Original letter and one typed transcript. Written in Philadelphia. Conveys deepest sympathies with the passing of Chandler's father. Is unimpressed with current state of this world. Mentions the failure of the Compromise Constitution at the Convention, ad that the four parties are drifting apart "toward the four points of the Spiritual World." Mentions another upcoming trip abroad. Sympathy for his hay-cold. Individuals and places mentioned: Chandler's father (P. W. Chandler), Washington, Mr. Reed, Gorham (NH), the Misses Andrew, Chandler's sister, Grace (Chandler) and "the young folks," the Convention, the Spiritual World.