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A CALENDAR 



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JOHN PAUL JONES MANUSCRIPTS 



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LIBRARY OF C'ONGRESS 



Compiled under thu direction of 

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TABLE OF CONTENTS. 



Page, 
liitnxhu'tidn 5 

Al)l)reviations einployeil 7 

Calf ndar of Paul Jones inaiuiscripts 

Index of names ] 99 

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This volume is a calciular of the John Paul J()?i(>s Maiuiscri])ts in 
the Library of Congress. It iiieludes ssM (>iitri(>s. It i^ arranged 
chronologieallv. 

In the case of manuscripts that have been published rcferi'iice is 
made to the printed copy, and these documents, being made a\-ailable, 
in this manner, have been calendared but briefly. The names of all 
persons mentioned in these as well as in the unpublished nianusci-ipts 
are, however, included in the general index of names. 

The manuscripts calendared are apart of the Peter Force Collection 
purchased by the national government in iSfiT. John Paul Jones died 
in 1792. By his will, dated the dav of his death, all his papers were 
left to his sisters and their children. Shortly after Jones's decease 
his sister, Mrs. Jane Taylor, sent such of his papers as best illustrated 
his services in the War of the American Revolution to Robert Hyslop, 
a .solicitor of New York. Although considering them of little value, 
Mr. Hyslop retained them until his death, when they passed into the 
hands of a tradesman of that city. From this dealer they \v(>re 
acquired bj' Mr. George .\. Ward, who recognized something of their 
value. Learning of their existence in 1S24, Col. John Henry Sher- 
tnirne. Registrar of the Navy, at once set about the compilation of his 
Life of Jones, published in 182.5. in which he printed many of his 
letters. The papers afterwards came into the possession of P(>ter 
Force, and from him were purchased by Congress aiul placed in the 
Liljrarj' as stated above. 

One of the eight busts sent to America in ITss and "" Pr(>sented by 
Paul Jones to Maj. (ien. Wm. Irvine" is now in the possession of the 
Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. To its cnurtesy the Library 
of Congress is indebted for the photograph from which was i-epro- 
duced the half-tone engraving which forms the fi'(^.itispii^ce of this 
calendar. 

Significant among the manuscripts calendared are the letters passing 
l>etween Jones, Fraid<lin. and tln^ Fi-ench Court dui'ing 177s and 1770. 



b INTEODUOTION 

These letters give a full record of the opei'ations of Jones in European 
waters. Thej* are particularly valuable from their l)eiiig in large part 
autograph drafts, thus showing the writer's original thought, with the 
later modifications made for reasons of political expediency. The 
accounts of naval engagements submitted ))y Jones to the representa- 
tives of his own Government and the narrative of his experiences 
during the American Revolution prepared for presentation to Louis 
XVI of France are other notable manuscripts in the collection. 

Charles Henry Lincoln, 
Assistant hi Charge^ Division ^>f Manuscripts. 
Herbert Putnam. 

Librarian of Congress. 
Washington, D. C, March 31, 1903. 



ABBREVIATIONS EMPLOYED. 



A. D Autograph document. 

A. D. S ...Vutograph document signed. 

D. S Document signed. 

A. L Autograph letter. 

A. L. S Autograph letter signed. 

A. N. S .\utograph note signed. 

[ ] Information supplied. 

? ? ? Doul.itful reading, or (jueried information supplied. 

*** Omissions. 



KRRATj^. 



On page 9, line 5, for "Cullaudu Chasse" read " Cuttau du Chasse " [Cou- 
teau de Chasse]. 
On page 45, line 7, for "Autograph draft signed" read "Autograph draft." 



John Paul Jones Calendar, 



[I77.'i.] Read, [John K.] Pln/nicldii, Cnnclittnul Countij, Virginia. Gnoclilanci 
[Oct. i:!.] County. Letter to John [Paul] Jones, [Philadelphia.] No reply 

to his last two letters; wishes letters to be addressed to him in 
fare of niana<;er of "Constitutional post office"; wrote him liy 
Col. [Thomas?] Jefferson requestinu; the purchase of a "CuUau 
iln Chasse"' as he is now "a military man." Addressed: "Care 
<if Mr. David Sproat." A. L. S. 1 p. 4». 
Mmilatfd. 

177(5. [Jones, .lohn Paul.] W Lictd., V. S. S. "Alfred." Alfred, [at sea?] 
Mar. 17- Table of 0)).servations. Endorsed by Jones: "Memorandum of 

A)>r. 1!. days work on the ,1(/V(i/." Autograph draft. 1 p. F°. 

[1776.] [Jones, John Paul.] /.</ Lieut., C. S. S. "Alfred." [New London, Con- 
[Apr. 14.] necticut.] Letter [to Joseph Hewes, Philadelphia.] Excu.ses 

for not writing sooner; met the Ifonirt and the Waup from ^lary- 
land at Capes of Delaware; fleet put to sea FeV). 17th; part d 
company with the Hornet and the Fl;/ in a gale; ant-hored at 
Abaco, Bahama, Mar. 1st; took pilots from a couple of New 
Providence sloops on the way; landing of Capt. [Samuel] Niclio- 
las and capture of New Proviilence; remained there until the 17th 
nit.; took Ciovernor [Brown] and "two more Gentn." prison- 
ers; then departed for the "Continent"; arrived at Block Island 
•")th inst. ; captured one of Capt. [John?] Wallace's tenders, the 
Iliinl-e and the bomb brig Hollon on the way; account of the 
i-ngagement with the (Uasgnir will be found in the enclosed extract 
from the Alfred'.t log; Commander-in-chief [Esek Hopkins] is 
respected in the fleet; comments upon the esprit-de-corps; fleet 
lias been re-enforced by 200 men; is ready for another enterprise; 
is about to sail for Rhode Island; ships to be cleaned at Provi- 
dence. Autograph draft. 4 pp. F". 

Printed in piirt: Sherburne, /,//( of -Jithu Paul Joins. N. Y., IS.")!. p|.. 12-1 1. 

[17711.] [Jones, .lolm Paul.] 1.4 Lieut., V. .v. S. "Alfred." [New London, Con- 
[Apr. 14.] necticut.] "Memorandum of the engagement with the (ilfi.t- 

'jine." [Apr. 6th] Cleared ship for action at 2 a. in. ; the ^•'lti.'<g<jni 
signalled for assistance; "Commodore" [Esek Hopkins] was 
unwilling to cuntinue action; the Cahul disabled; Capt. [.Tohn 
I'nrroughs Hippkins] dangerously wounded; losses on the C'llmt 
and the Alfred; tive men lost from latter vessel; seven men 
wounded. Autograph draft. 1 p. F°. [Enclosed in preceding 
document.] 

Pnnteti in part: JIaclny, Hist. f. .•-': .Vdi;/. N. Y.. IWJS, 1:41. ^Sherburne, Life 
ofjolin Pmd Jones. X. Y., 1851, p. 11. 

9 



10 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS. 

1776. Thomas, Jaiiie?. Ciunnn, U. S. S. "Alfred." [Xew London, Connecti- 
Apr. 15. cut.] Letter to Lieut. [John] Paul Jones. Asks pardon for mis- 

conduct and release from confinement. A. L. S. 1 p. 6J x 8 
inches. 

1776. United States, Continental Congress. "In Congress," [Philadelphia.] 
Apr. 23. Resolve appointing Capt. John Bradford, Agent for prizes, Massa- 

chusetts; Daniel Tillinghast for Rhode Island; Nathaniel Shaw, 
jr., for Connecticut; Jacob Van Zantz for New York; John Nixon 
and John Maxwell Nesljitt for Pennsylvania; William Lux for 
Maryland; John Tazewell for Virginia; Cornelius Hornet [Har- 
nett] for Wilmington, Richard Ellis for Newbern, and Riibert 
> Smith for Edentown, North Carolina; power given for ai>poiiiting 
deputies. "By Order of the Commandr. in Chief Saml. Lyon 
Secy." A. D. S. of Lyon. 1 p. F». 
Printed: JournaJs of Congress of given date. 

1776. [Hopkins, Esek.] Commander-in-chief, V. S. navy. Providence, [Rhode 

May 1. Island.] Order to [Lieut.] John P[aul] Jones. Commands 

Jones to attend the court martial of [Capt.] Abraham Whipple to 

be held on the Alfrtd. "By Order of the Commander-in-Chief, 

Sam'l Lyon, Secy." A. D. S. of Lyon. 1 p. 4x8 inches. 

1776. [Hopkins, Esek.] Commander-in-chief, U. S. navii. Providence, [Rhode 

May 7 Island.] Orderto [Lieut.] John P[aul] Jones. Commands Jones 

to attend the court martial of Capt. John Hazard to be held on 

the Alfred. "By Order of the Commander in Chief, Sam'l Lyon, 

Secy." A. D. S. of Lyon. 1 p. 4x8 inches. 

1776. [Jones, John Paul.] 1st Lieut., commanding U. S. slooji " Proridence." 
May 19. New York. Letter [to Joseph Hewes,] Philadelphia. Fears mis- 

carriage of last letter to him in care of [David] Sproat; letter con- 
tained account of action between the Alfred and the Gla^gov; Capt. 
[David?] Lenox [Lennox] from Philadelphia "hath no account 
of any letters from me to his uncle, Mr. Sproat"; encloses min- 
utes of courts martial held on the Alfred; took command of the 
Providence May 10th; arrived at New York with over a hundred 
men exclusive of officers; men were loaned to the fleet by 
Gen. [George] Washington; the Alndrea] Doria and the Cabot 
are at Rhode Island ready to sail; owing to bad health of seamen 
it is impossible to man the Alfred und Columbiw; landed G[eorge] 
W[ashington's] soldiers; is trying to get seamen to man the Pruri- 
dence; opinion respecting general inquiry as to the engagement 
with the Gla.'tgoir; desires a general inquiry into the abilities of 
officers in the navy; accepted command of the Proridence owing 
to disagreeable temper of late commander; places little confidence 
in reports that committees will appoint officers other than captains 
for new ships; surprised at his seniority being questioned; expe- 
rience in the navy; the Providence in need of repairs; relies on 
interest [of Hewes] to get him one of the new ships; returns to 
Rhode Island soon; the Commodore [Esek Hopkins] referred 
him to Congress as to rank; the Colionbus was leaving and the 
Alfred arriving when lie sailed from Providence; sends this letter 
by "Commodore" [ ] St 
Autograph draft. 4 pp. F". 



CALENDAR OK JOHN PAUL JONKS MANUSCRU'TS. 11 

1776. Bathbun, ,lolm P. and Grinnell, WiUiaiii. Jul Lieuls., C S. nani. 
Jul- 16. "On Ijoard the I'rovidmce." Kfixjrt [to Lieut. Jolm Paul Jone.x] 

of Committee to "consider the Conduct of Nicholas Johnson." 
Johnson has "paid no proper attention to ye signals made by 
the Providence for his Government"; detail." of Mii.>.:(()nduct; com- 
mittee is of opinion that he "hath used & is using his I'tinost 
Endeaviiurs to get away from ye l'r<ii-i<hitre." A. D. 8. of Rath- 
bun, signed by Grinnell also. 1 \>. ]0 x 10 inches. 

1776. Bice, Alpheus. Petty officer:', U. \ hrig ''Cahol." J'roridenrr oU Chester, 
Aug. ». [Pennsylvania.] Letter to Capt. [John Paul] Jones. Has given 

Capt. [John Burroughs?] Hopkins satisfaction; prays that mis- 
conduct will be overlooked. A. L. S. 1 p. 5i x 6i inches. 
Endorsed by Jones: "Letter from Mr. Rice wlien under confine- 
ment." 

1776. McNeal, John. .></ .Unle, U. S. shop "Prorideiire." {Proridence at sea.] 
Aug. 26. Letter to Capt. [John Paul] Jones. Asks pardon for misconduct 

and release from confinement. A. L. 8. 1 p. 4". Endorsed 
by Jones: "Note from :\Ir. McNeill wlien under confinement." 

1776. Brown, Robert. Mute?, f. ,S'. doop " Prorideuce." [Providence at sea.] 

Aug. L'7. Letter to Capt. [John Paul] Jones. Asks pardon for misconduct 

and release from confinement. A. L. S. 1 p. 4". Endorsed 

1 ly Jones : ' ' Lettei- from Robert Brown when under confinement. ' ' 

1776. J[ones,] ,l[olin] P[aul.] lat Lieut., cominwidiug U. S. sloop "Provi- 
f^ep. 4. denre." Proridence at sea. Letter to Robert Morris, [Philadel- 

phia]. PIncloses a paper found in the Sea Xi/mph and an open 
letter to Marine Board containing details regarding his late cruise; 
hopes to capture ships from the Barbadoes; failing in this will 
try a cruise among fishermen to the Northward in hoiies of 
impressing seamen; peculiar obligation to Morris for aiding him; 
presumes [Joseph] Hewes has informed Morris concerning "a 
very great misfortune which befel me some years ago"; .sugges- 
tions respecting regulations of the navy; officers should rank 
with those of the army; powers of courts martial; English exani- 
j)les; decree of court in case of [John] Hazard should not be 
questioned; mistake in date of his own commission; if not cor- 
rected will rank him lower than Cai)t. [Isaiah] Robeson [Robin- 
son]; sends turtle by [John Burroughs] Hopkins, the "Prize 
Master." Autograph draft signed. 3 pp. F". 
Printed in part: Slierbnnie, Life of John PautJonc^; N. Y.. 1S.51, pp. 'JO-'Jl. 

1776. TTnited States, Continental Congress, Marine Conunittee. Phila<lelphia. 
Sep. 5. Resolve transmitted to Capt. John Paul Jones fixing the uniform 

of officers in the U. S. Navy. "Extract from the Minutes 
John Brown, Secy." 

1777. [1776?] Same, respecting uniform of ollicers of tlie V. S. Marine Corps. 

Sep. 5. A. D. S. of Brown. 2 pp. F". 

Printed: Sherburne, Life o/JoIin Paid Jimef, N. V.. 18.51. p. 30. Force, Amer. 
An-li.. Mh Ser.. II: 481. 

1776. United States, Continental Congress. [Philadelphia.] Establishment 

Oct. 10. of rank of Captains in the Navy with name of ship commanded 

by each. 1, James Nicholson. 2, John Manley. .i. Hector McNeill. 

4, Dudley Salstonstall. 'i, Nicholas Biddle. 6, Thomas Thomp- 



12 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS. 

1776. United States, Continental Congress — Continued. 
Oct. 10. »,ii. 7, John Barry. S, Thomas Read. 9, Thomas C4rinneU. 10, 

Charles Alexander. 11, Lambert Wickes. 12, Abraham Whip- 
ple. 13, John [Burroughs] Hopkins. 14, John Hodge. 15, Wil- 
liam Hallofk. 16, Hoysted Hacker. 17, Josiah [Isaiah?] Robinson. 
IS, John Paul Jones. Copy by Jones, who adds: "Whereby No. 
18 is superseded by * * * 13 [men] * * * altho their superior 
Merits and Abilities are at best Presumptive, and not one of them 
was in the service the 7th day of December 1775 when Xo. 18 
was appointed Senior Lieut of the Navy. " 1 p. F". 

.See: Journals of Congress of given date. Sherburne, Life if John Paul Jnues, 
X. Y., lS.il, pp. 27-28. 

1776. United States, Continental Congre-ss. [Philadelphia.] Establishment 
Oct. 10. (,f "Rank of Captains in the Navy." Duplicate of preceding 

document except that the following names are added in a differ- 
ent handwriting: 19, James Josiah. 20, Elisha Hinman. 21, Joseph 
Olney. 22, James Robinson. 23, John Young. 24, Elisha AVarner. 
Lieut. John Baldwin, Lieut. Thomas Albertson. 1 p. F°. 

See: Journals of Congress o! gi\en tia.te. Sberhnrne. Life rjf John Paul Jones, 
X. Y., 1.S.51, pp. 27-28. 

1776. J[ones,] J[ohu] P[aul.] Cajjt., U. S. doop " Prorideiice." Newport 
Oct. 17. R[hode] I[sland.] Letter to R[obert] M[orris,] Phila<lelphia. 

Li.st of prizes taken; eight manned and sent into port, eight de- 
stroyed; Commodore [E.sek Hopkins] has proposed that he should 
command an expedition against Newfoundland fisheries with the 
Alfred, Providence and Hampden; work done thus far; condition 
of navy and regulations for distributing prize money; plans for 
the future. 4 pp. F". Endorsed by Jones: "Copy." 

Printeil: Sherburne, Life of John Paul Jones, X. Y., 1851, pp. 22-24. In part: 
Buell, Paul. Tones, X. Y., 1900. I: 60-63. 

1776. Hopkins, Esek. ' briunander-in-cliief, U. S. ncinj. Newport, [Rhode 
Oct. 22. Island.] Orderto [Capt.] John P[aul] Jones. Commands Jones 

to atteml the court martial of Samuel "Halm or Einom", James 
Rol;)inson, John Robinson and Thomas Donahue to be tried for 
mutiny on Ijoard the Alfred. "By Order of the honble Esek 
Hopkins Esqr Commander in Chief." Sanniel Lyon, Secretary. 
A. D. S. of Lyon. 1 p. F°. 

[1776.] "Providence." U. S. hrly, ('apt. .John Paul .Tone.'f. [Newport, Rhode 
Nov. 1. I.^land.] "Account [rendered to Capt. John Paul Jones] of pro- 

visions on board when we sailed." 1 i>. 8 x 6J inches. 

1776. Gallagher, Bernard. Mid.sJiipmnii, U. S. brig "Providence.'' Boston. 
Nov. 3. Letter to Capt. John [Paul] Jones, Philadelphia. Taken pris- 

oner by the Gen. Gates, Capt. AVilliam Kilton, and carried into 
Canser [Canso, Nova Scotia] ; attempted to escape but was cap- 
tured and put in irons by Capt. [ ] Dawson ; owing to represen- 
tations nf Capt. [ ] Dory was "fetched to Halifax"; confined 
for two weeks; then taken to Marblehead, [Massachusetts] on 
the Carlisle; arrived at Boston Nov. 2d with James Rogers 
and George Nicholson; left Benjamin Allen, John Fears and 
[ ] Munroe ill on the Carlisle; hopes to reach Philadeljihia 
before Jones's departure; wishes his chest sent to James Gallagher. 
A. L. S. 2 pp. F°. 



CALENDAli (IF JOHN PAUL JONES MANUSCRIPTS. 1 .'1 

177ii. J[ones,] ,r[ohn] l'[aul.] Gipl., U. S. S. "A/fr,;i:' ".l/Av</ off Cape 
Nov. 12. Briton," [Nova Scotia.] Orders to William Spooiier. Appoiiit.s 

liiin toconmiaml the prize. IcVici.- orilereil toildiver lierwitli li't- 
ters to Robert Smith, .■Vf;ent at Kdentowii. Nurtli Carolina; orders 
respecting crui.se and instructions concerning secret signals. 
Antograph draft signed. 1 [). F". 
Printed: Force. Amn: Arcli.. .ith Ser., Ill: 6.W. 
[177t).] Sanders, Robert. Mld.-<hipinan, U. S. S. "Alfred." [Alfre'l at sea.] 
Nov. 14. ".\ccount [rendered to Capt. John Paul Jones] of Provisions in 

the Alfrei! when she sailed from Rhode Island." 1 p. 8x(U 
inches. Endorsed as above by Jones. 
1776. Thaxter, .\dam W. and others. Officer.^, U. S. brl(j "Providence." "On 
Nov. 14. lioard Sloop Proridetice, Lat. 4.5, Long. 58, 4.5." Memorial to 

[Capt.] Moysted Hacker. Prori'c/t-xce leaks badly; valuable prizes 
taken; large portion of original crew has l)een taken to man them; 
are willing to sail further north Viut consider such a course of great 
danger to the vessel. A. !>. .s. of Thaxter. Signed by William 
Earl, Master; Jo.seph Allen, Acting Lieutenant; William Weaver, 
Chief ilate; Jeremiah Ingraham, Second ilate; William Allen, 
William Ward well, Stephen Rust, Daniel Lorrance, Midship- 
men. ] ]>. F". Endorsed by Jones: " Round Robin reed, from 
Capt. X. Hacker." 

1776. J[ones,] J[ohn] P[aul.] Capl., f. ,S'. S. "Alfrtd." Alfred [off New- 
Nov. 15. foundland.] Orders [to Lieut. Joseph? Allen of the Providence.] 

Ajipointshini to command the prize A7((//,- is to proceed to Rhode 
Island, if possible. Autograph draft signed. 1 p. F". 
Printed: Force, Amer. Arch.. 5th Ser., Ill: 793. 
1776. J[ones,] J[ohn] P[aul.] Cap)., f. .S'. .S'. "Alfred." Alfred, off New- 
Nov. 15. foundland. Orders to Philip Brown. Appoints him to commaml 

the prize Melli.fh; is to accomiKiny the Alfred and render assist- 
ance if called on; if separated is to proceed to nearest port in the 
United States, preferably Rliode Island. "By order of the 
Senior Officer, James Hogan, Secretary." Autograph draft 
signed. 1 p. F". 
Printed: Force, Amer. .Ircli.. .=>th Ser.. Ill: 7;is. 

1776. J[ones,] J[ohn] P[aul.] Cnpt., V. S. S. "Alfred." Alfred, [at sea.] 
Nov. 25. Orders to Philip Brown, "Connnr. of the ship .l/cKi>/i." Enclo.ses 

signals and instructions respecting position of the Mellifh in 
squadron. Autograph draft signed. 1 ]>. F". 
Printed: Force. Atiier. Arcfi., 5th Ser., Ill: l'2.s:J. 
1776. J[ones,] J[ohn] P[aul.] Oipl., C. S. S. "Alfred." Alfred, [at sea.] 
Nov. 25. Orders to [Lieut.] John P. Rathbun. Appoints liim to com- 

mand the prize Jrjhn; is to give all i)ossible a.ssistance in case of 
battle; if .separated from the Alfred is to proceed to most con- 
venient port in the United States, preferably Rhode Island; 
orders respecting signals. Autograph draft signed. 1 |i. F". 

[1776.] Rathbun, John P. Lieut., rotiimiindiiiij prize ".Inlm." [.luhii, at .sea.] 
Nov. 25. Letter to Capt. John P[aul] Jones, Alfred. Order sent through 

Lieut. [ ] Hamilton " works such an afect iqion theCaptn." 
[of the ,/tjliii, Edward Watkins] who "gave no encouragement to 
the people to Iiehave as they did" that he requests Watkins lie 
allowed to "tarry on board." .\. L. S. 1 p. 6* x 8 inches. 
Printed: Force. Amer. Arch.. .5th .Ser.. Ill: liS3. 



14 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS. 

1776. J[ones,] ,I[ohn] P[aul.] CapL, U. S. S. "Alfred." Alfred, [at sea.] 
Nov. 25. (_>rderg to Samuel Tyley [Tyler,] Mich[ael] Knies and James 

Beckup. Appoints them to command the prizes Betiy, Surprize 
and MoJlij respectively; orders them to keep company with the 
Alfred; if separated are to proceed to most convenient port in 
United States, preferably Rhode Island; prizes to follow the John; 
orders respecting signals. Autograpli draft signed of unaddressed 
order. 1 p. F". Endorsed "3 copies." 

[1776?] [Jones, John Paul.] GrpL, U. S. S. "Alfred." [Alfred, at sea?] Plan 
[Nov. ?] of the "Evolutions of the Alfred and Milford." A. D. 1 p. F». 

[1776?] [D'Arvoilles, .] "Sketch of the Bay and Coal Mines at Cape 

[Nov. ?] Briton." A. D. 1 p. F°. 

[1776.] Hogan, James. Seeretary to John Patil Jones. [Alfred, at sea.] Letter 

Dec. 7. to [Capt.] John Paul Jones. Asks pardon for misconduct and 

hopes that offense will be overlooked. A. L. S. 1 p. 6i x .5 

inches. Endorsed by Jones: "from Mr. Hogan when under 

confinement." 

1776. J[ones,] J[ohn] P[aul.] CapL, V. S. S. "Alfred." Alfred, at sea. 
Dec. 8. Orders to Samuel Tyler. Appoints liim to command the prize 

,Strrpri.^e; ordered to assist Lieut. [Robert] Saunders [Sanders] to 
navigate the John to Rhode Island; if unsafe to proceed thither, 
then to nearest other port iu United States. Autograph draft 
signed. 1 p. 9 x 7i inches. 

Printed: Force, Amn: Arch., 5th Ser., Ill: 1284. 

1776. J[ones,] J[ohn] P[aul.] CapL, U. S. S. "Alfred." Alfred, at sea. 
Dec. [8.] Orders to [Lieut.] Robert Saunders [Sanders]. Appoints hipi to 

command the prize John; is to take her at once to Rhode Island; 
if that is unsafe then to proceed to any other port in the United 
States; is to endeavor to keep company with the Surprm, com- 
manded by [Samuel] Tyler. Autograph draft signed. 1 p. F°. 
Printed: Force, Amcr. Arch., 5th Ser., Ill: 1284. 

[1776?] TJnited States, Navy. "Comparative state of wages between American 
[Dec. 8.] Nav}f Officers and the Officers of English Frigates of .32 Guns." 

1 p. F°. Endorsed as above by Jones. 

1776. J[ones,] J[ohn] P[aul.] CapL, U. S. S. "Alfred." Alfred, at sea. 

Dec. S. Orders to John Margeson. Appoints him to command the prize 

Betty; is to accompany the Alfred; if separated is to proceed to 

nearest port of the United States. Autograph draft signed. 1 p. 

6i X 8 inches. 

Printed: Force, Amcr. Arch., 5th Ser., Ill: 12S4. 

1776. [Jones, John Paul.] Copt., U. S. S. "Alfred." [Boston.] " Note of 
[Dec. 10.] the time of material Occurrences during the Alfred's Cruize in 

Novr. & Deer. 1776." 1 p. F°. Endorsed as above by Jones. 
[Copy from the Logbook? of the Alfred, Nov. 12-Dec. 9.] 
Printed: Force, Amcr. Arch., 5th Ser., Ill: 12S2. 

1777. J[ones,] J[ohn] P[aul.] Cajit., U.S.nary. Boston. Letter to R[obert] 
Jan. 12. M [orris, Philadelphia]. Thanks him for favor paid to his former 

letter; informed of thisby [Abraham?] Livingston; wishes enclosed 
letters for [Joseph] H[ewes] read and forwarded to him; expedi- 



CALENDAR OF JOHN I'AUL JONES MANUSCKIl'TS. 15 

1777. J[oiies,] .1 [ciliu] r[aiil.] — Coiitiiiucil. 
Jan. lU. tion [to Africa?] should Nail in s[irin(;; ppcrecy to l>e olisfrvcd; 

bounty offered by Jla.'^sachu.sett.M for artillery service is imlucing 
seamen to enlist; criticism of naval re^nilations retiarding prize 
money; cowardice of officers of the navy since engagement with 
the Glasgoir; controversy with the Council of Massachusetts. 
Autograph draft signed. .S pp. K°. Endorsed by Jones: 
" Copy of a letter to the Honble K. Morris, Esq." 

1777. J[ones,] J[ohn] P[aul.] C'lpt., l'. S. narii. Boston. Letter [to Joseph 
Jan. \'2. Hewes, Philadelphia]. Encloses copy of last letter; particulars 

of last cruize of the Alfred and I'rov!clena: are in letter to Marine 
Board; prize master [William] Spooner di.sobeyed orders and 
took the prize [Artiie] iiitendeil for North Carolina into Dart- 
mouth [Massachusetts]; Capt. [Hoysted Hacker?] of the I'rori- 
(Ifiicf also disobeye<l orders and thereby "overset the expedition" ; 
lack of discipline in the navy; criticism of a "Fellow who calls 
himself a Commodore" [Fsek Hopkins]; some other officers are as 
bad; recommends Capt. [Hector] McNeill and Cajit. [Thomas] 
Thompson; "this Commodore is altogether unfit to command a 
Frigate ot thirty-two Guns." Autograph draft signed. :'> p]i. 
F°. Endorsed by Jones: "Copy of a letter to the Honble J. 
Hewes Esq. by Express from Council." 

1777. Hopkins, Esek. Commander-ln-cliief, U. S. narij. Warren, [Providenre, 
Jan. 14. Rhode Island.] Orders to [Capt.] John P[aul] Jones, [Boston]. 

Letters of the 10th and lUh received; sends men's accounts while 
on i\\e Providenve under Capt. [John] Hazard; [Samuel] Lyon 
does not understand parts of Jones's accounts; re(iuests that he 
join his accounts with those fif the men from the Cohunhu.t for 
the time served on the Alfred ami forward same; first letters of 
"your prisoner of the Law " have been forwarded; last will be 
sent to Lord Piercy by first opportunity; wages of discharged 
men may be paid by Jones or by orders on [John] Bradford, 
Capt. [Joseph] Olney is to command the Cahot and Capt. 
Elisha Hinman ihe Alfred; Jones may return to the Prorklence; 
orders respecting payment of men of the Alfred and I'roridence 
from the time Capt. [Dudley] Saltonstall left latter; may give 
orders on paymaster [ ] Read for payment of men who shipped 
at Philadelphia; receipt for stores in the Alfred is t(.) be gi\en by 
Capt. Hinman and lodged with Bradford; encloses account of 
sundries advanced to Jones's men by [John] ilanley and Capt. 
[Hoysted] Hacker. L. S. 3 pp. 4°. 

[1777.] [Jones, John Paul.] Capt., U.S. ymri/. [Boston.] Memorandum regard- 
[Jan. 15.] ing the British frigate Dinmond. [Joseph] Vesey [Veazie] saw 

the " Dimond" aground below Providence, [Rhode Island]; 
went as a volunteer with Commodore [Esek Hopkins] on sloop 
Providenre to destroy her; fHaiiiond allowed to depart uninjured 
although no English ships <-ould come to her a.s.=istance for thirty 
hours. Autograph draft signed. 1 p. F°. Endorsed by Jones: 
" Mr. Vesey's report." P^iiclosed in Jones to Robert Morris, Jan. 
21, 1777. 
Printt'il in part: Field, Esek Hiijikinf. Providence, 189S, p. 175. 



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1777. J[ones,] J[ohn] P[aul.] Capt., U. S. nary. Boston. Letter to R[ol)ert] 
Jan. 16. M[orri8, Philadelphia]. Opinion respecting the unfair distribu- 

tion of prize money; encloses copy of letter to Marine Board; 
respective merits of the Alfred and Melliah for merchant service 
and as ships of war; advantages of the ^fl•!lisll over the Alfred as a 
war ship; is informed by Capt. [Thomas?] Falconer and [Abra- 
ham?] Livingston that Jones is to command "one of the Ships at 
Philadelphia." Autograph draft signed. 3 pp. F°. Endorsed 
by Jones: "Copy of a letter to the Honlile Rol)r Jlorris Esqr. by 
Mr Cumberland Douggal." 

1777. Grinnell, William. Lieul., V. S. navy. Providence, [Rhode Island.] 
Jan. 17. Letter to [Capt.] John Paul Jones, Boston. Congratulates him 

on success of cruise; was taken prisoner; upon escape went to 
Philadelphia; treated " Very Genteele" bythe Marine Committee; 
gave information concerning Jones; wishes money due him sent 
in care of Capt. David Lawrence; account of William Hopkins 
not allowed; apologises for writing about the money; fears that 
"we are to Loose all wee have l>een fighting for." A. L. S. 2 
pp. F°. 

1777. Tillinghast, Daniel. " Col." and Cuntinental agent, Rhode Island. Provi- 
Jan. 17. deuce. Letter to [Capt.] John Paul Jones, Boston. Has advanced 

money as requested to [Capt.] John Dunlop; encloses minute of 
cash paid by [John] Manley and himself; has been served with a 
copy of writ against [Capt.] John Paul Jones, [Lieut.] John [P.] 
Rathbun and Philip Brown; Samuel Aborn and others are 
complainants; wiit is for an "Action of Trespass" on privateer 
Eagle; has sued owners in return for detaining Alfred' a men; 
court has adjourned to first Monday in February; desires Jones to 
come to Providence shortly. A. L. S. 1 p. F". Addressed: 
"favor'd by — Thos. Mumford Esq." 

1777. Gallagher, Bernard. Master, V. S. merchant s/iyj. [Philadelphia?] 
Jan. 18. Letter to Cajit. John Paul Jones, Boston. Has written two let- 

ters to him; last was sent in care of John Manley; wishes money 
due [George] Lovie [Lavie?] and [James] Beckup to remain 
unpaid until his articles [list enclosed] of which they disposed 
to widow Weeding and others in Newport, are returned; if money 
be allowed him, wishes it remitted to Conyngham & Nesbitt, 
Philadelphia merchants, of whose jjrivate ship he is engaged as 
master; the Farorite has been retaken and carried to the Ber- 
mudas; has seen [ ] Wesley and [ ] Hardy. A. L. S. 3 
pp. F°. 

1777. J[ones,] J[ohn] P[aul.] Capt., U. ,S. navy. Boston. Letter to D[aniel] 
Jan. 20. Tillinghast, [Providence]. Thanks him for honoring his draft 

in favor of Cajit. [John] Dunlop; no future drafts are to be paid 
without a written order; glories in being the first to Ijreak 
through abuses practiced upon the navy by mercenaries; requests 
that he ask " Admiral" [Esek] Hopkins "whether he means to 
disavow the Express Orders" which he issued at Newport; re- 
quests answer by bearer. Autograph draft. 1 p. F°. 
See: Tillinghast, Daniel. Letter to .Tones. Jan. 23, 1777. 



CALENDAR OF JOHN PAUL JONES MANUSCKIPTS. 17 

1777. J[ones,] J[<>lin l'[aul.] Capt., V. S. iifivi/. Boston. Letter to K[obert] 
Jan. 21. M[orn.<, Phila<leliihia]. Wi.^hes liini to read and, if e.xpedient, 

lay enclosed letter before the Marine Board; asks^ that it i>e shown 
to [Joseph] Hewes; encloses .statement of [Joseph] Vesey [Veazie, 
respecting the Diamond']. Autograjih draft signed. 1 p. K". 
Endorsed by Jones: " Coi)y of a letter * * * Ijy Mr. Liv- 
ingston's Express." 

Sec: Jones, John Paul, Meinoraiiduin 1777, .I.-m. l.'>; Letter to Murine <_'om- 
niittee \~'7, Jan. 21. 

1777. [Jones, John Paul.] Onit., I'. S. mirii. Boston. Letter to the Marine 
Jan. L'l. Committee, [Continental Congre.ss, Philadelphia]. Enclosescop- 

ies of letters from departure of expedition from Rhode Island to 
Jan. 12th; has been informed by "Commodore" [Esek] llo])kins 
that he is superseded in command of the Alfred by Capt. [IClisha] 
Ilinmanand is ordered hack to Providence; will not make "diffi- 
culty about trifles" where good of the navy is concerned; criti- 
cises the appointment of Hinman and others; is " in the highest 
degree tenacious of rank and Seniority" ; has shown civilities to 
prisoners; desires enclosed appeal of prisoners to be laid before 
Congress; wishes employment in tlie "most enterprising and 
Active service"; desires to be accountable to Marine Board only; 
his orders respecting privateers; the Eagle episode; peculiar 
actions of "Commodore" [Hopkins] in respect to it; information 
respecting whereabouts of prizes; is emjiloyed in paying off the 
men of the Alfred and Providence; letters to Jones to be forwarded 
through Messrs. Livingston & Turnbull of Boston. Contempo- 
rary copy. 7 pj). 4°. Enclosed in Jones to Robert Morris of 
same date. 

Printed: [Sands,] Life <t Correspoiidnicf of Jolm Paul Jones, N. Y., 1S30, pp. 
02-63: In part: Brown, John Paul Junes, Chien.^o, 1902. pp. 61-64. 

1777. Tillinghast, Daniel. " Col." and ('iintinenlal or/enl, Rhode Ishnid. Provi- 
Jau. 2:i dence. Letter to Capt. John P[aul] Jones, [Boston]. Has 

received his letter of 20th; "Commodore" [Esek] Hopkins is 
willing to do anything he can to be of assistance; advice respect- 
ing the case [of privateer Bi^/f]; will exert himself in Jones's 
interest. A. L. S. 1 p. 4°. 

1777. Hopkins, Esek. Commander ui chief, U. S. navi/. Providence, [K. I.] 
Jan. 28. Letter to [Capt.] John Paul Jones, Boston. Will do all in his 

power to exonorate him [for taking men from the privateer 
Eagle]; has written to Marine Committee in his behalf; has 
brought action against [Isaac Field] the cajitain [of the £".'/'<'] ; 
orders respecting payment of men [of the TTay/t]; [David] Sproat 
and others desired that [John] Bradford should be ordered to pay 
discharged men their prize money. L. S. 1 p. F". 

1 777. United States, Continental Congress. JIariue Committee; IMorris, Robert, 
Feb. 1. Vice President. Philadelphia. Letter to [Capt.] John Paul 

Jones, [Boston]. Has received several letters from Jones giving 
accounts of his cruises; has communicated them to the members 
of the committee; contents have been " very acceptable, always 
entertaining and in many parts useful"; the committee have 
intended to answer him regarding his "proposal for a Cruize this 
winter on the coast of Africa' ' ; confusion and " multiplicit>- of busi- 

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1777. United States, Continental Congress, Marine Committee— Continued. 
Feb. 1. ness"have prevented due attention to naval affairs; "never 

doubted that your active genius would find useful employment" 
especially "as you were so near the Commodore" [Esek Hop- 
kins] ; congratulates him on the results of his cruise to Cape 
Breton; received Jones's account of that cruise from Major [John 
Gizzard] Frazer and transmitted it to Congress; informed that 
body that he could " point out an enterprise or two for you to 
undertake and leave the choice to yourself"; Congress agreed to 
this proposal; proceeds to suggest enterprises; desirability of a 
cruise along the coasts of the Carolinas and Georgia; unprotected 
British vessels at Pensacola; Governor [Peter] Chester is unable 
to defend the town; proposes that Jones "take the Alfred, Colum- 
bus, Cabot, Hampden, and sloop Providence * * * and pro- 
ceed to St. Christophers where a sudden and unexpected attack 
will carry that place"; "you will make considerable booty * * * 
and alarm not only the Inhabitants but the whole British nation ' ' ; 
from "St. Kitts" can proceed to Pensacola; thence "give an 
alarm" to Jamaica; if he considers it advisable may send a 
detachment to the Mississippi ; obliging Great Britain to defend 
her foreign possessions "is of infinitely more importance to the 
United States of America than all the Plunder that can be taken' ' ; 
other suggestions regarding the enterprise; if Jones prefers the 
African expedition he has the consent of the Marine Committee; 
in that case will need fewer ships; "It is a standing Instruction 
from the Marine Committee to the Commanders in the American 
Navy to be careful of their ships their Materials and Stores — to 
use well their ofBcer.s and men, preserving however strict disci- 
jjline — to treat Prisoners with humanity and generosity and to 
keep them advised of their proceedings as frequently as circum- 
stances will admit." Signed; Robert ^lorris V. P. Marine Com- 
miltee Letter Bool- pp. 52-54. 

[This letter is followed by one directing Esek Hopkins to place the ships 
mentioned at the disposal of Jones.] 

1777. Manley, John. Deputy Continental ar/ent, Rhode Island. Providence. 
Feb. 4. Letter to [Capt.]' John P[aul] .Tones, [Boston]. Has received no 

reply to recent letter; asks for information regarding [Bernard] 
Gallaher's [Gallagher's] effects; they were taken by [George] 
Lovey [Lavie] and [James] Beckup; encloses letter of Gallagher; 
has evidence of Lavie's guilt; if a good officer, is "loth to expose 
him;" wishe.s advice how to proceed. A. L. S. 1 p. F". 

1777. Manley, Jolm. Deputy Continental agent, Rhode Island. Providence. 

Feb. 5. Letter to [Capt.] John Paul Jones, [Boston]. Bearer, John 

Dobie, has given advantageous evidence for Jones in the case 

"between the owners [Samuel Aborn & Co.] of the Schooner 

^'oprif and your Self." A. L. S. 1 p. F°. 

1777. Hopkins, Esek. Comtnander-in-chief, U. S. nary. Providence. Letter 
Feb. 6. to [Capt.] John Paul Jones, Boston. Accounts sent by Capt. 

[Simon?] Smith received; orders respecting payment of same by 
[Daniel] Tillinghast; latter desires money for the purpose if same 
can be procured from [John] Bradford; wishes accounts [oi 
Jones] finished as soon as possible. L. S. 1 p. F°. Addressed 
"per Capt. [Edmond] Arrowsmith" 



CALENDAR (IF .KIIIX PAIL .KINKS MANUSCKIPTS. IV) 

1777. J[ones]J[ohn] P[aiil.] Caj,l., r.S.ixirii. Letter to K[obert] >I[orrii^, Phil- 
Fel). 10. adclpliia]. Apologizes if he lian exiiresseillii.s "free Seiitiiiicnt.s" 

too lil)erall_v; fniitles.* inoetiiigH have been held for "pointiii}.' out 
hint." for useful Rules & reirulatious" in t lie navy; a<lvi.''esapi •oint- 
ment of Comniis.sioners of Pork Yanls: ailvantageH pertainint; 
thereto; reeonimends for that olliee ('apt. [Thomas] Thomson 
[Tliomjison] of the Jt(ileir/li; critici.sm of the navy and its manage- 
ment; opinion regarding eonduct of "Commodore" [Ksek Hop- 
kins]; discontent among seamen "in these Kastern States on 
aofount of Prize Money;" enlistments will not be maiie until 
([uestion is settled; advises a resolve of Congress "to put an end 
to the Controversy;" enlistments should be for long terms; 
advice as to punishment of deserter.". Autograph draft signed. 
4 pp. F°. 

Printed in I'urt: sliorbiinic, JJj'r nf Julni I'diil Jfiiies. S. Y. Isui). ji. :'.l: .V. y. 
lK.il. p. 3i;. 

1777. Hopkins, Esek. ('otiDiiandcr-ln-cliirf, t'. S. minj. Providence. Letter 
Feb. 11. to [Capt.] John P[aul] Jones, P.oston. Acknowledges receipt 

of his letter of the 7th; accounts of men from the Ear/lc have not 
been paid as Jones neglected to [counter-] sign them; account of 
[ ] Tucker, being so signed, was paid; advises that new ac- 
counts be forwartled to [Daniel] Tillinghast; expects to board 
the Warren at once; action against Jones by [Samuel Aborn & Co. ] 
owners of the Eagle, is ' 'nonsuited' ' ; others may lie brought against 
him; advises that settlement be made with owners; the "sloop" 
[Proridencel will be ready in ten days if Jones desires her; has 
received complaints respecting certificates for prize nionev given 
by Jones on [David] Sproat and Tillinghast; accounts of men in 
the Alfred and Providence entitled to prize money to he sent to 
agents who have received the prizes. L. S. 2 pp. 4°. 

1776. Thaxter, Adam \V. Lieut., ('. ,S. nanj. Providence. Letter to Capt. 
[1777.] John P[aul] Jones [Boston]. Officers and men of the Proridence 
Feb. 24. have empowered Nathaniel Cireene to receive their prize money; 

advantages arising from early payment of same; Messrs. Oireene 
and [John] Trivet will call on agent at Boston for the money; 
assistance of Jones requested for obtaining same; remains on board 
the sloop [Pcoridcwr] ; she will be manned and ready soon. 
A. L. S. 1 p. F°. Endorsed by Jones: "1777". 

1777. Tillinghast, Daniel. "Col." and Continental agmt, Rhode Idand. Provi- 
Feb. 28. dence. Letter to [Capt.] Jolin Paul Jones, Boston. Has paid 

accounts of some of the Alfred'.^ crew; in consequence of a writ 
issued against Jones and [Capt.] E[lisha] Hinman, prize money 
in his hands from the Gd^ot and Providence has been attached by 
Capt. [Dudley] Saltonstall and Capt. Abraham Whipple; wishes 
precise information as to share in prize money due officers of the 
Providence. L. S. 2 pp. 4°. 

1777. Tillinghast, Henry H[endren.] Surgeon, I'. S.riavij. Providence. Letter 
Mar. 4. to [C'ai)t.] John P[aul] Jones, Bo.ston. Requests order for balance 

of wages; apologizes for blots and inaccuracies in la,st letter; com- 
pliments Jones on being "an adept in the English" ; this letter 
will lie delivered by Lieut. [John P.] Rathbun; asks that payment 
of account be made to him. A. L. S. H x 6 inches. 



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1777. Tillinghast, Henry Hendren. ,Snrgeon, C S.nari/. Providence. Letter 
JIar. 14. to [Capt.] Jolin Paul Jones, Boston. Has received letter and 

account by [Lieut. John P.] Rathbun; wishes mistake due to 
error of [James] Hogan rectitied; has sulstracted all money 
received from [ ] Read; has obtained the balance from his 
father [Daniel Tillinghast] ; evidence of "Individuals sowing the 
Seeds of Disunion " in the fleet; congratulates Jones on his pro- 
motion; wishes receipt for money paid Capt. [John] Manley; sum 
was advanced to Jonathan Lewis by his father. A. L. S. '2p\t. F". 

1777. Jarvis, Leo[nard.] Deputy Continental at/ent, Massachutii'fts. Dartmouth, 
j\Iar. 19. [Massachusetts.] Letter to Capt. John P[aul] Jones, Biiston. 

Will endeavor to procure some glassware; will forward all mer- 
chandise in care of Livingston & Turnbull: will speak to [ ] 
Sorethouse [.Southouse] about the ''Hand Organ'' ; [Xathaniel] 
Green[e] has furnished memorandum of articles taken from the 
prizes M'ellixli and Act ire for use of the . U/'ccrf an(i Providence; wishes 
advice how they are to be accounted for to captors; requests a list 
of the men of the Alfred "and thr. shares". A. L. S. 1 p. 4°. 

1777. TTnited States, Continental Congress, Marine Committee. [Philadel- 
Mar. 25. phia.] Letter to Capt. John Paul Jones, [Boston]. In accord- 

ance with enclosed resolve of Congress, have directed [John] 
Bradford to fit out three armed vessels; Jones is to have his choice 
of these; is requested to make his selection at once. Marine Com- 
mittee Letter Book. p. 64. 
Printed: SherV>urnc*. Life of John Paul Jones. N. Y., 18.51, p. 36. 

1777. United States, Continental Congress, Marine Committee. Philadelphia. 
Mar. 2.5. Resolve giving to Capt. John Paul Jones his choice of the three 

ships ordered by Congress to be fitted out for the service of the 
Uniteil States, until better provision can be made for him. " Ex- 
tract from the Minutes John Brown Secy.'' 1 p. F°. 
Printed: .'Sherburne, Life of John Paul Jones, N. Y.. 18-51. p. 36. 

[1777.] Manley, John and others. Capts., V. S. neu-ij. [Boston.] " L'niform 
[Mar.] dress for the Navy agreed to at Boston by the major part of the 

Captains." Signed by Captains John Manley, Hector McNeill, 
Dudley Saltonstall, E[lisha] Hinman, Joseph Olney, John Roche, 
John Paul Jones, Hector McNeill for Thomas Thompson, Joseph 
Olney for Abraham Whipple. Cop}' by Hector ^McNeill. 2 pp. 
F". " 

1777. Jones, John P[aul.] Capt.. V. S. nary. Philadelphia. "A Plan for 
Apr. 7. the Regulation and Equipment of the Navy, drawn up at tlie 

request of the Honoialjle the President of Congress " [John Han- 
cock]. D. S. 4 pp. F°. Copy forwarded to Robert Morris. 
.See: .Tont.'s to Morris. 1777, Jul. 28. 

1777. J[ones,] J[ohn] P[aul.] C(if)t., V. S. nary. Philadelphia. Letter to 
Apr. 7. R[obert] M[orris, Philadelphia]. "Wishes to meet "Face to 

Face" in the presence of the ^Marine Board the author of "cer- 
tain aspersions from Commodore [Esek] Hopkins"; discusses his 
present command; has put plan on regulation and equipment of 
the navy in hands of [John Hancock,] President [of the Conti- 
nental Congress]. Autograph draft signed. 1 p. F". 
S6e: Jones to Jarvis, 1777, May 10, and reply of Jarvis May 21. 



CALENDAK (IF JOHN PAUL JONES MANUSCRIPTS. 21 

1777. Manley, John. Ca/il., ('. S. ,'S. " llnni'drl: ." P.i.stoii. < inlt-r t<i [Ciipt.] 

Apr. 2:!. John Paul Jones, [Hoston]. Deriiv,- him tn attend a conrt martial 

on the Hiiiicock for trial of Actiiif; Master'iJ Mate (ieor^e Torrey 

of the.l//Vi''/,- conrt held at des^ireof ('ajit. IClisha Ilimiian. .\. 1). S. 

1 p. 6x8 infhep. 

1777. "Dolpliin". f. .V. xhiuji, Lieut. Sniniui yicliulxoii, coiumandinij. " Mns- 
Api-.-Jnii. ter Roll * * * forApril, May and June 1777". Names of 

forty-two person?. [Nicholson is -.'iven as capt. in sense of com- 
mander.] A. D. S. of Nicholson. 1 p. 1.5i{ x 9\ inches. 
Names in index. Enclosed in Xiclmlsnii to Benjamin Walker. 17sk. .\ug. 2. 

1777 Mauley, John. Cajil., U. S. S. '• Iliiiinirk" . Bostcm. Order to [Capt.] 

>hiy :>. John Paul Jones, [Boston]. Desires him toattendaccmrt martial 

on board the Alfred for the trial of Acting Master's Mate Georjie 

Torrey of the Alfred; court held at the desire of Capt. [Elisha] 

Hinman. A. D. 8. 1 ]>. (i x s inches. 

1777. J[ones,] J[ohn] P[aul.] Cupt., I'. S. nitrij. Boston. Letter to Stuart 
.May 4. Mawey, Tobago, [Les.«er Antilles, West Indies]. In his destitute 

condition is obliged to have recourse to strangers; assistance is 
denied by friends to whom he had trusted his "All"; bound by 
gratitude and honor to follow the "Fortunes of my late Benefac- 
tors" [Joseph Howes? and otliers]; has been informed by [ ] 
Secaton, manager of Archiljald Stuart's estates, of the enda-z/le- 
ments oi his agent [ ] Fergusim; incloses a letter of attorney 
and list of debts due him by Ferguson; desires to pay his own 
debts; if property in Kngland is Udt sufficient, wishes the lialance 
made up from property in Tobago; after debts are paid wishes 
surplus to go to the support of his mother; remittances made 
through Capt. John Plainer of Cork, [Ireland] will reach her; 
letters addressed care of Robert Morris will reach Jones. Auto- 
graph draft signed. ;:i pp. F". Indorsedby Jones: "Copy * * * 
pr. Captain Cleaveland." 

Printed: Sherburne, Life of John Paul Jones. N. Y., 1851, pp. 41-43: [Sands,] 
Life and Correspondence of .John Paul .Jones, N. Y.. 1830, pp. 2.'>-2G. 

1777. McNeill, Hector. Oipl., (\ S. S. "Boxlon". Nantasket Road, [Ma,ssacbu- 

Jlay 7. setts]. Order to Capt. John Paul Jones, [Boston]. Commands 

him to attend a court martial on board the //fmcoei for the trial of 

eight men for mutiny: charges are preferred by Capt. John Maidev. 

D. S. 1 p. F». 

Names in inde.x. 

Gushing, [Thomas.] Merchant, Boston. Boston. Letter to Capt. [John 
Paul] Jones, [Boston]. Requests him to call "this Evening on 
a little Business." A. L. S. 1 p. 9 x 7J inches. 

United States, Continental Congress, Marine Committee. [Philadel- 
phia.] Letter to Capt. John Paul Jones, [Boston]. Are author- 
ized by Congress "to employ you [on] a voyage in the Amphilrite." \ 
is to proceed to Carolina, thence to France "where it is expected 
you will be provided with a fine frigate"; for this reason send 
him a commission as captain in the navj' without designating 
the ship he is to command. Marine Committee Letter Booh. p. flO. 

Printed: [Sands,] Life and Correspondence of John Paul Jones, N. Y., 1830, 
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1777. J[ones,] J[olin] P[aul.] Oipt., U. S. nav;/. Boston. Letter to Leonard 
May 10. Jarvis, [New] Bedford, [Massachusetts]. Desires to know 

"whether you have found cause for any illiberal reflections on my 
cliaracter as a man of honor and honesty " ; insinuations have lieen 
made to the Marine Committee by "the late Commodore [Esek] 
Hopkins and his adherents"; is charged with retention of money 
found on the J/sHw/t which was captured by the Alfred and Prori- 
dence under Jones's command; wishes the names of all persons 
making such insinuations as these. Autograph draft. Signed. 
1 p. F«. 

1777. Jarvis, Leo[nard.] Deputy C'oniineiital agent, Massaclnisetts. Dartmouth, 
iMay L'l. [Massachusetts]. Letter to Capt. John Paul Jones, [Boston]. 

Has received his letter of May 10th ; reports are current that there 
was money on the MeUisli; no credence placed in them; it has 
l:)een suggested that [ ] Southouse has the money; all insinua- 
tions come from those "who were connected with the late Com- 
modore" [Esek Hopkins] ; has never heard a single reflection on 
the character of Jones but what appeared to lie dictated by envy 
or prejudit'e; will communicate any further information which 
he may olitain; wishes to know value of provisions taken from 
the Me/lisJi for use of the Alfred. 2 pp. 4". Endorsed by Jones: 
"Copy of a letter from Leo Jarvis Esq." 
See: Jones to Jarvis 1777, May 10. 

J 777. Manley, John. Deputy Continental agent, Rhode Island. Providence. 
May 30. Letter to "the honble Counsell of Warr" [of Rhode Island]. 

"The bearer John Dobie is Impowered to enter seamen to go on 
board of a ship commanded by Capt. [John Paul] Jones"; men 
so entered have been impressed on the Warren [Capt. John Bur- 
roughs Hopkins] ; asks assistance in securing their release. Auto- 
graph copy signed. 1 p. 4J x 8 inches. 

1777. Manley, Jolm. Deputy Continental agent, Rhode Ixiand. Providence. 
Jun. 1. Letter to Capt. John Paul Jones, Boston. Men engaged by John 

Dobie were impressed by Capt. [John Burroughs] Hopkins of the 
Wairen; efforts made for their release; has advised Dobie to obtain 
further instructions; suggests that settlement be made w'ith men 
to whom prize money is due; further enlistments will be thereby 
facilitated. A. L. S. 2 pp. 4°. Endorsed \>y Jones: "from 
Captn. Manley by John Dol)ie." 

1777. Manley, John. Deputy Continental agent, liliode Island. Providence. 
Jun. y. Letter to [Capt.] John Paul Jones, [Boston]. Has received his 

letter by [John] Dobie; it is necessary that "Roles" be authen- 
ticated by Jones or his clerk; "Coll." [Daniel] Tillinghast will set 
out for Boston to-morrow; doubts as to release of impressed men; 
willingness of men who formerly accompanied Jones to enlist; 
[Leonard] Jarvis will pay prize money due; refers him to Capt. 
[Mathew] Parks [Parke] for further particulars. A. L. S. Ip. 4°. 

1777. J[ones,] J[ohn] P[aul.] Capit., V. S. nari/. Boston. Letter [to Leonard 
Jun. y. .Tai'vis, Dartmouth, Massachusetts]. Ordei's received [Jlay] 21st 

"to repair immediately to Portsmouth;" sails thence to France 
on the Ampliitrite; sends list of persons engaged in the capture of 
the Alexander; advice as to [Joseph] A'esey's [Veazie] jirize 
money; provisions taken from the Mellish for the Alfred; distribu- 
tion of all prize money in the future; wishes his share forwarded 



CALENDAR OF .Tt)HN I'AI'L .loNKS MANUSCRIPTS. '2') 

1777. J[ones,] ,I[ohn] I'[aiil] — Contiiuie<l. 
Juii. y. Ill-fore his "departure from the eontiuent;" "Coiiiiuodoro [Ksek] 

Hopknis has no titles to any part" from the Alexander; other 
money to be forwanleil "when my pretentions are determined in 
ionsei|uenc'e of your application to Confires-s thro' Capt. [.John] 
I'.radfiird." Autojrraph draft signed. 1* pp. F". 

1777. Charrier, Louis Daniel. Bedford, [Massaehusett.s.] Letter to I'apt. 
Jmi. 10. .r[ohn Paul] Jones, Boston. Has doubtless heard of Ids capture; 

has escajled to the Alfred aided by Capt. [Elisha] ninman; 
accepts Jones's offer respecting money for service; asks that 
amount necessary for preparation be forwarded. A. L. S. 2 p\>. 
0x7 inches. 

