Tuesday, 22 September, 1829

Having accomplished the adjustment of the difficulties before described, I have still unpleasant difficulties that occurred sometime ago or the foundation of it was laid. It is said of misery, man is the author to himself. Probably this may be the case in most instances, yet the deep distress that I feel arises not from conscious guilt, but from the base representation of conscious rectitude. A base and false report made and circulated for the sole purpose of doing me injury in my business.