Grosvr. Sqr. Sept. 25th. 1787.
I am under the necissity of again troubleing your Lordship, with the Complaint here enclosed of Robert Cushing a Citizen of the United States of America—And Master of the American ship Non Pariel, that his People were taken from him on board his ship by a Press-gang last Fryday morning and are now on Board the Collossus in Long reach: that he cannot obtain their release without an Order from the Admiralty, that <
[. . .]> some of his People have been put on shore but that the following persons remain on board His Majesty’s ship—vizt. Thomas Douglass & Joseph Gardiner both his Apprentices & also John Whitecombe, Richard Green & John Turner, Americans that he shall be detained to the great detriment of the Voyage, if his People are not immediately restored
I do myself the honor, again to request your Lordships kind assistance, in procuring these men their Liberty as citizens of the United States of America
With great respect / &c
MHi: Adams Family Papers, Letterbooks.