. 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.