47 Irvin St.
July 4. 1917
Dear Brother Little:-
No doubt brother Mauser has informed you that you were unanimously elected as an additional English Professor in the Seminary at the meeting of the Seminary Board on June 26th. A few days after the meeting I wrote Dr. Hoffmann asking him to prepare call and forward to me for signature and then I would forward it to you. I have not heard from him, but I am told he is not at home at present. I am sorry the call is not in your hands already. Will get it to you just as quickly as I can. Salary offered is $1200 per annum and free residence. I sincerely hope you will accept, as does every member of the Board. There is a great work to be done at the Seminary. The misunderstandings
have been to a large extent over-come during the past year. The Germans are supporting the institution better than ever before. I know you will have no trouble in getting along with the German brethern. The prospects for the seminary and College were never so bright, providing we can get proper teaching staff.
I hope and pray you may see your way clear to accept the call to the professorship
Mrs. Behrens wishes to be remembered to you and Mrs. Little and hopes she may soon have the pleasure of greeting you and Mrs. Little in our congregation and in our home.
[signed] H.J. Behrens
From Rev. H.J. Behrens
The Rev. C.H. Little. D.D.
July 8, 1917