Friday, 1 August, 1828

It has been a very warm day in the sun, but I find in the shade in this country the heat is not so oppressive as in the North. But when you are exposed to the rays of the sun it seems to burn, and the reflection from shining particles in the sand in many places is injurious to the eyes. Mind is in a more pleasant mode than usual, from no other cause than employment and a prospect of gaining a competence.