The American Commissioners to John Paul Jones
ALS:5 Library of Congress
Passy, near Paris Dec. 17 1777.
We received your several Letters from Nantes and Portsmouth. We shall be glad to see you here, as soon as is consistent with your Affairs, in order to consult with you on the Matters mention’d in your Instructions from the Congress, &c. We are, with Esteem Sir, Your most obedient and most humble Servants
Honle. Capt. Jones
Addressed: To / John Paul Jones Esqr / Nantes
Endorsed: Paris Decr. 17th. 1777 From the honble. the Commissioners.6
5. In BF’s hand.
6. A notation, which we suspect was made much later, is partly torn and partly illegible; it ends “inviting to a conference.”