To His Grace the Right Reverend Nestor,
Bishop of the Aleutian Islands and Alaska

From the clergy of the Cathedral in San Francisco,
Archpriest V[ladimir] Vechtomov and
Priest A[lexander] Dilichensky


We hereby dutifully report to Your Grace that in accordance with your oral instructions, on April 30/May 12 of this year, we burned the altar table, which had been in use in our church at 522 Greenwich Street, on the sea shore, and the remaining ashes we gathered as best we could and threw them into the water.

Your Grace’s most humble servants,

Archpriest V. Vechtomov
Priest A. Dilichensky
No. 4
1881, May 5/17.