[Commissioners to Any Captain Bound for America]
[addrLine] To any Captain bound to America
[dateline] Passi June 10, 1778
Advices from London of the fifth of June, mention that the Squadron under Admiral Byron, which sailed from Portsmouth the 20th of May, had put into Plymouth the 27th and still continued there: and that orders had been sent down to that Squadron, not to proceed at present to America, as had been intended. Of this you will be pleased to inform those, whom it may concern.
[salute] We are &c.
[signed] B. Franklin,
[signed] Arthur Lee,
[signed] John Adams.
Cite web page as: Founding Families: Digital Editions of the Papers of the Winthrops and the Adamses, ed.C. James Taylor. Boston: Massachusetts Historical Society, 2007.