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1. The Chevalier de Gras Préville, capitaine de vaisseau
, 1777 (G. Lacour-Gayet, La marine française sous la règne de Louis
XVI, Paris, 1905, p. 635). In his Autobiography under this date
JA remembered, probably incorrectly, that this officer had been introduced to him as the brother of the famous naval commander Comte de Grasse.
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.