Dr. Hoge was licensed to preach at a meeting of the Presbytery in Lynchburg.
The circumstances were without parallel.
It was the same church in which his father had been licensed, and what made the event unique was that Dr. Hoge's father was Moderator of the Presbytery and gave the charge to his son. Thus three generations of the same family were connected by this strange sequence of services in the same church.
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