The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 19, July 1915 - April, 1916 Page: 183
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Early Presbyterianism in Texas 183
have If so I have no doubt it was for wise and good reasons-
although I am constrained to think you could have done more for
the Redeemers kingdom in that office-than where you are. Still
I know, one cannot decide for another Let me hear from you soon.
I have heard that you have a good degree of religious interest,
both in School and Church I hope you may be greatly refreshed,
and your hands strengthened.
I sometimes hope we have some tokens of a better state of things
in our Church. There is I think-a deepening sense of the want
of spirituality And I trust there is a melting of some of the
hardness that has existed. I try to deal faithfully with my Ses-
sion-we meet often- And I think there is getting to be an
interest in our meetings.
The Church is filling up-the attendance is good. It is a little
remarkable the increase in my congregation is nearly all gentlemen.
So far as I can see but few ladies.
My Dear Bro pray for us. This was your first love in Texas.
You know us, and our needs; pray that the Gospel may have free
Tomorrow is New years day. May God give you and yours a
happy new year. Yours fraternally
R. H. Byers
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Texas State Historical Association. The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 19, July 1915 - April, 1916, periodical, 1916; Austin, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth101067/m1/198/: accessed December 11, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Texas State Historical Association.