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Letter from N.D. Pendleton to Bishop William F. Pendleton, 1901-01-07

Identifier: RG.004.01

Scope and Contents

Handwritten letter from N.D. Pendleton to Bishop William F. Pendleton. Pendleton reports that W.F.P.’s letter was read aloud at the recent special council meeting. This meeting was called to determine whether the Pittsburgh Society would offer to host the next General Assembly. There was a “state of grave discouragement” at W.F.P.’s suggestion not to hold an Assembly in the coming year, as many felt that the Church would soon grow too large for Pittsburgh to host. The council began discussing the possibility of using hotels in the city to accommodate visitors, and then the suggestion was made that the Assembly could be held in Chicago, as this would allow them to entertain as many people as possible. The Chicago Beach hotel was recommended for this purpose, and the council eventually agreed. They would like to formally submit this plan to W.F.P. and the General Council for approval. If the General Council does not approve, Pendleton thinks it may be best not to hold the Assembly as W.F.P. has suggested.


  • 1901-01-07


From the Collection: 368.00 Linear Feet

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