This foot note contained in document PJA09d134
1. These reports concerning Horatio Gates and the frigate Deane
were both false. For that concerning Gates, see John Bondfield's letter of 22 April, note 2
(above). In regard to the Deane
, no record of such a capture by the frigate in 1780 has been found. In any event, JA included both reports in his letter of 25 April to Vergennes (Arch. Aff. Etr., Paris, Corr. Pol.
, E.-U., vol. 11).
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