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Trip to England
letter, McIlvaine, Chase, England
McIlvaine, Charles Pettit, "Letter to S.P. Chase" (1862). Charles Pettit McIlvaine Letters. 322.
Cincinatti July 11 1862
My Dear Mr. Chase
Yours about Mr. Morse’ mother received [?] night. Made a reconnaissance yesterday to find out if Miss Kate had come to Cinc. & found she had arrived the day before. After a considerable parley, [gave] while that I would appear in [larger] force to-day. So my daughter & I are just going to turn for that purpose, sorry she goes away tomorrow.
Please answer as briefly as you please the following inquiry. I have about $2000 to invest, & I want to do it in Govt. securities. Please advise me how best to do it.
Yes! If I were still in England, but what a cross to be there at such a time. I pity Mr. Adams. It is very gratifying to me that the Govt. appreciate so highly what I did. Mr. Weed’s letter to the Corporation of N.Y. [entains] just [?]. I have written strongly to England about the doings in Parlt. As to the Butler Proclamation. I thank [?] word “infamous”, & his leaping to the conclusion that the [best] meaning was the truest & his imagining that if that were the meaning, it needed his ex cathedra, judgment to make us see the guilt & remedy it is one of the greatest insults our Govt has received. I can network [?] & Gregory’s abuse as coming from the leader of the Southern sympathy in Parlt. but the [Premier] is another matter. I pity your poor shoulders & head & all else in these days of burden & anxiety.
Charles P. McIlvaine