LS:8 Massachusetts Historical Society; copy: Library of Congress
Passy April 8 1779
Understanding that you expect an explicit Order from me, this is to require you to receive on Board your Ship the Alliance, the Honourable John Adams Esq. with his Son and Servant, and give them a Passage therein to America.
I have the Honour to be Sir your most obedient humble Servant
Honbl. Capt. Landais
8. In Gellée’s hand. Written at JA’s request (as BF told him in his letter, above, of the same day), it now is with his papers.