Edward Neufville writes to William H. W. Barnwell about the specifics of Rev. John Fielding's conversion from Catholicism to Protestantism commenting that Fielding's "renunciation of the Romish faith will produce a great sensation when it comes to be generally known."
Stephen Elliott writes to William H. W. Barnwell about his upcoming consecration as Episcopal Bishop of Georgia and hopes that Barnwell can travel with him to Richmond, Va., afterwards. He also mentions plans for a new school in the diocese to be led by "Mr. & Mrs. Fay."
Letter from Bishop William Meade to William H. W. Barnwell enclosing a published sermon of his and asking Barnwell to sell additional copies at a Charleston bookstore to cover the price of publication.
Request from Edmund B. Bacon in Edgefield, SC, to William H. W. Barnwell in Charleston to travel to Edgefield to preside over the admission of a new convert in the church. Bacon claims that the local preacher "has little of the unction of the spirit" and that he and other parishioners would like a minister to preach a more "zealous" sermon.
Letter from William J. Boone to William H. W. Barnwell with news of the loss of his wife and the status of his missionary work in China. Boone writes that the recently ended war and subsequent treaty should open up new areas to missionary work but that he may have to return to America with his children "to see them perhaps no more & come out again a solitary man."
Letter from Rev. James W. Cooke to William H. W. Barnwell confirming the death of Bishop William Boone's wife in China while performing missionary work with her husband. Rev. Cooke includes a list of medical supplies needed for the mission and asks Barnwell for help in obtaining them.