Diary of John Adams, volume 4
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.