Philander Chase



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Chase expresses his fondness for Mrs. Elliott. His bill is coming up in the Senate next week and then will travel to Virginia to see Mr. Thomas Smith.




Mrs. Elliott, Aunt Cranch, Mrs. Goddard, Mother, bill, Senate, Fredericksburgh, King George County, Mr. Thomas Smith, Milnor Professorship


11. Mar. 1828 Washington City

My dear Wife

I have just been writing Mother a long letter about Aunt Cranch and her & me going (yesterday) to see Mrs. Goddard & Mrs. Elliott: and about my liking Mrs. Elliott so well because she said that you and she were so intimate. She has a fine boy about three weeks or a month old. I hope Dear Mother may be pleased with my communications about her relations. Being all of the most flattering nature she must be pleased that I can bear testimony of my continued respect for the family stock, into which my children are ingrafted.

My bill in the Senate will come up this week, on thursday I shall go in a steam boat to Fredericksburgh in Va, & thence about 30 miles to King George County to see Mr. Tho’ Smith to get his [subsumption] for the Milnor Professorship.

Do embrace the children for their loving father and your

Ever faithful & most affectionate

Husband. Philander Chase

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