Philander Chase



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Chase expresses his hopes for success in the plan they have set forth and asks his brother to forward letters to A. Hodgson and Lord Kenyon.




North section, Lord Kenyon, Committee, Milnor Professorship, A. Hodgson, Mr. Clay



23 Feb. 1829


My Dear Brother:

I fear you could not understand my pencil-written letter by last mail; therefore write you more deliberately and at leisure with pen and ink ~

It is indeed true, and it is indeed high time that we should endeavour to make something of our North Section.

In laying off a Town we have good hopes of great success. By letters red. From our Phila. Friends those hopes seem to be well founded. On this subject and some others with which you have some acquaintance I have written to Lord Kenyon and now send what I have written thro your hands unsealed that if you are not too much ingaged [sic] you may peruse the same. Remember that one of the letters is masonry between us at present. No one except my dear wife, and you knows any thing of my sentiments on the subject matter of this letter.

When I shall be able to set off for Phila. I can not now tell but I fear it’ll not be in time to meet you there.

I am delighted with your excellent letter to the Committee on the Milr. Pro: fund and have no doubt of its success.

The reason of my inclosing [sic] letters to A. Hodgson is to avoid troubling L.K. [?] the postage. His [bank] does not extend to ship letters. Whereas they go from Port to Port, in the two Countries with little or no postage to Merchants.

Your faithful

& Affectionate Br.

P. Chase

All well: but the measles are among us.

Pray take the letters [?] [?] to A.H. & L.K on with you & see them on board a Liverpool [packet].

Unless Mr. Clay will

send them thro’ our Minister to London

in that case you may send Lord K’s without any envelope to A.H.

Letter to Dudley Chase



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