. John Jay sailed on 20 Oct. 1779 in the Continental frigate Confederacy
, but storm damage forced the vessel into St. Pierre, Martinique, in mid-December.
There Jay transferred to the French frigate Aurora
, which arrived at Cadiz on 22 Jan., making a total voyage of 95 days (Morris, Peacemakers
, p. 1–7). This was in sharp contrast to JA
's 24-day passage.
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.