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MANUSCRIPTS DIVISION 2001
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Two Letters, 4 March 1867 and 7 November 1870, to Walker J. Brookes [Addition to Iveson L. Brookes Papers]
Two letters, 4 March 1867 and 7 November 1870, to Walker J. Brookes augment the Library's holdings of the papers of Iveson L. Brookes (1793-1865), and family. The earlier, from Augusta, Ga., commission merchant Harper C. Bryson, concerns the declining cotton market, while the 1870 letter from Jos[eph] A. Lawton, Allendale, is more personal in nature. "I rejoice with you, in the conversion of your dear Mary & Walker," Lawton wrote. "Truly God has been good to your family. I am glad that your children enjoy the facility & blessing of a Sunday school as well as the preached gospel- For the young I regard the Sunday school more important than preaching." Lawton, a Baptist clergyman, then turns to matters relating to his ministry-"Oweing to my uncertain health and the distance, I did not think it prudent to consent to devote more than half of my time to Concord next year. The other half, I have consented to give to Allendale." Joseph Bostick, he hoped, would supply the other Sundays so that there would be "preaching every Sunday" at both churches. In closing, Lawton mentions that the Allendale community was lamenting the loss of Dr. Ben Lawton and B.L. Willingham, both of whom had settled in Georgia.

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