Monday, 18 May, 1829

If we properly consider our situation as it relates to the system, we must be convinced that the favor to die can't be prized too high. Who would wish to live when decrepitude had swept every enjoyment of the body, and just sufficient in remaining to create misery and disquietude. Or when fell incurable disease had seized the mortal part and was slowly consuming in pain our existence. Under such situations it must be pleasant to depart and wing our way to everlasting repose and blooming youth and free from pain.