. 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
, Autobiography, under the present date
; Wharton, ed., Dipl. Corr. Amer. Rev.
, 1:620–621, 630–631; JA
–Austin correspondence in Adams Papers