Sunday, 7 June, 1829

I have rode constantly today from soon in the morning until quite late in the night and have crossed the Yadkin River twice. I have seen nothing today worthy of note except the craving disposition of the wealthiest man we have in this section. And I wondered if such could be my disposition if once in possession and the real owner of as much property as this Mr. Jacob Conrad, I cannot now believe it could be the case. Indeed his thirst is so craving for property that he does not enjoy. Even on this day against Religion and the laws of our country he will trade with the slaves.