while that traveling was extremely dangerous. We were met at the Strasburg Depot, by one of Mr H's Elders, and as it was Saturday, we went home with him and staid until Monday, as it was the Sabbath for Mr H. to preach in Strasburg. He preaches alternately in S. and Woodstock, though we reside in W. Monday we came on to our new home. We are boarding with kind people, who do all in their power to contribute to our comfort. We have very pleasant rooms, the house is a new one. Hals' room opens into mine, which you know is very convenient. The town contains I believe about 1100 inhabitants. We are nearly surrounded by mountains, there is a high one just in front of Hal's windows. There is no Presbyterian Church either in W. & S. but Mr. H's. But in Woodstock, beside his church, there is a Methodist, German Reformed, & Lutheran Church. Hal & I were at the Methodist Church yesterday, as Mr. H was in Strasburg. We have a Sabbath School connected with our church, & H & I have commenced teaching. Wednesday night we have a prayer meeting. The people are kind and affectionate to us, though the manners up here generally speaking, are not like those of Eastern Va. Forgive me if I have wearied you with my detailed account, but I do believe you all love us, and want to hear how we are getting along. This is my apology.