Philander Chase



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Philander Chase tells about his plans to return to Hartford and visits with his relatives.




Boston, Baruch, nieces


Boston Sept 2 1840

Dear Brother Dudley

A short letter is better than none and in my case you’ll doubly say it is also better than a long one: for I have nothing very amusing to write.

My visit to [Baruch] was short like all other pleasures of this world. I [?] the first night after leaving Royalton at Salisbury with our niece [Sophia]. Her husband took me down to [Hopkinton]. At the latter place I poached as I did also at Concord. Our niece Hannah [Whipple] was delighted to see me. On Friday I came to Lowell there also I preached. The Rev Mr. [Edson] and his wife daughter of Bishop [Pankon] treated us with great kindness.

When arrived in this City I [stopped] at Dr. Stone. On Sunday I preached twice in St. Paul’s in the morning and in Trinity in the afternoon. On Monday I took Laura to N. Bedford when I left with Ms. Perry and came to this City on Tuesday. I think I shall leave this tomorrow evening, go to N. Bedford and return on Friday morning with Laura and put ourselves in the car for Springfield Mass. This will allow of our getting to Hartford by Sunday. On Monday or Tuesday I shall go to N Haven and perhaps to N York where you will please address any letters to the care of “James S. De Peyster 49 South Street N. York”

With best love to dear Sister Olivia and all friends, I am

D Brother

Your faithful and loving brother

Philander Chase

Letter to Dudley Chase



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