Philander Chase



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Chase sends updates to his wife and expresses his homesickness.




Chase's copy, England voyage, George Marriott, Miss Duff Macfarlane, St. Andrews, Cambridge, Lady Rosse


My Dear Wife

I inclose you a newspaper set forth by the Trustees of the Ohio Fund. This to meet the objections of Mr. Onderdonk, so far as they could be met without controversy. I pray that the endeavour may be attended with God’s blessing.

Today I dine at the Rec. of St. Andrews with Lord Lifford and others. Tomorrow if God permit I shall go to Cambridge.

The examination of the Centre School took place this day — Mr. Marriott & Miss Duff Macfarlane accompanied me to it. I was much pleased.

Lady Rosse has given another £60 for some purpose of assisting the Church in Ohio.

My own health is good, very good, thro’ much mercy: but were it not my duty to remain here I should now be dying with homesick.

Long easterly winds keep your letters from arriving; and I am almost in despair of seeing you till fall.

Keep the Children and bless them for their loving Father. Most sincerely do I pray for you!

P. Chase

Letter to Sophia Chase



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