Old Settler's Association of Grayson County, Vol. 1. Page: 7 of 322 (Transcription)
At the conclusion of the chairman's remarks, the Sunday School children formed into a line and marched to the music stand; their white dresses and blue sasses and a beauty to and grand eur to the scene. They then sang the good old formilier [corr: familiar] hymnn; "Let us pray"; and the sweet strains of those united and well drilled voices wafted on the morning air with a melody that actually captivating.
Prayer was first in order, and Rev. [abbr: Reverend] Dr. [abbr: Doctor] Reed performed the solemn services in a manner that was highly conmendable and appropriate for the occasion. Singing next by the Sunday School class, All Hail the Power of Jesus Name, The Dr. [abbr: Doctor] was then introduced by the chairman to deliver the welcome address and all those who heard him, pronounced it one of the Doctor's great efforts.
It was a master piece of eloquence; and vividly depicted the trials, privations, and the joy and the sorrow of the old pilgrims of Texas. We regret very much that we have not had the time to publish the welcome address of Dr. [abbr: Doctor] Reed. Our reporter took a verbatu m report of his speech on the ground; but on account being necessarily absent a portion of last week; he has not had the time to translate it and rewrite it.
We will make a point however, to present it for a future edition of the paper; as the address is good reading at any time. It was pronounced by all who heard it an eloquent and appropriate address; and reflected great credit on the doctor as an unprepared and extemporaneous effort.
It was so well received that the most partial judge could not find a chance for criticisim. At the conclusion of Dr. [abbr: Doctor] Reed's address; a response from Dr. [abbr: Doctor] Morrison, of Densison; was read by Jesse Loving. It was an excellent composition and produced a lasting impression on the audiance [corr: audience].
While Mr. Loving was reading the address Mr. Morrison, an old grey haired Texan who
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Old Settlers Association (Grayson County, Tex.). Old Settler's Association of Grayson County, Vol. 1., book, 1879 - 1899; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth11279/m1/7/transcription/: accessed December 6, 2016), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Old Settler's Association of Grayson County.