The Quarterly of the Texas State Historical Association, Volume 12, July 1908 - April, 1909 Page: 49
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Records of an Early Texas Baptist Church.
in May 1865 and Recieved by Experience Sisters Elizabeth Sylves-
ter Mahalia Sylvester and Elizabeth ward and granted letters of
dismission to the Same and on Sunday Recieved Cyrena Chambles
by Experience all of which is most respectfully Submitted
Signed L. G. Aspley
T. W. Brooks
R M Garrett Ch Clk Benjamin Parker mod
Saturday before the third Sunday in June 1865 the church met
and in order proceeded to business 1st called for the peace of
the church and brother S. M. Mathews Prefers charges against
brother P. Q. for writing letters and corresponding with a lady
on an improper Subject and leaving his family in a suffering con-
dition and the church refers the same untill our next meeting
2 sister Martha P. Crainshaw, formerly Martha P. Cross, calls
for letter of dismission which the church grants
Benjamin Parker, Mod. R. M. Garrett ch clk
July the 18th, 1865
Saturday before the third Sunday in July 1865 the church met
and in order proceeded to business
1st took up the Refference in the case of brother P. Q., and
Breatheren Ben Parker and S. M. Mathews informed the church
that they had visited Brother P. Q. and Laboured with him on
the subject in order to reclaim him and he acknowledged to them
that he had corresponded with a lady on an improper Subject or
on the subject of love and they farther found that he had left his
family and was not following any occupation for the support of
his family and he failing to give satisfaction the church therefore
declairs by her act that brother P. Q. is no longer a member of This
body and on Sunday the 11th Recieved Aaron a colored man by
L. G. Aspley, Mod. R. M. Garrett Ch clk
Saturday before the 3rd third sunday in August 1865 the church
met and in order proceeded to business first the church authorises
the clerk to prepare a letter by our next meeting to our next asso-
L. G. Aspley, Mod.
R. M. Garrett Ch clk
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