Wednesday, 16 September, 1829

I have been engaged steadily during the day and have succeeded in saving a small debt. How many ways some of those never-pay fellows try in order to avoid paying a just debt. One of the holders was indebted to me for services and was getting boards for Wm. A. Lash and for fear I should find it out, employed another individual to fetch them to town. However, I found it out and saved my debt, much to the dissatisfaction of holder. Such men you will frequently encounter.