Margaret Kenyon



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Mrs. Kenyon has found prints of the Seminary and Church. Mrs. Kenyon tells Bp. about the high amount of attendees she saw at church on a festival of the church. She then expresses concern for Bp.'s health in the coming winter as he continues to oversee the building of the College.




London, England


Lady Kenyon, prints, Seminary, London, The Church of All Souls, Clergy Orphan School


My very dear and good Chase,

I have long been intending myself the pleasure of writing to you, and have been very sorry not to have no so before now, to thank you most gratefully for you most invaluable and affectionate letter to me, of the 14th of Dec: but the real fact is, as I received it at Bedford, I have been trying ever since we have been in London (from the beginning of Feb 4th) to procure some prints that might recall that memorable Alma Mater to your memory - and if it were not quite last week that I became possessed of such as I could send in a letter. I hope you will like [what] I now forward to you - and [y]ou will be particularly in[terested] with the prints of [The] Church of All Souls, as [?] Papa’s and Mr. Mariott’s Colleges

I hope you will not think the worse of me, my very dear sir, for beginning my letter to you on this joyful festival; just much as I think of you at all times, it is with peculiar please that I so so on the great festival of our Church, as I feel certain that we then write in the same feelings, on the same articles of the same holy faith. I have been twice church, and this morning at the Sacrament, where there were 220 communicants, besides 115 at an early Sacrament at 8 o’clock.

April 12th.

I am very glad tha[at I] was prevented finishing any [?] sooner, as we have now received welcome letters of the 8th of February and good Mr. Wiggin is now in the house, and has been admiring with us to day the amount he gives of your arduous labours in the last writes makes us rejoice at the return of the fine weather and still more in the hope that before the next winter the number of fellow labourers in your vineyard will have so increased as to release you from from some of the more laborious parts - for your life and health are far too valuable to your flock and friends, not to make us rejoice at the means by which they may [?] to the church in the Wilderness - however willing we know you are to “spend and [?]ent” in your sacred office. [?] very glad the dear little [?] comes on so nicely - and [?] your beloved family continues so well.

We have been several times at the Clergy Orphan School, where you are very affectionately remembered.

Our good [?] at [?] is quite well, and so are we all - and never more happy than when we hear from hear Ohio - we all write in most respectful and affectionate remembrance.

May God continue to bless and prosper you, most beloved and revered His - How happy I am to think you have not forgotten your ever obliged and most affectionate humbled,

Mrs. Kenyon

Letter to Philander Chase



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