Philander Chase



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Philander Chase announces to his brother his success in fundraising for Jubilee College in South Carolina and says he does not know when he will return to Vermont.




Illinois, Jubilee College, South Carolina, subscription, Charleston


Charleston 9th of June 1840

My dear Brother,

You will wonder what keeps me over in S. Carolina so long. Indeed it would be a matter of astonishment to myself were it not for a particular Providence which tells me that it is my duty to do: and you yourself will cease to be surprised when I tell you that, by coming to Charleston this last time, I have by God’s merciful guidance secured the subscription of ten thousand dollars to found in Jubilee College (Ill:) a “South Carolina Professorship.”

This is God’s doing and is marvelous in our eyes! The whole subscription paid and unpaid now amounts to [?] of $20.000!! In this great mercy to the cause of Religion and learning in the Far West I trust you will join me in giving to God most hearty thanks. As for myself I [derive] to say continually “Bless the Lord o! my soul, and forget not all his benefits.” I am in good health and hope to be permitted to set off with the Bishop elect for this diocese on our journey to New York tomorrow afternoon. I shall probably stop in Virginia for a few days Dr. Gadsden will go on to his consecration.

When I shall reach Vermont I am no better able to say than when I wrote you last.

In the meantime you shall continue to hera from

Your faithful and most affectionate Brother

Philander Chase

Judge Chase

Love to All

Letter to Dudley Chase



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