November 1, 1928.
THE REVEREND S. C. HUGHSON, O.H.C.
West Park, N. Y.
My Dear Fr. Hughson:
THANK YOU for yours of the 30th ultimo, in reply to which I repeat that I regret more than I can well express my inability to be with you for the opening of the Congress, as I had hoped and planned.
The real pleasure and profit I realized from attendance upon the sessions of 1926 and 1927 augment my sense of disappointment now. The memory of the past intensifies my desire to improve the opportunity of the present.
But inasmuch as I must forego the gratification of this desire, I request that you convey my affectionate greetings to the Brethren assembled, individually and collectively, and assure them all of an interest in my prayers.
I am glad to learn that your avowed purpose is the consideration of subjects based upon recognition of the fundamental fact that all life belongs to Jesus Christ. And not only this, but that you have prepared for your deliberations in such manner as will engender, encourage, and establish a deeper sense of personal obligation upon the part of all for renewed consecration of self, soul and body, to God for His use and service through the medium of His Holy Catholic Church.
That the Holy Ghost may be with you in power and give you a right judgment in all things is my earnest prayer; and with love to everyone present, I am
JOHN G. MURRAY,