S. Francisco

July 12, 1880

 

Sir,

In your letter, dated 11th of July, I return this answer.

There are two priests at the Russia Church in S. Francisco, and one may leave at any time our parish, for the baptism of your children.

Besides I have a duty to explain you, that, according to the rules of our Church, the baptism must be administered by a priest with one person of the clergy; of course, you must pay expenses for two persons.

Yours in Christ

W. Westhomoff, Archpriest

1900, Powell St.

Corn. Greenwich

[Hand-written text in English]