Sunday, 4 April, 1830

A beautiful morning. How delightful on the scenes of nature that surrounds on all sides. A warm and gentle breeze produces a pleasant contrast to the sensations of a cold and frigid winter. Vegetation seems reincarnated, and begins to shoot forth in all its beauty. What can be more delightful than Spring. It reminds me of the innnocence of infancy. I have, however, seen a few scenes yet more pleasant and charming: a family, husband and wife, sisters brothers alll united in love and affection, all endeavoring to create happiness, bliss, and improve each other. It is Heavenly.