Extract from the Journals of Ralph Waldo Emerson

Yesterday I attended the funeral solemnities in Faneuil Hall in honour of John Adams and Thomas Jefferson. The oration of Mr. Webster was worthy of his fame, and what is much more, was worthy of the august occasion.

Published in Edward Waldo Emerson, Waldo Emerson Forbes, and Bruce Rogers, eds., Journals of Ralph Waldo Emerson with Annotations (Boston, 1909), 2:113.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Date Range
August 3, 1826
Quotes by and about Thomas Jefferson