The Quarterly of the Texas State Historical Association, Volume 12, July 1908 - April, 1909 Page: 51
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Records of an Early Texas Baptist Church.
eren B Parker John Parker and M Bennett and Report at our next
4th Brother J. M. Stalcup and Sister Mary E Stalcup petition
the church for letters of dismission but the church Refuses to
grant them letters uppon the said petition as the petition set forth
that if the church did not grant letters upon said petition that they
wished to be banished from the Church
Ben Parker, Mod. R. M. Garrett C. C.
Saturday before the third 3rd sunday in February 1866 the
church met and in order proceeded to business 1st took up the
case of Brother Garrett and posponed it untill our next meeting
2nd took up the case of our two colored sisters for fighting and
contradicting of each other and recieved the report and the com-
mittee discharged the case of sister Charlotte is taken up for trial
and [she] is hereby Declared no more a member with us 2 took
up the case of sister Henny and withdrew the charge and the
church agrees to amend the minutes of her Decr meeting which the
Church' Recieved the Report of Ben Parker which read as follows
to Pilgrim Church the undersigned begs leave to Report that he
proceeded to assist in the constitution of a church at Bradleys
mills near the head of cat-fish Bayou in Anderson County on the
Articles of faith of the union Association on Saturday before the
4th Sunday in January 1866
all of which is most Respectfully Submitted
Ben. Parker, Mod R. M. Garrett, C. C.
Saturday before the 3rd Lords day in March 1866 the church
Proceeded to business first apointed M Bennett Clerk Protem
2nd took up the Reference of Brother Garrett Brother Garrett
request the Church to throw him overboard as was Jonah so the
Church by her vote excluded Brother Garrett
3rd the Church agrees to Grant Brother Mathis and wife letters
of Dismission also Bro Lagow Brother Smith [and] wife Brother
Cunningham and wife sister Garrett sister Mary Denson on Sun-
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