Original letter and one typed transcript. Written in Parkdale regarding his opinion on the financial support of the priesthood, the Academy supported orphanage, and New Church schools in general. Discusses church members' weekly/daily offering and a teacher replacement request. Mentions a cholera epidemic in Buffalo, cataloguing the (Academy) library and a possible break up of the "Whitehead faction" in Pittsburgh. Individuals mentioned: Dr. King, Adah (Nelson), Mr. and Mrs. Nelson, Mr. and Mrs. Walker, Eva (?), Mr. Asplundh, Mr. Whitehead, the Schonbergers, Tina (?), Susan (Acton), Alfred (Acton).