Original letter. Written in Mt. Vernon, New York. Remarks on church buildings being built in Philadelphia and Pittsburgh. Relays the news that he is to be ordained Bishop of the Pennsylvania District. Mentions that he is on his way to visit his daughter and that he is dealing with an ongoing illness. Plans to publish a full journal of a recent Conference meeting. People, places, and publications mentioned: Grace (Chandler), Mt. Desert, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Troy (NY), Hudson River, Mr. J. H. Gillespy, "Who was Swedenborg," the Conference, Chandler's father (P. W.) and mother.