The Life and Public Services of Salmon Portland Chase: United States Senator and Governor of Ohio, Secretary of the Treasury and Chief-Justice of the United States

The Life and Public Services of Salmon Portland Chase: United States Senator and Governor of Ohio, Secretary of the Treasury and Chief-Justice of the United States

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The Life and Public Services of Salmon Portland Chase: United States Senator and Governor of Ohio, Secretary of the Treasury and Chief-Justice of the United States

The Life and Public Services of Salmon Portland Chase: United States Senator and Governor of Ohio, Secretary of the Treasury and Chief-Justice of the United States

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BIRTH OF SALMON P. CHASE -- CORNISH -- HIS ANCESTRY -- HIS MARRIAGES AND CHILDREN--SOME ACCOUNT OF THE CHASE FAMILY--CHILDHOOD.

S ALMON PORTLAND CHASE was born in Cornish, New Hampshire, January 13, 1808. For more than three- score years before his birth, his grandfather and his father, with their families, had dwelt in Cornish; and their homestead, a substantial country-house of the eighteenth century, still stands, as firm and sound as when--now more than a hundred years ago--his ancestors built and lived in it. Fertile meadows surround it; a half-mile in its rear rise up the stately hills of Cornish; at its front rolls the beautiful Connecticut; in the west, on the Vermont side of the river, towering grandly among the neighboring summits, the kingly Ascutney lifts his head more than three thousand feet above the sea, and at sunset covers . . .

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