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Philander Chase has written to Eliza Flint on behalf of his granddaughter Laura. Henry Chase arrives at the Robins Nest.
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Chase, Philander, "Letter to Laura Chase Smith" (1846). Philander Chase Letters. 1278.
17th of Oct 1846
I have just finished and sent a letter to your dear Sister Eliza Mrs Flint, living as you say at Fond Du Lac near Winnebago Wisconsin
I have told her that I obeyed your request and desired her to write me in return and tell me how she likes the country and its inhabitants. I also said to her that as the distance is still very great between us & it is not likely we shall be together soon, if ever in this world, I proposed to meet her and her husband in prayer and the [Throne of Grave] every day. How fervent would be our petitions for mercy when thus pleading the merits of Redeeming love together? It depends on them whether this be carried into effect. With God’s assistance I shall not fail to be there.
Dear Laura, suppose you join us? and suppose Mr Smith kneel with you to supplicate the divine favour [?] us all? You nor he will never repent it
I had written thus far when the weakness of my body frame caused me give over-and seek rest. I feel much refreshed with my sleep: and yet I know not how to re-commense[sic] my disjointed letter.
Your uncle Henry has not yet arrived--We have heard of him on the way at several places. His detention is occasioned by the low stage of the Ohio River causing the Steamer to get aground. Expecting him I have sent for him several times besides the coach day--and shall send again this morning one of my teams for his luggage.
just as I was writing the above My Dear Son Henry arrived: to the great joy of us all. We all assembled for breakfast and prayers--never did we pour forth our grateful praises more fervently to Him who alone has protected my dear Son from Danger & death.
I have not so much to do that close my letter thro’ necessity; but can not do it without commending you and your dear little family to the gracious favour of our Heavenly Father, through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Your loving Grand Father