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McIlvaine, Charles Pettit, "Letter to unknown" (1859). Charles Pettit McIlvaine Letters. 29.
Cinc. Aug. 13_ 1859
Rev. + dear Sir —
I wrote you yesterday that I expected to go to N.Y. next week. I have since changed my mind, + now do not expect to go to the East till probably the middle of Sept. I am encouraged [to] hope that we shall be able to get a good deal of the interior of Ascension Hall completed this fall. I have secured eight [?] & [?] for two
have been promised or sent to [Dr. Waring at] Pres. Andrews at Gambier, so that I have advised the putting in hand of one half at once.
I have had [Mason Gallagher] recommended to me for Rector at Gambier with the [?] that he would accept the appointment. I know him personally as a good, earnest, evangelical man + I know what he has written + the [?] firm stand he has held on Western N. York, but I have never heard him [officiate] + have no idea of him as a preacher aside from his evangelical doctrine. Perhaps you know him in that respect or can find out, also as to his qualifications to stand well + [?] as Pastor with young men at college + in studies for the ministry. Please write me, + believe me
Yours very affectionately
Chas. P. McIlvaine
I have also had Mr. Chevey of Rochester mentioned.