On Sunday, May 16, the teachers and children of St. Peters Sunday school held a short service expressive of their love and thanks at which Rev. and Mrs. McComb were presented with a copy of Pauline Johnsons work, "Flint and Feather" and a bouquet of roses.
Thursday evening, May 23rd, the people of both parishes gave a farewell banquet in St. Peters parish hall at which an address was read by Dr. W. Davis, while Mr. F S Johnson and Mrs. Roderick Hill presented the retiring rector and his wife with a handsome club bag, a purse of $50, and a ladies travelling case containing a beautiful mirror, brush, comb and clothes brush.
A unique feature of the evening was the adopting of Rev. and Mrs. McComb into the Mohawk tribe. The ceremony of adoption was conducted by chief J. S. Johnson, who gave to Rev. McComb the name "Ro-rih-wa-yen-to" (he planted the word or message), and to Mrs. McComb, "Yeh-rih-won-ha-wih" (she bears the word or message). The custom of adopting persons of another race into the Indian tribes dates back to 1390, and is a token of the honor and respect in which the recipients are held. Father and Mrs. McComb expect to leave about June 1, and the parishioners they leave behind will be very glad to have the prayers of all who are interested for the continuance of their work here and for their safe passage to England.