Thursday, 12 March, 1829

After finishing my ride in the country, I returned home and requested H. to accompany me to see the young distant relation of hers, and she done so. We fond the young gentleman with her and indeed he was using his best exertions to promote her comfort, and this may be a mark of real respect in him and cannot be censured. We stayed but a few moments and returned to her abode and parted. I repaired to my room to write these few lines of the transactions of the day and to write a long commemoration of my ideas at the time.