Morning at home, weather rainy, Martens. Walk to Capitol, House of Representatives,
Mr. Webster, Panama question,1 evening at home.
1. Advocating the appropriation of funds for sending the United States ministers to the
Inter-American Congress at Panama, Daniel Webster opposed Louis McLane’s amendment
(see entry for 4 April, above), which would have instructed the envoys (Register of Debates in Congress, 19 Cong., 1 sess., 2:2254–2277).