entrusted a trunk to John Paul Jones in Feb. 1780, prior to Jones' displacement as
captain of the frigate Alliance
. It arrived in Philadelphia aboard Jones' new command, the Ariel
. For the trunk's much delayed passage, see JA
's letters of 22 Feb.
and 6 March
1780 to Jones and James Moylan respectively, and references there (vol. 8:350; 9:22).
For its arrival and Lovell's efforts to forward the goods to AA
and others, see John Paul Jones' letter of 10 Dec. (Adams Papers
), and Adams Family Correspondence