Mary Richardson Walker1839-01-01Elkanah WalkerI like Mr. McDonald's family but dislike wine on the table. Had our Maternal meeting. Mrs. M. and her children attended. Mr. Mc. making his garden. Very windy. Has a hard watch against fire. . . . .Mr. and Mrs. McD., Mrs. Eells and myself went to the Indian village, a mile distant. They have a lodge for worship. In the middle is an isle which is swept clean. On either side the ground is covered with grass, at the far end is a piece of cloth spread for a pulpit. The little chief leads the services.We find our situation here very pleasant. Still we shall-- 192 --welcome an invitation to return to our husbands & home. It is not difficult for a female to abandon a palace for a cottage if by so doing she can enjoy the society of a beloved companion.If you should wish any of your garden seeds before I return, some of them are in the pack in your green gown & some in a tin pail. Mr. McD. is much taken up in studying my geology. Has it in his hand almost every time I enter the house.E. W.