Tuesday, 21 October, 1828

In the morning I visited the patient and found a slight attack of intermittent fever, and felt quite comfortable. I was in some dread of being asked where I was last evening, but they did not and I was very glad they were so considerate. Mr. Jacob Conrad paid me toady, fourteen Dollars for Medical services. This added to the little received before, enables me to meet all demands that could now come against me. I am sure to anyone in my situation, this must be a source of consolation and I hope this will ever be your endeavor and that you may always have sufficient to meet all claims that may be presented to you, of your own contracting and any others I hope you will avoid.