George Chase



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Chase confirms his receipt of the message and copy of the "Traveler." He updates his uncle on his work and the work of Mr. Eddy, Jona. P. Miller, Mr. Kellogg, and Captain Tim Edson.




Randolph, VT


Traveler, Philadelphia, Mr. Eddy, Jona. P. Miller, Mr. Kellogg, Captain Tim Edson, Greece


Randolph. Dec. 19. 1826.

Very Dear Uncle

I acknowledge the recpt. Of the Pres. Message and a paper the “Traveller” for which I am very thankful, altho’ I hoped ere this to receive an answer to the letter I wrote you soon after your departure. It appears that my Father is yet in Philadelphia and that he has great hopes of effecting something for the good cause in which he is engaged. You saw him there and I should be glad to know every particular relative to his movements. I had thought to write to him—but when he will next be is uncertain, and I should also be obliged to trouble you to frank the letter.

I hope you can find leisure, my dear Uncle, if consistent, to let me know concerning your own health—you are already aware of my great anxiety.

I have but little to say relative to myself. My “annuals” are indeed “short and simple.” The roof to the barn shed has been twice blown off during the high winds we have had. Yesterday I repaired it so that I think it will do for the winter, altho’ I was sadly in want of suitable boards.

Aunt Chase has kindly sent me a [2r.] of Beef which in addition to my pig makes a quantum suff. of meat.

Your own affairs are for ought I know doing very well here. Rodney is careful and sees that everything is kept in order. I have not however been to your house since Sunday evening.

Mr. Eddy has started for Boston for C. Blodgett and I hear has met with bad luck.

Jona. P. Miller is very popular. I heard him address a very large audience for two or three hours and he was listened to with great attention.

I thought he gave a modest and though feeling and highly wrought address, I should say appeal to the sympathy of the Public in behalf of the unfortunate Greeks.

He is precisely the man who would have great effect, if he would condescend to do it, on the popular feeling in one of out large cities.

Old Mr. Kellogg and Capt. Tim. Edson publicly proposed to make up a contribution of 2 or 300 Dols for Mr. Miller but he declined it stating that he had not gone to Greece to speculate on the poverty of the people or on the feelings of his own countrymen—he was young—owed no one. Altogether Mr. M. has behaved with great propriety since his return.

I hope you will excuse the haste and the brevity with which this letter is written, but I could not let the mail of this evening (Tuesday) go out without writing and assuring you of the gratitude with which I am.

Ever Respectfully

Your affectionate Nephew

Geo. Chase

Letter to Dudley Chase



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