Monday, 10 May, 1830

Abraham Lash is one of the ignorant wise men of the vicinity. His judgment is the unerring oracle of many of the people in town. What he says is considered inspiration. But one misfortune attends him, he loves spirits a little too well. I hope you will endeavor to have a judgment of your own, founded on knowledge and observation. Yet listen to advice and if it be good, follow it.