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used in 1776

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someone trusted with private matters
  • But Washington's faith in the gifted Reed, and his need for a confidant, were no less than ever.
    p. 132.8
  • These were two critical undertakings, and in the choice of Reed, his closest confidant, and the very able Mifflin, the Philadelphian who had shown such valor in command of the rear guard at Brooklyn, Washington felt confident he was sending two of the best men he had, and that this would not be lost on any who listened to what they had to say.
    p. 250.2
  • Clearly Reed, his trusted confidant and supposed friend, and Lee, his second-in-command, had both lost faith in him.
    p. 254.9

There are no more uses of "confidant" in 1776.

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