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1. JA 's so-called “Peace Journal,” made up of extracts from his Diary copied out by John Thaxter and Charles Storer. Two copies of the journal were made: one sent to Congress, read there in March 1783 ( JCC , 25:924), and now among its Papers; the other sent to AA . Not until 1965 did the Adams editors learn that the second copy was in private hands; it is now in Independence Hall in Philadelphia. This version of the journal, at seventy-two pages, is sixteen pages longer than the copy sent to Congress because it begins with earlier extracts from the Diary, carries the entries through 21 Dec., and includes entries in between that were omitted from Congress' copy. For an account of the history of the “Peace Journal,” see JA, Diary and Autobiography , 3:41–43, note 1.