Sunday, 1 February, 1829
In obedience to my feelings, I have enjoyed a short conversation with H. today. It is singular how much more contented and cheerful than formerly and it is quite gratifying to me to see it. Yet I feel quite different from the same cause, all of which have been stated before, and still continue to deprive me of that enjoyment for which I so ardently wish. I have spent the day principally in reading and returning a mind full of gratitude to God for his numerous instances of peculiar mercy and goodness shown me.