Philander Chase



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Chase details his affairs in Cincinnati including a conversation with a man who believed Chase's bill might have a better chance of passing in this session of Congress.




Mr. Gwinne, Judge McLane, Washington, Andrew Jackson


Dec 1. 1829.


My dear Wife

Several people called on me this day: and Dr [Crydelotte] dined with me here at Mr Gwinne’s. After dinner Mr G. accompanied me to see Judge McLane whose child about 8 years old is very sick. He spared a few moments from his constant attention to his little boy to see me. The purport of his conversation was that he was going first to Columbus & then to the City of Washington. That at the former place he could get the Legislature to pass a similar resolution this session to that when I last went to Washington: that when at the latter place he could exert himself to the utmost to obtain the grant of my Township: and that it was his opinion I stood a much better chance this session to be successful than when I was at Washington before – and that in all probability I wd. obtain my utmost wish.

You know how this gentleman stands. No man if he would suffer himself to be held up for president would stand a better chance of success. But he will not suffer himself to be named agt. Gen’l Jackson. His popularity will I hope aid me this winter at Washington not a little.

This evening we went to see Mr. Johnston and family & have just returned.

I can say no more now


Letter to Sophia Chase



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