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Primary Sources: Letters to Chicago

Both Emmett Till and his aunt Elizabeth wrote to Emmett's mother, Mamie, in late August 1955.

[undated]

Dear Mom
How is everybody? I hope you and Jean is fine. I hope you'll had a nice trip. I am having a fine time will be home next week. Please have my motor bike fixed for me (pay you back). If I get any mail put it up for me. I am going to see Uncle Crosby Saturday. Everybody here is fine and having a good time. Tell Aunt Alma hello. (out of money)

Your son
Bobo

Greenwood, Miss
August 25, 1955

Dear Sis:
Greeting to you in Jesus precious name. All is doing fine. Ed Wright Bobo Also Jr. arrived here safe. The boys is enjoying them selves fine and we are enjoying them. I was glad that you all let Bobo come. He is certainly a nice kid he is just as obedient as you want to see. I think I'll take him to see Crosby Sunday perhaps Uncle Joe too. It's real fun to Bobo to go out into the field where the others boys is to pick cotton. Why didn't you come along with them then. We certainly would have went to Hazelhurst. We have a big crop and lots of cotton to pick but I don't have to even go to the field. I have me a new Maytag washer. I think it wonderful -- now I would've written Mamie but Boa say she was expecting to go away on her vacation so you can tell her what I say about her son. Now [...] soon and tell me the news about the family.

Love to Mr. Spearman all from your sister
Elizabeth



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