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Letter from N.D. Pendleton to Rev. Fernand Hussenet, 1920-02-26

Identifier: RG.004.01

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Typed letter from N.D. Pendleton to Rev. Fernand Hussenet in Saint Cloud, France. Handwritten French copy attached, translated by Madame Iungerich. Pendleton has received Hussenet’s letter of January 20th. Pendleton hopes that Hussenet and the Church members in Paris will not be too hasty in attempting to form a federation of French speaking societies. Pendleton writes that while the General Church “hold[s] our people by no other than an internal bond, yet we have a right to expect that that bond may not be lightly broken.” Pendleton thinks that patience will bring about the same effect that Hussenet hopes to achieve with his federation; Since Mr. (Theodore) Pitcairn’s visit to Lausanne, relations have been improving between the Lausanne Society and the General Church. Pendleton informs Hussenet that there will be an International Church Council in Bryn Athyn next June. The aim of this Council will be to agree upon the universal fundamentals of the Academy movement and for the priesthood to rededicate itself to the movement. Pendleton had the idea for this Council while in South Africa for the admission of the Durban Society into the General Church. The Church will defray the traveling expenses of distant ministers, and Pendleton hopes that Hussenet will be able to attend. Names mentioned: Mr. (Theodore) Pitcairn, Rev. Gaston J. Fercken, Rev. Robert J. Tilson, Rev. Glendower C. Ottley


  • 1920-02-26


From the Collection: 368.00 Linear Feet

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