Peter Roe



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Roe tells Chase that he will happily support his cause and will reach out to his friends in Dublin to see about extending the cause in Ireland. He has written to William Sparrow and hopes he is well.




Dublin, Ireland, Liverpool, William Sparrow



July 12, 1824

My dear sir,

Most gladly shall my feeble aid be sent to aid the work in which you are so greatly interested, a work which I earnestly pray the Lord may bless to future generations. As you wish, I will communicate with friends in Dublin that a plan may be adopted for making an application upon an extension scale to those in Ireland who possess the means of contributing. I know of no object that calls more loudly for support, because such an institution is likely to increase indefinitely every year, and throws open its doors to hundreds of young men who by the blessing of God upon it will be received out of ignorance and obscurity & made [?] of good to their country and to the world. Want of time has prevented me from forwarding a few books but if a reception house were opened for them in Liverpool & the circumstance generally notified, a large collection would probably be made, there are many who could give books that are unable to give money.

I have written a long letter to dear William Sparrow. Sincerely do I hope & pray that he may be kept [unspotted] from the world, and that his conduct may at all times be such as to receive your approbation in the name of all in Ireland who love him, I thank you for your fostering parental care of him, may this & all your other labours of love be returned a thousand fold to you. May the presence of Jehovah be ever with you. May you be guided by Him in safety through the [thankless] deep. May he bring you safe to the bosom of your beloved family. May he spare you to see the topstone of your seminary laid. May your soul daily feed upon the bread that gives life to a perishing world, and through the blood of the Lamb, may you enter into eternal rest, and sing forever the praises of his love.

I hope I have not [?] by sending so large a parcel for Mr. Sparrow. Believe me to be, my dear sir, with true respect & regard,

Peter Roe

Letter to Philander Chase



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