Diary of John Adams, volume 4

June 8. 1778.

16–30 June 1778.

Commissioners to Any Captain Bound for America
To any Captain bound to America
Sir Passi June 10, 1778

Advices from London of the fifth of June, mention that the Squadron under Admiral Byron, which sailed from Portsmouth the 20th of May, had put into Plymouth the 27th and still continued there: and that orders had been sent down to that Squadron, not to proceed at present to America, as had been intended. Of this you will be pleased to inform those, whom it may concern.

We are &c. B. Franklin, Arthur Lee, John Adams.