Friday, 31 October, 1828

Today I have not had time to think of anything but medicine and sickness, but by diligent attention I succeeded in getting through shortly after dark and then spent a few happy hours with my friend H. I here indicated my sentiments in relation to ideas on my capability of securing a home of my own and my situation in life, and gave a full history of my poverty, so that no deception should be practiced on my part.