Thursday, 23 July, 1829

My wife still continues sick. My attention is unremitted. Many solicitations from abroad. This is to be placed in a disagreeable situation. Mr. Wm. A. Lash's wife is evidently failing; I am more convinced than ever that she will not survive much longer. My feelings from these ideas are inexpressible. It grieves me much that so good a woman must die so young.