June 8th

This morning the steamer was to have left early and carry letters, likewise Colin, on towards home but some accident happening to her steam pipes she will not leave till four this afternoon. So our friends will be kept waiting another day for our precious letters. If we had been but two hours earlier in arriving here they would now have been seven or eight days on their way.

Colin has come back to spend the day with us. Mrs. Gillespie spent part of the morning with us. We spent half an hour or more together very pleasantly when we were joined by Williams, Mr. Gillespie and Mr. Morgan. The subject of Unitarianism was introduced and discussed till they left. Mrs. Gillespie’s ideas were pretty much the same as my own till I became better acquainted with Unitarians and their doctrine. There are the good, pious excellent people among them and there are the worldly, same as in any church. The Unitarians have no creed, and they glory in it. But it has this difficulty, many calling themselves Unitarians, think very differently from each other and differ on points that are thought by all other Christians and by many among themselves I believe, to be most essential. This gives a false impression. The world is too apt to judge them in mass and so condemn.

Had a number of calls through the day. Mrs. Tiffingwill called just after tea. Her call was far too short. It brought dear friends to my remembrances to see her, but she had to hasten back to a sick husband. Mr. Haskell, Mrs. Sanford and Mr. Morgan spent the evening with us and a very pleasant evening it was.