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Smith coming to Gambier; perhaps no draft in Ohio, because the 11,000 filled with volunteers


KMcI 630829




letter, McIlvaine, Bedell, Smith, draft


Cinc. Aug. 29 1863

Sept. 4

My dear Bp.

Yours of the 24th from Stratford recd last Ev. I wrote you at Newtown before the receipt of your former letter, in which you [?] address me at Stratford about visitations saying I would take all West of Monroeville + [Milan] + [Huron] including also [Chillicothe] + Hillsborough [sic] leaving all the rest [done then] full to you. I have sent to the paper a [?] of appointments. I have written Dr. [Tyson] about a nomination - have not recd [?]’s book.

Dr. [Sumther] (as his son writes) proposes to teach at G. during the fall term, + make his resignation take effect at the end in order that there may be no break. This is kind + considerate. Meanwhile all the preparations for change can go on.

I have a letter from Lang. He has not made up his mind about the Paymastership but I suppose will take it. We must look out + be ready. I do not know of any temporary supply. It is now thought by some there will be no draft in Ohio, the quote being only 11.0000 - it is expected to be made up by [donation]. The change of weather has recruited me wonderfully. I put an article in the Communicant about Mr. Short. Charley’s first Sunday is tomorrow.

Yours affectionately


Letter to Bishop Bedell



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