Philander Chase



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Chase has received word that both his bills in Congress are likely to pass. He is still suffering from his injuries but has been moved to his doctor's house.




Mr. McDuffe, Dudley Chase, Olivia Chase, Rev. Mr. Johns, Dr. Smith, J.W. Farnum


Cumberland 2 Ap’l. 1830

My dear Wife:

I think I told you that since in this place I had written to Mr Geo McDuffe M.C. and re’d from him a pretty good assurance that the bill will pass for the remission of duties on the Donations from Eng. Better late than never.

Brother Dudley who writes me encouragingly in his letter of the 29. Inst. concerning the Township of land. Better late than never here also.

Sister Olivia Br. D’s Wife is recovering of her broken wrist.

I am moved to Dr. Smith’s. The Rev. Mr. Johns & his wife will set off tomorrow for his parish in Hancock down the River Potomack 40 miles to preach next Sunday

They will ride in the R[?] Coach & be drawn by Mrs Chase’s Horses. Sol. & Cynthia & will return on Monday or Tuesday.

I think it likely J.W. Farnum will come on from Ph’a and accompany me home on Monday week.

I feel as yet hardly able to speak with certainty about my departure. My Ribs still pain me excessively my left arm (black and blue) is still in a sling and I can find no rest at night. My bon visage is turned into paleness and my eyes are sunk in my head. Yet God supports me and I trust in his name. Do make the children pray for their afflicted Father & your loving Husband


Letter to Sophia Chase



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