Philander Chase



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Chase is in Lafayette, Indiana, and will travel to Logan's Port and then South Bend, Indiana. He provides his nephew with details of his travel routes.




Robert Wilson, Mr. Wilson, Springfield, Okehaw, Danville, William's Port, Logan's Port, South Bend, Sarah Chase, Indiana



Lafayette Ina. July 4th

Very Dear Nephew.

I wrote you last at Mr. Robt. Wilson’s at whose house I staid the first night but one after leaving you and the rest of our dear friends in Springfield -- My journey since has been like the path thro’ [life] in part pleasant - in part indifferent - and oft times very dangerous. - To tell you the whole would tire both you and me. I shall however never forget the Okehaw; it’s deep stream widespread through the trees - its [rising] bottom - the sticking fast of Poor Sol’s feet and the breaking loose of fair Ellen’s end of the double tree - and my own most miraculous escape by - after this mercy I staid Dorus’s next morning rode 17 miles [across] a wide prairie - breakfasted at [Moma’s] - that night arrived after riding 26 miles more, at Danville - A large Congregation being collected I performed service & preached a sermon - Next morning met several gentlemen at my lodgings - Parochial association read and agreed to - & left for signature. -

At Ten departed for William’s Port 26 - miles where I staid last night - crossed the wabash & got my [horse] [?] at [Atica] - & came to this place as the “people All” were leaving the fourth of July & going home I fear none the better for their mode of testifying their patriotism.

Many persons here have already called on me: & I shall (D:v) preach tomorrow. -

You [see] by this how much reason I have to be -- truly thankful - Don’t therefore let us distrust the good providence for the time to come --

I think I shall go from this to Logan’s Port 45. M: from this & thence turn to South Bend - Thence home. - Don’t be anxious about me. Whatever betide I know it will be for the best - and this should quiet every fear.

Every day I pray for you & Dear dear Sarah: that God may have you both & always under his holy keeping

Mention me most kindly to all our dear Friends at Springfield. & believe me as always

Your faithful & affectionate


P. Chase

Rev. S. Chase

Letter to Samuel Chase



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