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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, 2014.