. The enclosure has not been found, but Austin's instructions are in same, 21:346–348.
Austin was appointed on 11 Jan., and immediately set out for Europe, but was captured
by a Jersey privateer, taken to England, and thrown into prison. He was soon released
and by May was at Paris where he lodged with Francis Dana. It proving impossible to
raise the needed loan, Austin returned to America in the fall of 1781 (Sibley-Shipton, Harvard Graduates