Saturday, 15 May, 1830

Have rode some today. I have seen Mr. Wm. Shepperd and had a good view of his deceptive counterance, and if the "face divine" be an index to the soul within, he must be a wretch. He resembles in the contour of his head and face the inmate of the penitentiary. Now should we observe the countenance and shape of every man, and then all that are acquainted. Note down the general tenor of their lives, and from this you may gain some idea of an individual as soon as you see him.