Wednesday, 5 November, 1828

That we often err in not looking at both sides of every subject that may be presented to us, or if we do attempt it we dwell much more intensely on that side on which desire is enlisted. And too often fatally controlled by that passion will not be denied by any one who seriously reflects on the operation of his own mind, under any excitement. But in relation to the subject which seems to occupy my mind for some time, I have endeavored to investigate it properly and have determined to be regulated by the result. How this will yet terminate, time will tell.