Timothy Wiggin



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Timothy Wiggin wishes Bp. Chase well on his endeavor, and hopes for a reconciliation with Bishop Hobart. He has no further information from Dr. Smith or Mr. Johnson since they all dined together, but he continues to search for support for Chase's cause.




Manchester, England


England voyage, Mr. Spry, Briel College, Bp. Hobart, Bartlett's Buildings Society, Dr. Smith, Mr. Johnson, Lord Gambier, Mrs. Wiggin, Platt Hall


Manchester Nov’r 24 1823

My Dear friend,

I had much pleasure in perusing that part of you letter which gave me an amount of your interview with Mr Spry, and of the civilities of the Provost of Briel College, and doubt not what you Saw these would make a deep impression on your mind — I am glad had an opportunity of visiting Oxford under such favorable circumstances, but your letter would have been much for gratifying if you could have concluded it with brighter prospects. I Sincerely hope Bishop Abbott will not be any means frustrate your wishes, nor be able if [displeased], to close the doors of Bartlett's building against you, I [delayed] writing thill this day hoping I might have received Something from you this morning of a more gratifying nature. It is no in my power to communicate much herewith that was not duly considered before you left us, for I have not [seen or] heard from either Dr. Smith or Mr. Johnson from the day they dined with us — Some of our other friends, connected with the Evangelical party Seem confident you will be Successful with that party if you should finally think it expedient to commit yourself with them. I believe they are more Zealous in their exertions to Spread the Episcopal faith, than the Old Church and King party, and that they would go greater lengths and lend you more assistance if they were to engage in it. I cannot advise you with propriety nor beneficially, for you can but judge as to the expediency of so doing and if you should decide upon that [course] Lord Gambier, would be the person to consult.

I infer from your letter that Bishop Hobart will use his influence with the other part, and if so it is not likely that he can oppose you with much effect in your new course. I am not willing to give up all hope of a reconciliation with Bishop H. and consequently of [success] with those to whom it was your first intention to apply —

I am So little acquainted with what is called the Evangelical part that I Know not in what they differ from the other, but have no reason to believe that they are essentially different from yourself — Mrs Wiggin and their children, also your Nephew and Miss Sallemand are quite as well as when you left us. I can most sincerely assure you that your departure was much regreted [sic] by us all and that we shall be most happy to see you again at Platt Hall. We feel a deep interest in the object of your visit to this country, and are most anxious for your Success. I shall be glad to hear from you when you have time to write and beg you will make me useful whenever you find I can render you any Service. All at Platt desire to be most Kindly remembered to you [?]

Most Sincerely Yours,

T. Wiggin

Letter to Philander Chase



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