Tuesday, 17 March, 1829

I believe we ought to be thankful for the return of every morning that we are yet permitted to live and improve our goodness and alleviate distress; i have rode constantly and have had the unpleasant intelligence of the death of one of my patients; this is unpleasant to me, but I have acted agreeable to my conscience and ahve no reproach. And when there is no admonition from within, a serene feeling will attend us, and this is more than all receive on the occurrence of failure in any undertaking. I however retire to bed. I have spent a few moments with my esteemed friend. Says her mind is now satisfied and full of home.