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Howard has always wanted to be a Missionary. Should he return to America with Chase and view the state of the churches there, bringing a report back to England?






England voyage, Derby, church, America


Right Reverend and Dear Sir

It was my wish to have enjoyed the privilege of half an hours private conversation with you this morning relative to my own concerns rather than yours. From the earliest times of my life, when serious impressions occupied my mind - they have been accomplished by ideas of some day being employed as a Missionary. This feeling and desire have revived with recruited health. I should act like you to mention these sentiments to my friends in Derby, but should be glad of your opinion whether you sh’d concur form such observations as you may have had opportunities of making, that such a person as myself cod (humanly speaking) promote the cause of [?] most in England or in America? - If in the latter, in what part? - I only put this down to give you an intimation of my ideas, but will endeavour to obtain a little conversation with you on the subject. - I should like [exceedingly] to return with you to America and view the state of the churches there - and bring a report of them to my Br. in England.

Believe me ever with un[?] respect. Rev. and Dear Sir.

Yrs faithfully

I. G. Howard

Feb 2. 1824

St. Michael’s

Vicarage Derby

Letter to Philander Chase



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