Saturday, 7 March, 1829

Once more a day of active employment has passed away and the result has been satisfactory, as it relates to deeds of charity, for many of those visited are marked by the cold hand of misfortune, yet these people require assistance when assailed by pain and disease, and must not and should not be neglected because they are poor. In consequence of some observation from my friend, i feel much renovated in mind and a small gleam of moderate hope enlivens despondency and I retire to my rest in a more peaceful situation than last night, but how long this state of mind will continue is as uncertain as the wind.