Thomas Biddulph



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Biddulph apologizes in advance for a request that his friend Rogers is about to make, but assures him that Rogers' motives are good.




Taunton, Sir Thomas Acland, Robert Vashon Rogers


Bristol, Jany. 3. 1831

My dear Sir,

You may perhaps remember a transient interview which I had the pleasure of enjoying with you, when I met you in the street at Taunton in company with Sir Thomas Ackland; & you have, I believe, in your Library a trifling memorial of my affectionate wishes for the prosperity of your interesting work at Ohio, in the shape of three volumes of [essays] on the Liturgy of the church of England.

I am induced to mention these circumstances as an apology for complying with the request of a [young] friend, the Revd. Robt. [Vashon] Rogers, who will himself explain his reason of his making the request to me with which I cheerfully comply. I have known Mr. R nearly seven years, & believe him to be a pious faithful & right-minded servant of our common Lord & Master, & I trust that, in the proposal he is about to make to you, he is guided by pure & holy motives.

Be assured, my dear Sir, that I feel a lively interest in all your important proceedings, whenever the public prints of this country bring any of them to my knowlede [sic], & that my prayer is that the Lord may prosper them all.

Believe me to be with much respect & esteem, my dear Sir,

Your unworthy [but] affecte. servt. & brother

ThS. T. Biddulph

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