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Docno: ADMS-06-06-02-0262-0002

Author: Genet, Edmé Jacques
Recipient: Adams, John
Date: 1778-08-01

Edmé Jacques Genet to John Adams: A Translation

Genet has the honor to thank Mr. Adams, who must already know that the Russell, of Byron's squadron, returned to Plymouth on the 23d, in very poor condition, after having been separated from the squadron on 8 July, at the Grand Banks, by a violent storm which must have damaged the entire squadron, but about which he cannot give any news.1
RC (Adams Papers); docketed: “Genet.”
1. The report on the Russell is essentially the same as that which appeared in the London Chronicle of 25–28 July and may indicate that Genet's account was obtained from an English paper.
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