(To Rev. Dr. Mrs. Hughes, Mechanicville.)
BY (REV.) JOSEPH C. BOOTH.
Chief-Nestor of Troy Conference, all hail!
The Church of Methodism honors thee
And owns with pride thy marked ability.
For more than fifty years, o'er hill and dale,
Thou didst, as prophet, hear the joyful tale
Of man's redemption. Thou hast held the key
Of statesmanship and wise diplomacy
And led the church of God through cloud and gale!
On June fifteenth in eighteen-sixty-five,
Upon the nuptial sea thou didst embark;
And now, thou dost old memories recall
As to thy Jubilee thou dost arrive.
To Doctor Hughes and wife, good wishes mark
Their wedding anniversary from us all.
Troy Times. June 16, 1915: 13 col 3.