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From: "Dale Ratcliffe" <>
Subject: [BRE] Letters
Date: Sat, 24 May 2008 22:33:26 -0400
Recently I received some meeting minutes from a COB church in Arizona. The
minutes frequently referred to "letters." Could someone explain the use of
letters? Were they used for transferring membership from one church to
another and as proof of church business? Here are some examples:
Bro. Peter Forney was granted a traveling letter.
Bro. Isaac Forney also asked for his letter again but it was refused because
he was not leaving.
Letters were granted to Sister Bertha Gillett and Bro. Ezra Fike
Letters received as follows: Ruben Young (Deacon) and wife Clara.
Bro. J.G. Rarick and wife was granted letter of membership
The following letters were received.