Lord Kenyon



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Fragment of a letter in which Lord Kenyon updates Chase on the sentiments surrounding his cause in England.




Gredington, Margaret Kenyon, Bishop of London, Dr. Gaskin, Mr. Norris, G.W. Marriott, Henry Clay, Mr. King, Timothy Wiggin, Edward Kenyon, Lord Gambier, Bishop Hobart


Peel Hall

Nov. 26


My dearest Bishop,

On this day on which I have received your most kind letter of Oct. 14 & 15, & [?] of 20th from New York I must begin my answer to offer my grateful thanks for the same. I do so also that my venerable Aunt aged 82, (but thank God as well and as alive to everything pious & affectionate as when you gladdened her house with your revered presence in July 1824, & who is now sitting by me) may send her own message to you, which is “her very best wishes & kind regards, & she does really love you you are so worthy & zealous for the best of causes.”

Nov. 30

I continue this from Gredington which I left my precious Marg’t who was not quite stout & my precious Lloyd with her, & thank God have found them both quite well on my return to them on the 20th. They & we all have read your letter with much interest, & only hope that your health wd be reestablished before your journey to your Convention. I heartily rejoice that my refund from our Archbishops & Bp of London is likely to profit you in your Convention & I trust you will by the intrinsic goodness of your cause, & your zeal in its behalf [?] [?] to its favourable candid & well judging men. You will be [directed] a conversation wh lately took place between good Dr Gaskin & H H N. N said “you & I differed abt Bp C” Dr G “Yes we did, but you was wrong & I right.” N “What is matter of opinion, but I have heard something of late very favourable of him.” Dr G “Bp H has disgraced himself with that Sermon – he attacks our Church which he knew very little about.” N “I quite agree with you in that, & have told him so in a letter you shall see as it is returned by Bishop [?]’s son.” Our friend G Marriott justly observes that that letter ought to see the light instead of being locked up for private use, & the periodicals &c in his influence allowed to continue to [breathe] animosities betwn our Churches, & countries, which no [?] spirit ought to promote. Ohio however be assured will not suffer in and, it a in interest. I rejoice at Mr King’s kind feelings towards you. In him & Mr Clay you have I trust two influencing & enduring friends to your good cause. If I mistake not our good friend Wiggin had communications with Mr King in this country calculated to produce the good feelings he now exhibits twds you & Ohio. Your kind visit to Peel, your [reception] of my precious orphans at Liverpool & pious blessing of them & my precious absent Edward can never be erased from my memory, & I trust from theirs & from exciting true gratitude to God & yourself: neither can our pilgrimage to Nayland with our truly excellent friend G Marriott. I heard a short time from good Ld Gambier whose attachment to you & your sacred cause is as warm as ever. Any communications I make to you you may freely communicate in confidence, what I say as coming from others I cannot of course feel justified in saying may be made publick [sic] in any way. As to my sentiments & attachment to you & your sacred cause [?] they are publishing. I shd not mind any circulation being given to them, & shd indeed have comfort cd I suppose they [could] benefit such a [cause].

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Letter to Philander Chase



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