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Philander Chase

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Details Chase's journey to the north for consecration; wishes to be back West with his family by Christmas

Date

10-23-1818

Keywords

Bp. Hobart; consecration as bishop of Ohio; church

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Right Rev. and very dear Sir,

I am now at Zanesville on my way to the East for Consecration. I carry with me the canonical testimonials from N. Hamp Vermont, Masstts, Rhod, Connt, New York and Maryland. - I carry also with me the Credentials which I brought with me from the southward consisting among others of a most affectionate leave taking letter and commendatory from the [?] and Vestry of Christ Church New Orleans number 3[?]. I bear also the Letters of the Standing Committee of the Diocese of Ohio to the Right Rev. the Bishops of Pena, New York, the Eastern Diocese, N. Jersey, and Maryland - also letters, one to Doctor Harris of the Bowery and another to the Hon. Rufus King appointing and desiring them to officiate as Agents of the Handling Comm. of Ohio in all matters requiring it. With these and the affectionate prayers of the little Church in the West I go, (and may I say, I trust the Blessing and merciful guidance of a Kind Providence go along with me, on the important [?] above named.

It is my intention to proceed first to Baltimore thence to Phia and N. York, at which last place I hope to be consecrated.

As this letter will in all probability reach you about the time I arrive at Baltimore will you be so good as to confer with Bishop Hobart to the time most convenient to meet the other Bishops and have my papers laid before you?

I need not tell you of the advanced state of the season nor of the imperious necessity of my being with my family (now left for the first time for so long a period without a head) during the inclemency of the coming winter. Should it please God to prosper the work before me I shall hope to return to my charge in the West by Christmas.

On you under God I shall rely

Your most affectionate friend and very Humb. Serv.

Philan. Chase

To the Right Rev. Bishop Griswold

Letter to Bishop Griswold

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