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From Benjamin Franklin to John Paul Jones, 2 June 1779

To John Paul Jones7

Copy: Library of Congress

Passy June 2. 1779.

Dear sir

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.

Capt. Jones.

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

7In response to Jones’s May 26 letter.

8New plans for Jones’s squadron were already under discussion; see our annotation of BF’s June 3 letter to the marine committee.

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