Early American Pattern Glass (EAPG) is often called Victorian glass because it's 'reign' in American households coincides closely with that of Queen Victoria of England .... 1837 - 1901.
For this reason, I thought our web site visitors might be
interested in the following story about the Monarch of 'our' Era.

     Queen Victoria once attended a service in St. Paul's Cathedral and listened to a sermon that interested her greatly. Afterwards she asked her chaplain, "Can one be absolutely sure in this life of eternal safety?" His answer was that he knew no way that one could be absolutely sure.
     This incident was published in the Court News and came to the notice of a minister named John Townsend. After reading of Queen Victoria's question and the answer she received, he prayed and then sent the following note to the queen:
To Her Gracious Majesty, our beloved Queen Victoria, from one of her most humble subjects: With trembling hands, but heart-filled love, and because I know that we can be absolutely sure now for our eternal life in the home that Jesus went to prepare, may I ask Your Most Gracious Majesty to read the following passages of Scripture: John 3:16; Romans 10:9–10. I sign myself, your servant for Jesus' sake, John Townsend
     John Townsend was not alone in praying about his letter to the queen. He took others into his confidence, and they offered up prayer to God in Her Majesty's behalf.
     About two weeks later he received the following letter:
To John Townsend: I have carefully and prayerfully read the portions of Scripture referred to. I believe in the finished work of Christ for me, and trust by God's grace to meet you in that home of which he said, "I go to prepare a place for you." (Signed) Victoria Guelph
     After Queen Victoria's discovery of Christian assurance, she used to carry a small booklet to give away. It's title was Safety, Certainty, and Enjoyment. This is what she found in Christ.
     We hope you find this an encouragement and that these same scripture verses find their way into your heart as well.