1777. House, (ieorge. Lieut., V. S. hr'uj "Hampden." Hampden, Providence 
Jun. 17. River, [Rhode Island.] Letter to [Capt.] John Paul Jones, 

[Boston]. Has been commissioned as 1st lieutenant for past ten 
months on the Hampden; does not dislike Capt. [Ezekiel?] Bur- 
roughs but sees no prospect of sea service: was advised by John 
Manley to write to Jones; [ ] Whitfield would go also; if the 
Hampden is not to sail others wish to accompany Jones. A. L. S. 
1 p. F". 

See: Jones to House 1777, June 26. 

1777. United States, Continental Congress, Marine Committee. [Philadel- 
Jun. 18. phia.] Letter to [Capt.] John Paul Jone.s, [Boston]. His letter 

of May 26th has Ijeen laid before Congress; "design of fitting the 
Mellhh is laid aside"; Jones is "appointed to Command the 
Hanger Ship of War"; the bearer [William] Whipple, has his 
commission from Congres.'^; Whijiple, Jones and [John] Langdon 
to appoint other officers: is to eijuij) the Hanger for sea as soon a.s 
possible; in default of further orders is limited to no "particular 
Cruizing Station"; is to make monthly returns to the Navy 
Board; further instructions. Marine Committee Letter Book, 
pp. 95-96. 

Printed: Sherburne, Life of .John Paul Jones, N. Y.. 1851, p. 38. See follow- 
ing^ letter. 

1777. XTnited States, Continental Congress, Marine Committee. [Philadel- 
Jun. IM. phia.] Letter to William Whipple, John Langdon and [Cajit.J 

John Paul Jones. Enclose "Simdry Resolves of Congress"; 
first relates to Capt. John Roach [Roche] and a copy ia to be 
furnished him; second appoints Jones captain of the Ranger; 
" the third empowers you Gentn. to appoint the Lieutenants and 
other necessary officers for this ship"; blank commissions en- 
closed; are to search for "Young Officers who have served with 
reputation in our Navy"; names of persons appointed to be sent 
to Navy Board and to the Committee; hope the Ranger and the 
Raleigh will be ready for sea soon. Marine Committee Letter Book; 
pp. 96-97. 

Enclosed resolves are printed: JournaU of Congress, June 14. 1777; Sherburne, 
Life of Jejhn Paul Jones, N. Y., 1861, p. 39. See preceding letter. 

1777. Bradford, J[ohn.] Continental agent, Massaekutetls. Boston. Letter to 
Jun. 23. [Capt.] John P[aul] Jones, [Boston]. Lieut. [William] "Grin- 

nel" wishes account settled for services on the Proridence; 
thinks it preferable for the money to pass through the hands of 
Jones as he has "paid the Roll" for the Providence. A. L. S. 
1 p. 7x6 inches. 



24 . LIBKAKY OF CONGRESS. 

1777. Jarvis, Leo[nard.] Deputy Continental agent, Massachusetts. Dartmouths 
Jun. 23. [Massachusetts]. Letter to [Capt.] John Paul Jones, Boston. 

Replies to letter of 9th inst. which enclosed list of "the Persons 
concern'd in the Capture of the ship Alexander"; has returned 
same, together with the list "of the Ship ,4?/)'(?rf's Company to 
Capt. John Bradford"; wishes Jones to sign them and rectify 
mistalie as to James Grinnell; [Esek] Hopkins certifies that he 
was a midshipman; opinion respecting the distriljution of prize 
money among the officers; orders of Congress respecting the 
matter; Capt. [Hoysted] Hacker has disposed of part of the 
prize money and attached one share to [Stephen] Rust as first 
seeing the Mellisli; is not in Jarvis's power to pay prize money 
derived from the Alexander to [Esek] Hopkins or to Jones until 
he sees resolutions of Congress recommending same; if clivision 
is made, requests Jones to call on Gushing & AVhite for payment 
of his share from the Melllsh, Active and Alexander with £.50 paid 
"your order to Capt. [Isaac] Fox." A. L. S. 3 pp. 4". 

1777. J[ones,] J[ohn] P[aul.] Capt., U. S. S. "Banger." Boston. Letter to 
Jun. 26. John Langdon, [Portsmouth, New Hampshire]. Is uneasj' as no 

return has been made of letters sent to the Secret Committee [of 
the Continental Congress]; fears for success of "plan"; is dis- 
tressed that he "should lay Idle and inactive thus long"; con- 
sidei's it unwise to enlist seamen in existing uncertaint}' ; desires 
information j-especting the condition of the Amphitrile; has set- 
tled Cayit. [Thomas] Thompson's account and will write him soon. 
Autograph draft signed. 1 p. F". 

1777. J[ones,] J[ohn] P[aul.] Capt., C. S. S. "Banger." Boston. Letter to 
Jun. 26. Lieut. George House, [Providence, Rhode Island]. Plans are 

uncertain; has no information from Congress as to time of depart- 
ure; character of officers desired; quality of ship and nature of 
service necessitate the enlistment of men of ability; advises House 
not to quit the Hampden without special orders; intends to engage 
no men until after acquiring "a thorougli knowledge of the per- 
sons' abilities and superior merits"; will render him "any eon- 
sistant services." Autograph draft signed. 1 p. F°. 

1777. Tillinghast, Daniel. " Col." and Continental agent, Rhode Island. Provi- 
Jun. 28. dence. Letter to [Capt.] John Paul Jones, Boston. Encloses 

copy of notification from [Richard] Derby, owner of the Kingston 
Packet; Jones being present at the capture it will be necessary for 
him to write the Marine Committee concerning it. L. S. 
[Jun. 28.] M[anley,] J[ohn.] Deputy Continental agent, Rhode Ziland. 
[Providence.] Postscript to above. [ ] Bears desires to en- 
list with Jones; wishes .same berth as in the Coluinhus. A. X. S. 

Jun. 17. Derby, Richard, Jr. Owner, merchant brig "Kingston Packet." 
Boston. Notice to [Commander in Chief] Esek Hopkins, [Provi- 
dence]. Speaks of appeal of his case relative to the Kingston 
Packet taken by Jones; delaj' before the Maritime Court; desires 
appointment of some persons on part of the defendant so case 
may he postponed no longer. Contemporary copy. 

Jun. 26. Seamons, Martin. Sheriff, Providence, Rhode Island. Attestation 
to correctness of above copy. Contemporary copy. 1 p. F". 



CALENDAK OF .TOHN TAUL JONES MANUSCRIPTS. 25 

1777. Hiuman, K[lishii.] fapt., V. S. S. •' Alfred." Boston. Letter to Capt. 

Juii. lifS. .John r[aul] Jones, [Boston]. lias oidcnMl [James] Ilogan to 

attend him as requested; will not take liim to sea without Jones's 

consent; lias directed [ ] Richards, the lu-arcr, to take men 

on linanl as desired. .\. L. S. 1 ].. 7.] x 7 inclu-s. 

1777. Dobel, Joseph. Unit., V. S. minj. Boston. Letter to [('apt.] John 
Jul. 1'. I'aul Jones, [Bo.ston]. Has serveil as 1st lieutenant on the //'(//- 

i-wk for .ivcr twelve months; on .\iir. 22i\ Capt. John Manley 
informed him that his services were no longer needed; no rea- 
sons given; cannot account for this treatment; abusive language 
used h.v ^Maidey; his wages remain unpaid an<l account un.'^ettled; 
other ditficulties with Manley; a^ks for an investigation. A. L. S. 
2 pp. F". Endorsed hy Jones: "('om|ilaint of Lieut. Hoble 
against Captn. Manley.'' 

1777. J[ones,] J[olin] P[aul.] ('ii}it., V. S. S. '■ l;,i„i/ti:" Boston. Orders 
,Inl. -. to Uapt. [Mathew] Parke, [Providence, Rhode Island]. Has 

been appointed to command the fid ;)(/i'r instead of the Amphitrile; 
Capt. [John] Roach [Roche] suspendeil on charges prefen-ed by 
.State [of ^hissachusetts] ; hopes <'harges may be disproved; con- 
siders the Hunger "the Best Cruizer in America"; instructions as 
to enlistment of crew; encloses orders for Capt. [Edmond] 
Arrowsnuth; has peculiar interest in that othcer; the linnger is 
in readiness to sail; agent at Providence [Daniel Tillinghast] will 
supply funds for enlistments; frugality iieces.sary; no officers 
having "other connections in the way" to be appointed; is to 
inform [Lieut. George] House of this; " you may ask Mr. [Lieut. 
Jonathan] Pitcher what he intends doing" ; names of officers out 
of employment to be returned to Jones. Autograph draft signed. 
2 pp. F''. 

1777. J[ones,] J[ohn] l'[aul.] Oi/il., I'. S. S. '■ l:<iii'jer." Boston. Orders 
Jul. :i to "Captn. Eldmond Arrow.smith of the Marines", Providence. Is 

to act under orders of Capt. Mathew Park[e] "of the Marines"; 
under his direction is to enlist men for service with Jones; 
receipt for all arms and prisoners of the ilclUxli to be given 
Parke; reason for this request. Autograph draft signed. 1 p. 
9i X 6 inches. 

Enclo.sc-(t in preceding letter. 

1777. J[ones.] J[olinJ P[auL] Cijit.. I'. S. S. '' Jifiiir/rr." Boston. Letter to 
Jul. 3. William Whipple, Portsmouth, [New Hampshire]. Reasons for 

having missed seeing him; has given orders for the enlistment of 
seamen at several jilaces; reasons for requesting that secrecy lie 
observed regarding ilestination of the Ranejer; expects to be in 
Portsmouth soon. Autograph draft signed. 1. p. 9ix(5 inches. 

1777. J[ones.] J[ohn] P[aid.] Oij,l., U. S. S. " Rurii/er." Boston. Letter [to 
Jul. 3. Louis Daniel Charrier, New Bedford, ^Massachusetts]. Has been 

ordereil to the Eeniijer instead of the Amphitrile; wishes him to 
enlist seamen to serve on the Ranger; detailed orders regar<ling 
enlistments; will pay advance allowed by Congress when men 
appear on hoard ship; good qualities of the Ranger; "since the 
establishment of our Navy no persons in it have had so good— so 
fair a prosi^ect of success"; has given enlisting orders at Provi- 
dence; Charrier to obtain men at Salem and Marblehead; wishes 
several petty officers. Autograph draft signed. 2 pp. 4°. 



26 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS. 

1777. Frazer, John G[izzard.] Kx-major, Continental army. "Xewberry 
Jul. 15. Port," [Massachusetts]. Letter to [Capt.] John Paul Jones, 

[Portsmouth, New Hampshire]. Dr. [John Houstoun?] and self 
just arrived; has met Sir Patriclc Housotoun [Houstoun], 
[John?] Roach [Roche?], [Abraham] Livingston, and [William] 
TurnbuU; has recommended them to Mrs. [ ] Tilton [for 
Ijoard]; desires Jones to induce Capt. [Thomas] Thompson to 
purchase sundry articles for him; wishes Roliert Morris informed 
that he "should be very glad to be in the Marine service"; 
states his former rank and services in the Continental army; 
position offered him by [Maj.] Gen. [Horatio] Gates. A. L. S. 
3 pp. 8 X 6j inches. 

1777. J[ones,] J[ohn] P[aul.] Capt., U. S. S. "Ranger." Portsmouth, [New 
Jul. 15. Hampshire.] Orders to [Lieut.] Samuel Wallingsford. Having 

been nominated Lieutenant of ^Marines is instructed to enlist sea- 
men to serve under Jones; orders respecting such enlistments; 
bountv' of $40 will be paid on appearance of men on ship. Auto- 
graph draft. 1 p. 4°. 

1777. Frazer, John G[izzard.] E.r-major, Continental arrmj. Boston. Letter 
Jul. 26. to [Capt.] John P[aul] Jones, Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Has 

determined to take passage with Jones; desires command of the 
Marines "by way of amusement" until France is reached ; "think 
of it & keep it to yourself till you write me or we meet." A. 
L. S. 1 p. 4°. 

1777. J[ones,] J[ohn] P[aul.] Capt., U. S. S. "Ranger." Orders to Capt. 
Jul. 27. M[athew] Parke, [Providence]. Is to proceed at once to Boston 

and assist [Louis Daniel] Charrier in enlisting men; Livingston 
and TurnbuU will give all aid possible; gentlemen at Providence 
wishing to sail in the Ranger will be accepted as volunteers or 
midshipmen; enlistments are to be governed by "former order" 
and the "handbills" furnished. Autograph draft. 1 p. F". 

1777. Jones, John P[aul.] (I'apt., U. S. S. "Ranger." Portsmouth, [New 
Jul. 28. Hampshire.] Letter to Robert Morris, [Philadelphia]. "Five 

times baffled" in projected services since arriving in the Alfred at 
Boston; prospects of the Ranger sailing soon; the Raleigh lacks 100 
men; encloses copy of hia letter of the 17th to Marine Committee; 
outlines most profitable naval strategy for L^nited States ships; 
enemy is subject to panic "under the least surprise"; desires 
nothing so much as service; encloses copy of paper lesjiecting for 
mation of a navy system that he sent to President [of Congress, 
John Hancock]; criticism of certain appointments; men of char- 
acter necessary for officers; recommends " Major [John Gizzard] 
Frazer, of Virginia", for appointment in Marines; hopes to receive 
early reply; is sorry [Joseph] Hewes is not returned to Congre.ss. 
L. S. 5 pp. 4°. Also autograph draft. 4 pp. F". 
See: Jones, Plan 1777, .\pr. 7. 

1777. J[oiies,] J[ohn] P[aul.] Capt., U. S. S. "Ranger." Portsmouth, 
Jul. 29. [New Hampshire.] Letter to Lieut. [Elijah] Hall, Portsmouth. 

Explains the regulations of Congress respecting advances to enlist- 
ing seamen ; will direct agents to pay wives or attorneys of enlisted 
men half the pay due them; will do all in his power to make his 
crew "happy and contented." Autograph draft signed. 2 pp. F°. 
Printed: Sherburne, Li.fe of John Paul .Tones. N. Y. 1S51. pp. 40-11. 



CALENDAR OF .TORN VXVl. .loXKS MANl'SCRIPTS. 27 

1777. Nesbitt, .I[()hii] .M[ax\ven.] ('mitiiifntul (lycnl, I'emmijh-anin. I'lnlailcl- 
Aug. 5. |)liia. Letter to Capt. John Paul Jones, Portsmouth, New Hamp- 

shire. Mas received letter of July 21st and the "Pennsylvania 
hill" returned on "aecot. of the.SVn Xi/mpli" ; other money will he 
given [Philip?] Brown to repUnv them; en<'loses Ca]it. [Francis] 
Trimingham's account of articles taken from the .SVv; .Vi/m/j/i for 
use of the Proridfnce ; money was i)aid by Xeshitt as vessel was 
ordered to be restored to owners; recjuests nmount of same; thinks 
Col. [Geprge?] Ross will give no opinion of an affair not in his 
jurisdii'tion; his opinion respecting prize money in tlie ca.se of 
i\\ti Ijfxhtrjton, which, with that of the Clianci; was triccl before 
hiui; opinion respecting prize money distribution brtwccn the 
rruvidtnce a.nd Alfred. A. L. S. H pp. 4°. 
Mav 1 7. Triming'liam, Francis. Capt., inerrlnait hrliianline " Sen \ympli." 
Philadelphia. Account against C^apt. John Paul Jones for articles 
taken from the Sea Kymph. Copy. 1 ]>. 4J x 7J inches. 

1777. J[ones,] J[ohn] P[aul.] Capt., U. S. S. " Jiiinner." Boston. Letter to 
Aug. 8. IHinicl Tillinghast, [Providence]. Wishes accounts against him 

when in command of the Pmrideiice and the Alfred sent by 
Capt. [Mathew] Parke; they are necessary for settlement of 
"accounts with the Continent"; is on the eve of his departure; 
orders relative to money and slops furnished Cai>t. [Iloysted] 
Hacker; latter were from the prize brig Lirehj. Autograph draft 
signed. 1 p. F°. 

1777. J[ones,] J[ohn] P[aul.] Capt., V. S. S. "Ranger." Portsmouth, [New 
Aug. 17. Hampshire.] Letter to Joseph Hewes. [Philadelphia]. Obliga- 

tions to Hewes; reasons for jireferring a separate command; criti- 
cises appointments in the navy; [Capt. Hector] McNeill and 
others have acknowledged that they expected to enter the service 
as junior officers; complains of having bean supersede<l ami is 
apprehensive regarding Ins rank in future; thinks [Rol)ert] 
Morris did not lay his complaint before the Marine Committee; 
paid off [the crews of] the Proridenre and Alfred out of his |irivate 
funds; has taken 2-t prizes and received but S;?,000 prize money; 
hopes to have the Ranger at sea soon; is grateful for distinction 
shown him by committees of Congress; is inf(.irnied that the 
Raleigh and Alfred are aliout to sail for France; this cciurse advised 
by "Gen." [William] Whipple and [John] Langdon; does not 
desire to join them; will not serve under "that dull inactive 
Genius Captair. [Thomas] Tfeetnpson"; desires command of 
frigate building in France; complaint against Capt. [John] 
Manley to be given to "General" [James] Warren; wishes to 
hear from Hewes, [Abraham ?] Livingston and Col. R[ichard] 
H[enry] Lee; opinion respecting evils of short enlistments; 
favors term of three years. Autograph draft signed. 4 pp. F". 
F'ndorsed by Jones: "The Honble Joseph Hewes under cover to 
A[braham] Livingston & W[illiam] TurnbuU." 

1777. Jones, Jolm P[aul.] Caj't., V. S. S. " Ratiger." Portsmouth, [New 
Aug. 24. Hampshire.] Letter [to the General Court ? of New Hampshire]. 

The Ranger is nearly ready for sea; has orders from Congress to 
proceed with all possible expedition; requests permission to 
enlist men "from the Forts and Garrisons of this Harbour"; 
delayed application until the departure of the Raleigh that there 
might be no interference. A. L. S. 1 p. F". 

See^ Jones to New Hampshire Committee of Safety 1777, Aug. 29. AI.so .Tones 
to Speaker and House of Representatives of N. H. 1777, Sep. 20. 



28 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS. 

1777. J[ones,] .J[olin] r[;iiil.] Capt., U. S. S. ''Ringer." Portsmouth, [New 
Aug. 24. Hampshire.] Ordei-s to Capt. [ilathew] Parke, Boston. Has 

received his letters down to 21st inst. ; is to obtain Capt. [Hector] 
McNeill's swivels from Capt. [John] Bradford; less wine to be 
sent if "Col." [Major John l-lizzard] Frazer does not go on the 
Ranger; hassent $2(10 to pay JIajor[ ]Swan; articles purchased 
by Capt. [John] Roach [Roche] to be forwarded; sent Parke a 
large packet by Livingston & Turn bull in last post; is to forward 
same to [Joseph] Hewes in care of Robert ^lorris; directions 
regarding order from master of the Alfred for a copper stove; 
[ ] Cairns is to send lead lines; is to bring agents account of 
money supplied Jones while commanding the Providence and the 
.Ufred; [Lieut. Samuel] Wallingsford reports cartridges suited 
to the muskets; is to inquire if [Nathaniel] Russell will accept 
Jones's agency in absence of [Abraham] Livingston; desires sta- 
tionei-y supplies. Authograph draft signed. 3 pp. F". 

1777. Jones, John P[aul.] dipt., U. S. X '■Rnriger." Portsmouth, [New 
Aug. 24. Hampshire.] Letter to Robert Morris, [Philadelphia]. Appre- 

hends he referred to Jones's former orders to proceed to France, 
in his letter to Gen. [William] Whipple; the Raleigh and Alfred 
have sailed for France; refuses to act under command of "any 
man who was not in the service as early as myself unless he hath 
merited a preference ' ' ; wishes Morris to protect him " against any 
such Connections"; has "not merited the heav}' stigma of being 
superseded liy thirteen persons whose superior pretensions * * * 
are presumptive'' ; though he assisted Capt. [Thomas] Thompson 
by giving him some men, exjnects to "have Ww. Ranger at sea 
within a fortnight." L. S. 2pp. F°. Endorsed: "Copy." Also 
autograph draft signeil. 2 pjp. F". 

1777. Frazer, John CT[izzard.] Ej-mnjor, Continental armij. Boston. Letter 
Aug. 25. to Capt. John Paul Jones, Portsmouth, [New Hampshire]. 

Introduces [ ] Hall of South Carolina; desires him to meet 
[John] Langdon and the "rest of your acquaintances " ; is going 
to Nantucket with [ ] Rose, else would have accompanied him; 
desires to know when the Ranger is to sail and if she " comes round 
to Boston"; is tired of inaction; [Joseph] Hews [Hewes] has 
gone "to the Southward " ; Sir Patrick [Houstoun] leaves to-clay. 
A. L. S. 1 p. 4°. 

1777. Livingston, Abraham. Continental agent, Boston. Boston. Letter to 
Aug. 28. [Capt.] John Paul Jones, [Portsmouth, New Hampshire]. Has 

received his letter of [Aug.] 24th; defers opinion on letter of 
Jones to [.Joseph] Hewes; will "do the needful respecting your 
letters" at Philadelphia; agrees with Jones in his opinion of "a 
certain sleepy Gentlen " [Dudley Saltonstall?] ; must not show 
his vexation; leaves for Philadelphia soon; will consult [Joseph] 
Hewes "respecting your affair"; [Nathaniel] Russell is unwilling 
to act as agent; [ ] Shattuck has done good service; advice as 
to money matters; encloses letters to [Silas] Deane an<l to "the 
Morgans of Bordeaux." A. L. S. 3 pp. 4°. 

1777. Frazer, John G[izzard.] E.r-niajor, Continental army. Boston. Letter 
Aug. 28. to [Capt.] John Paul Jones, Portsmouth, [New Hampshire]. Let- 

ter of 24th received; answered 25th by [ ] Hall; has abandoned 
trip to Nantucket as [the Ranger'] is to sail so soon; is grateful to 



CALENDAR OF JOHN PAUL JONES MANUSCKIPTS. 2'.> 

1777. Frazer, .lohn (;[iz/.ar(l] — Continued. 
Aug. 28. Jones for "polite offei's"; hope.s to ."hare liis niesH on the voyaj^e 

and will pay his proportion; provisions for trip; [Abraham] Liv- 
ingston has not received i)aeket sent by Jones; que.stions regard- 
ing voyage to France; will leave for I'ortsmoutli on Thursday 
[Se[>. 4tli] or sooner if neeessary. .\. I,. S. - ]i\>. 4°. 

1777. J[ones,] J[ohn] P[aul.] Capt., T. S. S. " Rmir/er." Portsmouth, [New 
Au". 29. Hampshire.] Letter to the Committee of Safety of New Hamp- 

shire. The Ranger is nearly reaily tn sail; rci|nrsts jiennissinn tn 
enli.st men from " Forts and (iarrisous nf the Harbour" ; delayed 
application until after departure of the Raleigh; compliance with 
this request will enable him to fulfill more quickly the instruc- 
tions of Ciingress. Autograph draft signed. 1 p. F". 
Knclosefl in Jones to Speaker and KepresenUitives uf N. 11. 1777. s»['. 'lo. 

1777. Frazer, John G[izzard.] E.r-majoi; Conthu'ntal artiiij. Boston. Letter 
Sep. 1. to [Capt.] John Paul Jones, Portsmouth, N[ew] H[ampshire]. 

Has forwarded trunk and stores to Portsmouth by sloop; list of 
provisions obtained; will leave Boston in company with Capt. 
[Mathew] Parke on Friday [Sep. .'ith] ; ])rivate conunissions fur 
.Tones to execute. A. r>. S. 1 p. F". 

1777. J[ones.] J[ohn] P[aul.] Vnpi., V. S. S. " J!((iiger." Portsmouth, [New 
Sep. 1. Hampshire.] Letter to Joseph Hewes, [Edenton ?, North Caro- 

lina]. Encloses copies of letters sent him Aug. 17th, caic nf 
Livingston & Turnljull; fears originals are lost; sends also ccipy 
of his letter of [Aug.] 24th to [Robert] Morris and of that of 
[Aug.] 30th to the Connnissioners at Paris; reasons for writ- 
ing explained in letters; gratitude tn Morris and Hewes; hoi)es 
t(j sho^v appreciation by appearing deserving and rendering 
"Eminent Services to America"; relies on "goodness (if Con- 
gress" not to be superseded; dreads dishonor of this "worse than 
Death"; accepts "service" because the "liberties of America are 
doubtful"; was among the first to defend those liberties; h(ii>es 
to hear from him when he reaches France; letter of Morris tn 
[William] AVhipple .=hows that Jones is still acting under former 
orders of the Secret Committee; reasons for continuing in the 
service; command conferred uiion him by ".Mr. Morris hist win- 
ter" far exceeded his expectations; appreciates kindness sliown 
him by Congress; thinks mistake in "line of Rank" uninten- 
tional; reasons therefor; relies on friendship of Hewes and will 
pay attention to his advice. Autograph draft signed. - I'p- F". 

1777. United States, Continental Cnugress, Navy iJuard, Eastern I li vision. 
Sep. 4. Biistdu. Letter to Capt. John Paul Jones, Portsmouth, [New 

Hampsliire]. As the Ratiycr is about to sail under orders from 
Marine Committee, will interfere no further "with affairs of 
your ship"; desire "Copy of your orders which may have an 
influence on our future <onduct relative t<i the Navy." Signed: 
J[ames] Warren, John Deshon. A. L. of Warren. 1 p. F°. 

1777. Iiiving-ston, Abraham. Coidinentul a</eiit, Boxtmi. Hartford, [Connec- 
Sep. 7. ticut.] Letter to [Capt.] John Paul Jones, [Portsmouth, New 

Hampshire]. Heai-s that "Congress are drawing Bills on France" ; 
advises purchase of one through [William] Turnbull in Philadel- 
phia; if sold will ship rice or indigo from South Carolina; can 
be insured if Jones so desires; expects to go to New York "as ;; 



30 LIBRAEY OF CONGRESS. 

1777. Living'ston, Al)raliaiu — Continued. 

Sep. 7. flag"; hopes Jones's "Observations may benefit the Service"; 

expects to be in Charles Town [Charleston, South Carolina,] 
Nov. 15th; hopes that Jones will clear that "Coast of the Pirates" ; 
encloses memorandum of articles what he desires purchased in 
France; instructions respecting same. A. L. S. 5 pp. 4°. 

1777. J[oiies,] J[ohn] r[aul.] Capt., V. S. S. "Ranger". Portsmouth, [New 
Sep. 10. Hampshire.] Letter to John Bradford, [Boston]. Wishes "par- 

ticulars and prices" of articles supplied by Livingston & Turn- 
bull; this information essential for correct accounts; the "old St. 
George's Ensign" mentioned by Capt. [Mathew] Parke "is a 
trophy taken from a Tory" who had the "impudence to keep it 
flying"; desires to return it if considered prize goods; took it 
with him from the Froridence to the Alfred; were the times less 
difficult would not mention such a matter; [ ] Seward an<l 

[Louis Daniel] Charrier go to Boston to obtain articles for the 
Banffer. Autograph draft signed. 2 pp. 4°. 

1777. TTnited States, Continental Congress, Navy Board, Eastern Division. 
Sep. 12. Boston. Letter to Capt. John Paul Jones, Portsmouth, [New 

Hampshire]. "Favors by [Louis Daniel] Charrier received"; 
"Memdm." will be furnished with all "posable Dispatch"; such 
a press and confusion of affairs in "first Entering on Business" 
that no determination has been reached respecting manner of 
exhibiting accounts; no existing objection to presenting accounts 
by an attorney; will pay a proper attention to their settlement; 
not customary to pay commissions; [Lieut. Joseph] Dobel's com- 
plaint will be attended to in "Proper Season so far as comes 
within our Department". Signed: J[ames] Warren, John Deshon. 
A. L. of Warren. 1 p. F". 

1777. J[ones,] J[ohn] P[aul.] Capt., U. S. S. "Ranger." Portsmouth, [New 
Sell. 20. Hampshire.] Letter to "The Speaker & Representatives of 

New Hampshire," [Portsmouth]. Encloses letter [of Aug. 29, 
1777] to Committee of Safety; as it did not produce the desired 
effect, applies to them for assista.nce; the Ranger delnyed for want 
of men; interest of the Continent must take precedence of private 
concerns. Autograph draft signed. 1 p. F°. 

[1777.] Frazer, John G[izzard.] E.r-major, Continenttd army. [Portsmouth, 
Sep. 29. New Hampshire.] Letter to Capt. John Paul Jones, [Ports- 

mouth]. Requests him to send the money jiromised; in return 
will give a bill on [Lt] Col. [Joseph?] Griftin. A. L. S. 1 p. 
4J X 7; inches. 

1777. [Jones, John Paul.] Capt., U. S. i^." Ranger." Portsmouth, New Hamp- 
Oct. 8. shire. Will. Appoints Robert Morris, of Philadelphia, anil Jo- 

seph Hewes of "Edinton," North Carolina, executors; after 
payment of debts, Jlorris and Hewes are each to have a "Mourn- 
ing Ring of the Value of One Hundred Pounds," as tokens of es- 
teem; two-thirds of residue of estate to lie invested by executors, 
and yearly interest paid to Jlrs. [John Paul, n^e Jean Macduff, 
of Kiskbean, Scotland, Jones's mother] ; after her death to her 
two daughters, Jenny [Mrs. Taylor] and Mary [Mrs. Loudon]; 



CALENDAR <>F .TdHN TAI'L JONES MANUSCKU'Tri. 31 

1777. [Jones, .Iulm I'iuil] — ('i)iitiiiiic<l. 

CH't. 8. reniainiler of estato to Miss [Klizalioth I'aul]. Witnosses; 

Supply Clap, SaiiUK'l Brianl, William (ianlner. Autograph draft. 
■.i pp. " 4°. 
Minil.itt-d. 

Cf. will in Slierburne. Li/c o/ .lnhn I'mil .Inms, S. V., 1k')1, p. :(:«. [i^iuiils.] 
Li/' nnff f'ttrrrspniiflciifr t>/ John I'diit Jnitfti, N. V., ls:j(). p. .MG. 

1777. Gardner, Williiiiii. Depittii ('niiliiunliil (ii/fiil, J\Vic lIiDiipsliirr. I'ortB- 
Oct. 10. mouth. Letter to [('apt. ] John I'aul .Tones, [Pfirt.smouth]. Can 

not accept Jones's order for i)ayinK [.Andrew?] Marshall for yawl 
built for the Ranger; Col. [John] Langdon previously refused 
payments; if Jones so desires, amount can be paid out of his 
private account. A. L. S. 8 x 7; inches. 
See followiiij^r letter. 

1777. [Jones, John Paul.] Cap!., U.S. S. "Ranger." [Portsmoutli, New Ilamp- 
Uct. 11. shire.] Letter to John Langdon, "Continental Agent, in his .\b- 

sence to Wm. tiardner Esqr. Deputy- Agent," [Portsmouth]. 
Authorized byCongressto "F^quip, f)fficer,and man the A'dHyp/-"; 
his orders are to be olieyed; is accountable to Congress alone for 
their "Propriety"; is willing to pay [for the yawl] from his pri- 
vate account, as he has previously paid off [the crews of the Al- 
fred and P;'oiWo!Cf] ; considers this proposition "contracted and 
IllXatured"; expects his orders to be duly honored. Autograph 
draft. 2 pp. 4°. 
See preceding letter. 

1777. Gardner, William. Ikpntij Continental Aijent, Xew Ilampxhirr. Ports- 
Oct. 27. mouth. Letter to [Capt.] John Paul Jones, [Portsmouth]. 

Encloses original and copy of his account against the Marine 
Committee; as copy is "fairer," recommends that it be presented 
to the Committee "in Lieu" of the original; calls attention to 
alteration "in the Baleance" due to changes in [Daniel] Tilling- 
hast's account against the Proridenre. A. L. S. 1 p. 4°. 

1777. [Frazer, John Gizzard.] E.i-nnijar, Continenla/ <rnnii. [Portsmouth, Xew 
Oct. 28. Hampshire.] Letter to Carter Braxton, King William [County,] 

Virginia. Will accompany Capt. John Paul Jones to France in 
the Ranger, as previously stated; will sail the first fair wind; 
hopes to be the first to carry to the Commissionere [in Paris] the 
news of [Lt.] Gen. [John] Burgoyne's surrender; Jones desires 
to purchase " small landed estate" in Virginia; has recommended 
"Foxe's Ferry"; desires Braxton to make purchase for Jones; 
is to apply to Joseph Hewes and Robert Morris, Jones's attorneys, 
for funds; [John] Fox has offered the estate for £1,200 cash; 
other instructions relative to the purcha.se. 2 pp. 4°. Endorsed: 
"Copy of a letter * * * sent Inclosed to the Honble. Robt. 
Morris. ' ' 

1777. Wendell, John. Merchant and justice of the jieacef, Portsmouth, Xew 

Oct. 28. Hampshire. Portsmouth. Letter to Hope & Co., "Merchants 

at Amsterdam", [Holland]. Introduces Capt. John Paul Jones; 

recommends him as a "Gentleman of Merit and Character"; 

desires everv civility shown him; has his son [Daniel Wentworth 



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1777. Wendell, John — Continued. 
Oct. 28. Wendell] under his care; will find Jones a "Gentleman very 

intelligent and communicative" and of "Honour & Integrity." 
A. L. S. 1 p. 4°. 

Soe two dnouments following. 

1777. Wendell, John. }Teirhaiit cnid justice of the peace f, Portsmoutli, Xeir Humji- 
Oct. 29. shire. Portsnuxith. Letter to [Capt.] John Paul Jones, Ports- 

mouth. Thanks him for kindnes.s in rating his son, Daniel 
Wentworth "Wendell, as a midshipman on the Ranger; if Jone.s 
should quit the Ranger his son may remain with Lieut. [Thomas] 
Simpson, who is a kinsman; instructions respecting his son; 
offers his own services if in "any other matters you would wish 
to communicate [to Congress] through the Channel of a Friend"; 
"Wendell's influence in Congress; reciprocal services designated; 
desires his son promoted to third lieutenancy later; [Benjamin] 
Frankland [Franklin] "will not oppose it when he knows he is 
a grandson of Col. [John] Wendell, a Nephew of Colo. Josiah 
Quincy of Brantree and a cousin nf [Jolm] Hancock and a Grand- 
son to his old Friend Mr. [ ] Pascal [Daniel Wentworth?] 
of Portsmo. and a Nephew of Colo. Josh Wentworth"; promises 
Jones he shall not be undervalued liy Congress; has given his 
son a letter to Lane, Son & Fraser, merchants in London. A. L. S. 
.3 pp. F». 

1777. Wendell, John. Merchant and justice of the jieace:', Portsmouth, Xeir Ilauqi- 
Oct. 2i). sliire. Portsmouth. Letter to [Capt.] John Paul Jones, [Ports- 

mouth]. Regrets that he was deprived of his and "Col." [Major 
John Gizzard] Fraser's [Frazer] company at dinner; invites him 
to dine next day "sans ceremonie"; has written his "Friend*" 
in Congress; encloses letter to Hope & Co. A. L. S. 1 p. F°. 
On verso, in hand of Jones is a "Memorandum to procure in 
France for Genl. [William] Whipples Lady" various articles. 

1777. J[ones.] J[ohn] P[aul]. Cajit., V. S. S. " Ranger" . Portsmouth, [New 
Oct. 30. Hampshire.] Letter to Robert Jlorris. [Philadelphia]. Encloses 

duplicates of all letters [to ilorris] since taking command of the 
Ranger; also all letters to [Joseph] Hewes; Morris is to read and 
forward the latter; opinion respecting the officers by whom he 
has been superseded; embarrassing position at present and when 
he reaches France; must obey commands of men who entereil the 
service later than he; implies a recognition of superior merit 
which does not exist; "Honor and Duty seem incompatible"; 
this ' ' affects me more than all the former misfortunes of my Life " ; 
existing conditions due to no fault of his; cannot leave the serv- 
ice " w hile the Liberties of America are Unconfirmed " ; looks for 
justice to Morris, his "Patron and Protector"; Major [John Giz- 
zard] Frazer sails in the Ranger as a volunteer; he desires a posi- 
tion in the marines corresponding with his rank in the army; 
"it is my first and most ardent AVish to be entrusted with the 
Command of Some Spirited Enterprise"; apologizes for the lib- 
erty taken in appointing ]\Iorris and Hewes his attorneys and the 
executors of his will; encloses letter of Frazer to Col. [Carter] 
Braxton; gives discretionary power of purchase; reasons for delay 
in preparing the Ranger for voyage; has "an orderly and well 
disciplined crew * * * of one hundred and forty odd"; 



CALENDAR OF .lOHX PAUL JONES MANUSCRII^S. 138 

1777. J[ones,] .I[nlinJ r[aul] — I'mitinuc'il. 
Oct. oO. wishes to liear from liiiu while in Krance; attributes previoua 

tlelays [iif letters] to "Commotions in I'ennsylvania"; insimui- 
t ions of "Commodore" [Ksek] Hopkins to the Marine Commit- 
tee give him great eoneern; encloses letter from [I^'onaril] Jarvia 
"on the matter"; John Wendell of Portsmouth has exerted him- 
self " in my behalf"; encloses rec-ci])(- from Major [William] 
(iardner explaining "my little )irivatc' eom-cnis in the ICastern 
States ";'requesta that letters be forwanled, Aiitoijiaiib draft 
signed. 4 pp. F". 

1777. J[ones,] J[olm] P[aul]. Oipf., l'. S. ,S. " Jlaiii/,,-". I'ortsmouth, [New 
Oct. 30. Hampshire.] Letter to Joseph Ilewes, [Edenton, North Caro- 

lina]. Causes of detention of the Ranger; expects to sail with tho 
first favorable wind; hopes to carry word to France of [M. (ien. 
John] Burgoyne's surrender; has received his letter of May 26, 
1776, from Philadelphia; it confirms his belief that had Ilewes 
been present in Congress Oct. 10, 1776, "I should have held my 
jiroper Kank in the service"; unhappiness at being suiier.ieiled 
and reasons therefor; hopes that Congress will yet do him justice; 
cannot leave the service because his "whole mind is rapt in the 
Dispute"; would lay down his life for America but "can never 
trifle with my delicate notions of Honor"; hopes Hewes will par- 
don the liberty he takes in joining his name with that of Abraham 
Livingston in a "General letter of Attorney" for the payment of 
prize money and with that of Robert ^lorris as attorney and 
executor in his will; Major [John Gizzard] Frazer accompanies 
him as a volunteer; desires to purchase a small estate [Foxe'a 
Ferry, Virginia]; wishes his advice respecting its value; desires 
command of a "spirited private Knter[irize"; his letters to be 
adiiressed care of Thomas Morris, Agent at Nantes. Autograph 
draft signed. 4 pp. F°. 

1777. [Jones, John Paul.] Capt., U. S. S. " Ranker" . Nantes, France. Letter 
Dec. 11. [to Robert Morris, Philadelphia]. As di.sturbances in Pennsyl- 

vania hindered conveyance of letters, cojiies of former ones are 
enclosed; from present results is convinced that Congress has hail 
his "Honor and Benefit at Heart"; haa regained his "cheerful 
Ardour and Spirit"; isgrateful for his kindness "more than lean 
express"; was disappointed in [JIajor John Gizzard] F[razer]; 
finds him "subject to drink"; advises the adoption of French 
methods respecting seamen; "America nmst become the first 
Marine Power in the World"; care and increase of seamen is of 
greatest consideration; discountenances the "sordid adventurers 
in Privateers"; avarice of " Individuals in our Navy" illustrated 
by [Capt. John] Manly [Manley]; treatment of United Sfatea 
prisonere of war by England. Incomplete draft in liandwriting 
of Capt. Mathew Parke. 4 pp. 4". 

1777. Frazer, .John (T[izzard.] Ex-major, Omtinrnlnl (irmij. Nantes, [France.] 
Dec. 15. Letterto [Capt.] John PaulJones, [Nantes]. Leaves on Dec. 16tli 

for Bordeaux; will remain there a month or two; desires him to 
take charge of his servant; instructions respecting him; acknowl- 
edges receipt of " one hundred pounds * * * Virginia currency", 
equal to 5333J from Jones at Portsmouth, [New Hampshire] ; "thia 

21551—0:', ?, 



34 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS. 

1777. Frazer, John G[izzarcl] — Cuntinued. ' 

Dec. 15. shall be my order on my brother William Frazer" [for payment 

of same] ; hopes to see him again at some future day. A. L. S. 
2 pp. 4°. ^ ■ 

See: Frazer to Jones 1777, Deo. 30. 

1777. Franklin, B[eniamin;] Deane, Silas, and Lee, Arthur. United iStates 
Dec. 17. Cummlmoners to France. Passy, [France.] Letter to Capt. John 

Paul Jones, Nantes, [France]. Acknowledge receipt of his letters 
from Portsmouth, [New Hampshire] ; desire to see and consult 
with him " on matters mentioned in your Instructions from the 
Congress". A. L. S. of Franklin, signed liy Deane and Lee also. 
1 p. 4°. 

1777. Sirapson, Thomas. 1st Lieut., U. S. S. "Panc/er". Painbeuf, [Paimboeuf, 
Dec. 19. France.] Letter to Capt. John Paul Jones, Nantes. His letter 

with enclosures delivered by [Jonathan] Williams; latter and 
[ ] Odea are securing supplies for the Raitger; repairs made; 
four of the prisoners have enlisted on the Independence; [ ] 
Bulfinch and another entered on the Hanger; Dutch prisoners 
have been delivered to Cajrt. [ ] Smith; the French are on 
board the ship as [John C?] Robertson would not keep them on 
the brig; "our people" from the prize have returned to the 
Ranger; [Ezra] Green tarrys to see her unloaded; everything 
quiet and in good order. On verso is a memorandum of clothing 
on the Ranger and of articles needed. A. L. S. S pp. 4°. 

1777. Simpson, Thomas. 1st Lieut., U. S. S. "Ranger". [Paimboeuf, France.] 
Dec. 21. Letter to Capt. John Paul Jones, Nantes. "Jack" [Johnny 

Downes?] arrived this morning; will comply with the contents 
of Jones's letter; [ ] Odea considers it necessary to haul the 
Ranger on shore on account of the ice in the river [Loire]; will 
not do so without Jones's order; no leave granted seamen to go on 
shore; poor work of French "Caulkers"; desires news of the 
George; requests Jones to forward a letter to [ ] Shorur. 

A. L. S. 1 p. F°. 

1777. Simpson, Thomas. 1st LieiU., U.S. S. " Ranger". Painbeuf, [Paimboeuf, 
Dec. 23. France.] Letter to Capt. John Paul Jones, Nantes. No further 

anno3-ance from ice; the captain of the "French Frigate" has 
visited the Ranger; cannot take prisoners without a specific order 
to that effect; must have some fixed period for sailing of the 
Ranger; [ ] Odea will inform the French captain of this; 
repairs to be made on the ship; encloses memorandum of medi- 
cines from Dr. [Ezra] Green; people in absolute want of clothing; 
officers desire their pay; stores furnished by Odea; [John C?] 
. Robertson has charge of them; Simpson still retains money 
delivered him by Jones; officers present compliments; "Jack" 
[Johnny Downes?] is unwell. A. L. S. 2 pp. 4°. 

1777. Thompson, Thomas. Capt., U. S. S. "Raleigh". L' Orient, [France.] 
Dec. 25. Letter to Major John "George" [Gizzard?] Frazer, Nantes. Con- 

- gratulates him on his safe arrival; letter of Dec. 16th received 
this day by [James] Moyland [Moylan]; rejoices in "the deffeat 
of [Lt. Gen. John] Burgoyne" ; hopes [Maj. Gen. William] 
How[e] will soon be in the same situation; should he return 
to America first, "will Inform j-our friends that you are safe 
Landed" ; fears prize has been overrated; "it gives him real 
Concern" that "things sell so very high in New England". 
L. S. 1 p. 4° Addressed: "per favor of Capt. Green". 



CALENDAK OF JOHN PATL .TONES MANUSCKIPTS. 85 

1777. Simpson, Tiiumas. Isl J.h iil., I'. S. S. " Rlukji r" . [raimlKjeuf, Kraiico.] 
Dec. 2ti. Letter to Capt. John PaiilJune.«, Xante.s. Letter by Capt. [Jolin] 

Young and [Samuel] Chandler receiveil; will attend to every 
decent and proper line of conduct in \\\^ jiciwir; condition of the 
crew; miwelUineous work on the l!<nigir; Capt. Young "afraid 
to take prisonerfi on account of his crew " ; <le.sires Jones to "pre- 
vail with Capt. [James] Nicholson" to take charge of the jiris- 
oners when hecommands [the T'lVymio]. On verso are directioiiB 
to [Jonathan] Williams to forward goods to the Uinnjir in case 
Jones has gone td Paris. A. L. 8. 2 )ip. 4°. 

1777. Thompson, Thomas. Capl. V. !<. S. Kaleiijh. L't)rient, [France.] Letter 
Dec. 26. to Capt. John Paul Jones, Paris. Congratulates him (m his saft^ 

arrival in France; "took ita little unkind" at not hearing before; 
read the letter with pleasure excepting the two last lines contiiining 
an " unesesary and unseasonable Compliment"; criticism of same; 
has a "sensible jileasure for his attention to Mrs. Tliomiison's 
shoes"; does not <loubt but that "Capt. [James] Nicholson's a;'ct. 
of our Court junt" i)roved entertaining; it probably contained 
"a few of his embellishments"; hopes Jones will enjoy the 
"Pleasure which paris afourds" mortifying the English wherever 
possible; Capt. [Elisha] Hinnian "presents his best Compts." 
A. L. S. 2 pp. 4°. Endorsed by Jones: "rec'd at Nantes Feby 
10th 1778." 

1777. Frazer, John (;[izzard.] E.r-tii(ij(ii; Continental arm>i. Bordeaux, 
Dec. ."0. [France.] Letter to Capt. John Paul Jones, Paris. Surprised at 

receiving no reply to his letter [of Dei', loth] from Nantes; con- 
siders Jones's behavior very odd since arrival in France; can only 
account for it by thinking that Jones still keeps in his "brea.st 
what passed between u.s at sea"; Jones's friendship like the 
"Vernal Snows"; still wishes him well; other prize under care 
of [Solomon] Lowd arrived at Bordeaux, Dec. 7th ; most of her 
cargo disposed of by [Samuel and J. H.] Delap "who do the 
American business here"; bad behavior of Lowd; Frazer remains 
at Bordeaux a few weeks; it i.s a more agreeable place than 
Nantes; the "Inhabitants live in more Fashion"; one American 
vessel here from Edenton, North Carolina; wrote [Silas] Deane by 
the last post. A. L. S. 3 pp. 4°. 

1778. Franklin, Benjamin; Deane, Silas and Lee, Arthur. United Slatr.i Tom- 
Jan. 10. niiggirjners to France. Passy, [France.] Letter to Jonathan Wil- 
liams, Nantes. Desire him to pay Capt. John Paul Jones of the 
Ranger 500 "Lonidores" for which Williams's draft upon us will 
be paid. Contemporary Cojiy. 

1780. Hutchins, Thomas. American geographer S: I nited Stales agetd"!, 
Aug. — . L' Orient. Attestation to correctness of above copy. 1 p. 4°. 
Printed: Sherburne, Lifcuf Joint Pant .Tones, N. Y. IsM, p. -14. 

1778. Charrier, Louis. Rochefort, [France.] Letter to [Capt.] John Paul 
Feb. 8. Jones, Brest. Hears that his son [Louis Daniel Charrier] left the 

Sanger at Nantes and disappeared; desires all possible information 
respecting him ; son wrote while in Paris to expect visit from Jones 
and himself; heard upon Jones's arrival at Paris that his son had 
met some misfortune; asks for information. A. L. S. 1 p. 4°. 



36 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS. 

1778. Boss, John. United States commercial agent at Nantes, France. Xantes. 
Feb. 11. Letter to [Capt.] John P[aul] Jones, "Paimbeufe." Thanks 

him for communicating the "Nantucket Captain's [Capt. Jen- 
kins?] News"; advices from England of Dec. 29, 1777,' state 
that the "King'sArmy" is in the " greatest distress "; is under 
arms expecting to be attacked by Gen. [George] AVashington; 
15,000 inhabitants sent [from Philadelphia] by [Maj. Gen. 
William] Howe on account of scarcity of provisions; transports 
are not landing provision.s except for immediate use; hopes that 
Washington, "by keeping the field" will beable "to givea good 
account of Howe"; "Alderman [William] Lee" expected here 

tonight; -will forward news by Capt. [J ] Brown; desires 

that [William] Carmichael be informed of "our Genls. keeping 
the field to the great terror of Howe" ; vessel from the Delaware, 
Dec. 29, 1777, brings news of distress in Philadelphia; she had 
much difficulty in getting down the river; " no Letters from Paris 
since you Left Town." A. L. S. 1 p. 4°. 

1778. Carmichael, William. Secretary to Silas Deane. [Quiberon, France.] 
Fel). lo. Letter to [Capt.] John Paul Jones, [Quiberon Bay]. Received 

his letter by Capt. [Benjamin] Hill; dined on board with Admi- 
ral [la Motte Picquet] ; encloses answer [of Picquet] to Jones's 
request [relative to saluting the flag of the LTnited States]; dis- 
tance of ships prevents Carmichael delivering this in person; 
desires to see [Jonathan] Williams; advises Jones to accept 
[Picquet' s] "return" [salute of nine guns for thirteen]; [ ] 
du Chaffault gave that number to the \_Generul^ Mifflin [Capt. 
Hector McNeill] at Brest. A. L. S. 1 p. 9x7 inches. 

1778. Picquet, La Jlotte. Admiral, French nanj. Quiberon Bay, France. Let- 
Feb. 13. ter [to Capt. John Paul Jones, Quiberon Bay]. If the Ranger 

and the Independence salute " the flag of the King" with thirteen 
guns, the salute will be returned with nine; he will be pleased to 
see [Jonathan] Williams; desires to be remembered to him and 
to [William] Carmichael. A. L. S. 1 p. 4°. 
In French. 

1778. Carmicliael, William. Secretary to Silas Deane. Quiberon, TFrance.] 
Feb. 14. Letter [to Capt. John Paul Jones, Quiberon Bay]. From conver- 

sations with Admiral [La ilotte Picquet] is convinced that further 
application [for salute of gun for gun] will be fruitless; common 
salute is three guns for twenty one; to show respect "for the flag 
of the congress" the Admiral will return nine guns; desires this 
to be accepted "if it does not too much differ from your own 
opinion"; Jones expected with, impatience by the Admiral and 
all the fleet; has reasons of a "Political nature" [for acceptance 
of this salute] which he would take time to urge had he not to 
dine on the Bizarre; dangers from [British] cruisers; trusts in 
prudence of Jones. A. L. S. 2 pp. 4°. 

1778. Parke, M[athew.] Capt., U. S. marines. [Quiberon Bay, France.] 
Feb. 19. Letterto [Capt.] John Paul Jones, [Quiberon]. Has copy of peti- 

tion of lieutenants and master to Jones; petition requests that 
Parke be disposed of so he cannot share in prize money; it 
declares that "no person of my Rank is allowed in any Ship under 
Twenty Guns"; knows of no such "Resolves" [of Congress]; 



CALENDAR OF JOHN I'Al'L JONES MANTSCRII'TS. .'57 

177S. Parke, M[atlie\v] — C'oiitiiuu'd. 
Feb. 19. luul li(i])C'il to lie with JoncH on the frigato lie wa.s to command; 

odicevs vei-y miicli di.-."ati.«fii>il with liiw "continuing on board in 
liis station"; "tho' very disigreeable" reiiiiests discharge that 
he may return to America in the Deunc. \. L. S. 1 ji. F°. 

177S. Bead,J[ohn] K. Pln/i^icidii, (Unn-Jilaiitl i;,iinlij, Viniinln. "frcdrickslnirg 
Fell. I'.S. veally", [Virginia.] Letter to Capt. John I'aid Jone.«, " Rnuyir 

careThonuis Morris Esqr. American Agent Xantz." Acknowledges 
receipt of letter of Oct. 29, [1777]; congratulates him on his suc- 
cess; desires to purchase "bills on Paris"; if unsuccessful, may 
go to France with cargo of tobacco; trip .solicited by a "company 
of Gentn. on James River"; information respecting the "Fox 
hunter" and his wife; fears that Jones will not .settlein Virginia; 
marriage of Miss [Dorothea Spotswood] Dandrige [Dandridge] 
to (.iov. [Patrick] Henry; supposes he has seen Read's uncle; 
Mrs. Read sends regards; "Col." [Major? Charles] Fleming 
wishes to be remembered. A. L. S. 2 pp. F°. 

177.S. Moylan, James. Mercli'tiit. und Viiited States commcrciiil rigcnt <it Ij' Orient. 
Mar. 12. L'Orieut, [France.] Letter to Capt. John [Paul] Jones, Brest. 

Acknowledges receipt of letters of ISlar. 5th and 9th addressed to 
[ ] Gourlade and himself; on 7th wrote to [Julien David] Le 
Roy at Pont L'Abb6 respecting Joseph Ratcliffe, the boy recom- 
mended by Jones; [ ] Bersolle, the bearer, will supply Jones 
with necessaries on receiving receipt from Jones or [Lieut. 
Thomas] Simpson; same will be charged to the Commissioners; 
Enghsh papers say the Grafton, Eastlndiaman, has been captured 
by the EaJeigh and the Alfred. A. L. S. 1 p. i°. 

177s. MontaudouinFreres. Mtrehdntu, Nantes. Nantes, [France.] Letter to 
]\lar. 19. [ ] Duplessis, Brest. Litroduce Capt. John Paul Jones; desire 

all services in their jiower rendered him; Jones's drafts will be 
paid by [Jonatlian] Williams. L. S. 1 p. 4°. 
In French. 

177.S. Iiaporte, . Brest, [France.] Letter [to Capt. John Paul Jones, 

Mar. 20. Brest]. Jones's letter received; was translated liy the King's 

interpreter; [Lieut.] de Barre forced to anchor in the road; will 
sail the first favorable wind; is here with [Admiral La ^lotte] 
"Piquet" [Picquet]; Jones has the best wishes of both. A. L. S. 
1 p. 8x6 inches. 
Ill French. 

177S. "Williams, J[onathan.] United Slates commercial agent at Nantes. Nantes, 
Mar. 24. [France.] Letter to [Capt. John Paul] Jones, Brest. Has heard 

that Jones is still at Brest in company with the Zephir; fears he 
has put into port on account of small-pox; wonders at Jones's 
silence knowing the interest he takes in American ships; infor- 
mation respecting Jones's man AVilliam Hart; will return him to 
America in the Ilairke, commanded by Capt. [ ] Jenkins; 

[John] Lloyd desires to know if [William] Stevenson received 
a letter sent in Jones's care; hears that two Guernsey privateera 
have carried in two American ships; hopes "they may fall in 
your way." A. L. S. .S pp. 4°. 



38 LIBRAKY OF CONGRESS. 

1778. Moylan, Jame.s. Merchmt and United States commerclnl agent at L' Oiient. 
Mar. 24. L'Orient, [France.] Letter to [Capt.] ,Tohn [Paul] Jones, Brest. 

[ ] BersoUe's advances for the Ranger are heavy; desires to 

know of a house in Paris on which he may draw for payment of 
same; informed Bersolle that .Tones's "Bills on the Honorable 
Commissioners" or on himself will l>e accepted; prefer.s to have 
, account rendei-ed for all disbm-sements in Brest; orders have been 

received by the Admiralty Offices at L'Orient and adjacent ports 
to stop all English vessels; letters from Paris say that on Mar. 
16th the English Ambassador, [David Murray, Lord Stormont,] 
retired from the French court. A. L. S. 2 pp. 4°. 

1778. [Jones, John Paul.] Capt. U. S. S. Ranger. Brest, [France.] Letter to 
Blar. 31. [Antoine Raymond Jean Gualbert Gabriel] de Sartine, [Ver- 

sailles]. Introduces himself l)y ent-losing a C(->py of a letter from 
the Continental Congress to the United States Commissioners; 
information respecting the ship [7»<i(Vi(] Iniilding at Amsterdam 
and wliich Jones was to command; expresses satisfaction at the 
alliance of France and America; ''sinews of their [the British] 
Marine" could be destroyed by capture of [Richard,] Lord Howe's 
light ships and destruction of British fisheries at Newfoundland; 
British army "must fall of course"; acknowledges politeness of 
[Louis Guillouet,] Comte d'Orvilliers, [ ] de La Porse and 

[Admiral] La Motte Picquet; Jones's project has probably been 
communicated through d'Orvilliers; addresses him "with the 
same freedom" as he does Congress, as the interests of France 
and America are the same. Copy. 2 pp. 4°. 
Printed: Sherljurne, Life of John Paid Jonei<. N. Y., lsr>l, p. ISO. 

1778. Bersolle, . Merchant, Brent. Brest, [France.] " Charges made on 

Apr. 1. the Ship Ranger [Capt.] John Paul Jones Esqr. Commander from 

ye 2.5e. March to this Day." Account amounts to 23.52 livres. 
Signed: Rion. 

