Benjamin Franklin Papers

From Benjamin Franklin to John Paul Jones, 1 June 1780

To John Paul Jones

LS6 and copy: National Archives; two copies: Library of Congress

Passy, June 1. 1780


I have received a Letter from the Board of Admiralty, containing their Orders for the Return of the Alliance, a Copy of which is annex’d for your Government;7 and I hereby direct that you carry the same into Execution with all possible Expedition.

With great Regard, I am, Sir, Your most obedient & most humble Sert.

B Franklin

To the honble Commodore Jones Commander of the Alliance Frigate in the Service of the United States.

Notation: From his Excellency Dr. Franklin Passy June 1st. 1780— Enclosed an order from the Board of Admiralty—Philada. March 28th 1780

[Note numbering follows the Franklin Papers source.]

6In WTF’s hand.

7The letter is that of March 28, above.

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