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. Joshua Johnson (1742–1802), Maryland merchant, who undertook various commissions for the congress and his native
state during and after the Revolution, and eventually served as U.S. consul in London,
1790–1797. He was the father of Louisa Catherine,
's future wife, who was eight years old at this time. On
's first trip to Europe he had met Johnson in Nantes, where the Johnsons were then
living (JA, Diary and Autobiography