Morning at home, Federalist, House of Representatives, Debate, Call upon the President,
Mr. Webster,1 remain until late, dinner party, Mr. Powell of Virginia.2
1. The Crawford, Calhoun, and Jackson partisans in Congress combined in an attempt to
embarrass the Executive by “debating a Resolution to call upon the President for the
Correspondence, relating to the Panama Mission, and the Objects in which it is expected
our Ministers are to take part. They finally passed the Resolution by a vote of 124
to 40 as modified by Mr. Webster” (JQA, Diary, 3 Feb. 1826).
2. Alfred A. Powell (1781–1831), who served as Representative from Virginia from 1825 to 1827 (Biog. Dir. Cong.).