Thursday, 15 October, 1829

Visited a negro woman, the property of Phillip Miller, said to be bewitched; but she had been rather freely indulging with the male part of mankind. It is very singular that people in this age of the world should believe in such absurdities. Such is the power of superstition over the reasoning faculties of the mind, that those ideas impressed on while young and impressions easily made, that it is difficult to eradicate them in after life.