Extract from William Plumer’s Memorandum of Proceedings in the United States Senate

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.

Published in Everett Somerville Brown, ed., William Plumer’s Memorandum of Proceedings in the United States Senate, 1803–1807 (1923), 194, 213.
Author
William Plumer
Date Range
Date
November 9, 1804 to November 16, 1804
Collection
Quotes by and about Thomas Jefferson
Repository
Memorandum of Proceedings in the United States Senate, 1803–07