Friday, 19 September, 1828

Having had a good night's rest., I feel much revived this morning. Rode all day and came home at twelve at night. I had the great pleasure of finding one of my most dangerous cases improving; this gave me consolation and added new life to my feelings. I have reflected on past times and anticipated time yet to come during my ride home. I see in retrospection things not agreeable where I have to precipitate. Reflect attentively and long before entering into any important engagement, because precipitancy will create a bitter remorse.