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Bishop Chase writes to his brother planning a trip to America for the spring and reports daily headaches.
Philander Chase, Dudley Chase, England
Chase, Philander, "Letter to Dudley Chase" (1836). Philander Chase Letters. 1046.
21 Feb. London 1836
My dearest Brother Dudley,
I wish you would write a letter to my dear wife inviting her and [Lucia] and the three children to come on from Gilead to Vermont and meet me at your house when I come from England, which I hope to do about the month of May.
I wish I could place the very day and the hour in which I might enjoy the great pleasure which this appointment contemplates: but the winds and the waves are not under my control but are governed by Him, [whose] are all things who will hear our humble prayers [thro’] Jesus Christ our Lord and grant them if agreeable to his infinite wisdom.
I have heard of the burning [who] your dear Gilead House and its understood hope for [?]. Your loving Brother Philander
If God will I shall set sail for America in April or May--
I have written to my wife not to set off from Gilead for the East till the roads are good and the navigation open.--
I have advised her to go to my relations instead of hers.
Much depends on your [wife’s] [rearrangement] of this matter. You have to deal with a noble hearted woman who loves you because I do and because you are worthy of all our love.
I am not well or I shd write a better letter.
All goes on well for Illinois--
My complain is a periodical Headache. It goes off at night and comes on in the day time.
It is now just one oclock (morning) 22nd day of Feb. 1836--
Farewell. Dearest Brother