Recipient: Jones, John Paul
Passy, 3 June 1778. printed:JA, Diary and Autobiography
. 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.