Philander Chase



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Chase reports that prospects for his work in Illinois are looking very good. He has been received well in Philadelphia where he has preached at several churches.




Bishop Griswold, Mr. Batchelder, Illinois, St. Peter's Church, Church of the Ascension, St. Andrew's Church, Bishop Onderdonk, General Convention


To the Rev. Saml. Chase

Phila. Augt. 17, 1835.

Dear very dear Nephew,

I have just rd. your [ford.] of July 24: for which I must heartily thank you. The inclosed letter I shall present to Bp: Griswold as you direct. The subject matter of Mr. Batchelders communication to you I know nothing about; but doubtless shall, when I shall be hond. by a letter from him, which I shall wait for with great interest on your behalf.

The News since I last wrote you is all in favor of Illinois. My reception and treatment in this city have been quite flattering. God give me grace to improve the same to His glory. I preached yesterday (Sunday the 16th) in St: Peters morng. - in the Church of the ascension (Dr. Tyngs) in the afternoon: and in St. Andrews in the Evening. In the last place Bp: Onderdonk (NY.) read prayers. The Congregation was very large - Church full. All of my discourses were on the subject of the Wants of the West: and a Collection at Bp: O’s suggestion & notice was taken up for Illinios [sic]: I have not heard of the amt.

I [consequence] of over exertion (the hotest [sic] weather experienced in the City this summer) yesterday, I am quite indisposed today. Shall stay at home & try to get better. You’ll hear from me soon again if the Lord will,

In the meantime & always your loving Uncle

Philr Chase

Letter to Samuel Chase



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