Thursday, 26 August, 1830

Ten days ago (on the 16th inst.) A. Gage left my house for Hamptonville, where he again will locate as a physician. He once had a seat in that county, but could not succeed. How the result will now be, time must determine. Had he, however, conducted himself respectably in the first instance, he could have done better. But associating in bad company, he lost his reputation and suffered the inevitable consequence, the loss of the confidence and esteem of the will-meaning citizens. Such will ever be the result of improper conduct. Let virtue be your guide and follow her indications at all times.