Here, this journal very abruptly breaks off. I had long doubted whether the utility
attending the method which I have pursued were adequate to the time I have devoted
to it. But an indisposition, which for two months has prevented me from writing has
finally turned the wavering scale.
I will not however immediately drop all memorials of my transactions; but the remainder
of this volume will probably contain a space of time as long as that recorded already
in more than two vols, and an half.1