While most of the documents in Temple files were quite formal and legalistic, some releases of custody were simple handwritten statements. One such release appears below.
June 22, 1978
San Francisco, California
I, Ollie L. Brooks, Jr., hereby authorize Deloise Wilson to raise my daughter Lorenda Lorine Brooks as her own for me, also giving her full permission to take her wherever she wish[es] without anyone else[‘s] consent but my own.
Ollie L. Brooks, Jr.
WITNESS: Patricia J. Richartz
For identification purposes, it should be noted that Patricia J. Richartz was the legal assistant to Temple attorney Charles Garry. It should also be noted that Lorenda Brooks did not go to Jonestown.