Isaac Gibson



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Isaac Gibson is glad to hear that his son Edwin is succeeding at Jubilee College.




Isaac Gibson, Edwin Gibson, Philander Chase, Jubilee College, General Convention, education


471 Broadway

Newyork 27 feb’y 1852

My dear Bishop Chase

It is a long time since I have had the pleasure of hearing from you- but my good wife and sister heard from you a few days ago, and sorry, very sorry, were we all to hear that you are in trouble in relation ot some of the land, near your College, and to which you supposed you had a clear and [un] doubled title. These good Ladies will I know do something to aid you, and I am sure it will afford me the most sincere pleasure to help them in their benevolent designs. I yesterday wrote a long letter to your Son at Chicago, who won our hearts during his short visit to us, & when should he again come East, we will hope will be our guest when in this City. Some little time ago Bishop Whitehouse [wrote] me a [note] in consequence of a letter he rec’d from you, sating that my dear son [Edwin] was [contacted] at Jubilee, and that the heads of your Institution were pleased with his conduct & progress-- gratifying intelligence indeed it was, and [I wrote] a letter of thanks in reply to the Bishop. What has become of the “Motto”? I have not seen a number in a long time. I do not at this moment remember the last one, but it contained extracts from some sermons del’d by you when you were settled at Hartford--do pray send them to me whenever you publish them--they have always been interesting to me--and are now Especially so since my darling boy has been attached to Jubilee--please do say to my precious boy that we are all well, & send him much love.

Should God in His mercy spare you my dear Bishop, may we not indulge the hope of seeing you as our guest at the next convention? My good wife and I will receive you & Mrs CHase with open arms. In your next letter tell me at what age you would receive a Lad to Educate? I want to know as soon as you can, as I have a friend in Canada who has a fine English Chubby faced Boy of Seven years, who I think they would like to put under your charge. Edwin being with you has called their affection & mine to your Institution.

Mrs Gibson writes with me as also Miss [Dalsie] in a thousand kind regards to you & Mrs Chase and all your Family, & with much respect & regard I am [?]

My dear Bishop

Your Sincere Friend

Isaac Gibson

Letter to Philander Chase



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