The American Commissioners to Thomas Simpson1
AL (draft): Massachusetts Historical Society; copy: National Archives
<Passy, June 3, 1778: We have had several letters from you and certificates from officers and others about the charge on which you have been confined. Our giving an opinion of it would be improper, but we have asked Capt. Jones to release you on parole, so that you may go to Nantes and take passage to America to stand trial by court martial.>
1. Published in Butterfield, John Adams Diary, IV, 124.