Original letter. Written in Pittsburgh. Mentions his recent summer vacation voyage. Relays that Hartman, who has a large family, has had to sell his house. Reports that the M.S.S. will leave Stockholm to arrive in Boston within the month. Glad English Committee have given Tafel a bonus, and wishes he could do the same by means of the Rotch Fund. Mentions Boston (Society's) original opposition to the acquisition of Swedenborg's M.S.S., the London Society's reconciliation with the Conference and the effect that might have on plans to print copies of the M.S.S. Remarks on plans to publish "Life of Emanuel Swedenborg" and a Concordance of the Writings. Comments on the Franco-Prussian war currently underway, specifically the capture of Napoleon III. People, organizations, and places mentioned: Ginny (daughter Amelia Virginia Benade?), Pittsburgh, Hartman, Tafel, Stockholm, Gotteborg (Gothenburg, Sweden), Hull, Liverpool, English Committee, Trustees of the Rotch Fund, Chandler's father, Boston, London Printing (?) Society, the Conference, E. S. (Swedenborg), Mr. Midnight of Philadelphia, Concordance of the Writings, Mr. Mandel, Emperor of the French/ Napoleon III, the Dutch, Prussians, British, the 2nd Empire, Parisians, J. Fish Jr., Bristol boats, Erie R. R. , New York Legislature, Chandler's father, mother, wife and babies -- Cleve by name, Chicago.