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McIlvaine considers it forbidden by canon for non-Episcopal clergyman to preach in P.E. Church.

May 32, 1866 [sic]

Date

5-1866

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letter, McIlvaine, Bedell, church

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The copy of the first is enclosed. He acknowledged that I had been correctly informed in substances. I have no copy of my answer. I received his letter in [?] Del. & answered, in so much of a hurry that I had no time to make a copy. I enclose his letter. In my answer, I confined myself to the matter of a non-episcopal member preach to his people, & said that I considered it forbidden by the Canon, & till lately had never heard of any other interpretations. [Frankly] of course he would see my [?], & I rely on him not to do so again.

I will make out as well as I can the Clergy list for French & when you get to [?] you can examine it, as I am not sure about [?] men or places.

Yours. M. C. P[?]

To Bishop Bedell (?)

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