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December 24. Tuesday.
[from the Diary of John Adams]

December 24. Tuesday.

There are Men who carry the Countenance and Air of Boys through Life.

This Evening Mr. Jay told me an extraordinary Story of Lord Mount Steuart, the British Minister at Turin, which he had from Mr. Oswald.1

1Of a rumored plan to divide America between England and France. See John Jay, Diary during the Peace Negotiations of 1782, ed. Frank Monaghan, New Haven, 1934, p. 15–17; also entry of 5 Nov. and note, above.

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