Thursday, 9 October, 1828

The day cloudy, I left home this morning and though yesterday I had time to arrange my little affairs, today I have been constant in exercise on horseback. And came to Mr. Henry Shore's just as daylight appeared. Here I slept a few moments and then crossed the river and came home. The night was very dark and I visited several places that I had never been at before during the night, but found but little difficulty finding them. It is indeed a pleasure to ride in a warm pleasant night when all is silent and everything appears in contemplation.