Letter from George Brandon, 6 July 1842

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☞ July the 6the 1842 Illinois
To the Editor of the Times and Seasons
Dear Brother in the Bonds of the Knew And everlasting Covenant.
It is with feelings of Gratitude and delight that <​I​> take my pen to address you in a fiew lines
Dear Brother in as much as I have lately arrived at this place from Tennessee I feel it a duty that I owe God And myself and also my Brethren
To give you a short account of the state and Condition of the Churches and Brethren in the counties of Henry Benton Stewart and Montgomery Tennessee so fare as I have a knowledge of their standing
I will first give a short account of the Charity Branch which Branch was raised up by myself in 182 1839 and was Organised with seven members some of whom lived in Henry County and some in Benton Cty Our most usual place of holding meatings were in a few hundred <​yards​> of the County line between the afore said Counties and near to where they cornered east
This Branch grew from 7 members to 18 Seventeen of whom were in good standing in April 1842 so fare as we could ascertain One by the name of Eli Casteel was cut off from the church about the first of May last Eight of the Branch landed in On the 30 day of May last some others of the Branch have removed els where til— there is But five members remaining in the Branch 4 of whom are women three of whom have unbelieveing husbands and one of whom was the wife of Eli Casteel who was Cut off from the Branch about first of May 1842 the other member is <​a​> young lad by the name of Britton Morris. But Two Elders had moved within a few miles of them this spring it is hoped that they will Take care of them by uniting with them &c— [p. [1]]
☞ July the 6the 1842 Illinois
To the Editor of the Times and Seasons
Dear Brother in the Bonds of the Knew And everlasting Covenant.
It is with feelings of Gratitude and delight that I take my pen to address you in a fiew lines
Dear Brother in as much as I have lately arrived at this place from Tennessee I feel it a duty that I owe God And myself and also my Brethren
To give you a short account of the state and Condition of the Churches and Brethren in the counties of Henry Benton Stewart and Montgomery Tennessee so fare as I have a knowledge of their standing
I will first give a short account of the Charity Branch which Branch was raised up by myself in 1839 and was Organised with seven members some of whom lived in Henry County and some in Benton Cty Our most usual place of holding meatings were in a few hundred yards of the County line between the afore said Counties and near to where they cornered east
This Branch grew from 7 members to 18 Seventeen of whom were in good standing in April 1842 so fare as we could ascertain One by the name of Eli Casteel was cut off from the church about the first of May last Eight of the Branch landed in On the 30 day of May last some others of the Branch have removed els where til— there is But five members remaining in the Branch 4 of whom are women three of whom have unbelieveing husbands and one of whom was the wife of Eli Casteel who was Cut off from the Branch about first of May 1842 the other member is a young lad by the name of Britton Morris. But Two Elders had moved within a few miles of them this spring it is hoped that they will Take care of them by uniting with them &c— [p. [1]]
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