Lord Gambier



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Gambier gives road directions to a dinner party. He also expresses his satisfaction with Mr. West's work and mourns the death of Mr. Horace.




Mr. West, Mr. Horace, Archbishop Magee, Bishop Chase, Cowley, Iver


Iver Grove 20 Mar.

My dear sir

In answer to your query as to the hour of our dinner (which I ought to have given in my last note) it is half past five, but to give you more time and that you may not be hurried in your journey it shall be six oclock on the day in which we hope for the pleasure of seeing you here. There is a road by which you may come here without passing through [ux] bridge which would shorten your distance two or three miles but I did not mention it as it is rather intricate and not easily to be found, though if you should be disposed to attempt it I will describe at this side of the common of [Gerards] cross just before you arrive at the 19th mile stone there is a turn off, the high road, to the right (at a public House, the French Horn), which will bring you here without passing through [of] Iver, from which place we are distant one mile, from that turn off there are several turnings and but few houses where enquiring for the road can be made, and if you should take a wrong turn you might make the short way the longest.

The road through [ux] bridge and Cowley you will find without difficulty.

I am much gratified by the intelligence you give one of Mr. West his success in Ireland and the interesting conference he had with the Archbishop [Magee]; it is highly creditable and [does] honor to both parties. Mr. West is indeed an able instrument raised up by Providence to promote the pious cause of the good Bishop Chase, who will greatly rejoice to have him return to his labours in Ohio.

Ah! The excellent Mr. Horace, he is gone to receive the bright reward of a devout and faithfull [sic] christian he is remember’d among them “who die in the Lord” and his pious works will be remember’d, as his loss will be greatly felt by numerous Relations and Friends, by religious and charitable Institutions and by very many of the poor and Needy, such a man is a loss to the World indeed! but what [inesepressible] gain is the removal, to Him, from a world of sin and sorrow to the blessed state of rest and peace among the Spirits of just men made perfect before the throne of his great Redeemer in glory everlasting, blessed be his memorial.

Most kindly and affectionately my dear sir your humble friend


Letter from Lord Gambier



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