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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 John C. Brewer to Emma Davis, April 23, 1879]

Description: Letter from John C. Brewer to Emma Davis discussing an "April Fool" Emma played on John, mutual acquaintances, and the death of Mr. Adams.
Date: April 23, 1879
Creator: Brewer, John C.
Partner: Private Collection of Melvin E. Brewer

[Letter from John C. Brewer to Emma Davis, August 24, 1879]

Description: Letter from John C. Brewer to Emma Davis including a discussion between him and his parents about working and crops. In a postscript to the letter he discusses mutual acquaintances and wanting a horse from his father.
Date: August 24, 1879
Creator: Brewer, John C.
Partner: Private Collection of Melvin E. Brewer

[Letter from John C. Brewer to Emma Davis, February 12-14, 1879]

Description: Letter from John C. Brewer to Emma Davis. The first part of the letter is dated February 12, 1879, and the second part is dated February 14, 1879. The first part discusses John and Emma being ill. The second part mentions a social John is going to.
Date: 1879-02-12/1879-02-14
Creator: Brewer, John C.
Partner: Private Collection of Melvin E. Brewer

[Letter from John C. Brewer to Emma Davis, January 3, 1879]

Description: Letter from John C. Brewer to Emma Davis discussing the trip back from Emma's house, and his feelings on Emma being "promised" to another man. Lines from a poem or song are included.
Date: January 3, 1879
Creator: Brewer, John C.
Partner: Private Collection of Melvin E. Brewer

[Letter from John C. Brewer to Emma Davis, June 4, 1879]

Description: Letter from John C. Brewer to Emma Davis. The first part discusses mutual acquaintances, and John's wishes that Emma will not forget their memories together. The second part, dated for "Wednesday eve", discusses his and Miss Genie's relationship, what Miss Genie thinks of Emma, and Emma not feeling well.
Date: June 4, 1879
Creator: Brewer, John C.
Partner: Private Collection of Melvin E. Brewer

[Letter from John C. Brewer to Emma Davis, June 18, 1879]

Description: Letter from John C. Brewer to Emma Davis discussing the ending of his relationship with Miss Genie, finding time off to visit Emma, Emma feeling ill, and John's wishes for Emma to make a hair wreath for him.
Date: June 18, 1879
Creator: Brewer, John C.
Partner: Private Collection of Melvin E. Brewer

[Letter from John C. Brewer to Emma Davis, March 23 & 24, 1879]

Description: Letter from John C. Brewer to Emma Davis. The first part of the letter is dated March 23, 1879, and the second part is dated March 24, 1879. The first part mentions mutual acquaintances, and the second part discusses Emma feeling ill, and mutual acquaintances.
Date: 1879-03-23/1879-03-23
Creator: Brewer, John C.
Partner: Private Collection of Melvin E. Brewer

[Letter from John C. Brewer to Emma Davis, May 18 & 19, 1879]

Description: Letter from John C. Brewer to Emma Davis. The first part of the letter is dated May 18, 1879, and the second part is dated May 19, 1879. The first part discusses John being ill, a barbecue John and Emma attended, and mutual acquaintances. The second part discusses John feeling better, and a "singing" he went to.
Date: May 18, 1879
Creator: Brewer, John C.
Partner: Private Collection of Melvin E. Brewer

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

[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 Emma Davis to John C. Brewer]

Description: Letter from Emma Davis to John C. Brewer. She briefly discusses being unable to meet with John in the morning, because she is not feeling well.
Date: unknown
Creator: Davis, Emma
Partner: Private Collection of Melvin E. Brewer

[Letter from Emma Davis to John C. Brewer, April 13 & 14, 1879]

Description: Letter from Emma Davis to John C. Brewer. The first part of the letter is dated April 13, 1879, and the second part is dated April 14, 1879. The first part includes an apology from Emma and a discussion about their friendship. The second part discusses mutual acquaintances.
Date: 1879-04-13/1879-04-14
Creator: Davis, Emma
Partner: Private Collection of Melvin E. Brewer