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This foot note contained in document ADMS-06-07-02-0083
1. Following his release by the Guernsey privateers who had interrupted his return to America, Grinnell had gone to Passy and given JA and the Commissioners detailed information on the British whaling fleet, including the number of ships so engaged, the names of their captains, and the best means to attack and destroy the fleet. In addition, he and Peter Collas described the defenses of the island of Guernsey (JA, Diary and Autobiography , 2:320–322; see also Grinnell to the Commissioners, 9 July, vol. 6:275–277; and 15 Sept., above). The information on the whaling fleet was included in a letter to Sartine of 30 Oct. (below), and noted in various other letters by the Commissioners.