S[impsoii,] T[homas.] Lieut., U. S. S. "Ranger." "Ranger, 
Brest Road." Certificate to truth of above account. A. D. S. 
1 p. F». 

1778. Ross, John. United States commercial agent at Xantes. Nantes, [France.] 
Apr. 2. Letter to [Capt.] John P[aul] Jones, Brest. Acknowledges. letter 
of [March] 2.5th; has received letters from [United States] Com- 
missioners [to France] ; thanks him for services rendered [Capt? 
John?] Green[e] ; he has been reported to have "lost convoy" and 
been deserted by the [ship?] Commodore S ; requests authen- 
tication of this report; political and commercial advantages to be 
derived from the connection and treaty with France; acknowl- 
edgment by France of American independence was "generous, 
disinterested and friendly"; does not know power of Commis- 
sioners as to appointment of agents; desires no connection wdth 
them; requests that Jones send prizes to him and he will make 
every effort to clispose of them advantageousl}'; has received a 
business letter from Willing & Morris; delight of Americans at 
"our acknowledged Independence"; death of Robert Ritchie of 
Philadelphia; [John] Lloyd returns compliments to Jones; is to 
ask Lieut. [Thomas Simpson] if letters addressed to [William] 
Stevenson were delivered. A. L. S. 3 pp. 4°. 



CALENDAR OF JOHN I'AUL JONES 5IANLSCRIFTS. 39 

1778. Williams, Jdnntluui. I'liilnl Slalix ri)iinnerci(d nijeul at Xanles. Nantes, 
Apr. L'. [[■'rauci'.] Letter to [('apt., John Paul] Jone.'J, Hre.st. Sees no 

prosjieet of a reniittanee from Bordeaux; [Samuel and J. II.] 
Delap eon.'iider "prize" the property of Willini; A Morri.-* and the 
late T[h(.)ma.s] Morris but they are forbidden to sell the same by 
[John] Ross; has written ilessrs. ])i4ap nOiuttinvr their objections; 
"the return of the iwst" will inform him of his suceess. A.L. S. 
1 p. 4°. 

177S. lie Roy, [Julien David?] Director, French Academy. "Pont L'AbW, 
Apr. [6?] [France.] Letter to Capt. [John Paul] Jones, Brest. Sends 

Joseph Rackleyft [Ratcliffe] to him in good health; is plea.sed to 
hear from Jones's otiicers; "offer my services to them e.speeially 
Mr. Simson" [Lieut. Thomas Simpson]; would like to have a 
"cople" of young men for a year or two that they may "Learn 
the Both tongue"; when his son is older he will propose "one 
exchange"; encloses "memoir" of Ratchffe's expenses. A. L. S. 
Spp. i". 

177S. Laporte, . Brest, [France.] Letter to [ ] Guillot, "at St. 

Apr. 7. Malo or any other of the Commissaries in the port of L'Oriont". 

Capt. [J<ihn Paul] Jones of the Rfimjer will put into some French 
port for a pilot; desires that one be secured for him; requests 
that the Ranger be furnished with all necessaries. A. L. S. 1 p. 
4°. 

In French. 

177S. Ii[ivingston,] iI[usco.] Lieut, commanding U. S. S. "Gov. Livingston." 
Apr. 11. Paris. Certificate to Joseph Wharton, jr. Has seen a letter in 

London dated Jan. 27, 1778, said to have been written by Dr. 
[Edward] Bancroft to Wharton respecting the signing of the 
treaty with France and advising him to make speculations accord- 
ingly; believes the letter to have been written by Bancroft. 
Copy. 

1779. Nantes, [France.] Certificate to Joseph Wharton, jr. 

Feb. 20. The above is a true copy of a certificate given Arthur Lee and 
Ralph Izard in Paris last April; was given to vindicate Lee and 
Izard who were said to have disclosed secrets of the Cabinet for 
personal gain. Copy. 
Feb. 21. Wharton, Joseph, jr., o/P/i!fcrrf«?/)/iiV(. Nantes, [France.] Cer- 
tificate. The above are true copies "delivered to me in Nantes " 
by Capt. Livingston. D. S. 2 pp. 4°. Endorsed: "For Capt. 
[John Paul] Jones." 

Certificate of 177S, .\pr. 11, printed: Deanc Paprrs. N. Y. 1S87-1S91. vol. IV: 
p. 64. 

1778. Sartine, [.Vntoine Raymond Jean (nialbert Gabriel de.] Minister of 
Apr. 27. Marine of France. Versailles, France. Letter to L'Avigne Buis- 

son, L' Orient. The King having recognized the independence 
of the I'nited States wishes them accordefl the honors pertaining 
thereto; instructions regarding the salute to the Eangcr. Copy 
attested by Buisson. 1 p. F". 
lu Frencli. 



40 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS. 

1778. Jones, .Tolm P[aul.] Capt. U. S. S. ■' Hanf/er.'' ^OH/zf/- off the Island of 

Apr. 28. Ila. [Islay, Scotland.] Orders to Solomon Lowd. Appoints 

him to command the prize Patiaict: station to be on the Ranr/er's 

larboard quarter; if separated from the Banger is to proceed to 

France. Autograph draft signed. 1 p. F°. 

1778. William.s, J[onathaii.] United States commercial agent at Xante.''. Mor- 
May 8. laix, [France.] Letter to [Capt. John Paul] Jones, Brest. Con- 

gratulates him on his success; proposes to l:)e \vith Jones tomorrow; 
offers his services. A. L. S. 2 pp. 4°. 

1778. Jones, [John] Paul. Capt. U. S. S. "Ranger." Brest, [France.] Letter 
May 8. to the Countess of Selkirk, [St. Mary's Isle,] Scotland. Regrets 

that in the profession of arms officers must sometimes wink at 
actions of which they can not approve; intended to have taken 
her husliand on board the Ranger and "detained him until, 
through his means, a fair exchange of prisoners ■* * * had 
been effected"; regrets that the household plate was taken; will 
purchase the plate when it is sold and restore it to her; recounts 
the engagement between the Ranger and the Dral-e; sacrifices 
which the war has entailed upon him; hopes she will use her 
" persuasive art " with that of her husband to secure an exchange 
of prisoners and an end to the war; reflections upon methods of 
warfare followed by British in America; is himself engaged in 
"no war with the Fair"; will be glad to do her any service 
possible. Contemporary Copy. 7 pp. 4°. 

In Jones: Extrait du Journal, 1786, Jan. 1. p. 149. 

Printed (with omissions): Sherburne, Life of Jolm Pant Jones, N. Y.. 18.51, 
pp. 51-54. 

1778. Moylau, James. Merchant and United States commercial agent at V Orient. 
May 10. Harmemg Hall, L'Orient, [France.] Letterto [Capt.] John [Paul] 

.Tones, Brest. Has just heard of his arrival in Brest; this letter 
will be delivered by Capt. [ ] Alderson of the Harmony Hall 
of Newbern, North Carolina; desires all civilities shown him; goes 
to Brest by order of [Admiral Louis CTuillouet, Comte] "Daur- 
villiers" [d'Orvilliers] for a convoy. A. L. S. 1 p. F°. 

1778. MacNamarra, Chevalier de. Lieut. French ship ejf icar " (I'har- 

May 10. mante." Brest, [France.] Letter to Capt. [John Paul] Jones, 

[Brest]. Regrets not having seen him before leaving; desired to 
compliment him on his success; reasons therefor; "Le Chevr. de 
Clonard," his friend, expresses his regrets also; apologizes for 
writing in French; will wait for him at San Domingues. A. L. S. 

1 p. 4°. 
In French, 

1778. Ross, John. United States commercicd agent at Nantes. Xantes, [France.] 
May 12. Letter to [Capt.] John P[aul] Jones, [Brest, France]. Replied 

to his letter on the 2nd; glad to hear of his safe return from cruise 
[off coast of Scotland] ; [Arthur and William] L[ee] "assume dis- 
tinct powers " ; appoint [John D.] Schweighauser "deputy [agent 
for prizes] in the province of Brittany"; requests that Jones's 
prizes be consigned to [Jonathan] "Williams and himself; Wil- 
liams acted for the Commissioners before the quarrels with the 
Lees; advice respecting prizes and their sale; requests a short 
account of Jones's cruise near "his native soil" [Scotland]; a 
part was published in the Leyden [Holland] GJazette. A. L. S. 

2 pp. 4°. "■ 



CALENDAK <iK .KiHN I'AIL .TONES MANUSCRIPTS. 41 

1778. Moylan, .Tiviiu'.--'. Mi n-hnul mul I'liiltd Statix rutniinrcial aijinl (it L'(Jrii'iit. 
May IL'. L'Oricnt, [iM-ancf.] Letter to [Capt.] John [Paul] Jones, Brest. 

Has lieanl a report of his arrival; incloses letter for Jones received 
by a "Schooner from Virginia" which left there Mar. 2Sth; 
large drafts of men being sent to re-enforce [(>en. George] Witsh- 
ington, who is encamped b5 miles from I'hiladeljihia; resolution 
of Congress to prevent [Lt.] Gen. [John] I'urgoyne's embarka- 
tion until tireat Britain acquiesces to the termsof the cajiitulation 
[of Saratoga, Oct. 7, 1777] ; John Ross desires information respect- 
ing disposal of Jones's prizes; cautions Jones against the "Admi- 
ralty." A. L. S. 2 pp. 4°. 

177S. "Ranger." U. S. ship of trar, I'npt. .hilm I'mil Jones. OfKcers and crew. 
May lo. [Brest, France.] Letter to Capt. John Paul Jones. "Seals on 

the Lord Chatliaia are to be broak tliis Afternoon" ; desire their 
agent [ ] Kion to be jiresent. 1 p. 4°. 

1778. Boss, John. United States coriimcrrial agent at Xands. Xantes, [France.] 
May 17. Letter to [Capt.] John P[aul] Jones, Brest. Encloses publication 

from England respecting Jones's cruise; it corresponds in part 
with J[onathan] "Williams's account; perceives Jones " ])ai<l his 
respects to [Dunbar Hamilton Douglas,] Lord Selkirk's house" 
and permitted the family jilate to be taken; understands why 
this was done; advises purchase of "his peoples" share of the 
plate and return of same to Lord Selkirk. A. L. S. 2 pp. 4°. 
Indused in following letter. 

1778. Il[oss,] J[ohn.] Vnited States commercial uyent at Xantes. Xantes, 
May 17. [France.] Letter to [Capt.] John P[aul] .Tones, Brest. Finished 

the enclosed and is now dining with [John] Lloyd; recollected 
that Jones had a large stock of porter; desires a few casks sent 
here "for the use of your American friemls" ; English paper says 
Jones's prizes have "Money & Vallueable" property on them. 
A. L. S. 1 p. 4°. 

1778. Frazer, John (;[izzard.] Ex-major Cutdinerdal army. Borileaux, 
May 18. [France.] Letter to [Capt.] John Paul Jones, Brest. fLis just 

heard of his arrival after a very successful cruise; has been ill 
with fever; English prints give various accounts of Jones's cruise; 
the frigate Boston arrived [at Bordeaux] Apr. 1st; was com- 
mandeil by Samuel Tucker and had John Adams on Ijoard; she 
is now ready for sea; captured a valuable prize on her way to 
France; |>rize said to be worth £20,000; late American arrivals at 
Bordeaux bring good news; recommends two young men from 
South Carolina and Maryland respectively; they desire to enlist 
under Jones; an answer requested by return post in care of John 
Bondfield, American agent at Bordeaux; sends respects to [Lt. 
Thomas] Simpson and other officers; expects to go to Paris the 
end of May, thence to Holland, Germany, and Sweden. A. L. S. 
3 pp. 4°." 

1778. Ross, John. United States commercial agent at yante.i. Xantes, [France.] 
May 19. Letter to [Capt.] John P[aul] Jones, Brest. Application made 

to Ross by John JD. Schweighauser and [ ] Meinert to reijuest 
Jones to release Capt. Christopher Stinger of the Dolphin; 
reasons therefore; cartel settled between Gen. [George] Washing- 
ton and [^Maj. Gen. William] Howe; hopes Jones may now have 
an " Oppty. of being instrumental in exchanging American pris- 
oners in England." A. L. S. 1 p. 4°. 



42 LIBRARY OF CONGKESS. 

1778. Black, John & Co. Banl-n:s, Bordernu: Bordeaux, [France.] Letter to 
May 19. Lieut. William Dobbs, Brest. Enclose letters from Allen, 

Marlar & Co., of London, with an order for £100 sterling; have 
no corresponilent at Brest so send letter of recommendation from 
Baignoux & Banie of Bordeaux to friends in Brest, -who will 
render all services; regret to hear that he has been wounded; if 
he desires removal to an inland town, will use all their interest 
for his transfer. A. L. S. 2 pp. 4°. Addressed: "To the Care 
of Cap. [John Paul] Jones of the Rnnrjer Privateer." 

1778. CuUam, David. Petty officer?, U. S. S. "Ranger" . [Brest, France.] Letter 
May 21. to Capt. John Paul Jones, [Eayirjer}. Reports the attempted 

escajje of Capt. [ ] Strahan's and Capt. [ ] Stranger's mates, 
and the gunner and mate from the Drake; they took the boat 
along side in [ ] Ferant's watch; were ordered to return by the 
sailmaker [Thomas Lowe?]; the}' obeyed but during his absence 
from deck one of them again deserted; thinks they were assisted 
by Ferant who "told Mr. Inger.son to say nothing about it"; 
has sent [ ] "Webster in pursuit. A. L. S. 1 p. 4°. 
See following letter. 

1778. CuUam, David. Petti/ officer?, C. S. S. " Ranger" . iJanoer, [Brest, France.] 
May 21. Letter to Capt. John Paul Jones, [Ranger]. Reports the capture 

of "the man that Run away with the Boat". A. L. S. 1 p. 4x9 
inches. 

1778. Franklin, Benjamin; Lee, Arthur and Adams, John. United States 

May 23. Commmioners to France. Passy, [France.] Letter to Capt. [John 

Paul] Jones, [Brest]. Request a " Pilote" to conduct an "Advice 

Boat " to America if he has a suitable persons who can be spared. 

A. L. S. of Franklin, signed by Lee and Adams also. 1 p. 4°. 

1778. Franklin, William T[emple.] Private secretary to Benjamin Franklin. 
Blay 23. Passy, [France.] Letterto [Capt.] J[ohn] P[aul] Jones, [Brest]. 

Encloses letter from [ ] ^lelmoth to Jones; delayed sending it 
as he expected to see him in Paris; congratulates him on his late 
signal enterprises; has gained a " lasting Honour and augmented 
the Reputation of the American Navy". A. L. S. 1 p. 4°. 

1778. Frazer, John G[izzard.] Ex-niajor, Continental army. Bordeaux, 
May 23. [France.] Letter to [Capt] John Paul Jones, [U. S. S. Rimger, 

Brest]. Wrote to Jones immediately upon hearing of his arrival 
at Brest; has been ill for two months with a fever; leaves for 
Paris in June; requests a " concise acct. of yr. cruise"; lettera to 
be directed in care of [.John] Bonfield [Bondfield] agent at 
Bordeaux; Bordeaux a very "agreable" place; Capt. [Samuel] 
Tucker of the Boston "fell down the River to Day"; recom- 
mends two young American gentlemen who are desirious of enter- 
ing [the navy] under Jones; many American vessels at Bordeaux 
every week; hopes respecting renewal of trade; last news from 
home [Mar. 20th] states that 20,000 men are expected from 
England; Congress have prepared accordingly; our arm v larger 
than it has ever been; latest intelligence is that only 2,000 British 
have "gone out"; "Poor [Capt. Nicholas] Biddle blown up in 
the Randolph"; Capt. [Hector] McNeill suspended in Boston; 
expresses desire to acconqiany Jones upon "another such a 
scheme as his last"; sends regards to [Lieut. Thomas] Simpson 
and other otficer^i. .\. L. S. 2 pp. 4°. 



CALENDAR OF JOHN PAUL JONKS MANUSCRIPTS. 43 

1778. Lee, .\rtliur; Adams, Juliii ami Franklin, Hcnjainin. V)iiledSlnlei< Cijiit- 
May 25. /ni«xi(mri-n lo France. '■Pa.s<i", [Franri'.] I.i'tter tu [Capt.] .Tulin 

Paul Jones, Brest. Letter.s of May iltli and lOtli receiveii; coii- 
irratiilate liiiu on the eaiiture [of tlie Drub}; recoiunienil that 
British i)risoners be kept umler secure eontineinent as exehan<;e 
is expected; recomnieiidatifms concerning the Drukr; reqiiest 
l>articulars of Jones's cruise; refusal of payment of Jones's bill 
of exchange in favor of [ ] BersolU; presenteil l>y [Donatien 
Leray de] Chaumont and reasons therefor; application should 
have been made to [John D.] .Schweighanser, United States agent 
at Brest; commissioners have noauthority to pay the " Kxpense" 
for which bill i.s drawn, to reward deserving men [in the U. S. 
navy] nor to advance any money to them; can only order re|iairs 
anil necessary stores for Jones's ship; will furnish slops; cost of 
.same to be deducted from each man's pay; other powers belong 
to Congress alone; desire pas-sage to America secured for Lieut. 
[Thomas] Simpson who was put under arrest by Jones; number 
of officers necessary to constitute a court martial; inconvenience 
of an arrest in foreign countries; desire copy of resolutions of 
Congress giving the captors the whole of the ships of war taken; 
desire particulars respecting Jones's prizes. A. L. S. of Adams, 
signed by Lee and Franklin also. 4 pp. 4". 

Printed: Wharton, Diplomatic Corrc^pnnfJevce of ffir American Jirrohttioii, 
Wa.shn. 1889, II: 597. 

1778. Williams, J[onathan.] Nantes, [France.] Letter to [Capt. John Paul] 
May 26. Jones, Brest. Expects to set out for Paris in a few days; will 

•'put the plan in agitation"; hopes to see it completed; requests 
that lie may hear from him often; will give him "every interest- 
ing Intelligence"; encloses letter from [William] Morris; he has 
told Morris that Jones is "favourably inclined"; thinks Jones 
will have a good officer in him. A. L. S. 1 p. 4°, 
.See following letter. 

1778. Morris, William. Nantes, [France.] Letter to [Capt.] John Paul Jones, 
May 26. Brest. Has been informed by [.lonathan] Williams that Jones 

thinks him "worthy of Iteing Lieut, of the Merrines" [on the 
Rangerl; has no other view than to serve his country; will "pro- 
ceed to Breast as sone as posoble"; congratulates Jones on his 
success. A. L. S. 1 p. 4°. 

1778. [Jones, John Paul.] Capt., U. S. S. " Ranger". Brest, [France.] Let- 
May 27. ter to the Marine Committee, Continental Congress, [Yorktown, 
Peimsylvania]. Wrote them on Feb. 22d and enclosed three 
copies of his proceedings up to that date; now encloses papers 
accounting for his proceedings "to the present moment". Copy. 
1 p. 4°. 

Copies of (1) a letter of Auk. 10, 1T7S, from the United States Commis.sionera 
to France to Jones and (2) two letters of .\ug. 18, 1778, from Jones to the Marine 
Committee of the Continental Congre.ss are on the same sheet. Autograph 
drafts of these letters are calendared on pages 46 and 47. 

1778. [Jones, John Paul.] Capt, U. S. S. "Ranger". [Brest, France.] 
May 27. " Extract to the Amr. Plenipotentiaries at the court of Versailles". 

Extracts are from journals and letters Apr. 17th-24th describing 
expedition against Whitehaven and conditions since; protests 
against treatment accorded him. Copy endorsed: "Incorrect". 
9 pp. 4°. 

I'riiite'l in purl: Sherburne, I.ijV of .hilni I'mil .Inius. X. Y. 18.51, pp. 4.')-'>l. 



44 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS. 

1778 "Williams, .T[onathan.] Nantes, [France.] Letter to [Capt. John Paul] 

JMay 30 Jones, Brest. Has received recall [as United States commercial 

agent at Xantes] from Commissioners as desired; Avill be pleased 

to serve Jones "as a private man"; leaves for Paris -"this 

Eveng". A. h. S. 1 p. 4°. 

177.S. Wtipple, Abraham. Cop;., U. .S. .S. " Columhuti". "Painbeuf", 
]\Iay 31. [France.] Letter to Capt. John P[aul] Jones, Brest. After 

blockade of sixteen months got clear of the British without mate- 
rial damage; has taken a prize; congratulates Jones on his great 
success; desires to know if an}' ships are boimd for America; shall 
refitand "then purpose for Sea, as quick as orders arrive". L. S. 
1 p. F". 

1778. [Jones, John Paul.] Capt., V. S. S. "Enmjir". Brest, [France.] Let- 
Jun. 1. ter to Benjamin Franklin, [Paris]. Letter of [May] 27th received; 

thanks him for his good opinion; encloses papers to show his 
" roses are not without thorns " ; desires to render essential serv- 
ice to America; present crew [of the Ranger'] can only be led 
by "great views of interest" to "bring about the plan" [to 
capture the .Jersey privateers] proposed by Franklin; considers it 
necessary to assure men the protection of the French flag; " home- 
sickness" of officers and men; desires the Boston to be sent here 
that a sufficient number of officers may be obtained for a court of 
inquiry [upon Lieut. Thomas Simpson] ; willingness of [Louis 
Philippe Joseph,] Due de Chartes to aid Jones in obtaining the 
ship lliidien] in Amsterdam; thinks it possible to man her with 
Americans; many French volunteers; the Ranger is "crank and 
slow"; opinion concerning the " province of our infant Xavv". 
Copy. 3 pp. 4°. 

Printed: Sherburne, Li/c oj John I'nu! .Jiuirs, N. Y. 1851, pp. CiS-titi: X. Y. 
1830, pp. 106-107, 

1778. [Jones, John Paul.] Capt., V.&S." Ranger". Brest, [France.] Extract 
Jun. 3. of a letter [to the United States Commissioners, Paris]. Hopes 

they do not consider that he wishes to receive " present.s of the 
public money"; before he left America he was £1500 "in 
advance"; has never received any wages; authorized by Congress 
to issue "warrants" to agent; sixteen months has elapsed since 
" Congress thought of me" ; at that time was given command of 
' ' seven times my present force' ' ; has ' ' well considered ' ' the'steps 
he has taken [as to the arrest of Lieut. Thomas Simpson] ; encloses 
copies of resolution of Congress respecting prizes as requested. 
Copy. On sheet.s with preceding letter. 2 j)p. 4°. 
Primed: Sherburne, Life of Julia Paid Jones, N. Y. 1S.51, p. 09. 
1778. Jones, [John Paul.] Cajjt., U. S. S. " Ranger" . Passy, [France.] Plan 
Jun. 5. for expeditions submitted to [Benjamin Franklin, Arthur Lee and 

John Adams,] United States Commissioners ami to [AntoinePtay- 
mond Jean Gualbert Gabriel de Sartine,] French Minister of 
Marine. Copy. 3 pp. 4°. 
Printed: Sherburne, Life nf Julia Paul Juars, N. Y. 1851, p. 70-71. 
1778. [Jones, John Paul] Capt., U. S. nar;/. Passy, [France.] Extract of a 
J"l- 12. letter to H[enry] Grand, [Paris]. Gives necessary qualifications 

for a chaplain for the Ranger; desires him to be a man of letters, 
a linguist, a Protestant for political reasons and a jienman; would 
be assured of Jones's esteem and friendship and always "have a 
place at my table". Copy. 1 p. 4°. 
See: Sherburne, Li/c of. John Paul Junes, N. Y. I.s51, p. 329. 





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[Jones, .lull 


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(IK .IdllX I'.MI. .loNKS .M.\.NrsCKIl"l'S. 4!) 

1 I'aiil.] I'lrpt., r. S. iKiiij. I'assy, [l-'raiu-c] I^fttor to 
[iTeorgf] \Va.''liiii;:t<iii, [Wliiti- IMains, Xow York], lla.s 
given up comnianil of the Unngfr: is to continue some time ii; 
Kurope at request of [.\ntoine Raymond Jean (iualbert Gabriel 
lie Sartine] French Minister of .Marine; lieg.s he will a<'cept two 
ejiaulettes, accompanying this letter ami forwarded by [.Jonathan] 
Williams. Autograph draft signed. 1 [>. i°. and copy of same 
1 p. 4°_. 
I'rintni: SIuTlmriie, Lifr nj Jnlm Paul Junes, X. Y. Is.'il, p. 3J>. 

177S. [Jones, .John Paul.] C'ajjf., V. S. nani. Brest, [France.] l.iMtc-r to 
Aug. 14. Edward Bancroft, [Paris]. On his way from Passy to Brest he 

visited L'Orient to see the JJ/w-/. r and the rest of the squadron; 
description of the Epenier; Jersey prize sloop and schooner " very 
insignificant things"; inquiry of [James] ^Moylan and others 
<leveloped no favorable account of their sailing powers; Jones 
arrived at Brest Aug. 10th; command of the i/fW// given to [Pierre 
Dimas, ^larquis] de [La] Prevalye liy [Antoine Raymond Jean 
Gualbert Gabriel] de Sartine; captain of the Iphegene descrilxs 
the LIrelij as a poor sailer; the Alrrt is al.so connnissioned; Jone.s 
has received no appointment as yet; im])atient to proceed; inq)os- 
sibility of reaching designated place by the 20th; the "Bird 
may perhaps not fly away that very day"; if "that project" 
is laid aside will use best endeavors with the Alert and the 
Epervier; desires Capt. [Elisha] Ilinman to command one of 
them; if this is not agreeal^le to him, command of the Jlanrjif is 
at his service; [Lieut. Thomas] Sinqison is " Ungrateful as well as 
disobedient"; has said that [Jonathan] AVilliams's letter to him 
is a falsehood; Jones is going to demanrl his court martial as there 
are a sufficient number of American otiii'ers in Europe to form 
one; refers to his letter of the 16th to the Commissioners; parole 
of Simpson; his arrest and confinement; crew [of the Rnnr/erJ 
taught to regard him as "the defender of their Rights"; insub- 
ordination of crew; Simpson's confinement on the Drake; his 
removal to the French ship Ad>nirnl by advice of [Lt.] Gen. 
[Louis Guillouet, Comte] d'Orvilliers; requests that if Bancroft 
"sees fit" this letter he sent to Dr. [Benjamin] Franklin; wi uld 
write to [Jonathan] Williams if he were with Bancroft; the2)ra^v 
is advertised for sale [.Vug. 19tli]; presents best respects to [Dona- 
tien Leray] de Chaumont, his wife and family; hopes to have de 
Chaumont's attention in his absence; shall soon write to [Charles 
Henri Nicolas Othon,] P[rince] de K[assau-Siegen]; necessary for 
Eilward Meyers to be present at the court martial [of Simpson]; 
he can come down with Capt. Hinman; if Jones had funds in 
Europe he would "Risque something on the Drake and the 
poster." Autograph draft. 8 pp. 4°. 

[1778.] [Jones, John Paul.] Capit., V. S. wtri/. [Brest, France.] Letter [to 
[Aug. 15.] the United States Commissioners, Paris]. Consequences wlien 

" much present gain is the ruling principle of officers in an Infant 
Navy"; those when the "Xoble-minded step forth to-gether as 
officers * * * preferring Honor without Hi »c/i present Gain"; 
former words can be applied to officers of the Ranger; Jones was 
given command of "Five Ships and Armed vessels" but expedition 
was prevented by jealousy of [Esek Hopkins] then Commamler- 



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[177S.] [Jones, Jcihn Paul] — Continued. 
[Aug. 15.] in-chief; next ordered to Europe in the French ship lAmphitritel 

to t-ake coniniand of a ship huildiufr in Europe [the Tndlen^] this 
plan frustrated; directed to fit out the Banger at Portsmouth, 
New Hampshire; appointment of her officers; Capt. [Mathew] 
Parke of the Marines his only appointee; information respecting 
1st Lieut. [Thomas] Simpson and 2d Lieut. [Elijah] Hall; Simp- 
son's misconduct during passage of the Ranger to France; Jones 
sunmioned to appear before Commissioners at Paris upon his 
arrival: found it necessary to postpone procuring the promised 
ship [the Indieri]; conduct of officers on Jones's return mani- 
fested by the enclosed letter from the lieutenants and masters 
complaining against Capt. Parke; (during cruise between Quibe- 
ron and Brest "symptoms of smallpox prevailed"; bad behavior 
of Simpson and the men; incidents specified; determined to pre- 
vent desertions like those from the Randolph; Jones informed of 
a conspiracy against him; mutiny on the Ranger just before the 
capture of the Drake; her capture restored "good Humour"; 
behavior of the men "truely (Tallant"; Simpson bargained with 
the men to leave the "Channell" without attempting any new 
"Hazardous Enterprise"; further information respecting Simp- 
son's insubordination; presented him with Capt. [George] Bour- 
den's [Bunion's] sword; placed Simpson under arrest on the 
Admiral; [Lt. Gen. Louis Guillouet, Comte] d'Orvilliers advised 
harsher treatment); Jones unexpectedly sent for from Versailles; 
requested to remain in Europe by "the Court"; appointment of 
[Lieut. Musco] Livingston as commander of the Ranger would 
have caused every lieutenant in the navy to be superseded; to 
prevent this Jones withdrew Simpson's parole so he could com- 
mand the Ranger as lieutenant; Simpson's nonappreciation of 
"this indulgence" shown by his making false representations 
abtiut Jones. Autograph draft. H pp. 4°. Endorsed: " Rela- 
ting to the conduct of the Off: of the i>rai7' in May, 177S''. [Incom- 
plete.] 

Such portions of the foregoing calendar as arc enclosed within parentheses 
are supplied from a second autograph draft of this letter. A catalogue entry 
for the second draft follows. 

[1778.] [Jones, John Paul.] Capt., U. S. navy. [Brest, France.] Letter [to the 
[Aug. 15.] T'nited States Commissioners, Paris]. Autograph draft. 4 pp. 

4°. [Incomplete.] 
Pee preceding letter. 

1778. [Jones, John Paul.] Oq^t., U. S. nar;/. Brest, [France.] Letter to Capt. 
Aug. 18. Abraham Whipple, Brest, Recjuests that he summon a court mar- 

tial for the trial of Lieut. Thomas Simpson, under suspension for 
disobedienceof Jones's written order. Autograph draft. 1 p. 4°. 
Printed: Wharton, Dip. Corirs. (jfllic Amn: Kir., Wavh. 18S9, II: fisg. 

1778. [Jones, John Paul.] C'ap?., [7. ,S'. navy. Brest, France. Letter to the 
Aug. 18. Marine Committee, Continental Congress, [Philadelphia]. Men 

were reluctant to land at Whitehaven; example set l)y the lieu- 
tenants " who kept out of harms way but were always among 
the first murmerers"; the men merit reward; Court of France has 
requested that Jones remain a little while in Europe; will " com- 
mand only under freedoms flag". 



CALENDAK (iF JOHN TAl'L JoNKS MANUSCKIPTS. 47 

1778. [Jones, .lolin Paul] — Continiu'd. 
Aug. 18. [AuK- 10. ] Franklin, I?[t'iii;uiiin,] and .Xdaiui^, Jolin. Uniled Stiitrs Com- 
ininsiiiturs to Fraiin-. Passy, [France.] Extract of a letter to 
C'apt. John r[aul] Jones, [l!re.«t]. Will reconnnend the men 
who landed at Whitehaven tof'ongres.u; ask .ToneH to do likewise. 
Enclosed in preceding. 
[Aug. IS.] [Jones, John Paul.] ('<i]il., r.,s.ii(ni/. [lirest.] Certilicate of 
service of Benjamin Hill. Has served on the Riinjer since her 
departure' from Nantes; behavior has been satisfactory; accom- 
panied Joneson ex])e<lition in the Provldcna'; commanded the 
waist guns of the RaiKjer in the encounter with the l)ri(kr; ren- 
dered efficient service; has not been rewarded; desires an officer's 
commission. Enclosed in Jones to Marine Committee of .same 
date. Autograph drafts, .'i pp. 4". 

Theseeoniiof the above letters is printed: Sherburne. UJfnJJofni I'aiif Jonii^, 
X. Y. 1851, pp. 5.S-59. 

1778. [Jones, .lohn Paul.] <''i]il-, V. iS. navi/. Brest, [France.] Letter to 
Aug. 19. C'apt. Abraham Whipple, Brest. Thanks him for "one senti- 

ment", that Jones's letter of July 16th to the "American Pleni- 
potentiaries" was voluntary; "candid part of mankind would do 
Justice to my motive"; was merciful that [Lieut. Thomas Sim]i- 
son's] innocent wife and children " might not suffer through the 
Guilty "; opinion concerning Simpson's parole; "still retains its 
full force" though broken daily by him; not Whipple's particu- 
lar province to enter singly into the merits of the case; asked to 
summon a court martial not to give advice; sufficient number of 
captains at "free Liberty to act"; refusal to summon court 
therefore must be from absolute unwillingness; Jones can remem- 
ber a time when AVhipple was not "prejudged by me as one of 
your Peers". Autograph draft, o pp. 4". 
1778. [Jones, John Paul.] CapL, U. S. navi/. Brest, [France.] Letter to 
Aug. 21. Edward Bancroft, [Paris]. [Lt. Gen. Louis (xuillouet,] Comte 

d'Orvilliers sailed [Aug. 17th] from Bre.st; his "line" now con- 
sists of twenty-eight ships; information resi^ecting the sailors of 
the VUle <k J'ttris, Lbrly, Alert, and Eperrier; [James] Moylan 
expects to sail Wednesday [Aug. 26th]; has sulimitted Ban- 
croft's account of the homeward bound fleet under the protection 
of the Portland to [Pierre Dimas, JIarquis] de La Prevalye; latter 
has "given the hint" to d'Orvilliers; he desired Jones to make the 
campaign "with him in the Bretaign"; was unable at that time 
to accept; this has since been possible but Prevalye has objecte<l; 
has received Bancroft's letter by [Lieut. Peter] Amlel; arrival 
of the Providence and the Boston from Nantes [Aug. 1.5th] ; applied 
to [Capt. Abraham] Whipple for a court martial [for Lieut. 
Thomas Simpson]; he has endeavored to evade the application; 
prisoners of war on board the Patience, taken under Jones's com- 
mand, were left by Whipple's order without a guard; he promised 
them "Liberty vnthout an cxchanrji'" ; Jones found, upon his 
return to Brest, "these new made and young Gentlemen" dis- 
posing of articles lielonging to the Drake; the prize ship Lord 
Chatham sold; the Drake plundered; her sale postponed; the situa- 
ation "truely irksome and disagreeable"; rumor that he is "cast 
off"; many French ships to which he can be appointed; wants 
command of " irhat will sail" ; can not stand this suspense; pre- 
sents respects to [Benjamin] Franklin and [Donatien Leray] de 
Chaumont. Autograph draft. 4 pp. 4°. 



48 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS. 

177S. [Jones, John Paul.] Capt., V. S. nanj. Brest, [France.] Letter to 
Aug. 23. [Jonathan] Wilhams, [Nantes]. Wishes he had come [to Brest] 

instead of goini; to Nantes; sale of the Lord Chatham [Aug. 16th]; 
sale of the Drake and the Patience postponed; descrii)tiori of those 
ships; Lieut. [Thomas] Simpson "Ungrateful as well as Disobe- 
dient"; gave out false reports concerning Jones; denied making 
"offer mentioned" [readiness to give Jones satisfaction had 
latter allowed him to speak on matter of his confinement]; 
[Capt. Elisha] Hinman and the sliips Proridence and Bofiton 
arrived on 17th; unsuccessful attempts made to have [Capt. Abra- 
ham] Whipple summon a court martial [for Simpson]; is here in 
, a "most disagreeable situation"; rumored that he is "cast off"; 

information respecting the Eperrier, Lirehi and Alert; command- 
ers have been appointed for them; Jones has received no orders; 
"not suffered even" to follow [Lt. Gen. Louis Guillouet] Comte 
d'Ovilliers as a volunteer; has written to [Edward] Bancroft 
regarding these matters. Autograph draft. 3 iip. 4°. 

1778. [Jones, John Paul.] Capt., U. S.narij. Brest, [France.] Letter to John 
Aug. 23. Ross, Nantes. Wrote him from Rennes, June 1.5th; letter sent 

by Andrew Falton evidently miscarried: sent for from Paris "this 
last time" on business "with wliich the Court had some con- 
cern"; no issue therefrom; Jones permitted to staj' in Europe at 
request of "heigh authority"; is "without employment"; ia 
apparently "useless and laid aside' ; refers him to [Jonathan] 
Williams for particulars; upon arrival here found " some Neto 
7iiade Men & a young Agent" selling articles belonging to the 
Drake; sale of the Lord Chatham; that of the Drake and Patience 
postponed; both have been plundered; seamen have been basely 
used; were without money or clothes; told by officers the fault 
was Jones's; has received his letter of Aug. 12th; has heard 
nothing from the Countess of Selkirk; death of [Thomas] Morris 
[Feb. 1st] ; has not written to Robert Morris as he could not give 
him "a pleasing account of my situation"; regrets [Capt. John] 
Young's misfortune; gives description of the Drake and the 
Patience, as Ross may like to jiurchase them; if Jones had funds 
he "would have no objection to be concerned." Autograph 
draft. 5 pp. 4°. 

1778. [Jones, John Paul.] Capt., U. S. nanj. Brest, [France.] Letter to 
Aug. 24. B[euiamin] Franklin, [Paris]. At this "nice moment * * * 

ought to be either in search of marine knowledge with [Lt. Gen. 
Louis Guillouet,] Count d'Orvilliers or on some private enterprise"; 
pressed by d'Orvilliers to accompany him; precluded by "present 
conmiandant" [Pierre Dimas, ilarquis de La Prevalye] from fol- 
lowing the fleet; has the appearance of " being cast off " ; encloses 
Iettert(} [CharlesHenriNicolasOthon,] Prince de Nassau [-Siegen]; 
is persuaded that the Court had "intentions in my favor," as "the 
connexion was not of my seeking"; has communicated with 
[Edward] Bancroft regarding these matters. Cop}-. 2 pp. 4". 
Printed: Sherburne, Life of Mm Paul Jones, N. Y. 1851, p. 73. 

1778. [Jones, John Paul.] Capt., U. S. nary. Brest, [France.] Letter to 
.Aug. 24. Edward Bancroft, [Paris]. Wrote him on 14th and 21st; insub- 

ordination of crew of the Ranger on leaving Brest; received advice 
"this morning" that [Vice-Admiral, Sir Hugh] Pallisere [Palliser] 



CALENDAR OK .lOHN TAIL JONES M AXL'SCKIl'TS. 4'.) 

177S. [Jones, .Inlm l';iul] — ('ontiiiucd. 
Aug. 24. is 'Mil tlie Cluiimel witli 1.') .uhii)s"; [Lt. Gen. Louis Guilloupt, 

Coiiitf] d'Oi'villiors witli '.iO sliipa has ;i "(iloriuus Opjiurluiiity 
Indeed"; considers that witli tlie frii;ate Jiriioiiinn'r and tlie Kjnr- 
ri'er and Alerl ■m tenders "sonietliiiiir iiiif.'lit lie done"; no eoni- 
niander as yet appointed for the Jiiiionniin;- rejiort-s from [Louis 
Dominique Kthis de] Cornie [Corny] as to tlie matter; [James] 
i\Ioylan has };iven a very favorable account of one of tlie Kast 
India ships to be sold at L'Orient; requests that Bancroft speak 
to [Douatien Leray] de C'haumont respectini; this; saw the Xi-ptiine 
launche<l; his "respects await the Family de C'haumont the Barons 
de Franklin & de Petrie"; has not seen Capt. [Elisha] Ilinman. 
.Vutograph draft. 2 pp. 4". 

177S. [Jones, John Paul.] Oipl., U. S. nai'i/. Brest, [France.] Letter to 
Aug. 24. [Charles Henri Nicolas Othon,] Prince de [Xassau-Siegen,] Paris. 

The honor he proposes of accompanying Jones fills his "heart 
with the Warmest Sentiments"; enumerates the "prospects" 
which he voluntarily abandoned to "pursue Glory in your coni- 
]iany"; begs that he be no longer continued in "this Shameful 
Inactivity"; ajipears as a person "cast off and useless"; kept 
employed by [.\ntoine Raymond Jean Gualbert Gabriel] de !^ar- 
tine until the "Scheme wherein you were concerned could take 
place"; was ordered hereon a short notice; was invited to accom- 
pany [Lt. Gen. Louis Guillouet,] Comte d'Orvilliers as a volun- 
teer; prevented from doing so by [Pierre Dimas, Marquis] de La 
Prevalye; begs him to rej^resent his "situation to the best of 
Kings"; mentions ships that may be obtained with the Epervier 
and the -I/er? as tenders if the one "at iii-st proposed * * * 
can not be got " ; has greatest dependence on de Sartine's inten- 
tions; requests a letter from his hand; Jones can not write in 
French but un<lerstands "letters that are written in that Lan- 
guage". Autograph draft. 3 pp. 4°. Also a copy 4 pp. 4°. 
Printed: Sherburne, Life of John Paul Jmus, N, Y. 1S51, p. 7"2. 

1778. [Jones, John Paul.] Caj}!., U. S. navi/. Brest, [France.] Letter to [Lt. 
Aug. 28. Gen. Louis Guillouet,] Comte d'Orvilliers, Brest. Regrets he 

could not accompany him on tlie Bretaign; was ordered from 
Paris for a private expedition; understands that [Antoine Ray- 
mond Jean Gualbert Gabriel] de Sartine has "at last agreed" 
that Jones should embark with him [d'Orvilliers]; applied to 
[Pierre Dimas, jMarquis] de La Prevalye for a passage in the first 
ship to join the fleet; "ardently wish to attend you with my eyes 
even to the pinnacle of fame." Copy. 3 pp. 4°. 
Printed: Sherburne, Life of John Paul Jones, N. Y. 1851, p. 74. 

1778. Ross, John. United States commercial agent at Xnntes. Nantes, [France.] 
Sep. 1. Letter to [Capt.] John P[aul] Jones, Brest. Has received his 

letter of Aug. 23d; has not seen [Jonathan] Williams; letter 
sent by A[ndrew] Falton never received; thinks "this chap" 
has a brother connected with an Irish house here; Jones's "dis- 
appointment under present manageuient" is no surprise; thinks 
the persons in control do every injury to a "man of merit and 
Virtue" to serve their private enfls; believes Jones has been 
flattered "very artfully and designedly * * * by promise 

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50 LIBRARY OF COKGKESS. 

1778. Boss, John — Continued. 

Sept. 1. and plans * * * never intended to take place," and they 

will "prejudice you witli those friends disposed to serve you"; 
instances the command of the Ranger given to anot-her and 
refusal of his request to go with [Lt. Gen. Louis Guillouet,] 
Comte d'Orvilliers; emphasis is laid on treatment [of Lieut. 
Thomas Simpson] ; has seen a letter " under their hand " which 
gives the impression that Jones "had quit the Continental Ser- 
vice"; other "litle Anecdotes" derogatory to Jones; these sent 
to America; mentions them to give Jones an ' ' Idea of the depend- 
ances you have in your situation at present" ; advises Jones to get 
a certificate as to the mode of confinement adopted by him at 
Brest for future reference; recommends specified plans for Jones 
if he is still in a state of uncertainty; predicts that Jones will 
have ' ' no oppty . through * * * present dependances to make 
any figure * * * in the line most agreeable"; has not heard 

from [Robert] INIorris since arrival of Capt. [J ] Green in 

February; will mention Jones in his next to Morris; Morris is a 
"Man of Sentiment"; does justice to merit which draws upon 

him the "Combined Mallice & resentment of a Set of V s"; 

mortification of [Capt. John] Young had he been with Jones; 
appointment of commander for the Ranger by the "three Gentle- 
men in power" is " the proofe of the blessed prospects to Amer- 
ica"; consecjuences with which the "Country is threatened by 
the prevailing System of disgrace and ruin"; reasons for not pur- 
chasing the Drake; hears she has been plundered; information 
respecting the Commerce, formerly owned liy [John?] Nixon; 
marks by which she can be identified; desires Jones's opinion 
respecting the worth' of the Patience; reasons for recommending 
[Jonathan] Williams as agent; confusion arising from Jones not 
having appointed his own agent; requests four barrels of porter 
sent care of Andrew & David Galway, merchants of Nantes; has 
read, as requested, Jones's letter to Williams; ad^ases Jones to 
come at once to Nantes with Capt. [John?] Eeed. A. L. S. 7 
pp. 4°. Addressed, care of Mons. Bersolle. 
See: .Tones to Ross 1778, Aug. 23. 

1778. McNeill, Hector. Ex-capt.,U. S. nary. Philadelphia. Letter to [Capt.] 
Sep. 4. John Paul Jones, Brest, [France]. "Trials, Sorrows, and heart- 

akeings" since he has seen Jones; judges that he is "acquainted 
long ere this with the State of my affairs"; compares his case 
with that of the man " (we read of) who fell among theives"; 
congratulates Jones on his success and prosperity. A. L. S. 1 p. 
F°. Addressed: " favour'd by Capt. [Thomas] Bell" and " for- 
warded by [James] Moylan". 

1778. [Jones, John Paul] Capt., U. S. narii. Brest, [France.] Extract of a 
Sep. 4. letter to B[enjamin] Franklin, [Paris]. Resolved to write 

enclosed letter to [Antoine Raymoml Jean Gualbert Galiriel de 
Sartine,] Minister [of Marine]; mentions rank as it has been 
hinted he was to be subordinated to a " french Lieutenant"; the 
frigates were sent in consequence of a hint from Jones; though 
he is neglected, he hopes they have been successful; useless for 
the Jlinister to pretend he has no ships to bestow; Jones knows 
to the contrary. Copy. 1 p. 5J x 7| inches. 
Printed: Sherburne. Life of John Paul .Jmn-, X. Y. ISol. p. 7G. 



CALENUAK «V JOHN PAUL JONES MANM'SCKIl'TS. 51 

1778. [Jones, John I'aul.] Cajil.,V. S. nan/. Uivst, [France] Kxtract of « 
Sep. -1. U'ttor t(i [Bonjaniin] Franklin. [Paris]. Copy of proc-ecdint; 

letter. 
Sep. 18. Jones, eti'. Extract of a letter to Franklin. 
Xov. 27. Jones, etc\ Extract of a letter to Franklin. 

Copies iif abovt' three letters to Franklin form one 2 pp. l". document. The 
letters ol' Sep. isth and Nov. 27th iire eulendared in their chronoloKieal order 
on pa^es .Vi an<l m. 

177S. [Jones, .lolm Paivl.] C<iji(., C'.S. uari/. Brest, [France.] Letter to John 
Sep. <i. Ross, [Nantes]. Has received his letter of Sej). 1st; has ]]laeed 

no dependence in the "Men in power" [Benjamin Franklin, 
Arthur Lee and John Adams] since his bill was protested; relies 
on " 710 " [Antoine Raymoitd Jean (inalbert Gabriel de Sartinc]; 
at his reciuest Jones undertook his "late journey"; it offered 
prospect of assistance to America without any expense; inadvisa- 
bility of leaving Europe; such course would not corres[)ond with 
letter of ISth to the Commissioners sent by Capt. [Elisha] Ilin- 
man; Jones will never become " a mere Adventurer of Fame & 
Fortune"; seeks fame under the "American flag only"; his rea- 
sons for desiring to accompany [Lt. Gen. Louis Guillouet,] Comte 
d'Orvilliers in the Breiagne; treatment of officers and men in the 
Rainier: [Jonathan] AVillianis will explain cipher employed. 
Autograph draft. 2 pp. 4°. 

1778. [Jones, John Paul.] Capt. U.S. nary. Bre.st, [France.] Letter to lul- 
Sep. 9. ward Bancroft, " chez Mons. [Ferdinand] Grand", [Paris]. 

Regrets to hear of his illness; Dr. [Benjamin Franklin] .«till bids 
Jones hope and recommends patience; Jones considers it time to 
deal plainly " with the Concerned"; will connuand only fast sail- 
ing and good fighting ships; if there was no " Honorable & Cer- 
tain Employment" for him in France why was he asked to 
remain; American ships gone to " Hudsons Streight" to intercept 
the "Furr Ships"; Jones's condition; requests that the within 
letter to "Prince" [Louis Philippe Joseph, Due de Chartes?] be 
shown [Donatien Leray] de Chaumont if Bancroft thinks proper; 
the Renommee soon to sail; describes .ship for sale at L'Orient; 
has opinion as to what tlie French ought to offer him; will return 
to America if less is offered. Autograph draft. 3 pp. 4°, 

1778. [Jones, John Paul.] Capt.. ('. S. nari/. Brest, [F'rance.] Letterto"The 
Sep. 9. Prince De" [Louis Philippe Jo.seph, Due de Chartes?,] Paris. 

Has received letters from [Benjamin] Franklin; they inform liim 
that [Antoine Raymond Jean Gualbert Gal>riel] de Sartine had 
sent orders to Jones to accompany [Lt. Gen. Louis Guillouet, 
Comte] d'Orvilliers on an expedition; lost the opportunity by 
remaining at L'Orient; orders mentioned were not received; 
requests that de Sartine be so informed, left Passy Aug. 7th; could 
not remain long at L'Orient; arrived at Brest Aug. 10th; fleet did 
not sail until 17th; from 10th to 17th was constantly with <l'Or- 
villiers on the Bretagne; " the whole Business is a deep Jlystery " ; 
can draw no agreeable conclusion; information respecting the 
Eperrier; hopes to be relieved from suspense as soon as possil)le; 
requests that he be not " cramped with limited orders, or Damned 
with an insignificant Command " ; he is in the last degree unhappy ; 
contrasts his reception at Brest with the present situation. Auto- 
graph draft. 3 pp. 4°. 



52 LIBRAEY OF CONGRESS. 

. 1778. [Jones, John Paul.] Cnpt., U. ,S'. nacij. Brest, [France.] Letter to 
Sep. 11. Jona[than] Williams, Nantes. Mentions cordial letter received 

from "299" [Benjamin Franklin]; [Donatieu Leray] de Chau- 
niont says that " 710 " [Antoine Kaymond Jean Gualbert Gabriel 
de Sartine] regrets that Jones did not go on the "277" l^Brelagne] ; 
received no orders respecting same; determined to "be trifHed 
with no longer but will tell "710" around unvarnished tale"; 
[part in cipher;] regrets that illness caused silence of [Edward 
Bancroft]; determined not to accept an insignificant ship; [part 
in cipher;] information respecting the Dral.e and the Patienci", 
former is a liner ship than the Commerce; head is in tlie same 
attitude as the Alfred's; went over lier with [Lt. Peter] Amiel; 
wishes news forwarded to John Ross; recpiests him to thank 
[Samuel] Cutler for his letter. Autograph draft. 3 pp. 4°. 

1778. [Jones, John Paul.] Capt., U. S. nary. Brest, [France.] Letter to 
Sep. 13. [.A.ntoine Kaymond Jean Gualbert Gabriel] de Sartine, [Paris]. 

Oliject in coming to France and methods by which liis time lias 
been wasted in that country. Copy. 4 pp. 4°. 

Printed: Sherburne, Li/c of John Paul Jone^, X. Y. 1S51. pp. 74-75; X. Y. 
IS30, pp. 130-132. 

1778. [Jones, Jolm Paul.] Capt., U. S. mmij. Brest, [France.] Letter to 
Sep. 16. [Donatien] "La Kay" de Chaumont, Passy. Had Jones been 

"sufficiently acquainted with the French language" lie would 
have written liim "sundrj- letters"; has written to [Benjamin] 
Franklin, [Edward] Bancroft and others, and presumes he has 
seen the letters; is considered here as "a poor Victim " sacrificed 
to the intrigues of party; blushes "to appear in public"; tliis 
"connection" notof his seeking; his "desire of Fame is Infinite"; 
is not an "Adventurer of Fortune"; his rank knows no superior 
in America; command given him in America; British fear him; 
will accept no insigniticant command in France; information 
respecting [Antoine Kaymond Jean Gualbert Gabriel] de Sartine 
and Jones's orders to join [Lt. Gen. Louis Guillouet,] Comte 
d'Orvilliers. Autograph draft. 2 pp. 4°. Also contemporary 
copy in French. 1 p. F". 

1778. [Jones, John Paul.] CapA., V. S.riary. Brest, [France.] Extract of a 

Sep. is. letter to [Benjamin] Franklin, [Paris]. Will accept command of 

the Fo.r and the A!eri as tenders, with unlimited orders unless 

something better is offered immediately; the Fo.v is the ship 

taken by the Hancock and the Adams. Copy. 

Printed: Slierburne, Life of John Paul Jones. N. Y'. 1!S51, p. 76. See: Jones 
tci Franklin, 177s, Sept. 4. 

177S. [Jones, John Paul.] Capjt., U. S. nary. Brest, [France.] Letter to 
Sep. 21. [Charles Alexis Pierre Briilart,] Comte de Genlisse [Genlis], 

Palais Royal, [Paris]. Has written the Prince [Louis Philippe 
Joseph, Due de Charles?]; thinks he will interest hini.'^elf in 
Jones's situation and relieve him from suspense; is unaccustomed 
to "Ideas of Dependence"; this "Connection" not of Jones's 
seeking; has "too great a Soul to stay in any Service Idle"; 
entreats his "good offices" that he may be relieved from 
suspense; thanks the "Amiable Princess" [Marie Adelaide de 
Bourbon-Penthievre, Duchesse de Charles?] for her attentions. 
Autograph draft. 2 pp). 4°. 



CALENDAR OF JdllN VM'L ,TUNES MANrscKIl'TS. flS 

1778. [Jones, John raul.] Oi/il., C. S. niiiii. J-!i-u.«t, [Franct-.] JA'tlui- to 
Sep. 21. [Louis Philippe Jos^eph,] Duo de Chartes, Palais Royal, Pari.-. In 

June was sent for privately by [lienjaniin] Franklin at the desire 
of [Antoine Eaymond Jean Gualbert (iabriel] de Sartine; latter 
planned to bestow on Jones a connnand; failure of this and a 
second plan; ordered toeominand the Lirdi/; would have accepted 
although she was inferior to the Haiu/cr hut on arriving at Brest 
found the c;omnian<l of her had been given to another; fleet [of 
Lt. Gen. Louis Uuillouet, Conitc- d'Orvilliers] tlid not sail until 
a week after Jones's return to Brest; no order received from de 
Sartine to accompany that fleet; is not an ".•Vdventnrer of For- 
tune"; " Embarked under the Flag of America when it was first 
Displayed"; his rank knows no superior in the American marine; 
does not wish to interfere with the harmony of the French 
marine; will accept [illegible] rather tlian remain idle; if services 
are no longer required, requests that he lie permitted to return 
to America; is considered as "an officer in Disgrace"; will 
remember with gratitude his letters and other kindnesses. Auto- 
graph draft. 4 pp. 4°. Also a partial cop\-, 2 pp. 4°. 
1778. [Jones, John Paul.] Oi])!., U. S. nanj. Brest, [France.] Letter to 
Sep. 2o. Edward Bancroft, [Paris]. Fears he has been ill; his situation 

here is unsupportable; no orders received [from Versailles] or 
[Passy] ; fears that [Antoine Eaymond Jean Gualbert Gabriel] 
de Sartine will not give him command of a ship; hopes "299" 
[Benjamin Franklin?] has shown him letters of Jones to de Sar. 
tine; unless he has been deceived from the outset will have a ship 
soon; wishes immediate reply. Autograph draft. 1 p. 4°. 
1778. [Jones, John Paul.] Capt., U. S. navij. Brest, [France.] Letter to 
Seji. 25. "Le Baron de Franklin", [Passy]. Judges he has seen the letters 

written to Dr. [Benjamin] Franklin, Dr. [Edward] Bancroft, 
[Donatien Leray] de Chaumont and others, so knows Jones's 
situation; thanks him for his letter; desires to see the "Flag of 
America" the "most respected of any on the Ocean"; wrote to 
Franklin, [Antoine Raymond Jean Gualbert Gabriel de Sartine] 
and [Charles Henri Nicolas Othon,] Prince de X[assau-Siegen] 
on the 24th; receives discouraging letters from Nantes; fears he 
must undergo the great mortification of returning to America 
unemployed; desires to know if Bancroft hag recovered; requests 
that he inform Miss [ ] Stevens that he has forwarded her letter 
by the Providence. Autograpli draft. 3 pp. 4°. 
1778. [Jones, John Paul.] C'rq^t., U. S. iiari/. Brest, [France.] Letter to 
Sep. 30. Edward Bancroft, Paris. Has received his letter of 2od; regrets 

to hear of Bancroft's misfortune; is himself more than repaid for 
his connection with "820" [French Omrt]; dined to-day with 
[Lt. Gen. Louis Guillouet,] Comte d'Orvilliers; comnuniicated 
to him Bancroft's account of the squadron destined for the Medi- 
terranean; "298 [French ministry?] sins wdth its eyes open"; 
[part in cipher;] regrets he i-ecommended the "Scheme so much 
as he did in a letter of Feb. 10"; [Antoine Raymond Jean Gual- 
bert Gabriel de Sartine] apprehensive of the "storm" said to be 
gathering; if he [de Sartine] is " pushed close" [Jones believes 
he] will succeed [in getting command of a ship] ; kind letter 
of 21st received from [Donatien Leray] de Chaumont; congratu- 
lates Bancroft on the recovery of his health. Autograph draft. 
2 pp. 4°. 



