Lord Kenyon



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Lord Kenyon is expressing his support for Bp. Chase's seminary.




Gredington, England


England voyage, money, Dr. Gaskin, Lord Kenyon



April 24


My dear Sir

I know not where to find an excellent friend G Marriott, but as I understand that this will assuredly find you at Cotesbatch[sic]; & as we three, I say it most thankfully, are in perfect sympathy in every thing relative to your own & the other American claims, I take the liberty to let you know & him thro’ you that I wish to add the £10 to my Subscription to Ohio, to make it £30 as I have written last night to Mr Wheaton to desire that my £20 to Connecticut may be made into £50 now he & Bp Hobart are united. I have left it to Mr W to determine whether my add’l £30 shall stand as my subscription to him & Bp H conjointly & the original £20 be kept by him for Connecticut, or whether the £50 shall be blended. I prefer leaving it to Mr W’s discretion tho’ there is I know high authority for determining in the Cath manner[.] Most heartily do I congratulate you & rejoice with you my honoured Sir at the prosperous result which now is assured to your truly Xtian conduct. Now I wish it might have been that my most revered friend & [?] could have been spared to witness the benefit he conferred on the Church he so loved in producing the influence you humbly say he has done in your [mind] & dispositions. That he does know it & has joy in it I seriously believe; but among all the [prior] [?] to which we are subject in this state of being, there is none felt more [?]ingly I think that [our] [cut] at consciousness of the comfort we sh’d experience from witnessing the sympathy of those most [?] to our hearts. That we have the consolation tho’ Faith, I admit & humbly rejoice in. How great my dear Sir must [you] be at the unmixed joy and a[?] [?] [loss] you [must] [hope][?] at the delightful account of your amiable & exemplary departed Son. That it will please God to raise up to you [all] & sufficient co adjutors to [exalt] you to [?] His will & nurture His Church in Ohio will not doubt; & the prosperity of that Church must be to [?] [her] Sons & [her] Daughters. I am glad to think we shall meet again before long in London; & truly glad shall I be to attend you at our Central School, or any where else, where your kind wishes & my time will allow. I am not so selfish as to wish to see you here to the neglect of any duty you have to perform; & were I so selfish; lest I very much hope it may be in good Dr Gaskin’s power to accompany you here, as all circumstances as connected with you give you so [?]ting a place in my heart. I beg my kind regards to your excellent Host & Hostess and remain My dear Sir with true respect our obligedly faithful


My worthy neighbour Rev’d John Murray of Whitchurch [?] has put £2 in my hands for Ohio.

Letter to Philander Chase



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