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letter, McIlvaine, Winchester, bishop
Bishop of Winchester, "Letter to Charles Petit McIlvaine" (1861). Charles Pettit McIlvaine Letters. 263.
Dec. 9th 1861
My very Dear Friend,
The [sight] of your handwriting in connection with the date of Liverpool this evening, was [hailed] with delight at the breakfast table, where George & his wife [shared] my joy. You will find them [here] at the [?] and well worth your [drawing]. I think you only know him & not her. She is a true daughter to me, a likeminded & most efficient help[ness] to him, and a loving mother to his David. Your daughters will [?] her. My love to [Nain], and through her to Emma, [?] I hope will entertain a kind prejudice in my [favour] as an unknown friend. Of course we look for [both] of [them] to accompany you.
I am sorry to say Emily & her husband will not, & cannot be here - a [?] [request?] to her, as I am sure it will be.
I know not how to express my thankfulness, to God for having made you [say] plain to [?] this country at this time - for your sake, & for our sakes. Always your most affectionate friend,
Bp McIlvaine [?]