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McIlvaine accepts Fuller's resignation of Professorship of Divinity




letter, McIlvaine, Fuller, Litchfield


Gambier May 29, 1845

Rev. and dear Sir,

I returned yesterday from another visitation and recd yours of the 21st containing your resignation of the [?] Professorship of Divinity etc. As your final arrangement with the parish in Litchfield depends on your hearing of my acceptance of the resignation, I hasten to answer, though with so little time that I must do it with less expression of my affectionate regard and sincere regret at so soon parting with you, than it would be grateful to my feelings to make. I have but a few minutes before I must go to the theological class, and unless I write now, [must] miss mail.

The resignation is accepted, but with a deep sense of the [starting] excellence, as a Christian brother, and minister of him whom thus we separate from. I do not question the propriety of your conclusion, but much regret the cause. The Lord our God be with you and yours, wherever, hereafter, in this life, He may place you; restore you to health and give you a life of long and great usefulness - His Church!

Yours very affectionately,

Char. P. McIlvaine

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Letter to Fuller



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