Saturday, 19 September, 1830

But this is not absolutely correct, we should rather do deeds of charity and endeavor to advance the happiness or our fellow mortals. Never spend your money for show and vice, nor give countenance or support to those who carry vice with them. Today Horace Powell came here to begin the study of medicine, but my notion of him is that he is deficient in application, and has but a small share of energy. Yet I believe he is well disposed and upright. This I will predict he will never finish the study. It is too laborious for him. He views the mass of books as too voluminious.