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Josiah Allport apologizes for being unavailable to help Philander Chase in 1847 and hopes to be able to do more in 1848.
Josiah Allport, Philander Chase, new year, Ireland, famine, Monetary Panic, disease, Mr. Wight, England
Allport, Josiah, "Letter to Philander Chase" (1848). Philander Chase Letters. 1308.
Jan’y 3, 1848
Right Rev’d & Dear Sir
Within the last 6 weeks I have become acquainted with the projector of the Enclosed scheme. When he first called on me to try to start his project in Birm’h I was exceedingly struck with the correspondence of the scheme to what you wrote to Dear Dr Ramsey last July & of which I had taken an abstract & shewing it to Mr Wight he was very much surprised & delighted & immediately begged he might have a copy for insertion in a New Edit[ion.] And now here you have your own again. I conceived your thoughts & statements would serve both. I am sorry I have not been able to do anything for you the past year. But we have been in such a state with the Irish; Rail Road speculations school & church schemes the Monetary Panic & the last 3 months [preventing] disease I could do nothing. But I shall not forget you if things mend. Mr Wight desired me to say if you will subscribe to his project he will to your institution & the reciprocation may serve both. May the year we now enter on be big with blessings to both Grace & peace be with you
I am Yours faith’y & affect’y