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1577.  Mistake of fact is a mistake, not caused by the neglect of a
legal duty on the part of the person making the mistake, and
consisting in:
   1. An unconscious ignorance or forgetfulness of a fact past or
present, material to the contract; or,
   2. Belief in the present existence of a thing material to the
contract, which does not exist, or in the past existence of such a
thing, which has not existed.

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