Philander Chase



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Philander Chase sends his granddaughter Mary Chase some books from England and wishes her and her family good health.




Philander Chase, Mary Olivia Chase


To Mary Chase

Steubenville, O. Robinsnest, Peoria Co. Illinois

Nov 2’d 1836

My dear Grand Daughter

I send you by Dr. Cas[?] the following books.


“Christian Melodies”

“House of a Thief”

These a day or who only since, I received from England sent by valued friends there to you my beloved grand daughter: and my [Easter] prayer is that they may be blessed to your spiritual benefit.

A moment only is left me to inform you by Dr. Castle that our [?] sickness and fatigues have been exchanged for very good health and sweet content in a peaceful habitation. Would that I could hear from you! I wrote to Mr. Morse a long letter some month or six weeks ago and [as] yet I get no answer. I fear my letter failed to reach him. My best love to him and your much loved & highly esteemed Mother. That the divine blessing may always attend you and in your Parents’ dwelling is the devout of Dear Mary your loving Grand Father.

Tell Dear Papa I want seeds for the [?] all ours were burned up. Also [?] seed

Letter to Mary Olivia Chase



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