Friday, 27 February, 1829

I have found so far as it relates to myself that reading of various descriptions affords more substantial and pure pleasure than many of those nocturnal assemblies so frequent in this place. At meetings of men of age for the purpose of accomplishing by union of action some important object, much satisfaction and benefit may be derived by the young and they should be attended every opportunity. And all the movements of organization and progress should be attended to so that as we come on the stage of action, we are not ignorant of these ceremonies.