Tuesday, 25 November, 1828

Rains and is cold and disagreeable. Have been out constantly. But all this unpleasant weather is nothing but pleasure compared with the element of thought whirling in my mind. All this may arise from some injudicious step I have taken in reference to friendship and the want of the means to justify the strong attachment I feel. I would solicit your attention to this, and never form such intimacies until property would warrant sufficient to bear me out in any respectable way or that an income placed sure foundation would advise the course.