Monday, 30 March, 1829

Today it rains, emblem of the life of man - sunshine and clouds. i have been endeavoring to contract for John Grab's house here in town. Myself and Wm. A. Lash are to each pay half if I get it, as he will soon be married to a Miss Hardin, a very amiable lady of Surry County. If I take the house I am to give him nine hundred dollars.