[John Paul Jones to the Commissioners]
[dateline] Ranger Brest June 10. 1778
One of the Prizes taken last Winter by the Ranger, arrived at Bourdeaux, and was I
understand sold by Messieurs S. and J. H. Dunlap.11
On my return to Nantes from Paris, I wrote to that House requesting that the Captors
Part of that Prize, might be immediately remitted to Mr. Williams of Nantes, so that
a division might be made before the Departure of the Ranger. That House hath paid
no Attention to my request, nor even condescended to answer my Letter. Therefore to
remove the Uneasiness of my Officers and Men, I beg the favour of you to give orders
that the Captors Part may be forth with remitted, agreable to my first Intention &c.
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, 2016.