The American Commissioners to John Paul Jones
ALS: Library of Congress; AL (draft):7 Massachusetts Historical Society; copy: National Archives
Passy, May 23. 1778
A pilote being wanted to conduct an Advice Boat to America, if you have in your Ship a suitable Person that can be spared, the Commissioners request, that you would permit him to go on that Service. We have the Honour to be, Sir, Your most obedient humble Servants.
Honble Capt Jones
Endorsed: from the American Plenipotentiaries Passy Passy May 23d. 1778 Recd Brest May 28th. 1778.
7. The ALS is in BF’s hand, the AL in Adams’.