Monday, 28 June, 1830

The day is very warm. Have attended to many patients today, some of whom will have to leave the shores of time in a few days. It is a melancholy reflection to view these poor individuals surrounded by a large family of small children and nothing but the charity of equal poverty to depend on. But I believe the sympathies of this class of individuals are stronger than those of the more opulent and their kindness more extensive. The wealthy have generally the idea that poor are just fit for their servants and must be used accordingly.