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Asking advice of Bishops on the letter sent to New Jersey Committee considering the veneration of Philander Chase.




Columbus, OH


Bishops, Diocese of Ohio, Diocese of New Jersey, William White, John Hobart, James Kemp, John Croes, Philander Chase


Columbus Oct 3, 1818

Right Rev’d Sir,

We beg leave to lay before you the enclosed paper, being a copy of a letter addressed by us to the Standing Committee of the Diocese of New Jersey — It represents the measures which they have seen fit to take, on a canonical request, made to them for the much desired veneration of Rev’d Philander Chase, Bishop elect of the Diocese of Ohio, to the Episcopate; and also our sentiments on the merits of the care — We must respectfully solicit your counsel —

We have the honor to be, R’t Rev’d, Sir,

Your most [Obedient] and very humble [servants],


B. Gardiner

Chester Griswold

Members of the Standing Committee of the Diocese of Ohio

Copies of the above are sent to

Bishops Right Rev’d

William White D.D.

John Croes

John H. Hobart

James Kemp

Copy of circular to Bishops, covering letter to N.J. Letter

Letter to Bishops White, Croes, Hobart, and Kemp



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