Lord Kenyon



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Kenyon discusses Mr. West coming to Ohio as well as Bishop Hobart's latest sermon and his own continued support for Chase and his cause.




Mr. West, Timothy Wiggin, drawings, Bishop of Bath, Bishop of Wells, Bishop Hobart, Indian students


Putman Lye

March 15


My dearest Bishop

The enclosed is a faithful transcript from the original wh. I forwarded to our excellent friend G Marriott the other day. I do heartily rejoice at such a man as Mr West coming to you. His coming to Ohio instead of Canada I think quite providential for your sacred cause there. I cannot doubt your admitting forthwith to Holy Orders after your having by conversation proved what manner of man he is. I think so promising a man cd hardly be found. I shall delight to hear of everything being settled. Our excellent friend Mr Wiggin & I are respectively so much engaged I have seen him but twice, but rejoice to feel convinced there is not the slightest [?] of his attachment towards you his best of [?] friends or towards your sacred cause. God forbid there ever should be in the minds of any of as who have been so blessed in [?] humble instruments in aiding on so believed & a cause so deservedly precious to us. I rejoice at your increasing subscriptions in the US, & trust when our excellent friend West comes with the credentials from his [?] that rapid progress will be made. I have not yet delivered all your drawings of Kenyon Coll, but hope soon to do so. My kind friend the Bp of Bath & Wells is in distress abt his younger daughter but I trust it will please God to restore her to him. My precious girls are not yet come to me but I hope will do so in a fortnight. Yesterday I read for the third time Bp Hobarts sermon & less than ever see how it can be justified; I am very glad he is at last aware of its impropriety. Who of all our Clergy wd think of attacking the American Episcopal Prot Church as a body! Not one I trust; & very few indeed I hope wd do so as against any individuals in that Church except when the foundation of Faith calls for it, if ever it shd do so. You will be glad to hear a good account of all my precious orphans. That good Mrs Chase & all your family & your pupils, Indians incl. may be well to continue comforts & blessings to give in the hearty prayer My dearest Bishop of your grateful & affecte Friend


Letter to Philander Chase



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