Philander Chase



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$50 dollars from Mr. Brinley will be applied to Philander Jr's benefit. He will soon meet a gentleman who will help him get acquainted with worthy people at Cambridge.




Mr. Cranston; Boston; Mr. Brinley; Cambridge; George Chase; Mr. Tudor; Mrs. Sigourney


Hartford Oct. 31 1816

My dear Philander,

The Rev. Mr. Cranston, the bearer of this [?] this moment called; and being on the wing for Boston by the stage in the morning I have but one moment to write you, while he is amusing himself in my study.

I rec’d your letter of the 29th inst. and [?]ing agreeably to its import have this day sent to Mr. Brinley [?] $50, to be applied to your benefit. Your disposition [?]ize all yours and consistently with honour and comfort I well know; and therefore rest easy. The [Nill] is what I did not expect but must submit - hoping all things are right tho’ I can’t see it.

I wish you rather to perfect yourself in the languages you have commenced than to commence any new ones. Hebrew you must study - the acquisition thereof is what kept me in great degree firm to the purpose of sending you to Cambridge.

I heard from George this day - he is well and mentions you with much love. The Little spoiled Boy continues to win on our affections: but never do I press him to my fond bosom without praying our heavenly Father to bless his loved Brothers.

Don’t forget to be every respectful and civil to the worthy Gentleman who will hand you this. He is well acquainted with all the folks at Cam. and will introduce you to those who are worthy of your confidence.

Mr. tudor has lost his Mother full of days and rich in good fruits. Mrs. Sigourney is quite ill I pray God her sickness may not prove fatal. - Other news I have none.

All send love; and none more ardently prays that you may be kept from all evil than your affectionate father

Philander Chase

Letter to Philander Chase, Jr.



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