I went West and passed several days in St. Louis. Saw very much of Frémont and his wife. He was quiet, earnest, industrious, imperious. She very much like him, though talking more and louder.
SOURCES: Clara B. Hay, Letters of John Hay and Extracts from Diary, Volume 1, p. 40; Tyler Dennett, Lincoln and the Civil War in the Diaries and Letters of John Hay, p. 26.