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Responding to Bedell about Church meetings and publications.
letter, McIlvaine, Bedell
McIlvaine, Charles Pettit, "Letter to Bishop Bedell" (1861). Charles Pettit McIlvaine Letters. 139.
Cincinnati May 13, 1861
Yours of the 8th read on Saturday. Glad you find time amidst pressing, immediate claims on your time to write. I hope you will include Plymouth. I have not authority to change the names which shall be drawn for the court. Except that when I strike, I will be careful not to shake off any names of such as may be of his school, if any such shall be drawn. The drawing will be tomorrow. He has gone with his family to Boston, and I should not be surprised, if from the nature of a note he left for Mr. King, authorizing him to act for him, if he shall not appear for [?].
As to visitations after [?] select what places you please. I confirmed and preached in [?] yesterday. Cannot help getting too much [excited]. I meet the ministers of all denominations once a week for prayer and consultation in reference to the [?]. It was begun by my call. Your account of the refusal of the [?] to publish my article quote [?] me. I am always glad when I can moderate. The Prot. Churchman has published it. On my return from [?] I expect to be at Gambier, and will review the Brigade.
Yours very affectionately,
C. P. McIlvaine
When I was in Cleveland, Starkey was absent. [?] asked me about a Confederate in [?]. I said you could do as you pleased. But as you have enough to do with [?] much longer without Confederate and this way in Cleveland of [?] candidates is not good, I think it would be well to say that you have no time.