Friday, 7 November, 1828

It should be our study, first to mark out a proper course, and one that will or would be advantageous if properly followed, and then study the best method of pursuing the path pointed out to the best advantage, not only in a pecuniary point of view, but as it may affect our ease and comfort in the progress of life. And after reviewing all and find that nothing contradicts, we may then, if able, adopt it.