Hezekiah Ford to the American Commissioners1
ALS: American Philosophical Society
<Paimboeuf, June 30, 1778: Captain Turner learned on his voyage that two Connecticut privateers, out of Boston, fell in with two British letters of marque bound to the West Indies, and after a sharp engagement captured both. The cruisers off this coast have deterred me from sailing on Mr. Ross’s ship; unless you have dispatches for me, which would justify any risk, I shall stay with the frigate.>
1. Published in Taylor, Adams Papers, VI, 244–5.