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The American Commissioners to Any Captain Bound to America, 10 June 1778: résumé

The American Commissioners to Any Captain Bound to America3

AL (draft):4 Library of Congress; copies: Massachusetts Historical Society, National Archives (two)

<Passy, June 10, 1778: Advices from London on the 5th are that Byron’s squadron is still at Plymouth, and is ordered not to sail at present for America.5>

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

3Published in Butterfield, John Adams Diary, IV, 135.

4In BF’s hand.

5See the commissioners’ warning to state officers above, May 18. Byron, as mentioned there, actually sailed on June 9.

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