Tuesday, 14 April, 1829

I was called to visit the family of a very singular man in his manners. Indeed if you were unacquainted with him, you would suppose he was lord of the creation, and that he was constantly viewing the heavens. I have never seen a whole family of people have so sickly an appearance as this, and one of them will, I very much fear, die. Yet with all the peculiarities observable in this individual, he is said to be a very good neighbor and respectable citize. Always be careful and not condemn before you have good evidence.