Statistics for occurrence #1 of “a Mr. Chase” in chapter 8, page 65 of John F. Hume, The abolitionists together with personal memories of the struggle for human rights:
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Among the attendants at the Columbus meeting was a near kinsman of the author.
On his return, in describing the proceedings, he said that pretty much everything was directed by a Mr. Chase (Salamander Chase was his name, he said), a young Cincinnati lawyer.
That young man, he declared, would yet make a mark in the world.
From that time every important move was directed by Chase.
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