Friday, 6 February, 1829

The old lady mentioned yesterday little expected at the time she was abusing the profession that she would in the course of a few months require the aid of those individuals. But myideas of her situation were correct. I thought at the time I could discover evident symptoms of consumption which, on visiting her, I found to be the case. She now makes many apologies and laments that she has not sought assistance earlier. Never run down any employment that is good and commendable or any set of men follow in any particular business. You at some time may need those very individuals.