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Letter from N.D. Pendleton to Rev. Theodore Pitcairn, 1930-04-01

Identifier: RG.004.01

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Typed letter from N.D. Pendleton to Rev. Theodore Pitcairn in Chateau de la Motte, Thoury-Ferrottes, Seine-et-Marne, France. Pendleton responds to a significant letter from Pitcairn, in which Pitcairn relays his change of view regarding the “Hague Doctrines.” Pendleton writes, “I fully reciprocate your personal feelings toward me as a friend, and I am not hurt by your change of view, but much interested to know just wherein you consider your former view to be wrong and that of Mr. Pfeiffer right. If I knew this I should perhaps have a better understanding of the matter. You say that I was critical of his viewpoint. Well, I was somewhat concerned lest an over accentuation of the use of correspondences, in interpreting the doctrines, at the Hague, would lead to exaggerations. None the less, my attitude, at least as I understand myself, was tolerant. The fresh enthusiasm for the doctrines that was there developing was something of a thrill to me, and I greatly enjoyed coming in contact with it.” Names mentioned: Mr. (Ernst) Pfeiffer, Marijke (Maryke Urban Pitcairn)


  • 1930-04-01


From the Collection: 368.00 Linear Feet

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