John Johns



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Bishop Johns writes to William Sparrow that he is willing to write recommendations for some candidates prior to the General Convention.




John Johns, Bishop Johns, William Sparrow, General Convention, ordination, recommendation, Mr. Good


G. Town Aug’t 22 ‘44

[Rev] & Dear Sir.

Mr Gassoway sent me this morning the recommendations of Mr Batchadler. They are certainly very full & ought to be Satisfactory, it were not that such papers are so [?] obtained as to have become almost valueless. A personal knowledge seems to be [indispensable] to safe action. If you have such knowledge & think the enquiries w’d answer I sh’d be happy to devolve entirely upon you the necessary negotiation. I have written to the Rev’d Mr Good with a view to [?] him & open a Correspondence who tho nearly a fortnight has elapsed, no reply has been rec’d I therefore despair of anything from that [quarter] in turn to be available. I have reason to believe that if Mr Good could be engaged, he would suit us better than any one we can obtain from abroad. Mr [Dalry[?]] I am Sure w’d become a very valuable man to us at the head of the academy but I am reluctant to acquiesce in his withdrawal from the parochial work, if it can be avoided. I sh’d not however be surprised, from Bp Meades last letter if he has already fixed the matter with Mr D. if so the arrangement will be very agreeable to me & I am ready to write in a Strong commendation of the school under his care.

Pendleton, I [presume] is committed for Baltimore. I wish all the influence of the Church there were committed in his favour for I feel deeply [concerned] for his abundant success.

I have been constantly engaged in correspondence preparatory to our application on behalf of the Seminary. All agree that after the G. Convention will be the proper Season & all hold out to us very encouraging assurances.

Yours truly

J. Johns

Letter to William Sparrow



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