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Dow regrets that he could not see Chase but did not receive his letter in time. He notes that perhaps he should not have mentioned Chase's opinions on emancipation to anyone in England, but assures him that he should not feel "at war" with his conscious as letting "those people" free would only make them miserable. He admits that this is a subject for conversation and not letters, but believes he may have some authority as he has spent any years living in a "mixed society." Dow provides an update on the health of many of Chase's friends and wishes him well in America.
Manchester, Liverpool, Mr. Pratt, Mr. Wiggin, William Hodgson, Holihead, Mr. Butterworth, emancipation, New Orleans, Mr. Hall, Mr. Pilmore, Mrs. Davies, Jane Larey, Mrs. Middlemist
Dow, Robert, "Letter to Philander Chase" (1824). Philander Chase Letters. 385.