Sarah and Lucy came down today. Lucy is preparing to start to Illinois in the morning unless we get some favorable news from Clara. We hope for a dispatch today. Mr. D. B. Nott, the Bible Agent was here to tea. He gave us some interesting and amusing details of his experience as a colporteur in Wood Co. Virginia, where he distributed the publications of the American Tract Society.
A colporteur is a pedlar of devotional literature.