Wednesday, 17 June, 1829

Well, the time approches and each morning brings it more near. I feel that it is an important measure and one attended with great responsibilities, but should that cause me to dread it. I will meet it and endeavor to fully discharge the duties incumbent as far as my ability will extend. Now is not the time for abandonment, if done at all it should have been adopted some months preceding and if there be any wrong atttached to it, it is attributable to my inconsiderate course, and none are to blame but myself. Learn wisdom by other's folly.