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<I am an old Man seventy odd, and as [I] had my Education, so I have passed my whole Life in the Country>, &c.
1. This is the third entry the diarist dated 18 Dec., but since 19 Dec. 1760 fell on
a Friday, an editorial correction seems justified. JA went on with the present canceled draft in an entry conjecturally assigned to Jan. 1761 (p. 190–192, below).
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