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Stone had feared that McIlvaine would recall him with "painful feelings," and had honestly thought his theological opinions identical to Ridley, Crammer, Jewell and Houker - not with Oxford school of his own day. Stone expresses gratitude for McIlvaine's sympathy on death of his wife, and explains that he turned down a call at Trinity, Cleveland because he feels "it would not be prudent" for him to "undertake the charge of a parish" at this moment.
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Stone, James Kent, "Letter from James Kent Stone to Charles P. McIlvaine" (1869). Charles Pettit McIlvaine Letters. 231.