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Philander Chase writes to the Postmaster of Belvidere, Illinois, requesting to perform religious services there the following week, as well as baptisms and Confirmation.
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Chase, Philander, "Letter to the Postmaster of Belvidere, Illinois" (1841). Philander Chase Letters. 1141.
St. Charles 23 of Aug’t 1841
To the Post Master
I throw myself on your kindness in requesting you to inform the friends of the Episcopal Church and the Inhabitants of your Village generally that I intent, the Lord permitting to preach and perform divine Service among them on Saturday evening 28th of this month and also on Sunday the 29th to administer the holy Sacrament of the Lords Supper (if suitable provision be made for that purpose) to all such as shall be fully prepared to partake of that sacred ordinance Also that I shall preach & administer baptism and the apostolic rite of Confirmation to any who are properly qualified.
With sincere respect for yourself and affectionate regards to the Episcopalians in your vicinity
your faithful Friend
Ph’r Chase Bp of Ill.