Dear Brother Kilgore,
Just a note to again express my appreciation to you and your wife for the kind hospitality shown toward me while visiting your city and your church. The fellowship was indeed rich and the whole experience is one that I will cherish for years to come.
May I compliment you on the great work that you are doing at Friendship. I have just finished reading your annual report and after reading it, I can readily see the secret of your success. You have a superb organization and I assure you that many of your ideas will be helpful to me at Dexter.
Please give my regards to Mrs. Kilgore and to your lovely daughters, Jini and Lynnelda.
You have my prayers and best wishes for continual success in the great work that you are doing at Friendship. I remain
M. L. King, Jr.
MLKP, MBU, Martin Luther King, Jr., Papers, 1954-1968, Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center, Boston University, Boston, Mass.