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This foot note contained in document ADMS-04-04-02-0013
1. Thomas Bee was at this time a South Carolina delegate to the Continental Congress ( Biog. Dir. Cong. ). Alexander Gillon, a naval adventurer from South Carolina, was in Europe attempting to raise funds and buy vessels for his state's war effort; see a note on him in JA, Diary and Autobiography , 2:447; also under Benjamin Waterhouse to JA , 26 Dec., below. At Paris early in July, JA had entrusted Gillon with several consignments of letters to America to find conveyance for at Amsterdam; see Thaxter's note following entries for 6 and 8 July 1780 in Lb/JA/12 (Adams Papers, Microfilms, Reel No. 100). But since no letters to AA are specified in these lists, it is not clear, though it is quite possible, that Lovell is here forwarding a letter to her from JA .