SECOND PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
He requested me to acknowledge your invitation; to express
his regrets that other engagements will prevent him from being
with you upon this most interesting occasion; and to extend his
hearty congratulations to you all upon the long-extended service
which your church has been permitted to render in the past, and
the hope that the future holds for it a far larger field of useful-
Tremendous and far-reaching influences for good must have
been exercised during these one hundred years of devotion to
the cause of the Master. I pray that your fruitful past will be
a splendid incentive to nobler endeavor, and that your people
will find much of encouragement and inspiration in the following
"The Golden Age lies onward, not behind.
The pathway through the Past has led us up;
The pathway through the Future will lead on,
If we but fight the wrong, and keep the faith,
And battle for the future, all mankind
Will bless us in the days that are to come."
-James A. Edgerton.
Very sincerely yours,
H. P. FORD.
Dr. Henry's Secretary.
THE BOARD OF THE CHURCH ERECTION FUND
OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE
PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH IN THE UNITED STATES
156 Fifth Avenue, New York,
October 6th, 19I5.
Mr. Wilbur R. Smith,
Second Presbyterian Church,
My dear Mr. Smith:
I have just received the gracious invitation of the Second
Presbyterian Church of Lexington, Ky., to be present at the