Tuesday, 14 July, 1829

I receive more satisfaction in the company of my companion every day; indeed the happiness of her company exceeds my anticipation and a perfect confidence in both I hope will continue to create in both unbroken esteem. I was called up soon after nin o'clock to mingle where pain and distress was evident and in a short time after i arrived I saw the wife and mother leave this world. Indeed it is a painful spectacle. Just before she died, she called her husband to the bed and told him never to get married again and have a stepmother over her children. Here in the arms of desolution a mother remembers her children and thinks of their welfare. Indeed her loks directed to her husband at the moment of uttering her wish can never be effaced from the mind.