great curmudgeons in history, part oneWashington, 4 June 1813: "Arrived at Fredericktown about twilight, and was much pressed by the bar-keeper and servants to enter my name in their bar book. I told them that I demanded their service, for which I should pay them, and that as my name was wholly unnecessary for that purpose I should not gratify them." --
Daniel Chauncey Knowlton, ed., "The Journal of William H. Crawford." Smith College Studies in History, Vol. XI, No. 1 (Oct., 1925), pg. 9.