14 December 1898

To His Grace, Right Reverend Tikhon [Bellavin],

Bishop of Aleutian Islands and Alaska

From the secretary of the Bishop of Lubava,

Michael Bellavin




I consider it as an honor to most-humbly petition Your Grace to provide me with any position in the Aleutian Diocese entrusted to Your Archpastoral care.

The lowest servant and humble petitioner of Your Grace

Michael Bellavin

Resolution of the Bishop Tikhon:

Mich. Bellavin is appointed beginning Dec 1, as a reader in the city of Bridgeport and assigned under discretion of the Diocesan Authorities. Inform the military authorities of the city of Kholm, Lubava governor district, about this appointment.

B. Tikhon