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Biddulph has never met Bp. Chase but sends a parcel of books for his library and hopes that Chase will come to stay with him at some point




Library, Bristol


My dear Sir,

Tho’ personally a stranger to you, you will not, I am persuaded, be offended by my addressing you as my friend, brother, and father in [?], or by my requesting that, if you deem the inclosed volumes worthy of a place in your college library, you will honour them by allowing them a niche on a shelf there.

My son has given me some hope of seeing you at my country cottage, on your journey Westward. It is but a poor place, but you may, perhaps, have met with none in the wilds of Ohio; and if you can spend a day or two with us, it will afford us much pleasure, of which I shall indulge a hope.

Believe me, dear sir,

With great respect and affection,

Yours very sincerely,

N.S.T. Biddulph

Bristol. June 30. 1824.

Letter to Philander Chase



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