Philander Chase



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Philander Chase asks his granddaughter Mary Olivia to ask her father to send more muskmelon seeds, as his were lost.




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To Miss Mary O. Chase

Jubilee College Mar 9 1852

My dear Grand Daughter,

We have lost the seed of our best kind of muskmelons. Pray ask your dear Father to send me some in as many letters as the seeds have kinds. As I am a post master and work harder for the benefit of the Department than I am paid for, I shall no [fault] to answer for on the the score of abusing the privilege; if a half dozen letters come to me with a few melon seeds in each.

I am hard at work in preparing matter for another motto. Embracing, as it will, all things which relate to Jubilee College worth noticing, I shall not trouble you with any remarks on the subject except the increase and prosperity of the school. The students are now more numerous than ever; one came today; and two more wil be here in a few days: so their letters say.

We are all well except your grandmother & she is fast recovering from a short illness and with all on the hill sends love to you. Always yr loving G.Father P. Chase

Tell Francis to mail direct to the Robins Nest PO.

Letter to Mary Olivia Chase



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