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Philander Chase recounts his travel to and accomodations in New York for the General Convention.
Philander Chase, Mary Olivia Chase, Intrepid Morse, Mr. Gibson, Henry Tudor Fay, Henry Pinney, Abner Pinney, Cyrus Fay, Columbus, New York, New York City, General Convention, money, donation, finances, Jubilee College
Chase, Philander, "Letter to Mary Olivia Chase" (1847). Philander Chase Letters. 1301.
N. York N˚ 471 Broadway
Dear Mary Olivea
We were taken sick at Lockport N.Y. Sept 20-27 -- but by the blessing of God on the prescription of good Dr. Skinner I was made to suffer only one week. At Syracuse we staid one day and two nights & in that time visited Baldwinsville & were kindly entertained by Mr Kellogg the Cloth Manufacturer.
On our arrival at Albany & going on board that wonder of the N River the Steamer Isaac Newton for all the world built like a gothic Church, we saw Dr Horatio Potter in the majesty of all his assumed (I hope) frigidity -- going to his N York Convention which was over before he got there.
We were r’d most kindly by the dear Gibsons N˚ 471 Broadway and ever since have been noticed far beyond our merits.
I think Mr Gidding will not prevail in keeping Mr Britton from being consecrated. His fears from that quarter begin to subside and he is talking with those who encourage him to enter on the difficulties of a Western Bishop. But all us yet is uncertain. “O ye little faith” our Blessed Lord to his first Apostles. What would he say now ---
I am called away
Your loving Grand Father
6 of Oct Morning before breakfast
After breakfast -
Last night, as I sat on the Sopha[sic] talking with Bishop Meade and Dr. Hanks two young men were introduced to me at their own request. They proved to be the one the son of Cyrus Fay of Columbus Ohio, named Henry Tudor Fay. I was very glad to see him & thanked him for have enquired me out in this great City. You will be glad also that I have acquaintance with your father’s first cousin. As to the other gentleman who accompanied Mr Henry Tudor Fay you may ask the Rev Mr Morse if he do not recollect a young man who drove the Quaker carriage from Worthington to Zanesville to bring back the Bide, then my beloved wide now Sophia M Chase whom he had just joined in holy wedlock with your grandfather? The name of this person is Henry Pinney, son of Abner Pinney of Worthington now living in Columbus.
As he was going out of the room he stepped to the lamp and counted our fifty Dollars as a present to Jubilee College! Do not the dry bones of Ohio begin to shake at the thought of having driven the founder of their Diocesan College into exile? May this shaking become general till the walls of Jubilee rise to the glory of God & the good of many souls Let Ohio give but the tithe of what they owe me for “Unpaid labour” and this will soon be effected
Love to your loving Parents and lovely Sister Ann & Dear Brother T and his wife
Your affectionate Grand Father