Telegram to King Edward VII

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BWA World Congress Resolution 1905.1

It was moved from the Chair, seconded by Rev. J. N. Prestridge, D.D., of Kentucky, and unanimously resolved to send the following message to His Majesty King Edward VII:

May it please your Majesty—

We, ministers and delegates of Baptist Churches in the United Kingdom, the British Colonies, America, and various other lands, representing over 7 millions of communicants, assembled in the Baptist world Congress, desire to express our joy at meeting in this land so dear to all lovers of religion and freedom.

We wish to express our deep appreciation of your Majesty’s labours in the cause of Peace—the prime condition of prosperity and progress.

And we desire to command commend your Majesty to the Grace of God, earnestly praying that your reign may be long and full of blessing to yourself, to Her Majesty the Queen, to the Royal Family, and to every part of your extended Empire.

Alexander Maclaren, President Exeter Hall, London.


Original Source Bibliography: Shakespeare, J. H., editor. The Baptist World Congress: London, July 11- 19, 1905. London: Baptist Union Publication Department, 1905.

Original Source Footnote/Endnote: J.H. Shakespeare, ed., The Baptist World Congress: London, July 11- 19, 1905 (London: Baptist Union Publication Department), p. 322.

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