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Lillian Watkins, the secretary at Ebenezer Baptist Church, sends this brief letter to Crozer Theological Seminary to verify King's status as a licensed minister as requested in the application. Watkins states that King is to be ordained on 18 February 1948, but in his letter of 5 March recommending his son to Crozer, King, Sr., notes that the ordination was on 25 February. To Whom it may Concer:
This is to certify that Martin Luther King, Jr., is a lincensed Minister, by vote of Ebenezer Baptist Church, Atlanta Georgia.
He will be ordained Wednesday February 18th, 1948.
[signed as below]
Lillian D. Watkins