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This foot note contained in document ADMS-01-02-02-0008-0003-0012
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).