Josiah Pratt



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Pratt met with Lord Gambier today, and showed him the correspondence between Chase and Marriott. Gambier is anxious to secure the independence of the Ohio Sanctuary.




London, England


England voyage, Lord Gambier, George Marriott, Bp. Hobart, Branch School



Feb. 21st 1824

Right Rev. and Dear Sir

Having had an opportunity of seeing Lord Gambier this morning, I read to his Lordship your Letter to Mr. Marriott, and the copy of the Letter of Mr. Marriott to which yours was a reply, and also stated to him what reply I had ventured to recommend that you should give to Mr. Marriott, and the outline of the arrangement between yourself and Bishop Hobart which I suggested, including the option to be given to the Convention of Ohio that yours should or should not be a Branch School, and also the provision that 10,000 dollars (should the subscription in this country amount to that sum) should be secured to Ohio, before the proposed [?] for the General Seminary should operate. In all this, his Lordship fully coincided. He is anxious, with all the [friends] of the American Church, that every thing should be done to secure [has] money provided the real efficiency and independence of the Ohio Seminary be secured. This point will not be [?] by any of us; but, having secured that, you will yourself, my Dear SIr, I am sure, be the foremost among us to forget what is past, and to give the right-hand of fellowship even to those who have not adhered to the law of charity.

I am ever, Dear Sir

Your obedient and affect. Servant

Josiah Pratt

Letter to Philander Chase



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