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4. JA entrusted a trunk to John Paul Jones in Feb. 1780, prior to Jones' displacement as captain of the frigate Alliance
. It arrived in Philadelphia aboard Jones' new command, the Ariel
. For the trunk's much delayed passage, see JA's letters of 22 Feb.
and 6 March
1780 to Jones and James Moylan respectively, and references there (vol. 8:350; 9:22). For its arrival and Lovell's efforts to forward the goods to AA and others, see John Paul Jones' letter of 10 Dec. (Adams Papers
Adams Family Correspondence
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