Original letter. Written in Oil City, PA, on John Pitcairn's Railway stationary. Mentions his boys spending a few weeks in Philadelphia and his own imminent arrival there. Conveys his travels in and around the western PA oil country. Comments on the division and possible secession of the Chicago Society from the Convention (and Scammon's leadership), which might result in dramatic changes in the New York Society. Promotes the New Church as a "spiritual" and not a "natural" church, where people need to use their rational faculties in order to accept the Spirit of His Word. Individuals and places mentioned: Edw. McC. (McCandless), Benade's boys, Philadelphia, Easthampton, Montauk Point on Long Island, Grace (Chandler), Mr. & Mrs. Silsbee, Brockton/ Salem on Erie, Mr. T. L. Harris, Pittsburgh, Chicago, Mr. Noble, J.Y. Scammon, Dr. Small, Mr. Hibbard, C. Giles, T. H., New York, the New Church, the Word, Grace's father, the Lord.