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. Following his release by the Guernsey privateers who had interrupted his return to
America, Grinnell had gone to Passy and given JA
and the Commissioners detailed information on the British whaling fleet, including
the number of ships so engaged, the names of their captains, and the best means to
attack and destroy the fleet. In addition, he and Peter Collas described the defenses
of the island of Guernsey (JA, Diary and Autobiography
; see also Grinnell to the Commissioners, 9 July
, vol. 6:275–277; and 15 Sept
., above). The information on the whaling fleet was included in a letter to Sartine
of 30 Oct
. (below), and noted in various other letters by the Commissioners.
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, 2014.