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Hopkins pamphlet raises a storm in Vermont, and Chase (?) had to suppress it. Happy McIlvaine published his article in "Western Episcopalian"
letter, Williams, McIlvaine
Williams, J. W., "Letter to Charles Petit McIlvaine" (1863). Charles Pettit McIlvaine Letters. 264.
[?] Feb 21, 1863
My dear Bishop,
I [?] you the remarkable letter from Maryland. This, certainly, a comfort to read such good words.
Our [?], Hopkins [?], like a good many other things of his - was [neither] exactly one thing nor another. It was published, and then - so Chase says - it [?] such a storm in Vermont, that he had to suppress it, and his & the stars & stripes on his House, to save a mobbing. Still, some copies got out, and, I fancy, more at the South than any where else. The thing came to the somewhat [?] result of “suicide committed by somebody else.”
What [?] [?] - about which you kindly enquire - warmly a [?] astride intended to show my over people what a mess of stuff the book was. The Wartime Episcopalian did me the honor to copy it. [?] you [?] little astride to the same [?]. I want to keep my people on the guard, for all around us the book will soak. i don’t think it will do much among us.
Have you seen the article on Legislation in the Observer?
Your friend also,