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Grateful for help to Edward Harrison. Pleased that Convention has adopted HIS pastoral on the state of the Union. Hopes that Chase will direct President's attention to it.
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McIlvaine, Charles Petit, "Letter to S.P. Chase" (1862). Charles Pettit McIlvaine Letters. 245.
New York Oct. 15th, 1862
Thanks for letter in favor of Mr. Harrison
House of Bishops
My dear friend,
I have just received yours of yesterday--God be praised that you are recovering--I was greatly alarmed. Thanks!
You are very good to my friend Harrison. How it will gladden a gentleman’s heart and a most honorable man, if your letter shall be successful.
You will be glad to learn that the House of Bps. have unanimously adopted a Pastoral--unanimously I say--because while there was one and only one no--the voter said afterwards in private he voted this for contrasting with a previous vote in Committee, but that he much preferred mine and was glad it was adopted.
I shall of course send a copy as soon as p[?], to you and the Pres.--and I will thank you to draw his attention to it and the Prayer also which I will send him. The Letter will please him and the Prayer may do him good. Letter from England, Letter which is mainly accepted with the state of the country--and the duty of citizens to the constitution and Government--I think you will know what principles to expect to find in it, when I say I wrote it. The action of the House is the more [?] because our Presiding Bishop ([Hopkins] of [?]) next in [?] to Bp. Brown[well] of [?] (who is too old and infirm to be present) introduced a letter which he had prepared for adoption--and which [?] much weaker ground. Both were read to the House and mine adopted written before the Proclamation as to slaves got there, say that such a measure would carry the sympathy of a great part of the English mind. I think it will do great deal that way, but much of the English mind is agreed on a deeper and muddier shock, for which I have much [?] regard.
I am so glad you are so much better. The Lord help you.
Charles P. McIlvaine