Original letter. Written in Greenport, NY. Mentions vacationing with boys, doing some informal "missionary" work, and connecting with relatives of church people. Hears Chandler's children have whooping cough. Expresses pity for Mary Niles' ill-advised marriage to someone outside the New Church, based on theology and his own experience. Humorous mention of Dr. Livingstone (missing in Africa for many years, but recently found). Attempts to appease Chandler's frustration over Tafel's business dealings. People, places, and publications mentioned: Brunswick, Maine; New York; Denver, Colorado; the New Church; Mrs. Earle; Judge Todd of Ohio; Mrs. Silsbee; Mary Niles; the Thompsons; (PA) Oil Regions; Chandler's father (P. W.) and mother; John (Pitcairn); W.C. Childs, 133 Wood St., Pittsburgh; Fanny Bliss & Mr.G; the Writings; "Sailing on the Nile;" The Abbott Collection & Egypt; Dr. Livingstone; Tafel; the Lord's Providence; Grace (Chandler) & babies.