Rev. Edward Neufville from Savannah writes to William H. W. Barnwell concerning the publication of a recent prospectus of Barnwell's. While encouraging Barnwell's effort, Neufville cautions that "there is very little disposition here, however, to take newspapers" and claims an "aversion to any increase in Church periodicals."
Bp Charles P. McIlvaine, in New York, writes to William H. W. Barnwell thanking him for his contribution to his diocese. He asks Barnwell to aid his agent he is sending south and writes of many "adversaries" in New York.
Letter from Rev. William Bacon Stevens to William H. W. Barnwell describing the state of his church in Athens, GA., and his acceptance of the professorship of Belles Lettres at the University of Georgia.
Letter from Joseph S. Large, Maumee City, OH., to William H. W. Barnwell, editor of the "Episcopal Protestant," returning issues of the periodical that were sent to him. Large writes "the editor would be much benefitted, I should think, by a few months residence at some retreat for the insane."
Letter from Thomas F. Scott, Marietta, GA., to William H. W. Barnwell explaining why he cannot directly afford a subscription to Barnwell's "The Episcopal Protestant." He also discusses problems within the church and expresses his belief that the "High Church party" is mostly to blame but concedes that the Episcopal press and the "mutual assault and representations of Churchmen themselves" are complicit.
Letter from Rev. Joseph Walker, Beaufort, enclosing a paper to William H. W. Barnwell for publication in Barnwell's "The Episcopal Protestant." Walker also writes of division in the Episcopal Church, mentioning the recent decision in New York to establish an "abolition church."
Letter from Bp William Meade, Alexandria, D.C., to William H. W. Barnwell asking him to publish an address that Meade is going to give at an upcoming convention. He jokingly comments that Barnwell's periodical is so "gentlemanly" of late that the convention may find it difficult "to pass a canon which will condemn you either to the stake or scaffold."
William H. W. Barnwell, at Laurel Bay plantation, writes to Charles DeSaussure in Charleston with specific orders for the layout of the next number of "The Episcopal Protestant" and asks DeSaussure to insist to "Walker", publisher of the paper, that it is printed correctly this time.