John Paul Jones to William Short
on board the Wolodimer before Oczakow 15/26 Septr. 1788.
|2.||General St. Clair||of Philadelphia|
|2.||Mr. John Jay||New York|
|2||Mr. Secy. Thomson||New York|
|2||Mr. J. Maddison||Virginia|
Admiral Paul—Jones presents his respectful Compliments to Mr. Short, and begs the favor of him to forward the eight Busts mention’d in the above List, by the most direct Opportunities from La Havre de Grace to America. Mr. Jefferson is wrote to on this Subject; and Mr. Houdan, who prepares the Busts, will also have them carefully pack’d up in four Boxes. The Admiral prays Mr. Short to be so obliging as to write a line or two to each of the Gentlemen for whom the Busts are destined.
Tr. (DLC: John Paul Jones Papers); in Jones’ hand; in middle of page, below list of names: “Copy.”