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Chase forwards his circular letter to Joseph Denison. In the circular, Chase publishes a private letter to a friend. He rejects the notion that he should share power with the faculty and defends his complete authority as president of the College.
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Chase, Philander, "Circular Letter" (1831). Philander Chase Letters. 903.
[Typed circular letter]
To Dr. Jo. Denison Sevr.
8. of Augt. 1831
You have herewith that which I promised Dr. Sister Rachael last night but forgot to hand it her:
My heart follows you as you go from me and offers almost continually a devout wish for your preservation and speed.
May you find all your dear connexions [sic] well: and may the blessings of Heaven rest up you to them and all who ever think of your unworthy Brother P. Chase
[?] P. Chase P.M. Gambier O --
Dr. Jo. Denison Sev.