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Thomas Holme proposes a newspaper exchange rather than frequent letters, as the post has become unreliable.
Philander Chase, Thomas Holme, Illinois, England, newspaper, newspapers, post office, postal service, mail, postage
Holme, Thomas, "Letter to Philander Chase" (1848). Philander Chase Letters. 1330.
E. Cowton March 17. 1849
Right Rev’d & Dear Sir
I wrote to you about the 20th Jan, saying that I had intrusted my Bankers to forward to you £20 -- of which £9.0.8 was intended for Mrs George & the remainder on J George’s acct at Jubilee -- As it seems the arrival of Letters is not quite to be depended upon[.] I think it will be better to write a few lines to repeat my previous notification. As the facility of communication between England & America is increased I hope that our epistolary intercourse may be more frequent -- to insure the delivery of our letters I think it will be better that we should neither of us prepay our letters. It seems also that Newspapers can be transmitted free of postage & I therefore propose sending you occasionally a newspaper from England & at the same time I should be glad each now and then to receive a Newspaper from Illinois & any little pamphlet which concerns your important Institution at Jubilee, as I may have it in my power to make it useful. That I may not miss the present post I must now conclude with assuring you that I am right Rev’d & dear Sir
Yours with affection & respect
I send you an Ecclesiastical Gazette by the present post