Monday, 27 July, 1829

Morning beautiful. Wife still mending. Have several patients to visit. My thoughts are on the preparation of my dwelling. As there I hope our enjoyment will still be increased. I have for the first time become acquainted with Miss Elizabeth Stauber, commonly called Betsy. Her countenance to me indicates deceit; I should never communicate a secret to her nor speak before her anything I did not wish to be spread. She is the reverse of her sister, Mrs. Shore.