Extract from William Plumer’s Memorandum of Proceedings in the United States Senate
|[Nov. 9 and 16] 1804|
His conversation was vapid—mere common place observations on the weather—crops and sickness of particular districts. From these he went into an elaborate defence of Horseracing—he said it was an effectual means to improve the breed of horses ... He performed the honors of the table with great facility—He was today reserved—appeared rather low spirited—conversed little—he is naturally very social & communicative.