Thursday, 6 May, 1830

I have seen an honest, industrious man pay one-quarter more for money than he received, give his note and pledge his honor not to take the advantage the law would give. He wanted this money to save his property from the officers for the comfort of his family. Now had this been a rich man borrowing this money to speculate on, there would have been required no such note. And here I ask, is this honesty? Is it even common justice? I declare a man that will do that will do anything for money.