Thursday, 14 August, 1828

Morning pleasant, full of employment. It is my delight. It can't come too fast. My situation required it. Called up in the night and visited a patient just as was stated, ready to expire from suppression of urine for some time. Catheter was sent for, but succeeded before it came. Much gratified at this occurrence as it gave new confidence. It is of much importance in many instances that we do not tell all we see and know. Leave the people to their own ideas.