Monday, 5 January, 1829

I have thought much of home today and of the peace where I boarded in New York after returning from Fairfield. It was in Jerusalem Township at a very respectable Quakers. I have in this family spent many agreeable hour. He was a very amiable man, but his wife more agreeable, interesting, and lovely. He had the most unbounded love and esteem for his wife. Indeed, whenever i think of a happy man and wife, my mind refers to them for the criterion. My intimacy with the family causes me often to think of them. It affords consolation to think over those with whom we have been intimate and whom we have esteemed.