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Requests Wharton to watch over Bishop's son Charles; hopes for God to work a thorough grace in Charels' heart. Possibly only part of the letter.


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letter, McIlvaine, Wharton


The Bishop’s own son being one of those first interested in this revival, it is pleasant to think that his father felt that in his case at least it was genuine work.

“Before I sailed, and after leaving home, I wrote to him much at length, especially as to reading and examining his heart. Now all this I say in confidence to you, that you may know what to do, and where to work for him and with him. Oh do be faithful with him! Would it do him good to be engaged as a Sunday-school teacher[?] Or had he better have the Sunday to himself[?] Here, in my room in Bonn, right under the walls of the University, and in a population of Romish superstition, my heart goes over to that dear boy at Gambier, and all its anxieties concentrate in this one desire and prayer that God in His infinite mercy will make a deep and thorough work of grace in his heart, that he may be indeed a follower of Christ, in whom the power of His Spirit will be glorified.

The Lord be with you all.

“Yrs. very affect’ly,

“C.P. McIlvaine.”


Letter to Francis Wharton



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