This is a very valuable document, and will certainly be of great service to the members of the Society for whom it is printed. So many persons expressed regret that we were not able to get Mr. Hendrick's reply to to the welcome at Mr. Childs' which we hoped to have together in our November number, that we give it here from these proceedings, - it will make our account of that part of the pleasant occasion complete:

"Mr. James Hendrick, of Albany, New York, responded on behalf of the guests. He said:

"Mr. Childs: I appear before you, sir, to thank you from the bottom of my heart for the kindness with which you have received us this day, and to assure you of our sincere appreciation of your hospitality in inviting us to be present on these grounds.

"It was the royal prophet of a peculiar people who cried out with his prophetic voice and repeated in ecstacies of joy, 'Unto us a child is born - unto us a son is given.' May I not, without irreverence, on behalf of the American Florists, exclaim to-day, 'Unto us a Child is born,' and his name is George William? Am I not right in thinking that this 'Child' has so grown that his name and his fame have become household words, not only in Bryn Mawr and in Philadelphia, but in all the United States? Am I not right in saying that wherever poverty was present he never closed his hand? Am I not right in declaring that when victory perched upon the banners of the great captain of our armies, there was no man in the United States so near to him as was George W. Childs? [ Three rounds of cheers for Mr. Childs were here given with great cordiality.] Am I not right in asserting that when a gloomy cloud appeared upon the horizon of that great captain's life and he seemed appalled under the load imposed upon him, and when false friends sought to pull him down, George W. Childs assured him, 'I am here at your back?' [Applause.] Then, gentlemen, if I am right in my thoughts and utterances, it follows that you are to-day associated with a man whose personal record is as honorable as that of any man whom I can name. [ 'Our next President' and long-continued cheers].

"Whether he be President or not, he lives in the esteem of every patriot, he lives in the affection of every good-minded man in the community. [Applause].

"Let me you, Mr. Childs, that you have done well in -extending your invitation to the American florists. We belong, sir, to a very ancient tribe. My good friend there (Mr. Meehan) spoke about the woman who made the first garland. Does he not know that the only business on this earth which is of Divine origin is that which God created when He commissioned man to superintend the garden which He Himself had planted? Does he not remember that we, as earth's artists, had been commissioned by God for His own work, and that we were not to beautify the lily, nor to paint the rose, nor to tint nature with unnatural crimson, but that, having given us brains, He works through us and makes this garden of ours like a paradise?

"My friends, if I am right in the few remarks I have made, we are entitled to feel that this gentleman, in the hospitality he has extended to us, has by his association with us made us better men. In going hence from Wootton, this place at one time a corn-field, but now so beautified by art that it presents a scene of beauty which, in my judgment, is unequalled, let us go from it pledging ourselves and pledging each other that we shall be better men and better women and better citizens, and have a more friendly regard for our entire race. Gentlemen, on your behalf I have said these few words. Here is the man (indicating Mr. Childs) to whom your thanks are due. His spokesman has spoken well. Let us wish that our host, when his work is done, when the earth is vanishing from his sight, when he is called up before that great, high throne, the welcome will be given him, 'Here is the Child who has been a source of great comfort and blessing to many a man.' [ The speaker here retired amid a chorus of cheers, which seemed to rustle the leaves of the trees overhead].

"Mr. Meehan here announced: Ladies and Gentlemen: Mr. Childs, overwhelmed by the cordiality of your greeting, desires me to say that he will be pleased to shake hands with you, if you will pass by him in this direction. I hope you will accord him that gratification".