The Records of the Federal Convention of 1787/Volume 3/Appendix A/CCXLIX
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CCXLIX. Washington and Jefferson: Anecdote.
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ⅭⅭⅩⅬⅨ. Anecdote of Washington and Jefferson.
There is a tradition that, on his return from France, Jefferson called Washington to account at the breakfast-table for having agreed to a second chamber. ‘Why,’ asked Washington, ‘did you pour that coffee into your saucer?’ ‘To cool it,’ quoth Jefferson. ‘Even so,’ said Washington, ‘we pour legislation into the senatorial saucer to cool it.’
- M. D., Conway, Omitted Chapters of History, p. 91.