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. First entry in “Paper book No. 9” (our D/JA/9), a stitched gathering of leaves containing
a few entries in Feb. 1763, a draft of a newspaper article that could not have been
written before late June 1763, and some undated entries. The entries are not in chronological
order in the
This booklet contains the only Diary entries surviving for the year 1763. Fragmentary
’s legal cases show that his practice was rapidly expanding, at least in the lower
courts, and this year too he began to write with some frequency for the Boston newspapers.
His surviving correspondence for 1763 is virtually all with Miss Abigail Smith of