Friday, 22 May, 1829

I am not yet this morning completely recovered from the effect of my communication yesterday to the Mother. Having started our wishes and intentions to her in as feelings and polite a manner as I could and received this frigid and significant answer, "well, I don't care," at the same time a look completely corresponding and not another word was spoken. I had no more to say and left her presence to attend to my patients, full of disagreeable reflections and a little touched with irritation.