. The Chevalier de Gras Préville, capitaine de vaisseau
, 1777 (G. Lacour-Gayet, La marine française sous la règne de Louis
XVI, Paris, 1905, p. 635). In his Autobiography under this dateJA
remembered, probably incorrectly, that this officer had been introduced to him as
the brother of the famous naval commander Comte de Grasse.