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>
3. Published in Butterfield, John Adams Diary, IV, 135.
4. In BF’s hand.
5. See the commissioners’ warning to state officers above, May 18. Byron, as mentioned there, actually sailed on June 9.