I was consequently glad when at three o’clock in the morning of the 19th I was directed
to get up to accompany my father to Washington. He had just arrived and looked as
well as I ever had seen him. We travelled very rapidly and arrived in time to hear
Mr. Wirt deliver his Eulogy of Jefferson and my Grandfather.2
It was very good but not altogether what I expected. But I am of opinion that the
facts of the case in their death, are above description and that their lives require
a volume. I was consequently very anxious to reach home and obtain something to eat
as I had tasted nothing during the day.