GOODRICH, Chauncey Allen. 12634

£100

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Autograph Letter Signed, to Thomas Waddington at St. Remy, regretting he was unable to meet Waddington in St. Remy but looking forward to their meeting in Heaven “when we stand among the myriads of the just made perfect”. 2 pp. 10 x 8 inches, in good conditon, folds, address leaf. Paris, 5 July 1826. Chauncey Allen Goodrich (1790 – 1860) was an American clergyman, educator and lexicographer. He was the son-in-law of Noah Webster and edited his Dictionary after his father-in-law’s death. “Nothing is more encouraging to the soul in the midst of spiritual death, than to turn aside to some quiet spot, and mingle our affections with ‘those who seek a better country, that is an heavenly’. This sweet satisfaction I enjoyed at Venice in the society of Mr. Money and his truly excellent wife. We met as strangers, but we parted as Brothers.”