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1. There are two copies of Jones' instructions to Simpson of 26 April in the Franklin Papers (Cal. Franklin Papers, A.P.S., 4:257). One is probably the copy mentioned here; the other is that enclosed in Simpson's letter to the Commissioners of 25 May (below). For a printed copy of the instructions, erroneously dated 28 April, see Morison, John Paul Jones, p. 160–161.
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