Mary Richardson Walker1838-10-03Elkanah WalkerThink I am much more cheerful happy & contented than Mrs. Eells. She is rather unreconciled to the idea of spending the winter here. She does not seem to like Mrs. Whitman very well. Is very anxious to live alone with her husband. Mrs. S. gets along very well, discovers a more forbearing disposition than she did on the journey. . . .The weather will soon be so cold that I cannot stay in my little room away from the fire. I suppose Mrs. W. will let me take refuge in her room as she will have a stove. But I think if you return in-- 110 --season you can prepare me a room so that I shall not be obliged to deprive Mrs. W. of her stove, as I would not like to do it. . . .I feel no small satisfaction in subscribing myself for the first time, your truely affectionate wife -- Mary Walker.