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    Nannie Parrott writes to the Home regarding the adoption of Florie Herrin, an 11 year old girl at the Home. She says that she will send her daughter, Ellen Watts, on Friday to pick her up. She includes references from a Pastor, and says to send the child to Harrodsburg. An attached letter from Rev. Johnie Mason, Pastor, and J. A. Coulter C Clark recommends Mrs. Nannie Parrott and Mr. John Parrott to adopt the girl.This letter also asks the Home to "tell it to mind her and she will treat it as one of her own children and she says she dont want it to be sassy with her." A final letter from A. Perkins, member of a church, also recommends the Parrotts. Handwritten on Parrott's letter, "Child rent by Mr. Winchell but brought back. Recommendations untrue. Home and people announced by a Mr. Faller of Mackville or Springfield, M. E. A." Letters marked Mackville, KY and Battle, KY.
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    Katie M. Wright writes to the Home on behalf of her mother and father, asking if the Home has a girl about 10 or 12 years old they could adopt. She says that she is their only daughter, and married 15 years ago, after which they adopted an orphan girl who has also recently been married. She says that her "only brother Dr. A. B. Coons" adopted a boy about 14 years ago from the Home who is now "a fine young man." She says that they are all Baptists and offers Bro. W. E. Powers and J. T. Sampson as references. Handwritten, "Sent them Edna White." Letter marked Pendleton, KY. In a telegram from 6 Jan 1907, Wright writes to clarify any questions the home has, saying that her mother is 65 and her father is 75 and there "has always been a orphan in this home even before my birth." She says that they live on a four mile plot in the country, 2 miles from a church and 0.5 miles from a school. In a letter from 17 Jan 1907, Wright asks if the girls have ever had measles, and says that she has been very sick. In a letter from 12 Feb 1907, Wright says that she might come into the city this week and asks if the children in the Home are over the measles. In a letter from 25 Feb 1907, Wright says that her father will send the necessary paperwork in soon for Edna White. She says that Edna is now with her mother and father, and that her husband visited on Sunday and "told her he had come to see if she wanted to return to the home and she informed him she did not and was so far well pleased." Letters marked Pendleton, KY.
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    Mrs. Hayes writes to Weller to say "it is with great pleasher that I write to you that we are dissatifide of your all children they dont suit me and we want to send them back." She asks for Weller to answer the letter immediately so that she can send the children back from Paducah on the morning train. Letter marked Bardwell, KY. In a letter from 19 Sept 1894, Hayes responds to Weller asking about the objections to the children. She says that "they Joy us and are saucy and fight with one another and another thing we had some small change about the house the other day and the little boy got hold of some money [...] and never asked us for it." She goes on to say that her mother is getting old and doesn't like "bad children." Letter marked Bardwell, KY. On a telegraph from 20 Sept 1894, Daniel Hayes writes "the children leave elevent thirty five tonight." Letter marked Palmer House, Paducah, KY.
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    Letter to the Baptists Orphan "Asylum" from Alfred Arrasmith in Warsaw, Kentucky, looking for someone to claim five orphan children.
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    Signature of Fanny Thruston Ballard (1826-1896), from one of five letters written to Cecelia Larrison (1831-1909).
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    Signature of Cecelia Larrison (1831-1909), from one of six letters written to Rogers Clark Ballard Thruston (1858-1946).
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    Reference Letter from J. W. D. Moore and Arthur Peter, Chairman Committee on Orphanage, discussing Lula Rickman, an orphan whose parents (Ian and Susan Rickman) have died. Lula carries with her four hundred and fifty dollars, which will be kept by the home for "the charge of her benefit." She will be safely delivered to the Home.
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    The Plymouth Settlement House Board of Directors Minutes is a 66 page document that details proceedings of the Board of Directors' meetings and Executive Board's meetings that occurred from January 26, 1967 to January 28, 1971 in Louisville, Kentucky. The document also includes two letters from the Indiana-Kentucky Conference of the United Church of Christ to the ministers of the Indiana-Kentucky Conference.
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    Letter to W. L. Weller from W. A. Stineback, in Bardwell, Kentucky. This may be a misspelling of the last name "Steinbach" mentioned in previous letters. A reply, written December 19th, 1891, from W. L. Weller on the same note says "this is the 4.00 for sending Kate Weaver." The back of the note has the following stamp: "From CHIC, & CAIRO, F. M. Nov 11 South -W. E. Powers-"
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    Otillia to Louis J. Discher, Co F 120 Infantry, Camp Sevier, S.C.
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    Frank Raymond Lane, Camp Zachary Taylor, Louisville, Kentucky, to Nellie Rahe, Milan, Indiana.
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    Frank Raymond Lane, Camp Zachary Taylor, Louisville, Kentucky, to Nellie Rahe, Milan, Indiana.
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    Clara in Louisville, Kentucky, to Louis J. Discher, Co F 120 Infantry, Camp Sevier, S.C.
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    Frank Raymond Lane, Camp Zachary Taylor, Louisville, Kentucky, to Nellie Rahe, Milan, Indiana
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    Frank Raymond Lane, Camp Zachary Taylor, Louisville, Kentucky, to Nellie Rahe, Milan, Indiana.
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    Frank Raymond Lane, Camp Zachary Taylor, Louisville, Kentucky, to Nellie Rahe, Milan, Indiana.
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    Clara to Corporal Louis J. Discher, Co. F, 120 Infantry, 30 Division, American Expeditionary Forces.
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    Frank Raymond Lane, Camp Zachary Taylor, Louisville, Kentucky, to Nellie Rahe, Milan, Indiana.
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    Mary Frances in Louisville, Kentucky, to Louis J. Discher, Co F 120 Infantry, Camp Sevier, S.C.
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    Frank Raymond Lane, Camp Zachary Taylor, Louisville, Kentucky to Nellie Rahe, Milan, Indiana.
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