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OF THE RIGHT REVEREND
CHARLES PETTIT MCILVAINE, D.D., D.C.L.,
LATE BISHOP OF OHIO, .
IN THE PROTESTANT EPISCOPAL CHURCH OF THE UNITED STATES.
EDITED BY THE
REV. WILLIAM CARUS, M.A.,
CANON OF WINCHESTER CATHEDRAL;
THESE MEMORIALS of Bishop McIlvaine have been com
from letters kindly entrusted to him by the Bishop's family for publication. To these have been added a few extracts from his journals and writings, with some of the valuable remarks of Bishop Lee, in his Funeral Sermon, and of Bishop Bedell, in his Diocesan Address.
The work, therefore, is merely what its title importsMemorials of the Bishop; fragments only of his history and writings; worthy, it is thought, to be preserved, and useful, it may be, hereafter, for a Biography of the Bishop.
Owing to impaired health the Editor has been unable to execute the work with the additions he wished, and so make it more fit for publication; he ventures, however, to offer it to his readers, with its admitted imperfection, in the hope that it will receive from them the indulgence it needs.
A few passages out of the Bishop's letters to the Editor, which strongly express the warmth of his friendship, have not been withheld from the public: because they seemed necessary to the full illustration of his very affectionate disposition, and on this account they will probably be regarded as not improperly retained in these Memorials.