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[Western Union Telegram to Soloman Falls]

Description: A telegram sent from Washington D.C. to Mr. Soloman Falls, to inform him of his son Jett (Johnny, Jetty) Fall's death in France on November 6th. The telegram features the words Western Union Telegram along with the company's logo of the globe surrounded by the words "Western Union" at the top center, with standard telegram form information to either side (i.e. blanks available to complete with sender and receiver information). None of the blank spaces have been completed. Below this writing, the message reads: "No 3, CK 24 Government, Washington, D.C. 514 PM 5th" -- "Mr. Soloman Falls Roxton, Texas" -- "Deeply regret to inform you that Corporal Jett Falls Inf is officially reported as killed in Action November Sixth" -- "Harris the Adjt. -- 8.48 PM"
Date: unknown
Partner: Euless Public Library

[Official Notice of Jett Falls Appointment to Corporal]

Description: A certificate issued by the Army of the United States of America to commemorate Private Jett (Johnny, Jetty) Falls' increase in rank from Private to Corporal. It is a standard WWI issued form with blank spaces available for personalization. This form was completed by a Lt. Colonel (his signature is unreadable) at Camp Travis, Texas on April 11th 1918. The remaining filled spaces detail the Private Jett Falls, Co. E 359th Infantry had been promoted to Corporal of that same division on March 27th 1918.
Date: April 11, 1918
Partner: Euless Public Library

[Letter Informing Soloman Falls of Jett Fall's Death]

Description: A letter addressed to Mr. S (Soloman) Falls in Roxton, Texas informing him of his son's (Jett Falls) death. The letter is appears to be a standard government-issued form with blank spaces available for personalization. The spaces on this form have been completed to show that "Jett Falls" was killed at the "Meuse-Verdun Sector" on "Nov. 5th". It expresses appropriate sentiments of loss and condolence and is signed by the Chaplain of the 359th division, M. M. Hoffman, Jr. A handwritten note at the bottom reads "He is buried in this sector with a number of his companions and has a cross at his grave".
Date: 1919
Partner: Euless Public Library

[Insurance Refund Notification Upon Death of Jett Falls]

Description: A letter written Mr. Soloman Falls of Paris, Texas informing him of his son's (Jett -- Johnny, Jetty --- Falls) insurance benefits upon his death. The letter was issued by the Treasury Department on May 3rd, 1920 and details the amount paid by Mr. Soloman towards Jett Falls War Risk Insurance, and the amount owed to him upon his son's death. The amount owed was determined to be $65.16, and the letter states that future payments will occur in the amount of $57.50 each month. The letter is typed, and was written by R. H. Hallett, the Assistant Director in charge of Compensation and Insurance Claims Division.
Date: May 3, 1920
Creator: Treasury Department, United States of America
Partner: Euless Public Library

[Home Service Memorial Pamphlet]

Description: This pamphlet describes the memorial service held by the First Baptist Church of Paris, TX to honor the soldiers from Lamar County who were killed during World War I. The front cover features text identifying the event to be held as a Home Service Memorial conducted by the American Red Cross "For the sons of Lamar County who have given their lives in service of their country" at the First Baptist Church of Paris, Texas on March 7th, 1919. The inside of the pamphlet contains a program guide to the memorial events, including a list of hymns to be sung and masses read, as well as an honor roll of the fallen soldiers for whom the memorial was conducted. Jett Falls name on the third page under the list of Honor Roll individuals, tenth from the top.
Date: March 7, 1919
Partner: Euless Public Library

Irving Near Dallas

Description: Advertisement from the Irving Board of Trade, enticing farmers to move to Irving, Texas.
Date: c. 1908
Creator: Irving Board of Trade
Partner: Irving Archives

[Decrees of Mexican Government, dated November 2-4, 1822]

Description: Act of installation of the Meeting... according to the imperial decree of 31 of the last Octe. Copy by Antonio de Mier, 6 l.s Signatories: Juan Francisco (Bishop of Durango), Antonio de Mier, and Francisco Velasco. Reference to: Election of Marquess of Castañiza; speech by Iturbide; text of Organic Bases of the National Meeting Instituyente, originally signed by Jose Manuel Herrera and rubric of Iturbide; siege of San Juan de Ulúa; administration of oath of office; text of speech by President; voting for officers; candidates: Castañiza, Juan Bautista de Arispe, José María Bocanegra, Bonifacio Fernández, Toribio González, Miguel Guridi y Alcocer, Pedro Labairu, Miguel Larrainaga, Ramón Martínez de los Ríos, Mariano Mendiola, Isidro Montúfar, Juan José Quiñones, Antonio José Valdez, Antonio Mier y Villagómez, and Lorenzo Zavala; list of members taking oath: José María Abarca, Antonio Aguilar, Mariano Aranda, Pascual de Aranda, Francisco Argandar, José María Becerra, Pedro Celis, José María Cobarrubias, Antonio Elosúa, Carlos Espinoza de los Monteros, Luciano Figueroa, Manuel Flores, Refugio de la Garza, Manuel Ignacio Gutiérrez, José Antonio Gutiérrez de Lara, Martín Inclán, Agustín de Iriarte, Antonio de Iriarte, Manuel López de la Plata, Ambrosio Martínez de Vea, Conde de Miraflores, Antonio Morales de Ibáñez, José Vicente Orrantes, Manuel Ortiz, Francisco Pérez Serrano, Marqués de Rayas. Joaquín Román, Francisco Ruiz, Francisco Uraga, Francisco Velasco, and Tomás Veltranena. Absent: Manuel Álvarez, Pedro Arroyabe, Simón Elías González, José Ignacio Esteva, Luis Mendizábal, Juan Nepomuceno Mier y Altamirano, Salvador Parras, José Francisco Peralta, and Jacinto Rubí, plus candidates. extra candidates. November 2, 1822. November 4, 1822. November 2, 1822. Herrera, Jose Manuel: List of the Delegated Gentlemen designated by S. M. I. so that they compose the Meeting that is to replace the extinguished Congress.... Mexico, Imperial Imprint. 1 l. f. 7-7v. Printed sheet with name of Jacinto Rubí ...
Date: November 2, 1822
Creator: Herrera, José Manuel; Francisco, Juan & Iturbide, Agustin de
Partner: UNT Libraries

