1760. Decr. 8.
<Began Machiavells [ . . . ] Machiavell>
1. The illegible word begins with “D” but is not “Discourses.” JA’s lining out is careless; it is possible that he intended to leave “Began Machiavell” as the entry for this day.
Cite web page as: Founding Families: Digital Editions of the Papers of the Winthrops and the Adamses, ed.C. James Taylor. Boston: Massachusetts Historical Society, 2007.