54 LIBKAKY OF CONGRESS. 

1778. [Jones, John Paul.] Capt., V. 8. narii. Brest, [France.] Letter to 
Oct. 4. Edward Bancroft, [Paris]. Thinks [Antoine Raymond Jean 

Gaulbert Gabriel] de Sartine dishonest; [part in cipher;] is 
informed that the command of the Fox has been given to another; 
the Alert leaves to-night; [Alexis Pierre Brulart] Comte de 
G[enlis] can induce [Louis Philippe Joseph,] Due de Chartes to 
present Jones's case to the King; [Fran(;ois Alexandre Frederic,] 
Due de La Rochefaucauld [-Lianoourt] will give aid; [ ] de 

La Porte ' ' set out this morning" for Paris; [part in cipher;] silence 
of [Charles Henri Nicolas Othon,] P[rince] de N[assau-Siegen]; 
it depends on "299" [Benjamin Franklin'?] to resent the indig- 
nity; situation of Jones is unendural.)le; the Fo.r has not been 
bestowed upon the person for whom the Due de Chartes should 
have solicited; capture of a prize by the Hampden; latter left 
Boston Aug. 17th; [Lieut. Peter] Amiel has inspected her; she 
brought news of the arrival of [Vice Admiral Charles Hector] 
. Comte d'Estaign at Rhode Island; his captures; [Maj.] Gen. 
[John] Sullivan "had made a Descent on Rhode Island " ; reports 
indicate that Sullivan's attack was successful. Autograph draft. 
3 pp. 4°. 

177S. [Jones, John Paul.] Capt, U. S. navy. Brest, [France.] Letter to 
Oct. 4. James Moylan, [L'Orient]. Wrote him by [Joseph] Whitall 

of Philadelphia; has found means to purchase a "fine Frigate of 
40 Guns"; requests information respecting the " Beazeaumont" 
expected to arrive from North America; for the present does not 
wish to appear as having "either Views or Connections"; con- 
gratulates Capt. [Thomas] Bell on his return to France; compli- 
ments to [ ] Ogden; desires latest news from America. 
Autograph draft. 1 p. 4°. 

1778. [Jones, John Paul.] Capt., U. S. navy. Brest, [France.] Letter to 
Oct. 7. Edward Bancroft, [Paris]. Wrote to him on Sep. 30th and Oct. 

4th; Jones's mind has been constantly but vainly employed to 
find excuses [for Antoine Raymond Jean Gaulbert Gabriel de 
Sartine]; [part in cipher;] is determined to make "790 439" [the 
Continental Congress?] acquainted with his " free Sentiments " ; 
[Louis Philippe Joseph,] Due de Chartes a brave officer and 
unjustly blamed; "299" [Benjamin Franklin] may trust that he 
will submit his letters, as formerly, to his inspection before send- 
ing them; Jones would return [to America] if he "had any good 
Method"; "710" [de Sartine] must apologise to Jones and give 
proofs of his "Honorable intentions" else Jones will make his 
"perfidy Public". Autograph draft. 2 pp. 4°. 

1778. [Jones, John Paul.] Capt., U. S. nanj. Brest, [France.] Letter to 
Oct. 9. [Fran(^ois Alexandre Fredt'ric,] Due de La Rochefaucauld [-Lian- 

court, Paris?]. Wrote to [Louis Philippe Joseph,] Due de 
Chartes on 21st; gave a particular account "of his situation " ; 
"astonishing behavior" of [Antoine Raymond Jean Gualbert 
Gabriel de Sartine] Minister of Marine; Jones remained in 
Europe .at de Sartine's request to show gratitude to " France for 
having recognized our independence"; now de Sartine proposes 
to send him home in " un bonne ^'oiture " [in the role of a priva- , 



CALENDAR OF JOHN PAUL JONES JIANUSCKIPTS. 55 

1778. [Jones, John Paul] — ('nntimu^cl. 

Oct. 9. t«T?]; what Jone.s iiiifiht luive clone in the pa.ot summer; beff-S 

tliat the King be made "acquainted with his situation"; Con- 
gress will not thank de Sartine for hi.s comluct; is in "honor 
bound" to give Jones tlie Lulieii or an oijuivalent command. 
Copy. 3 pp. 4°. 

I'rinti'd: [Snnds.) r.ifrA Cnrnsimndmei n/ Jnlui I'luil Jones, N. Y., ls:!», p. l:il. 

1778. [Jones, John Paul.] Citjii., I'. S. nari/. Brest, [France.] Letter to 
Oct. in. Edward Bancroft, [Paris]. lias received his letter of the 10th; 

"710" [Antoine Raymond Jean Guall)ert (iabriel de Sartine] 
should have foreseen "the Calials of the narrow nunded" before 
inviting ".'il6" [me] to remain in Europe; "such follows should 
be removed" and "34S" [the King?] .should supply their places 
from the merchant service; has prepared "458 790 4.S9" [a letter 
to the King]; will forward it to "299" [Benjamin Franklin?] 
by next "615" [post]; it is a firm letter, containing nothing 
pei-sonal; "321 .554 804 790 4.58 at 820" [:SIarie Adelaide de Bour- 
boii-Penthievre, Duche.ss de Chartes will present the letter to the 
Kingat Court]; jieople consider "346" [Jones] to have quarreled 
with "299" and to be in disgrace; "710" nuist make direct satis- 
faction to "516" [my] " sacred honor " ; wishes Bancroft to see 
his letter of 13th to [Donatien Leray] de Chaumont; "De S[ar- 
tine] must blame himself if anything there touches him as I wish 
it may." Autograph draft. 2 pp. 4°. 

1778. [Jones, John Paul.] Capt., U. S. uanj. Brest, [France.] Letter to 
Oct. 19. Mailame [Marie Adelaide de Bourbon-Penthievre] Duche.sse de 

Chartes, [Palais Royal, Paris]. "Appeareil at Versailles * * * 
last summer" at desire of [Antoine Raymond Jean Gualbert 
Gabriel] de Sartine; he requested that Jones might remain in 
Europe; behavior of de Sartine since that time; has apologized to 
neither Jones nor Franklin for his conduct; Jones has "been 
triffled with near Five Months"; has written to Congress to 
reserve no command for him [in America]; having no command 
here he is considered as an "Officer in Disgrace"; is not an 
"adventurer in search of Fortune"; drew his "Sword at the 
Coumiencement of this war in support of the Dignity and Violateil 
Rights of Human Nature"; begs her to present enclosed letter to 
"his Majesty" [Louis XVI, King of France]. Autograpli draft. 
3 pp. 4°. Also a copy, 3 pp. 4°. 

Printed: Sherburne, Lf/e of John Paul Junta. N. Y.. IS.3I, p. 82. Buell. IMul 
Jones, X. Y.. 1900, I : lCO-163. 

1778. [Jones, John Paul.] Capt., U. S. navy. Brest, [France.] Letter to 
Oct. 19. William [Temple] Franklin, [Passy]. Has written to-day to his 

"Grandfather" [Benjamin Franklin]; with this note sent a let- 
ter to the King [Louis XVI] ; latter was enclosed in one to [JIarie 
Adelaide de Bourbon-Penthievre,] Duchesse de C[hartes]; if 
[Benjamin] Franklin "thinks it improper to appear himself at 
present in the matter" begs that [Francois Alexandre Frederic] 
Due de La Rochefaucauld [-Liancourt] will wait on the Duchesse 
with the letters; further advice respecting delivery of letter; 
requests secrecy; presents compliments to [Edward] Bancroft. 
Autograph draft. 1 p. 4°. 



56 LIBBARy OF CONGRESS. 

1778. [Jones, John Paul.] Oipt., V. S. nary. Brest, [France.] Letter to 
Oct. 19. [Benjamin] Franklin, [Paris]. Encloses letter to the King [Louis 

XVI]; Jones is considered disgraced in the " eyes of Brest and 
the French ^Marine"; "circumstantial proofs thereof"; -resents 
the "indignity * * * shewn me, to yourself and to America" ; 
"the Minister" [Antoine Raymond Jean Gualbert Gabriel de 
Sartine] must apologize and atone for the past; desires "enclosed 
letter may have course" if Franklin approves; it will be delivered 
"into the Kings hands" by [Marie Adelaide de Bourbon-Pen- 
thievre,] Duchesse de Chartes; advice respecting its delivery; 
does not desire to trouble [Louis Philippe Joseph,] Due de Char- 
tes as he has "vexations of his own" ; puts no blame on Franklin 
for his own unhappiness. Copy. 2 pji. 4°. 

Printed: Sherburne, Life uf John Paul Joueis, X. Y., IS.M. p. 78. Biiell, Paid 
Jones, N. Y., 1900, I: 103 (in part). 

1778. Jones, J[ohn] P[aul.] Capt., U. S. navy. Brest, [France.] Letter to 
Oct. 19. Louis [XVI] "King of France & Xavarre", [Versailles]. On 

June 1st was informed ):)y [Benjamin] Franklin that [Antoine 
Raymond Jean Gualbert Galiriel] de Sartine was to give him 
command of the Indieu, under the commission and flag of Amer- 
ica; [Charles Henri Nicolas Othon,] Prince de Nassau [-Siegen] 
was to have accompanied him; "deeply penetrated" by the 
honor done him by this proposition and by the favor conferred 
on America; went to Versailles to "settle future plans" with the 
Minister [de Sartine] ; misrepresentations respecting the Indu'ii; 
return to America then proposed by the "American Plentipoten- 
tiaries"; his departure prevented at request of de Sartine; failure 
of designated plans; de Sartine' s behavior; Jones has been 
"chained down to siiameful inactivity for near five months"; 
is considered as an officer "cast off and disgraced"; has written 
to de Sartine and the Prince de Nassau to no effect; no apology 
has been made to the "great & venerable Dr. Franklin" l)y de 
Sartine; Jones has written Congress to reserve no command for 
him; resents his position; is not an "adventurer in search of for- 
tune" ; is willing to sacrifice "private enjoyment" and life in 
support of the "violated dignity and rights of human nature"; 
his Majesty by espousing the cause of America has become "the 
protector of the rights of human nature" . Translation. 6 pp; 4°. 
Printed: [Sands.] Life and Correspondence of John Paul Jones, X. Y'., 1S30, p. 
13S. filierburne. Life of John Paul Jones, X. Y'., 1851, p. 79. Original and trans- 
lation in Buell, Paul .Tones, X. Y.. ItiOO, I: IM-IOO. 

1778. [Jones, John Paul.] Capt., U. S. nary. Brest, [France.] Letter to 

Oct. 20. Jonathan Williams, Nantes, [France]. Has received his letter of 

17th; his mind "much agitated and torn to pieces"; his friends 

"299" [Benjamin Franklin], "61" [ ?] and Donatien Leray 

de Chaumont have had "warm work" with "710" [Antonie 
Raymond Jean Gualbert Gabriel de Sartine]; W[illiam Temi)le] 
Franklin and [Charles Eugene Gabriel de La Croix, IMarquis] de 
Castries report that de Sartine is ashamed of his behavior; pre- 
vented from doing what lie would by "Intrigues"; has assured 
[ ] Baudouin that he will make reparation; Jones cannot for- 
get his former deceptions; unless apology is made, will publish his 
conduct in the "Gazets of Europe"; [part in cipher;] has begged 
[Marie Adelaide de Bourbon- Pen thievre,] Duchesse de Chartes to 



CALENDAR OK .IdllN I'AIL .Td.NKS MANUSCRIPTS. 57 

I77S. [Jones, .luliii I'uul] — (.'iiiitiiuie<l. 
Oct. ■_'(). prt'sciit his lettor to tlu' King; too often disappointoc! to "enter- 

tain Sanguine expectiitions"; if Joneij's letters are ineffeetnal he 
will retnrn to Anieriea; desires the Dniki: gent thither; aiiviee 
respec^ting his share of her; [part in cipher;] his share of the Lard 
Chatliaiii iuu\ J'dlictici'; will send him some porter; wislies his com- 
pliments presenteil to [.ToshnaV] Johnson; in(jiiires if letters have 
been received from [Robert] Morris; asks what has lieeomeof 
^liss [ ■] Stevens; fears he lias offended [.lohn] Koss by not 
following his "Friendly Advice". Autograph draft. :; ]ip. 4°. 

177.S. [Jones, John Paul.] Cajil., U. S. tiarii. Brest, [France. ] Letter to John 
Oct. 26-l'9. Ross, Nantes. Thanks him for his letter of the 20th; has been in 

u most disagreeable situation; [Antoine Itaynii^nd .K'au (iualbert 
(iabriel] de Sartine declares his conduct invol\intary; will make 
reparation; de Sartine must apologize for his deceptions oi- make 
promises good, else in "Vindication of my Sacred Honor" his 
falseness will be published; encloses extract of a letter to [.Idua- 
than] Williams; requested him to tell Ross that the Dnikc was a 
better ship than the Conmu'tre; her liead is armoured and larger 
than the Alfred's; examined her with [Lieut. Peter] Amiel; lias 
not yet been on the Paticmr. (Oct. 29.) Has received letters 
which ex])osc tlie "low jealousy and Cabals" of which he has 
been the object; had he accepted some of the plans, he would 
have been assassinated; hopes to put a "good Ship Under the 
Flag of Freedom" soon; gives description of a ship such as he 
desires; requests Ross to make inquiries for him respecting a shij); 
secrecy regarding Jones's connection with the project; Capt. 
[Tliomas] Bell lias arrived at L't)rient from Philadeliihia. Auto- 
grapli draft. 4 pp. 4°. 

1778. [Jones, .lobii Paul.] Oipl., U. .V. luiri/. Brest, [France.] Letter to 
Oct. 28. William [Temple] Franklin, [Passy]. Thanks him for letters of 

2:ld anil 24th and one undated from [Donatien Leray] de Chau- 
mont; latter proposes to buy "unne Fregatte ou Corvette" for 
Jones; fears this is yet a "distant object"; is informed by Joseph 
AVhitall that the Indien in Amsterdam could be commissioned in 
a fortnight; France lAiilding similar shijis at Amstenlam; the 
/nrfiVu considered as Jones's " Right" Ijy the officers of the French 
marine; she was originally American property; fears the report 
of his "Disgrace will be believed through out the thirteen States"; 
hopes that [Antoine Raymond Jean Gualbert Gabriel] de Sartine 
will justify him "in the sight of Congress and of my Friends"; 
desires his letters of the 19th delivered to the King [Louis XVI]; 
has many "Enemies" as no "ilan in the Navy has pursued the 
same kind of Service"; sulimits his letters to [Benjamin Frank- 
lin's] " Superior Wisdom " ; will always follow his advice; sends 
regards to [Donatien Leray] de ('[haumont] and Dr. [Ivhvard] 
B[ancroft]. Autograph draft. .'! pp. 4°. 

1778. Chaumont, [Donatien] Leray de. Onifidiidial iujcid, Friinco-Aiiiencnn 
Oct. 28. neyotiatiom. [Passy?, France.] Letter to Capt. [John Paul] 

Jones, [Brest]. Has received letter giving account of his vexa- 
tions; [Antoine Raymond Jean Gualbert (iabriel de Sartine] not 
at fault; cabals and politics the real difficulties; Jones is right in 
not accepting a small command; his honor compromised; infor- 
mation respecting officers of the French marine; has received 



58 LIBKAKY OK CONGEESS. 

177.S. Chaumont, [Donatien] Leray de — Continued. 
Oct. 28. orders from de Sartine to procure a vessel for Jones; requests 

information concerning any that are suitable; suggestions regard- 
ing vessel for voyage along the African coast; Jones can do as he 
chooses regarding the cruise; [Benjamin] Franklin and [Edward] 
Bancroft send regards. A. L. S. 3 pp. -1°. 
In French. 

1778. [Jones, John Paul.] Capt., U. S. narii. Brest, [France.] Letter to 
Oct. 31. Jona[than] Williams, [Nantes]. Encloses bill of lading for 15 

' ' Hhds of Porter ' ' ; directions as to disposal of same ; has received 
letters which "lay open the low jealously and cabals" of men 
calling themselves "537" [noble]; his probable assassination had 
■ he acceded to [Antoine Raymond Jean Gualbert de Sartine's] 
plans; hopes to put "a good Ship under the Flag of Freedom" 
soon; requests information respecting a ship and a cutter; descrip- 
tion given; in "present situation" Jones desires not to be men- 
tioned as having either "Views or Connections". Autograph 
draft. 2 pp. 4°. 

1778. Bell, Thomas. Capt., United Statef: prirateer. L'Orient, [France.] Let- 
Nov. 3. ter [to Capt. John Paul Jones, Brest]. Heard in Philadelphia 

of Jones's capture of the Drake; on his arrival in France heard of 
his ill-treatment; [Capt. John] Young lost the "Brig" [Inde- 
pemlence?] on Accacok [Ockracock?] Bar; [Joseph] Hewes and 
[Meriwether?] Smith speak of Jones "with Raptures"; "Mr. 
[Robert] Morris * * * did the Saim"; the "publeck to the 
Southward" think Jones "is the finest fellow belonging to 
America"; "Supprised" to hear of [Lieut! Thomas] Simpson 
obtaining command [of the Ranger^; Jones's "Old freand John 
Brown Gave his Love to you"; hopes he has received Capt. 
[Hector] McNeal's [McNeill's] letter; Capt. [John] Young 

awaiting his trial; fears it will go against him; Capt. [J ] 

Green suspended from command; his shiji given to Capt. [ ] 
Orrey; "one Lande [Peter Landais] a freanchman" in command 
of the "Alienee" [Alliance']; this has caused a great deal of dis- 
turbance among the captains "to the Southward"; "lodgings in 
Philad. is from 7 to 8 punds the Weack"; the "fregates raised" 
but "no Carpenters no wood or aney thing of the Kihd" to 
repair them; "Philad. Looks Shoking no ships or Sailors nor 
nothing dowing but what Mr. Morris dos"; Bell is in com- 
mand of Morris's brig; [Capt.] Young in hopes of getting a vessel; 
Bell expects to sail soon; desires American sailors; "Mr. Morris 
has left the Marien [INIarine Office] and Everything is Going to 
the devel as fast as it can". A. L. S. 3 pp. F°. 
Enclosed in the following letter. 

1778. Moylan, James. Merchant and United States commcrdal agent at L'Orient. 
Nov. 3. L'Orient, [France.] Letter to [Capt.] J[ohn] P[aul] Jones, 

[Brest]. Jones's letter of [Oct.] 30th received through [Joseph] 
Whitall; will attend to Whitall's wants; information respecting 
vessels in France availal)le for Jones; success may depend on his 
secrecy; offers his services for "any occasion"; encloses a letter 
from Capt. [Thomas] Bell; Bell is to sail in eight or ten days; 
"Capt." [Daniel] McNeill of the General Mifflin sends compli- 
ments to Jones and [Lieut. Peter] Amiel. A. L. 8. 2 pp. 4°. 



CALENDAR OF JoHX PAUL JONEd MAXUtfCKll'TS. 0'.' 

1778. [Jones, .Tolin Paul.] dipt., V. S. riaii/. Brest, [France.] Letter to 
Xov. 0. Jonathan Williani!^, [Xantes]. Rel'ert! to his i)revious letter of 

"21st ulto" anil content.-j; probability of IiIh titling out a sliii) 
thia winter; desires information respeetini: ship.-) a.s he has 
"found means to purchase"; plea.sed that Williams "can dis- 
cover a species of inflexibility" in Jones's nature; desires to rise 
by "direct dealing" only; encloses a letter of attorney; directions 
respecting Jones's share of the Dnike; opinion concerning the 
affair of the Countess of Selkirk's plate; is "ready to account for 
the t'ai)tor's part to any person who in-oves himself properly 
authorized". Autograph draft. 2 pj). 4°. 

1778. Boss, John. United States commmial agent at Xanies. Nantes, [France.] 
Nov. 8. Letter to Capt. John P[aul] Jones, Brest. Acknowledges receipt 

of his letter of [Oct.] 28th; failure of former plans fortunate; 
Jones should not be compelled to provide a ship for himself; 
information respecting ships; one similar to [Capt. Samuel] 
Nicholson's is at Nantes; has received through [Jonathan] Wil- 
liams information respecting the Drake; [Joseph] Whittle [Whit- 
all] has given information resjiecting the prize ships at Brest; 
requests further information; situation of affairs in America; 
" Interest & happiness of the Country being quite Sacrifyced to 
the Views of a certain set of men"; his own opinion of what 
"constitutes true greatness"; "honours" conferred on the unde- 
serving; men who ought to support Jones "exult" in his disap- 
pointment; counsels patience; [Capt. Thomas] Bell's account 
shows "too glareing a System of partialityat Home"; is exposed 
to "inconveniencys even to Risque of Credit" of America by his 
"good friends in Power" ; has received order of Congress to have 
all articles of [Thomas] Morris delivered to Ross. A. L. S. ■5 
pp. 4°. 

1778. Moylan, James. Merchant and United States commercial agent at L' Orient. 
Nov. 10. ^'Orient, [France.] Letter to Capt. J[ohn] P[aul] Jones, Brest. 

Acknowledges receipt of Jiis letter by [Joseph] Whittal [Whit- 
all]; has received his letter of 4th inst. also; information respect- 
ing ships suitable for purchase; the Beaumont not yet returneil 
from America; the Turgot sold; recommends the Duras [Bon 
Homme Richard']; sends orders from Samuel Smalliorse of the 
Hampden for £670 to [Lieut. Peter] Amiel; [Capt. Thomas] Bell 
sends "compts." A. L. S. 2 pp. 4°. 

1778. [Jones, John Paul.] Capt., U. S. namj. Brest, [France.] Letter to 
Nov. 11. Kdward Bancroft, [Paris]. Before receiving his letter of [Oct.] 

21st had written to [James] Moylan and [Jonathan] Williams; 
sent the letter by [Joseph] Whitall; desired JMoylan to be on the 
lookout for a "30.3" [frigate]; deferred writing [to Bancroft] 
until intelligence had been received from Moylan or Whitall; 
wrote [ ] Grandville also but no answer has been received; 
"299" [Benjamin Franklin] and [Donatien Leraj-] deChaumont 
have in the same way failed to reply to his letters; was informed 
by de Chaumont that "710" [Antoine Raymond Jean (iualliert 
Gabriel de Sarfine] has authorized the purchase of a shij) for him; 
is much affected at the news of Bancroft's misfortunes; has him- 
self received "neither Pay nor Rations from 32 [the United 
States] or 820" [the French Court] since his first commission 



60 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS. 

1778. [Jones, John Paul] — Cuntiuued. 
Nov. 11. Dec. 7, 1775; fears lest America think he has been disgraced; 

desires "some marli of Approbation or some Recommendation" 
from "790 439 [Louis XYI, King of France'.'] or 710" [de 
Sartine] as recompense; has received a liind letter from [Francois 
Alexandre Frederic] Due de La Il[ochefaucauld-Liancourt] ; no 
answers to letters addressed "to Great Ones"; is "sick" of Brest; 
[Lieut. Peter] A[miel] is penniless; .Tones is in about the same 
condition. Autograph draft. ." pp. 4°. 

177S. [Jones, John Paul.] Cnpt. U. S. nary. Brest, [France.] Letter to 
Nov. 13. Piobert ^Morris, Philadelphia. His eheciuered career since leaving 

Quiberon Bay; encloses papers to show that his " roses liave not 
been without a superabundance of thorns " ; was informed on the 
first of June by "a Secret letter " that he was to be put in com- 
mand of "the fine Ship" [Indien'] liuilt for America in Holland; 
she later became French property; political reasons the cause; 
description of this ship ; proposals for her ecjuipment ; war l_iet ween 
France and England was "then thought at some distance"; 
Jones was to command under ' ' Flag and Laws of America ' ' ; 
[Charles Henri Nicolas Othon,] Prince de Nassau[-Siegen] 
was to accompany him; ship to be of no expense to America; was 
urged to propose that the Ranger be returned to America under 
another commander; furnished [Antoine Raymond Jean Gualbert 
Galiriel] de Sartine with plans for naval campaigns; heard that 
the ship in Holland could not be commissioned before September; 
was requested by dc Sartine to remain in Europe; to employ time 
until September was to have command of three frigates; failure of 
this plan; "had worn away two tedious Months in the air of a 
Court"; war between France and England begun; was promised 
conunand of the L'nehj; that vessel Ijestowed upon a French officer; 
orders to join French fleet on the Bretagne under [Lt. Gen. Louis 
Guillouet,] Comte d'Orvilliers received too late to obey; has been 
in a disagreeable situation "ever since " ; political reasons prevent 
the arming of the ship in Holland before Spring; rules of the 
French service will not admit Jones to the conunand of a ship 
detached from the Royal ]Marine; jealousy of the French officers; 
their ' ' Cabals are so heigh and dangerous ' ' the ^Minister [de Sartine] 
can not do as he would; [Donatien Leray] de Chaumont author- 
ized to jjurchase a ship for Jones; he hopes l.)efore Spring to Ije 
"once more afloat"; "this connection" very imfortunate; has 
much esteem for [William] Whipple. Autograph draft. 4 pp. 
4°. Also cop}', 2 pp. 4°. on same sheet with copy of part of 
letter of Jones to Morris 1778, Nov. 14. 
Printed in part: Sherburne, Life of John Paul Jones, N. Y. 1S51, p. 82. 

1778. [Jones, Jnhu Paul.] Capt., U. S. narii. Brest, [France.] Letter to 
Nov. 14. Robert Morris, [Philadelphia]. Apologizes if enclosed letters are 

not exact copies; thej- will perhaps " serve to explain " some cir- 
cumstances; failure of expedition from St. Malo; reasons therefor; 
facility of the enterprise; has l^een informed that the rules of the 
Marine would not permit of the person who planned the enterprise 
being chief in command; is informed that the " per.son [Jones] 
is in very heigh favor and esteem with the Minister" [Antoine 



CALENDAR OF JUHX TAIL .loXKS MAXl'SCRIPTS. <)1 

177S. [Jones, John Paul] — C'ontiniu-il. 
Xov. 14. Kayiiiond Jean (iualbert Uabriel ik- Sartine]. Autu;;rapli ilral't. 

1' |i]i. -1^. Also i-oi))' on saiiii' sheet with letterof. Tones to Morris 
177S, Xuv. lo. Also a sejiarate ('opy 1 ]i. 4°. 
See preceding letter. 

177S. Whitall, Joseph. United iStulc/t coiiiinerrinl lujenl in Franiv. Rofhelle, 
Xov. 14. [France.] Letter to Capt. [.Tolm Paul] Jone.-J, Brest. Xo ship 

at L'Orient or Xantes to suit Jones as he has been informed 
by [Janws] Moylan anil [Jonathan] Williams; ilesires informa- 
tion respecting prizes at Brest; letters to be sent in care of .lolin 
Bondfield at Bordeaux; newspapers as "late as 2()Se|)t" received 
from America contain many "Passages" in .Jones's favor; refers 
him to Capt. [Thomas] Bell for other intelligence; ship at Bor- 
deaux ready to be launched. .\. I.. S. 2 pp. 4°. 

177S. Williams, J[onathan.] Xantes, [France.] Letter to Capt. [.b>lin Paul] 
Xov. 15. Jones, Brest. Disposition of the porter sent by Jones; is rejoiccil 

tliat Jones has at length succeeded [in securing means to inirchase 
a ship]; situation of " our ilarineon theother sideof the Water"; 
"[Capt. Samuel] Xicholson's Frigate lays in Boston"; no hands 
can be procured; "more officers in commandthan there are ships 
to employ them"; [Capt. Thomas] Bell's return to L'Orient in a 
merchantman; will make inquiries for a ship for Jones; descrip- 
tion of a ship about to be launched; her faults; will "do the 
needfull with Mr. [John D.] Schweighauser about your affairs"; 
showed letter received from Jones to [John] Ross. A. L. S. 
2 pp. 4°. 

1778. [Jones, John Paul.] Capt., V. S. wifi/. Brest, [France.] Letter to 
Xov. 15. [Capt.] Thomas Bell, L'Orient. Reasons for not writing earlier; 

has received a letter from [Capt. Hector] McXeill; thanks him 
for letter of 3d; on l.^th sent a packet to [Robert] Morris; the 
"particular affection " of IMorris and [Joseph] Hewes affords 
Jones the truest pleasure; his "Vanity is greatly Flattered" by 
"the generous Public approbation of my past Services"; will 
always endeavor to support " tlie Honor of Freedom's Flag"; 
encloses copy of a letter from the Commissioners to [Antoine 
Raymond Jean C^ualbert Oaliriel de Sartine] Minister of ^Marine; 
sends it "in Confidence" \ the "3Iystery" of Jones's present situ- 
ation; reports arising therefrom; reasons for his giving command 
of the Ranger to [Lieut. Thomas] Simpson; Commissioners 
intended to give her to [Lieut. Musco] Livingston; this action 
would have overruled the rights of seniority; leniency toward 
Simpson and the ingratitude of the latter; belief of Jones's dis- 
grace "taken" to America; he can and will justify himself, is 
distressed at the "situation at Philadelphia and of our Poor 
IMarine"; his prophecy respecting Philadelphia and the navy; 
"our Marine will ri.-e as if by Enchantment, and become * * * 
the wonder and Envy of the World"; regrets Capt. [John] 
Young's misfortune, as he advi.sed his going to Ockracock; con- 
siders it "a great thing to be a Captain in our Marine at this 
early period"; feels for Capt. [Hector] McXeill and his family; 
his opinion of McXeill; regrets that Capt. Young has not written 
reo-arding "his wife's friends"; fears "this making Love by 



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1778. [Jones, ,Tohn Paul] — Continued. 
Nov. 15. Prox}- -svill not answer"; will write soon to [John] Brown and 

Capts. McNeill and Young; requests any papers and resolves or 
rules of Congress "respecting the Navv." Autograph draft. 
4 pp. 4°. 

1778. [Jones, .Tohn Paul.] Capt., U. ,S'. nary. Brest, [France.] Letter to 
Nov. 15. James Moy Ian, [L'Orient], Thanks him for trouble taken to ob- 

tain the needful information [respecting ships] ; intends to visit 
L'Orient soon; Vjelieves the Turgotv,-\\\ be the "mark at last"; 
encloses letter to Capt. [Thomas] Bell; sent to his address "a 
large Packet for Mr. [Robert] Morris of much consequence." 
Autograph draft. 1 p. 4°. 

1778. Williams, J[onathan.] Nantes, [France.] Letter to Capt. [John 
Nov. 17. Paul] Jones, Brest. The new frigate which he mentioned has 

been bought by ' ' our Friend Montieu ' ' [John Joseph Monthieu?] ; 
latter offered command to Jones through Williams; informed 
him that as "a man of war, conducting a ship safe into port was 
not all your Ambition" ; Monthieu desires an answer from Jones; 
hears that there are two ships at Bordeaux; "453" [Arthur 
Lee?] will soon be let down from his grandeur; hopes to go to 
Nantes in about a month. A. L. S. 2 pp. 4°. 

1778. [Jones, John Paul.] Capt., U. S. mmj. Brest, [France.] Letter to 
Nov. 17. Capt. Hector McNeill, Boston. Has received his letter of the 

4th; feels for him and his family in his misfortune; is mortified 
at the behavior of the officers of the Boston; "Navy makes no 
very Brilliant or promising beginning" ; hopes America will soon 
have "leasure to separate the wheat from the chaff"; Lieut. 
[Jonathan] Pitcher has said that McNeill's treatment is personal 
and unjust; Jones's roses are not without a " Superabundance of 
Thorns"; has himself experienced men's ingratitude; Capt. 
[Thomas] Bell will tell him further; letters are to be sent in care 
of James ]\Ioylan, John Ross, Jonathan Williams or Dr. [Ben- 
jamin] Franklin. Autograph draft. 3 pp. 4°. 

1778. [Jones, John Paul.] CapA., U. S. nary. Brest, [France.] Letter to 
Nov. 18. Capt. John Young, [Philadelphia]. Expresses real "concern" 

for his "misfortune by Shipwreck" ; regrets that he [Jones] ad- 
vised the cruise to Ockracock; Young should have been with him 
on his expedition to the Irish Channel; refers him to Capt. 
[Thomas] Bell for particulars; chaffs him for not taking better 

care of Jones's interest with the "FairMi.ss "; Mrs. Young 

would have done better. Autograph draft. 2 ]ip. 4°. 

1778. "Williams, Jona [than.] Nantes, [France.] Letter to Capt. [John Paul] 
Nov. 21. Jones, Brest. Leaves Nantes for Bordeaux to-morrow morning; 

will make a report about the "303" [frigate]; [Du Doyer] 
Peltier will arrange affairs with [John D.] Schweighauser during 
his absence; assures Jones good care w-ill be taken of his interests; 
on his return from Bordeaux will prepare for embarkation for 
America; is always ready to serve him; has received a letter of 
Sept. 10th from [Robert] Morris; his opinion of Jones. A, L. S. 
2 pp. 4°. 



CALENDAR OF JOHN TAl'L JONES MANUSCRIPTS. 63 

1778. [Jones, John Paul.] 'Vi/''., T. S. miri/. Brest, [Trance.] letter to 
Nov. 21. Arthur Lee, [Paris]. Arknowledgys roceiiit of letter of Kith; has 

aecounted in a letter of the .'id to the Coniniii^sionerH for prizes 
taken; two brigs raptured on vo>'af;e from America to Nantes; 
brigs were sold by [Thomas] Morris and [.Tonathan] AVilliams; 
refers to his letter of Feb. 2(ith to Lee respecting payment of wages 
to those under Jones's command; commissioners' letter of credit; 
.lones's draft dishonored May Kith by Lee; neither [Benjamin] 
Franklin nor [John] Adams knew of Jones's engagement with 
the crew; consequent condition of the crew and prisoners [of the 
iUinfji'rl; "Yet I found means to cure my woundeil, feed my 
people, to retit the ship, an<l guard my prisoners": wretched sit- 
uation of the crew; dissatisfaction encouraged [by Lieut. Thomas 
Simp.son]; treatment of crew respecting prize money; laws made 
by Congress for the government of the navy; discipline ilestroyed 
by Lee's listening to the people of the Ranger; [Lieut. Peter] 
Amiel has told Jones of Lee's objection to granting his recjuest 
for copies of "some papers that concern me"; incidents relative 
to the dishonoring of Jones's draft; mystery of Jones's present 
situation ; is responsible to Congress alone. Copy. 9 pp. 4°. 
Printed: Slierbiirne, Life of John Paid Jmia^, X. Y., 1851, p. 85. 

1778. Le Netrel, . "granville", [France.] Letter to [Joseph] Whitall, 

Nov. 21. Brest. Information respecting size and armament of a privateer 

for sale at Granville; no ship is for sale; can build one in five 
months if so desired; " this time of the year is very good for cut- 
ting timber"; "our [French] Ship's Builders are Very good". 
A. L. S. 2 pp. 4°. Addressed and forwarded [by Whitall] to 
"ilr. Capt. Jones * * * a Brest." 

1778. [Jones, John Paul.] Capt., V. S. nan/. Brest, [France.] Letter [to 
Nov. 21. Joseph Whitall, Bordeaux]. Acknowledges receipt of letter of 

14th inst. ; is greatly obliged to friends in America for their favor- 
able opinion; arrival of three prize ships; their tonnage; will 
send more detailed account from their registers; asks regarding 
sliips at Granville and Bordeaux; the "peregrinations of the 
Fiiiiri/ Unlfurmf! " ; incidents relating to a "Rascal" who plundered 
the officers of the Fo.r; he " took a fancy" to wear the uniform 
of our navy " as a Lieutenant"; ten ships of the line and ten 
frigates are at Brest ready to sail with the first fair wind; sends 
respects to [John] Bondfield. Autograph draft. 2 pp. 4°. 
1778. [Jones, John Paul.] Capt., U. S. navy. Brest, [France.] Letter to John 
Nov. 23. Ross, [Nantes]. Has received his letter of 8th inst.; delayed 

answering in order to give an account of the prize ships [at Brest] ; 
has heard of no ship suitable for his own purpose; an Indian ship 
at L'Orient [the Duraji']; has received no detailed account of the 
ships at Granville or Bordeaux; is convinced of the impossibility 
of getting "one of the best ships from the Kings Yard"; "No 
Man * * * ever ventured before to tell them such Unvar- 
nished Truths" ; it is contrary to established rules to detach ships 
from the Royal marine; "if my end is answered it is but fair 
that they should chuse the means"; is glad to hear that Con- 
gress "hath at last found Icasurc" to investigate the "Conduct of 
men on whom they have Undeservedly bestowed Power." Auto- 
grajih draft. 2 pp. 4°. 



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177S. Elliot, John. Linil., U. S. marines. "Deane" Frigate, Boston Harbour. 
Nov. 24. Certiiicate to James Read, [PhiladelphiaJ. "John Martin other- 

wise Keto" [Cato?] was the property of WiUiam Mar.shall; he 
enlisted in Capt. Miles Pennington's marines on the Rejyrisal, 
Capt. Lambert Weeckes [Wickes]; served from April 1776 to 
Sept. 1777. A. D. S. 1 p. 6i- x 9 inches. 

Enclosed in Bedford, Gunning Certiiicate respecting S.irali Marshall, 1779, 
Oct. IS. 

1778. [Jones, John Paul.] Capt., U. S. nary. Brest, [France.] Letter to 
Nov. 2.5. James Moy Ian, [L' Orient]. Asks pardon for not having answered 

his letter of 10th inst. ; principal reason for delay was the ex- 
pected receipt of "certain liberal Powers" ; thanks him for infor- 
mation respecting the Durati; expects to get her or the Ttirgot; 
failing these will "search out of this Kingdom or Build"; 
L'Orient a good place if latter plan is necessary; asks aljout pos- 
sibility of purchasing copper to sheathe bottom of ship; may 
visit him and Capt. [Thomas] Bell; [Lieut. Peter] Amiel has 
received draft and will send Liillof exchange on Paris or L'C)rient. 
Autograph draft. 2 pp. 4°. 

1778. [Jones, John Paul.] Oipt., U. S. navy. Brest, [France.] Letter [to 
Nov. 27. Benjamin Franklin, Passy]. Much surprised at advice given 

[Lieut. Peter] Amiel through J\Irs. Amiel to return to America; 
reiterates the views expressed in recent letters to [AVilliam Tem- 
ple Franklin] and [Donatien Leray] de C[haumont]; Amiel 
showed patience by remaining four months "in this detested 
place"; should "be put in a way of re:ieeming so much lost 
time"; conditions in America unfavorable to patriots; will not 
leave Europe until his ' ' honor is made perfectly whole ' ' ; if pi jwer 
be given him he will find a ship; will be I'esponsible for seamen's 
wages; is hurt liy Franklin's silence; is going to L'Orient. Auto- 
grajih draft. 2 pp. 4°. Also copy of extract from the above 
letter. 

See: Jones to Franklin. 1778, Sept. 4. 

1778. [Whitall, Joseph.] United States commercial agent in France. Bordeaux, 
Nov. 27. [France.] Letter to Capt. John P[aul] Jones, Brest. Has seen 

three ships; does not consider them fast sailing; has doubtless 
heard from [John] Ross respecting the ships; report of five of 
the Jamaica fleet brought into Brest; a French Indiamen and 
other prizes taken to England; the East India company have 
offered the [English] government two million [pounds] to have 
their charter renewed; offer to borrow eight million more on 
credit; "j of ways and means for the year 1779 already pointed 
out" in this manner; Parliament not to meet until after the holi- 
'days; many reflections in English papers upon [Vice] Admiral 
[Sir Hugh] Palliser's engagement with the French; rumor that 
[Rear Admiral Richard,] Lord Howe will be placed in command 
of the fleet. A. L. 2 pp. 4°. 

1778. Moylan, James. United States commercial agent at L'Orient. L'Orient, 
Nov. 28. [France.] Letter to Capt. [John Paul] Jones, Brest. Acknowl- 

edges receipt of letter of 25th; has delivered the one intended for 

Capt. [Thomas] Bell; agrees with his partner [ Gourlade] 

that Jones can find or Iraild a ship "here". A. L. S. 1 p. 4°. 



CALKNUAK OV JUHX PAUL JdXKS MANUSCKll'TS. 65 

1778. [Jones, .Inhn I'uul.] Cnjil., I'. S. nari/. lircst, [Francf.] Inciter to 
Nov. 30. Jaiiifs Moylaii. [I,'( Irieiit.] Ueteriiiiiu'd to leave lirest, [Dec-. 

2d]; the i3»/v-'.< to l)i- |iun-liaseil if tlie Tn-rijot vmuuA l)e boiijrht; 
the Dia-mt a I'a^t mailer; will have her liottoiu f^heathed with cop- 
per; sends comi)liiiieiit» to Capt. [Thoiiia!?] Bell and ('apt. [Dan- 
iel] MeXeill; "Mr. [Lient. Peter] Amiel'a compliment."" ; will 
liring the amount of his draft in cash. Autograph draft. 1 j). 
4°. 

1778. Ross, ,Tohn. I'nilfd Slatex coinmercinl (lyeui at Xdnli's. Letter from an 
Nov. — . informant at Bordeaux, [France.] Knows of two vessels suitable 

for his friend [Capt. John Paul Jones]; one will be reaily in a 
few weeks; the other can be built liy the constructor of [ ] 
Barry's privateer; detailed description; cost of each; ship pro- 
posed will be on the lines of the liilh' Ponlr; not fitted for a 
cruiser; excellent for a letter of marque; no new ship at Bayonne. 
Autograph copy. 3 pp. 4°. 

Kncloseil in Ros.s to Jones, ITTs, Dee. 3. 

177S. Williams, Jona[than.] Bordeaux, [France.] Letter to Capt. [John 
Dec. 1. Paul] Jones, L'Orient. "Wrote him from Nantes a few days since; 

has seen no suitable ship; description of the Due de Moucloj; is 
owned by Fegers Freres; lier price; information respecting other 
ships; advises Jones to build; leaves for Paris [Dec. 2d], thence 
to Xantes. A. L. S. 3 pp. 4°. 

177S. Ross, .bilm. United States commercial agent at jS'ante-s. Nantes, [France.] 
Dec. :;. Letter to Capt. John P[aul] Jones, L'Orient. Has received his 

letter of 23d ult.: is much employed "preparing despatches for 
America to go by [Capt. Thomas] Bell''; requests information 
respecting the sale of prizes; encloses copy of a letter received 
from Bordeaux respecting building of a ship on the lines of the 
Belle Poiile; agrees with Jones that it is better to give "as little 
trouble as possible" ; advises l.iuil<ling a ship; arrival of the Gen. 
Wuishington [Dec. 2d] in twenty-four days from the Capes of Vir- 
ginia; [British] "troops hail embarked (although not sailed 2Sth 
Octor)"; "their destination a secret" that has aroused many 
conjectures; is anxious to hear from Philadelphia "on the subject 
cif the late arrangement" [witli France?]; expects [William] 
C[armiehael] to be the bearer of despatches. A. L. S. 3 pp. 4°. 

177S. [WHitall, Joseph.] I'nited States commercial agent in France. Bordeaux. 
Dec. 4, Letter [to Capt. John Paul Jones, L'Orient]. Acknowledges 

receipt of letter of 21st ult.; information respecting five vessels at 
Bordeaux; has written to Granville respecting ships for Jones; 
M[ajor John Gizzard] F[raser] at "this place" without funds; 
his ditficulties; his friend Reid [John K. Read'?] is assisting him; 
incidents relating to an impostor "here" ; is informed that the 
"fellow" passing as lieutenant of marines with Capt. [Samuel] 
Tucker is a "Rascal"; [Jonathan] AVilliams has gone to Paris; 
"B. Marche" [Pierre Caron de Beaumarchais'?] is collecting ships 
to accomi)any his cargoship to the West Indies ; the Drake to accom- 
pany him; has reason to believe that "W — s" [Jonathan Wil- 
liams?] also is going; arrival this day of a ship from Boston; she 
sailed the 4th ult.; "D'Staing" [Vice-Admiral Charles Hector, 
Comted'Estaign] sailed [Nov. 4th]; [Vice-Admiral John] Byron 

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1778. [Whitall, Joseph]— Continued. 
Dec. 4. with "nearly all the line" sailed from New York Nov. 1st; his 

destination unknown; is informed that a "frigate has got into 
L'Orient express from Boston" ; list of five " vessels building at 
this place" ; other ships for sale at "Rochfort" ; "the yards are 
fine their" ; does not expect Capt. [Thomas] Bell to sail "this 
month"; "Capt." [Lieut. Musco] Livingston was aware that 
[Lieut. Thomas] Simpson was indebted to Jones for command of 
the Hanger; doubts if Jones will see [ ] Haywood and [ ] 
Livingston at Brest; desires to know the time of sale of prizes at 
Brest. A. L. 4 pp. 4°. 

1778. Ross, John. United States commemal agent at Xanteif. [Nantes, France.] 
Dec. [5?] Letter from an informant at Bordeaux. " Carpenter of the first 

repute * * * will engage to compleate such a Frigate as the 
Belle Poule [36 guns] in .six months"; is told that " he can do it 
in much less time"; methods of hastening work. Autograph 
copy. 1 p. 4°. Enclosed in Ross to Jones, 1778, Dec. 17. 

1778. [Jones, .John Paul.] Capt., U. S. narg. L'Orient, [France.] Letter to 
Dec. 7. [Donatien] Leray de Chaumont, [Passy]. Arrived here "last 

night"; opinion concerning the Dio-H-s; she might be made "fit 
for sea within a month "; the TJoooHonf sailed from America earl}' 
" last month and is * * * daily expected "; only Gourlade & 
Moylan know of Jones's mission at L'Orient; the Beaumont is 
220 tons heavier than the Duras and of the same age; hopes the 
Minister [of ^Marine, Antoine Raymond Jean Gualbert Gabriel 
de Sartine] will not blame him for taking "this step" without 
his orders; "ardently wishes to be again in active Service". 
Autograph draft. 8 x 6j inches. 

1778. [Jones, John Paul.] Capt., U.S. naeg. L'Orient, [France.] Letter to 
Dec. n. [Donatien] Leray de Chaumont, [Passy]. Wrote him on the 7th 

inst.; Has made "particular inquiries respecting the Dara^"; 
she was built in 1766; her condition; " the only ship for sale in 
France that will answer our purpose"; desires her bought and 
armed at once; proffered assistance of Gourlade & Moylan should 
be accepted to that end; respects to [Benjamin] Franklin, [Ed- 
ward] Bancroft and [ ] Baud wain [Baudouin]. Autograph 
draft. 1 p. 8x6 inches. 

1778. [Jones, John Paul.] Capt., U. S. nary. L'Orient, [France.] Letter to 
Dec. 14. John Ross, [Nantes]. Acknowledges receipt of letter of 3d inst. ; 

is convinced that there is no "Ship on the Stocks in France for 
Sale that will answer my wishes"; a ship [the Duras] in this 
place may answer; awaits reply to his letter regarding her; has 
, been at L'Orient since the 6th; will secure inventories of prize 
ships at Brest, if he so desires; information brought by pilot boats 
from Virginia and ilaryland of the ' ' Embarkation of the Enemies 
Troops at N. York"; destination unknown; recpiests that [Jona- 
than] Williams be informed of his being at L'Orient. Autograph 
draft. 1 p. 4°. 

1778. [Jones, John Paul.] Capt., U. S. navy. L'Orient, [France.] Letter to 

Dec. 16. Jonathan Williams, [Passy]. His "patience worn out" at Brest; 

"left that purgatory" with [Lieut. Peter] Amiel Dec. 6th; wrote 

on the 7th but has not heard from [Donatien Leray] de C[hau- 



CALENDAR OF JOHN PAl'L JONES MANrSCKlPT.S. G7 

177S. [Jones, .lohn Paul] — Cnntiinu-il. 
Dec. It). iiujnt] reypectiiit; the " (>45 " [])urcha.''e] of " 303 " [the X)i(ra«] ; 

the latter wishes to obtain for Jones one of the "244" [sloops'?] 
at " 90'' [Brest]; tliis proposition not accepted; the For is supe- 
rior to any two of them; to have accepted that <jffer would have 
meant an inferior ship and "certain ruin"; the ves.sel offered 
could " neither sail nor fight"; is much hurt by the ."ilenee of 
[Benjamin] Franklin; rey:ards him "with the affection of a son 
to a parent"; Jones's health impaired by the severity of his situ- 
ation; thanks him for his favf>r of the 1st and the pains taken in 
getting the intelligence [respecting ships]; fears imthing effectual 
will be done; the ship [Duran] he recommended is not as large 
as the Beaiimfinl; cannot account for the silence of Dr. [Edward] 
Bancroft and \V[illiam Temple] Franklin; wrote Williams on 
the 20th in answer to the proposition of Montieu [John .loscph 
Monthieu]; compliment of [Robert] Morris "does me indeed a 
very singular Honor " ; is gratified at kind words from friends; will 
endeavor " to merit the continuance of their favor". Autograph 
draft, partly in cipher. 2 ]>]). 9i x 7^ inches. 

1778. Ross, John. Vnilcd States commax-ial agent at Xantes. Nantes, [France.] 
Dec. 17. Letter to [Capt.] J[ohn] P[aul] Jones, L'Orient. Has received 

his letter of 14th; encloses copy of a letter received from Bor- 
deaux respecting the building of a ship for Jones; under his pres- 
ent "patronage" Jones ought to command something corre.spond- 
ing with his wishes; [Jonathan] Williams in Paris; is expected 
at Nantes in ten days; hopes that [Capt. Thomas] Bell has sailed,- 
has received a business letter from [Robert] Morris; it is expected 
that New York will be evacuated; Morris has left Congress and 
by the [Pennsylvania?] Constitution he can not be reelected for 
three years; has been elected "Member of the [Pennsylvania] 
Assembly " ; much work to be done in that body. A. L. S. 2 pp. 
4°. Addressed: "care of J[ames] Moylan." 
See Ross, John. Letter from an Informant 1778, Dec. 5. 

1778. [Jones, John Paul.] Capt., U. S. nary. L'Orient, [France.] Letter to 
Dec. 18. E<lward Bancroft, [Paris]. Retjuests that the enclosed letter l)e 

laid before "299" [Benjamin Franklin]; afterward the full trans- 
lation to be given to [Donatien Leray] de C[haumont]; "the con- 
cerned" can "triffle " no longer; persistency of "710" [Antoine 
Raymond Jean Gualbert (ialjriel de .'^artine] will show a base 
motive; it [Franklin] is really a friend "now is the time to shew 
it"; for the first time in his life is "in a disposition to doubt 
almost all the world"; two months already gone since he \\a.s 
informed that "710" had given orders [to purchase a ship] 
immediately yet nothing is done; [ ] (iourlade has written 
[ ] Baudwaine [Baudouin]; [Le Chevalier] Comte [de] Clonard 
is to [buy] the Duraii if [de Sartine] refuses. Autograph draft. 
2 pp. 92 X 7 J inches. 

1778. [Jones, John Paul.] Capt., U. S. nanj. L'Orient, [France.] Letter to 
Dec. 18. [llonatien] Leray de Chaumont, [Passy], Has seen his letter of 

the 14th to [ ] Gourlade; can assure him the Dura-t is not 
"engaged for the Service of the King"; herowner " has this very 
day" offered her for sale; the Minister [of Marine, Antoine Ray- 
mond Jean Gualbert Gabriel de Sartine] proposed sending the 



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1778. [Jones, John Paul] — Contiiiueil. 
Dec. 18. " remainder of the SoUliers" to India in the Duras; this no object 

to the owner; only alternatives are to l)uy the Duras or to build 
a snitable ship; owner of the DuraK requires an answer in ten 
days; this is the seventh letter Jones haswritten to de Chaumont 
on the subject of the Mini.ster's resolution; if this letter "does 
not produce an immediate and Satisfactory answer" lie will be 
convinced that he has "lieen Betrayed and Sacrific'ed with 
premeditation." Autograph draft. 2 pji. 4°. Enclosed in 
jireeeding letter. 

1778. Mehegan, John. Clergyman and chaplain io ('orate eV OrriUiera. Brest, 
Dec. 19. [France.] Letter to [Capt] John Paul Jones, [L' Orient]. Ha-s 

not heard from him for sixteen days; regrets being deprived "of 
news of a man * * * so much valued and esteemed " ; hopes 
to be informed l_)y him respecting the "encouragement you so 
merit"; regards to [Lieut. Peter] Amiel; message is being sent 
by [ ] Le Lay; compliments to [James] "Jloyland"; the "Col- 
fat" wishes to be remembered; an escaped prisoner from the 
British ship Losely offers Jones his ser\-ices; [ ] ]Monier wishes 
his nejihew to enlist as a volunteer. A. L. S. 2 pp. 4°. 

1778. [Jones. John Paul.] Ca])t., U. S. navy. L'Orient, [France.] Letter to 
Dec. 21. Jona[than] AVilliams or "in his absence to Dr. [Benjamin] 

Franklin," Passy. Has received letter [from John Ross]; wrote 
to Dr. [Edward] Bancroft on 18th enclosing a letter to [Donatien 
Leray] de Chaumont; expressed his sentiments on "past and 
present unhappy situation " ; encloses cojiies of above letters; asks 
"\Villiams to lay them Itefore Franklin and later before de Chau- 
mont; latter received orders fi'om the INIinister [of Marine, 
Antoine Raymond Jean Gualbert Gabriel de Sartine] two months 
since to buy a shiji that would "satisfy" Jones; begs he be 
informed that another ship has arrived; gives her preference as 
she is not so old as the Durac; if decision to build is reached "it 
can be done here with great convenience and dispatcli"; [ ] 
Gourlade has sent the particulars to [ ] Boudwain [Baudouin] 
and de Chaumont; matters are approaching a crisis; after seven 
months of expectation will soon be convinced whether or not he 
has "had to do with Honest Men" ; desires him to see Baudouin; 
sends compliments to his friends; would have written INIadame 
de Chaumont but "unhappily am not able to express myself in 
French in Language that would do justice to my Sentiments." 
Autograph draft, partly in cipher. 2 ]i\i. 4°. 
See .Tones to Bancroft, 177s, Dec. is. 

177S. [Jones, John Paul.] Oipl., V. S. vai'y. L'Orient, [France.] Letter to 

Dec. 21. "The Kevd. John May hagan" [Mehegan] , Brest. Capt. Thomas 

Bell may lieliver this letter to him; if so, requests that iMehegan 

obtain for Bell two hogsheads of jiorter belonging to Jones but 

now with the King's store; one is to be taken to Robert Morris, 

the other is for Bell and J[ohn] Brown. Autograph draft. 1 \i. 

9J X 7 inches. 

1778. [Jones, John Paul.] Capt., U.S. nary. L'Orient, [France.] Letter to 

Dec. 23. "The Kevd. Father John" [Mehegan], Brest. Acknowledges 

receipt of letter of Dec. 19th by [ ] Le Lay; is not "occupied 

either by Love or AVar"; to write would have given him .some 



CALENDAR *<V .milN PAIL JoNKS MAXCSC'KIl'TS. <)9 

177S. [Jones, .Inliii I'aiil] — Contiiuu-d. 
Pec. "23. "token '<i existence merely not of Life"; a few days will 

"remove my (lonbtt- or realize my fears"; will write him the 
"true account"; has given Capt. [Thomas] l!ell a letter to liim 
respecting the delivery of his [Jones's] porter; has sent to the 
American Commissioners the memorial of [British] prisoners; 
will do all in his power to effect an early exchange; [Lieut. Peter] 
Amiel is well and returns his compliments; "Present my compli- 
ments to the Bishop, and the Oilfaienr" ; congratulates him on 
the safe delivery of the Queen [of France]; "She is a Sin-rt (iirl 
and deserves to be Happy"; requests that inventories of prize 
shipsat Brest be sent to .John Ross, Xantes, and [.losejih] Whitall, 
P.ordeaiix, in care of [.lohn] Bontield [Bondlield]. Autograph 
draft. •-' pp. 4°. 

