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Marriott requests Chase to draw on him for money, and updates him with other financial information.
Lady Rosse, Lord Bexley, Mr. West, Mr. Cresson
Marriott, G.W., "Letter to Philander Chase" (1831). Philander Chase Letters. 905.
My dear & venerated Friend
I have great pleasure in requesting you to draw on me for 100 Guineas. Pray let the bill be at three days sight, for then no accident can let it be for a moment dishonored. Lady Rosse, good Lady Rosse, has sent you £100, minus £20:13 the price of the Books sent to you this year. Lord Bexley has added £25, and pray let me add the mite of the 13. My heart would give you as many hundred, or, if you wanted them, thousands. My purse is a very limited one.
I have seen Mr Cresson two or three times, & always with encreased [sic] pleasure, and never so often as I wished.
I have written to Mr West that I think your statement changes & reverses the material facts of the unhappy case between you—viz: of surprize on him, and of mal-appropriation of funds by you.
God bless you, your family, and your Institution! This is as fervent a prayer as ever ascended from the heart of your affectionate
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