made a verbatim transcript of this and the preceding four paragraphs and enclosed
it in a letter of 4 April to Sartine (Arch. de la Marine, Paris
, Campagnes B4, vol. 182), to which there are apparently two replies (both Adams Papers
). In the first, which is dated 5 April and does not mention the letter of the 4th,
Sartine wrote in his own hand that he already had the information supplied by JA
, but thanked him for his consideration. The second letter, dated 15 April and in
a clerk's hand, mentions the letter of the 4th, and thanks JA
for the information that he has provided.