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[Letter of Standing for Sarah from Mount Gilead Baptist Church, August 1849]

Description: Letter of standing for Sarah, a "sister of colour," from Mt. Gilead Baptist Church. The letter stated that Sarah held full membership with the church and that she would be dismissed when she joined a church of the same faith.
Date: August 1849
Creator: Mount Gilead Baptist Church
Partner: Rice University Woodson Research Center

[Letter of Standing for Charlotte Reed from Bethlehem Baptist Church, December, 1852]

Description: Letter of standing for Charlotte Reed from Bethlehem Baptist Church. The letter included some of the beliefs of the church and stated that Charlotte held full membership with the church and that she would be dismissed if she joined a church of the same faith.
Date: December 1852
Creator: Bethlehem Baptist Church
Partner: Rice University Woodson Research Center

[Letter of Standing for Lucinda Mahan from Bethlehem Baptist Church, December, 1852]

Description: Letter of standing for Lucinda Mahan from Bethlehem Baptist Church. The letter included some of the beliefs of the church and stated that Lucinda held full membership with the church and that she would be dismissed if she joined a church of the same faith.
Date: December 1852
Creator: Bethlehem Baptist Church
Partner: Rice University Woodson Research Center

[Letter from Junia Roberts Osterhout to Ann Roberts, September 1, 1859]

Description: Letter from Junia Roberts Osterhout to her sister, Ann Roberts, discussing the possibility of Ann coming to liver with the Osterhouts in Texas. Junia says that she thinks Ann would easily find a husband there.
Date: September 1, 1859
Creator: Osterhout, Junia Roberts
Partner: Rice University Woodson Research Center

[Letter from Lizzie Roberts to Junia Roberts Osterhout, January 12, 1861]

Description: Letter from Lizzie Roberts to her sister, Junia Roberts Osterhout, discussing Junia's health, the possibility of war, and other news of family and friends. She says that she has become "dissatisfied" with where she lives and would like to go home to the North.
Date: January 12, 1861
Creator: Roberts, Lizzie
Partner: Rice University Woodson Research Center

[Letter from Private H. C. Denny to Captain H. M. Bouldin, October 13, 1862]

Description: Letter from Private H. C. Denny to Captain H. M. Bouldin. Denny wrote Bouldin about the movement of his group past the Arkansas line. He passed along a message from another soldier to be given to his wife and other small pieces of news, such as the price of corn back home.
Date: October 13, 1862
Creator: Denny, H. C.
Partner: Rice University Woodson Research Center

[Letter from George Cuffle to George W. Wade, June 23, 1867]

Description: Letter to George W. Wade from George Cuffle regarding a bill for medical treatment for the family. On the first page, Mr. Cuffle states that he is glad to hear that Mr. Wade and family are well and that the bill is enclosed. The bill, written inside, is for $45.00.
Date: June 23, 1867
Creator: Cuffle, George
Partner: Rice University Woodson Research Center

[Letter from Elvira Spurgin to Bettie Wade, January 28, 1868]

Description: Letter from Elvira Spurgin to Bettie Wade discussing recent news of family and friends. She mentions that the weather has been very cold in Belton, and she has some new boarders. Someone named Loraine had typhoid fever.
Date: January 28, 1868
Creator: Spurgin, Elvira
Partner: Rice University Woodson Research Center

[Letter from H. M. Bouldin to George W. and Bettie Wade, February 15, 1868]

Description: Letter from H. M. Bouldin to George W. and Bettie Wade discussing recent news. He says that he wishes he could see them, but he doesn't know when that will be possible. There is a note written at the top of the first page in pencil that says "to George W. Wade of Bastrop."
Date: February 15, 1868
Creator: Bouldin, H. M.
Partner: Rice University Woodson Research Center

[Letter from Jennie to Bettie Wade, April 5, 1868]

Description: Letter from Jennie to Bettie Wade discussing her living situation in Houston, Texas, an upcoming trip to the North, the possibility of yellow fever in Houston during the summer, the hanging of an African American man who committed murder, and other news.
Date: April 5, 1868
Partner: Rice University Woodson Research Center

[Letter from H. M. and J. Bouldin to George W. Wade, April 12, 1868]

Description: Letter from H. M. Bouldin to George W. Wade discussing work, chickens, the railroad, and other news. He mentions that George is currently unemployed. J. Bouldin wrote a note to her sister on the back saying that she will write soon. She mentions that Jennie bought a new hat, and she had her old one fixed up.
Date: April 12, 1868
Creator: Bouldin, H. M. & Bouldin, J.
Partner: Rice University Woodson Research Center

[Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to Osterhout Family, September 13, 1880]

Description: Photocopy of a letter from Gertrude Osterhout to Osterhout Family. Gertrude wrote her family to let them know how she was settling into life at Baylor College. She told them of her living accommodations, food, and the other girls that were there with her. The letter ended with her asking for some items to be sent to her and she spoke of her family and alterations she made to her uniforms.
Date: September 13, 1880
Creator: Osterhout, Gertrude
Partner: Rice University Woodson Research Center

[Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to John Patterson Osterhout, September 24, 1880]

Description: Photocopy of a letter from Gertrude Osterhout to John Patterson Osterhout. She wrote to inform her father that she had received the items that were sent to her and detailed what a typical day studying at Baylor College entailed for her. She mentioned a reverend that came to campus and asked if her brother Paul would be joining her at school.
Date: September 24, 1880
Creator: Osterhout, Gertrude
Partner: Rice University Woodson Research Center