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From Percy A. Carter, Jr.

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Author: Carter, Percy A. (Second Baptist Church)

Date: January 1, 1955 to December 31, 1955?

Location: Dixon, Ill.

Genre: Letter

Topic: Martin Luther King, Jr. - Career in Ministry


Carter was a member of the Dialectical Society and pastor of Second Baptist Church in Dixon, Illinois. He refers to Wayman McLaughlin, a fellow member of the Dialectical Society.

The Reverend M. L. King
Dexter Avenue Baptist Church
Montgomery, Alabama

Dear Martin:

Greetings to you and Coretta. We have been in constant remembrance of you and are yet mindful of the rich fellowship which was ours to share together in Christ. How is the work progressing at the church and how are you both enjoying it? We shall be most pleased to hear from you at anytime. I supposed you know that the McLaughlin’s have a cute little girl. When we left Mass. the Dialectical Society was still in operation and enjoying good participation. I really miss the fellowship which was ours to enjoy in Boston. But sooner or later, we must leave the mountaintop experiences having received a breath of heaven to go down into the valley and sit where man sits.

We shall keep thinking of you and wish for you the keeping of the Master’s love to guide you in all His paths.

[signed] Percy

Source: MLKP, MBU, Martin Luther King, Jr., Papers, 1954-1968, Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center, Boston University, Boston, Mass.

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