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[Commissioners to John Paul Jones]

[salute] Sir

We desire you will send Us, a Return of the Prisoners in your Possession, with their Rank and Names, to exchange them agreably to a Proposition of the British Court.
Your Account of the disagreement among your Ships Company has reached Us, on which We shall give you our Opinion, soon. We are &c.
[signed] Signed B. Franklin,
[signed] Arthur Lee,
[signed] John Adams

[addrLine] Captain Jones of the Ranger.

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, 2017.