Lord Kenyon



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Lord Kenyon has been informed of Chase's resignation. He trusts Chase's judgment and is sure that the future holds great things for Chase.




Timothy Wiggin, London, Jeremiah Taylor, G. W. Marriott, Rev. W. Ward, Lloyd Kenyon, Edward Kenyon, Marianne Kenyon



Oct. 23

My dearest Bishop

I was so very busy in London I could neither write to you nor consult with Mr Wiggin on the subject of your Kind letter in respect to the business part of it. I have since I returned here heard with astonishment & deep regret of the sacrifice you have made of your Episcopal & Collegiate [stations]. If it be so I am very sure it is solely [on] the [principle] of Christian sacrifice to promote Xtian good that you have done so. The [?] comes in a letter from Mr Jeremiah Taylor to our [excellent] friend G Marriott. He as I deeply regrets any circumstance which can sever you from that College & Diocese which have been specially blessed in having you at their head. I sent a letter for you yesterday from our worthy friend the Bishop of Sodor & Man. That it [want] [certain] every suitable Xtian [consolation] I cannot for a moment doubt; but we shall be most anxious till we hear the whole account from yourself. That you may for a time sink under [preservation] like the most zealous servants of our Divine Master may in His wisdom be fitting: that you will sink ultimately in this [World] if you are pre[scribed] to this Church in it I feel confident, and that great indeed will be your reward in the company of His Church in the next, the Eternal, world, I can [never] doubt. For ourselves if I may presume (at a very remote distance behind you indeed) to add my name to yours, [and] [?] as the World now is, and very little of true consistent faith as [same] any [where] to be preserved in it; for humble faithful Christians witht. reference to those very precious whom they may have to [fail], to be removed from this scene of severe & probably increasing trials, should such be their Blessed chapter’s will [could] not but be a special mercy; but many of us, and myself I am very sure for one must [most] sensibly feel how very far indeed we are from being made so perfect as [our] [oughtley] mercies [or] by suffering; and must hope that in God’s mercy [He] will be pleased thro’ His peace & mercy whether by suffering or otherwise, make [us] somewhat [?] [that] all humble Xtians must know ourselves to be before we are called [?]. I must add that by God’s mercy my precious Marianne & my two precious Sons Lloyd & Edward all of my 4 Orphans now remaining are well & in themselves [?] comforts for all my dearest Bishop venerate you as ever and anxiously wait again to hear comfort from you. With kindest wishes to all most dear to you I am your ever affecte.


My excellent Aunt, now [87] still keeps well we got her to Peel [Novr.] 1 She often d[?] her affecte. respects.

Letter to Philander Chase



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