The Baptist Standard
M.V. Smith and J.B. Cranfill, Proprietors
Dallas, Texas, April 24th 1892
Rev. J.M. Frost, D.D.
My Dear Brother: –
Replying to your kind favor of the 11th I will say that I did not mean to poke fun
at you, but made the reference to the publication house advisedly. I regard our Nashville
series as publications, and the house where they are printed as a publication house. I
have no doubt in due time what is now the Southern Baptist Convention series will grow
into a Southern Baptist Publication House. I assure you that I am in hearty sympathy
with our series and hope to be able to be helpful to you in pushing it into our churches.
In saying this I do not mean to imply that I am not also a friend to the Publication
Society. I am a friend of both and I have never seen any reason for the stir that has been
made in the matter between our two sections.
I look forward to our meeting at the convention and have to have a talk with you
Enclosed I hand you bill for advertising and trust you will see your way clear to
favor us with considerable business.