Thursday, 1 April, 1830

Have crossed the River today; visited John Marlor. He is a man of but little resolution or he would never remain on as poor a piece of land as he now lives on. He has now plenty of force, if he had land that was even common to raise a sufficiency and some to spare, but every year he falls in debt, and every few years is under the necessity of selling a slave in order to balance up. If you ever get deceived and find your calculation will not do, abandon it at once and try again.