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Mr. Coxe's appt was considered by the president and though he wanted to gratify your wish, members of the cabinet were against it so he decided against the appointment; great anxiety about Charleston, Port Hudson, Vicksburgh and across the water




letter, McIlvaine, Chase, Coxe


Dr. Chase

March 9 1863

My dear [Bishop],

Your telegram and letter are duly received. Mr. Coxe’s appointment has [?] [?] [?] by the Resident on the recommendation of our excellent citizens, and he had decided against it; mainly on the ground of his very unfortunate action in the matter of the [?] [?]. The [?] [?] what it was [?] or [?] [?] was well [?] [?]? If the application led to acceptable [?], [?] must here [?] [?] or the army [?]; and the act therefore as far as disciplining as is we could [?] [?], [?] the President overlooked if [?]; nor the [?] of [?] of the example of the exhibit against the [?] was very strong and [?] [?] wish to [pacify] [?] was long after, he felt nor he cared not.

We are [?]; with [?] [?] and Charleston; and Port Hudson; to Vicksburgh; and across the water; [?] the [?].

May God precisely fulfill the hope of [Mr. M. Connoly]

Most faithfully,

Bp McIlvaine

Rt. Rev. C.P. McIlvaine

Letter from C.P. McIlvaine to Bishop Chase



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