Philander Chase



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Chase thanks Dudley for his letters and discusses the bill to grant a deed of township still being debated in Congress. His injuries are doing better though he is still having trouble sleeping.




Kenyon Township Bill, Sophia Chase, G.W. Marriott, Mr. Kip, Mr. Kane, Mr. Ruggles, Robert Hayne, Daniel Webster


Cumberland 5th Apl. ‘30.

Dear Brother

Your two most affectionate and heart cheering letters of the 3’d are re’d. You need not fear of my suffering from despondency when you find it in your heart to write thus to me. That you are alive, well, and active in the sphere wherein God hath permitted me to approach you and enjoy your [counsel] and society – tho by station providentially distant many hundred miles, gives me cause for the most heartfelt gratitude.

As it respects the grants of a Township of land to Kenyon College I depend entirely on the Will of Divine Providence. My anxiety I can not conceal while the matter is undetermined. But once settle the question; yea or nay; and I submit without a murmur simply because it is God will that it should so result.

My wife consoles me as you do. Her language is “dont mind it Husband He in whose name we laid the cornerstone of Kenyon College will find means wherewithal to place the Capstones – and He will do it with grace shouts of Grace, Grace unto it!”

You ask me if I want to see Mr. Marriotts Pamphlet? He wrote me that he had sent me one and this you mention as having been sent you by Mr Kip I think must be the same. Pray let me see it.

I am every day better altho as before I can take little rest in bed. This makes the nightwatches pass on but very heavily.

This moment it is precisely ½ past one in the morning. I regret that mail of this town closes in the evening, so that this can not reach you till Thursday.

I think I will take your [hint] and write Messrs Kane and Ruggles. But not till a day or two.

If Mr. Hayne comes out so violently against me, will not that [giant] minded Webster take up the Club once more? Tho it be to defend a College yet the consequences may be more worthy of his benevolent character than all he has done before.

Your faithful & loving Brother

Ph’r Chase

Letter to Dudley Chase



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