S. Knight



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Knight expresses his surprise that Chase is not longer in Huddersfield, but wishes him well and informs him of Mr. Wilson and Mr. Housman's interest in Chase's cause.






England voyage, Hammon Roberson, Roger Wilson, Mr. Houseman


Vicarage Halifax Mar. 1824

Right Revd & Dear Sir,

We have been much with you since you left us; but have not been able to hear anything, except that you were not at Huddersfield on Saturday last, which rather surprized us; as we understand you would stay there till Monday, when you were to visit Mr. Roberson at Healds Hall. I hope therefore that, after a good reception at Huddersfield, you have been prospering elsewhere. Mr. Roger Wilson, Vicar of Preston in Lancashire, has been staying a Night with us, & expressed a strong Desire to see you. I told him that, if he pleased, I would communicate this to you -- he wished I would -- I think you mentioned Lancaster -- a Clergyman of this Parish, whom I saw today informed me that he had heard from Lancaster, to which Place he had written, to prepare the way for you -- he desired me to acquaint you, that, in Reply he had been informed that Mr. Housman (an excellent Clergyman, Minister of St. Anne’s in that Town) wd exert himself among a few select friends, in Behalf of your Cause, & remit what he might get to London; but that he could not hold out any Encouragement for you to step out of your Way to visit that Place. I trust that GOD will point out the way for you in every instance. I hope to be able to remit this Week, from £70 to 80 from Hat. I have waited in Expectation that our Bradford Friends wd Probably remit thro’ me -- but I have heard Nothing, so that I can form no Judgement as to their Success. My Family Circle beg their respectful & [Hn.] Remembrances wth unfeigned Sincerity [&] so does

Your affte Friend & Servt

S. Knight

P.S. It wd. afford us a high Gratification, & Leisure from more important Employment shd. Permit to hear from you, that you have Encouragement & Comfort in your Labour of Love. Pray for us.

Letter to Philander Chase



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