Friday, 11 July, 1828

My head was full of complex ideas during the night. Again some ideas of home created anxiety. In fancy I saw many unfavorable occurrences that might happen and finding here things not expected could ever enter to molest my mind. But if these things molest me, I have to learn from experience. I hope they may be of service to you and this I wish you to invariably mind, never to place your affections too strongly on one place, that if you ever wish or have to leave it that it can disturb your peace. You wil find in almost any place something to love and admire equally well as in the place you may have left.