177,^. [Jones, .John Paul.] Capt., V. S. minj. T^Orient, [France.] Letter to 
]jec. Z\. .John Brown, [I'hiladelphia]. Thanks him for kind attention he 

has shown his "Interest"; refers him to Capt. [Thomas] Bell 
for particulars of his situation; was invited, in June, by the 
"Court of France" to remain in ICurope; was to commaml a 
force "under the Flag of America" but without expense to her; 
has been led on by flattering prospects; matters now tlrawing to 
a crisis; has sent details of his prospects to [Robert] Morris; 
requests copies of the journals of Congress and of other informa- 
tion respecting naval affairs; asks regarding ability of members 
of the "present Marine Committee"; criticises appointments 
made by them; fears seeming mystery of his situation has made 
enemies; his opinion that an "able and Upright Board of 
Admiralty is essential to the existence of a Xavy"; navy cannot 
be formed by a detachment of C^ongress whose minds are otherwise 
employed"; if no other copy has appeared, this letter is to be 
shown to [Roliert] Morris, and with his consent to. the ^Marine 
Committee. Autograph draft. 2 pp. 4°. 

J77'.i. [Jones, .lohn Paul.] Capt., l. S. nat;/. L'Orient, [France.] Letter to 
.Jan. \. [Donatien] Leray de Chaumont, [Passy]. Acknowle<lges 

receipt of letter of 26th ult. ; has never lieen to the place he 
mentions; knows its situation; jiilots may always be obtained; 
information respecting it; it is wortli while to pay a visit to a 
place so famous; desires to go; this told "in confidence"; the 
subject is very delicate; constructor of the Diiras agrees with 
Jones respecting the cannon suitable for her; presents his "early 
respects" to Madame de Chaumont and family. Autograph 
draft. 1 p. 4°. 

1779. [Jones, John Paul.] Capt., C. S. nanj. L'Orient, [France.] Letter to 
Jan. 2. .bdin Ross, [Xantes]. Acknowledges receipt of letter of [Dec] 

17th; Ross will receive inventories of [prize] ships for sale at 
Brest; [James] Moylan wrote Ross the day Capt. [Thomas] Bell 
sailed; probably "is now as far on his way as the Western 
Islands"; sends this by [ ] Haywood; [ ] Gourlade has 
received orders to purchase [the Daraif]; bargain not yet con- 
cluded; price asked is too high; another ship [the F'dz Jaqiie.'i.^] 
for sale; is better [than the Dnras]; a "famous constructor" also 
has offered to build a suitable ship within four months and on 
easy terms; these three propositions sent to "Headquarters": 



70 LIBKAKY OF CONGRESS. 

1779. [Jones, John Paul] — Continued. 
Jan. 2. answer is nearly due; exchange of prisoners from England 

expected daily; "A good set of officers" much needed; prefer- 
ence to those recommended by Ross; qualifications desired by 
Jones in the crew; either ship in question is "superior to any 
Frigate under the Enemies Flag" and will sail twelve or thirteen 
knots. Autograph draft. 2 pp. 4°. 

1779. Chaumont, [Donatien] Leray de. Confidential agent, Franco-American 
Jan. 2. negotiations. [Passy, France.] Letter [to Capt. John Paul Jones, 

L'Orient]. Recommends that Jones procure the Duras: Gcjur- 
lade & Moylan can act as agents for the purchase; the King 
[Louis XVI, of France] has provided that the means of pur- 
chase shall be ready. A. L. S. 2 pp. Sx6inches. Enclosed is 
a statement of later date and in a different hand of the number 
of officers required for the Bon Homme HicJtant. 1 p. 7 x 5 inches. 
In Frent'h. 

1779. [Jones, John Paul.] Capt., U. S. nanj. L'Orient, [France.] Letter to 
Jan. 6. [Donatien] Leray de Chaumont, [Passy]. Jones has not changed 

his project; thought it his duty to communicate the sale of the 
Fitz Jaques; did so in letter to [Jonathan] Williams; this was 
before the Minister's [Antoine Raymond Jean Gualbert Gabriel 
de Sartine] determination to buy the Dvras; owners of the Fitz 
Jaques have written [ ] Gourlade that she is not to be sold; 
the Duras the only object; encloses copy of letter from [ ] 
Berard to [ ] Baudouin which proves that no time has been lost; 
, when the Minister informs Berard that the Duras will not be 

hired for the service of the King thinks easier terms can lie made; 
believes Gourlade would have advanced his own money for the 
Duras had he known the conditions. Autograph draft. 1 ji. 4°. 

1779. [Jones, John Paul.] Cap!., U. S. nary. [Passy, France.] Memorandum 
[Jan. 21.] [for Germain?, Comte Garnier] Is but a young student in the 

science of arms; desires to receive instructions from men of more 
experience; the "grand object of Partizan war" is to strike an 
unexpected blow; requirements of a nmn to command such an 
enterprise; "his province" to adopt such enterprises as circum- 
stances may throw in his way; enterprise ought to' be planned 
"long before it is executed"; it ought to be communicated to 
the commander-in-chief only; the "infinite Service" of fire 
ships; Jones's opinion concerning them; use of "fast sailing 
cutter"; if authorized by the Minister [Antoine Raymond Jean 
Gualbert Gabriel de Sartine] will inquire as to a "place or two of 
great importance"; desired articles specified; cautions secrecy 
respecting fire ships. Autograph draft. '■'> pp. 4°. 

[1779.] [Jones, John Paul.] Capt., U. S. nary. [Passy, France.] Memo- 
[Jan. 23.] randum [for Germain?, Comte Garnier]. If there is a reversion 

of part of prizes claimed by America after jjayment of seaman's 
wages, is willing it should help defray the " Expence of the 
Outfit"; may answer "a better purpose" to give reversion to 
the "Adventurers" as an "Extra Encouragement"; this the most 
natural means to "promote Emulation and Unanimity"; desires 
that prizes captured "by the Arms under my command be sold 
as American property"; agents should be appointed by the 



CALENDAR OF JOHN PAUL JON£S MANUSCKIPTS. 71 

[1779.] [Jones, John Paul] — Continued. 
[Jan. 23.] captors; there should be no connection with the .Vdiniralty, 

otherwise men will always consider themselves cheated. Auto- 
};ra])h draft. 1 i>. Six 61 inches. 

1779. Ford, H[ezekiah.] J'rifnle necretari/ to Arthur Liv. "Passi", [France.] 

Feb. 2. Letter to Capt. J[ohn] P[aul] Jones, "at Mr. Chaumonte 

Passi". Has inquired of [Arthur] Lee respecting the regulations 
of the United States navy; they were in a pamphlet lent him by 
Jones; paniphlet has been lost; if found it will l>e forwarded at 
the earliest opportuiuty. A. L. S. 1 p. 4". 

1779. [Sartine, Antoine Raymond Jean (jualbert Gabriel de.] Mini'<ler of 

Feb. 4. ilarine of France. Versailles, [France.] Letter [to Capt. John 

Paul Jones, Passy]. His Majesty, [Louis XVI,] in consajuence 
of the distinguished manner in which Jones has served the United 
States, has put him in command of the Din-os, of 40 guns, at 
L'Orient; ordere to be given for her complete armament; to be 
commanded under the United States flag; can man ship with 
Americans and enlist volunteers; will procure for Jones the 
necsssary officers; will do everything possible for success of his 
enterprise; can sail as soon as convenient without further orders; 
is to determine his own destination; upon return to a French port 
is to render an exact account of his cruise; recommends that 
humanity be shown all prisoners; consents to the Duras being 
called the Bon Homme Richard. Contemporary copy. 1 p. F°. 
In French. Translation printed: Sherburne. Ll/t: of Joint Paul Joiu.<, S. Y. 
1851, p. 8.5. 

1779. Fitz-Maurice, , Chevalier de. Capt., TIa/.'f/i'.s //■i.i/( regiment, French. 

Feb. 5. arniij. "Quimper." [Quimber, France.] Letter to Capt. [John 

Paul] Johnes [Jones], L'Orient. Recommends "Mr. [Edward] 
Stack a Lieutenant of this Regiment", who desires ser\-ice under 
Jones; his abilities; recommends also "Mr. [Eugene] Macarty"' 
[Macarthy]; requests that information be given "those Gentle- 
men" respecting their pay and prize money; it is necessary for 
them to obtain leave from Court; desires information regarding 
method of procedure. A. L. S. 2 pp. 8x0 inches. 

1779. [Jones, John Paul.] l-'apt., U. S. S. "Bon Homme Bichard".' Passy, 
Feb. 6. [France.] Letter to [Antoine Raymond Jean Gualbert Gabriel] 

de Sartine, Versailles. Acknowledges receipt of letter of the 4th 
"by hands of M. [Germain?, Comte] Garnier"; thanks him for 
so t^ingular and honorable a mark of his confidence; will repre- 
sent to Congress the "generous >5; voluntary" action ni tlie 
"best of Kings"; requests him to assure the King that his favor 
is ap[>reciated; will give account of cruise as requested: may 
need French volunteers; will jjay due regard to the welfare of all 
under his command; permission to change the name of the ship 
[from the Dura.f to the Bon Homme Richard] furnishes opportunity 
"of paying a well merited compliment to a great and good man". 
Copy. 2 pp. 4°. 
Printed: Sherburne. Li/f n/ Jitltn Paid Jonc-^, N.Y., 18,51, p. 87. 

1779. Fourniez, , Le Chevalier de. Brest, [France.] Letter to Capt. 

Feb. 7. John Paul Jones, L'Orient. Remembers kindness shown him by 

Jones at Brest; is pained that latter has not procured command 



72 LIBRABY OF CONGRESS. 

1779. Fourniez, , Le Chevalier de — Continued. 

Feb. 7. of a vessel; the Alliance has just arrived from Boston after pas- 

sage of 23 days; [Maj. Gen. Marie Jean Paul Joseph Rot-he Yves 
Gilbert du Motier,] Marquis de Lafayette was on board and is now 
on his way to Paris; has endeavored to interest Lafayette in wel- 
fare of Jones; urges him to request [Benjamin] Franklin to obtain 
the Alliance for him. A. L. S. 1 p. 8x6 inches. 

1779. Hogg-, Ebenezer. Midshipman?, V. S. nary. Xantes, [France.] Letter 
Feb. 8. to Capt. [John] Paul Jones, "att Paris". Has just arrived at 

Nantes after escape from "Fortune Prison in England" [Forton 
Gaol]; has been informed by [Jonathan] Williams that Jones 
has "a good Ship getting in Readiness f<>ra Cruise"; desires a 
"Station" as captain's clerk, lieutenant of marines or midship- 
man; has seen considerable service during the war; was a mid- 
shipman on the JSos«o/!, Capt. [Hector] McNeill; became acquainted 
with Jones at that time; wishes to be informed if any vacancy 
exists "for a person that is capable of acting in the same". 
A. L. S. 1 p. 4°. 

1779. Greenleaf, Thomas. Lieut., U. S. marines? Nantes, [France.] Letter 
Feb. 8. to Capt. [John Paul] Jones, L' Orient. Was captured 'Slay 30, 

1778, when lieutenant of marines on the Amjelica; escaped in 
August, 1778, from "Forton-Prison in England"; received no 
assistance from the [United States] Commissioners; given ten 
guineas by [Benjamin] Franklin; has expended same; will be 
imprisoned for debt at Nantes or ' ' run the risque of being wrecked 
upon the Wheel by going upon the Highway"; is destitute of 
money, clothing or friends; is son of Joseph Greenleaf of Boston; 
was lieutenant in [Capt. Edward] Crafts artillery; "absolute 
necessitv" his apology for writing; requests a few guineas; will 
repay same when he sees Jones in America; requests "some 
appointment" under Jones, preferably "as IMarine Officer"; is to 
direct reply in care of " Madam McCarty on the Fosse". A. L. S. 
2 pp. 4°. Addressed care of [James] Moylan. 

1779. Chaumont, [Donatien] Leray de. Confidenlial agent. Franco- American 
Feb. 10. negotiations. Passy, [France.] Letter to " Mr. S. Jauge et tils", 

Bordeaux. Has heard that they have a cannon foundry at 
"perigueux"; desires specified cannon secured for Capt. [John 
Paul] Jones; latter has been appointed to command [the Bon 
Homme liichard}; she needs cannon only to complete her equip- 
ment; payment to be made as usual by "J. Cottin et fils et Jauge 
a Paris"; Capt. Jones anxious to have a I"nite<l States flag on a 
French vessel under his command; Gourlade & Moylan are arm- 
ing her. Contemporary copy. 1 p. 4°. 

1779. Robinson, Robert. Ma.<:ter.^, U. S. navy. "Nantz", [France.] Letter 
Feb. 10. to Capt. John Paul Jones, "Paris." [L'Orient.] Wrote him on 

the 8th inst.; would gladly "Serve in Allmost Any Station" 
under him; has been a master in the ITnited States ser\'ice since 
the expedition to New Providence; taken prisoner while on the 
"Hornett"; escaped from Forton prison, England, "aboutt 3 
Months Since"; "if Expenses [are] paid I would gladly Do My- 
self the Honour f.f serving tinder you"; requests an early answer 
which should be directed to Madam McCarty. A. L. S. 1 p. 4°. 



CALENDAR UV ,I(>UN PAUL JUNES MANTSCKirTS. 73 

177it. Chaumont, [l>nnaliru] I.eray di'. ('inijiiUiilial mji'ul, Franco-American 
Fell. 11. iii'(j<iti(tticm!t. "Passi", [Fraiici'.] Letter to " Kspivent villes 

boisnet, Nantes". [Capt. John I'aul] Jones, who is to command 
a vessel under the I'nited States tiaj.', will jiresent this; he goes 
to Xantes to get information resjiecting cannon which M. [ ] 
Peri is charged with having made fur the Durn^ [Hon Hminne 
Richard]; desires to procure an American crew; the Minister [of 
Marine, Antoine Raymond Jean (iualbert (iabriel dc Sartine] 
authorizes- the advancement of 12,000 livres to Jones; directions 
concerning funds to be paid him; funds for equipping [the .Bon 
Homme, Richard^ are deposited witli "J. ('ottin et tils et Jauge"; 
Jones impatient to command French vessel under the I'nited 
States flag; other directions. Contemporary copy. 1 p. 4°. 
177S'. Franklin, \V[illiam] T[emple.] Prirak /Kcrelanj to Hinjamin Franklin. 
Feb. 16. Passy, [France.] Letter to Capt. [John Paul] Jones, "Xantes", 

[L'Orient]. P'ncloses two letters '"which came under cover to 
my Grandfather" [Benjamin Franklin]; has heard that on the 
12th inst. the "Populace" of London "set fire to the houses" of 
[Frederick,] Lord North, [John Montagu, Earl] "Sanwich", 
[George Sackville. Lord] Germaine and likewise to that of 
[Vice-] Admiral [Sir Hugh] Palliser; "all this to express their 
sentiments of joy at the justification of .\dmiral [Augustus, Vis- 
count] Keppel". A. L. S. 1 p. 4°. 
1779. Chaumont, [Donatien] Leray de. Confidential agent, Franco- American 
Feb. 17. negotiations. "Pas.si," [France.] Letter to Capt. [John Paul] 

Jones, [L'Orient]. Introduces his friend Capt. Clement de La 
Rouciere; latter desires to serve under Jones; was recommentled 
to de Chaumont by "Madame" [Mile?] Gerard and other per- 
" sons esteemed by Jones; hopes he will lie satisfactory. A. L. S. 

1 p. 4°. 
In French. 

See: La Rouciere to Jones, 1779, Feb. 19. 

1779. Chaumont, [Donatien] Leray de. Confidential agent Franco- American 

Feb. lf>. negotiations. "Passi," [France.] Letter to Capt. [John Paul] 

Jones, L'Orient. Introduces John Conner, "Bostonier"; he 

desires to serve under Jones and will present his recommendations. 

A. L. S. 1 p. 4°. 

Ill French. 

1779. La Rouciere, Clement de. Captain . Paris. Letter [to Cajit. John 

Feb. 19. Paul Jones], L'Orient. Desires to serve under his commaml; is 

recommended by [Donatien Leray] de Chaumont and Mile. 
Geraril; reasons for not presenting accompanying letter; desires 
appointment as captain of volunteers or of ensign. A. L. S. 

2 pp. 4°. 
In Freneh. 

1779. Jauge, S et fils. Merchants, Bonleavx. Bordeaux, [France.] Letter 

Feb. 21. to [Capt.] John P[aul] Jones, L'Orient. Acknowledges receipt 

of letter of the 16th in.st. enclosing letter of [Donatien] Leray de 
Chaumont and one to Gourlade & Moylan respecting furnishing 
cannon [for the Bon Homme Richard']; have written Gourlade & 
Moylan, "armateurs", forthe exact character of cannon desired; 
information respecting same; order will soon be filled. L. S. 
1 p. 4°. 
In French. 



74 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS. 

1779. Mease, Matthew. Purser U. S. S. "Bon Homme Richard." Nantes, 
Feb. 22. [France.] Letter [to Capt. John PaulJones, L'Orient]. Writes 

him respecting Capt. [Alexander?] Moore; Moore states that he 
was appointed captain in the Continental service; commanded 
the "Horn Snake Sloop " ; was taken prisoner while bound from 
Carolina to Cape Fran^'ois; contined in Forton prison [England]; 
latel}' escajied; was emjiloyed in Philadelphia; served in the 
"last war" on privateers; ilease has no proof of truth of his 
statements; [John] Ross remembers him in "Merchants Employ" 
in Philadelphia; he will serve only as 1st lieutenant; failing this 
will return to America to render account of the loss of his ship; 
advice given him; Mease is about to attend to the business sub- 
mitted to his care; the doctor [Laurence Brooke] accompanies 
him to Paimboeuf ; hopes the Poor R!chard [Bon Homme Richard] 
is considerably advanced in her outfit; [John] Ross regrets not 
having seen Jones when latter was at Xantes; Messre. [ ] 
Broos[?] an<l [John] Gilbank send their compliments: latter 
intends writing for information which Jones only can give; wishes 
to be remembered to [James] Moylan and to ^Ir. and ;Mrs. [Peter?] 
■ Amiel. A. L. S. 3 pp. 4°. 

1779. Gilbank, John. Lieut, Continental army. Nantes, [France.] Letter to' 
Feb. 23. Capt. [John Paul] Jones, L'Orient. Has been informed by Dr. 

[Laurence] Brooke that Jones has vacancies in the Marine depart- 
ment; requests information respecting "Terms" ofoflBcers; desires 
an appointment if they suit him; has been in the Continental 
service since 1775; was senior lieutenant in regiment of artillery 
stationed at "Charlestown," South Carolina; three times captured 
by the English; " Uncertainty of going safe in a merchant Ship" ; 
regrets not having seen Jones since the night he supped with him 
at [Lieut. Musco] Livington's; knows Capt. [Alexander] Dick; 
speaks "French Language tolerably" ; could assist in raising 
recruits; requests an answer by return post in care of Livingston 
or [Matthew] INIease; if not convenient for Jones to engage him 
will return in fleet "now about ready to sail." A. L. S. 3 pp. 
8 X 6 J inches. Addressed care of Monsieur [James] Moylan. 

1779. Bancroft, Edward. Confidential agent of Benjamin Franklin. ."Chaillot" 
Feb. 23. [France.] Letter to Capt. [John Paul] Jones, L'Orient. Judges 

he has heard American news contained in his letter to [Jonathan] 
"Williams; Dr. [Benjamin] F[ranklin] has written [David] Hart- 
ley to "Obtain Protection" for Bancroft's journey to England; 
will set out inimediatelv upon its receipt; will aid .Tones if pos- 
sible; [Germain?, Comte] Garnier has attempted to see [Antoine 
Raymiind Jean Gualbert Gabriel] de Sartine; latter was not in 
Paris; former will write when he can communicate "anything 
Satisfactory" ; JearsthatJoneswill not procure the cannon ordered; 
[Vice-Adniiral Charles Hector, Comte] d'Estaign "has blun- 
dered" and permitted British to take St. Lucia, West Indies; 
Franklin still has the gout which prevents his introduction at 
Court "in his new Character" [United States Minister Plenipo- 
tentiary to Fmnce]; the "Arret of Council" ordered to be 
executed against all Dutch vessels except those of Amsterdam and 
Harlem; desires information respecting English prisoners. A.L.S. 
2 pp. 8x6 inches. 



CALENDAR OV JOHN PAUL JONES MANUSCRIPTS. 75 

1779. Franklin, B[eniamin.] United .Syiitei mini.ttfr plmipnlenlidri/ to Pranre. 
Feb. 24. Pa.«sy, [France.] Letter to f'ai>t. [.Iciliii Paul] Jones, L'Orieiit. 

[William] Alexander ealleil to deliver a nieHsat;e from [Dunbar 
Hamilton Douiilas, 4tli Farl of] Selkirk; "liiH Lordsliip's aii.nwer" 
to Jone.u's letter, after a detention at the "Post OHiee," was 
returned to the writer; [Lord Selkirk] will accept the "Plate" if 
it,s return was proposed by Congress or by "any public Body" 
but if through a "private Persons tienerosity, the Captain'.s for 
Instance' he could by no means receive it"; Jones can judge 
whether it is worth while to "take any farther Trouble about the 
matter." A. L. S. 1 p. 4°. 
Printed: Wharton, Dip. Qirrcs. of llic Amer. Rev. Wiish, ISS'J. Ill: 01. 

1779. Jones, J[ohn] P[aul.] Capt., U. S. S. " Jioii Homme Hiclinrd" . L'Orient, 
Feb. 24. [France.] Letter to William Carmichael, [Philadelphia]. Con- 

gratulates him on his " well merited elevation" [a.s delegate from 
Maryland to the Continental Congress]; considers him the "best 
of friends"; correspondence has been interruiiteil by the per- 
plexity of his situation since May, 177S; refers him to "within 
papers" and to letters and papers sent [Robert] Morris, particu- 
larlv his letters of Nov. 13th and 14th last; hears that Lieut. 
[Thomas] Simpson is again fitting out the Hanger; will say noth- 
ing regarding the propriety of this action; will be governed by 
advice of Carmichael and Morris; will send him hia "free 
thoughts" on naval matters; Jones's opinion of the Marine Com- 
mittee; will do all service possible "without Subjecting America 
to any Expense" ; the within papers may be laid before Congress; 
is to send letters care Dr. [Benjamin] Franklin " who honors me 
with his Friendship". Secretary's draft. 2 pp. 4°. 

1779. Russell, Daniel. "Nants", [France.] Letter to Capt. John P[aul] 
Feb. 26. Jones, L'Orient. Hears by [Dr. Laurence] Brooke that Jones ia 

in want of men; requests position as steward or midshipman; is 
not a "seaman" but w-ill do all in his power to fill jiosition 
creditably; has been captured by the English; is "very much 
distressed at present". A. L. S. 1 p. 4°. 

1779. Jones, J.>hn P[aul.] Capt., V. S. S. '■Bon Homme Richard". L'Orient, 
Feb. 26. [France.] Orders to "Captain Alexr. Dick of the Army," 

L'Orient. Aceepta his offer to serve as a volunteer on board the 
" Poor Richard" ; lie is to proceeil with Lieut. [Peter] Amie/ to 
Brest; is to enlist men agreeable to orders given Amiel; thence to 
"Dinnaunt" [Dinan]; if alone, is to render an account of his 
lirocei'dings. Secretary's draft. 1 p. 4°. 

1779. Ross, John. United States commercial ayeid at Xante.'!. Xantes, [France.] 
Feb. 2s. Letter to Capt. John P[aul] Jones, L'Orient. Acknowledges 

receipt of letter of the 24th; will "commit" letters for America 
to Capt. [Thomas] Bentson of the schooner Stephen bound for 
Philadelphia: he will sail in the course of this week; has delivered 
Jones's letter to [Matthew] Mea.-e; offers his assistance; will com- 
municate by Dr. [Laurence] Brooke. .\. L. S. 1 p. 4°. 

1779. Mease, Matthew. Parser, U. S. S. "Bon Homme Richard". Nantes, 

Feb. 28. [France.] Letter [to Capt. John Paul Jones, L'Orient]. 

.Acknowledges letter of 23d; will do his best to render Jones sati.s- 

faction as "regards the Contents"; wrote him on the 22d; 



76 " LIBBARY OF CONGRKSS. 

1779. Mease, ^latthew — Continued. 
Feby. 28. reasons for Dr. [Laurence] Brooke and himself postponing trip 

to Paimboeuf; Dr. [ ] Braham "did not tliink proper" to 
accept invitation to visit L'Orient; [Jonathan] Williams has 
written [John?] Brown respecting the fitting out of the "Poor 
Richard"; will inquire respecting Capt. [Joseph?] Shoemaker 
and Capt. [Reuben?] Chase; information respecting Capt. [John?] 
York[e]; he recommends him; has seen [Thoma.s] Greenleaf; he 
wishes to accompany Jones; behavior of "some of our Country 
Jlen" regarding arrangements " proposed for the Poor iJic/iord's 
family"; misstatements of a "Mr. Murison"; latter said that to 
accompany Jones meant "no prize, no profit"; [Booker?] Jeff- 
ries offers his services to Jones; will see Murison "on this 
matter" ; will go to Paimboeuf "in a day or two" accompanied 
Tiy " !Mr. [William?] Thomson" [Thompson]; hearsthat [Daniel] 
Russell desires an appointment under Jones; information con- 
cerning him; Jones's friends will pay "particular attention to 
prudent frugality in disposing of his money " ; will try to execute 
his commands satisfactorily. A. L. S. 4 pp. 4°. 

[1779?] White, Thomas and Four Others. PeWi offiicersf, U. S. nary. [L'Orient, 
[Feb.?] France.] Memorandum to [Capt.] John P[aul] Jones, Pa,ssy. 

Sums of money and certiiScates of expenses required [before 
entering service under Jones]. Signed: "Thomas White Thos. 
Fitzgerald Alexr. Moore Xathl. Marston James Hogan." 
[Oct.?] [Jones, John Paul.] Capt., U. S. ncmj. [The Texel, Holland.] 
Memorandum: "The above officers after having received Sums of 
Money too . considerable in Norveg [Norway], at Dunkirk and 
Paris, Deserted the Public Service — having been Prompted to that 
act of Base ingratitude liy Mr. [Commodore Alexander] Gillon of 
South Carolina". Autograph draft. 1 p. lOJ x 6 inches. 

1779. Fitz-Maurice, , Chevalier de. Cajjt., Wahit' s Irixlt rer/imciit, French 

Mar. 1. irnnij. Quimper, [Quimber, France.] Letter to Capt. [John 

Paul] Jones, [L'Orient]. Acknowledges receipt of letter of 26th 
ult.; is plea.sed with success of his journey to Paris; makes him 
his "most sincere compliments" on his fine commaml [the Bon 
Homme Richard]; thanks him for his offer to accompany him; 
only possible by order of the ICing; "would cheerfully comply" 
with such orders if given; " our Gentlemen desire their compli- 
ments to you". A. L. S. 1 ]). 8 X (i inches. 

1779. Macartliy, [Eugene.] Lieut., Wahli'x Irish regiment, French army. 
Mar. 3. Quimper, [Quimber, France.] Letter to Capt. [John Paul] Jones, 

L'Orient. Has heard that Jones has received the command of a 
frigate of 40 guns [the Bon Homme Richard] and that he desires 
officers; wishes to "make a Campaigne * * « under com- 
mand of a Gentleman who has Distinguished himself by his Supe- 
rior talents " ; requests information on all things relating to his 
purpose. A. L. S. 1 p. 4°. 

1779. [Jones, John Paul.] Capt. , U. S. S. " Bon Homme Ricliard". [L'Orient, 

Mar. 9. France.] Letter to Capt. John Plaince, Cork, [Ireland]. Has 

been impossible to forward the within bill until now; "It is the 

last of the set drawn by ilr. [ ] Newberry" ; those drawn 

by [Louis Daniel] Charrier are lost; letter [of Mar. 9, 1778] will 



CALENDAR oK .loHX rAII, .loNES MANl'SCKIl'TS. ( i 

1779. [Jones, .lohii I'aiil] — C'lHitinuccl. 

Mar. 9. v\\<\;i\n cvorytliiiij;, Imth ;w to "present and future Remittances 

from the same hand"; tliin letter "contahieil noSentiment what- 
fioevertliat did not * * * flow directly from the Heart of the 
Author"; Miss Plainee's answer to letter of June 1st was received 
ojjen; "interrupticm nf that currespondencehas heen owinjrtn no 
change of Sentiment * * * and the ]iarties are now ami will 
continue real Friends". Autnirraph draft. 1 p. 4°. 
Enclosfd'in the follo\viii,i,' Iftler. 

1779. [Jones, John Paul.] Caj)t., I'. S. ,S. "Boii Hoimnr liichar'l". L'Orient, 
Mar. 9. [France.] Letter to E[dward] Bancroft, [Chaillnf.']. Is "now 

on the Wing"; will start immediately for I'.nrdeaux: refers him 
to his letter of the 6tli to [Benjamin] Franklin; Impes the " Mi.s- 
fortune of my Life * * * will not sink me in your iijiinion "; 
requests the enclosed bill and inemoranilum forwarded to ('ai)t. 
[John] Plaince on Bancroft's arrivalin London; desires to hear 
from Plaince if he can send letters with safety; requests that Ban- 
croft try to procure £100 on the enclosed order for Capt. [FJislia] 
Hinman; desires him to obtain the release of John Swaine and 
John Wats(-)n and send them to him; on advice of [Benjamin] 
Franklin has written [(Termain?, Comte] Garnier; contents of 
letter; enlisted men prefer wages according to the "Kstaljlished 
American Pay". Autograph draft. 2 pp. 4°. 

1779. [Jones, John Paul.] CajtI., V. S. S. "Bon Ilomme RichanV . Nantes, 
Mar. l:i. [France.] Letter to [Lieut.] :M[usco] Livingston, [Nantes?]. 

Acknowledges receii)t of letter of I\Iar. 18th; remembers that 
[Joseph] Wharton acknowledged "having had in his haiids a 
letter on the subject alluded to in your Certificate"; saw certifi- 
cate; Wharton declared " he would make Oath" that he never 
received any information from [Edward] Bancroft respecting sub- 
ject of certificate until after the treaty between France and Amer- 
ica. .\utograph draft. 1 p. 4°. 

1779. [Jones, John Paul.] Capt., U. S. S. "Boii Hiiniiiif IHrliiinl" . Angou- 
Mar. '-'7. lenie, [France.] Letter to John Bomlfield, [Bordeaux]. Enclo.sed 

letter of " Messieurs Louis Sezerac Lainc et fils " will show that 
his journey has been fruitless; " nothing can be expected either 
from the [cannon] Foundry at Rouelle or any other in this (Juar- 
ter"; "Sezerac Laine et fils will deliver before the last of JLiy, 
vitli yourjierniission" , the cannon desired for the J>0)i TToinme Ricli- 
(ird; suggestions for hastening matters; hopes detention will not 
delay securing the armament; the Bo)t IIoiitmeRiclnn-d "isintended 
to be of more real use to the Common Cause than any has yet 
proved"; sets out immediately for Rochefort; hopes it will not 
be necessary to lose time by applying to [Benjamin] Franklin; 
" what is the most dear t(.i me as an Officer is at stake" ; hopes that 
Bondfield will assist him; will leave here the night of the 18th; 
further information respecting the cannon. Autograph draft. 
8 pp. 4 = . 

1779. [Jones, John Paid.] Ciipl.. ('. ,S. S. "Bon Homme RiclianI" . Bordeaux, 

JIar. 1.'9. [France.] Letter to John Bondfield, Bordeaux. Encloses two 

letters from [Donatien] Leray de Chaumont; first is of Feb. 10th 

to "Mr. S. Jauge et fils of this city * * * 2d of Feb. 11th to 



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1779. [Jones, John Paul] — Continued. 

ilar. 29. Messr. Espivent Villes hoisnet of Nantes"; they show that Jones 
is authorized to procure cannon for the Brm Homme Richard; 
firms mentioned cannot furnish same; Louis Sezerac et fils, with 
Bondfleld's permission, will furnish cannon l)y ilay; requests 
that arrangements be made with them; dimensions of cannon; 
shot needful; salt provisions desired; wishes him to procure 
"Irish Mess Beef" if possible; advice respecting payment for 
same will be received from Gourlade & IMoylan or Jones. Auto- 
graph draft. 3 pp. 4°. 
1779. Fitz-Maurice, , Chevalier de. Capt., ]Vals}i'.i Irisli rerjiment, French 

Mar. — . (irmii. "Quimper", [France.] Letter to [Capt. John Paul] Jones, 

L'Orient. Hopes he mentioned "Lts. [Edward] Stack and [Eu- 
gene] Macarty" [Macarthy] only in writing to Court; impossi- 
ble for Fitz-Maurice himself to accompany Jones; latter should 
■ have seen that "such expeditions are not fitt for persons of ray 

rank"; if Jones has taken any steps relative to Fitz-Maurice 
joining him hopes he will "counter mand" them; requests infor- 
mation respecting the "conditions, treatment &c" which will be 
given the "two Gentlemen" of whom he wrote. A. L. S. 2 pp. 
4°. Endorsed by Jones: * * * rec'd May 1st." 
1779. [Jones, John Paul.] Capt., U. S. S. "Boa Homme Ricliard". Angou- 

Apr. 2. leme, [France.] Letterto John Bondfield, Bordeaux. Hassigued 

' ' this day " three copies of contract with the "House of Messieurs 
Louis Sezerac L'aine et tils" for cannon for the Bon Homme Rich- 
ard; encloses copy of contract to be delivered to Bondfield by 
Sir Robert Finlay; requests that "the 8 pounders" lie shipped; 
"Sir Roberts Founder" will give advice to founder at Bordeaux 
respecting shot; sets out "within an hour" for Nantes. Auto- 
graph draft. 1 p. 4°. 
1779. Sartine, [Antoine Raymond Jean Gualbert Gabriel de.] Minister of Marine 

Apr. 3. o/ France. Versailles, [France.] Letter [to Germain?, Comte 

Gamier, Paris]. Acknowledges receipt of his letter of [Mar.] 
27th; considers price of the corvette, which Jones desires, exces- 
sive; thinks Jones can find a cheaper one. Copy by Garnier. 1 p. 
8x6 inches. Enclosed in Garnier to Jones 1779, Apr. 9. 
In French. 

1779. Gourlade & Moylan. Mercliants and- United ,States commercial agents at 
Apr. 5. H Orient. L'Orient, [France.] Letterto [Capt.] John Paul Jones, 

[Nantes]. Acknowledge letter of 23d ult. ; regret his disappoint- 
ment respecting cannon promised "by the house in Bordeaux"; 
not owing to their neglect but probably to lack of material; 
[John] Bondfield has written that Jones has gone to Angou- 
leme; hopes he will be successful there; letter received for Jones 
from Paris making his presence "here" and later at Paris, neces- 
sary. A. L. S. 2 pp. 4°. 

1779. Garnier, [Germain?, Comte.] French diplomat, "paris". Letter [to 
Apr. 9. Capt. John Paul Jones, L'Orient]. Encloses copy of a letter 

from [Antoine Raymond Jean Gualbert Gabriel] de Sartine; 
that minister considers the price of the corvette which Jones has 
in view, excessive; it is necessary for him to find a cheaper one. 
A. L. S. 1 p. 6x4 inches. 
In French. 



CALENDAR OF JOHN PAUL JoNKS MANUSCRIPTS. 79 

ITVii. Amiel, Peter. Lieut., V. S. naii/. Brest, [Krancc] l.etter to Capt. 
Ajir. ii. [John Paul] Jonetf, Nantes. Sends list of iirisoner.s detained "in 

thi.s Department"; no men [for enlistint;] tci l>e had "here"; 
will "set of" upon arrival of hamlhills; Jones's "things" to be 
sent by the Mdrrhloiitf!' <;/' Gnmhi/; .she sails for L'Orient in ten 
days; has seen no prize eopper; information respecting; "((jhorns"; 
[ ] La Porte "has been very polite."; Capt. [Ale.xander] 
Dick sends compliments; requests power from the Minister 
[Antoine -Raymond Jean (nialbert Gabriel de Sartine] to enlist 
Frenchmen. A. L. S. 1 p. 4°. Address to Jones crossed out 
and readdressed to " Monsieur [Jonathan] Williams » * *" 
to whom it was forwarded by Jones? 

lT7ii. Bondfield, John. United Stales commercial agent at Bordeaux. Bordeaux, 
Apr. 9. [France.] Letter to Capt. J[ohn] P[aul] Jones, L'Orient. 

Acknowledges receipt of letter of 2d inst. enclosing contract 
with [Louis] Sezerac [L'aine et tils] for cannon; is glad that 
Jones is .satisfied; sends to AngoulOme "by this post" the con- 
tract duly ratified; hopes that [Donatien] Leray de Chaumont 
will discharge his drafts; sent him copy of Jones's letter, also 
copy of contract made with [ ] Bery respecting the cannon; 
will forward the eight pounders at first opportunity; respects to 
(xourlade & ^Moylan; will write as soon as he liears from de 
Chaumont. A. L. S. 1 p. 4°. 

1779. Finlay, Sir R[obert.] Banker, Bordeaux. Bordeaux, [France.] Letter 
Apr. 10. to Capt. [John Paul] Jones, L'Orient. Arrived on Sunday 

evening; delivered letter and contract to [John] Bondfield who 
said he "would write the needfull to Mr. [Louis] Sazerac"; 
requests information respecting the "Air Furnace " at " Xantz " ; 
writes to Sweden today for information "about what Mr. [ ] 
Wilde spoke to you of"; desires to know "how the teas sold at 
Last Sales" and if any remain to be disposed of at auction; asks 
if "the ship put into Vego be arrived"; encloses letter from 

" Mr. [S ] Jauge"; Bondfield says " in next week your Shott 

will be put in work". A. L. S. 2 pp. 4°. Addressed care of 
Gourlade & Moylan. 

1779. [Jones, John Paul.] Capt., U. S. S. ■■ Bon Bomme Riehard" . L'Orient, 
Apr. 11. [France.] Orders [to Lieut. Peter Amiel, Brest]. Is to pro- 

ceed to Paimboeuf to join [Matthew] Mease with Americans who 
have enlisted to serve under Jones; if wind is favorable is to 
bring them to L'Orient in vessel provided by [Jonathan] Wil- 
liams; otherwise to come by land; hopes that others will join 
them when they know that Jones is about to sail for America; is 
then to proceed to Angoulcme to the cannon foundry of [Louis] 
Sezarac L'aine et fils; is to send proportions of 8 and IS pounders 
to [James] Moylan; instructions governing his stay at Angoulcme. 
Secretary's draft. 1 p. 4°. 

1779. Frazer, John G[izzard.] Er-major, Continental army. Bordeaux, 
Apr. 17. [France.] Letter to Capt. John Paul Jones, L'Orient. Expects 

he has arrived at L'Orient; has sent him some claret; recom- 
mends Messrs. V. and B. French and nephew, merchants; in- 
formed by [William] McCreery of the arrival of ninety-seven 



80 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS. 

1779 Frazer, John (T[izzard]— Continued. 
Apr 17 prisoners "in a Flag of Truce" from England; judgea Jones will 

engage a part of them [for crew of the Bon Homme Richard]; 
desires Jones to forward him some of [ ] Gourlade's liquor; 
iKipes to emliark for America in j\lay; desires that [James] Moy- 
lan l)e informed that the money which he advanced to [J. J.] 
Pringle on Frazer's account will be returned with interest; reasons 
for previous nonpayment; does not care to write Gourlade or 
Movlan as they have not answered his former letters; sends re- 
spects to them," also to John Jloylan, [ ] Haywood, [Lieut. 
Musco] Livingston and [Alexander] Dick. A. L. S. 3 pp. 4°. 
Addressed care of Gourlade & Moylan. 

1779. Dick, Alexander. Major, Virginia militia, Kerriug as robinleer on U. S. S. 
Apr. 19. ''Bon Homme Richard." L' Orient, [France.] Letter to [Capt. 

Jolm] Paul Jones, Paris. Discord among "our little society"; 
"ungenerous hatred * * * of the French nation" is the 
cause; the "present commanding officer" is affected; sailors and 
volunteers are in "continual broils"; has tried to preserve order; 
has told the French that Jones will not allow them to be ill- 
treated; confusion among the sailors caused by contrailictory 
orders; behavior of [Robert?] Brown; [ ] Gourlade has pro- 
vided a house in town where [enlisted] men shall be kept until 
Jones's arrival; he and [Edward] Stack desire commissions; 
[Matthew] Mease not yet arrived. A. L. S. o iip. 4°. Ad- 
dressed: Care of Mons. [Donatien] Leray de Chaumont. 

1779. "Williams, Jonathan. Nantes, [France.] Letter to Capt. J [ohn] P[aul] 
Apr. 22. Jones, L' Orient. Letter to [Lieut. Peter] Amiel received after 

his departure for Bordeaux; forwarded it in care of [John] Bond- 
field; took copy of it for government of other officers; [Matthew] 
Mease and the "Doctor [Laurence Brooke] set off for the Ship" 
IBon Homme Richard:]; [Benjamin] Thomjjson at Paimboeuf; 
[James] Moylan is making "slops"; his difficulties with [John 
D.] Schweighauser respecting tne valuation of [Dunbar Hamil- 
ton, 4th Earl of Selkirk's] plate and the Drake prize money; is 
tired of quarrelling with "the old man"; has "another Reason" 
for desiring "Peace"; advises that Jones let the plate be revalued 
as Schweighauser desires. A. L. S. 3 pp. 4°. Addressed care 
of Gourlade & iloylan. 

1779. [Jones, John Paul.] Capt., U. S. S. "Bon Homme Richard" . L'Orient, 
Apr. 2.5. [France.] Letter to Lieut. M[usco] Livingston, [Nantes]. Dr. 

[Edward] Bancroft has received information from America that 
Livingston's certificate was the only thing that appeared in 
America against him; as Livingston's opinion on this was doubt- 
ful, thought he ought to be informed; would gladly remove all 
misunderstandings between "subjects of the United States"; 
only the Bon Homme RicJiard thus far put under Jones's com- 
mand; has not completed "arrangemt. of officers" for that ship; 
will give preference to seniority unless superseded by merit and 
ability; desires only volunteers who will accompany him "any- 
where and everywhere"; they will bear commissions under the 
" flag of Freedom " . Autograph draft. 2 pp. 4°. 



CALENDAR OF JOHN I'AUL JONES MANUSCRIPTS. 81 

1779. Amiel, I'cttT. Lieut., V. S. navij. Nante.", [Franct;.] Letter to Capt. 

Apr. 27. J[ohii] P[aiil] Jones, L'Orieiit. Acknowledges receii)t of letter 

of Dec. 15th; has lieen in Nantes an hour; will await further 

onlers; is informed by [Jonathan] Williams that "all the Men" 

have gone aboard the AlHanci-. A. L. S. 1 p. 4°. 

1779, Wliarton, Joseph, jr., o/ I'lu/mltl/'hiii. [Ship] Turn Juhnmn, "Brest 
Apr. 2S. Road," [France.] Letter to [('apt. John Paul] Jones, L'r)rient. 

Has been detained at Brest by adverse winds; unable to land; can 
get no news "in this War e(piipping Port"; desires information 
respecting war in America; asks if Spain has recognized the 
independence of the United States: hopes Jones will "withdraw 
himself for a moment from his Warlike equipments" and tell 
him " what news is Stirring"; has not heard from Dr. [Edward] 
Bancroft for a long time; informed l)y [Jonathan] Williams that 
he has gone to England; desires to know " what course [Lieut.] 
M[usco] L[ivingsto]n intends to steer"; requests information 
respecting the sailing of the Alliance; Capt. [Peter] Landais has 
been directed by Dr. [Benjamin] Franklin to give Wharton 
passage in her if convenient; writes Jones with unconstrained 
freedom; hopes he will answer freely and at once; direct letters 
in care of [ ] Bersolle. A. L. S. 2 pp. 4°. Addressed care 
of Monsr. [James] ]Moylan. 

1779. Williams, J[onathan.] Nantes, [France.] Letter to Capt. J[ohn] 
Apr. 29. P[aul] Jones, L'Orient. Acknowledges receipt of letter of 25th 

inst.; has taken steps relative to the revaluation of [Dunbar 
Hamilton Douglas, 4th Earl of Selkirk's] plate; if no recruits can 
be received " without a written order from you" desires to know 
how "the recruiting service is to go on"; money paid [Ben- 
jamin] Thompson; information respecting men engaged by 
Thompson; "the latter Volunteers are pretty good men"; 
Thompson's arrangement with his creditors will not answer; 
[Lieut. Peter] Amiel "here" awaiting orders; he has l)een to 
Angouleme; the Alliance has taken almost all of the Americans 
here; will not relinquish Jones's prize money; desires to settle 
matters peaceably, thought Jones knew "the 466" [God Cupid] 
had been busy "between me & one of that [Schweighauser] 
Family"; other French seamen can be secured if three months 
"advance" pay be given them; wishes success for the "Pooi 
Dick" [Bon Homme Richard]. A. L. S. 3 pp. 4°. 

1779. "Williams, Jona[than.] Paris. Letter to Capt. [John Paul] Jones, 
Apr..'iO. [L'Orient]. Feels like " a Stranger in a great City " ; judixes that 

Jones is now in his "Element" on board a ship and "directing 
things to your mind"; desires to know when Jones "will be fit 
fortlieSea"; wislies to go with him; has already seen "the Chief 
that requires a Stranger's attention" in Paris; "Dr. [Benjamin] 
Franklin speaks of my going with you in general terms" ; if Jones 
is to sail for America desires to accompany him as a lieutenant or 
as a volunteer. A. L. S. 3 pp. 4°. 

1779. [Jones, John Paul.] Cap!., U. S. S. "Boa Humnie Richard" . L'Orient, 

Apr. 30. [France.] Letter to " Re vd. father John" [Mehegan, Brest]. Is 

informed by [Jonathan] Williams, his "Friend and Attorney", 

that the American agent at Nantes [John D. Schweighauser] 

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82 I LIBRARY OF CONGRESS. 

1779. [Jones, John Paul] — Contimieil. 
Apr. 30. wishes a revahiation made of the Countess of Selkirk's plate; has 

given his consent to this; thinks [ ] Cortentine will feel 
affronted at the revision of the first estimate; directions concern- 
ing the revaluation ; requests that Mehegan be present; judges that 
Williams will forward [plate] to L' Orient when revalued; desires 
a chaplain; arrived from Paris a few days since; met [Lt.] Gen. 
[Louis Guillouet, Comte] d'Orvilliers "on the road"; is "this 
day so sick " that he writes in bed; wishes an early replj'. Draft. 
1 p. 4°. 

[1779?] Verplaces, . [Paris?] Letter [to Capt. John Paul Jones, L'Ori- 

[Apr-May.] ent]. Is about to send a case of champagne by diligence from 

Paris to L'Orient; is consigned to Gourlade&Moy Ian; [Maj. Gen. 
Marie Jean Paul Joseph Roche Yves Gilbert du Motier,] Marquis 
de Lafayette wishes it placed with his other Ijaggage. A. L. S. 
1 p. 7} X 6 inches. 
In Frenoli. " 

1779. [Jones, John Paul.] Capt, V. S. S. " Bon Homme mdiard" . L'Orient, 
May 1-3. [France.] Officersof auxiliary vessels under command of. (May 

1.) Pallan: Denis Nicolas Cottineau de Kerloguen [Kloguene], 
Captain; Henry Ange Francois Le ^leignan, Pierre Franfois Mag- 
onet and Beninge AVorle des Essart Mischateau, Lieutenants; 
Francois Pettibon de La Masc, Master; Maurice O'Connell, Capt. of 
Marines; Jean Petit, Surgeon. (May 2.) Cerf: Joseph Yarage, 
Captain; Armand Coudre La Coudrais, Lieutenant. (May 3.) 
Veugcaxce: Philipiie Nicolas Ricot, Captain ; Pierre Yinet de Xantes 
and Nicolas Lejoille de St. Yalery, Lieutenants; Jean Beaudot de 
Rennes en Bretagne, blaster. A. D. 2 pp. 4°. 

1779. [Jones, John Paul.] Capt., U. S. S. " Bun Ilommc Puchard" . L'Orient, 
May 1. [France.] Letter to "Major General [Marie Jean Paul Joseph 

Roche Yves Gilbert du Motier, Marquis] dela Fayette", [Paris?]. 
Has just received his letter [of April 27th] by [Donatien Leray] 
de Chaumont; regrets that he has given pain by his conduct; 
hopes that Lafayette will, in private, freely point out his errors; is 
endeavoring to settle matters regarding cannon for the Bon JTomme 
Bichard; she can carry 350— 100 men; has " received from the good 
, Dr. [Benjamin] Franklin instructions at large which do honor to 

his liberal mind ". Copy. 2 pp. 4°. 

Printed: Sherburne, Life of John Paul Jon^s, N. V. IS.")], p. S9. 

1779. J[ones,] J[ohn] P[aul.] Capt, U. S. S. " Bon Homme Bichard" . L'Orient, 
May 1. [France.] Letter to [Antoine Raymond Jean Gualbert Gabriel] 

•de Sartine, [Paris]. Has just received his letter of Apr. 27th by 
[Donatien Leray] de Chaumont; will do all in his power with 
the force under his command; anticipates no "misunderstanding" 
with the "other commander" [Maj. Gen. Marie Jean Paul 
Joseph Roche Yves Gilbert du Motier, Marquis de Lafayette]; 
will communicate to Congress the honor done by the King [Louis 
XVI] to the United States flag. Copy. 1 p. 4°. 
Printed: Sherburne. Life of John Paul Jones, N. Y. 1851, p. 89. 



CALENDAK OK .inllN PAIL .inNKS M ANI'SCKU'TS. 83 

1770. [Jones, Jul 111 rani. J Capl., l'. S. S. " !!<„, llouuiic Jli,h,(r(l". I/Orient, 
May 1. [France.] Letti-r to [Benjamin] Franklin, [I'assy]. Acknowl- 

edges receipt of letter [of Apr. 27tli] anil instructions; is iiiinli 
Kratilied at the prospectof doing some service to America; thanks 
liim for his friendship and confidence. Copy. I ji. 4°. 

VTmti.\\: i^hcrhurne, Li/r nf Jiihii Paul JniHn, X. V. 18.^1. p. '.K). Franklin's 
letter nf .\pr. 27th nnd Instructions printed: rrankthi'x M'rtrhi-: S. \.. IM.HH, 
vi: 304-368. 

1779. Iiamotte, (ieffrier. Piicsrc, Frinicli, xliip nf inir " SeimUe." [L'Orient, 
Jlay 1. France.] Letter [to Capt. John I'anI Jones, L'Orient]. Has 

long desired to enter the service of the United States; wishes to 
serve nnder Jones; has navigateil for many years in India; does 
not like his present position as secretary or purser of the Snixlhle, 
commanded by Capt. Bide de Chavagne. A. L. S. 2 pp. 4°. 
In Frencli. 

1779. [Jones, John I'aul.] ('apt., V. S. S. " Bon Iloinmi' Richard" . L'Orient, 
Mayo. [France.] Letter to [Lieut.] P[eter] Amiel, Xantes. Demands 

e.xcuse for disobeying orders by going to Bordeaux; if he thinks 
he "can triflie with the rules of Order and Discipline" he is 
"much deceived" ; "if you are not firmly determined to return to 
Ij' Orient," obey orders and make no difficulties about the arrange- 
ment of officers, especially with respect to Lieut. [ ] Browti 
"you will not find your account in the Journey"; marine force 
under Jones is "nearly ready for Service;" the arrangement of 
officers ior the Boa Iliimmi' Blrlianl wUl be concluded "aliout 3 
days after this letter reaches Nantes." Autograph draft. 2 pp. 4°. 

177!'. [Jones, .lolin I'aul.] (_'npt., I'. S. S. " Bon Ilomme Uii-lianl". L'Orient, 
yi'dy 11 [France.] Letter to [Arthur] Lee, [Paris]. On la.st journey to 

Paris, Jones's stay was short; reasons for not having "waited" 
on him; recjuests "such intelligence as might come within your 
knowledge and could give me a chance of rendering service to 
our cause"; his "Armament is now far Advanced"; " liopes before 
long to see the Land of Freedom beyond the Atlantic" ; requests a 
"Copy of the Rules of our Navy"; left his own copy on the A'((«f/pr; 
expects to have the honor of seeing him in Spain. Autograph 
draft. 2 iip. 4°. 

1779. [Jones, John Paul.] Capt.,U- S. S. " Bon Homme Ricliard". L'Orient, 
Mayo. [France.] Letter to [Ralph] Izard, [Paris]. Apologizes for not 

having "appeared at your Hotel " when in Paris the "two last 
times"; Jones's last journey to Paris was sudden; was much 
fatigued after "riding Post Night & Day Almost all over France " ; 
has been "laid up" since his return; his "Armament" consid- 
erably advanced; requests "any Accountof the Enemies Situation 
which may enable me to do them Mischief"; has not yet received 
his orders; hopes "soon to see the Land of Freedom beyond the 
Ocean". Autograph draft. 2 pp. 4°. 

1779. Lee, Arthur. Untied States commissioner to Spain. Paris. Letter to Capt. 
May 8. [John Paul] Jones, [L'Orient]. Acknowledges receipt of letter 

of ?>(\ inst.; is unaware what orders [Antoine Raymond Jean 
(Tualbert Gabriel] de Sartine will give; is unable therefore to give 
desired intelligence; if Jones goes to America urges that he clear 
the Atlantic coast of privateers; is informed he has a "fifty giin 



84 LIBKAEY OF CONGRESS. 

1779. Lee, Artliur — Continued. 
May 8. Ship"; there being none in "our Service" advises decoying 

English ships by displaying English colors; would send rules [of 
United States navy] as requested but knows no one who "copys 
english"; understands that the AUhmce has been ordered to 
L'Orient so Jones can prol>ably obtain the rules from Capt. 
[Peter] Landais; advises that the ownership [of the Bon Homme 
Richard^ be ascertained " by some authentic act"; wishes to be 
remembered to [Lieut. Peter] Amiel and [Major Alexander] 
Dick. A. L. S. 3 pp. 4°. 

1779. ■Williams, J[onathan.] Nantes, [France.] Letter to [Capt.] John 
May 12. P[aul] Jones, L'Orient. Acknowledges receipt of letter of 10th 

inst. ; he is not happy; the " Works of the little god [Cupid] are 
not likely to have any Effect"; for many months has been 
endeavoring "to Cure his wishes"; despises the family [Schweig- 
hauser] of his former love; they reciprocate; she is a slave to 
their will; cannot deliver the message [of Jones to John D. 
Schweighauser] ; is happy to hear that the Bon Homme Richard 
"goes on so well "; willwrite again about [Benjamin] Thomi^sou's 
conduct; revaluation of [Dunbar Hamilton Douglas, 4th Earl of 
Selkirk's] jilate will take place as soon as Jones gives power to 
[ ] BersoUe to break his seal; [Admiral] La Motte Picquet's fleet 
has sailed from "Isle Daix"; Wilhams's ship the Three Friends 
will join Jones's fleet; requests special attention for her. A. L. S. 
2 pp. 4°. 

1779. Manoville, , Le Chevalier de. Bre.st, [France.] Letter to Capt. 

May 13. John Paul Jones, [L'Orient]. Understands that he can obtain 

from Jones some Irish salted butter; if such is the case would 
like to purchase some. A. L. S. 1 p. 8 x 6 inches. 
In French. 

1779. [Jones, John Paul.] Capt., U. S. S. " Bon Homme Ricliard" . L'Orient, 
May 13. [France.] Letter to John Adams, [on board U. S. S. Alliance']. 

Requests advice regarding conduct of affaii's on the Alliance; 
misunderstandings have arisen; is "determined to preserve order 
and discipline" yet wishes "to reprove with moderation & never 
punish while a good alternative remains"; will consider reply 
as confidential. Autograph draft. 1 ji. 4°. Also copy 1 p. 4°. 

Printed: Sherburne, Life of Johti Paul .J<nic^. X. Y. 1851. p. 91. 

1779. Thompson, Benjamin. United States recruiting agent in France. Nantes, 
May 13. [France.] Letter to Capt. John Paul Jones, L'Orient. Disap- 

pointed at not receiving a reply to his letter; [Jonathan] Wil- 
liams read abstract of Jones's letter concerning settlement of 
Thompson's creditors and his expectations of seeing him at 
L'Orient; Gourlade & Moylan require a personal security; is at a 
loss to know how to extricate himself from "the difficulties that 
surround him"; depended on Jones for "supplies"; new 
expenses incurred by his appointment [to the Bon Homme Rich- 
ard']; his destitution; expected Jones to aid him or he would 
have accepted [John] Bondtield's offer; cannot leave Nantes 
until settlement is made; owing to his position must renounce 
hope of holding a commission on the Bon Homme Richard; will 
render true account of the money given him for recruiting 
service. A. L. S. 2 pp. 4°. 



