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with me in a large degree, and consequently I had much liberty. At night the Anniversary of the Epworth League was observed.  [[strikethrough]] The [[/strikethrough]] The hall was full at this service also.  I saw Sister Smith she was glad to hear from you.  She said she was getting ready for a visit to us at Charleston had we been sent back.  I saw I.G. Penn on Saturday he was in the city for a few hours.  Bro Thompson made a lame excuse before the congregation about my presence at the opening service next Sunday.  He said, I was unable to be present."  After Church I told him if I had been asked I would have made arrangements to come.  This is a case where explanations do not explain.  However I will do my best on Sunday 26th. I think these are to be two services at which I am to preach.  One in connection with the opening exercises at 11 a.m. and the commencement sermon at 3 p.m.  Prof Stephens was not out yesterday.  He was ill. Mrs. Stephaus reports that the health of the school during the past year has been very good.  She did not have to call in the doctor once. 
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