John Marshall's Madeira

Dissention during Marshall’s tenure as chief justice of the U.S. Supreme Court (1801-1835) was resolved at the dinner table with copious amounts of wine supplied by the hogshead from Marshall who purchased it in one hundred gallon lots from Europe in order to sauce his brethren, to synchronize their minds on the weighty matters before the court.  The justices all shared living quarters in a rooming house in Washington D.C. while court was in session.  As young women living together will experience the synchronization of their menstrual cycles, I wonder if the men of Marshall’s court underwent an additional synchronization of testosterone due to their propinquity?  Dissention on the court was not as acceptable during the Marshall era as it was later when dissentions of Brandeis, Black and many others became the law of the land in due time.