CALENDAR OK .loHN TAIL JONES MANrSCRIPTS. 85 

1779. [Jones, .John I'anl.] Cujil., I'. S. S. ■■ lluu llnmni,- J:irliiirir' . 1,'Oricnt, 
;May 15. [Ftaiue.] LctttT to Lieut. IVU'r Aiiiicl, [lyoHcnt]. Aniiel has 

ackiiciwlciltied verbally that he took liberties- with the character 
(if .luiieiJ; such an attack wa-s wholly une.xiiected; has been hi.s 
frien<l in the past; attacks made u|i(iii "my characteras an ddii'er 
or a f.'eiitlemaii will, in the vn<\. rrc<iil upnn yciui-self"; this is 
iliiulily true when charf^es are " made in secret"; makes thi.s 
statement licildly "being cnii.scious (if my own U|iri)_'hlness and 
Ardent dvsire to do my |)uty"; desires Amiel's a|iolot.'y and 
retraction in writing; allirms "injustice to the ;.'reat and ;.'ood 
character of Dr. [Benjamin] Franklin" that " your suspicion of 
mv having received the information from him is unjust and with- 
out any foundation whatsoever". Autograph draft. 2 pp. 4°. 

1779. Amiel, Peter. I.uiil., C .S. (»(!•;/. L'Orient, [France.] Letter to ('apt. 
Jlay 17. J[ohn] P[aul] Jones, [L'Orient]. KegretH that what he wrotet(3 

his wife regarding Jones should give the latter "dis(|uiet" ; since 
Jones is a lover of "Candour" he should not complain, lor .Amiel 
gave his honest opinion formed "during our abode at Bre.«t" ; 
has no longer the same opinion; encloses as proof of this state- 
ment a letter written "after the one wherein I made so free with 
you" ; desires Jones "to think n(j more of what is past" ; in the 
future will be found "upright in my duty" ; will convince him 
that "I drive all Malice from my Heart" ; hopes to lie regarded 
as a friend. A. L. S. 1 p. 4°. ( In verso in a different hand i>r 
the following extract from the letter referred to: "Capt. Jones 
was so taciturn till now that 1 had formed a wrong ojiinion of 
him * * * ". 

1779. Amiel, Peter. Lieut. V. S. nanj. L'Orient, [France.] Letter to Caiit. 
;May 17. .1 [olin] r[aul] Jones, [L'Orient]. Hoped he had given him sat- 

isfaction yesterday on the " Subject" ; did not mean that Jone.s 
was "eitheraFool or a Puppy" ; has ever supported and still has 
the highest opinion of his characteras an officer and a gentleman. 
A. L. S. 1 p. 4°. 
Enclosed ill proccdini;r leltcr. 

[1779?] Chavagne, Bidi' de. (jipt., Frenrli .■<lilp af irar "Sen-dble". [L'Orient, 
rjlay ^7'.'] France.] Letter to Capt. [John Paul Jones, L'Orient]. Pierre 

Burgan the "boucher" [meat cook?] of the S(iviili!c has been 
engaged on the Bon Homme Richard; as the captain [of the Rirh- 
iirill has no right to take Burgan from the French service, desires 
tliat lie be returned at once. A. I>. S. 1 p. d\ xol inches. 

1779. Jones, John r[aul.] Capt., V. S. K •' Hun Uoiaiue Richard" . L'Orient, 
ilay IS. [Fnincc] Letter [to Capt. Bid('' de Chavagne, L'Orient]. Im- 

mediately on receipt of his letter [of ^lay 17th] gave orders for 
apprehension of deserter mentioned [Pierre Burgan] ; latter has 
been captured and is in cliarge of Chavagne's " Man at .\rms"; 
resents "the imputation of having concealed a rascal who had 
deserted from the Service of the best of Kings"; "that 1 liad 
secreted him after being acquainted with the circumstance of his 
desertion would not have been believed here nor at Court"; 
h(jpes Chavagne's candor will induce him "to recall that 
Reproach". Autograph draft signed. 1 p. 4°. 



86 LIBEAEY OK COI^GRKSS. 

1779. [Jones, John Paul.] Cajd., T. ,% S. "Bon Homme Richard". L'Orient, 
May 19. [France.] Letter to John "AVelsh" [Walsh], Dinant, [Dinan, 

France]. Acknowledges receipt of letter of 14th; is glad that the 
meiuorial which he forwarded to the "American plenepotentia- 
ries" had a good effect upon the conduct of [D' Albert de] 
Rion[s] toward the British prisoner,-; regrets he has not been 
exchanged with prisoners who would have been the most neces- 
sai-y witnesses in his court martial; is persuaded "tliat the Cartel 
will return again immediately from England"; will mention his 
case again to Dr. [Benjamin] Franklin; affirms that the Drake 
made a gallant and good defence and was disabled before any 
person called for quarter; if possible he -would have shown the 
British .prisoners "far greater attention". Secretary's draft. 
2 pp. 4°. 

1779. Jones, [,Iohn Paul.] Ccqit., U. S. S. "Bo,, Homme Richard" . L'Orient, 
May 19. [France.] Orders to "Henry Lunt, Masters Mate", Bon Homme 

Richard, [L'Orient]. Directs him to proceed to Dinant [Dinan]; 
is to enlist as many .\niericans, to the number of one hundred, as 
he may find among tlie English prisoners; is to remain but two 
days and is to bring enlisted men ' ' here ' ' ; the prospect of serving 
"our Country & of returning to America will no doubt induce 
Americans to enlist" ; expects to see him again within a few days. 
Autograph draft .signed in body of the document. 1 p. 4^. 

1779. Cliavag-ne, Bide de. Capt., Fi-ench ship of war " Sensible" . [L'Orient, 
May 19. France.] Letter to Capt. [John Paul] Jones, L'Orient. Saw 

yesterday the deserter [Pierre Burgan] from his vessel on Jones's 
ship; after the latter's promise of his return the deserter could 
not be found; if he does not return within twenty-four hours 
Chavagne will make his deposition and immediately put the 
mounted police on his track; requests Jones's aid. A. L. S. 
2 pp. 4°. 

Ill French. See: Letter of Chavagne to .Tones 1779, May 26. 

1779. Franklin, B[eniamin.] United States minister plenipotentianj to Fi-ance. 
May 19. Passy, [France.] Letter to [Capt.] J[ohn] Paul Jones, [L'Ori- 

ent]. Acknowledges receipt of letter of May 14th; has communi- 
cated to [Maj. Gen. Marie Jean Paul Joseph Roche Yves Gilbert 
du Motier,] Marquis [de Lafayette] what related to liim; encloses 
two more commissions; advice resjiecling their wording; reasons 
therefor; regrets the "Divisions on lioard the Allionre"; can give 
no o»inion respecting commissions being given to lieutenants as 
he does not know enough of the "Navy Law"; encloses war- 
rants; asks if they cannot lie used instead of commissions until 
latter arrive. A. L. S. 2 pp. 4°. 

Printed: Sherburne. Life ii/Jijhii Paul ./«»<>■, X. Y,. 1851, p. 91. 

1779. Fitz-Maurice, , Chevalier de. Capt., Walsh's Irifli regiment, French 

May 20. a,;„ii. "Painlxeuf," [France\] Letter to Capt. [John Paul] 

Jones, L'Orient. Acknowledges receipt of letter of 1st inst.; con- 
siders Jones's offer as a mark of "favour and friendship" ; regrets 
that Jones mistook the "sense" of his letter [of March — , 1779]; 
regards the offer [to take Fitz-JIaurice on the Bon Homme Richard^ 
in a "most flattering light"; did not desire any steps taken 
"opposite the Court" as he feared Col. [Francois Jacques, 



CALENDAK OV JoHX I'AIL .loNKS M ANI'SCRII'TS. 87 

177'.i. Fitz-Maurice, , Chevalit-r ile — C'lintiiiucil. 

May 20. Comti'] \Valsh[-Sorraiit]'s opposition; it Miif;lit serve as an imped- 

iment to Fitz-Maiirice's future advani-evient. A. L. S. 2 pp. 
4^. .XdilrcssiMl vare of [.lames] IMoiland [Moylan]. 

17751. Williams, .Ioiui[tlian.] I'liilrfl Statrs roiiimrrr-lal (igcnl ill Xniilen. I'ari.H. 
May 22. I.rttt-r |o ('apt. [.John I'anl] .lones, L'Orient. Has at leiigtli 

received a delayed letter of .lones; fears lest this one lie unde- 
livered; is haiJjiy that Imth Jones and himself wi.sli to remain 
friends; " your readiness to forward my affair of the lli'art con- 
vinces me of the goodness of your own"; wishes him every 
success; [Benjamin] Franklin is -well; thinks that AVilliamsshould 
"sit down in America"; agrees that Jones should enlist his crew 
"for the war"; returns to Nantes "next week"; thence to 
.\merica at lirst oiijiortunity. A. I,. S. S pp. 4". 

1779. Lafayette, [Marie Jean Paul Joseph Roche Yves Gilbert du Motier, 

May 22. Manjuisde.] Maj.gen., Contineiiial armij. Paris. Letter [to Capt. 

John Paul Jones, L'Orient]. King's disposition concerning "our 

]>lan" altered; instead of meeting him, Lafayette is to comman<l 

the King's regiment at Jaints; ^Ministers to consult with Dr. 

[Benjamin] Franklin as to future determinations respecting 

Jones's squadron; this alteration occasioned by " Political & 

Military Reasons"; regrets he is not to be a witness to Jones's 

"Success, abilities, and Glory"; nothing could please liim more 

than having "something of the kind to undertake with such an 

otRcer as Captain Jones"; hopes this may he possible before the 

"End of this War"; hopes to hear from him wherever lie may 

lie. Copy. 

1780. Hutchins, Thomas. Aiiierinin iieorjrupher & United States agent.', 

[Aug. — .] L'Orient. [L'Orient, France.] Attestation to truth of above 

copy. D. S. 
1825. Lafayette, Marie Jean Paul, etc. Washington. "I recognize 
Feb. — . this as a true copy". A. N. S. 2 pp. 4°. 

Printed: Sherburne, X//V' q/',7(;/in PaiilJonef, N. Y., 18-51, p. 91. 

1779. Chaumont, [Donatien Leray] de. Cotijidential agent, Fmnco-Amerienn 
May 24. vei/otiatiouK L'Orient, [France.] Letter [to Capt. John Paul] 

Jones, [L'Orient]. Discusses the trouble on the AlUanre between 
[Capt. Peter] Landaisand his "Second" [James Arthur Degge?]; 
the latter states that Jones has been petitioned to replace Landais 
by another officer; oiiinion resjiecting this action. Autograph 
letter, signed in body of dociuiient. 1 i<. 4°. 
In French. 

1779. Jones, [John Paul.] Capt., V. S. S." Ron Homme Richard." Bon Homme 
May 25. Richard, L'Orient, [France.] Orders to Richard "Deal" [Dale], 

L'Orient. Directs him to proceed with Benjamin Stubbs and the 
"Ten Men whose names are hereunto subjoined" to Brest; will 
there take charge of the cutter Leveller; will be provided with a 
pilot and is to sail to L'Orient with all possible dispatch; further 
instructions respecting the conduct of the expedition; in case of 
"detention at Brest" is to return to L'Orient "immediately by 
Land"; men accompanying him are: Samuel Flecther [Fletcher], 
Elijah Johnston, Thomas Hannnet, Ichaljod Shaw, Tobias Sellers, 
Stephen Lawley, Joseph Curtis, Jonathan ^^■ells, Robert McCor- 
mick, Archibald King. Autograph draft, (except list of names) 
signed in body of document. 1 p. F". 



"88 LIBKAKY OF CONGRESS. 

1779. Chavagne, Bid(5 de. Capt., French ship of war " Semihk" . [L'Orient, 
May 26. France.] Letter to Capt. [John Paul] Jones, L'Orient. Under- 

stands that Jones has sent an officer to speak with him regarding 
his letter [of :May 19th] in respect to the deserter [Pierre Burgan] 
from the Sensible; statement of officer leads him to think that Jones 
was offended by certain phrases in that letter; regrets that such 
was the case; submitted the letter to [Donatien Leray] de Chau- 
mont before sending it; "had not the remotest suspicion that a 
man so honorable and upright [as Jones] couW take away and 
conceal any man from the King's frigate" ; has sought an occasion 
to express these sentiments in person; would l)e glad to meet him 
in the future; has no express instructions as to how Jones should 
be treated by a French official; in default of such instructions, 
Jones's rank and quality might demand honors which it would 
embarrass him to render; duty to the French flag is superior to 
private inclination. A. L. S. 2 pp. S x 6J inches. 
In Fren(.'h. 

1779. Dale, Richard. Master's mate, U. S. S. " Bon Homme Richard " . Brest, 
May 27. [France.] Letter to [Capt.] John Paul Jones, L'Orient. Made 

application to the "Gentlemen" at Brest respecting the cutter 
[the Lei-eller} ; was informed she could not be made ready to sail 
for three or four days; same information had been given to [Dona- 
tien Leray] de Chaumont; gave orders to "Git Everything rady " 
immediately; is to have two boatswains and thirty men in 
addition to the former captain and men; will be ready to sail Sat- 
urday; cutter will need refitting upon arrival at L'Orient; desires 
letter of instructions as to action in case of detention by "foul 
winds"; regrets the possibility of not reaching L'Orient on date 
fixed; will "make all haste amaginable". A. L. S. 2 pp. 4°. 

1779. Landais, P[eter.] QtjJt., U. S. S. "Alliance". L'Orient, [France.] Let- 
May 27. ter to Capt. [John Paul] Jones, L'Orient. Requests a "Court of 
Enquiry" or court martial to " Examin the Kaisons of Com- 
plain" of his officers against him and to hear his against them. 
A. L. S. 1 p. 4°. 

1779. Amiel, Peter. Lieut., U. S. narij. [U. S. S.] "Poor liiclmrd" [Bon 
May 28. Homme Ricliurd, L'Orient, France.] Letter to Capt. J[ohn] 

P[aul] Jones, L'Orient. "Would have obeyed orders "strictly" 
had he had them in writing; requests that the agents [Gourlade 
& Moylan] be asked to furnish "the Suplement of Tools neces- 
sary" for carpenter and other specified men; description of work 
done "this Day"; plans for "to Morrow"; men behave well; 
"had they Cloaths think we should have the best Ships Company 
in the Road". A. L. S. 1 p. 4°. 

1779. D'Orvilliers, [Louis Guillouet, Comte.] Admiral, French nary. Brest, 
Jun. 2. [France.] Letter to Capt. [John Paul] Jones, [L'Oiient]. Has 

received his letter of June 1st; appreciates his views as to the suc- 
cess of the opening campaign; is unable to furnish him with the 
particular [naval] signals desired; possesses such only as are in 
general use throughout the service; has no doubt the special ones 
desired may be obtained from [Antoine Raymond Jean Gaulbert 
Gabriel deSartine.] Minister of Marine. L. S. Ip. 8x6 inches. 
In French, 



CALENDAR VV JOHN PAUL JONES MANUSCRIPTS. 89 

1779. Sartine, [AntoineRaymondJeaiKiaiilhiTt (i;il)rii'l(lc.] Minlstrr of marine 
Jnn. 2. iif Franri: Paris. Letter [to Doniiticn Lerav de Cliaiiiiiont, 

L'Orient, France]. Has received liis letter of May L'litli refjard- 
ing an occupation for the vessels now idle at L'Orient; a.sk.s him 
to sufigest to Capt. [John Paul] Jones the wisdom of a cruise in 
the gulf [of Ga.«co<;ne?] against jiirates; such an ex]iedition would 
be a good preparation for other work; coulil act as a convoy for 
French ships to the end i>i this cruise; doubts as to English army 
acting as de Chaumont thought probable; presence of de Chau- 
niont at L'Orient or Paris to be governed by circumstances. Copy. 
Jun. 15? Chaumont, Donatien Leray de. ('onjUknl'ml agent, Fniwo-Amer- 
irdii nrgotidlliins. [L'Orient'?] Attestation to truth of above coi)y. 
A. I). S. Indorsed bv Jones: "Copy of a letter from M. De 
Sartine to iL de Chaumont dated Paris, June -'d, 1779. Heed, 
from Mr. de Chaumont at L'Orient, .lune l-'itli, 177H". 1 p. F°. 
In French. 

1779. Landais, P[eter.] Capt., U. S. S. "Mliana'". L'Orient, [France.] Let- 
Jun. 5. ter to Capt. [John Paul] Jones, L'Orient. Acknowledges receipt 

of letter of oth inst.; "persists beging of you for a Court of 
Encjuiry or a court martial * * * for to juges betwen my 
officers * * * and me"; lias twelve pa.ssengers for America; 
if he is to sail in a few days as Jones said "yesterday" requests 
instructions as to their disposal. A. L. S. 1 p. 9| x 7 inches. 
Also contemiiorary copy 1 p. F". atteste<l by Joseph Wharton 
Jr. at L'Orient, August — , 1780. 

1779. Chaumont, [Donatien] Leray de. ('iintiilfutinl (lycnt, Franro-Amerkan 

Jun. 7 iiicjolifilions. L'Orient, [France.] Letter to Capt. [John Paul] 

Jones, [L'Orient]. Lieut. [Peter] Amiel has sold a prize taken 

by the Ranger; the vessel belonged to [B ] Duffield; latter 

wishes to obtain compensation ; de Chaumont requests that Jones 
call Amiel to account; Duffield must be treated justly. A. L. S. 
1 p. 10 X 7 inches. 
In French. ^ 

1779. Chaumont, [Donatien] Leray de. Confidential agent, Franco-American 
Jun. 10. negotiations. L'Orient, [France.] Letter to [Capt. John Paul] 

Jones, [L'Orient]. Bon Homme Richard can be made ready in 
two hours; certain papers [the concordat?] to be signed by Jones 
liefore his departure; [Antoine Raymond Jean Gualbert Gabriel] 
de Sartine has left to Jones and to [Capt. Peter] Landais the 
selection of two American pilots from the Sensible; reminds Jones 
of charges against Lieut. [Peter] Amiel; Englishmen in crew ren- 
der French volunteers on Bou Ilonune Richard necessary to main- 
tain discipline; they should be commanded by officers of their 
own nation. A. L. S. 2 p]). F". 

In French. Translation printed: Sherburne, LtJ'c nf John PaulJone^, X. Y. 
lS.il. p. 93. 

1779. Chaumont, [lionatien] Leray de. Conlidentlal agent, Franco-American 
Jun. 13. negotiations. L'Orient, [France.] Letter to [Capt. John Paul] 

Jones, L'Orient. Since " the minister " [.\ntoine Raymond Jean 
Gualbert Gabriel de Sartine] wrote him to arrange with Jones 
regarding the choice of two pilots he has had no opportunity of 
speaking with Jones; [Anne Cesar,] Chevalier de La Luzerne is 



90 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS. 

1779. Chaumont, [Donatien] Leray de — Continued. 
Jim. 13. nowat L'Orient; [Capt. Bide] de Chavagne, [Antoine Jean Marie 

de] Thevenard and "Luzerne himself" have been asking for 
pilots; hopes matters may he arranged satisfactorily. A. L. S. 
1 p. 8 X "J inches. 
In French. 

1779. Sartine, [Antoine Raymond Jean Gualbert (Tal>riel] de. M'ininter of 
Jun. 14. marine of Prance. Versailles, [France.] Extract of letter to 

[Antoine Jean Marie de] Thevenard, [L'Orient]. The squadron 
of Jones may be used as a convoy for vessels going to Nantes and 
Bordeaux. Contemporary copy. 
Jun. 18. Thevenard, [.\ntoine Jean Marie -de.] Coinniandanl, poit of 
L'Orient. L'Orient. Certificate to Capt. John Paul Jones of 
truth of abcive copy. I). S. 1 p. F". 
In French. 

1779. Walsh-Serraut, [Francois Jac(jues,] Comte de. CoL, IrisJi regiment of 
Jun. 14. marine artillery, French army. Paimboeuf, [France.] Letter [to 

Capt. John Paul Jones, Groaix]. Reputation of Jones in Walsh's 
regiment is such that [James Gerald] 0' Kelly, sub-lieutenant of 
grenadiers, wishes to join his two comrades [Edward] Stack and 
[Eugene] Maearthy in serving under his command; feels it best 
that O' Kelly should serve against the common foe wherever he 
wishes; recommends him in the highest terms. A. L. S. 1 p. 
8x6} inches. 
In French. 

1779. Grourlade & Moylan. Merehunts and United State.s commercial agenta at 
Jun. 14. V Orient. L'Orient, [France.] Letter to [Capt.] John Paul 

Jones, [L'Orient]. If officers are without "Beds and Blankets" 
it is Ijecause they did not send orders for them; consider it prob- 
able that Jones's ships may be detained about a month owing to 
"so late instructions"; information respecting the payment of 
officers of the "Poor i?(c7(nrfr' [^Bon Homme Richard^; desire that 
the officers be given written orders for the payment of the money 
due them; these orders will lie honored at once; would have 
been paid before had Jones Vieen present when J[ames] M[oylan] 
was on the Richard. A. L. S. 2 pp; 4°. 

1779. Chaumont, [Donatien] Leray de. Confidential agent, Franco-American 
Jun. 14. negotiation):. L'Orient, [France.] Letter to [Capt. John Paul] 

Jones, [L'Orient]. Situation of officers accepting commissions 
from Congress for service with him may be opposed to interests 
of their own ships; requests that Jones require no service from 
them contradicting previous orders; no changes to be made in 
personel of various crews; vessels and crews "to be entirely at 
the disposition of their respective commanders"; jirizes to be 
consigned to persons whom de Chaumont shall name. A. L. S. 
1 p. F». 

In French. Translation printed: Sherhurne, Life of Jotin Paid Jones. X. Y. 
1851. p. 94. 

1779. Chaumont,^ [Donatien] Leray de. Confidential agent, Franco-American 
Jun. 16. negotiations. L'Orient, [France.] Letter to [Capt. John Paul] 

Jones, [L'Orient]. Requests that Jones call upon him at his 
rooms; wishes pilots for the Senaihle to be with him that they 
may be presented to [Antoine Jean Marie de] Thevenard; will 
await their coming. A. L. S. 1 p. 9i x 7 inches. 
In French. 



CALENDAR OF JOHN PAUL JONES MANUSCRIIT'S. '.'1 

1779. Landais, I'[cU"r.] Oipl.. I'. S. S. '•AIU'uhv" . J.M )iiciit, [France.] 
Jan. It). Letter to [Capt. John Paul] Jones, L'Onent. IIa.< found upon 

the Alliance some gooils "tor to ailventure" ; i^ooils l)eli)n;j; in 
part to Lieut. [Charles] Hill; carrying "jirivate uoods" is lor- 
biclclen liv the Navy Board; re(iuests<irdei's resjieeting the matter. 
A. L. S. " 1 p. 4°. 

1779. Amiel, Peter. Ijnil.. V. S. mii-\j. L'Orient, [France.] Letter to Capt. 
Juu. 17. ,l[olin] P[aul] Jones, L'Orient. Requests leave of absence in 

iirder to "Accommodate my private Concerns"; absence is " hide.s- 
l)en.sably Necessary fur my Ke|>utation"; as Jones is accjuaiiited 
with the Circumstance" trusts he will indultre him in his request. 
A. L. S. 1 p. i°. 

1779. Moylan, J[ames.] Merclmnt nml Vniti'd Stales ronitiierrial inj.nt at I.' Orient. 
Jmi. IS. L'Orient, [France.] Letter to [Capt.]' John P[aul] Jones, 

[Groaix]. Introduces "Mr. [James Gerald] «)' Kelly"; he ha.s 
resigned from Walsh's regiment in hopes of "going umler your 
orders"; has strong recommendations; "he will cheerfully 
embrace" any vacancy on the "Poor Hirharil" [lion Homme 
nirhani]. A. L. S. 1 p. 4°. 

1779. Nesbitt, J.jnat[han.] Banker, L'Orient. L'Orient, [France.] Letter to 

Jun. IS. [Capt.] Jolin P[aul] Jones, [Groaix]. Introduces "Mr. [Jamea 

Gerald] O" Kelly, Lieutenant of Grenadiers in the regt. of 

Walsh"; his recommendations; service to O'Kelly will be 

regarded as a favor to himself. L. S. 1 p. 4°. 

1779.' Amiel, Peter. Lieut., U. S. nary. L'Orient, [France.] Letter to [Capt. 
[Jun.] 19. John Paul] Jones, [Groaix]. Acknowledges receipt of letter of 

18th inst.; thanks him for leave of absence granted; does not 
wish to be contineil to L'Orient; requests permission to stay at 
[Donatien Leray] de Chaumont's chateau until he has settled 
his affairs; ile Chaumont insists upon liis remaining in France 
until Amiel's creditore can l)e satisfied. A. L. S. 1 p. 4°. 

1779. Salomons, E T. Merchant, V Orient. L'Orient, [France.] Let- 

Jun. 28. ter to [Capt.] John Paul Jones, [Groaix]. Before Jones sailed 

\w. promised that Salomons should be jiaid for uniforms fur- 
nished the officers; payment refused by [ ] (iourlade as l)ills 
were not signed by Jones; encloses "Notes of every ofhcer"; 
requests "order" for money due; list of officers: C[utting] Lunt, 
Henry Lunt, [ ] "Shmid", [John] White, [Benjamin] 
Stul:))>s, [Pierre] Gerard?, [Reuben] Chase, [Jonas] Caswell, 
[Richard] "Hoog" [Hughes?] and [Samuel] Stacy; hopes 
Jones will do him justice as agreed in the presence of Capt. 
[Philip?] Brown. A. L. S. 3 pp. 9x7 inches. 

1779. Chaumont, [Donatien] Leray de. Confidential agent, Franco-Amerirayi 
Jun. 30. negotiatiom. "Passi", [Passy, France.] Letter to [Capt. John 

Paul] Jones, [L'Orient]. Wishes him success in his cruise; prizes 
taken to Bergen, Norway, are to be handed over to French 
Consul; those sent to Ostend or Dunkirk are to be consigned to 
[ ] Cailliez; latter will report to de Chaumont; interests of all 
persons having a share in prizes will be well cared for. A. L. S. 
1 p. 8x7 inches. 

In French. Translation printed: Sherburne, Life of John Paul Jones, N. V. 
18.51, p. 94. 



92 LIBBAEY OF CONGRESS. 

1779. [Jones, John Paul.] Capi., V. S. <V. "Bon Homme Richard". "Isle of 
Jul. 1. (iroai", [France.] Letter to [Benjamin] Franklin, [Passy]. 

Sailed from "hence" on the 19th ult. with a United States 
squadron under his command, in company with merchant ships 
for ports between here and Bordeaux; convoyed the latter to 
their destination in safety; on the 20th the Bon Homme Richard 
and the Alliance got foul of each other; no serious damage; on 
the 21st the Cerf, under Capt. [Joseph] Varage had a "warm 
engagement"; on the 23d liad a rencontre with three ships of 
war; on the 26th lost company with the Alliance and the Pallas; 
did not meet at rendezvous at Penniark Rocks; on the 29th had 
a rencontre with two ships of war in sight of this island; had 
"flattering proof of the martial spirit of my crew"; has traversed 
the "Golf de Gascogne over and over"; re(iuests that the above 
info'rmation be given de Chaumont and [Antoine Raymond Jean 
Gualbert Gabriel] de Sartine. Copy. 3 pp. 4°. 
Printed: Sherburne, Life nfjolin PaiilJoncs, N. Y. Isril, p. 95. 

1779. Ricot, P[hilip.] Capt, U. S. S. "Vciiyeance" . Groix, [France.] Letter 
Jul. 2. [to Capt. John Paul Jones, L' Orient, France]. Has just returned 

to theVengeance; will soon have the vessel ready for any orders. 
A. L. S. 1 p. 9 X 71 inches. 

Ill French. 

1779. Gourlade & Moylan. Merchants ami United Slates crjmmercial agents at 
Jul. 2. L' tJricnt. L' Orient, [France.] Letter [to Capt. John Paul Jones, 
L'Orient?]. Acknowledge receipt of letter of July 1st; fresh 
provisions ready to be forwarded; will give his letter to [Antoine 
Jean Marie de] Thevenard so that the ballast will be rearly for 
the Bon Homme Richard; "our J. M." [James Moylan] would 
have seen him on his arrival Vjut was detained by "writings of 
some consequence"; the Spani.sh Ambassador [Eduardo ilalo de 
Luque, Marcjues de Almodovar] at the "Court of St. James" has 
been recalled; "junction" of French and Spanish fleets number- 
ing sixty-two sail of the line; capture of Capt. [J ] Green; he 

is now in Bordeaux ; writes tliat the "American .irmy were looking 
at the British one in Xew York"; latter does not exceed 7,000 
men; capture by the Warren, Queen of France and Ranger of 
seven [British] transports on their pas.sage to Georgia with jsro- 
visions; arrival of [William] Carmichael ou the Z)('a)W' expected; 
Jones's letter to Dr. [Benjamin] Franklin "'gcTs forward by this 
post". A. L. S. 2 i.p. 4°. 

1771). Landais, P[eter.] (jipt., V. S. S. 'Alliance". .IHiaucf off Groa [Groix, 
Jul. 2. France.] Letter to [Capt.] John P[aul] Jones, U. S. S. Bon 

Homme Richard off Groix. On [June] 27th fell in with lirigan- 
tine Tliree Friends, Edward Roach, blaster; her cargo; she was 
Vwiund from Bordeaux to Ireland on "account and riscjue ol 
Robert Foster, Merchant in City of Dublin " ; encloses her papers; 
having no pass from Dr. [Benjamin] Franklin thought it "pru- 
dent" to stop her for the judgment of Franklin; has brought her 
to Jones; requests that he "peruse" the papers and send his 
opinion. D. S. 1 p. 4°. 

1779. Franklin, B[enjamin.] United. Stcdes minister plenipoleniiarij to France. 

Jul. 8. Passy, [France.] Letter to [Capt.] J[olin] P[aul] Jones, 

[L'Orient]. Acknowledges receipt of letters of 2d and 4th 



CALENDAR oK JOHN PAUL JONES MANUSCKIPTS. 93 

1779. Franklin, B[fnjaiiiin]— Continueil. 

Jul. 8. inst. ; regrets the iu-ciileiits makiiif; it necessary for him to 

refit; has sent liim letter of instructions, su^trcsted l)y [Antoine 
Raymond .lean Gulal)ert (iabriel] de Sartine, tlironfjli [Donatien 
Leray] de Cliauniont; as the [Frendi] Court has tlie diief 
expense thinks it tlieir privilege tn direct matters; has no 
information regarding the prize [Tlinv Frini'ln] taken by Capt. 
[Peter] Landais; approves the careenage of the AUianre; reminds 
him "that the Hudson's Bay Ships are very valuable". Con- 
temporary copy. 
1780. Hutchins, Thomas. American ijeoijmphrr and United Slatenayentf, 
Aug.—. L'Oriail. L'Orient. Attestation to truth of above copy. A. N.S. 
2 pp. F". 

Printed: Sherburne, LiJeofJohn PnidJimrs. N. Y., ]S51. j.. 97. .Mso, (i-xeept 
Iio.stscript) in: Franklin' f Works, X. Y., 1.1.S8. VI: 431. 

1779. Chaumont, [Donatien] Le Kay de, fils. Passy, [France.] Letter to 

Jul. 8. [Capt. John Paul] Jones, [L'Orient?]. Introduces [Jean] Bap- 

tiste Travaillier, who desires to serve umler Jones; Travaillier 

asked of de Chaumont a recommendation; is glad to give .same. 

A. L. S. 1 p. 6J X 4J inches. 

In Frelu'li. 

1779. [Jones, Jolin Paul.] Caj)t., V. S. S. "Bon Homme liichrird" . L'Orient, 

Jul. 12. [France.] "Extract" [of a letter] to Dr. [Benjamin] Franklin, 

[Passv?]. Has inspected the Bon Honnnf RlcJntrd and it is the 

constructors opinion that the ship is too old to admit of necessary 

alterations; desires an opportunity of lieing of essential service 

and to "render himself worthy of a better & faster sailing ship". 

Jul. 26. L'Orient. "Extract" [of a letter] to Dr. Franklin, [Passy?]. 

Has received advice respecting homeward sailing of the Jamaica 

fleet escorted by a fifty gun ship and two frigates; hopes to "fall 

in with it"; requests that the Monsieur be added to his force. 

Copies. 1 p. 4°. 

Printed: Sherburne, Life of John Paul Jones, X. Y.. 1851. pp. 97-98. 

1779. Willianis, Jona[than.] United States commercial agent at Xantes. Nantes, 
Jul. l;?. [France.] Letterto [Capt. JohnPaul] Jones, L'Orient. Acknowl- 

edges receipt of letter of the 9th; regrets "to find your return so 
contrary to your Intentions" ; cruise has undoubtedly given men 
practice; thinks [Dunbar Hamilton I'ouglas, 4th Earl of Sel- 
kirk's] plate must be on the way as [ ] BersoUe has had suf- 
ficient time to prepare for its return; [John] Ross gave orders to 
[Ferdinand] Ciraml to procure the desired books; refers him to 
Ross for "more particulars"; regrets that he "quit the Field 
disatisfied" ; " the one I propose to enter is yet untilleil" ; will 
forward anv letters received for [ ] Atkinson. A. L. S. 2 
pp. 4°. 

1779. Basseville, Buisson de. L'Orient, [France.] Letter [to Capt. John 
Jul. 14. Paul Jones, L'Orient]. Acknowledges receipt of letter [of July 

14th]; has seen the "Rules" ; encloses same; requests the i)Osi- 
tion of first lieutenant, salary of 200 livres "French money" a 
month, three months pay in advance and the commission of cap- 
tain in the L'nited States navy; desires commission signed by 
"master francklin" [Benjamin Franklin] to avoid any difficulty; 
desires an early reply. A. L. S. 2 i>p. 4°. 



/ 

94 LIBRARY (IF CONGRESS. 

1779. Basseville, Buisson de. L' Orient, [Franee.] Letter to Capt. [John 

Jul. 14. Paul] "Jhon" [Jonet^], L' Orient. Has been seeking Jones "all 

this morning"; wishes to know what provision Jones intends 

making for him; desires to leave "this afternoon" on business; 

requests early reply. A. L. S. 1 p. 4°. 

1779. [Jones, John Paul.] Cajil., V. S. S. "Bon Homme Richard". L'Orient 
Jul. 14. [France.] Letter to B[uisson] de Basseville, [L'Orient]. 

Acknowledges receipt of second letter of this date; has no "dis- 
cretionary authority whatever"; Congress has guarded against 
the "abuse of power"; "A Captain is at Present" the highest 
rank in the American marine; youngest may become Admiral 
" (if he has Superior Merit)"; no two captains can sail together on 
the same ship; Jones's commission given by Congress "the most 
respectable Assembly on earth"; has written his opinion respect- 
ing the subject of their conversation to his Minister at Court 
[Benjamin Franklin]; Jones is not the "Captain of a Privateer 
nor in a Situation to make bargains with individuals"; can make 
no man captain who has not served in Ameiica in an inferior 
capacity. Autograph draft. 2 pp. 4°. 

1779. Basseville, Buisson de. Quimperle, [France.] Letter [to Capt. John 
Jul. 16. Paul Jones, L'Orient]. Regrets that Jones is not well; is willing 

to take commission of lieutenant if that of captain is not available; 
salary must be 200 livres "French mo"ey " a month and share in 
prize mone}-; [Francois Emmanuel de Hais] de Montigny 
informed him that Jones wished more French officers; knows an 
old "master pilot" who would make a good officer; refers him to 
Montigny for further information respecting himself; will prove 
himself a worthy officer; (P. S.) bearer of this letter formerly 
served in French artillery; he wishes to join Jones; recommends 
him; he wishes to return for a few days before service begins; 
asks Jones to return enclosed letter by him; awaits an answer to 
his proposition; if accepted by Jones he can recommend another 
French officer for service. A. L. S. 3 pp. 4°. 

In Frencli. except postscript. 

1779. [Jones, John Paul.] Capt., U. S. S. "Bon Homme Richard" . L'Orient?, 
Jul. 16. [France.] Letter [to Buisson de Basseville, Qtiimperle]. 

Acknowledges receipt of letter of "this date" with enclosures; 
returns latter; Jones's last letter conclusive; injustice of promot- 
ing one man above another of equal rank; has neither j^ower nor 
inclination to do it; all he can promise must be "general and 
conditional" ; will always send Congress an "Impartial account of 
the talents and Service" of persons who "distinguish themselves 
by their Courage and conduct Under my Command ' ' ; his health 
does not permit him to be "Prolix"; has "embarked in the 
Cause of Freedom from Views more Sublime than Intrst"; has 
received no pay in the "Course of near Four years Service". 
Autograph draft. 1 p. 4°. 

.1779. Gourlade, . Merchantand. United States commercial agent at L^ Orient. 

Jul. 16. L'Orient?, [France.] Letter to [Capt. John Paul] Jones, L'Ori- 

ent]. In accord with his request has made out papers for Buisson 
de Ba.sseville; is sending the same to Jones; thinks Basseville 
could bring others into the service. A. L. S. 1 p. 4°. 
In French. 



CALENDAR UF JUHX PAUL JONKS MANUSCKIPTS. 95 

177P. Chaumont, [Oonatit'ii] Leraydc. ('DiijUlnilidliujcnl, I'l-miro-Amenrnii nrijo- 
Jul. 19. liiitiiiiis. I'as?y, [Franco.] Letter [to ('ajjt. .Idliii Paul Jones, 

L'Orient]. Ai-knowledfrcs receipt of letter of Hlhin.-^t.; under- 
stands tlie unfortunate situation in wliich Jones is placed; an 
"F.nglish Cabal '' is the cause; outlines action to be taken; [Ben- 
jaiiiin] F'rauklin's course refrardint; the otiicer propo.sed by [ ] 
.Moutplai.sir; former may be uuac(|uainted with conduct of l^ieut. 
[Peter] Amiel; de Chaumont received full information from 

[B ] Duffield; time of cruise lengthened; orders of [Antoine 

Raymond Jean Gualbert Gabriel] de Sartine regarding displace- 
ment of Englishmen in Jones's vessels by others; if foreigners, 
they should be Frenchmen; experience of [Capt. Peter] Landais 
shows danger of inharmonious crew; men must have one of their 
own race over them to accomplish best results; de Sartine desires 
[ ] de Varville to ha second in command of [French] volun- 
teers. A. L. S. 4 pp. 8x6 inches. 
In French. 

1779. Landais, P[eter.] Oipt. V. S. S. "AJUance". L'Orient, [France.] Let- 
Jul. 21. ter to "Commodore" [Capt. John Paul] Jones, [L'Orient]. 

Complains of misbehavior of "Mr. Hoggen" [James Hogan] mid- 
shipman of thevlWj'oHCf and "Mr. filgerarde" [Thomas Fitzgerald] 
a master's mate, for wilfully disobeying orders of Lieut. [James 
.•\rthur] Degge; details of the trouble; "I beseech you to have 
them punish as your prudence will Suggest you". A. L. S. Ip. F°. 

1779. Thevenard, [Antoine Jean Marie de.] Commandant of t!ie port of L'Ori- 
Jul. 21. lilt. L'Orient, [France.] Letter [to Capt. John Paul Jones, 

L'Orient]. Desires to know if his health will permit him to come 
ashore this morning, as there are letters of great importance from 
[Donatien Leray] de Chaumont and [Capt. Denis Nicolas] "de" 
Cottineau [de Klbguene]. 1 p. 4°. 

In French. 

1779. Jones, [John Paul.] Capt. V. S. S. " Bon Ilommr Richard" . L,Orient, 
Jul. 22. [France.] Letter [to Donatien Leray de Chaumont, Pa.ssy]. 

Acknowledges receipt of letter of [July] 8th; will "take notice" 
of the young man [Travaillier] wh(:>m he recommends; regrets to 
hear that Madame de Chaumont is unwell; fears she is "unaile to 
iiiciiil hir Pen"; cannot suppose her "Unwilling to bestow on me 
the favor of a letter"; hopes for his good wishes in the cruise. 
Autograph draft. 1 p. 4°. 

1779. Thevenard, [.\ntoine Jean !NLirie de.] Connnandant of the port of L' Orl- 

Jul. 22. eiil. L'Orient, [France.] Letter to Capt. [John Paul] Jones, 

L'Orient. Is awaiting news from Jones in accordance with 

arrangements made with him; meanwhile pays his respects to 

him. A. L. S. 1 p. 4°. 

In French. 

1779. Cottineau [de Kloguene], D[enis Nicolas.] fapt., V. S. S. " Pallas." 
Jul. 2.3. Groix, [France.] Letter to [Capt.] J[ohn Paul] Jones, L'Ori- 

ent. Has returned to Groix and awaits orders; condition of the 
Vengeance; opinion of [Capt. Joseph] "de" Varage respecting 
her. A. L. S. 1 p. 9 x 7i inches. 
In French. 



96 LIBRAKT OF CONGRESS. 

1779. Basseville, Buisson de. L'Orient, [France.] Letter to Capt. .J[ohn 
Jul. 23. Paul] Jones, L'Orient. Yesterday Jones directed "Mr. le Bart" 

and himself to go aboard the Bon Homme Richard; not ha\'ing 
received their commissions fears that their propositions are not 
"agreeable" to him; is uneasy on account of his indecision; 
desires the appointment of lieutenant and the "first place in 
activity" after Jones; "Mr. le Bart" desires to be first master's 
mate; further conditions under -which they are willing to serve; 
requests a decisive answer by bearer. A. L. S. 2 pp. 4°. 

" 1778" La Porte, [Jean B?] Brest, [France.] Letter to [Capt. John Paul] Jones, 

[1779?] [L'Orient]. Has received his letter of 18th inst.; money due 

Jul. 24. Jones as result of prizes taken by him will not be delivered to 

anyone except on Jones's order; will be pleased to see him on his 

return from Paris. L. 8. 1 p. 9i x 7i inches. 

In French. 

1779. Landais, P[eter.] Capt., U. S. S. "Alliance." L'Orient, [France.] 
Jul. 26. Letter to Capt. [John Paul] Jones, L'Orient. Desires Jones to 

order a court-martial "to judge James Huggen" [Hogan] for- 
merly a midshipman on the Alliance; he has disobeyed orders of 
[Lieut. James Arthur] Degge; "Michael Long Staff" also should 
be tried for refusing to obey orders and breaking " in the hole 
place containing liquors." A. L. S. 1 p. F". 

1779. Basseville, Buisson de. L'Orient, [France.] Letter to Capt. [John 
Jul. 27. Paul] "Jhones" [Jones], L'Orient. Is at jjresent in L'Orient on 

business; can send him three sailors formerly in the French serv- 
ice if desired; leaves this afternoon for Quimperle; desires an 
answer by the bearer. A. L. S. 1 p. 4°. 

1779. Wybert, Antoine Felix. Lt. col., Cuntinerdal army and Capt., French 
Jul. 27. marines, U. S. >S. "Bon Homme Richard." L'Orient, [France.] 

Deposition of .loseph Gallois forwarded to Capt. John Paul Jones, 
[L'Orient]. tiallois declares that he heard [ ] Porter, a 
marine guard, say to [ ] Kobinson, 1st Lieut., that he wished 
certain vessels in sight were English: they could could then be 
taken to England; Robinson warned Porter to be silent as the 
marines understood Englisli; further treasonable convei-sation 
between the two persons; niauner in which Ciallois certified to 
the truth of his deposition. 

Attached is a slip in autograph of Wybert stating danger run 
by Gallois in making this deposition. D. S. 1 p. F" and slip 
3i X 7t inches. 

In French. 

1779. Varage, Joseph. Capt., U. S. cutter " Cerf" . Cc//, [L'Orient, France.] 
Jul. 28. Letter [to Capt. John Paul Jones, L'Orient]. Was assigned to 

sit upon a court martial at 6 a. m. ; did not receive notice until 
after 8; suggests that a committee be appointed to take prelimi- 
nary steps in regard to the testimony in cases of court martial ; 
Cajit. [Denis Nicolas] Cottineau [de Kloguene] agrees with this 
suggestion. A. L. S. 1 p. 9i x 7 inches. 
In French. 

1779. Franklin, B[enianiin.] Vniled Statut minister plenipotentiary to France. 
Jul. 28. Passy, [France.] Letter to Capt. [John Paul] Jones, [L'Orient]. 

Ack owledges receipt of letter of 2oth; was with [Antoine Ray- 
mond Jean Gualbert Gabriel] de Sartine at \'ersailles yesterday; 



CALE>-UAK OF JoHX PAUL JONES MANUj^CKIPTS. 97 

177!i. Franklin, I![c'niunun] — ('cintinued. 
Jul. L'y. lie Sartine uneasy re.-^pec-ting the "mutinous Disposition" of 

Jones's crew; encloses i-opy of letter from de C'liaumont to Frank- 
lin; understands that de Chaumont is to provide Jones with a 
better crew; 1 19 American prisoners have arrived " in a Cartel at 
Xantes"; Jones may possibly secure some jjood seamen out of 
them; if "this Affair" requires time, will j;ive orders that the 
Alliance may cruise alone agreeable to the Minister's [de Sartine' s] 
desire; hopes that the " joint Cruise " may materialize. Contem- 
porary Co[)y. 
1780. Wharton, Joseph Jr. o/P/ii7(7(/<'//</ii((. L'Orient. Attestation to 
Aug. — . truth of above copy. A. X. S. 

1779. Chaumont, [Donatien] Leray <le. ('mifideniitil (lynl, Franro- 
Jul. 2S. Aiiin-ii-itii iiigtiliaiiouK. Passy, [France.] Letter to [Benjamin] 
Franklin, Passy. May be necessary to detain Capt. [John Paul] 
Jones in order to secure a better crew for the Bon Jlonimi' Ilirh- 
ard; if so[Antoine Raymond Jean Gualbert Gabriel] de Sartine 
desires that [Capt. Peter] Landais be given orders to cruise about 
the north of Scotland until end of Septemlier. Contemporary 
Copy. 2 pp. F°. 

In French. Franklin's letterto Jones, printed: SluTbnrne, Lifi^ of Jnhn Paul 
.r,mrg. X. Y. 1851. p. 98. 

1779. [Jones, John Paul.] Capt., U. .S. .V. "Ban Ilomme Richard". L'Orient, 
Jul. 28. [France.] Letter to Gourlade & Moylan, [L'Orient]. Sends 

[Henry] Lunt, master of "this ship" to enlist American seamen 
at Nantes; his success uncertain; requests that they consult with 
[Antoine Jean Marie de] Thevenard and [ ] " de la Gran- 
ville" in respect to replacing the 100 men who, according to 
orders, were sent on shore; desires to find that number of men 
who would "serve in the Marine of America at a Cheap Rate"; 
hopes they can settle the wages of men " on easy terms"; Jones 
cannot offer them more than what is pointed out "by the Estab- 
lished Regulations of Congress " . Autograph draft. 1 p. 4°. 

1779. [Jones, John Paul.] Capt., U. S. S. " Bon Homme Ricliard" . L'Orient, 
Jul. 28. [France.] Letter [to Sir Robert Finlay, Bordeaux] . On return 

to L'Orient, after leaving him at Angouleme was summoned to 
"Head Quarters"; " the business which called me that way * * * 
afforded me the most flattering prospects"; returned "here" 
from Paris; everything "respecting the Service" satisfactory; was 
ill on receipt of his letter [of Apr. 10th]; apologizes for delay 
in reply; failure of his first plans; later took "under Convoy" 
merchant ships for Bordeaux; convoy arrived safe; the Alliance 
and the Bun Ilomme Richard ran afoul ; was necessary to return and 
refit; has sent out three of his squadron to cruise in the bay [of 
Biscay]; health has been poor since his return; saw in Paris the 
person who superintends the "Air Furnace" at Nantes; he was 
about to return to that furnace; " India Sales" nearly completed 
when his letter arrived; India goods of all sorts may be bought at 
L'Orient; recommends Gourlade & Moylan to execute his orders; 
[James] JNIoylan is his countryman and a "Very deserving Honest 
Fellow"; ship of war has arrived from India and is at Belle Isle; 
hears from a late arrival at Boston that the "British invaders are 
driven out of Georgia"; it was reported "that the Continental Money 
was rising in Value very fast ". Autograph clraft. 'A pp. 4°. 

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98 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS. > 

1779. Jones, .Tolm P[aul.] Capl., U. S. S. " Bon Homme Richard" . L'Orient, 
Jul. 28. [France.] Orders to Cutting Lunt. Directs him to proceed to 

Nantes to enlist American seamen, especially those who arrived 
from England "in the Cartel"; they are to be given the same 
"encouragement and conditions" as other men enlisted from 
former cartel; is to bring with him all who are "able and willing 
to serve America and enrich themselves ' " ; [.Jonathan] Williams of 
Nantes will give him necessary assistance; when business is done 
is to "return here and join me without loosing an hour". 
Autograph draft signed in body of document. 1 p. 4°. 

1779. Towers, Robert. [Richard?] QuartermaKter, U. ,S. S. "Bon Homme 
Jul. 28.- Bichard". [L'Orient, France.] Proceedings of court martial in 

Aug. 2. trial of. Assemlilage of court; questions to prisoner respecting plot 

to capture the Bon Homnu Rkhard and carry [Capt.] John Paul 
Jones to England; following witnesses heard: George Trefathen, 
Robert Steel, AVilliam Thompson, Fran(^ois Lisconnick [Lescon- 
nee], Jean Conteng [Constant], Jean IMasse, Francois Le Roult 
[Le Rote?], Jacques Coure, Jean Seroux, [Franfois] La Fray^, 
[Thomas] Potter (called but absent), [John AVest] Linthwaite, 
[Thomas] Macarthy, Arthur Young, Robert Jones; JohnAVoulton 
implicated with Towers; other men mentioned are [Richard] Dale, 
John Burbank and [Benjamin] Stubbs; court finds Towers ' ' Guilty 
of Sedition"; sentences him to " be broke as a Quarter Master " , 
250 lashes and imprisonment. Court composed of: P[eter] 
Landais, President; D[enis Nicolas] Cottineau de Kloguene, 
[Joseph] Varage, P[hilippe] Ricot, [Antoine Felix] Wybert, 
M[athew] Parke, [Maurice] O'Connell, James [Arthur] Degge, 
Richard Dale, [Henry Ange Francois] Le Meignen, Edward 
Stack, [ ] Vinet, James Warren. "By Command of the 
President Beaumont Groube Judge Advocate"; "A true Copy 
made by me Fitch Pool, Captns. Clk. on l)d. ye Alliance." 
7 pp. F°. 

[1779.] Lesconnee, Frangois and Others. French volunteers, U.S.S." Bon Homme 
[Jul. 28- Bichard". [L'Orient.] Testimony before court martial incase 

Aug. 2.] of Robert Towers. [Original testimony of which the English 

version is given in preceeding document.] 3 pp. F°. 

Ill French. 

1779. Atwood, John. Landaman, U. S. S. "Bon Homme Bichard" . [L'Orient.] 
Jul. 29. ilinutes of a court martial of. Certification of the court, [Capt.] 

P[eter] Landais, President, Beaumont Groube, Judge Advocate 
and twelve members that they do find Atwood guilty of desertion; 
sentence imposed. Attestation of Fitch Pool, "Captns. Clk on 
hd. ye Alliance" to correctness of copy made by him. 2 pp. F°. 
Personel of court the same, lacking Vinet, as in trial of Robert Towers. 

1779. Sturgis, William Lawrence. Armourer, U. S. S. " Bon Homme Richard" . 
Jul. 29. [L'Orient, France.] Minutes of a court martial of. Witnesses: 

John Burbank, Denis Bouchinet, Thomas Davis, William Lee. 
Certification of the court, [Capt.] P[eter] Landais, President, 
Beaumont Groube, Judge Advocate and twelve members, that 
they do find Sturgis ' ' Guilty of Disobedience ' ' ; sentence imposed. 
Attestation of Fitch Pool to correctness of copy made by him. 
4 pp. F°. 
Personel of court tlie same as in trial of John Atwood. 



CALENDAR OF JOHN I'AII. .loNKS M ANISCKII'TS. 9'J 

1771). Johnson, I'ili^ha. Siiiinan, I'. S. ,S. "linn llnmiiii liirliiinl". [I, 'Orient, 
Jul. 2!i. Krance.] >[inute!< of a court martial of. TrisoiKT pleadB fiuilty. 

(Vrtifk-ation of court, [Capt.] r[oter] Landais, I'rcsiflent, Beau- 
uiont Groube, Judge Advocate and twelve luenibers that they do 
ailj'ud<;e Johnson guilty liy his own conl\'ssion; sentence imposed. 
.\ttestation of Fitch Tool to correctne.sM <if co|>v ]iiailc liv liim. 
1 p. F". 

INTsniu'l of Court same as in tlic trial of .loliu .Mw'ood. 

1779. Williams, John. (Jiiarter>nafitei;l'. S. S. " Jioii Ilomnie Ric)iiinV' . [L'tlri- 
Jul. 29. ent, France.] Minutes of acourt niartialof. Witnesses; William- 

Thompson, George Trefathen, [John] White. Certification of 
the court, [Capt.] P[eter] Landais, President, Beaunifjnt (iroul)e. 
Judge Advocate and twelve ineml)ers that they do find Williams 
"Guilty of disobedience of orders " ; sentence imposed. Attesta- 
tion of Fitch Pool to correctness of copy made by him. 2 pp. F°. 
I'l-rsonel of court same as in the trial of .t<ilin Atwood. 

1779. Rosseau, .lean. French rolunteer, V. N. S. "Bon Homme liiclidrd" . 
Jul. 30. 1,' Orient, [France.] Minutes of a court martial of. Certification 

of court, [Capt.] P[eter] Landais, President, Beaumont Groube, 
Judge Advocate and twelve members that the_\- do find Rosseau 
"Guilty of Theft " ; sentence imposed. Attestation of Fitch Pool 
to correctness of I'opy made by him. :> pp. F". 

Part in French. Personel of court same, lacking Varage, as in the trial of 
Kobert Towers. 

1779. Mclntyre, John. Seaman, V. S. S. " lion Homme RIeliard" . [L'Orient, 
Jul. .31. France.] Minutes of a court martial of. Certification of court, 

[Capt.] P[eter] Landais, President, Beaumont Groube, Judge 
Advocate, that tliey do find Mclntyre "not Guilty of Desertion". 
Attestation of Fitch Pool to correctness of copy made by him. 
1 p. F". 

Per.'^onel of court same as in the trial of Jean Rosseau. 

1779. Gourlade, . Merchant and United Staten commercial agent at L' Orient. 

Jul. 31. L'Orient, [France.] Letter to Capt. [.John Paul] .Tones, L'Orient. 

[Buisson de] Basseville has been in suspense for almost a montli 
as to whether or not Jones wishes liis services; desires a decision; 
another officer [ — Le Bart] presented by Basseville is in same 
plight; prays decision for him also; introduces [Jean] Le Roux; 
[Donatien] Leray de Chaumont desires that he be given a posi- 
tion as surgeon. A. L. S. 1 p. 9 x 7\ inches. 

In French. 

1779. Jones, [John Paul.] Capt., U. S. S. " Bon Ho}nme Richard" . L'Orient, 
Aug. [7?] [France.] Order in blank to attend a court martial on the Bon 

Homme Richard to "judge Lieutenant Robison" [Robert Robin- 
son] and others "thro whom the Boii Homme Richard and the 
Alliance ran afoul of one another" June 19th and through whom 
the Richard and the Vengeance were separated from the Alliance 
and Palla.t, June 26th. Autograph draft. 1 p. 8 x 10 inches. 

1779. Robinson, Robert. Lieut, of marines, C S. S. "Bon Homme Richard". 

Aug. 8. L'Orient, [France.] Sentence of court martial in case of. [Capt.] 

D[enis] N[icolas] Cottineau [de Kloguene], President, Beaumont 

Groube, Judge Advocate, and twelve members do find Robinson 

"Gtuilty of Negligence of his duty" and adjudge "that he be dis- 



100 LIBKARi' OF CONGRESS. 

1779. Robinson, Robert — Continued. 

Aug. 8. charged"; [Capt.] John Paul .Tones to give liim "in writing hia 

(lualifieations an an officer before this affair". Contemporary 
cop}' in' Jones. 
Aug. [13?] Jones, [John Paul.] Qipt.. r. S. S. "Bun Homme Richard". 
[L'Orient.] Review of above decision. Minutes of court and 
sentence returned for reconsideration; sentence tliat Robinson be 
"(Uschcirgedihe said Bon Homme Richard" not a "sufficient punish- 
ment"; "Why * * * not adjudged Ummrthy of hearing either 
Warrant or Commission intheNary of the United States of America" ; 
should be "Broke and dismissed forerer from the Public Confidence"; 
Jones ready to testify before the t'.iurt; sentence in reality an 
adjudgement of himself; injury done V)y Robinson's negligence; 
decision demands reconsideration or "at least large Kotes to 
explain it". Autograph draft signed in body of the document. 
2 pp. 9 X 7 J inches 
1779. Jones, John Paul. Capt., U. S. S. "Bun Homme Richard". " Road of 

Aug. 9. (iroa", [France]. Orders to Capt. Philippe Nicolas Ricot, U. S. S. 

