Tuesday, 26 July, 1830

I have rode considerable distance today and visited some very sick patients, that look on all sublunary things as affording no pleasure, and the mind seems to be absorbedin the thoughts of death. It is an unpleasant situation to ahve spent our well days in sinful folly, not once seriously reflecting on our future state. But as soon as fell disease assails us and appears to be sent as the arrow of death, we begin to review our past lives and look forward for another and better. All this should be done when we are in good minds in relation to futurity and come to some permanent conclusion on the subject.