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Such is the true version of the most memorable private conflict of the age. My recovery is still doubtful, but there are hopes. I am able to dictate, but there is no knowing when I shall be able to write.

I have no complaints to make against any one. I acted for myself, and I can stand the consequences. With out boasting, I think I may say I am not afraid to stand before a modern French duellist, but I will never consent to stand behind one again.