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letter, Winchester, McIlvaine, bishop, England
Winchester, Bishop of, "Letter to C. P. McIlvaine" (1864). Charles Pettit McIlvaine Letters. 129.
Bishop of Winchester to Bishop C.P. McIlvaine
July 18, 1864
My very dear Bishop,
Carus has communicated to me the intelligence of your actual descent upon our shores, & I hope this will meet you with a most hearty greeting on your arrival in London. It is delightful to think that we shall visit again - & as I trust ever long. I shall be about on Saturday next, for the day, & from Monday till Friday the 29th, both inclusive. After that day, I shall be here as far as I know, except on the 10th & 12th of August, till Monday the 15th - and at any time convenient to you, unless on the excepted days, we shall be most glad to receive you & your family party here. We includes the Milford’s who are now in residence.
I understand that you have left behind, to my great sorrow, not only Mrs. McIlvaine, but _____ the _______ & her sister, but that you have others with you, whom I shall cordially welcome.
Most affectionately yours,
Bp. of Winchester
P.S. How pleasant again to address this to you in England!