. Oswald had told this highly improbable “Story” earlier to Jay in greater detail; see
John Jay, Diary during the Peace Negotiations of
1782, ed. Frank Monaghan, New Haven, 1934, p. 12. For a related story see entry of 24 Dec.
Though he made no entries in his Diary during the next three days,
summarized the state of the negotiation in a long letter to Livingston, 6 Nov. (PCC
, No. 84, IV; Wharton, ed., Dipl. Corr. Amer. Rev.