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3. The existence of this letter only as a Letterbook copy and its absence from the PCC
make it likely that it was never received. It was probably that described by Jonathan Loring Austin as “your Letter for Congress,” which he carried with him
on his voyage to St. Eustatius, where he transferred it to another ship that was later captured (from Austin, 7 June 1779
Cite web page as: Founding Families: Digital Editions of the Papers of the Winthrops and the Adamses, ed.C. James Taylor. Boston: Massachusetts Historical Society, 2007.