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Friday, 7 August, 1829

Morning agreeable and pleasant. But a mere nothing has produced serious inroads on our happiness today. Great difficulties arise from trivial circumstances. The mere fact of my handing a letter to Miss L. Conrad without telling my companion of it, previously has been magnified into an unpardonable crime and of magnitude sufficient to destroy all peace in the domestic circle and that feeling is jealousy. When I came home this evening, not thinking of having done wrong in any case, my reception was repulsive and instead of a pleasant welcome, a violent torrent of crimination ensued and it was with uch difficulty I could learn the cause. Thus commences and thus early, difficulties unexpected and from trifling circumstances calculated to end in bad consequences.