Philander Chase



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Philander Chase gives his granddaughter Mary Olivia news about the construction of Jubilee College and Dudley's contributions to it.




Philander Chase, Mary Olivia Chase, Dudley Chase, Sarah Chase, Jubilee College, news


Jubilee Sept 9th 1824

My dear Grand Daughter Mary Ohio.

Amids a pile of unanswered letters I have just taken up another excellent short little letter of yours telling me us[sic] how you are so occupied that you can not write a long letter: that you are well and hope your few lines will find me enjoying the same blessings. It is dated on the post mark 8th of Aug’t.

In reply I would most affectionately say to you that we also are all well thro’ much mercy- all except myself who am suffering thro’ the effects of hot weather and the remains of great fatigue in my northern town. While I recruit Dudley & Sarah will take my covered Wagon & homes and retrace our steps at the North. On the Fox River, Village of Yorkville there are great hopes of the building up of a Church directly. A Mr Stevenson a worthy Eng’h family has given 80 acres of land as a Glebe for the ministers use forever. About 8500 who subscribed on the spot for the erection of the Church & the Proprietor of the Village gave timber and the land for the same as much as is reasonbly[sic] required.

So you see I have given you some News. But the main reason for giving it here is to inform you of the agency of your Uncle Dudley in this business. He is very modest and pious and talented, as a preacher who is beginning. All hearts are won. He seems to be so sincere and lives so near the example of his heavenly Master. You know not the comfort I take in him. He will greatly assist in building up the Fox River Church. He will be absent. Two sundays[sic] setting off from [house] next monday[sic].

N.B. The 3 & 4th no are read everywhere but in Ohio with deepest interest. I am getting letters from every quarter expressive of thanks [for] having given my Eng’h his [tour] to the world.

But it shews in too strong a light the obligations which ungrateful Ohio is under to me to give them any pleasure. But you may tell them not to fret. Plain truth parts none but the impenitent.

Ever your affectionate G’d Fa’r

Ph’r Chase

Letter to Mary Olivia Chase



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