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Happy about new church - $5000 already given. Draft of clergy will be light - about one in fourteen. Has run an article in the paper asking drafted clergy to notify him.

ISBN

KMcI 630803

Date

8-3-1863

Keywords

letter, McIlvaine, Bedell, church

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Bp: McIlvaine

about [??]

Cinc Aug. 3 /63

11

My dear Bp.

I was well pleased with your arrangement of the President’s Proclamation &c. The parish here has purchased + paid for a [parsonage] at $4800 every [cent] discharged. [?] we shall have a real Church. Mr Bowler promises $3000 + a stained glass windows, at the East end. Another [?] of the Congregation (Mr. [Probaia’s] brother in law) $2000 for the organ, front + other insides. I have seen about the [?] It will be very light, not [?] than one in fourteen.

The Provost Marshall have promised me every and in getting substituted at the lowest price + say many apply to be substitutes. I doubt whether we shall have more than two to look after, + probably the cost of substitutes for both will not exceed $300. I have asked Mr. [Mormon] to put a notice in the paper requesting a drafted clergyman at once to inform me. I wish you would see as soon as possible whether any name is to be made about Dr. [Sumthe]. I was sorry to see that Dr. Dyer’s house was entered by the [mob??].

Yours affectionately

C.P.M.

Letter to Bishop Bedell

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