Monday, 27 October, 1828

I have enjoyed a day of entire leisure from riding and only attended to one or two patients in town. And after preparing some medicine and replenishing my Portmanteaus, I spent some hours in reading. Certainly this gave more satisfaction than to have the time in attending to no kind of occupation. Be always employed is one of the best mottoes a young man can adopt and let that employment be something in itself good.