Original letter and insert. Written in Pittsburgh. Remarks on discrepancies found in the most recent shipment of M.S.S. volumes, still waiting for a shipment of Bibles. Mentions complaints being made by subscribers. Coordinates the distribution of available sets of M.S.S. to subscribers. Refers to the Rotch Fund. Comments on news of Joe Reed being engaged to Florence, and pities Florence. Mentions writing an article for the New Church monthly journal, evening lectures, teaching the boys German. Insert asks Chandler to tell him which of two conflicting financial statements is the correct one. People, publications, and places mentioned: Custom House, Stockholm, Forbes, Philadelphia, Chicago, Mergens, St. Louis, Sewall, Scammon, the Rotch Fund, Tafel, English Committee, Sampson (Uncle of Chandler), Chandler's father, Joe Reed, Florence (engaged to Reed), the [i]Magazine[/i], the editor of [i]Atlantic --[/i] W.D. Howells; Howells' father and sister, Cambridge, Chander's wife and babies.