Rev. W. Ward



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Ward introduces Anne Tyndale to Chase and sends along some editions of her album. He also praises Chase's defense of himself against his poor treatment at Kenyon.




Anne Tyndale, Mrs. Ralston, Wiggin, Earl of Ripon, Bishop Ravenscroft, Dr. Rice, Bishop Hobart, Gilead, Kenyon College


From Bp. Ward to Bp. C:

referring to Mrs Tyndale

23. Wilton Crescent.

July 22, 1834

My very dear Friend & Brother

Though I dispatched a letter to you by the Post only yesterday, I shall enclose this in a packet which the kind Wiggins will have conveyed to their Daughter Mrs Ralston who has undertaken to transmit any packet to you that I may have to send.

The enclosed packet is the work of an excellent Lady who with other of your Friends in old England retains a respectful remembrance of you. You will be so good as to enclose to me under cover to the Earl of Ripon Carlton Gardens, London, who knows all my movements, and sojournings. Have you got Bishop Ravenscrofts [Works]. What is your opinion of them? And how are they esteemed in your American Episcopal Church. He was no ordinary man, and I am only sorry that he evinced so much soreness & severity of language against his antagonist [Dr] [Rice] who sure enough gave him sufficient reason of [Jurovocation] by his unjust, unfair and unscriptural doctrine and arguments and accusation[s], all which I acknowledge makes it very hard and difficult for a man to defend himself without some [im]pressions of severity. But the wrath of man never works any good, and meekness is the most deadly weapon with which malignity can be assailed. I do not see how you could say less in your own defence in the explanation of your treatment at Kenyon College than you have done, and the conclusion of your letter is beautiful, and must be felt by your successor, by all impartial judges, and even by your enemies. I am sure if your Brethren of the House of Bishops do not sympathise with you they must labour under some strange prejudice which should have died with Bp. Hobart. I should tell you that the young men’s hearts have failed them that intended to have gone out to settle in Gilead. At least they have not yet resolved to emigrate. Mrs. Tyndall says to me “I have at different opportunities sent you No. 1 & 2 of the album, & now enclose for Bp. Chase Nos 3 & 4. I perceive in looking over his early documents that one of his first wishes was to establish a periodical paper. Perhaps as the settlement at Gilead advances that idea may [?], & contributions from his friends in dear Old England, (as he emphatically styles her) may be cheering & interesting to him.”

Your ever affecte. Brother

W. Sodor & Mann

Letter to Philander Chase



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