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**Paper includes two letters: from W. Marsh to Rev. Ward from July 10th, and from Ward to Bp. Chase from July 11th. Note that Marsh's letter continues from page 2 on the back of the paper** Marsh's letter was written quickly but stresses the importance of British aid for the Ohio Seminary. The rest of the letter (on the back of the paper) includes instructions on where to forward these letters. Rev. Ward's letter to Chase tells the Bishop that a letter he received from Lord Kenyon that morning has complicated things and wishes the him well on his voyage to America.




Ohio Seminary, General College, Harwick, Penzance, Frederick Robinson, Chancellor of Exchequer, Lord Kenyon, Mr. Wiggin


Colchester July 10, 1824

My dear friend,

Bishop Chase is a whole Christian, & therefore wishes well to the effort in England on behalf of the General College. I am but half a Christian on this subject & am decidedly of opinion, if any money be raised in Great Britain, it should be exclusively for the Ohio Seminary. The former can help themselves, this Diocese must sink, without British aid.

I wish I had a month or two to spare, most cheerfully would I go from Harwick to Penzance, stating facts, & pleading the cause of Christian Episcopacy in America.

To my lord (in great haste)

W. Marsh

I am obliged to send this by the post unfinished fearful of its missing you. A little box containing a few presents from my children go by the first coach directed to you at Mr. Wiggin’s which I hope will reach your hands. I have written on the seal side of this packet, to show you how you are to direct my letters which you are to enclose to the Chancellor of the Exchequer.

There will be a packet to Lord Kenyon in the box which I hope you will give or send safe into his Lordship’s hands. You must therefore open the box if you please. I divide my packet into different letters lest you should have to send them to his Lordship by the post. They are for him to [?] to Ireland on the Ohio cause.

This is your direction to me at all times.

The Right Honorable

Frederick Robinson

Chancellor of the Exchequer

Downing Street


Sunday July 11th, 1824

Lord Kenyon’s letter this morning has quite cluttered the order of things as herein delineated. You have no occasion to open the box till you get home unless you choose. I have sent my pamphlet in it.

Should you be detained, pray let us hear from you & may the prayers of the Church be fulfilled in you whether you travel by sea or land - My dear Bishop, again farewell!

Never forget your affectionate & respectful friend,

W. Ward

Of Great Horkesley

Letter to Reverend Ward, Philander Chase



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