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Two letters in one document. Horne writes to G.W. Marriott and remembers Chase fondly, but will be unable to travel to Ohio because he has to care for his orphan niece and nephew. Marriott writes to Bp. Chase that he and others are very pleased with the engraving of Kenyon College. Bishop White is very sick and may die soon. Marriott also writes of his own improving health and the medicinal benefits of the mustard seed.


Winter 2-2-1827


Bp. Chase, Lord Kenyon, Ohio, Rev. Mr. Wheaton, Washington College, Connecticut, Mrs. Horne, England, German, orphans; engraving of Kenyon College, Mr. Jone, Lord Kenyon, Lord Bexley, Bishop of Salisbury, Dr. Gaskin, Bishop White, Hastings, Police Magistrate, mustard seed, Judge Park, Plea for the West, Journals of the Diocesan Convention


British Museum

Feb. 2. 1827

Many Thanks, my dear sir, for the perusal of the apostolic Bp. Chase’s admirable Plea, and of his Letter to Lord Kenyon. He has only said too much, and too kindly, of myself to this day, my children remember, and with pleasure speak of the visit with which he favoured us: and his portrait, which decorates my study, very after brings him to our recollection. If I were unmarried, I could not resist such an appeal. But, duty to my family, and to the interests of our orphan nephew and niece (who are and for several years to come must be wholly dependent upon my literary labours for their support) forbids me to leave England … even for Ohio. The Rev. Mr. Wheaton, whose visit to this country you perhaps recollect, invited me to take the presidency of Washington College, Connecticut, where I might have enjoyed both clerical and literary society. [But] the same duty [forbade] me to listen to such an invitation to which I ought to add, that Mrs. [Horne’s] parents would never give their consent to her abandoning England

Your kindness will, I am sure, acquit me of egotism, if I advert to the pleasure with which head Bp. Chase’s remarks, (p. [H] if his first sheep) on my Introduction. I wrote every sentence under a most deep, I may say, painfully deep, sense of the responsibility I shod. incur, if I were instrumental in misleading any one, particularly as many of the most valuable observations are derived from German [Divines] whose writings are tainted with the most deadly anti-supernaturalism. The work was the offspring of prayer & faith; and to the divine blessing on my labours I ascribe all the success with which they have been honoured

I remain, my Dear Sir,

Very faithfully yrs

Tho. Hartwell Horne.

Queen Sq.

26th Feby 1827

My dear & revered friend

This will show you that I have not been idle since your last, though I am rather late in acknowledging it. It’s contents delighted our hearts, and the Engraving of Kenyon College has a distinguished place on the Walls we daily look upon. I have communicated the letter, in which the copy of one from a Mr. Jone is contained, to Lords Kenyon and Bexley, and they have determined to act on your suggestion, & write a joint letter of thanks to him for the honor done to them respectively, & they heartily wish their act may redound to the Seminary’s welfare.

By a letter from the good Bishop of Salisbury I find that he was much pleased with the Engraving, & that he has sent you a letter, and a recent work published by himself. We have lost four Bishops by death in the last month. Two Successors appointed are very fit men. The other two are not yet know.

I read to good Dr. Gaskin your account of the effect

of his letter to Bishop White. He was much pleased. He has suffered, I request to tell you, a paralytic attack. I believe I ought to have said apoplectic, and, though the present recovered, we must not expect him among us long. He views death quite as a Christian ought to do.

The accounts of my dear [Seliva], on whose account (I think you are already informed) my whole family has spent this winter at Hastings, are, I thank God, somewhat improved at this time. I go to them for one fortnight next Saturday. My own health has been greatly consulted by changing the practice of the Bar, which was too much for my strength, for the office of a Police Magistrate, the labor of which is limited. The greater leisure this affords me for general usefulness is, if possible, a still greater subject of thankfulness. Your praise of the mustard seed gave me great pleasure. Lord Kenyon has found it super[?]

all necessity for medicine in his own case, & says he has not been so well for very many years as since he took it. He does so constantly. Judge Park has found it equally beneficial. I think it has added some years to my life. God be praised for all His mercies!

I write in haste, but I hope to write again very shortly. Your last is not at this moment before me, and I may have omitted to notice some things. With my most affectionate wishes to all your family, I remain, my dear & venerated Friend, most devotedly yr. G.M. Marriott.

I could hardly refrain from reprinting the Plea for the West for circulation among your friends here. Where, Oh! Where are the Journals of the Diocesan Convention?

Letters to G.W. Marriott and Philander Chase



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