Friday, 11 September, 1829

Have rode considerable distance today and have reflected much on the cause of the interference of other people in the administration of Medicine. Some pretend to be judges when the proper Medicine is given to others, but when they require our aid they are very cautious of taking it without advice. This shows a native disposition to hypocrisy, a pretension to something more than they really are or to be considered wiser and greater than others in the same walks of life and at the same time destitute of a proper feeling for others.