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Docno: ADMS-06-06-02-0125

Author: Adams, John
Recipient: Bondfield, John
Date: 1778-06-03

To John Bondfield

Passy, 3 June 1778. printed: JA, Diary and Autobiography , 4:126. Adams acknowledged Bondfield's letter of 26 May (not found), enclosing an account for expenses of JA 's party in Bordeaux and the trip to Paris, and approved one for goods shipped to AA .

Docno: ADMS-06-06-02-0126

Author: First Joint Commission at Paris
Author: Adams, John
Recipient: Jones, John Paul
Date: 1778-06-03

The Commissioners to John Paul Jones

Passy, 3 June 1778. printed: JA, Diary and Autobiography , 4:123–124. The Commissioners, as a result of letters from Lt. Thomas Simpson and appeals by others on his behalf, determined that Jones' treatment of Simpson was too harsh and desired that Simpson be allowed to give his parole and return to America, there to be tried by a court martial. The Commissioners also requested that Andrew Fallon, taken prisoner when Jones captured and then scuttled the brigantine Dolphin on 14 April, be permitted to give his parole.
Fallon, bound to Esher, Holland, “to embrace a religious life,” gave his parole on 11 June ( Cal. Franklin Papers, A.P.S. , 4:263,490; Morison, John Paul Jones , p. 135).

Docno: ADMS-06-06-02-0127

Author: First Joint Commission at Paris
Author: Adams, John
Recipient: Sartine, Antoine Raymond Jean Gualbert Gabriel de
Date: 1778-06-03

The Commissioners to Sartine

Passy, 3 June 1778. printed: JA, Diary and Autobiography , 4:125–126. Protesting duties charged on goods purchased for the Boston at Bordeaux, listed in an accompanying account, on the grounds that as a ship of war it was not liable for them, the Commissioners desired Sartine to take corrective action. They also requested that the prizes put in the hands of the commandant at Brest by John Paul Jones be turned over to J. D. Schweighauser because of the heavy charges to be paid on their sale owing to their having been placed improperly in the commandant's charge. Finally, if it was not thought improper,, the Commissioners wished to issue a letter of marque to a vessel outfitted at Dunkirk.

Docno: ADMS-06-06-02-0128

Author: First Joint Commission at Paris
Author: Adams, John
Recipient: Simpson, Thomas
Date: 1778-06-03

The Commissioners to Thomas Simpson

Passy, 3 June 1778. printed: JA, Diary and Autobiography , 4:124. This letter informed Simpson that the Commissioners had ordered John Paul Jones to grant a parole so that he could go to Nantes in order to take the first opportunity to sail for America.
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