Philander Chase



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Philander Chase updates his family about his fundraising progress of Jubilee College and informs them he does not expect to return home soon.




South Carolina, Jubilee College, fundraising


Charleston 24th of April 1840

My dearest Brother:

I have just returned to this city and among many found your letter very acceptable letter of the 2nd of last month - I thank God and [?] exceedingly that you and all the dear ones are well in [Randolph] and Bethel and [Royalton]! Give my best love to them one and all and say this.

I do not expect to return to my family as I [stated] in time to attend my convention on the first of June. Shall write them - that my duty keeps me on the ground here where there is a heart to give to noble objects till I shall have observed sufficient to preserve hopes of success in the quest object of Jubilee College.

This determination will [enable] me to pay a visit to my dear relations. You and all those whom I love above all the world beside my own dear ones in the Relations next [?] excepted.

I believe I sent you my appeal. [?] its being printed: there is subscribed (part promised and part collected) more than one thousand dollars.

Besides this I hear of 150 pounds being sent from England for Jubilee!

Friends in this Diocese insist on my staying to the Consecration of the Bp Elect S Carolina. His thought Bp Doane will come on by the 20th of this month - Bp: Meade being previously engaged.

In haste I am

Your loving B[?]

Phil Chase

Letter to Dudley Chase



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