Tuesday, 14 October, 1828

I was much pleased this morning on visiting Mr. H. Doub, who was attracted some fifteen or twenty since with a violent congestive fever that has threatened his life and, indeed, I began to despair and he has been given up by many of his friends for some days. On seeing him this morning I could observe a great change for the better in all his symptoms and can now speak with confidence on his ultimate recovery. This is pleasing. He is of an extensive connection of highly respectable citizens of this county and all living in this immediate neighborhood. And the result of this case was of much importance to me in every point of view, and a prospect now of its favorable termination gives me great satisfaction.