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Trip to England
letter, McIlvaine, Chase, England
McIlvaine, Charles Petit, "Letter to Chase, S. P. (?)" (1862). Charles Pettit McIlvaine Letters. 268.
Cinc July 1, 1862
My dear friend,
Thanks for your kind appreciation of my dear daughter. The letter I enclose to you, which you sent me. You will see what the writer wants. He has many in one of the Suffolk Bank, & he wants to know if you will use it for Govt. purposes there & give him money useable with East. Please look at it & let me know what to say. Miss William’s daughter of the Mr. Williams who keeps a boarding house in the Avenue where my son boards, writes me to ask that I will keep an application she wanted to ask to you for work in your Department. She was teaching in Alabama when the Rebellion broke out & came away. Her brothers health fails & she must seek employment to support both. She is an intelligent & accomplished lady & though asking me and, of the Parish “persuasion,” as they say, I want her application well.
What a [fuss] they make in England about [?] proclamation. You will here to send me back to teach them the properties & common sense. As Mr [?] asked me to drop in his hand what I should want to get known especially in Parliament I have written here what I suppose & leave in the proper reading. We are waiting anxiously for the result of the [?] fighting at Richmond. We shall be working after [?] [?] as soon as we get our cordial permits, after so long an absence.
Charles P. McIlvaine