Original letter and one typed transcript. Written in Philadelphia in response to W.H. Acton's request for more permanent employment (not available). Mentions the change in New Church order, the developing disorder in the Pittsburgh Society, a wave of discontent with some of the New Church schools, withdrawal of students, political power grabs among certain members of the priesthood, Berlin (Canada), Canada and Chicago. Individuals mentioned: Mr. Rosenquist, Mr. Waelchli, Mr. Stephenson, Alfred (Acton), Mr. Whitehead, Adam, Arretta, Charley, Mrs. Benade, and Mrs. Acton.