Philander Chase



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Chase describes his affairs in Washington, including dinner with the President. He is very busy and asks for continued prayers for his success.




Miss Farman, John Quincy Adams, Frederick, Mr. Sparrow, Aunt Cranch, the Tenners


Friday 8. Feb. 1828 Washington C.

My dear Wife,

Your note inclosing Miss Farman’s “Superlatives” came yesterday. I think this Lady’s expressions very just concerning you: instead of exceeding the reality they fall far short of it.

I shall dine today with the President. Shall preach next sunday morning in the Capitol. The sunday after ordain Mr [Johns] the Brother of the Clergyman at Frederick Md: — This young man is highly esteemed in this city and has formed & will form no doubt a large parish near the Capitol.

I am very busy but all will be of no avail without the particular & merciful blessing of Almighty God. Therefore pray for me I entreat you. Beg Mr Sparrow, to whom I wish to be most affectionately remembered to do the same.

Aunt Cranch is all kindness to me. Pray mention them in your next.

Night before last I went to see the Tenner’s. Jho is soon to be inflated in his [?]

Pray God bless you all

Your faithful Hus’d P. Chase

Letter to Sophia Chase



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