Philander Chase



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Chase thanks his wife for her letter and updates her on his injured leg, which he believes is improving.




Walter Chase, Mr. Stephens, William Jones, Philadelphia, Dudley Chase


Phil: 22 Dec. 1826

My Dear Wife,

This moment I have re’d & read your dear letter of the 10-

I am exceedingly affected at the relation you give of [?] [imployment] feelings & tenderness of the Children. God grant that what you say of Walter’s piety may be true. Tell him to look to his [Savior] and beg for a clear heart and a renewed spirit and all will be well.

I am very thankful that you are getting on so well, in the domestics.

Whom od you mean by “Mr B;” & his “going in the south room” & “the furniture” ? Pray tell me.

Concerning Mr Stephens I will make inquiry.

Our subscriptions in this city amount to $1,200 & upwards. Two hundred of which are put into the hands of William Jones Esqr. of the Custom house in this city subject to your Order.

I am now very busy; having to walk a great deal, my leg begins to inflame & swell again: By bandaging it tightly, however, I can get on. Don’t be alarmed, my well leg was as the lame leg now is. This I trust, will soon be well.

Of one thing be assured that I will let you know the truth & that I am ever your faithful & affectionate Hus’d. P.C.

I think I shall get thro’ with Phil’a next week; but I should not be surprised if it take me longer. Write every mail & Dudley will know where I am.

Letter to Sophia Chase



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