Friday, 16 January, 1829

I have again seen my unpleasant lady and heard a tale of obstinate woe and misery. Her daughter is even now convalescent and still says all that died in her family were the same way. I told that I had strong reasons to believe that she would say even if her daughter was well and at her work that she would soon die because she was just like her brother. It is very disagreeable to have such individuals to encounter in a sick room. They are detrimental in the extreme and in many cases should not be permitted to have that privilege.