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).
Cite web page as: Founding Families: Digital Editions of the Papers of the Winthrops and the Adamses, ed.C. James Taylor. Boston: Massachusetts Historical Society, 2015.