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Philander Chase

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Chase and Morse are both sick with the Bilious Fever in Marietta, but are given great comfort there.

Date

8-23-1821

City

Marietta

Keywords

Intrepid Morse, Israel Putnam, Dr. Hildreth

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Marietta Augt 23rd 1821

My dear Wife,

Mr. Morse and myself are at Mr. Israel Putnam’s - 6 miles above town both sick - We are however better than we have been and hope to recover so far as to set off for home in a few days. Do not be alarmed about us - we have every comfort and attendance that the Country can afford - Mr. Putnam and Family do everything for us and our friends in town, the Dr. Hildreth and others, come often to us and administer to us all in their power.

Let there be no stir at home by way of coming after me: for it will do no good but harm. I shall in a few days crawl along towards home.

Our Disorder has been the Billious Fever - Mine commenced with the most dreadful attack of the old complaint. It was in the woods - and I had no opium. My pills proved ineffectual till I was past the power of walking or riding. I was put on board a boat and floated down a few miles to this place.

The [parson] is waiting to carry this the P.O. in town and I am fatigued in writing it.

My love to all Dear Dear Wife May God bless you and our Dear Family

Your affectionate

Husband P. Chase

Letter to Philander Chase

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