Philander Chase



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Chase feels settled in Ohio with the seminary and thanks Hodgson for his support and help forwarding letters from England.




Worthington, OH


England, Rev. Mr. Dawson, Dr. Trevor, Sir Charles Palmer, Lord Kenyon, Lady Olivea


To Adam Hodgson Esqr


Worthington, Ohio,

17 Jan 1825

My very Dear Friend,

Most sincerely do I thank you for the great kindness you have ever shown me, especially of late, in being the instrument of forwarding letters from my English Friends. That from Lord Kenyon has cheered my heart not a little.

Dr. Trevor’s & Sir Charles Palmer’s great civility in seeing the American Bishop embark and in bidding him “God Speed” will never be forgotten. How my heart swells with gratitude at this & all that blessed land where my ancestors once lived, and which gave you birth.

We have been signally blessed in all our proceedings since my return to Ohio. Our Seminary is now duly incorporated with a power to hold an annual income (if we can ever get it) of $20000.

This favour has been granted no doubled thro’ the sympathetic feelings excited by the very unexpected and unjustifiable opposition raised against my going to England. How good is God to turn even intentional injuries into real blessings! —

Do give my love & most grateful regards to all whom I met at your house. Tell the Rev. Mr. Dawson that it is my intention soon to write him which now my cares prevent: but that no care & can prevent my prayers for him and all the Liverpool Clergy even now and ever.

The Port is off in a few minutes. I thank you most cordially for yours of — including Lrd K. & Lady Olivea’s letter and in turn inclose one to the former most excellent nobleman:

Ever most faithfully your humble friend

P. Chase

Letter to Adam Hodgson



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