Bishop Chase



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Chase is on his way to Leeds to visit the family of Intrepid Morse's deceased wife. Expression of thankfulness to Marriott, Lord Kenyon, and Dr. Gaskin.




Chesterfield, England


England voyage, Intrepid Morse, Dr. Gaskin, Lord Kenyon, London, England, Liverpool, England, Manchester, England


To G. W. Marriott Eng.

Chesterfield Feb. 5th 1824

Very Dear Sir.

I am now on my way to Leeds. My design is to visit the relations of the deceased wife of one of my clergy of Ohio, the Rev. Mr. Morse: and in doing this I hope to be useful to the cause which, under God’s direction, brought me to England.

Your favour of the 26th of January I recd while with a friend in Derby; whence, yesterday, I came to this place, into great haste to permit me to write you an immediate answer.

I find myself quite unable to thank you in such terms as are adequate to my feelings of gratitude for the interest you have taken in favour of our poor Church in the Wilderness. After the cloudy days and weeping skies which hung over me in London, to enjoy the smiles of yourself, Doctor Gaskin and Lord Kenyon is [like] a ray of comfort indeed; too cheering to stoop to ordinary terms of expression. What affects me most is that the good will, alluded to above, seems to come as from Heaven without any feeble efforts of my own by way of self defense from the attacks which (I hope through mistake) had been made upon me. The whole confirms me in the opinion which I had formed that the way of peace is the way to a blessing. It is indeed so; and let the God of peace receive the praise.

The repetition of your very kind invitation to visit your good Brother commands many thanks. Be assured, dear Sir that so far from forgetting what you said to me while in London, it has always dwelt on my mind to visit him before I leave Engd. And I design to have that pleasure before I return to Town. But the events of futurity are so much out of my view; and so literally am I the Child of Providence that the time cannot now be specified with any probability.

I have been at Liverpool Manchester and Derby; and, while I praise God with my whole heart, I have great pleasure in assuring you that the respectful kindness shewn me by all to whom I have been introduced has been as far beyond my expectations as my deserts.

If you will have the goodness to make my grateful regards acceptable to Lord Kenyon and the Rev Doctor Gaskin you will greatly oblige me.

I need not say how pleasing it would be to me to be mentioned in very respectful terms to Mrs. Marriott and the Lady and the Gentlemen whom I saw at your house.

A letter if soon written and addressed to me at Leeds care of T. S. B. Read Esqu. will be thankfully recd by Very Dear Sir

Your most faithful friend and very Humb. Serv.

Philander Chase

Letter to George Mariott



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