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Docno: ADMS-06-06-02-0061

Author: First Joint Commission at Paris
Author: Adams, John
Recipient: Moylan, James
Date: 1778-05-03

The Commissioners to James Moylan

Passy, 3 May 1778. printed: JA, Diary and Autobiography , 4:88–89. The Commissioners acknowledged letters from Moylan, dated 23, 30 March and 15, 17 April ( Cal. Franklin Papers, A.P.S. , 1:384, 399) and approved of his efforts on behalf of “the Sick Men” and an American taken prisoner during the capture of an English privateer. Moylan was also informed that since John Paul Jones and his officers had approved { 80 } Bersolle's account, the Commissioners would repay him for his expense in honoring Bersolle's draft, but that in-the future, expenditures should not be made without the Commissioners' approval.