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Browsing: Diary of John Adams, Volume 2


Docno: ADMS-01-02-02-0009-0008-0013

Author: Adams, John
Date: 1779-12-20

1779 Decr. 20. Monday.

Went to the Audiencia, where We saw the four Judges setting in their Robes, the Advocates in theirs a little below and the Attorneys lower down still. We heard a Cause argued. The Advocates argued sitting, used a great deal of Action with their Hands and Arms, and spoke with Eagerness. But the Tone of oratory seemed to be wanting.
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