healthfulness of the trees, indicates a
of climate or soil, or both.
The pear trees also are very large and hand-
some; but their cherry and peach trees do not
thrive well, the climate being too cold for them.
In this little excursion we were accompanied
by Frederick Bates, and returned in time to com-
ply with an invitation we had received to dine
with Doctor Davis. Major Pike, and several
others, dined with us.
We this day dined with Dr.
Wilkinson, who removed from the lower part of
the State of Maryland. Were we as fond of
eating and drinking as the people of Detroit ap-
pear to be, it would be no marvel if we should
forget our homes, and think ourselves well enough
entertained where we are; but whilst we have
been under an apparent necessity of yielding to
the invitations we have received during (shall I
say?) our imprisonment here, we know we have
been very anxious for the time to arrive, in which
we may embark homewards, and hope that to-
morrow morning the vessel for which we have
been waiting will sail.
This morning, wind and weather appear-
ing to permit, we were informed that at 9 o'clock
the vessel would sail. We accordingly bade
farewell to our acquaintance, and went on board
the United States brig called the John Adams,
commanded by Commodore Brevoort. About 9
o'clock sail was hoisted, and we proceeded to