Philander Chase



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Philander Chase wishes his sister Rachel good health as she battles an illness. He updates her on his children and the progress of Jubilee College.




Philander Chase, Rachel Denison, Jubilee College, Mary Chase, Philander Chase Jr. II, Henry Chase, Dudley Chase Jr.


Dear Sister

I do most sincerely sympathize with you in your distressful illness of the Tickdoloreux[sic]

I know how to do so for I suffered enough from it when in Eng’d

May God strengthen you to bear his will for Christs sake

At first I understood (by mistake) that it was our dear Brother Dudley who was the sufferer: from him I hear good news since, concerning health. May this blessing soon return to you dearly beloved Sister

My dear Son dudley[sic] was ordained on the 5th of June 1842

He proves a most acceptable Preacher. He and his wife live right opposite to us distance 20 rods

You see by this we have moved from the Robins Nest to the Jubilee Cottage

Mary is now Mistress of the Schoolrooms 7 in number. Quite dignified and I hope well qualified to do good.

It is now vacation with us

My own health is better than it has been. Mrs Chase my dear Wife is well & sends her love

Sarah is in fine health but Sarah his wife is not so well at present Lucia is absorbed in taking care of [?] grand Children. Fide, [Thuth], and Bobby Bright the most interesting objects I ever knew

Dudleys Wife pleases us all-- she is our Organist and will teach the female pupils lessons on the piano. Henry & his wife are well

Philander is a great & Strong boy he enters college the beginning of the coming term & I hope will make a good minister

Jehovah Jireh

God will provide

In great [hase] I write & close this letter and with love to you and all I am your faithful & affectionate Brother Ph. Chase

Letter to Rachel Denison



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