Wednesday, 13 August, 1828

Day has called me again in or from half refreshed sleep. I called a few miles, and from thence to see several others, and returned home before night and spent the evening at Mr. A. Conrad's. Somehow this place is more agreeable to me than others. Now is it proper for me to indulge in such ideas as fill the mind? On this subject, I will reflect still more and see how matters may stand. I will not, for no consideration, create a hope in her breast founded on my conduct toward her which I do not myself possess, after Mature reflection. No. Far be the idea that I shall act under false insinuations. She is young and may not have one real idea of my intention. I will not, if it be in my power, so do to deceive the innocent.