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Esteemed and Beloved Brother:

We, the Standard Bearer Staff, wish herewith to express our sincere appreciation for all your labors in behalf of the Standard Bearer, and particularly for your untiring and faithful labors as Editor-In-Chief.

Forty volumes testify of abundant and faithful labors on your part in the interest of development and propagating the truth which we hold so dear. And we are thankful unto our covenant God for all that which he has given us in you and for sparing you these many years.

The time has now come, however, that you must lay down this work and wait for the reward of His grace. We have, therefore, appointed Prof. H.C. Hoeksema to serve as Editor-In-Chief. And we commend you unto God and to His Word of grace. May He be near you in these moments of the twilight of your earthly life. May His Spirit assure you that your labor is not in vain in the Lord, and that by His grace there is a crown of life laid away for you.

With Christian greetings,

Fraternally, 

The Standard Bearer Staff

per Rev. J.A. Heys, Secretary