Thursday, 22 May, Friday, 23, Saturday, 24, 1828

Guilford County, North Carolina

All passed much as the 21st except Saturday when I found myself able again to use my limbs and retain the center of gravity sufficiently to walk the floor. As soon as this improvement had taken place I found desire in full operation and all my wants return, and I again found myself planning schemes of action full of hope and promise. I could not set down in idle inactivity a moment. I wished to be once more on the road seeking for the destined spot whereon to lay the foundation of my professional career. Thus as health improved, anxiety increased.