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. Probably William or Benjamin Vaughan, sons of Samuel Vaughan, a London merchant, and
Sarah, daughter of Benjamin Hallowell of Boston. The younger Vaughans were sympathetic
to the American cause, and several later resettled in America; Benjamin, as secretary
to Lord Shelburne, was instrumental in obtaining concessions for the American commissioners
in 1782 (JA, Diary and Autobiography
; Early Recollections of Robert Hallowell Gardiner, 1782–1864,
Hallowell, Maine, 1936, p. 118; entries for 6 Nov. 1783
, 2 Oct. 1788
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