Philander Chase



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Philander Chase informs his sister-in-law Olivea about his itinerary in New York and that he is unsure when he will be able to return home.




Philander Chase, Olivea Chase, Olivia Chase, Mary Chase, New York, General Convention, Special Convention, trial, travel


Dear Sister Olivea

I am still detained in N York. on business of great importance, and when I shall be able to go Westward I know not. Mary my dear Daughter remains with me to take care of me: but I see she is very anxious to return to her Mother. I have heard that the company in which miss Lucia Flinn went passed Cicinnati[sic] on the 25th of last month. They must be nearly at home by this time: yea if they met with no accident they are doubtless well settled in Jubilee and doing their duty-- The school will be prosperous and all blessed with good health

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I write this more to assure you of my unabated affection than to tell you any news-- which you can get better from the News Papers than from anything I can say.

My health is as good as when in Vermont. I think much of my dear Brother Dudley-- Pray tell him to and assure him of my fervent good wishes for his health. If I feel old he must expect not to feel young-- There is a better world than this. Let us all strive to attain our position in it through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Give my love to all friends & Relations in Bethel & Royalton and believe me your affectionate brother

Phil’r Chase

N York Nov 6 1844

Letter to Olivea Chase



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