Thursday, 27 August, 1829

Nothing has transpired today or come within my notice. My reflections have coincided with the unpleasant circumstances that surround me. These circumstances were indicated yesterday. I feel that my sympahy for Gage will do me much damage and indeed I was appprehensive of it at first, but had not the resolution to say no. i hope you will avoid this false delicacy and under all similar situations, declare in the negative.