Thursday, 28 May, 1829

Time moves apparently more rapid than usual, and today foreruns the anniversary of my arrival in town. I was then engrossed in trouble and perplexity and have been trying to extricate myself ever since, but instead of having succeeded in gaining this desirable point, I am now deeper involved in an inextricable labyrinth of woe and from too hasty and inconsiderate procedure. Let me here again caution you never to adopt any course until you have weighed and re-weighed, reflected and re-reflected on what you may intend to do. View the consequences diligently.