341 Garrison Street, Bethlehem, Pa 8-6-17
Dear Doctor Little,
It is indeed gratifying to learn that you have accepted the call to become the English Professor of our Seminary. I wish to thank you for the favorable decision. I also learn that the congregation realizes its importance sufficiently to accept your resignation. Your call, accordingly, is clear. You will serve the church by helping to prepare young men for the Ministry of the Word. May God bless your efforts.
I wrote Brother Behrens to spare no expense that the building may be put in proper shape for your residence.
My calculations were to attend your meeting September fifth, but Wentzel’s Lake has called so loud that I decided to accept that engagement. Am also expected to visit a number of congregations in the interests of the Seminary. Any information you may have that might be of value to me on my visit, will be gratefully received.
Have written to Rev. Behrens about opening services of the College. You are expected to make the opening address of the Seminary September, twenty-sixth, but if you have any remarks for students on September sixth, two o’clock, afternoon, you are free to make them. Rev. E. Beckman is expected to make opening address at College.
You are expected to take English [?] for new students, the foreign-born & others who need it until opening of Seminary. If you wish to take some classes in Latin until I arrive, it will be a great help.
Wishing you & yours God’s blessing,
I remain, sincerely,
[signed] Preston A. Laury.
314 Garrisons Street
The Rev. C.H. Little, D.D,