13th February 1825

Recievd a letter from Dr. Darling an odd sort of fellow came today with a bag full of old school summing books wanting me to buy them & vowing he was the author of them & that I might make a good bargain by publishing them what odd characters there are in the world the fellow fancyd that was excessive ignorant to palm such ignorant impudence upon me for truth after he found his scheme would not take he begged pence & departed he is the son of an odd fellow at Baston he is a little foolish by nature & they put him a long while to school to compleat what she began—my dear Anna taken very ill

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