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Regarding new Episcopal school - would have to be private property - not Bishop and Diocese. Ready to promote such a female school as far as can, but not in Gambier. Will try to kill without hurting.
letter, McIlvaine, Bedell, education, church
McIlvaine, Charles Pettit, "Letter to Bishop Bedell" (1864). Charles Pettit McIlvaine Letters. 85.
about Samford’s school
Feb. 20 /64
My dear Bishop
I have just recd + read Mr. Samford’s letter enclosed in yours. I am entirely in favour of now doing all we can in the way of patronage + official countenance, for the support of the school. I do [sic] not what his special place of making it a distinctly Episcopal school may be. But my way to the consideration of that is all cleared by the school being one of private property + responsibility so that the Diocese nor the Bp. are to be in any sense owners or charged with the care. I am ready to promote such F[?] Seminars just so [?] as they can be supported + well [concluded].
Col. [?] died on Thursday last. Funeral tomorrow. His mind while ti was itself was very clear + happy- The W. Ep. is very well [concluded]. I can not countenance a F[?] Seminary. at G. but will not ask tell you say fire - + then I will try to kill without hurting
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