Tuesday, 10 March, 1829

The morning is pleasant, and leave home early in order to see all my patients, and return again tonight. Came home a little after dark and as usual found my supper ready on the table, which I soon dispatched and repaired to see my friend. Our conversation was short, but all appeared well and going on increasing. My mind still dwells on home and how to prepare for it. As it is not best always to be forced to get a dwelling, after you obtain the cause of that necessity, prepare a little before.