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    • Letter from Orlando L. Poole in Boston, Texas, to Mrs. Nancy Parting in Holly Retreat, Mississippi 

      Poole, Orlando L. (1854)
      In this letter of 1854 to a sister-in-law, Mrs. Nancy Parting in Holly Retreat, Mississippi, Orlando Poole reports that he was then clerk of the district court of the county and a member of the Missionary Baptist Church. He added that the next year he expected to go into the merchandise business “with many friends at my side” with “fair prospects for ...
    • Letter to Orlando L. Poole from his mother in Richland Hill, Louisiana 

      Orlando L. Poole’s mother was living in Richland Hill, Louisiana, in 1839 when she wrote to her son, who had traveled to an area about 19 miles west of Texarcana, Texas, where he had a land grant. Orlando became substantially involved in settling the town of Boston, Texas, which became the county seat of Bowie County when the county was organized in ...