Diary of John Adams, volume 4

May 22 Fryday.

May 24. Sunday 1778.

[May 23. Saturday.] JA [May 23. Saturday.] Adams, John
May 23. Saturday.

May 23. Saturday. We wrote this Letter1

Commissioners to John Paul Jones
Sir Passi May 23. 1778

A Pilot being wanted to conduct an Advice Boat to America, if you have in your Ship, a suitable Person that can be spared, the Commissioners request, that you would permit him to go on that Service. We have the honour to be, Sir your most obedient humble Servants

B. Franklin, Arthur Lee, John Adams

Dined at home with Company.


To “Capt. John Paul Jones,” as LbC indicates. RC (DLC: John Paul Jones Papers) is in Franklin's hand.