Heard Dr. Witherspoon all Day. A clear, sensible, Preacher. Mr. Mason came to see
us. We sent a Card to Mr. Serjeant a Lawyer. He dined, drank Coffee and spent the
Evening with Us. He is a young Gentleman of about 25 perhaps. Very sociable. He gave
us much Light concerning the Characters of the Delegates from N. York, Philadelphia,
Virginia &c. and concerning the Characters of the Principal Lawyers, in all these
Smith he says is the oracle of New York for Chamber Council. Scott is a Character
very much like that of old Mr. Auchmuty. Set up all Night at his Bottle. Yet argue
to Admiration next Day. An admirable Speaker according to him. Duane is a plodding
Body, but has a very effeminate, feeble Voice. He says the Virginians speak in Raptures
about Richard Henry Lee and Patrick Henry—one the Cicero and the other the Demosthenes
of the Age. Jo Reed is at the Head of his Profession in Philadelphia. Fisher is next.
and Dickenson have retired.