Vengeance. Is to proceed to Belle Isle; directed "to engage" 
[Daniel McNeill] captain of the privateer General Mifflin to join 
the squadron under Jones's command; gives private signals and 
other instructions. Autograph clraft signed in liody of the docu- 
ment. 1 p. 4°. 

1779. Jones, John P[aul.] Oij>t., V. ,S. S. "Bon Homme Richard". " Road of 
Aug. 10. (Jroa", [France.] Letter "To every Commander in the Squad- 

ron". Each commander is directed to hold himself in readiness 
to accompany Jones to sea; is "to shew careful attention to every 
Signal" and future orders; to avoid giving chase; never to "loose 
Company with Squadron"; Jones places great dependence on his 
zeal; if separated from the Richard is to open letter of " Rendez- 
vous No. 1"; if squadron has passed the place designated is to 
open No. 2; these orders to be destroyed if in any danger of 
capture. Autograph draft signed in body of the document. 2 
pp. 4°. 

Printed: Sherburne, Life of John Paul Jones, N. Y. 18.:)1, p. 98. 

1779. [Jones, John Paul.] Capt., T'. ,S. S. "Bon Homme Richard" . "Road of 
Aug. 11. (iroa", [France.] Letter [to Antoine Raymond Jean Gualbert 

Galjriel de Sartine], "en cour" [Versailles?]. Upon his return 
fronr cruise wrote a " History of my proceedings " to [Benjamin] 
Franklin and requested him to communicate same to de Sartine; 
has " rendered to him an exact account of every thing " concern- 
ing the ships under his command; hears that he is uneasy about 
the mutinous disposition of Jones's crew; that " so great a i)or- 
tion " were English was contrary to Jones's desire; was forbidden 
to enlist French seamen so English had to remain; after Jones 
observed their "mutinous disposition" they "manifested a true 
martial spirit" in a chase off Belle Isle; [Donatien Leray] de 
Chaumont's second journey was unnecessary; had already enlisted 
Americans and ' 'as many of the Strangers as were willing ' ' ; crew 
of the Bon Homme Richard consists of 380 persons; among 
these are 137 marines, 36 landsmen and 32 boys; expects to sail 
' ' this Evening or to Morrow ^lorning ' ' ; hopes the Monsieur and 
General Mifflin will accompany him; has sent the Vengeance with 
a letter to the captain of the latter [Daniel ^McNeill] inviting 



CALKNDAK (IK .InllN TAVL .loNKS MANISCKIl'TS. lUl 

1779. [Jones, .Icihii I'mil] — Contimit'd. 
Auir. H. him to join the expedition; will transmit accounts of his ]irocec(l- 

ings; surprised that letters relating; to liis destination are in "the 
hands of persons here". Antfigraph draft. •! pp. 4°. 
rriiilril: Slu-ihurnc', LiJ'( n/ .lulin I'liiil Jimt.^, .N. Y. INM, p. '.l!l. 

177i'. [Jones, .loliii Paul.] Capl. C S. S. "Tlnn Homme Uichdfd" . " Road <if 
\n\i. 1.'!. (iroa", [France.] ]>etter In Maj. ( len. [Minie.Iean I'aul .hiseph 

Koche Yves Gilbert dii .Moiier,] .Manjiiis ile Lafayette, Havre 
de Grace, [France]. There is mi one for wliom Jones has a 
" Greater share of Esteem or Respect": jnilges his feelinijs since 
the laying aside of the expedition by his own; this disappnint- 
nient has "affected my Sensibility and my Health"; the ol)ject 
of the expedition was even communicated to the unconcerned; 
had determined to propose another project before the receipt of 
his last letter [of :May 22, 177!i]; is "highly honored" that 
Lafayette should wish to accompany him on an expedition; will 
write him "when the Subject is of consequence"; expects to 
sail "this Evening"; thanks him for the company and assistance 
of [Lt. Col. Antoine Felix] AVeibert [Wybert] and [Capt. Paul 
de] Chamillard. Autograph draft. 2 pp. 4°. 
182.5. Lafayette, [Marie Jean Paul, etc.] Washington, [D. C] "true 
Feb. — . cojiy to the best of my remembrance". A. X. S. 

Printed: Stierburne, I.tJ'c of John PnnlJones, N. Y. 38.51, p. 100. 

1779. [Jones, John Paul.] Capt., U. S. S. " Bon Homme Richard". "Koadof 
Aug. I'l. liroa", [France.] Letter to [Benjamin] Franklin, [Passy]. "It 

is but this moment that the court martial has finished the affair 
of the Bon Homme Richard and the Alliance having run foul of 
each other"; encloses i>roceedings of the court; encloses papers 
respecting the "Prize Money"; believes Franklin will consider it 
unreasonable that the captain of the Vengeance [Philippe Nicolas 
Kicot] should have an equal share in tlie prize money with Cajit. 
[Peter] Landais and the captain of the Ballas [Denis Nicolas 
Cottineau de Kloguene] ; requests decision on this question; jour- 
ney of [Donatien Leray] de Chaumont to Groaix was useless; Iiad 
enlisted men; sails "at Day Break"; enclosed "Dictionary" to 
be used "when I write to you nn particular Subjects"; "This 
little S(iuadron appears to Tie unanimous". Autograph clriilt. 
2pp. 4°. 

I'rinti'il: .Sherliurue, Life nf .John Paul Junes, X. Y. 18.51, p. 101. 

1779. [Jones, John Paul.] Capt., V. S. S. " Bon Homme Richard" . "Koadof 
Aug. 13. (iroa", [France.] Letter to Edward Bancroft, [Passy?, France], 

Regrets Bancroft not accompanying him " on Our Famous expe- 
dition" [against Liverpool]; it "was rendered ineffectual through 
the imprudence of too much comnnmication"; present destina- 
tion known to "every Captain here"; ill consequences fall upon 
Jones and not on the informant; has now the "Satisfaction to 
know that the Enemy have all their Eyes on One Great Object"; 
hopes thus to escape their notice; message to [Germain?, Comte] 
Gamier; is to tell [John] Ross that articles purchased for Jones 
in London have not been received; suggests that they be left at 
Ostend unless Dr. [Benjamin] Franklin advises that they be for- 
warded; has been "unwell" since he left Paris; expects to sail 
at day-break. Autograph draft. 2 pp. 4°. 



102 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS. 

1779. Wallace, John. Collector of customs. Port Linicrirk, Ireland. Limerick. 
Aug. 17-18. Certificate of payment of dutie.« on goods shipped in the Irish 

ship Mayfouer, Thomas ^Moloney, master. Invoice given; goods 
shipi^ed by "Step Roch," "Phil Roche", "Andrew Colman", 
"heigh brady" and " francis Creagh"; " liis Majesty's Duty 
has been paid by said marchand " ; witnessed by William Doug- 
lace, " D. Casr. & Control!", Charles Dawson, Surveyor, John 
Long, Secrety. Contemporary cojiy. 1 p. F". 

1779. [Jones, John Paul.] Oipt., V. S. S. "Bon Homme liichard". Bon 
Aug. 18. I [omme Richaril , at sea. Letter to Gourlade & Moylan, [L'Orient, 

France]. Requests that they furnish necessary assistance to 
bearer with "our" prize ship [de Verv-agtlngi'l until [Donatien] 
Leraj- de Chaumont is heard from; requests that enclosed letter 
lie forwarded to him. Autograph draft. 1 p. 4°. 

1779. [Jones, John Paul.] ''apt-, V. S. ,S. "Bon Homme Richard". Bon 
Aug. 18. Homme liichard, at sea, off Ushant, France. Letter to [Dona- 

tien] Leray de Chaumont, [Passy?]. Forwards this letter "by 
our prize ship De Verwaglmg" ; "prize was taken by privateer 
brig Eagle belonging to [ ] Poole in England"; "is therefore 
a lawful prize to the flag of the United States"; other vessels 
met; wishes this report communicated to the Minister [of Ma- 
rine, Antoine Raymond Jean Gualbert Gabriel de Sartine] and to 
[Benjamin] Franklin; encloses paper given by the commander 
of the ifonsieur, Capt. [ ] Guedlow; general bad conduct of 
that commander. Copy enclosed in preceding letter. 
1824. Chaumont, [Donatien Le Ray de, tils.] New York. " I certify 
Dec. — . that the original- of the preceding letter was duly reed bv my 
father from Com J. Paul Jones,—" A. N. S. 2 pp. 4°. 
Printed: Sherburne, Life of John Paul Jones, X. Y., 1.8.51. p, 102. 

1779. [Jones, John Paul.] Ccrp«., U. S. S. "Bon Homme Richard". Bon 
Aug. 18. Homme Richard, at sea, off Ushant, [France.] Orders to "John 

Le Rich Lieut of the Monsieur". Appoints him to command the 
prize ship Vervagting, "Wibedoedes late Commander"; is to 
conduct prize to L'Orient, France; on arrival there to take orders 
from [Donatien] Lei-ay de Chaumont of Passy, respecting his 
future proceedings. Autograph draft. 1 p. F". 

■1779. [Jones, John Paul.] Ca^ri., U. S. S. "Bon Homme Richard". Bon 

Aug. 19. //o»(Hi(?i?(c/»(rf?, [off Ushant?, France.] Letter [to Guedlow, 

Capt. of the Mon.wnr]. Re(juests him to "come on board" the 
Bon Homme Richard and bring all the papers and officers which 
he lookout of the Dutch ship [de Venuagtiyig]; expects his imme- 
diate compliance as he is under Jones's command. Autograph 
draft. 1 p. 4°. 

1779. J[ones,] J[ohn] P[aul.] Capt., U. S. S. "Bon Homme Richard" . Bon 
Aug. 21. Homme Richard, at sea. Orders to Midshipman Reuben Chase. 

Appoints him to command of "our" prize, the Irish brigantine 
Mayflower, [Thomas Moloney, master]; is to proceed to L'Orient 
and apply to Gourlade & Jloylan; is to show them this letter 
and tell them to apply to [Donatien] Leray de Chaumont for 
orders respecting the prize; is to be particularly careful that her 
cargo is not destroyed. Autograph draft signed. 1 p. 4°. On 
verso is a note of latitude and longitude given by the captain of 
the brig Arcot. 



CALENDAR oK JOHN PAUL .TONES MANUSCRIPTS. 103 

1779. Jones, .Inliu P[;nil.] (jijil., I'. S. S. "/Jon Ilonnne Rli-hnrd". Bon 
Aug. 24 Homme Ilirliard at sea. Orders to Antoine Mil, of the privateer 

(Irnmlrilli'. Appoints him to coinmaiKl Hie prize Fortitm; "lately 
conimauileil by ]Mr. Robert Day" ; is to coniliict her to Nantes or 
St. JIalo; prefers tlie latter if winils will permit; upon arrival 
is to write to [Donatien] Leray de Chanmont of Passy and for- 
ward Jones's letter to him; will receive instruetions from de Chan- 
mont; is to take care that the c^rgo be not distnrljed and avoid 
meeting the enemy. Autograph draft signed. 2 pp. 9 x 7 inches. 

1779. [Jones, John Paul.] Capl., U. S. S. "Bon Homme liiclinrd". Bon 

Aug. 24. Homme Richard at sea, "off the S. \V. of Ireland". Letter to 

[Donatien] Leray de Chanmont, [Passy?, France]. By enclosed 

papers he can see that on the ISth Jones sent a prize ship [de 

Vervagting'] to L'Orient and on the 21st a second prize; this letter 

is sent in by the prize Fortune; she is ordered for Nantes or St. 

JIalo; \\ as told by the captain of the Maijfloirer [Thomas Moloney] 

that an encampment of 30,000 troojis was in Ireland at Clonmell; 

does not credit this; is now becalmed; on return of breeze will 

proceed to destination; sends respects to [Antoine Raymond 

Jean Gualbert Gabriel] de Sartine and [Benjamin] Franklin. 

Copy, enclosed in preceding letter. 

1S24. Chaumont, [Donatien Le Ray de, tils.] New York. "I certify 

Dec. — . that the original of the preceding was duly received by my father 

from Comr. J. Paul Jone.s." A. N. S. 2 pp. 4°. 

Printed: Sherburne, Life of John PaulJones, N. Y., 1851, p. 103. 

1779. Jones, John P[aul.] Capt., " U. S. S. Bon Homme Richard". Bon 

Aug. 31. Homme Richard at sea. Orders [to prizemaster to be selected by 

Capt. Peter Landais]. Appoints him to command the prize I'rdon; 

is to accompany Jones until receipt of further orders; it separated 

is to proceed to Bergen, Norway; is to a])ply there to French 

consul or agent for [Donatien] Leray de Chaumont's orders; is 

not to permit cargo to be disturbed; is to hold himself and men 

in readiness to rejoin the squadron. Autograph draft signed. 

2 pp. 4". 

[1779.] Atwood, John, and sixteen others. Seamen, V. ,S. S. "Bon Hoinme Rich- 
[Aug?] ard." [L'Orient, France.] Petition to [Capt.] John Paul Jones, 

L'Orient. Have been imprisoned for mutiny; regret their behav- 
ior and wish to return to duty; pray for release. Signed: John 
Atwood, James Louis, Richanl Watson, John Rumley, John Balch, 
William Hanover, Thomas Richards, Andrew Thompson, Thomas 
Barnes, Alexander Cooper, George Johnston, Thomas Cole, John 
Layton, Nathaniel Bonner, William Carmichael, Elijah Middle- 
ton, Christy Hertley. All signatures in the same hand. 1 p. P". 

1779. [Jones, John Paul.] Caj>t., U. S. S. "Bon Homme Richard." Bon 
Sep. -T. Homme Ricliard at sea. Orders to Capt. Peter Landais, f. S. S. 

Alliance. Directs him to come on board the Bon Honuiie Richard. 
Autograph draft. 1 p. 4°. 

[1779.] Landais, [Peter.] Capt, U. S. S. "Alliance." [C. S. S.] B[on] H[omme'] 
Sep. 5. R[irliord1 at sea. Statement, in writing, [made to Capt. John 

I'aul Jones]. Considers it best to leave " one of the Sloops in 
this Place" to notify "the Cutter or whatever Yes,?el we may 
expect" and to go immediately upon the intended cruise; thinks 
opinion of commanders ought to be obtained respecting the 
destruction of the prizes; that it "will be well for each to take 



104 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS. 

[1779.] Xiandais, [Peter] — Continued. 

Sep. 5. out of such, what they have occasion for & ))e accountable"; 

"he pi-efers sinking to burning". A? P. I p. 4°. Endorsed 
b)' Jones: "from Capt. Landais at Sea". Also copy of same 1 p. 
F°., attested by Josejih Wharton jr. under date of Aug. 1780. 

1779. [Jones, John Paul.] Capt., U. S. S. " Bon IFoiiiinc liicharj." [Road of 
Sep. 14. Leith, Scotland.] Plan for the attack upon Leith. Order of 

ships in entering harbor; number of men to be furnished by the 
Bon Homme Richard, the Pallas and the Vaujcance; Capt. [Paul de] 
Chamillard to command the troops; duties of O [ ] "Kenet" 
[Vinet?], [Lieut. Henrj' Ange Francois] Maignan [Le Meignen] 
and [ ] ilichateau; signals to be used; detailed orders to be 
given Capt. Chamillard. Contemporary copy. 2 pp. F°. 
In French. Mutilated. 

1779. [Jones, John Paul.] Capt., V. S. 8. " Bon Homme likhard" . [Road of 
Sep. 14. Leith, Scotland.] Instructions [to Capt. Paul de Chamillard], 

regarding attack upon Leith. Display of white flag to indicate 
that the town has submitted to terms proposed; red to indicate 
refusal; both to indicate necessity of retreating; vessels to aid in 
retreat and reembarkalion; £100,000 indemnity to be demanded; 
one half in cash and one half to be secured by six hostages; fur- 
ther instructions. Contemporary copy. 2 pp. 94 x 7 inches. 
In French. Mutilated. 

1779. Jones, [John Paul]. Capt., U. S. S. " Bon. Homme RicJiard.'' Road of 
Sep. [14.] Leith, [Scotland.] Letter to the Provost of Leith. The British 

ships protecting Leith have been taken 1)}' the American force; 
sends this letter by his officer "Lt. Col." [Capt. Paul] de Cha- 
millard; does not desire to distress the inhabitants; would lay 
Leith in ashes "did not the Plea of humanity staj- the hand of 
just retaliation"; his " duty (is a J/un" induces him to i^ropose 
ransom; half an hour given for decision; if terms are accepted 
the troops will reembark and the property of the citizens be unmo- 
lested. Secretary's draft. I p. F°. 

Printed: .Sherburne, Life ofJolm Find Jones, X. Y. 18.51, p. 100, 

1779. [Jones, John Paul.] Capt., U.S. S. "Bon Homme Richard". [Bon 
Sep. [14-17.] Homme Richard a.t sea.] Articles of cai>itulation to be presented 

to the city of Leith, [Scotland.] Articles to be signed by the 
Provost, Recorder and principal magistrates of the city. Article 
1: — Ko act of hostility to be committed against the American 
squadron while it remains in the Firth of Forth. Article 2: — 
If any breach is made in this capitulation vigorous measures shall 
be used towards British subjects in Jones's hands. Article 3: — 
Upon terms of ransom being fulfilled Capt. [John Paul] Jones to 
sail "the first fair AVind" without molesting the inhabitants. 
Secretary's draft. 1 p. F°. 

Printed: Sherburne, Life uf John Paul Jones, X. Y. LS-M, p. 100. 

1779. "Bon Homme Richard". U. & shipofvar. Account of the engagement 
Sep. 25. with H. M. S..Serapis. [Serapi.'<, at sea.] Sep. 23d: 2 p. m. sent 

"2d. Lieut." [Henry Lunt] with pilot boat in pursuit of an Eng- 
lish brig; 3 p. m. British fleet sighted; the Alliance being sig- 
nalled to give chase disobeyed orders; 3:30 p. m. signalled pilot 
boat to return and gave chase with the Pallas and the Vengeance; 



CALKNDAK OF JOHN TATL .loXKS M ANUSCKU'TS. 105 

177'.l. •• Bon Homme Richard" — ('•■miiiueil. 
I^pp o,-, 5 p. 1,1. l,eat to (juai'teiv; (>::!0 \>. iii. tlie Jlon Homme lilchard, 

[Capt. John Paul Junes] cngaj.'i.Ml [the Ser'ipis, Capt. Richard 
Pearson]; description of tlie battle; 10:30 p. ni. [the Scra/iis] 
surrendered; leakinf; of the liicliard; Sep. 24th; 7 ]>. ni. leak 
increasing; wounded removed to other vessels; Sc-p. L'oth: linn 
jnimme JHchiird funkiit M ix. ui. Secretar.v's? draft. 2 pji. F". 
Engagcnu'iit ilutaikMl in .Ti.iius tn Kmiikliii 177'J, (X'l. y. ci. v. 
1779. Bondfield, John. I'lillcd Stali'x roiiumrcid! in/cid <it liordeaux. 15ordeaux, 
0,.t. 1. [France.] Letter to ('apt. John Paul Jones, Amsterdam, Hol- 

land. Congratulates him on his success [capture of tlie ,SV/vf;,7'.] 
and safe arrival at the Texel; "from the many Armaments " sent 
in pursuit of Jones feared he would n(jt make a safe port; regrets 
lie did not have the 18 pounders now at L'Orient. A. L. S. 
1 p. 4°. 
1779. J[ones], J[.ihn] P[aul.] Capl., V. S. imnj. Texel, [Holland.] Letter 
Oct. 'i. to [Donatien] Leray de Chaumont, Passy, France. Encloses copy 

of his letter written Aug. 24th; the papers preceeding it give an 
account of his actions from his departure from (iroaix to that 
date; refers de Chaumont to his letter to [Benjamin] Franklin 
[of Oct. 3d] for particulars of this expedition; his opinion as to 
the "Concordat" impo.sed upon him on his departure from 
(iroaix is expressed in that letter; cannot comprehend de Chau- 
mont's distrust of him after his "occular proofs of hospitality"; 
"rather imaginesthat yourconduct" was produced by "the base 
reiiresentations of some secret villiany". Copy. 
1824. Chaumont, [Donatien] Le Ray de, fils. New York. "I certify 
Dec. — . that tlie original of the preceeding letter was duly received by my 
father." A. X. S. 2 pp. 4°. 

I'rinteil: Sherburne, Lije of John PaiilJunes, X. Y. 1851, p. 103. 
1779. Jones, J[olin] P[aul.] Capt., U. S. nary. The Texel, Holland. Letter 
Oct. 3. to Benjamin Franklin, [Passy?, France]. Refers to his letter of 

.Vug. 11th; then thought the captains under bis command would 
assist him with "cheerful emulation"; Aug. 14th, squadron 
under his command consisted of the Bon Homme Riclutrd, the 
Alliance, [Capt. Peter Landais,] the Pallas, [Capt. Denis Nicolas 
Cottineau de Kloguene,] the Orf, [Capt. Joseph Vara.ge,] the 
Vengeance, [Capt. Philippe Nicolas Ricot,] and two privateers, the 
Monsieur and the Granrille; sailed on that day; Aug. 18th took a 

ship from Holland [the Veru-acjtin(j'\; misbehavior of Capt. [ 

GueiUow] of tbe,1/o)wiV'(c,- Aug. 19th the J/ofksit'Mr separated from 
the squadron; Aug. 21st captured the 3/((;/./?0!cer; Aug. 23d saw 
Cape Clear and the southwest part of Ireland; captured the 
Fortune; desertion of the " Villains who towed the ship"; misbe- 
havior of Capt. [Peter] Landais; Aug. 31st saw Flamie Islands on 
the N.W. coa.st of Scotland; Sep. 1st off Cape Wrath; captured 
the Union; disobedience of orders by the Alliance; Sep. 2d no 
attention paid by the Alliance to signals; Sep. 4th consulted with 
Captains Cottineau and Ricot "on future plans of operation"; 
refusal of Landais to be present ; • • F:xtra( .rdinary Letter ' ' received 
from him [1779, Sep. 5 q. v.]; Sep. 5th to 9th severe gale; Sep. 
13th saw "the hills of the Cheviot," Scotland; Sep. 14th captured 
a shipand brigantine; expedition formed against Leith, [Scotland] ; 



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1779. Jones, .T[olin] P[aul] — Contimied. 

Oct. 3. Sep. 17th failure of this expedition and causes thereof; Sep. 19th 

a sloop and brigautine, in ballast, taken; Sep. 21st off Flambor- 
ough Head, [England]; Sep. 22d decoyed English pilots; learned 
private signals; unsuccessful attempts to decoy English ships from 
the Humber; Se^J. 23d capture of the Serapis; detailed description 
of the fight; conduct of the .-l//'Vmcf; capture of the Covniess of 
Scarborough by Capt. Cottineau; Sep. 2.5th .sinking of the Bon 
Homme Richard at 10 a. m.; force under Jones'.s command not 
well composed; Jones's opinion concerning [Donatien] Leray de 
Chaumont and the "Concordat"; Landais's conduct in every 
respect "base and unpardonable"; Jones this da}' anchored 
"here"; ■nill hasten to Amsterdam to get advice of the French 
Ambassador [Paul Franfois de Qu(§len, Due de La Vauguyou]; 
probable disposition of prisoner, "an exact [contemporary] 
Copy". 17 pp. 4°. 
Printed: Sherburne, Life of John PatdJones, N. Y. IS.'jl, pp. 108-120. 

1779. Franklin, B[enjamin.] United States minister jjlenipotentiari/ to France. 
Oct. 4. Passy, [France.] Extracts from a letter to John Jaj', Presi- 

dent, Continental Congress, [Philadelphia]. "Captain, now 
Commodore Jones put to sea this summer with a little squadron" 
under the United States flag and commissions; has "sent in" 
several prizes; has alarmed the coasts of Ireland and Scotland; 
has captured the Serapis and Countess of Scarborough of the 
British navy; had taken a number of valuable prizes before; 
^ English alarmed along all their northern coast and put to a " very 

expensive movement of troops ". Copy. 1 p. F°. 
Printed: Wharton. Dip. Corrcs. of the Amer. Sev.. Washn. 1,SS9. Ill: 3iU-65. 
FranUin's Works. N. Y. 18.S8; YI: 448. 

1779. Boss, John. I'nited States commercicd agent at Nantes, France. Amster- 
Oct. 5. dam, [Holland.] Letter to [Capt.] John P[aul] Jones, The 

Texel. Congratulates him on his safe arrival; [Charles William 
Frederick] Dumas and [John] "Desneufvile" [de Xeufville] 
possessed of the necessary instructions [from Donatien Leray 
de Chaumont] to render Jones aid; Jones's good fortune and 
spirit "have possessed" him of a good ship in the capture of the 
' Serapis; has been of great service to America; wishes him a safe 
arrival in the United States where he is greatly needed. A. L. S. 
] p. 4°. 

1779. [Jones, John Paul.] Capt., U. S. navy. The Texel, [Holland.] Letter 
Oct. 5. to John de Xeufville & Son, [Amsterdam]. The United States 

squadron under his command "this day arrived in this Road"; 
has received instructions to apply to them for ' ' public wants of 
every kind"; articles desired; "the utmost Dispatch" necessary 
that orders received from [Benjamin] Franklin may be fulfilled; 
orders delivered by [Charles William Frederick] Dumas; requests 
"unremitting attention to this Business" as without the <9erapi« 
the squadron cannot proceed on the "Service proposed"; his 
"Wounded and Prisoners" require Jones's presence "here at 
present"; hopes to proceed with Dumas [to Amsterdam?] "to- 
Morro w ' ' ; requests that all business communications be addressed 
to Capt. [Denis ISficolas] Cottineau [de Kloguene] of the Pallas; 
no person under his command privileged to draw on de Neufville 



CALENDAR OF JOHN PAUL JONES MANUSCRIPTS. 1U7 

17711. [Jones, Joliii Paul] — Contimu'il. 

(Vt. ."i. •'I'ilher for Money or anything Else exc-ept the Daily provision" 

without Jones's written order. Autograph draft. 2 pp. F". 
Also eontemporary copy. L' pp. !i x 71 inches. See: Xeufville, 
John de ct Son. Facteur BoOk, 17711-Sl. 

177!». [Jones, John Paul.] Cij,!., V. S. uarii. The Texel, [Holland.] Letter 
Oct. 5. to [Paul Francois de tiuelen,] Due de La Vauguyon, The Hague. 

Has "but- this moment arrived here"; encloses account of his 
"late Expedition"; requests opinion as to disposition of prisoners; 
Jones's suggestions respecting same; preparation of the Coutitess 
of Scarhorou(;h and the Vengeance to transport prisoners to France 
if necessary; the former is not fit for war and can remain in 
France; the latter is to bring back "all our People" and as many 
more as jjossible to replace the one hundred and fifty lost from 
the crew of the Bon Ilumme Hirlmnl; has received orders from 
[Benjamin] Franklin, through "Our Agent" [Charles William 
Frederick] Dumas; impossible to fulfill same unless " great and 
immediate assistance be given"; necessary repairs to the Serapin; 
hopes soon to pay him his "personal Respects and to receive 
your Orders at the Hague " . Autograph draft. 2 pp. F". 
rrinted: Sherburne, Life of John Paul Jones, X. Y. 18.51, p. ITJ. 

1779. Cockburn, :\Lilcom. Pursuer, British ncmj. The Texel, [Holland.] 
Oct. 7. Letter to [Capt. John] Paul Jones, [Amsterdam]. Request.s 

permission to survey the "Provisions, Victualing, Stores, Neces- 
saries" remaining on board the Serapis and "late in my charge" 
as it will enable him to "pass an Account" ; otherwise he will be 
a considerable loser. A. L. S. 1 p. F". 

1779. Lunt, Henry. M Lieut., U. S. navy. [The] Texel, [Holland.] Letter 
Oct. 7. to [Capt.] J[ohn] P[aul] Jones, Amsterdam. Has had no time 

to "dispatch an exact account" of the " Prisoners with the Ships 
Company"; will do so tomorrow; will give also "an Account of 
the Provisions Rigging &c. that is at Present wanted for the 
Ship"; carpenters have made measurements for masts and yards 
anil now await orders. A. L. S. 1 p. F". 

1779. Cottineau [de Kloguene,] D[enis Nicolas.] Capt., U. S. S. " Falhis" . 

Oct. 9. [The Texel, Holland.] Letter [to Capt. John Paul Jones, 

Amsterdam]. Acknowledges receipt of his letter; needs of the 
vessel at Amsterdam; Capt. [Richard] Pearson and [Capt. V\'\\- 
liam] Piersey [Piercey] await Jones's decision [as to their future] 
with impatience; has assured them he will decide shortly; canncjt 
lirevent tl.em sending letters ashore owing to tlie Dutch otHcera 
who come onboard; cannot keep them .in their room; has not 
seen Capt. [Peter] Landais since Jones left; difficulties aroused Ijy 
Lanilais; has sent a plan of the battle [off Flamborough Head] 
to [Benjamin] Franklin and [Antoine Raymond Jean (Tuall)ert 
Gabriel] de Sartine; has forwarded the demand note of Lieut. 
"Lante" [Henry Lunt?], to Messi-s. John de NeufviUe & Son. 
A. L. S. 2 pp. 8x7 inches. 
In French. 
1779. Landais, P[eter.] Capt., U. S. S. " Alliance" . "Rode of Texel", [Hol- 

Oct. 10. land.] Orders to Lieut. James [Arthur] Degge, [C. S. S. Alli- 

ance}. As he is going "for a few days out of the Ship" gives 
orders for government of same during bis absence; is to keep 



108 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS. 

1779. Landais, P[eter] — Continued. 
Oct. 10. peace and good order; "deliver the rri.-!oners if required l\v a 

Written Order from Captain [John Panl] Jones and not other- 
ways"; orders miscellaneous work done on the ship. A. L. S. 
1 p. 4°. 

1779. Jobnson, Henry. Oipt., U. S. nanj. Philadelphia. Certificate respeot- 
Oct. 11. ing John Thompson. Thompson was a gunner of the Lerington 

at the time of her capture hy the Aleri, [Lieut. John Bazely] in 
September 1777. A. L. S. 1 p. 6 x 7} inches. 

1779. [Jones, John Paul.] Capl., U. S.nanj. Amsterdam, [Uollaml.] Letter 
Oct. 11. to Benjamin Franklin, [Passy?, France]. Wrote to him on th,>, 

Sth inst. from the Hague; is trying to act as advised by "His 
Excellency" [Paul Fran(;ois de Quelen, Due de La Yauguyon]-, 
hears that Capt. [Gustavus] Conningham [Conyngham] is 
"threatened with unfair play by the British"; will keep the cap- 
tain of the Scrapix [Richard Pearson] as a hostage; if the English 
Ambassador, Sir J[oseph] Y[orke] will give security in his public 
character for an exchange of prisoners, considers it "good Policy" 
to set the British prisoners at liberty here; [Capt. Peter] Landais 
"is come up here"; his extraordinary behavior; wishes that 
' ' poor Cunningham ' ' , whom Jones regards as a Continental officer 
were exchanged so that a court martial might be formed; goes to 
the Texel tonight; has about 400 English prisoners; judges that 
the English loss will exceed "ours." Autogi-aph draft. 2pp. 4°. 
Printcri: Sherburne, Life of John PaiflJoiie^, N. Y., lS.nl, p. IT.i. 

1779. Dumas, [Charles William Frederick.] United Slates secret (Kjent in Hol- 
Oct. 11. land. [The Hague?] Letter to [Capt. John Paul] Jones, [Ams- 

terdam]. Will ask the Due [Paul Francois de Quelen, Due de 
La Vauguyon] for Jones's letter [to La Yauguyon of Oct. 5, 1779] 
and fulfill his desire respecting same; Jones's proportion of travel- 
ling expenses with Dumas from the Helder to the Hague is "38 
Dutch florins or Gilders & 6 pence"; if not paid same by J[ohn] 
de Neufville & Son will "put the whole, viz your proportion 
with the mine on account of 3Ir. [Donatien Leray] De Cliau- 
mont"; "The fair Lady shall have yr. fine compliment to her". 
A. L. S. 1 p. 4°. ' 

1779. Cottineau [de Klog-uene,] D[enis Nicolas.] Capt., V. S. S. "Pallas." 
Oct. 13. "On board the Pallas at Texel," [Holland.] Letter to [Capt.] 

J[ohn Paul] Jones, [Amsterdam]. Has received his letter of 
the 12th but not that of the 11th inst. ; considers Jones's presence 
to be "absolutely necessary here"; the Counte.'is [of Srarborour/Ji} 
and the Vencjeance are in nearly as bad condition [as the Pallas'] ; 
the Serapis has gone up the river a little distance as ordered; 
trouble among the several vessels; questions relating to exchange 
of prisoners; Jones should explain matters to [Paul Francois de 
Quelen,] Due de La Yauguyon; conduct of [Capt. Peter] Landais; 
need of supplies from John de Keufville & Son; wishes [Capt. 
Paul] de Chamillard and Jones were present. A. L. S. 2 pp. 4°. 
In French. 

1779. [Jones, John Paul.] Capt., Tl S. nary. Amsterdam, [Holland.] Letter 

Oct. 13. to Robert Morris, Philadelphia. Since leaving the Panger 

"the history of my proceedings has not afforded much of the 

agreeable"; wrote him last winter respecting conduct of Lieut. 

[Thomas] Simpson; informed by their "mutual friend" [John] 



CALENDAK OF .KHIX I'Ari. ,R>NES MANL'SCKIPTS. 109 

17711. [Jones, .Idlin I'aul]— ('ontiniicil. 

(),.t. i:!. Kci^s lliiit u vei^sol wiils toilay for r.oston; will forward an account 

of his proci'cdiuLrH as soon as " [lolitii'al Uuasons" will admit of 
liis n't\irn to tlie Tcxcl; arrivi'd at tlio Ti-xel Oct. :W with the 
remainder ot liis sqiuKlron and two ]irizcs, the Sirnpix and the 
CounlenK of ScarhiiroiKjh; had sailed from l.'Orient Aug. 13th with 
tlie 7>Vm Ilonniic J\!cli<ird, Allidiicr, I'nlliit:, Cerf, and Ventjeanra, 
and the Moiialeir,- and (IrandrilU, two French privateers; parting 
of two latter from the squadron eau.sed Ijy the " \vronj>; arrange- 
ments" made hy [Donatii'U Leray] de Chaumont; cruised for 
some time on the southwest coast of Ireland; liis departure 
thence caused by the "remonstrances of Captain [Peter] Lan- 
dais"; thereby lost the oi)portnnity of capturing British East 
India ships; pa.s.sed the northern coast of Scotland; " tocjk some 
Prizes"; " was within the Smallest triffie of Laying Leith under 
a heavy Contribution"; alarmed "their Coasts" from Cape 
Clear to Hull; had he not been concerned with the "Sons of 
Interest" would have accomplished inore; 23d of Sep. was off 
Flandiorough Head; sighted the Baltic fleet; action between the 
Bon Ifotinne Eichard and the iSeraplit; capture of the latter and 
sinking of the liirhard; hopes to return to "the Continent" 
[T'nited States] immeiliately. Autograph draft. 3 pp. F". 
rrinled: Wharton, Diji. (hrrcs. ofllir .liner. Krr. Wash. 1889, III: 37.5. 

1779. Cappellen, .I[ohn] I)[irck, Baron Vander.] MiiidMrof Ihe House of XfMes 
Oct. 13. uf Ihi' J'rorince of On'i-ijxsfl, Jlol/aiid. Zwol, [ZwoUe, Overyssel, 

Holland.] Letter to [Capt. John] Paul Jones, Amsterdam. 
As an " old and tryed friend of America " he takes the liberty to 
"address" Jones; heard with " un Speakable Satisfaction" of 
his many successes on the "coasts of Britain"; jiarticularly 
struck with his capture of the Seraph; requests " an Authentick 
and circmustanced " account of same; disposition of a "despicable 
party-Spirit" to deprive Jones of credit; is to send reply to 
[John] de Neufville. A. L. S. 2 pp. 4°. 

rrintL'ci; Sherburne, L!/e uf PuulJunls, N. Y. 1851, p. 176. 

1779. Franklin, B[eniamin.] United States minister plenipotentiary to France. 
Oct. 15. Passy, [France.] Letter to [Capt. John Paul] Jones, [Amster- 

dam]. Acknowledges receipt of letters of Oct. 5th and 8th; " For 
some days * * * scarce anything was talked of at Paris and 
Versailles but your cool Conduct & persevering Bravery during 
that terrible Conflict"; the " Ministry " dissatisfied with Capt. 
[Peter] Landais; Franklin has written him that he is charged 
with "Disobedience ot Orders in the Cruize and Neglect of his 
Duty in the Engagement " ; he is to "render himself immediately 
here" for "offering what he has to say in his Justification"; 
requests further information that a "Just and Clear Account of the 
Affair" can be rendered to Congress; further instructions respect- 
ing Landais; is uneasy about prisoners; regrets misunderstanding 
with [Donatien Leray] de C[hauniout]. Copy by Joseph AVhar- 
ton, jr. 3 pp. F". 
17S0. Wharton, Joseph Jr. L'Orient, [France.] Attestation to truth 
Aug. — . of al)Ove copy. A. X. S. 

I'riiited: Vi'haTton. Dip. Cones, of the Amcr. Set: Wash. 1889, III; 378. Sher- 
burne, Life of Jolm Paul Jo7tes, N. Y. 1851, p. 176. Franklin's works, N. Y., 
1888, VI: 459. 



110 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS. 

1779. Le Meignen, [Henry Ange Francois.] Lieut., U. S. S. "PaUas." "Texel 
Oct. 15. Eoad", [Holland.] Letter to "Commodore" [Capt. John Paul] 

Jones, Amsterdam. [Capt. Denis Nicolas] " I»e" Cottineau [de 
Kloguene] has received Jones's letter and has forwarded his 
orders [to the officers of the Serapis?} ; difficulties of the situation; 
Cottineau is unwell; awaits arrival of [Capt. Paul] de Chamil- 
lard with impatience; would like to see Jones. A. L. S. 1 p. 4°. 

1779. BtuUowney, Thomas. Formerly petty officer, U. S. S. '' Bon Homme Rich- 
Oct. W. (inl". Ancenis, [France.] Letter to Capt. John "Pa wll" Jones, 
' ' a Loriong ant Bretaine ' ' , [Amsterdam] . Desires ti i inform him 
of " a part of my Soferings" since Aug. 24tli; was then sent 
aboard the "Surf" [Cerfl, Capt. [Jo.seph] Varage, to go " In- 
quest of your Boates and men that Elopt from your Vesselll"; 
information respecting same; has no clothes "But What was on 
my Back"; was confined twenty days in the "Castel Prison, 
Nantes"; desires Jones " to order my Sertificate from Loge N. 5 
London" with specified books; requests that Jones send him 
some clothes; is "at this Place at Parole"; clothing to be sent to 
"David Gallway, merchant in Nates" or to [ ] " Tunet of 
Ancenis"; they will forward it to him. A. L. S. 2 pp. 4°. 

1779. Ross, John. United States commercial agent at Nemtes. Rotterdam, [Hol- 
Oct. 16. land.] Letter to Capt. [John Paul] Jones, [Amsterdam]. His 

stay "here" short; upon arrival in Paris will write; advises 
jiatience "however much you may be plagued in Holland"; 
judges that Jones's friends will direct his early return to France; 
" without that charge intended for you from this coast which in 
this Season of the year * * * is exceedingly dangerous for you 
and them to Risque on their plan"; intends to "proceed with 
you if ordered soon for the Continent" [United States]; letters 
for Ross should be addressed in care of [Ferdinand] Grand, banker 
in Paris. A. L. S. 1 p. 4°. 

1779. Neufville, John de & Son. Mercluiut.i, Amsterehim. Amsterdam. Letter 
Oct, 18. to [Capt.] J[ohn] P[aul] Jones, The Texel. Hopes this letter 

will find him in good health on the Serapis; masts have "gone 
<lown ' ' and ' ' whatever is still under hand will be sent ' ' ; [Charles 
AVilliam Frederick] Dumas is hurrying them; further informa- 
tion respecting the delivery of articles; have had "some notion 
> of your deserted people"; Dumas has written to the French 

Ambassador [Paul Frani^ois de Quelen, Due de La A'auguyon] 
about them; an order is expected to claim them. A. L. S. 
1 p. 4°. 

1779. Dumas, [Charles William Frederick.] United States secret agent in Hol- 
Oct. 18. hind. Amsterdam. Letter to [Capt. John Paul] Jones, "on 

board the ship (S'eropis, road of Texel". Best wishes regarding 
his health; has seen important friends in America; they speak 
much of Jones and his ships; considers that Jones did right in 
showing himself at Amsterdam but had best not come again; will 
be better to remain in retirement for the time being; the "same 
friends" have told him that filth and disease characterize the 
Serapis as the shiji has not been cleaned since the fight; urges 
Jones to remedj' these conditions; will ask [John] de Neufville 
& Son to send the articles needed. A. L. S. 2 pp. 4°. 
In French. 



CALENDAR OF JOHN PAUL JONKS MANUSCRIPTS. Ill 

1779. Dumas, [Charles William Frcilerick] — t'cjiitiniu'il. 

Oct. 18. Sep. '-'4. Chaumont, [Donatien] T^oray de. Contldeatial agent, Frauco- 
Aiuerkan negotiations. Pas^y, [France.] Kxtraet of a letter [to 
Cliarles William Frederick Pumas, Amsterdam]. Tndorstanda 
that his " nrliohim" [Jones's squadron] have arrived in good 
healtir, must return to their studies; parents nm-ertain of route. 
Copy by Dumas, enclosed in preceeding lettiT. L> jip. 4°. 
Til French. 
1779. Moylan, .Tames. Tailed Slates commercial agent at L'Orient. ]>'C)rient, 

Oct. 18. [France.] Letter [to Capt. .Tohn Paul Jones, The Texel, Hol- 

land]. Wrote him a letter enclosed in [ ] Gourlaile"s; it was 
sent in care of Sir George Gran<l of Amsterdam; compliments 
him on his glorious victory of the 2:?d of September; is glad that 
"our friend" John Ross was in Amsterdam to be of assistance; 
encloses publication in favor of " our worthy friend" [Arthur] 
L[ee]; requests information respecting the "immortal and most 
surprising action" of Sep. 2.3d; [Capt. Joseph] "de la Ravage" 
[Varage] has brought [the Cerf] in "here"; brought with him 
proofs of his " faithfull execution of the mission" ordered by 
Jones; Cfr/ disarmed and her men taken for other ships; desires 
names of officers who deserted Jones on the coast of Ireland; 
arrival of the Relaliation formerly commanded by [Capt. Thomas] 
Bell, and a sloop from Philadelphia; they will sail about Oct. 
15th; guns from Bordeaux have arrived for Jones; wife joins in 
sending compliments; safe arrival of the Sensible and her convoy 
at Boston and the General Waahinglon in Virginia; Dr. [Lau- 
' rence] Brooke's brother was on Ijoard the latter. A. L. S. 8 pp. 
4°. 
(ireetiiiK from Mrs. Moylan is in her handwriting. 

1779. [Jones, John Paul.] Capt., U. S. nami. The Texel, [Holland.] Letter 
Oct. 18. toJ[ohu] de Neufville & Son, [.Vmsterdam]. Upon his arrival 

"here" this morning found the mast had not arrived; informa- 
tion respecting the carpenters and joiners; is disappointed in find- 
ing no person here who can interpret between the workmen and 
his officers; requests certain articles sent; wishes firewood for the 
Palhu; sends his respects to [Charles William Frederick] Dumas. 
Autograph draft. 1 p. 4°. 

1779. Bedford, (iunning. Register of Wills, New Castle county, Delaware. Wil- 
Oct. 18. mington, Delaware. Certificate respecting Sarah Marshall. Cer- 

tifies that she "is an Executrix to the last will & Testiment of 
Wm Marshall" late of Wilmington. A. D. S. 1 p. 5} x 7i 
inches. 

1779. Scott, Thomas. Merchant, London. London. Letter to Capt. John Paul 
Oct. 19. [Jones, The Texel, Holland]. Is surprised at not hearing from 

him since Jones's departure for Toliago; trouble he has "been 
plunged into" on his account; reminds Jones that he is indebted 
to him for £22.5, 5s. od. ; encloses bill; was prompted by friend- 
ship to become his security to [William] Jackson; encloses receipt 
to prove he was forced to pay Jackson "to the last farthing"; is 
"reduced very low"; requests Jones to honor his draft on Wil- 
liam Armstrong for the amount due. A. L. S. Enclosed are: 
1774. Scott, Thomas & Co. Bill against Capt. John Paul [Jones] for 
Jan. 29. monies paid William Jackson. D. S. 



112 LIBEARY OF CONGRESS. 

1779. Scott, Tliiimas — Continued. 
Oct. 19. 1774. Jackson, William. London. Receipt to Thomas Scott & Co. for 
Jan. 29. monies paid Capt. John Paul [Jone.s]. D. S. 4 pp. 4°. 

1779. Neufville, John de & Son. Merchants, Amsierdam. Amsterdam. Let- 
Oct. 19. ter to Capt. J[ohn] P[aul] Jones, The Texel, Holland. Acknowl- 

edges receipt of letter [of Oct. ISth] ; "will comply with the con- 
cerns" ; has laeen busy "in preparation to get his deserted peo])le 
back"; hopes to accomplish this soon; reque.stsof Jones the arti- 
cles which John Baird and others signed; desires information re- 
specting enclosed bills of exchange; presumes them to be false; 
can procure hands clandestinely for Jones if desired. A. T^. S. 
2 pp. 4°. 

1779. [Jones, John Paul.] Capt., V. S.navi/. The Texel, [Holland.] Letter 
Oct. 19. [to John Dirck, Baron Vander Capellen, Zwolle, Overyssel?, Hol- 

land]. Feels "every grateful sentiment" for his letter; as 
requested, encloses copy of letter to Dr. [Benjamin] Franklin 
containing a particular account of his late expedition; encloses 
papers " particularly the Coj^y of my letter to the Coimte.ss of 
Selkirk" to prove that he has been censured unjustly by the 
"British jirints"; was born in Britain but does not "inherit the 
degenerate Spirit of some who belong to that Nation which I at 
once lament and despise"; "They are strangers to the inward 
approbation that greath' animates and rewards the Man who 
Draws his Sword only in the support of the Dignity of Freedom ' ' ; 
America the country of his "fond election from the Age of thir- 
teen" when he first saw it; hoisted the " Flag of Freedom" the 
first time it was displayed on the Delaware; it is respected here 
despite "the pitiful Sir Joseph" [Yorke]; hopes to "exchange 
salutes with the flag of this Repulilic". Autograph draft. 1 p. 
F°. 
A copy of this letter is in Jones: Extrnit du Journal, 17.%, Jan. 1. p. Ills, 

1779. [Jones, John Paul.] Capt., U. S. nari/. [The Texel, Holland.] Letter 
Oct. 20. [to Paul Francois de Quelen, Due de La Yauguyon?]. Encloses 

copy of letter from Capt. [Richard] Pearson and his reply to same. 
Autograph draft. 1 p. F». On verso of preceding letter. 

Letter from Pearson to Jones and the reply are printed: Sherburne, Li/e of 
John Paul Jones, N. Y., 1851, pp. 177-17.8. 

1779. Neufville, John de & Son. Merchniits, A)nsterdam. Amsterdam. Letter 
Oct. 20. to [Capt.] J[ohn] P[aul] Jones, The Texel, [Holland]. Answer 

further inquiries in his letter of Oct. 18th; information respecting 
delivery of goods desired by Jones; are sending goods for the 
Sempis, Alliance and Pallas by "lighter"; information respecting 
firewood; order for ten thousand weight of bread for the Alliance 
cannot be filled for a fortnight; "Mr. Landay" [Capt. Peter 
Landais] has applied to the postmaster "Mr. [Jacob] Hoogland" 
for wages due various persons; requests instructions from Jones 
as to payment of money to Landais; have permission from the 
"Grand Officer" [E. P. Van Berckel? Grand Pensioner of Hol- 
land] to capture the deserters; advise tliat leniency lie sliown 
them; request that, on exchange of prisoners, "Capt. [James?] 
Robbinson's son" be remembered, also "Capt. Moses Grinnell, 
from Boston, who commanded Col. Isaac Sears vessels". A. L. S. 
3 pp. 4°. 



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CALENDAR OF JOHN PAUL JONKS MANUSCRIPTS. 113 

1779. Jones, .lohn Paul. Capt., V. S. mivij. The Tcxel, [Holland.] Order.^^ to 
Oct. 21. Lieut. James [Arthur] Degge, [ V. S. S. Allidiio:']. Directs him to 

take command of the AlUance; instruction.s for his guidance; GO or 
70 of the prisoners to be removed to the ICounless of] Scarhorouyli; 
is to prepare the ship for service; desires a list of the stores and pro- 
visions necessary for two months; requests information as " to what 
steps the majority think most expedient " respecting prize money; 
will aid tlie return of men who have families to the United States. 
.\utogi-aph draft signed in the body of the document. 2 pp. F". 
Also A. D., S. with signature crossed out. 2 pp. F". 

1779. Stack of Crotts. Capl.,^yahk's Irish regiment, French arnii/. "pinboeuf" 
()c-t. 21. [Paimboeuf, France.] Letter [to Capt. John Paul Jones, The 

Texel, Holland]. Requests information respecting [his son] 
Kdmond [Edward?] Stack, Lieut., Walsh's Irish regiment; was 
appointed [Lt. Col. of ilarines] on the i?o)i. I [omme Richard; fears 
he is dead; if he has served like a "gentleman and a Soldier I 
Shant half regret his death"; "his loss will lie heavy 'pon me 
the rest of my days." A. L. S. 1 p. 4°. 

Rogers, F.-ancis. The Helder, [Holland.] Letter to Capt. [John Paul] 
Jones, [The Texel]. According to Jones's desire ha,s sent boat 
for the two wounded officers of the Serapis; is to entrust theiu to 
bearer. A. L. S. 1 p. 4°. 

Neufville, John de & Son. .Verchanis, Amsterdam. Amsterdam. Letter 
to [Capt.] John P[aul] Jones, The Texel. Have given "those 
few lines as an introduction to 'Sir. [Charles Joseph] le Comte"; 
he is to be given Jones's orders; judge he will fulfill purpose 
desired [recjuirements of an interpreter]. A. L. S. 1 p. 4°. 

1779. Neufville, John de & Son. Merchant, Amsterdam. Amsterdam. Letter 
0,-t. 21. to [Capt.] J[ohn] P[aul] Jones, The Texel. His letter to 

[Charles William Frederick] Dumas lias been communicated to 
them; have seen the gentleman sent from the Pallas; his services 
not necessary; information respecting prisoners; [Charles Joseph] 
Le Comte leaves today or tomorrow to pay the compliments of 
the firm to Jones; the "boat" [with supplies] to start toniaht or 
tomorrow; they await Jones's orders; Capt. [ ] "Grinnelle", 
cousin of Capt. ^Moses Grinnell, who "hath been taken likewise" 
and Dr. [ ] Wilson desire employment under Jones. A. L. S. 
1 p. 4°. 

1779. Dumas, [Charles William Frederick.] I'niled States secret agent in ILAland. 
Oct. 21. Amsterdam. Letter to [Capt. John Paul] Jones, [The Texel]. 

Introduces Charles Joseph Le Comte; he desires to be employed 
by Jones; his capabilities for a position as secretary; has made 
several voyages; if necessary i-an fill the place of an officer. 
A. L. S. 1 p. 4°. 

1779. Dumas, [Charles William Frederick.] Vnited States secret agent inHoUand. 
Oct. 21. Letter to [Capt. John] P[aul] Jones, The Texel. Acknowledges 
receipt of Jones's papers from John de Neufville; understands 
that Jones desires them to be sent to the Baron "deCapelle" 
[John I lirck, Baron Vander Capellen] ; as requested will "peruse" 
them and give his opinion upon delivery of same. A. L. S. 1 p. 
6J x 4i inches. 
21551—03 8 



114 LIBBAET OF CONGRESS. 

1779. Neufville, John de & Son. Merchantif, Amsterdam. Amsterdam. Let- 
Oct. 21. ter to [Capt.] J[ohn] P[aul] Jones, The Texel. Have delivered 

Jones's letter to [John Dirck, Baron] Vauder Capellen to [Charles 
William Frederick] Dumas; wish his opinion before its delivery 
to the addressed; have been assisted in trial of deserters; are of 
opinion that they ^vi^ return to their duty; unite with Dumas 
and [ ] Bottineau of the French Embass}- in advising lenient 
treatment for them; the "Grand otBcer" [E. P. Van Berckel? 
Grand Pensionary] is of like mind; has sent an interpreter 
[Charles Joseph Le Comte] as desired: "Mr. [ ] Michaseau 
[Jlichateau] remains at Amsterdam". A. L. S. 2 pp. 4". 

1779. Jones, John P[aul.] Cupt., V. .S. nan/. [The Texel, Holland.] Letter 
Oct. 22. [to John Dirck, Baron Yander Capellen ?, Zwolle, Overyssel, 

Holland]. Wrote to [Charles William Frederick] Dumas "last 
Night"; thanks Yander Capellen for advice and criticism; Capt. 
• [Peter] Landais sets out for Paris soon in obedience to orders 
received; will forward voucheii? to support charges against Lan- 
dais; [Capt. Paul] de Chamillard may be detained on this account. 
A. L. S. 1 p. F». Endorsed by Dumas: "Seraph; Texel 22 
Oct 1779 Comodore Jones ". 

1779. Landais, P[eter.] Capl., U. S. S. '-AUiance". The Texel, [Holland.] 
Oct. 22. Orders to Lieut. James [Arthur] Degge, [ f. S. S. Alliance]. 

Directs him to get the Alliance ready for sea; refers him to [John] 
de Neufville & Son for articles for ships use; is to see that none 
of the people desert; prisoners to be delivered upon orders from 
Capt. [John Paul] Jones; one half of the people to be always on 
deck. A. D. S. 1 p. 4°. 

1779. [Stack, Edward.] Lieut., Walsh's Irish regiment, French I'lrrtnj and for- 
O.ct. 22. merly Volunteer on U. S. S. "Bon Homme Richard." The Texel, 

[Holland]. Affidavit respecting escape of deserters. Escape on 
Oct. 1st? of twenty-six seamen from the Serapis; with aid from 
the Pallas sixteen were captured; five were drowned and five 
escaped; Capt. [Denis Nicolas] Cottineau [de Kloguene] gave an 
account of this occurrence to the Commandant of the Road of 

Texel [Commodore Reimersima]. 

Attestation of "Lt. Col" [Antoine Felix] Wiebert [Wybert], 
Richard Dale, Samuel Stacy, John ilayrant and Beaumont Kroube 
[Groube], officers of the United States squadron, that the above 
statement is correct and that the deserters were enlisted and swore 
allegiance to the United States. Contemporary copy. 2 pp. 4°. 

1779. Neufville, John de & Son. Merchants, Amsterdam. Letter to [Capt.] 
Oct, 23. J[ohn] P[aul] Jone.«, [The Texel, Holland]. Acknowledge 

receipt of letter [of Oct. 22d] ; information respecting goods sent 
by lighter; judge that [Charles Joseph] Le Comte " willhave been 
welcome" as Jones desired an interpreter; his capabilities; recom- 
mended [ ] Grinnell and [ ] AVilson; one will "make a 
good English secretary if the other will not suffice"; by desire of 
[ ] Michaseau [Michateau] send package of books for [Capt. 
Denis Nicolas] Cottineau [de Kloguene]; send also a packet of 
maps; acting upon information given by [Charles AVilliam Fred- 
erick] Dumas respecting "Capt. Landay" [Peter Landais] they 



CALENDAR OF JDHN' TAIL .loNES MANUSCRIPTS. 115 

1779. Neufville, Julm lU' v^ Son — Contiinu'il. 
Oct. 2.". send none of his stores "untill your furtlicr (lispo.'=ition and 

orders"; will consult with D[unias] aboulJoiics's papers; ojiinion 
concerning same; do not comprehend the meaning of Jones send- 
ing a coi>y (if his "comision". .\. L. S. 2 pp. 4°. 

1779. J[ones], J[ohn] I'Laul.] Capt., f. S. udri/. The Texel, [Holland.] 
r)ct. 24. Letter to [Donatien Leray] ile Chaumont, [Pa.sgy, France]. 

