Yesterday word came that the order of macaroni is on its way from Italy. Macaroni is very important in this household. Many Americans haven't tasted it yet, but Mr. Jefferson has traveled in northern Italy and has come to like Italian food. (Not surprising, since he seems to be predisposed to like everything Italian; he's been dreaming of Italy since he was a teenager.)
He hasn't been so lucky finding a dynometer, though. He was going have his nephew, Dabney Carr, borrow one from Joel Barlow, but not only did Mr. Barlow not have one, he said he hadn't even seen any outside of Europe.