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Chase is delighted that his sister may send her son to Kenyon. He asks for updates on friends and family members and provides a short update on happenings in his own life.
James, George, Dudley Chase, Olivea Chase, Mrs. Smith, Mrs. Cotton, barbers, Indians, nunnery, Hartford
Chase, Philander, "Letter to Rachael Denison" (1829). Philander Chase Letters. 803.
Dear Sister Rachael
I am glad to learn by your letter of the 9th in H: that you and all your dear family are well. Quite glad am I also that you think of sending your Dear son James to Kenyon. George will be God’s instrument I trust in guiding his mind and heart in the right ways.
You will see by the letter I have written to George something as how I am situated: prepared on every side, cast down but not in despair.
If you ask if I am coming to Vermont. I answer still I don’t know but think I shall. Where is Dear Br. Dudley? You can say nothing about him or dear sister Olivea. How is Dear dear sisters Mrs. Smith and Cotton. I head something of Mrs. Smith’s being sick.
The shop of Barbers (it seems) have left Cornish Claremont for the Indians and the Nunery [sic]!! In the place where they have been rooted out I do hope and pray that plants bearing christian fruits may spring up. May God send forth true & faithful Labourers to sow the seed and nourish the plants. He only can give the dew the shower, the sunshine and the genial air. For these let us pray continually.
I think I shall set off for Hartford in Connecticut tomorrow. Perhaps not till Monday. In haste your faithful & affectionate Brother