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Philander Chase

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Date

9-30-1804

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Yale College; New Haven, CT; Mary Chase; George Chase; family

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Dear Brother,

I have only time to tell you how disappointed I was in not seeing your dear wife and my dear Jon as contemplated. Father and Mother start for [?] tomorrow’s dawn. Their visit has afforded me abundant cause both of sorrow and gladness. I was glad to see them; it made my heart leap for joy. But O how altered is my Father! May God keep and preserve the dear old folks, that they may be gathered into their father’s in a good old age, in the land here in they have [?].

My health is much better than it was before the severe attack with which I have been afflicted since you saw us. My affairs prosper beyond expectation. Our boarders amount to 18 and the total number of scholars between 60 and 70. I have prounounced an excellent [?] who graduated at Yale College. I took a jaunt to N.Haven and was present at the commencement. I think it did me good. Mrs. C and Philander are well and send their love to you; Olive George and all friends gifted to George a book or two one [?] in a [?] which it is my particular desire he should have. May God help you all--In haste I am your affectionate brother.

C. Chase

Letter to Dudley Chase

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