Philander Chase



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Philander Chase has arrived in Cincinnati for the General Convention. He announces the birth of twins by his nephew Samuel's wife.




Philander Chase, Rachel Denison Jr., Samuel Chase, Sarah Chase, birth, General Convention


Cincin. Ohio 4. Sep 1850

Dear Niece

My dear wife and myself were made quite happy by the rec’t of your kind letter written at Mr. Grant’s in the presence of my only remaining Sister: who I rejoice to hear is again able to visit Connecticut. May the good God continue to bless her and you and dear Alice with many an interview of this nature for Christ sake

We were several weeks in coming hither having to stop on the way to fulfill some previous appointments in Maddison, Randolph, an[sic] Union Counties in Illinois

On the Steamers also I had to preach often and baptize several

Since here the opening of the Gen’l Conven’n has occupied all my attention and time: but nothing has yet been done of a decided character.

Your Aunt is well & begs to be most affectionately remembered to your Mother my much loved Sister in which I join her most cortially[sic]

My own health, I think, on the whole is better than it was last season although my back is extremely weak and my cataract complaint very troublesome.

Samuel Chase now a Rev Doctor in Divinity we hear (since our arrival in this place) has been blessed by his Wife’s presenting with twins a Son & a Daughter. Both the Mother the twins are in good health as learned by a letter dated some days after their birth. May the Father of mercies bless preserve & keep these precious treasures tho’ the merits of Him who redeemed their souls.

I can write no more at present but, that I am always

Your affectionate Uncle


Miss Rachel Denison

Letter to Rachel Denison Jr. (Niece)



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