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Letter from N.D. Pendleton to Rev. Fred E. Gyllenhaal, 1917-02-14

Identifier: RG.004.01

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Typed letter from N.D. Pendleton to Rev. Fred E. Gyllenhaal in Durban, Natal, South Africa. Pendleton has received Gyllenhaal’s letters of Nov. 13th and Nov. 23rd, 1916 and has presented them to the Joint Council. The Council has sent money which Gyllenhaal is to use as he sees fit for Church work in Basutoland. They cannot guarantee a specific amount every year as the funds come from contributions, but they will endeavor to raise more when this money runs out. Pendleton approves of Gyllenhaal’s plan to stay in Basutoland for one month to instruct the ministers and lay leaders, and then return as often as possible after that. Pendleton writes that they are not yet able to set up a permanent mission in Basutoland, and he recommend that Gyllenhaal not receive any natives as individual members of the General Church. Pendleton discusses whether the baptism of Mrs. Braby by an “Old Church” minister using a New Church service counts as a valid New Church baptism. Pendleton advises Gyllenhaal on how his marriage to Miss Pemberton should be preformed as they will not have another New Church minister present to conduct the ceremony. Pendleton is pleased with the way Gyllenhaal dealt with Conference minister Mr. Buss when Buss attempted to approach members of the Durban Society. Pendleton believes the US may soon join the War now that relations with Germany have been broken off. Names mentioned: Mr. Alden, Mr. Paul Synnestvedt, Mrs. Braby, Mr. Cockerell, Miss Pemberton, Mr. Buss


  • 1917-02-14


From the Collection: 368.00 Linear Feet

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