ject of complaint.
We have been married nearly five years and the first unkind word or look has never passed between us. If this is true-and it is so, for I have said it — have we not sufficient indemnity for the loss of society and the absence of wealth?
There are those who, not comprehending the object of life, would sneer at our humble and satisfied views of it, but experience will in the end convince. ...
After apologizing for not accepting a kind invitation to visit his friend in Kentucky, he continues:
Our little crop will need my constant supervision, and the expense of the journey would go far toward building a comfortable residence for us. Our expense is very little, for we manage to raise almost everything we want.
We are now in the midst of spring.
Everything is very beautiful around us. The grounds around our cabin are filled with China-trees in full bloom; large monthly roses, also blooming; the Cherokee-rose hedge, its dark green spangled with large white