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Philander grieves the death of his sister Alice, who he describes as a sort of surrogate mother to him. He is upset that no one wrote him to tell him about this sooner, and that Laura claims no one knew his address in New York.
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Chase, Philander, "Letter to Laura Chase" (1844). Philander Chase Letters. 1237.