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Has not heard from Tullidge. Did Bedell send him letter? List of visitations. Mentions his malady requires applications.
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McIlvaine, Charles Petit, "Letter to Bishop Bedell" (1865). Charles Pettit McIlvaine Letters. 222.
Cinc. March 7, /65
My dear Bishop,
In regard to Mr. [?], I am to be at Grace Ch. Cleveland somewhere in the last of the month & will hold his ordination then. I cannot go on purpose for that. I will give him more particular notice by & by. Please inform him. Did you send my letter to Mr. Tullige? As I have heard nothing about it, it has occurred to me that you may not have understood that it was sent you, to see & then send.
I expect to see you at [?] next week. As to [?], I wish to take parishes which I have not recently visited. But several of those due are those I visited last. The last in order of time is as follows,
[Welmont] Hills M
[?] M M
E. Plymouth B
New Castle B
Cleveland Grace B
Mt. Vernon B
The above are all that come under the 14 months rule.
Mr I will take the Churches here & in Cleveland, & those in the accompanying list to which B. is placed, exclusive of [?] & New Castle, Newark & Granville, though I wish to go to these two last, when they are ready, if I can.
Those [marked] all, I do not wish to go to now, as I was there last visit.
I will do all I can, but I suffer extremely with the malady which I have before mentioned to you [?] [ano]. Scarcely ever a night, in which I can rest without having to get up & make [?], so that I dread to go to bed. It is difficult for me to go abroad because of the [?] of frequent [?] to applications which require a private Chamber. It affects my nerves my [?] & often it causes much jerking of my nerves that it seems as I should be getting [?] a [?] in which I could not govern my limits. [?] however only at night when trying to sleep. Excitement of mind adds to it.
I wrote Mr. Lidell that neither of us could promise to go East for his ordination before we go to the Gen Conv, but that about [?] time if I could not, I would ask you to go & ordain him. “The [Associated] Pastors of Fairfield West” Connecticut (Congregational) have sent me a “Letter of Communication” on behalf of him, queer & congregational, but intended to show respect & kindness & will be so answered.
C. P. M
I think we must consider Monroe for Dayton & Greenville, if he can make [?] in what they can do. What a burden these needy, feeble, [?] [?] are & they need of more ministers & no means of supporting them. [?] depresses me so much.
Yours very affectionately,