Philander Chase



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Philander Chase meets with his nephew Rodney in Utica, where he receives a cloth worth $50 as well as $15 in cash. He is now on his way from Detroit to Chicago.




Philander Chase, Dudley Chase, Rodney, travels


Detroit 19th of O’br -40

My dearest Brother

You are constantly in my mind and in my prayers. May God bless and comfort you, and dear Olivea, my beloved Sister through Jesus Christ our Lord.

You see by my date where I am, I preached twice yesterday for Bp McCoskey, who received me with great kindness.

I called on our dear Sister Sarah’s son Rodney when passing the little wall below the City of Utica. He and his wife & children were well and enquired with much affection of all his Bethel & Randolph & Royalton friends. He gave me a set of botany cloths for the [Calley] Mill worst $50 besides 15 dollars in cash!!!

What noble Souls are those in whose veins runs the blood of our incomparable Father! I had rather be the son or descendant of deacon Dudley Chase than be of the regular dinasty [sic] of the best prince in Christendom.

I hope to get home in about one week from this. We set off in about 2 hours from this in the S Boat Maddeson for Chicago.

May God ever be with you in his mercy and love in the prayers of your loving brother


Letter to Dudley Chase



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