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3. For the substance of Moylan's invoice, dated 8 May (not found), and JA 's reply of 14 May ( LbC , Adams Papers), see Adams Family Correspondence , 3:338–339. JA entrusted the merchandise to the Alliance's surgeon, Dr. Amos Windship, but when the frigate reached Boston on 16 Aug., neither Windship nor the trunk was aboard. Moylan later found that, in the uproar over Pierre Landais' seizure of the Alliance from John Paul Jones, the goods were left at Lorient. Jones subsequently placed them aboard his ship, the Ariel, which reached Philadelphia on 18 Feb. 1781. Jones deposited the merchandise with James Lovell, who forwarded it to AA , the last item reaching her sometime between 4 Dec. 1781 and 8 Jan. 1782 ( JA to John Paul Jones, 22 Feb., and note 3, vol. 8:350; Dict. Amer. Fighting Ships ; Adams Family Correspondence , 4:81–83, 85–86, 88, 245, 273–274).