I have seen Mr. Black again. He is still a minister with the Anglican Church but I hear that he is going to go prospecting for gold. I suppose being paid to do the Lord’s work is not so lucrative as finding a gold mine. He has asked me if I would go walking with him on a fine day, I suppose I will decline as I do not think I want to be paid court by a gold prospector or a minister…His prospects are not very good either way. He will be going to Dinorwic as that is where the gold strikes are.
I suppose he will see Robert Ross there as he is the trader at the HBC post and has all the supplies for gold mining. On Robert’s last visit here he told T J and Nell and I that most of the gold prospectors return empty handed and empty pocketed.