Monday, 13 October, 1828

Time makes no stop, but moves on regular and swiftly and outstrips the ball from the loaded cannon in velocity. On this day, twelve months ago, I was entered a student of Medicine in the Medical School of the Western district of New York in Herkemer County, and now I am here involved in business and endeavoring to procure a living by practicing those rules, there and before learned. Thus we proceed through life until we land in the throes of death.