Tuesday, 7 October, 1828

This is a most beautiful morning and I have but one place to visit and hope to have a day of leisure. To me it appears necessray after so many days incessant activity. I was confined to my room the greater part of the day, preparing medicine and arranging some other matters that required attention, and had been neglected in consequence of the want of opportunity. Here permit me to make one observation of much importance and request your constant attention to it during life. And that is, always keep your business well arranged and your accounts ready at any moment for settlement and in your account's mind and make sufficient statement of everything so that you know how everything was transacted, particularly in giving credit.