The Commissioners to J. D. Schweighauser
Passy, 25 May 1778. printed:JA, Diary and Autobiography description begins Diary and Autobiography of John Adams, ed. L. H. Butterfield and others, Cambridge, 1961; 4 vols. description ends , 4:115. Drafted by Adams, this letter, through enclosed extracts from letters of 25 May to John Paul Jones (calendared above) and Jonathan Williams (calendared below), informed Schweighauser that he was the authorized American agent at Brest. The Commissioners directed him to send monthly accounts and to inform them of unusual proposed expenses so that they would not run into debt.