Request from Rev James D. McCabe, rector of St. Thomas' Church, Abingdon, VA, for any funds that the congregation of William H. W. Barnwell can spare to retire a debt that his isolated parish has accrued in building a church. The parish is so distant from any other, McCabe writes, that "it is truly missionary ground."
Solicitation from Rev. Jarvis Buxton to William H. W. Barnwell for funds to erect an Episcopal church in Rutherfordton, NC. Buxton details services being held at the local court house and in a female academy, where they contend for space with local Presbyterians.
Letter from C. G. Memminger in Charleston to William H. W. Barnwell, who is convalescing "in the country." Memminger assures Barnwell that his pulpit is being adequately filled and tries to allay fears that Barnwell has about the spiritual health of his congregation.
Letter from William H. W. Barnwell to wife Catherine Barnwell concerning his stays at Woodward and Laurel Bay plantations near Beaufort, his upcoming trip to "Paris" Island and the slaughter of beef cattle for the upcoming Christmas season.
Letter from Bp Stephen Elliot in Montpelier, GA, to William H. W. Barnwell concerning a young preacher who has travelled to Charleston to solicit contributions. Elliott writes that "he is under very good training, as I had the choosing of his library."
F. E. Gould, Little Rockfish, NC, writes to William H. W. Barnwell in an attempt to recover $10 she had forwarded to her husband in Charleston. When her husband was unable to get to Charleston to retrieve it, Mrs. Gould solicits the help of Barnwell, whose name she had retrieved from an almanac. According to Barnwell's note on the envelope, he applied to the postmaster, "Mr. Huger", and the $10 was returned.
Letter from Rev. Francis L. Hawks to William H. W. Barnwell attempting to answer questions Barnwell has about his ancestor, John Barnwell, and specific events surrounding the Tuscarora War in North Carolina.
Letter from Rev. Benjamin Johnson, St. Matthews, SC, to William H. W. Barnwell informing Barnwell that due to overwhelming duties with his own congregations, he is unable to preach in Barnwell's place in Charleston.
Short note from William H. W. Barnwell in Philadelphia to wife Catherine Barnwell in Beaufort, SC. Barnwell suggests that if Catherine spends the summer in Beaufort she should find another house where the family would not be "exposed to fever."
Letter from William H. W. Barnwell in Philadelphia to son Allard Barnwell in Beaufort. Barnwell describes Fourth of July "torpedos" being fired by a young "Elliott" despite Barnwell's warning that "the Mayor and the constables" would lock him up.