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Francis E. Durrett Letter, 1914

Submitted by Pat Durrett Johnson
© 2005

The following letter was written to Mary Durrett Boyles by her brother Francis "Frank" E. Durrett.  Mary and Frank were the children of William Dawson Moore Durrett and Nancy Turpin.  Frank and his children, Herbert Eugene "Bert", Sewell Northcross "Jim", Leslie Davis, and Ernest Durrett were all working in Sour Lake, Texas in 1914 as well.  Frank's daughter, Annie Durrett Blackard, was living in Louisana.  (Obit for Francis Edmond Durrett)   (Photo of the Francis E. Durrett family)

Well Mary I guess you will bee somewht surprised to here from me at this place I came here two weaks ago my health is about as common except my hands witch is no Better Bill Blackard and Annie is stil at Edgerly La Annie came over here with me she has gone Back she written to you some time ago But has no ans I taken a trip to Houseton and Galveston Texas Galveston is one of the prettiest citys I ever looked at flowers along the streets and that sea wall and a butiful Harbor thair was freight lake steem ships  Texas is a fine sate it is like Ga it is a white man state well how air you all getting along air you still Dry we have had plenty of Rain whair I have been I have all my children here except Bob and Annie  this is the largest oil field I ever seen Ernest & Leslie is here carpenting Ernest gets 40 cents an hour & Leslie 30 cents Jim $90 per month & Burtie $100 tell Soper I still have fish thay tell me thair is plenty Deer & Bair 15 or 20 miles from here  Mary you must excuse this short letter thair is many others things I would like to tell you But I cant write giv my Regards to all eqiring friends try and see if you cant write

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