Philander Chase



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Philander Chase tells Mary that he will be visiting soon with her cousin Laura in New York.




New York, Mary Olivia Chase, granddaughter, Steubenville


New York 12th 1840

My dear Mary -

I am once more in this very city and as busy myself as is possible to be and live.

Laura Chase your cousin is with me and a very [modern] pretty girl she is. I know you will like her when on our way we call at Steubenville. This blessed event if God permit is now not far distant. In about one month or 6 weeks from this you may expect to see us. If you think this a long time, what shall I think of a year’s absence from my dear family?

I preached last night and tomorrow if I am able shall preach three times.

You see enough about me in the papers to render it quite proper for me to be [?] on the subject of the College in Illinois so reasoning all private matters for a personal interview I am your loving grandfather

Philander Chase

Letter to Mary Olivia Chase



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