Completed my share of Executive Record and of Maltebrun before [I]
breakfasted. After that instead of law I went to sit to King who kept me until nearly
two o’clock, and I was engaged after that in arranging my father’s files of newspapers
for the last month. A great bore. My spirits not remarkably good. In the evening I
read a portion of Judge Cranch’s sketch of my Grandfather.1
I am clearly of opinion that he was the most extraordinary character who figured
in the American revolution.