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Philander Chase writes to the editor of the Churchman regarding disparities in statements made by Bishop McIlvaine and the Board of Trustees at the General Convention.
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Chase, Philander, "Letter to the Editors of the Churchman" (1843). Philander Chase Letters. 1214.
To the Editor of the Churchman
Bishop Mcilvaine says He “did not possess such entire accuracy that neither of the” “particular statements complained of” “might be encreased nor diminished by a more thorough investigation”
Bishop Chase [believes] him
Bp McIlvaine says “For the aid of a more thorough examination he referred the Convention not only to the financial Report already mentioned but also a manuscript statement by the Treasurer of Receipts and expendatures[sic] during the last eleven years”
By this it is understood that the Convention with the Trustees who are accountable to that body had before them the means of making a correct statement. Why they did not do this when it was their bounden duty does not appear. The same was highly important and evidently demanded by all friends of the Institution.