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Trip to England
letter, McIlvaine, Chase, England
McIlvaine, Charles Pettit, "Letter to Chase, S.P. [?]" (1862). Charles Pettit McIlvaine Letters. 319.
London May 24
My dear friend
I expect to sail in the [Alna] of the 4th of June. As I have received an answer to my [?] about a little more money, & I stipulated for the expenses to & from N. York. I will be much obliged if you will get of Mr. [?] [?] Dec. of war, a free [pass] on the R. R. from N Y. to [Washington] for myself & 2 daughters. The rest can be arranged when I get to Washington.
Also please [send] an order to the [Custom] [House] to pass my luggage. I am not [aware] that I have any [dutyable] things. Possibly some charts for K. College maybe. I do not like in such cases, when I am in doubt, to say I have nothing [dutyable]; & yet do not want to be detained at the Custom [House]. The valuables of the [?] would not be more than 20 dollars even if subject to duty.
Please send the R. R. Pass (as I believe the Govt have a connection with the [?]) as soon as you can, care of B. R. McIlvaine Esq. N. York.
Our last news is the [?] NO matter. [McClelland] success at [Willenburgh] [?] of the Point & a manner that the every is surrounded. Then God has graciously favored us. I hope to hear of peace when I land. How different will be the [?] when we meet from what I was when we last parted.
Charles P. McIlvaine
I write in great haste having just come from the [?].