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[Commissioners to John Paul Jones]
[dateline] Passi May 23. 1778
A Pilot being wanted to conduct an Advice Boat to America, if you have in your Ship,
a suitable Person that can be spared, the Commissioners request, that you would permit
him to go on that Service. We have the honour to be, Sir your most obedient humble
[signed] B. Franklin,
[signed] Arthur Lee,
[signed] John Adams
Cite web page as: Founding Families: Digital Editions of the Papers of the Winthrops and the Adamses, ed.C. James Taylor. Boston: Massachusetts Historical Society, 2014.