During the two weeks King spent in Boston working on his dissertation he preached at Hester’s Twelfth Baptist Church.
Reverend W. H. Hester
38 Howland Street
Dear Rev. Hester:
This is just a note to again express my appreciation to you for the opportunity to preach at your very fine church on last Sunday. I always feel a rich sense of fellowship whenever I come to your church and you are to be commended for keeping this fellowship alive.
Words cannot adequately express my appreciation to you for your kindness and big heartedness. I only hope that at some time and in some way I shall be able to return your kindness.
Give my best regards to Mrs. Hester and Mattie. With every good wish, I am
Martin L. King, Jr.
MLKP, MBU, Martin Luther King, Jr., Papers, 1954-1968, Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center, Boston University, Boston, Mass.