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Ward assures Chase that he believes in his innocence, and vows to do anything he can to help him with the improvement of Gilead. He criticizes republicanism as he believes it led to Chase's downfall as president of Kenyon; he believes Chase needs to give himself more absolute power in his future endeavors. Finally, he mourns Bishop Ravenscroft.
Kenyon College, Gilead, John Bowdler, Lady Rosse, Lord Kenyon, Diocese of Ohio, Mary Caroline Ward, William Jones, Bishop Ravenscroft, Earl of Ripon
Ward, Rev. W., "Letter to Philander Chase" (1834). Philander Chase Letters. 957.