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2. Jonathan Loring Austin, Harvard 1766, who had brought the news of Burgoyne's surrender to France the previous fall and then served Franklin in various capacities; during the summer of 1778 he acted as secretary to JA (JA, Autobiography, under the present date
; Wharton, ed., Dipl. Corr. Amer. Rev.
, 1:620–621, 630–631; JA–Austin correspondence in Adams Papers
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