Monday, 2 February, 1829

Again I am called on to pay for Gage, for his having clothes made at the tailors. And again must feel that I have done myself much injury by this fatal agreement, inconsiderately made. How easy it would have been to have avoided this difficulty. It did not require but a few moments to place me in the situation I am, and with half the number of minutes, applied to examination, I could have been spared all these hours of misery.