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Lord Kenyon resolves the pecuniary dispute with Philander Chase.
Philander Chase, Lord Kenyon, Adam Hodgson, England, penal colonies, Gredington, money, finances
Lord Kenyon, "Letter to Philander Chase" (1846). Philander Chase Letters. 1270.
My dearest Bishop
Your kind Letter dated 11 June is arrived this morn’g. Nothing could be further from my mind or feelings than that [you] could have meant to urge me unreasonably to afford [you] pecuniary assistance tow. your pious work. I could [or] [so] recount that of receiving back the £100 which is recorded in my Account Book as one of my Acts of restoring to the service of the Giver of all good a small portion of his [bountiful] faith to unworthy me, & I must beg you therefore to [?] your orders [for] [its] [?] to good Adam Hodgson or I shall have to desire him to remit it to you, what with [?] Church [?] demands. London, [?] [?] you have no notion how my Bankers Books are noted--for myself I soon can see more than I must desire conform from seeing--but as I keep parts of 4 families including my children & myself my means are far less than they were when I accompanied you to the hallowed tomb of my [Venerated] friend at Nayland. [Are] of his [Jr] [?] [this] [poor] [thing] made a sad match with an unworthy Clergyman in consequence of wh [we] went into banishment with him to [any] of our penal colony. Alas for such an end to the Life of the child of such a Martyr for the Truth as he was. You will feel for Old England in our present state of alarm for our venerable Church under a [?] govt but I have a better opinion of Ld John russell than I have had for some [?] of Sir Robt [Peel]. for all heartily rejoice at the [conclusion] of the [Cresson] dispute quite honourably we trust to both parties, & we should not have wished it [should] otherwise. I am now less alone for a few days when I hope to rejoice my precious Lloyd & his wife & 9 children at Gredington. My [Marianne] & [?] Best are gone to Cheltenham for his health but I hope will soon join me at Gredn. Begging every kind wish to Mrs Chase Believe me your most affect’ly & devoutly your grateful friend Kenyon