November 5th, 1796Dear Diary,
I truly feel as if my son Paul is unfit to take the throne. I would much prefer my grandson, Aleksandr to take the throne. I would feel much more comfortable with my soon passing to know that the throne was in good hands. I have worked so hard for my country and I would hate for my work to be reversed with my son on the throne. Paul’s sudden emotional changes and violence are not fit for the throne. I hope my efforts to develop this great country continues to grow so that I can put Aleksandr on the throne rather than Paul.