Philander Chase



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Philander Chase updates Samuel Chase on the preaching he's done on his tour of New York and New England. In a private letter, he is shocked at the prospect of William Sparrow becoming the new President of Kenyon College, and expresses sympathy for Bishop McIlvaine.




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Boston Monday 2’d Sep’r /44

To the Rev Saml. Chase

My dear Sam’l;

That you may know in short hand the events of my journey since I let you take the following--

I preached & read pr’s in Hopkinton Monday night

“ “ Rev Ten Brook. Concord Tuesday “

“ “ Rev. Mr. [Edson] Lowell Wednesday “

“ “ “ “ Thursday “

I arrived in Boston on Friday

Went to Bp. [Eastburn] Saturday

Preached in Cambridge Sunday morning

St. Pauls “ afternoon

Grace Church “ night

In Lowell they gave me a scholarship

In Grace Chh Boston do

St: Pauls not heard from

The Bp is Very kind to me and I am to preach for him next Sunday in Trinity Chh & for the Rev Mr [Woart] in Christ Chh in the afternoon

On tuesday I am to preach in Newton and the other vacant days of this week I hop to preach in Bedford & Taunton.-- In all this duty I am sustained evidently by an extraordinary degree of divine goddess & mercy. My health is good & my spirits but seldom flag. Yours truly P. Chase


Pray press the business of the printing--especially of the Reminiscences. I have heard from the mouth of one of the students of the Alex’a Seminary the following words.

“They are trying at Gambier to get our Mr Sparrow, the president of Kenyon College”

Poor McIlvaine! What will become of him if this Viper once more nestles by his side!

If this be not a continuance in spreading this report in Alexandria to raise his name there (which I strongly suspect) surely theres is another plot to get rid of the Bishop now only a took of the resigning men in that unhappy place

Douglass has been turned away from his bed of wild thornes[sic], by our unseen hand. This he told me himself when I saw him in Brooklyn. And now the plot begins to thicken & the hand is still concealed!! When will the world cease to be duped by this arch ingrate!!

Now I say let the 7th Number come forth--for it is that alone which tear the veil from our blinded Chh.

Hasten the Pictures of Jubilee

Give my best respects to Mr Blace. Pray look into my acc with him. See & know where the former numbers have gone. Do this kindly but with firmness. Ever faithful P. Chase

Letter to Samuel Chase



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