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.
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
6. In WTF’s hand.
7. The letter is that of March 28, above.