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Concerning removal of a name from a communicant list: lost-died-moved awat. No communicant can be suspended without being reported to the Ordinary. One Recotr out of 24 cases has been reported to me.

ISBN

KMcI 630725

Date

7-25-1863

Keywords

letter, McIlvaine, Bedell, church

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Cinc. July 25

Aug. 4 /63

My dear Bishop-

I have not recd a copy of the Journal, thence can not [impact?] the Reports to which you refer. The matters [describe?] consideration. The only instance in which a Rector has a right to remove a name from his list of Communicants without cause, is when the person cannot be found, having died or moved away + nothing known of them as to other connections. No communicant is suspended till the case has been reported to the ord[inary]. Of all the 24 cases of suspension I do not remember that more than one Rector has reported to me. When I get the Journal I will look into the individual cases. An article in the paper on the subject of the whole matter would be useful.

I send herewith a list of the [?] of [?] as you requested. Please send the enclosed to Mr. [Mormon]. How wonderfully the prospect of putting down the Rebellion has opened since July 1. God be praised.

Yours affly,

C.P. Mc.

Letter to Bishop Bedell

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