it is. It does seem to me
now that I am not afraid of anything and
I am not surprised at anything that happens.
I am not married yet and no prospects of it,
for I should be afraid to select a man in
Texas to marry unless I had known all about
him before he come here, for I should be sure
that he had don[e] something and been run off.
Here the abolisionist [sic] and the Indians keep this
country in and [an] up-roar all the time. Don't
think I am runing [sic] my country down for I do
think when this country gets cleaned out that
it will be one of the greatest countrys in the
world. Tell Uncle Daly and Aunt Liz that
the [Jack and Fanny] Linnettes family [from Ky.] is all well and give them
my best respects and tell them that I read
my bible every day and go to church every
sunday and am stronger in the faith than
ever, but I have had to fight manye [sic] a fight
against sectarianism since I been here. Well,
I must close as it is time to go to church. You
must write soon and tell me all the news.

So good by for the present

Kittie King

Please excuse all mistakes
and bad writing.

[Catherine A. King
later married a Neal
(widower) lived 5 miles
from Ft. Worth Tex]

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Letter from Kittie King, 1860, Lizzie Waddill Letters, Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

 

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