Original letter. Written in New York. Recounts post-vacation travels just prior to a trip to Philadelphia. Mentions an upcoming Board of Publications meeting, big changes about to occur in the Chicago churches, and the New Church publishing efforts. Discusses man's ruling love according to doctrine and the doctrine of hereditary evil. Mentions the next (Convention) president and other miscellaneous news. People, places, and publications mentioned: Greenport, Boston, Philadelphia, Sallie (Hibbard), the Baltic (1871 ship), Hibbard, Board of Publications, Chicago, J.Y. / Jonathan Young (Scammon), C. Giles, Publishing House, Association, Uncle Sampson (Reed), Chandler's father (P. W.), the Lord, Cooper Union Steel, Mr & Mrs. Thompson, Lulu, Europe, Alice; [i]Misunderstood [/i]and [i]Thrown Together[/i] (by Florence Montgomery), [i]The Rose Garden[/i] (prob. by Frances M. Peard), [i]The Vicar's Daughter[/i] by George MacDonald (misspelled as McDonald), the United States, Brother S. F. D., a D. D., T. W. (Thomas Worcester), J. R. H. (Hibbard), the Germans, Swedenborg, Warren & his brother Herbert, Tafel at "14 Rothbury Villas, Stroud Green Lane, N., London, England, Europe, Eastern Hemisphere, Earth, Universe," Grace (Chandler) & children, B. F. Glenn at 1700 Green St. Phila.