G. W. Marriott



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G. W. Marriott tells Philander Chase that the Bishop of Salisbury wanted Chase to visit him, but the post was so late that Chase missed the time to meet completely. Marriott anticipates that Chase's Cause will be well supported in Oxford, and reminds him that getting support in Canada is also important. The Dean of Westminster has agreed to support Chase. Marriott advises Chase to write to the Bishop of Salisbury as soon as he can, as the Bishop's support will be influential especially in Ireland.




London, England


G. W. Marriott, Philander Chase, The Bishop of Salisbury, Dr Copleston, Mr Pratt, Canada, Ireland, B Critic, Dean of Westminster, Mr Hewitt, Mr Crawley, Nayland, Cambridge


Inner Temple

June 1st 1824

My dear Friend

No letters for you by the Post of this day. The 2[dy] Post late yesterday Evening brought you a letter from the Bishop of Salisbury, so ill-directed that it was not delivered till long after the time he had appointed you to come to his house. “The Bishop of Salisbury begs to see Bishop Chase on Monday next between the hours of nine and eleven.” He is gone from London this morning. I hope he will be found to have left his subscription behind him.

Dr Copleston writes to me from Oxford “It is likely that both Bishop C’s and the general Cause will meet with liberal support in Oxford—but we must take care to reserve something for Canada, which is about to solicit our aid, and which has the strong claim of common Country upon us.” It should not be forgotten that Canada has the claim of a legal establishment on the Government of this Country, which claim has always been recognised by Parliament, and that the Institution of the United States are fitter objects of individual charity.

I never read anything intended for a general effect so entirely open to easy and decisive reputation [as] the B. Critic. I have written in detail to Mr Pratt upon it. I anticipate very little harm, if any, to your Cause from it. It can only operate on minds of purblind prejudice, and such were not likely to support you. Any man who has read the Statement by you Trustees, will find so much anticipated by that, that he must suspect all the remaining points of any importance to be equally unsupported, or rather contradicted, by fact. What think you of its being said that the Coin cannot be good with the image and superscription of Lord Gambier, without once alluding to Lord Kenyon, Dr G. or Mr H.?

The Dean of Westminster is added to the lists of “the deluded,” I am happy to say, and will appear in the new Statement. This is the term applied by the B. Critic to the whole body of subscribers, including five Bishops.

We think that you should write to the Bishop of Salisbury, as soon as you know where to write (which you will learn on arriving here) to explain why you did not wait upon his Lordship. Mr Ward, to whose house we go on Saturday, will be an important friend with that Relate. Mr Crawley called this morning to say that his friend Mr Hewitt is anxious to fix a day with you between your return from Cambridge and departure to Oxford, for dining at his house. He will be of eminent use to you in Ireland I anxiously wish you may be back to-morrow, or, at the latest, Thursday. On Saturday we go to Nayland. I shall not write again, unless a letter from you to-morrow says you will be at Cambridge till after Post on Thursday, and wish to hear from me.

I am ever your very devoted and affectionate Friend

G.W. Marriott

Letter to Philander Chase



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