3. Jonathan Loring Austin was captured in February while on a mission to Europe to obtain
a loan for Massachusetts. Soon released, he reached Paris sometime prior to 12 May
(Mass. Council to JA, 13 Jan., note 2, vol. 8:309; JA to AA, 12 May, Adams Family Correspondence, 3:338).
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, 2016.