Philander Chase



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Bp. Chase recounts meeting with various clergy members in Bristol and tells of his plans to travel to Birmingham.




Bristol, England


Thomas Acland, Mr. Harford, Dr. Randolph, Dr. Johnson, Bristol


Bristol July 1 1824

My very Dear Lord:

I am incredibly thankful for your punctuality in corresponding with me: & tho’ I have but a moment now & then to write a word; yet that shall be at your Lordship’s service always coming from as warm a heart as ever devoted itself to you.

I know it will give you pleasure when I relate the good things which betide me here. Sir Thomas Acland, the Dean of Bristol, Mr. Har[ford] the Banker, Dr. Randolph, Dr. Johnson and nearly all the clergy of Bristol have called to see me and pledged their kind services in my favour.

What pleases me not a little is the expectation of meeting the soon B[rother] of Mr. David, at Mr. Harford’s dinner in a few hours from this.

It is to him I owe many of the smiles which beamed on me in Bristol.

Tomorrow I go with Sir [?] to Mr. H. Mores home in Devonshire; and it is agreed that in going to Birmingham travel by night to Bristol and be at a meeting for Ohio of all the good people say at 10 or 12 o’clock. The same evening I am to get off for Birmingham, and breakfast I hope with your good friend Dr. Gardner.

Pray tell he expect this? Will he inquire for me as I get out the coach? by sending a note or otherwise?

I think I told your Lordship in my last how they got on at Colchester.

The affection of the Daughters of Mr. Ward for Ohio is beyond anything I ever saw in all my life. They presented me with a good letter and a pocket book which I will show when we meet as an [?] of their uncommon friendship.

I am very happy in your Lordship’s desire to continue Mr. Wiggin’s acquaintance. I love that man exceedingly and want beyond more things that he should enjoy the love of one whom I also love & one whom I shall always enjoy, my Noble friend Lord Kenyon.

So far as I can order all things shall be just as stated in your last.

P.S. I must see your daughters and by God to bless them,

Phi. Chase

Letter to Lord Kenyon



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