Lord Bexley



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Lord Bexley discusses books he has sent to America and assures Chase of his continuing support for his cause.




G.W. Marriott, Lord Kenyon, Mohawks, Mr. Stokes


Great George Street

1 March 1827

Dear Sir

To Lord Kenyons kindness in communicating to me the letters you have addressed to him & to Mr Marriot I have been indebted for many interesting particulars of the progress you are making in the establishment of of Kenyon College. I have also to thank you for a very kind letter addressed to myself, in which you refer to a former one, which, from some accident, I have never received. I was however happy to learn from the second letter that my little consignment of Mohawk Prayer books & other books had reached you safely; & hope to be able soon to forward to you another small packet of religious publications.

We have abundance of interesting information of this kind; & most consolatory & pleasing it is to reflect that amidst all the changes & chances of this mortal life (of which we have in this country such recent & memorable examples) the cause of the Gospel is progressively & steadily gaining ground. While you have been laying the foundations of religious & useful instruction in the remote districts of your own country our countrymen (for I consider the nations still as one for this purpose) have been successfully employed in introducing it to the uttermost parts of the Earth.

Your friends here have been very sorry to learn that in January you were still suffering under the remains of your autumnal illness. I trust that medical care together with the change of season will have intirely [sic] removed them & restored the health & strength so necessary for your important labors.

As I should be sorry to omit any opportunity of promoting the cause of Kenyon College, I have accompanies this letter with one addressed to Mr Stokes, who I perceive is a native of Bexley. I hope Lord Kenyon will take the same notice of the compliment paid by Mr Stokes to him. I hope they will produce the deserved effect & shall always be anxious to hear from & of you & your interesting & truly Christian plans.

My sister desires to join her kind remembrance & I am ever my dear Sir very faithfully yours


The Right Revd. Bishop Chase

Letter to Philander Chase



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