47 Irvin St.
July 9, 1917
Dear Brother Little:
Your kind letter received. Glad you are at least giving the call to the professorship earnest and prayerful consideration. I hope you may decide to accept, but of course it is matter that you must decide under the guidance of the Holy Spirit. I feel there is a great work before you in Waterloo. There is a probability that you would be the first English professor in the not too distant future. (This statement is strictly confidential.) Dr. Laury’s family is permanently located in Bethlehem. From this state of affairs one may draw his own conclusions. Dr. Laury’s address is 341 Garrison St. Bethlehem, P. A.
Since Dr. Laury’s family is living
in Bethlehem, you would no doubt live in the old Seminary building. I expect to arrange next week to have heating plant repaired, or an entirely new one put in. And will see to it, that it can be properly heated. As to cost of heating, would say that if it requires more to heat your apartments than it should cost in an ordinary home with a good furnace, the Board should assume extra cost, and I am sure the Board will be glad to do so. I will see to it that you get a square deal, in this and in all other matters. Re Moving expenses. In case you accept, I will arrange to have your moving expenses advance to you approximately. It seems to me that you should receive a proportionate amount of that extra $166.00 that falls due on Feb. 1. even is you do not stay, and I believe your congregation at Morrisburg will be good enough and
big enough to grant it to you even though you do leave before Feb. 1. 1918. As you will not be leaving them on selfish grounds, but in a sense in their interest, as the Seminary’s work is their work also.
I shall be pleased to answer any other questions you may have to ask.
With kindest regards I am
Very Sincerely Yours,
[signed] H. J. Behrens