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2. See Lovell to JA, 13 June
and note 3
there. JA's “two first letters” that Lovell produced were JA's letter to Vergennes of 11 Feb. and Vergennes' reply of 13 Feb.
(both above), copies of which JA had sent to Lovell with his letter of 13 Aug.
(above). Both letters defended Lee's character.
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