Philander Chase



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Chase tells his wife that he has ordained Mr. Mintzer, who will go to Ohio soon, and that he is slightly better but not entirely well. He mentions England's war with Spain and sends his best to his children.




Mr. Sparrow, Mr. George Mintzer, Rev. George Boyd, St. Clairsville, Morristown, Spain, Judge Hemphill


4 – Jan. 1827 –

My Dear Wife

Your fav’r of Dec 31. 1826 – & Mr Sparrows New Years compliments I re’d – I thank you & him – most heartily – will comply with all requests in my power.

By the grace of God I ordained to the Holy Office of Deacon Mr George Mintzer yesterday sun 14th of January in St. Johns Church northern Liberties of Philadelphia. He was presented by the Rev Geo. Boyd. I expect him to go soon to Ohio and be placed at St. Clairsville Morrison &c for a year or two.

I am better but not well. The Lord continues to smile on our undertaking. Let Him receive the glory for all our success of which you will learn the chief items by the Recorder.

I am to dine this day at Judge [Hemphills] – of whom more when I see you. He is going to England & has some letters to my friends.

War between Spain and England – England is all on the Constitutional side –– and [looms] up wonderfully in Farewell. May the Good God bless you and all the dear Children. I am in great haste, your faithful Hus’d.

P. Chase

Letter to Sophia Chase



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