July 12, 1880
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.
[Hand-written text in English]