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Charlotte Marryot discusses donations with Philander Chase and asks him not to publish her letters in the "Motto."




Philander Chase, Charlotte Marryot, Motto, grandchildren, donation


Wimbledon Feb 24 1852

My dear respected Friend

I have just received your letter, with the distressing account of your difficulties, I [little] [thought], when I comitted[sic] you a donation in January /50, I should ever have an opportunity of repeating it, at the age of 77, but it has pleased God to spare me to the present period, I hope for the benefit of my friend Mr. A[?] the American Consul as a thank offering for the blessings I enjoy, and which I trust will at least prove an [allowcation[sic]] if not a perfect relief on your emergency

The ways of providence are certainly very Mysterious when such pious [executions] [a] [?] fact; lest we must still believe all is for the best, and will work together for our final good, and you have trusted so long, and so [?] to your motto “Jehovah Jireh[“] you must not [so long] wish it [?] what I [said] is entirely at your disposal, either to use personally or generally, I feel assured it will be in [excellent] hands, dictated by a higher power. My dear Sir I must put a Veto upon your publishing my letters, with My Name “in” your “Motto” as it gives a publicity, which I neither wish or [deserve]: Our blessed Lord has given [directions] on that Subject in this [?] chapter of [?] the 4 first verses--I am [?] to say I am in the enjoyments many blessings which being the pleasure of the Almighty, I appreciate them with gratitude, to the [?].

My descendants increase yearly, I am now the head of 4 generations, 44 Grandchildren, and 8 Gt Grandchilden, all well, without a black sheep amongst them, the Lord be praised. I will thank you to [acknowledge] this, and give me some account of your descendants. With kind regards to my Cousin, whom I [never] hope to see in this world, and the same to yourself, in which my daughter begs to join

Believe me dear Sir

Yours most sincerely

Charlotte Marryot

Letter to Philander Chase



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