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2. The new 36-gun Continental frigate Alliance
sailed from Boston before the middle of Jan. 1779 and arrived at Brest on 6 Feb.; one of her passengers was Lafayette (
Dict. Amer. Fighting Ships
). Her commanding officer was Pierre Landais, concerning whose controversial naval career and whose relations with the Adamses see JA, Diary and Autobiography
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.