Eliza Ralston



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Mrs. Ralston would like to see Chase but is too sick to travel. She asks whether one of Mr. Beek's sons could bring Chase to see her.




Mr. Beek, Mount Peace, Philadelphia, Illinois, Ohio


My very dear sir,

I heard yesterday from my Brother in law that you were staying with Mr. Beek & I cannot express how much pleasure it gave me to hear it as I hope we shall meet before your departure. My husband being absent I am staying at Mount Peace 5 miles from Philadelphia & would hasten there to see you did not my health forbid it as I am at present in a very weak state having been confined to my room many weeks. Do not you think my dear sir that one of Mr Beeks sons would drive you out here to tea it would give my brother & sister great pleasure & I cannot tell you how much it would gratify me to see you once more. You are very warmly remembered by many of your old English friends & by none more affec’ly than myself. I have sympathized with you most sincerely in your trials which I hope are now at an end, & most truly do I pray that you may be enabled to do as much for Illinois as you did for Ohio without encountering so many difficulties. Hoping you will come & see me as soon as you conveniently can I remain your very sincere & faithful friend

Eliza Ralston

Monday Morn’g

August 17th

Letter to Philander Chase



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