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Wednesday, 28 January, 1829

What strange notions some people have. I visited a man today who, from the slaves around him, would be considered wealthy, and go into his house and you would at once be struck with the idea of the most abject poverty imaginable. Now what is the use of all this if a man does not enjoy the real necessaries of life; for what do we wish to live, but to enjoy. His girls must now be waited on by a servant, and these poor creatures almost naked. This man came from Virginia.