Wednesday, 18 February, 1829

A man placed in suspense on important information is in no enviable situation. How intense are the feelings of a culprit after his trial is over and the jury have retired to consult on the situation of the accused. And how does he feel when he sees that jury come again into his presence, it must be dreadful. My own situation, though free from crime, has been much the same since the sixteenth and the final sentence is not yet pronounced. But let the decision be as it may, I will not suffer myself to tremble in dreaded anticipation.