Monday, 8 December, 1828
I have now experienced one thing more in this life and do not find equal to the anticipated comfort which might be supposed to result from the accomplishment of the sacred step in the accomplishment of an object. And this step also one of the greatest difficulties in the whole process. Yet I cannot say but it produces satisfaction, but that satisfaction is not as free from alloy as anticipated and this you will find to be the case in every undertaking. Something will remain unfinished in order to complete your felicity.