Letter to Orlando L. Poole from his mother in Richland Hill, Louisiana
DateAugust 2, 1839
Handwritten letter, 4 pages on one leaf
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 1841. Government records show him as being appointed postmaster of Boston May 13, 1852.