C. Crawley



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Crawley invites Chase to a family dinner.




G.W. Marriott, Cotesbach, Mecklenburgh Square



My Dear Sir

Absence from Town has prevented my giving an earlier reply to your kind letter accompanied by the Printed Appeal in behalf of your Contemplated Establishment, in Illinois. I am much obliged to you for your kind enquiries after we & [?] to which I am happy to say I can give upon the whole a very favorable reply -. Since I had the pleasure of seeing you in this Country I have become a married man & I shall have much pleasure in introducing you to my wife & three little Boys with which it has pleased God to bless me - My avocations in the city will I fear make it impossible for me to call upon you - but if you will favor us with your company to a quiet family Dinner on Wednesday next at a quarter pasts six we shall be very happy to see you & we can there talk over past Events & future prospects at our leisure - They are too multifarious to be displayed satisfactorily on Paper -

You will be glad to hear that my Father is still alive and in good heath tho in his 80th year. I have lately heard also a good report of your old friend Mr. Marriott of Cottesbatch --.

Believe me Dear Sir

Yrs very [truly]

C. Crawley -- 3. [Mecklenburgh] Square

3 Novr. 1835

Letter to Philander Chase



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