[dateline] Passy, 16 July 1778.
: JA, Diary and Autobiography
. The Commissioners informed Whipple of Thomas Simpson's appointment to command the Ranger
as part of a force under Whipple's overall direction. He was ordered to make every effort to take or destroy the Jersey and Guernsey privateers and to leave his prisoners with whomever J. D. Schweighauser might direct.