Sunday, 11 October, 1829

Time fast advances, accomplishing its work faster than the swift winged arrows of light; speeding all things into the gulf of eternity and forgetfulness and bringing many unexpected occurrences to light, and activities some laden with agreeable and others with disagreeable consequences. Our connubial life moves amid the general commotion as calmly as has been latterly anticipated, some few unpleasant indications occasionally occur, but by perfect silence and complete forbearance have as yet succeeded in allaying these morbid excitements, and I really hope that such may be the case while life may continue to vibrate. But it is rather an unfavorable symptom, this soon to return after its recent departure. I have felt quite indisposed for several days, which with the occurrences of the ninteenth of September cause some disagreeable thoughts.