To John Paul Jones7
Copy: Library of Congress
Passy June 2. 1779.
I know no more than you the Reasons of the Change respecting the Marquis But suppose they are good ones. I have no new Instructions to give. Perhaps you will receive some Instruction of the King’s Pleasure.8 I can only wish you Health and success, being ever, with great and Sincere Esteem Dear sir y. &c.
7. In response to Jones’s May 26 letter.
8. New plans for Jones’s squadron were already under discussion; see our annotation of BF’s June 3 letter to the marine committee.