Copy: Library of Congress
Passy, Nov. 10. 1779.
Having not yet received from Commodore Jones, what he may have to offer in support of the Charges he makes against you,8 I find it proper to postpone for a few Days the hearing of your Defence, and I do therefore here by desire you to Stay in Paris till Monday next. When I hope the Hearing may take place.9
I am, Sir Your most obedient and most humble servant.
8. Because Jones had not sent it yet; see his Nov. 13 letter.
9. The following Monday was Nov. 15, when the inquest did begin; its minutes are printed under that date.