. John Appleton (1758–1829), son of the Boston merchant and commissioner of the Continental Loan Office Nathaniel
Appleton. He had been in Paris on a mercantile mission and followed
to the Low Countries, carrying letters for him. See Samuel Cooper to Benjamin Franklin,
15 March 1780, introducing Appleton (PPAmP
:Franklin Papers); Francis Dana to
); Isaac A. Jewett, Memorial of Samuel Appleton of Ipswich, Massachusetts
. . . , Boston, 1850, p. 36; Paige, Hist, of Cambridge, Mass.
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