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Townes writes to the Home requesting to "get a boy a smart heart one about 8 years old." He says that he is a broom and mattress maker and that "there is a heap of work that a boy can do." He includes that he is a Baptist and asks to be written to…

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Ballon writes to Weller regarding the adoption of one of the Renfro children. He says he told James M. Renfro that he would "take the girl and do the best we could with it," but that they don't live in an area where they could "shool the child." He…

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Brock writes to Weller regarding her daughter, Nannie. It is implied that Nannie has been adopted and Brock went to the Home to try to get information about her whereabouts with no success. She apologizes for "that old woman that was there with me"…

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J. W. Taylor writes to the Home saying that the Baptist Church at Emmanuel, Graves Co., KY recommended Emerson last spring to get a boy from the Home about 10 years old. He says that though the Home "promis to send him one" he hasn't heard since…

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Steagall writes to Weller regarding his bonds. He encloses the paperwork and says he is sick in bed and asks if "the boy" can be sent to help him. Letter marked Scotts Sta. In a letter from 1 June 1894, Mrs. P. L. Steagall writes to Weller to "get a…

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Worwood writes to Weller to say that he thinks it would be best for him to pick out a child from the Home himself, so he is going to wait until spring to come to the Home. He says that he wants to take a boy by apprenticeship, so that in case he dies…

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Cunningham writes to Weller that she received his letter from the 12th and is "going to do as you told me. Get married." She says that she is getting married on Thursday before Christmas and that "He is able to take care of us all so don’t let them…

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Clere writes to Weller about children who are half orphans and whose father does not give consent for them to be placed in the Home. He says that the children's mother died and their 70 year old father is unable to work and is "a reckless no acount…

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Rowlett writes to Weller to inform him that the conditions for adoption or release of a child from the Home "make it impossible for [them] to think of trying farther to take a girl from the Home." He says that they "did not wish nor expect to get one…

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Mrs. Napher [? Name smudged badly] writes to the Home regarding the girl she adopted, Ida Irvin. She says that "its impossible for [her] to keep her," and that she has "tried to teach her to be a good girl have offered her a good home a long as she…
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