20th Jan: Another old acquaintce was involved in trouble in which I was called on to contribute, not money but council On the death of the beautiful wife of John Hays her daurs by a former husband went to law with him about their mothers property And were found to be wrong legally but their ingratitude would have been flagrant had they been in the right at law I was witness to his affectionate care of them during a long minority – He was also a fond & good husband.