Tuesday, 19 January, 1830
Solicited to attend on an old man from Virginia by the name of Weaver. I believe him not to be an honest man. Says he has property enough, but has no means to pay me just at present, but will send the money as soon as he gets able to return home. You will find many people are able to pay you as soon as they get home, or in a few days, but have not, from mere neglect, it with them. Now these people are generally the worst of paymasters and nine out of ten never pay. You must be careful how you depend on a stranger's promise.