out quinine and blue pill in most heroic doses to their
patients ; infinitessimal prescriptions, and homeopath-
ic practice, had not then been thought of.
Another privation, if not a hardship, consisted in a
lack of post oflices, and mail facilities. Coming as
most of the pioni^ers did from New England, which
they, and their fathers regarded as a civilizt^d country;
and where they had always liad post ofiice accommo-