Monday, 21 July, 1828

Again the day is agreeable and very warm. Had several new patients today. Have rode much and the greater part of the night and have not attended to all the calls of the sick. Awoke from sleep and had to be gone. This was great task that I loved from two causes; first, because it was my duty and, secondly, because it was my interest and indicated confidence. Indeed, it was a pleasure.