[Letter from Atilano Sanchez to Mariano, March 13, 1857]

Description: Transmittal of copies of documents in the reform of the Fundación de la Obra Pía; efforts to save the organization from destruction; opposition of “los principales en lo científico” Juan José Espinosa de los Monteros, Juan Francisco Azcárate, and Andrés Quintana Roó, directed by Francisco Sánchez de Tagle; mercantile opposition by Lorenzo Carrera; benefits obtained by Lorenzo Zavala for editing the “Decreto sentencia expoliatoria”; financial support given group by Francisco González Agüero; opposition of deputies and senators; provisions of benefactress' will changed; appointment of Patronos; fear of ministry of Lerdo; election of president; fear of spending of all money derived from “tratado pendiente” with the United States; effort to withdraw Jesuits from supervision of the Obra pía; denuncia made by Promotor Robledo; appeal to Pedro Escudero; “El Impreso del S. Vélez”; exclusion of Jesuits from Hacienda pública confirmed by Santa Anna in 1843; limits on amortization.
Date: March 13, 1857
Creator: Sanchez, Atilano
Partner: UNT Libraries

Letter from Kirk Watson, Mayor of Austin

Description: Letter from Austin Mayor Kirk Watson, supporting Ernestine Thompson and First Baptist Church on its project to chronicle its 133 year past.
Date: January 22, 2001
Creator: Kirk Watson
Partner: Jacob Fontaine Religious Museum

Letter from State Senator Gonzalo Barrientos

Description: Letter from State Senator of District 14 Gonzalo Barrientos, supporting First Baptist Church on its project to record their history as the oldest Baptist church for African- Americans.
Date: March 30, 2001
Creator: Barrientos, Gonzalo
Partner: Jacob Fontaine Religious Museum

Letter from Governor George W. Bush

Description: Letter congratulating First Baptist Church on its 130th Anniversary from Governor George W. Bush.
Date: April 3, 1997
Creator: Bush, George W.
Partner: Jacob Fontaine Religious Museum

Reverend Marvin C. Griffin

Description: Written information about the accomplishments of Reverend Marvin C. Griffin of Ebenezer Baptist Church in Austin, TX.
Date: unknown
Partner: Other

[Col. Nicholas Copeland letter to Martin Bridgman, April 25, 1835]

Description: 1835 letter of Col. Nicholas Copeland to his son-in-law Martin Bridgman of Arkansas, enticing him to move to Texas. The letter discusses the price of land and cattle, as well as the profitability of crops such as cotton and corn. Copeland adds a note for Harry Currin, a free African-American, stating that Texas is a safe place to settle. His land grant (settlement & fortification) described in the letter was 25 miles west of the Trinity River just before crossing the Navasota River. This letter was written at Robbins' Ferry on the Old San Antonio Road at the crossing of the Trinity River (letters went east from there to be carried & put in the US mail system).
Date: April 25, 1835
Creator: Copeland, Nicholas
Partner: Other

[Letter from Sam Houston to Joseph Ellis, June 12, 1847]

Description: A letter from Sam Houston to his friend Joseph L. Ellis of Grand Cane at his plantation "Pleasant Lawn." Discusses Judge Worsham, the health of the Houston family and neighbors. This letter is purported to be a hoax and forgery, as multiple copies exist.
Date: June 12, 1847
Creator: Houston, Sam
Partner: Denton Public Library

[Letter from D.H. Scott to Mrs. C.I. Scofield, July 26, 1921]

Description: Letter from D.H. Scott to Mrs. C.I Scofield with condolences on the death of her husband. Judge Scott comments on his 38 years of fellowship with C.I. Scofield.
Date: July 26, 1921
Creator: Scott, David Howell
Partner: Private Collection of Caroline R. Scrivner Richards

[Letter regarding a loan for William Murrell, January 12, 1861]

Description: Letter to a "cousin" from J. Thompson and Giles Thompson, introducing William Murrell and discussing acceptable terms for a loan to Murrell with slaves as collateral.
Date: January 12, 1861
Creator: Thompson, Giles
Partner: Private Collection of Howard and Brenda McClurkin

[Letter to Mr. Young from Thomas Ward, November 28, 1859]

Description: Letter to Mr. Young from Thomas Ward, regarding acceptable terms of sale for land in Cooke County Texas. Discusses abolition and the potential dissolution of the Union.
Date: November 28, 1859
Creator: Ward, Thomas
Partner: Private Collection of Howard and Brenda McClurkin

[Letter from I.G. Vore to J.W. Denver, April 3, 1884]

Description: Letter from I.G. Vore to Gen'l. J.W. Denver in Washington D.C. Vore states he will take all claims presented to him from Potawatomi, Caddo, Anadarko, Ioni, Penateka Comanche, Waco, Towaconie and Keechi.
Date: April 3, 1884
Creator: Vore, I.G.
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society