The American Commissioners to Schweighauser2
AL (draft): Massachusetts Historical Society; two copies: National Archives
<Passy, July 16, 1778: We have ordered Lieut. Simpson, commanding the Ranger, to sea as soon as possible; please furnish him promptly with what he needs. The British prisoners on these ships are to be left behind, in such custody as you advise; we shall try tomorrow to get the ministry’s orders for their lodging.>
2. Published in Butterfield, John Adams Diary, IV, 163.