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. In his letter of 14 Dec. 1780
, Lovell requested information about Dumas, who often used the code name Concordia
in correspondence with Congress (Weber, Codes and Ciphers
, p. 24–25; vol. 10:411–413). Lovell also referred to Dumas as Concordia in an undated
list of letters received by Congress between 16 Jan. and 22 Feb. that was probably
enclosed with this letter (filmed at [1782–1783], Adams Papers, Microfilms
, Reel No. 359).
mentions both the list and Lovell's letter of [ca. 15 March]
in his letter of 26 May
to Dumas, below.