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From: "Mary Ann Rhodes" <>
Subject: Re: [BRE] Letters
Date: Mon, 26 May 2008 11:25:57 -0400
References: <200805250239.m4P2dZHM008696@mail.rootsweb.com>


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From: "Dale Ratcliffe" <>
To: <>
Sent: Saturday, May 24, 2008 10:33 PM
Subject: [BRE] Letters


> 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.
>
>
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