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Docno: ADMS-06-06-02-0198-0002

Author: Sartine, Antoine Raymond Jean Gualbert Gabriel de
Recipient: First Joint Commission at Paris
Recipient: Adams, John
Date: 1778-07-05

Sartine to the Commissioners: A Translation

As I am in need, gentlemen, of Captain Jones for a specific expedition, I would like him to remain here.
If it is not inconvenient, I would be grateful if you could leave him at my disposal and, if his ship must return to America, turn the command of the vessel over to his second.1 I have the honor to be with the utmost respect, gentlemen, your very humble and very obedient servant,
[signed] De Sartine
RC (MH-H: Lee Papers); docketed: “M. De Sartines Letter 6 July 1778.”
1. In commenting on the Commissioners' reply of 11 July acceding to Sartine's request, JA stated that the “expédition particuliere” was ultimately that of the Bonhomme Richard (JA, Diary and Autobiography, 4:158).
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, 2018.