Acknowledges receipt of letter of [Oct.] 11th; thanks him for 
" his warmth of expression * * * as a ])roof that I still enjoy 
a share of your affection"; does not credit statement of ('apt. 
Peter Landais that de Chaumont wished liini displaced from com- 
mand on the Bnn Ilomme Richard; "I pity & despise his narrow 
and jealous mind"; Landais will be informed hy Dr. [Benjannn] 
Franklin that Jones has always written in his favor; his miscon- 
duct and insubordination from the time he joined the s(|uadron 
until now; Landais told "Lt. Col" [Antoine Felix] Weibert 
[Wybert] that he was in no haste to come to the assistance of the 
Richard; Jones convinced that he enjoys de Chaumont's friendship 
so hopes he will pardon the "freedom" of his letters forwarded 
by [Capt, Paul] de Chamillard; acknowledges with pride how 
much "I owe to the attentions of France and to the personal 
friendship of M. de Chaumont" ; has been able to liberate Ameri- 
can jirisoners in Europe; this opportunity is "a thousand times 
more flattering than victory". Copy. 
1825. Chaumont, [Donatien] Le Ray de, tils. New York. Atte-^^tation 
Dec. — . that "the original of the preceeding letter was duly received by 
my father". A. N. S. 4 pp. 4°. 
Printed: .Sherburne, Life of John PaulJoMS, N. Y. is,51, p. 179, 

1779, Neufville, John de & Son, Merchants, Amsterdam. Amsterdam. Letter 
Oct. 25. to [Capt.] J[ohn] P[aul] Jones, [The Texel, Holland]. Intro- 

duce Col. [ ] Moeball, who was recommended to them; they 
" have reason to esteem " him. A. L. S. 1 p. 4°. 

1779. Neufville, John de & Son. Merchants, Ainsterdam. Amsterdam. Letter 
Oct. 25. to Capt. J[ohn] P[aul] Jones, The Texel, [Holland]. Wrote 

Jones by last lighter; desire instructions respecting deserters; 
hope Jones will pardon them; judge "Mr. Landay" [Capt. Peter 
Landais] is at the Texel as he applied to " Mr. [Jacob] Hoogland" 
for money to proceed to Paris; desire that the enclosed account of 
Jones's cook be authenticated; "All goes perfectly well with our 
States"; request information as to when Jones's "Vessels will gett 
ready". A. L. S. 1 p. 4°. 

1779. Dumas, [Charles William Frederick.] I'nitcd States secret agent in JI<//.- 
Oct, 25. land. Amsterdam. Letter to [Capt. John Paul] Jones, [The 

Texel]. Acknowledges receipt of letter of Oct. 20th; "the great 
man at the Hague" [Paul Francois de Qu^len, Due de La Vau- 
guyon?] wrote him on Oct. 2od as follows: La Vauguyon is glad 
"the affair" [negotiations with Sir Jo.seph Yorke?] "has not 
been followed by any disagreeable circumstances"; relies on "the 
circumspection" of Jones; latter will be well treated in Holland; 
favorable action [relative to the prizes] probable; the answer of 
the States General will be transmitted to [Sir Joseph] Yorke; is 



116 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS. 

1779. Dumas, [Charles William Frederick] — Continued. 
Oct. 25. pleased that Jones has received agreeable orders respecting Capt. 

[Peter] Landais; {Dumas continues:) answer ol Jones to deserters 
is much desired; considers it indiscreet to send to [John Dirck, 
Baron] "De Capelle" [Vander Capellen] a copy of Jones's letter 
to [Benjamin] Franklin [of Oct. 3d] containing complaints 
against [Donatien Leray] de Chaumont; Yander Capellen has 
no connection with Dumas as to American affairs; is a good 
republican but of little influence. A. L. S. 2 pp. 4°. 

Such portion of the above calendar as is from the letter of La Vauguyon to 
Dumas is in French. 

1779. Neufville, John de & Son. ilerehiuilx, Anistt'rdcnn. Amsterdam. Let- 
Oct. 28. ter to [Capt.] J[ohn] P[aul] Jones, The Texel. Sent Jones a 

letter by Col. [ ] iloebal; send enclosure recommending 
[Jean?] Parish, a French officer, "a friend to Mr. [John] Ross, 
ours, and the American cause"; he desires appointment as lieu- 
tenanl ; is recommended to them by the "same person who gave 
us Mr [Charles Joseph] Le Comte"; refer to Le Comte for prob- 
able information respecting him; request Jones's promise not to 
punish deserters; would like information as to his departure; 
desire "intelligence of a young Carolina * * * Gentn." 
[John] Meysant [Mayrant]. A. L. S. 1 p. 4°. 

1779. [Jones, John Paul.] Ccqjt., V. S. )ianj. The Texel, [Holland.] Letter 
Oct. 26. to Edward Bancroft, [Passy?, France]. Acknowledges receipt of 

letter of [Oct.] 14th; his friendship for Bancroft; "a very affec- 
tionate letter" received from [Donatien Leray] de Chaumont; 
has received many such lettei's before; de Chaumont exi)ressed 
"most disinterested service" until letter of June 14th; encloses 
copy of same; has not apologizeil for the " Concordat"; Jones is 
informed by "his Excellency" [Benjamin Franklin] that 
de Chaumont " has still a great regard for him " ; this revives all 
his "former Friendship"; encloses letter to de Chaumont for 
Bancroft's opinion; has received a very kind letter from [Maj. 
Gen. Marie Jean Paul Joseph Koche Yves Gilbert du Motier,] 
the Alarquis [de Lafayette] offering his ser\'ices; " in spite of that 
little thing Sir Joseph" [Yorke], the American flag is " heighly 
respected indeed at the Texel"; has received authority from the 
States General and the Prince of Orange [Guillaume Gorges Fred- 
eric, Prince d'Orange] to land prjsoners; has "seen the fiite Jndij 
of this country which I came to Europe to Esi^ouse"; "she is 
really a fine AVoman yet I have .seen also a second sister equally 
a Belle"; Capt. [Peter] Landais is trying to procure certificates 
in favor of his own conduct; Capt. [Richard] Pearson is endeav- 
oring to save his credit by recounting damage done to the Serapis 
by the Alliance; respects to [Germain?, Comte] Garnier and 
[ ] Baudouine. Autograph draft. 2 pp. F°. 
Printed in part: Sherburne, Life nf John Paul Jones, N. Y. 1851, p. U~. 

1779. J[ones], J[ohn] P[aul.] Capt, U. S. navij. The Texel, [Holland.] 
Oct. 26. Letter to [Donatien] Le Ray de Chaumont, fils., [Passy?, France]. 

Apology for not writing sooner; his silence not caused 1)y the 
"little misunderstanding" with his father [Donatien Leray de 
Chaumont] respecting the "Concordat"; has been occupied by 
the " imcertain situation of politics of this country as affecting the 
flag of America ' ' ; fears now remo veil I.) v the unanimous resolution 



CALENDAR OF JOHN PAUL JONES MANUSCKIPTS. 117 

177!l. J[oiies], .1 [oliu] P[aul] — ('iintiiiucil. 
Oct. 26. (if the StatcH Cieneral []ieriiiittinK Jones to land prisoners]; 

oxiiresse.s affection for "all the family of Do Ciiauiiiont"; regrets 
inisuiiderstandint;!'; ]irai«'.-< con<luct n( the " vounjj; volunteer 
[.Tean] Raiitiste Travailler" [Travaille]. Copy. 
1824. Chaumont, [Donatien] Le Ray de, tils. New York. "I certify 
Dec. — . that the original of which the preceding is a cn]iy was duly 
received by nie." A. N. S. '.', jip. 4°. 

I'riiitL'd: Sherburiu'. Lifi' of John Paul Juncif, N. V., 1H51, p. 140. 

1779. Franklin, [Benjanun.] United Sldlcx mhmler jileiiijioti'ntiary to Fmnce. 
Oct. 27. Passy, [France.] Extract of a letter to [Samuel] Cooper, [Bos- 

ton?]. The Black Prince, a little privateer from "Dunker<]ue" 
[Dunkirk], bearing a commission from Congres.s, captured 37 
prizes in less than three months; the "little squadron" of [Capt. 
John Paul] Jones alarmed the British coa.stsand took two frigates 
[the .S'cmy;/.i and Countess of Scnrborouf/hl and 400 prisoners; Jones 
is now in Holland "where he is pretty well received" but has to 
"(juit that neutral country as soon as his damages are repaired"; 
English await his return to France; "Few actions at Sea have 
demonstrated such steady, cool determined bravery", as that of 
Jones in taking the Serapis. Copy. 1 p. 5x8 inches. 

Entire letter printed; Wharton, Iiiji. Corrrs. of the Amcr. Ra., Wash. Lssii, 
III: 39.=.. 

1779. Watkins, J[ohn.] Chaplain, U. S. S. Alliance. [The Texel, Holland.] 
Oct. 27. Letter to [Capt.] John P[aul] Jones, [The Texel]. Was recpiested, 

May last, in presence of John Adams by Capt. [Peter] Landais 
to officiate as chaplain on the Alliance; has no written agreement 
and fears that Cajit. Thomas White, formerly pilot of the Alliance 
and now prizemaster of the Union, will draw his prize money. 
A. L. S. 1 p. 4°. 

1779. Neufville, Jolm de& Son. iterrliants, Amsterdam. Amsterdam. Letter 
Oct. 27. to [Capt.] John Paul Jones, [The Texel, Holland]. Have 

received no answer respecting Jones's proposed treatment of 
deserters; have claimed same; they will be sent down as soon 
as fiossible; desire information respecting receipt of their former 
letters; asked by "a merchant here" to enclose letter and bill; 
[Charles William Frederick] Dumas could give no inforniation 
respecting this bill ; "a most favourable disposition not only of our 
city liutt even of our States" toward the United States s(|uadron 
is in evidence. A. L. S. 1 p. 4°. 

1779. Neufville, .folin de & Son. Merchants, AniMerdam. Amsterdam. Let- 
Oct. 2S. ter to Capt. John Paul Jones, [The Texel, Holland]. [Cliarles 

William Frederick] Dumas left this morning [for the Hague?] ; is 
to .see [Paul Franc^ois de Quelen,] Ducde La " A'auguion " [Vau- 
guyon]; have advanced £50 to [Capt. Peter] "Landaiz" [Lan- 
dais] as ordered by Dumas; he requests a further advance 
informed by Landais that twenty people on the Alliance desire 
their wages; desertion feared if this money is not paid; request 
Jones's decision in the matter. A. L. S. 1 p. 4°. 

1779. Dumas, [Charles William Frederick.] United States secret agent in Uol- 

Oct. 28. land. Amsterdam. Letter to [Capt. John Paul] Jones, The 

Texel, [Holland]. "At the desire of the great .Alan" [Paul 

Francois de Qui'Ien, Due de La Vauguyon?] he hastens to The 



118 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS. 

1779. Dumas, [Charles Williain Frederick.] — Continued. 
Oct. 28. Hague: Jone-s's deserters delivered to [John] de Neufville; has 

guaranteed their pardon by Jones; the Admiralty, by advice, 
and the States of Holland and the States General, by resolution, 
have granted United States men of war the privileges given to 
those of other powers; cautions Jones to avoid "anything that 
could create uneasiness to this republic" ; has shown Jones's let- 
ters to "INIy lady Selkirk &c &c" to a person "in very high 
station * * * et the friendliest dispositions for America" ; 
he "read them with greatest Interest & pleasure". A. L. S. 
2 pp. Ti X 4J inches. 

1779. [Jones, John Paul]. Capt., U. S. navy. The Texel, [Holland.] Let- 
C)et. 28. ter to [Maj. Gen. Marie Jean Paul Joseph Roche Yves Gilbert 

du Motier,] JIarquis de Lafayette, Paris. Acknowledges receipt 
of letter from Havre; values )us friendship; encloses "key" to 
unloi'k the cijiher in former letters; meantime forwards by 
[Edward] Bancroft a "machine to which the present key is 
adapted"; indignant at latest brutalities of British in America; 
[Capt. Peter] Landais ordered to Paris to explain bis conduct; 
desires to answer Lafayette's three "points"; never meant to 
ask reward from France or the United States; will exert his 
utmost abilities "in support of the common Cause"; hopes to 
have a better force: sails from The Texel "in the Course of the 
next month " ; "if properly supported by Sea ' ' thinks force 
mentioned by Lafayette could perform very essential service; 
retracts statement respecting conduct of Capt. [Philippe Nicolas] 
Eicot in engagement between the Bon Homme Richard and the 
Serapvi; will correct the error in his letter to the Minister [of 
Marine, Antoine Raymond Jean Gualbert Gabriel de Sartine] ; 
compares his conduct with that of Capt. [Peter] Landais; his 
opinion respecting Capt. [Denis Nicolas] Cottineau [de Kloguene] ; 
" Glorij" not "the uppermost Sentiment in the breast of any 
Captain under my Command at the time we left L' Orient" ; (re- 
maining part is crossed out;) is of opinion that all "Actors in the 
American War, yourself and Gen. [George] Washington excepted 
* * * have one eye turned on their own Interest" : " By sea I 
have not found a single excei^tion". Autograph draft. 4pp. 4°. 
182.5. Lafayette, [Marie Jean Paul etc.] [Washington, D. C] "I 
Feb. 10. remember to have received such a letter." A. N". S. 

Printed: Sherburne, Life of John Paul Jones, N. Y. 1851, p. 149. 

1779. J[ones], J[ohn] P[aul]. Capt., U. S. nary. The Texel, [Holland.] 
Cict. 28. ■ Letter to Madame Leray de Chaumont, [Passy, France]. Has 

not received an answer to his letter of June 13th from L'Orient; 
has been given pain by the "want of confidence" on the part of 
her husband shown by his imposing upon Jones the "Con- 
cordat"; success has not yet wiped off the dishonor of signing it; 
thinks the idea was not originally de Chaumont's, loves him 
"still with undiminished and grateful affection"; departure 
uncertain; destination is known to [Benjamin] Franklin alone. 
Copy. 2 pp. 4°. 
1824. Chaumont, [Donatien] Le Ray, tils. New York. "I certify 
Dec. — . that the original of the foregoing letter was duly received by my 
mother". A. N. S. 
Printed: Sherburne, Life ufjuliii Paul Jones, X. Y. 1S51, p. 149. 



CALENDAR <>F JOHN TAI'L JONES MANUSCRIPTS. 119 

1779. Cave, Thuiuas. Anieriaiii xfdiiian, " CoinUe.ii (if Scarlioroiigli." [Tlie 
Oct. 29. Texel, Hollaml.] Letter to [C'apt.] .h>Un riiul .Tones, [The 

Texel]. Is "Inclinable If af:reeal)lc" to Jones, to serve under 
him; was prevented by "usage" he received from [.Tonathan 
Williams?] the Continental agent at Nantes from offering his 
services while Jones was at L'Orient; would be grateful f(ir "a 
line from you to the commander of the Snirburouyh for my Re- 
moval". A. L. S. 1 p. 7Jxf>i inches. 

1779. [Jones, .lohu Paul.] C'apt., V. S. nunj. The Ilelder, [Holland.] I.et- 
Oct. 30. ter to "Alex" Scott, [of Thomas Scott & Co?, Loudon]. Ac- 

knowledges receipt of his letter of the 19th inst.; regrets his mis- 
fortunes; provision made for paying demand "many years ago"; 
his "old Friendships not diminished"; offers him his services; 
Jones considers himself "particularly fortunate in never having 
met with the Ships of my former Friends"; encloses papers 
explaining his failure to maintain ojrrespondence since beginning 
of the war; papers will show also why Jones believed his deljts 
paid; has written to [Robert?] Young and [William?] :NrcCall; 
fears that the letters miscarried; ceased his Kuropean correspond- 
ence on outbreak of tlie war; despite dishonorable treatment 
accorded him by [ ] Ferguson, to whom his fortune was 
entrusted, Jones wishes to pay his honest debts; asks that Young 
and McCall write him respecting settlement of his [Jones's] 
affairs; his private funds are small; has received no pay from 
America; will write his friends in Amsterdam and Scott's draft 
will be honored; hopes that they will receive satisfaction from 
Young or McCall meantime so that it will not be necessary to 
draw on Jones. Autograph draft. 3 pp. 4°. 

1779. Williams, J [onathan.] United States commercial agent at Xantes. Passy, 
Oct. 30. [France.] Letter to [Capt.] John Paul Jones, [The Texel, Hol- 

land] . Apologizes for not writing by [Capt. Paul de] Chamillard; 
is "now a married man"; Jones has " l)een reaping Laurels 
* * * and [Williams] has been plucking Roses" ; "my Wife 
will be happy to number you among her Friends" ; will return 
to Nantes from St. Germain to-morrow morning; from thence will 
rite him on matters of business; commiseration on the loss of 
the "Poor Richard" [Bon Homme Kicliard]; all Europe praises 
Jones; sends remembrances to " the Doctor " [Laurence Brooke?] 
and [Matthew] Mease; is glad tho latter is likely to do well. 
A. L. S. 2 pp. 4°. 
Printed in part: Siierburno, Li/e of John Paul Jones, N. Y. 1>S51, p. 327. 

1779. Dumas. [Charles William Frederick.] United States secret agent in Hol- 
Oct. 30. ' c'liid. The Hague. Letter to [Capt. John Paul] Jones, [The 

Texel? Holland]. Encloses letter to Jones [from Paul Francois 
de Quelen, Due de La Vauguyon?] ; has taken a copy for [Benja- 
min] Franklin; hopes he will soon be ready to sail for Dunkirk; 
no pretext for remaining in Holland after the ships have been 
refitted; further delay might cause uneasiness among the Dutch 
officials; English Court already remonstrating because of Dutch 
friendliness to America; "This day ",Sir J[oseph] Y[orke] issued 
a new memorial against the admission of the United States squad- 
ron, stating it is contrary to the "Treaty of Breda"; he still 
insists on the delivery of Jones's prizes; this impossible owing to 
the resolutions taken by the [Dutch] Republic; probable embar- 



120 LIBEARY OF CONGRESS. 

1779. Dumas, [Charles William Frederick] — Continued. 
Oct. 30. rassment to Holland if .Jones delays; a report that the British are 

watching for Jones at The Texel and "Ylie-gate" ; "the great 
Man [Vauguyon] thinlis you can escape them" ; English papers 
state tliat [Admiral] Sir Charles Hardy sailed from Portsmouth 
on the 22d with 37 ships; the French fleet expects to sail from Brest 
about the 25th; reports that [Vice-Admiral, Charles Hector] 
Count d'Estaign arrived off Maryland about Sep. 1st; has copied 
Jones's "very fine Letters to the Countess of Selkirk &c. &c, to M. 
[John Dirck, Baron Van] de Capellen, [Capt. Richard] Pearson 
&c &c" ; originals of same left with [John] de Neufville with 
copy the}' were making of Jones's journal; directions given con- 
cerning same; advises that Jones be more reserved towards "Mr 
De Capelle" [Vander Capellen] ; Dumas's opinion of that gentle- 
man; he told Dumas last summer "till he was now apprized of 
my Agency he had formed a scheme to be chosen by Congress 
their Minister plenipotentiary to his own Country". A. L. S. 
3 pp. 4°. 

The letter mentioned as enclosed i.<^ printed: Wharton, Bip. Carres, of the 
Amor. Rev., Wash. 1889, II: 396. 

1779. "Serapis", Prize Ship, Petty officers of. " /Sfi-apis, Lymg in the Texel 
Oct. 31. Koad", [Holland.] Petition to Capt. John Paul Jones. , List of 

articles desired "without which they cannot appear, with any 
degree of Creditt, to their Commodore or themselves"; "Mr. 
[Thomas] Potter having lost his Hair, is in want of a Wig". 
Ip. 4°. 

1779. [Jones, John Paul.] Capt., U. S. nary. The Texel, [Holland.] Letter 
Kov. 1. to [Charles William Frederick] Dumas, The Hague. Acknowl- 

edges receipt of letter of the 30th; thanks him for advice respect- 
ing his letter [to John Dirck, Baron Vander Capellen]; will sub- 
stitute another; is glad to hear that the [British] fleet is awaiting 
liim; encloses a cartel made with the English Commodore [Capt. 
Richard Pearson]; advantage "of these affairs"; has done noth- 
ing "here" without advice of the Commandant of the Road [Com- 
modore Reimersma]; requests him to thank the "Great Man" 
[Paul Francois de Quelen, Due de La Vauguyon] for his letter; is 
doing all possible to ' ' fulfil his plan ' ' ; difficulties in carrying on 
the work "here"; behavior of "Mr. Le Compte" [Charles 
Joseph Le Comte] ; [John] de Neufville has paid Jones a visit; 
scarcity of water; will proceed as soon as possible. Autograph 
draft. 2 pp. 4°. 

1779. [Jones, John Paul.] Capt, C. S. navy. The Texel, [Holland.] Letter 
Nov. 2. to Alexander Smith, [London]. Acknowledges receipt of his 

letter from " E. India Coffee Hou.se"; Smith's bill has not been 
presented; will jiay it upon demand; never received letters on 
"that Subject"; his friendship not "in anydegree diminished"; 
saw in the "public papers" the safe arrival of [ ] Blanchard; 
would be glad to see his "old Friends " ; if he were not "an old 
Man" would ask "many Questions concerning the fair Ladies"; 
"Miss Drew" is still held in remembrance; since writing the 
above the bill has been presented and payment is ordered. Auto- 
graph draft. 3 pp. 8x6 inches. 



CALENDAR OF JOHX TAIL .fONES MANUSCKU'TS. 121 

1779. [Jones, .li.liu I'mil.] Capt., V. S. iiarii. T1k> Tuxrl, [Holland.] Letter 
Xov. 2. ti) .lulin Bonillield, Bordeaux, [Frame]. .\ekiio\vleilf;e8 recei|it 

(if letter [of Oct. 1st]; is uncertain of liis future de.>;tination; 
thanks liini for his " profered Services"; Sir .I[oseiili] Y[orke] 
is trying to drive Jones hence; [British] ships await him [at the 
gates of tlie Texel]; would write Sir Koliert Finlay hut fears he 
has sailed for America; desires to hear from him as he "esteems 
the ^lan" and is depending on "Certain Advices" he was going 
to obUun for him in Sweden; sends message to "Major" [.John 
Gizzard] F[razer]if he is in Bordeaux; wislus tn l)i- rcmemliered 
to [ ] Berram and "particularly to the Lady with the ]ileas- 
ingFace". Autograph draft, -pp. 4°. 
1779. [Jones, ,Tohn Paul.] C'upt., U. S. nanj. The Te.xel, [Holland.] Letter 
Nov. 3. to .T[ohn] deNeufville& Son, Amsterdam. Acknowledges receipt 

of letter [of Nov. 2d]; is glad to hear of "his" safe return to 
Amsterdam; has discovered a plot formed by [British] prisoners; 
necessary to treat Hiem with the " Strictness and Severity" the 
British "exercise towards American Prisoners"; encloses two 
bills of and letters for Alexander Smith and Thomas Scott & Co.; 
bill of Smith to be paid; directions concerning other papers; dif- 
ficulty in procuring fresh water; cannot console himself with Dr. 
[Benjanun] Franklin's remedy; will send casks for a supply 
of water; iloes not desire his letter to [,Tohn Dirck] Baron [Van- 
derCapellen] forwarded until [Charles William Frederick] Dumas 
gives an opinion concerning it. Autograph draft. 2 pji. 4°. 

1779. [Jones, J(]hn Paul.] Capt., C. S. nai!/. The Texel, [Holland.] Letter 
Nov. 4. to Lieut. [Edward] Stack, [Seraplsf]. Not in Jones's power to 

grant a "dismission from the Service at the desire of any private 
Individual"; reasons therefor; has been satisfied with his "be- 
havior" and considers that Stack " cannot now leavethe Squad- 
ron without dishonor". Autograph draft. 2jip. 7i x 4i| inches. 

1779. [Jones, J.ihn Paul.] Capt., V. 8. nanj. The Texel, [Holland.] Letter 
Nov. r\. to (Jourlade&Moylan, [L'Orient, France]. A<'knowledges receipt 

of letterof [Oct.] l.ith; desires to return to L' Orient; sends thanks 
to [Antoine Jean Marie de] Thevenard, [ ] de La Grandville, 
[ ] Secondat [Baron de Montesquieu?] and the gentlemen who 
aided him when he lay ingloriously idle, and particularly to [ ] 
de (iourlade; appreciates the good opinion of Thevenard; fears 
his plam dealing has lost him the friendship of [Donatien Leray] 
de Chaumont; information respecting the "Concordat"; reasons 
for consenting to same; "from that famous Concordat arose all 
the disunion and insubordination " in the squadron; result of 
same; English are awaiting him [at gates of the Texel]; if he 
escapes them hopes to come as soon a,s jiossible to L' Orient; com- 
pliments to [ ] Montplaisir [de Monplaisir]; [Capt. Denis 
Nicolas] Cottineau [de Kloguene] who was ill, is much better. 
Autograph draft. 3 pp. 4°. 

1779. [Jones, .John Paul.] Cript., V. K nnnj. The Texel, [Holland.] Letter to 

Nov. 5. LJf'hn] fie Neufville & Son, [Amsterdam]. Acknowledges receipt 

of letter [of Nov. 4th]; bad weather has postponed business for 

three days past; encloses shoemaker's account; sends this letter by 

"Mr. Bludget " [Nathan Blodgett], the purser of the Alliance; 



122 LIBRARY OF COjSTtRESS. 

1779. [Jones, John Paul] — Continued. 
Nov. 5. he will give information respecting the articles desired; informa- 

tion respecting window glass and charts; would like to go to 
Amsterdam and " bend the knee to beauty " but pleasure must 
"give way to duty". Autograph draft. 2 pp. 4°. 

1779. [Jones, .John Paul.] CapL, U. S. nacy. The Texel, [Holland.] Letter 
Nov. 5. to [Charles William Frederick] Dumas, [Amsterdam]. Acknowl- 

edges receipt of letter of Nov. 3d; is much obliged to [John] de 
NeufvOle for the invitation, but cannot visit either Amsterdam 
or The Hague at present; will send up the purser [Nathan Blod- 
gett] of the JK/Vmcc to procure the desired articles; weather per- 
mitting, the remaining work can be effected in about five davs; 
I desires that "the Great Man" [Paul Francois de Quelen, Due de 

La Vauguyon] send two cutters here; is convinced that Capt. 
[Richard] Pearson has received no authority from Sir Jose])h 
York[e]; considered that Pearson's power was equal to his own 
or he would not have made the convention with him; explana- 
tions respecting the convention; permission given to Jones by 
"Capt." [ ] Reimersma on the part of the States General to 
land i^risoners; jirivileges granted respecting same; is free to 
embark them when he so desires; it his " wishes succeed it will 
afford America matter tor Exultation"; advantage in having had 
possession of a fort on The Texel; encloses letter from Capt. 
[Denis Nicolas] Cottineau [de Kloguene]. Autograph liraft. 
. 3 pp. 4°. 

Printed (except postscript): Sherburne, Life of John Paul Jones, N. Y. 18.51, 
p. 161. 

1779. [Jones, John Paul.] Capt., U. S. iiav;!. The Texel, [Holland.] Certifl- 
Nov. 15. cate respecting John Jackson. Jackson is a pilot from Hull [Eng- 

land]; came on board the Bon Homme Hichard from that place; 
Jones had no opportunity to set him free liefore the action with 
the ,-:)erapis; his companion left in the pilot boat; Jackson lost an 
arm in the action; Jones has promised him a pension; reasons for 
so doing. Autograph draft. 1 p. F°. Also contemporarv copv. 
2 pp. 4°. 

1779. [Jones, John Paul.] Capt., U. S. navi/. The Texel, [Holland.] Order 
Nov. 15. to [.-Jacob] "Hoogland", Postmaster at the Helder. Directs him 

to pay 100 ducats to "John Jackson, Pilot of Hull, England" 
for wages for service on the Bon Homme Richard and "Smart 
Money" for the loss of his arm in the action with the Serapi.t; 
sum is to be charged by J[ohn] de Neufville & Son to the general 
account of the squadron under Jones's connnand. Autograph 
draft. 1 p. 8 X 6J inches. 

1779. Scott, Thomas. Merchant, London.. London. Letter to [Capt.] John 
Nov. 19. Paul Jones, [The Texel, Holland]. Has received his letter of 

Oct. 30th; [ ] Ferguson, [Robert] Young and [William] Mc- 
Call have used Jones badly; has been jnisused himself by the 
same parties; Jones should vindicate himself in the press; should 
publish letter to Stewart Macvey [Mawey?]; regards Jones even 
more highly than formerly; is mostsincere in hi.3 friendship; has 
drawn on him for £225 5s. 5d. in favor of [William] Armstrong. 
L. S. 2 pp. F». 

The following affidavits of Tho. & ,Iohn Scott, Tohias Atliinson, Johu Mitchell 
&. Abraliam Ogier are enclosed. 



CALKNDAK <)K .loHN PAUL JONES MANUSCRII'TS. 123 

1770. Scott, Till iiuuH ami Scott, Jdliii. Mirrli<nifn, JmikIdu. London. Aliidavit 
Nov. Ul. to trutli of Thomas Scott's account against John Paul Jone.s. 

Account amounts to £225 5s. od. ; Scott has endeavored to collect 
from Robert Young and William IMcCall; former denied having 
projierty of Jonea and is now in the West Indies; latter is in 
hiding; John Scott testifies to truth of above. I). S. "Sworn at 
Guildhall * * * Before me ThoSainsbury." 
Atkinson, Tobias. Nolarij Public, London. Certificate to signa- 
ture of Sainsbury and that latter is an alderman and Justice of 
the Peace of London. I). S. (Seal.) 

Ogier, Abraham and Mitchell, John & Co. Notaries Public, 
Lo)iil(i)i. London. Certificate that Tobias Atkinson is a notary 
public and worthy of confidence. D. S. 3 pp. F". 
Enclosed in Scott, Thomiis. Letter to John Paul .Tones, 1779, Nov. 19. 

1779. Walsh-Serrant, [Francois Jacques,] Comte de. Col., Iri.sJi rcijimrnt of 
Nov. 25. marine miilkrij, French armi/. Paris. Letter to [Edward] Stack, 

[The Texel?, Holland]. Has received orders from the [French] 
Court for the embarkation of the second liattalion of his regiment 
for the Antilles; impossible for him to remain with [Capt. John] 
Paul Jones; hopes this order for his immediate return to his regi- 
ment will reach him through [Paul Francois de Qu^len,] Due de 
LaVauguyon; he has the thanks of the King [Louis XVI] forhia 
brave conduct while with Jones. Contemporary copy. 2 pp. 4°. 
In French. In Jones: E.xtrait du Journal. 17Sli, .Inn. 1. p. 177. 

1779. Jones, [John] Paul. Copt., U. S. S. "Alliance." The Texel, [Holland.] 
Nov. 29. Letter to [John Dirck] Baron Vander Capellen, Amsterdam. 

Has lost or mislai<l his second letter but remembers the questions 
asked; replies (1) that he never was under obligation to [Dunbar 
Hamilton Douglas, 4th Earl of] Selkirk; (2) that Selkirk's first 
letter to Jones was returned to him by the British Ministry and 
Jones has since learned that Lord Selkirk would accept his plate 
if it came from any public body but ncjt if from his own private 
generosity; (3) that he has no commission from France but only 
one from the Congress of the Ignited States; is obliged for the 
offer to publish his letter [to the Countess of Selkirk] but cannot 
publish a letter to a lady "without asking and obt;iining the 
lady's consent"; regrets that his rough journal has been printed 
"and that too under the disadvantage of a translation"; has 
received his information as to Selkirk's position from [William] 
Alexander, an acquaintance of [Benjamin] Franklin. Contem- 
porary copy. 4 pp. 4°. 
In Jones: Extrait du Journal, 17S<J. Jan. 1. p. li'>5, 

1779. La Vauguyon, [Paul Fran(,'ois de Quelen,] Due de. French amha.<<mdor 
Dec. 2. h, nnUiiii'l. "La Haye", [The Hague, Holland.] Letter [to 

Capt. John Paul Jones, The Texel, Holland]. Has received his 
letter and is much moved by its contents; is personally disposed 
to do him any favor and believes the King of France wishes the 
same; is pleased that their jirevious relations have been happy 
and will gladly serve him in the matter mentioned [controversy 
with Landais?']. Contemporary copy. 1 p. 8i x 6i inches. 
In French. 



124 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS. 

1779. Cottineau [de Kloguene,] D[enis Xicolas.] CapL, U. S. S. "Pallas." 
Dec. 2. Serapis, [The Texel, Holland.] Letter to [Capt. John Paul] 

Jones, [The Texel]. Has been too busy to see him; [Capt. 
Paul] de Chamillard was to give him "compliments"; "Mr. 
L'ambassadeur" [Paul Francois de Qu^len, Duo de La Yauguyon] 
wishes prisoners from the Serapis and the Countess of Scarborough 
sent on shore; Cottineau will send those he has; desires that the 
sword of Capt. [Richard] Pearson be returned and also that of 
his officer [Lieut. William Wheatley]. A. L. S. 1 p. 8 x 6i 
inches. 

Tn French. 

1779. Neufville, John de & Son. Merchants, Amsterdam. Amsterdam. Letter 
Dec. 2. to [Capt.] J[ohn] P[aul] Jones, [The Texel]. Have received 

enclosed letters [Scott, Thomas to Jones, Nov. 19, 23, 1779?] 
with bill of exchange for £225 5s. od.; immediate payment seems 
to lie desired; await orders before payment and charging same to 
[Donatien] Leray de Chaumont on Jones's account. A. L. S. 

1 p. 4°. 

1779. Bondfield, John. Merchanf, Bordeau.v. Bordeaux, [France.] Letter to 
Dec. 3. [Capt.] J[ohn] P[aul] Jones, [The Texel]. Has received his 

letter of Nov. 2d; has shipped him ten cases of claret; should he 
have left Amsterdam, Chevalier [Sir CTeorge] C-rrand is to receive 
it for himself or sell it for [Bondfield' s] account; has noticed the 
attitude of [Sir Joseph] Yorke but considers that the States Gen- 
eral will not be moved; has had difficulty with [Donatien] Leray 
<le Chaumont who refuses to pay for cannon purchased of [ ] 
Bory and forwarded to Jones; Quebec fleet daily expected in 
England; ships are very rich but few in number. A. L. S. 

2 pp. 4°. 

1779. [Jones, John Paul.] Capt., U. S. S. "Alliance." The Texel, [Hoi- 
Dec. 3. land.] Letter to Thomas Scott, [London]. Has received his 
letters of Nov. 19th and 23d; information regarding R[obert] 
Y[oung] and W[illiam] McCall ".\ltogether xew & surpris- 
ing"; this knowledge has induced him to give orders that Scott's 
bill be "immediately paid" ; reflections on the conduct of Young 
and McCall; reviews his own course during the war; thanks him 
for ' ' wishing to remove the prejudices which Britons have imbibed 
against me"; cannot bring himself "to answer or refute the low- 
invectives that so constantly appear in the English papers"; 
thinks it inexpedient to write to j\I[cCall?] ; does not care to cor- 
respond with a man whom he cannot esteem. Autograph draft. 
4 pp. 8 X 6i inches. 

1779. [Jones, John Paul.] Capt., U. S. S. "Alliance." The Texel, [Holland.] 
Dec. 3. Letter to Alexander Park, Amsterdam. Has received his letter 

of Dec. 2d; the "Boy named Brown, belonging to Hull [Eng- 
land] * * * is well and will lie kindly treated"; he is on the 
Pallas; inquiries [as to his release] should be addressed to Capt. 
D[enis] Nicolas Cottineau [de Kloguene]. Autograph draft. Ip. 
81 X 6J inches. 



CALENDAK OF JOHN PAUL JONES MANUSCRH'TS. 125 

1779. [Jones, John Paul.] Capt., U. S. S."AII!nnr,:" The Text-l, [Ilolhiiid.] 
Doc ;i. LettertoJ[ohn]deXeufvilleitSoii, [AiiistonUim]. Has ivivivo.l 

letter of Dec. 2d; encloses Thomas Scott's liUl of exchaniie for 
£225 5s. 5d.; if former hill for same anmunt drawn hy Scott is 
not in hands of [William] Armstrong liegs that this he jiaid; 
otherwise wishes first hill paid; encloses letter [of Dec. 3d] to 
Scott for, de Neufville's perusal, .\utosraph draft. 1 p. S x (ii 
inches. 

1779. [Jones, John I'aul.] Cnpl.. V. S. S. "AlUcmce." The Texel, [Holland.] 
Dec. 4. Letter to Capt. John tireen, Nantes, France. Aeknowledge.s 

receipt of letter of [Nov.] 18th; was much concerneil at news 
of Green's capture; if arrangements of forces under his com- 
mand would admit, Jones would be glad to have Green si-rve 
with him; Capt. [Gustavus] "Cunningham" [Conyngham] "now 
sits by my side at liln'i-ti/" ; hopes to see Green soon; wi-hrs 
to be remembered to all friends at Nantes. Autograph clraft. 
Addressed in care of John Ross. 2 pp. 8 x 6J inches. 

1779. [Jones, Jolm Paul.] Capt., V. S. S. ''AllUiiice." The Texel, [Holland.] 
Dec. 4. Letter to [ ] de Balgurie, "agent du Roi de Swede * * * 

a Amsterdam". Acknowledges receijit of his letter of Nov. 2-5th 
and ' ' one of a former date " ; has forwarded the ' ' memorial from 
the Swedish Envoy at the Hague " to Capt. [Denis Nicolas] Cot- 
tineau [de Kloguene] who commands the Seraph; men claimed 
by Sweden were not taken in a merchant ship "but in a Ship 
CoinmiKsioned ii- Armed for War agaimt my Country"; this wouM 
justify their being held as prisoners of war; notwithstanding these 
facts Jones has treated them "as free men" ; has accepted "their 
voluntary Engagement " to serve in his squadron for six months; 
will not oppose giving up that agreement if Cottineau consents. 
Autograph draft. 2 pp. 8 x CA inches. 

1779. Brooke, Laurence. Surgeon, V. S. navy. The Texel, [Holland.] Letter 
Dee. 4. [to Capt. John Paul Jones, The Texel]. The Bon Homme Rich- 

ard being lost, does not consider himself bound to serve longer 
under Jones; agreed to serve on the Richard only; his "health 
requires attention impossible to be given it" on board a ship; is 
determined " never more to serve as Surgeon in the Navy unlgss 
compelled by the utmo.st necessity" ; requests that he be allowed 
to leave "by the first convenient opportunity"; good wishes for 
the future success of Jones. A. L. S. 2 pp. F". 

1779. [Jones, John Paul.] Capt., V. S. S. " Alliance." The Texel, [Holland.] 
Dec. 4. Letter to Laurence Brooke, The Texel. Acknowle<lges receipt of 

letter of this date; the difference in tone since the removal of offi- 
cers and men from the Serapis to the Alliance is surprising; at 
Nantes, Brooke "did not desire to have the Rules of the Service 
subverted to suit private views"; even if desired, Jones "had 
neither power nor inclination to have made such an agreement"; 
as both parties agreed respecting Brooke's entrance into the serv- 
ice both must agree to his leaving it; discusses Brooke's reasons 
for leaving; considers them very unsatisfactory. Autograph 
draft. 2 pp. 8 x 6-i inches. 



126 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS. 

1779. Brooke, Laurence. Surgeon, F. S. nary. The Texel, [Holland.] Letter 
Deo. 4. [to Capt. John Paul Jones, The Texel]. Acknowledges receipt 

of letter in reply to his of "this morning"; it "is diffusive in 
matter, but affords no satisfaction" ; "ajipears to have l)een studi- 
ously framed to evade my purjmse " ; desires an "immediateanswer" 
to his question whether or not Jones "will give orders to the 
Commanding Officer upon deck, to uffer me to quit this ship with 
my baggage, by the first opportunity"; if Jones is to "remain a 
servant and virtuous 'Citizin' of the free States 'of America'" 
hopes he will never " by an undue exercise of power * * * 
give any of their Subjects cause for Complaint." A. L. S. 
2 pp. 4°. 

1779. Neufville, John de & Son. ikrcha-nts, Amsterdam. Amsterdam. Letter 
Dec. 6. to [Capt.] J[ohn] P[aul] Jones, The Texel. Have acquainted 

him with letter received from [John] Parish; latter has been 
applied to b}' the Danish Court to restore the jirize ships [ Union 
and Betsey'] at [Bergen,] Norway [to the British]; desires Jones's 
opinion regarding the matter; Jones has been much complimented 
by [John Dirck,] the Baron [Vander Capellen]; [ ] Craig has 
returned from Paris but brings no news; no information from 
other sources. A. L. S. ? pp. 4°. 

1779. Neufville, John de & Son. Merchants, Amsterdam. Amsterdam. Letter 
Dec. 7. to [Capt.] John Paul Jones, The Texel. In accordance with his 

letter of Dec. 3d will pay bill of [Thomas] Scott; this paid, the 
bill in hands of [William] Armstrong will be void; has shown 
Jones's letter to [ ] "Schof'to a friend; John Paris desires 
to know Jones's wishes regarding the treatment to be accorded 
Capt. Peter Cooper; [ ] Craig reports that Landay [Capt. 
Peter Landais] has been tried before [Benjamin] Franklin and 
^ that the latter will send the evidence to Congress; [John Dirck,] 

the Baron [Vander Capellen] denies giving out a copy of Jones's 
"jornals." A. L. S. 2 pp. 4°. 

1779. [Jones, John Paul.] Capt., U. S. ,S'. ''Alliance." The Texel, [Hol- 

J>ee. 7. land.] Certificate to the ability of [Lt. Col. Antoine Felix] de 

Wibert [Wybert]. Summarizes his conduct during the cruise of 

the Bon Romme Bichard. Autograph draft. 1 p. 8Jx6J inches. 

1779. [Jones, John Paul.] Capt. , V. S. S." Alliance." The Texel, [LloUand.] 
Dec. 7. Letter to J[ohn] de Neufville & Son, [Amsterdam]. Introduces 

[Lt. Col. Antoine Felix] de Wibert [Wyl)?rt] by request; has 
suffered much as a j.risoner; served gallantly under Jones; wishes 
to return to the United States via St. Eustatia; [Charles William 
Frederick] Dumas will furnish letters aiding Wybert from there; 
expense to be arranged wdth Dumas or B[enjamin] Franklin "on 
account of the United States. ' ' Autograph draft. 8J x (i J inches. 

1779. [Jones, John PauL] Capt., U. S. S. "Alliance." The Trexel, [Holland.] 
Dec. 7. Letter to [Samuel Huntington] President of the Continental Con- 

gress, [Philadelphia]. Hopes that his conduct in Europe has 
shown "to the Satisfaction of Congress that I have never been 
l^nmindful of my Duty " ; outlines his service in the United States 
navy; engagement between the .4(f)rrf and the Glasgow; cruise as 
connnander of the Providence and the Alfred; appointed by "Com- 
modore" [Esek] Hopkins to command the Pcoyidence vice Capt. 



CALENDAR OF JOHN I'AUL JONES MANUSCRIPTS. 127 

1779. [Jones, Jolm I'aul] — C'ontiimeil. 

Deo. 7. [Jiiliii] Hazard; left tlie .IZ/Vfrf in fjood condition for Capt. [Dud- 

ley] Salstonstall; informed by [Jo.sej)!]] Ilewes that lie had been 
})ronuited to rank of captain and appointccl to the II<iiiqiih-n; pre- 
ferred the Proridenci' ; service on that vessel; soldiers loaned l)y 
Gen. [tieorge] Wasliinjiton; acted as convoy while the Cercbnx 
and other vessels cruised around Block Island; convoyed vessels 
willi inal from Boston to I'hiladel]ihia about the time [Kear- 
Adniiral Richard, Viscount] Howe arrivi'd at Sandy Hook; 
encounters with the Solebay and the Milford; deserted by Cajit. 
[Hoysted] Hacker; record made by the Alfred alone; captured 
transports that were under convoy of the F/oni; encumbered with 
the ilcUixli was una1)le to take more than five prizes; Lieut. [Rob- 
ert] Saunders [Sanders] witli one of the Alfred's jirizes captured 
by the Milford; in Feliruary, 1777 Jones was appointed by Con- 
gress to the command of a scjuach'on consisting of the Alfred, 
Coliimlnif!, Cabot, Ildriipden and Prorideiicr; differences with 
"Connnodore" Hopkins and Capt. [Elisha] Hinman; went to 
Philadelphia to consult Congress; surprised to find liiiii.self 
"superseded by thirteen men, not one of whom did, (and per- 
haps some of them durst not) take the Sea against the British 
Flag at the first"; told by President [John] "Hancok" that 
the new arrangement "had been the effect only of a multijtlicity 
of Business"; was assured that no naval officer stoodhigher witli 
Congress than he; prepared plans for regulation and equipment 
fif the navy [Apr. 7, 1777]; on ilay 9th was ordered to proceed 
to France on the Ampliilrite; difficulties prevented; finally went 
to Europe as commander of the Raixjcr carrying despatches giving 
history of the campaign of [Lt. Gen. John] Burgoyne; cliaaed 
the Invincible on the Avay; European cruise of the Ranger; plans 
formed for further service after leaving the Ranger; Minister of 
Marine [Antoine Raymond Jean Gnalbert Gabriel de Sartiiie] 
promised Jones command of the Indien; part to have been taken 1 ly 
[Charles Henri Nicolas Othon,] Prince de Nassau [-Siegen] and 
[Maj. Gen. Marie Jean Paul Joseph Roche Yves Gilbert du 
Motier,] Marquis de Lafayette; obtained from France the first 
salute to the United States flag; failure of plans; hopes to appear 
before Congress shortly and to be employed under its "immediate 
direction." Autograph draft. Ui pp. 8 x ti.! inches. 

1779. Park, Alexander. Amsterdam. Letter to Capt. [John] Paul Jones, 
Dec. 11. [The Texel, Holland]. J[ohn] de Xeufville & Son have f - 

warded him Jones's letter of Dec. 3d; has written Cajit. D[enis] 
"Nicholas" Cottinean [de Klognene] of his plans and can tmly 
"await the events"; "Thy Interest with Capt. Cottineau may be 
of service if agreeable." A. L. S. 1 p. 4°. 

1779. Montbarey, [Alexander Marie L^norde Saint Mauris,] Prince de. Min- 
Dec. 12. isler of War of France. Versailles, [France.] Letter to Lieut. 

Edward Stack, [The Texel, Holland]. Has rendered to the King 
[Louis XVI of France] an account of his conduct while serving 
under "Commodore" [Capt. John] Paul Jones; m consideration 
of this conduct the King has granted him a captain's commiss on 
"en conservant votre Lieutenance" and a bounty of 400 livres. 
Contemporary copy. 2 pp. 4°. 
Ill French. In Tone.s; E.xtrait du .Tiiiiniiil.lTsr.. .Tan. 1. jt. 178. 



128 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS. 

1779. Meijer, J . Offif-rr, Sirrdish Minj. Dunkerque, [Dunkirk, France.] 

Deo. 1.3. Letter to [Capt. John] Paul Jones, [The Texel, Holland]. la 

pleased to learn of arrival of Jones at the Texel; hopes he will 
}-et come to Sweden; on his appearance "| of the people will 
come to meet" him; thanks Jones for advice regarding sending 
his " procui-ation " to [ ] Rion to secure "my share of the 

Prizes that we made together" but has not seen a farthing of the 
money due him; is ready to go to sea with the Prince Sonhri.fe; 
desires further advice; letters may he sent him in care of Thev- 
enet le Cadet; Cadet is a broker of Dunkirk who would be glad 
to serve Jones at any time. A. L. S. 3 pp. 4°. 

1779. Jones, John P[aul.] OipL, U. S. S. "Alliance" . The Texel, [Holland.] 
Dec. 13. Letter to [Paul Francois de Quelen,] Due ile La Vauguyon, The 

Hague. Thanks him for the offer of the command of a "letter 
of marque" in the French service; does not desire the position; 
prisoners will be delivered as directed b}' [Benjamin Franklin] 
the American ambassador; is pained that the French Ministry 
should wish to transfer United States naval officers to privateer 
service; the rank held by them in the regular service is deserved. 
Contemporary copy. 3 pp. 4°. 

Printed with variations: Sherburne, Lifr of John Paid Jones, X. Y. ls:?o, p. 
•I'l: N. Y. ISol, p. 376. 

1779. Jones, John P[auL] Cupi., V. S. S. "Alliance" . The Texel, [Holland.] 
Dec. 13. Letter to [Charles William Frederick] Dumas, The Hague. Has 

received his undated letter from Amsterdam; encloses a letter to 
[Benjamin] Franklin and a copy of letter to [Paul Franyois de 
Quelen,] Due de La V[auguyon]; wishes an opinion on both; an 
extraordinary occasion produced them and the proposition [to 
take command of a privateer] astonisheil him greatly. A. L. S. 
1 p. F». 
Printed: Wharton. Itip. Corirs. o/thr Amcr. J?er..\A'ash. 1SS9, III: 421. 

1779. [Jones, John Paul.] Capt., U. S. S. "Alliance". The Texel, [Holland.] 
I>ec. 13. Letter to J[ohn] de Xeufville & Son, Amsterdam. Ericlosed 

letter from Capt. [Gustavus] Conyngham is for "a young Ameri- 
can now escaped from English Barbarity"; he is from Philadel- 
phia and wishes to enlist under Jones; requests that he be given 
a small sum of money; thinks [Benjamin] Franklin will allow 
same to be charged to the United States; encloses list of supplies 
"absolutely necessary"; has received a second letter from Alex- 
ander Park; hopes Capt. [Denis Xicolas] Cottineau [de Kloguene] 
will deal justly by him; if Capt. Conyngham's negro boy comes 
to him requests that he send the boy to [James] IMoylan at 
L'Orient; may rely on arrangements made with [Charles William 
Frederick] Dumas. Autograph draft. 3 pp. S x 6J inches. 

1779. Dumas, [Charles William Frederick.] f'nited States .vcret agent in Holland. 
Dec. 13. Amsterdam. Letter to [Capt. John Paul] Jones, The Texel. 

Jones has probably received his letter of Dec. 12th; has forwarded 
lists [of articles desired] to [John] de Neufville&Son; it will be 
best to send as much as possiljle to Jones at the Texel; as he is 
to remain there Imt a short time, other articles can be forwarded 
to some French port; friends of America are hoping that Jones 
will sail soon, and by himself; wishes to be remembered to 
[Capt. Gustavus] Conyngham, [Lt. Col. Antoine Felix] AVybert, 



CALENDAR OF JOHN PAUL .IdXKS MAMSCRIPTS. 129 

17711. Dumas, [C'harlfs William Fivilerit-k.] — C'oiitimieil. 
Dec. l.j. [Arnohl] Wimlship [Winship], [Xatlian] BUKlgwl [Bloilgett] and 

[Laurence] Brooke; hopes Jones will soon be reconciled with 
Brooke. A. L. S. 1 p. 4°. 
Ill Froncli. 

17711. Dumas, [Charles William Frederick.] Vniled Slaten secret (n/fnt in llnllan'l. 
Dec. 14. Amsterdam. Letter to [Capt.] John PaulJones, The Texel, "aux 

soines de 'Six. Hoogland Mre. de Poste an Heliier". Jones slio\dd 
have received already his lettei's of Dec. 12th and 13th; this letter 
is to accompany one from [John] de Neufville &. Son; they will 
inform him just what they can do regarding furnishing him with 
goods mentioned in his list; Jones should sail as soon as possible; 
is to retain the Dutch pilot whom he has had since Xov. 23d; 
once outside of the harbor is not to pay this pilot but to give him 
an order on [Jacob] Hoogland; "the reason for this is that cer- 
tain stanijied paper has been prepared" and Hoogland desires 
him to sign it; use can be made of the paper later; Jones's cipher 
[letters] will come to [Edward] Bancroft; Dumas is al)i>ut to 
leave for The Hague to prepare despatches for Philadelphia. 
A. L. S. 2 pp. 4°. 

In French. 

1779. Treglohn, Philip. Seaman, I'.S.iianj. Amsterdam. Letter to [Capt.] 
Dec. 14. John Paul Jones, The Texel. Wishes a little money to enable 

him to come on board Jones's ship; was with Capt. [Nicholas] 
Biddle on the Randolph from Dec. 7, 1776 " untie She Blue u])" 
[Mar. 7, 1778]; was at that time on a prize; was captured in May; 
[Capt. Moses?] Grinnell is acquainted with him; letter for him 
should be addressed in care of Henry Du Bois, Wormocs street, 
Amsterdam. A. L. S. 2 pp. 4°. 

1779. Neufville, John de & Son. Mercliants, Amsterdam. Amsterdam. Letter 
Dec. 14. to Capt. John Paul Jones, The Texel. Have received from 

[Charles William Frederick] Dumas his list of goods necessary 
for the Alliance; owing to uncertainty of Jones's future do not 
know where to send goods; consider it best that they be held at 
Amsterdam, as belonging to the Alliance, and delivered at some 
future time; Dumas agrees with this view; hope it is satisfactory 
to Jones. A. L. S. 1 p. 4^. 

1779. [Jones, John Paul.] Capl. U. S. S. "Alliance" . The Texel?, [Holland.] 

Dec. 15. Letter to John Ross, Nantes, [France]. Has received his letter 

[of Oct. 16th?] from Rotterdam; is uncertain regarding his future 

course; thinks he will sail for America shortly; would be plea.sed 

to have Ross accompany him; sin<'e his letter of Dec. 7th to the 

Continental Congress "the Great R " [Paul Francois de 

(iuelen. Due de La Vauguyon?] has sent him a most impudent 
proposal [to assume command of a privateer]; has "rejected it 
with proper Disdain"; has directed [Jonathan] Williams to show 
Ross Jones's letter of this date to Williams. Autograph draft. 
2 pp. 4°. " . 

1779. [Jones, John Paul.] Capt., ('. S. S. "Alliance". [The Texel, Holland.] 

Dec. 15. Letter to Gourlade & Moylan, L'Orient, [France]. Has received 

their letter of Nov. 19th; the friendship of people at L'Orient 

more sincere "than the professions of a Court to which I have so 

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130 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS. 

1779. [Jones, John Paul]— Continued. 
Dec. 1.5. long been a Dupe"; is again master of himself; jjities "the late 

situation of [Donatien] Leray de Chaumont " ; the latter probably 
had orders to impose the "Dirty Concordat" upon Jones; 
"always loved the Heart of De Chaumont tho not well satisfied 
with his Head"; is grateful for their letter to [ ] le Maitre 
but does not expect to visit Amsterdam; has received a kind 
letter from "[ ] Morice, Capt. of the Orandville" ; "his 
behavior does him honor"; "Capt. [Gustavus] Conyngham and 
myself hope to see you shortly." Autograph draft. 8 x BJ 
inches. 

1779. [Jones, John Paul.] Capt., U. S. S. "Aniance". The Texel, [Holland.] 
Dec. 15. Letter to Jonathan "Williams, Xantes, [France]. Has received 

his letter of November 26th and an earlier one dated from Marley, 
[France] ; thanks him for good wishes expressed l;iy IMrs. Williams; 
wrote him a short letter while on the Serapi.<<; supposes that Wil- 
liams has heard how the Court [of France] has insulted him [Jones] ; 
has wished to ' ' overlay the Commission of the United States by a 
Dirty piece of Parchment" ; "They are not rich enough to Buy 
' the Pirate Paul J ones ' " ; Williams does him ' ' pleasure by giving 
hopes of restoring the Plate to the lovely Countess" [of Selkirk] ; 
will w-rite her when the plate is "in the hands of a friend"; 
[James] !Moylan does not mention its arrival at L' Orient in his 
letter of the 19th; wishes this letter shown to [John] Ross; [Capt. 
Gustavus] Conyngham and himself hope td see Williams soon. 
Autograph draft. 3 pp. 85 x 6i inches. 

1779. Neufville, John de & Son. Merchautg, Aimtenlain. Amsterdam. Letter 
Dec. 15. to [Capt.] J[ohn] Paul Jones, The Texel. [Charles William 

Frederick] Dumas is gone to The Hague; " the Ladie Pilotes are 
afraid you will carry their husbands off " ; have requested [Jacob] 
Hoogland "to remedy this" ; send copy of an extract of a letter 
of Dec. 4th received from Xantes by [John] Boss; it expresses 
hostility to Jones; John Jay and [William] Carmichael daily 
expected in France; former goes to Spain as minister; latter is to 
be secretary of embassy in Spain or France; no news of importance 
from America; [Vice-Admiral Charles Hector, Comte] d'Estaign 
is supposed to lie in Georgia. A. L. S. 2 pp. 4°. 

1779. O'Connell, [Maurice.] Capt., V. S. vmrinet!. Rotterdam, [Holland.] 
Dec. 17. Letter to [Capt. John Paul] Jones, The Texel. Regrets that he 

could not have seen Jones before leaving the Helder; considered 
himself too old to be under [Capt. Paul de] Chamillard's 
orders; if he had been embarked with Jones, would not have 
left; has been taken for "the brave Paul Jones" in manj' places; 
as a result has been highly complimented; will rejoin him if 
needed; letters should be addressed to him in care of "Marquis 
De Brancas" [Louis Marie Bufile Brancas, ^Marquis de Laura- 
guais?]; wishes Jones would write a line to [Benjamin] Franklin 
in his behalf. A. L. S. 2 pp. F". Endorsed: "From Captain 
O'Connally * * * " 
Printed; Sherburne, Life of John PaulJont^, Wa.sh., 1825, p. 347. 



CALENDAR OF JOHN PAT'L .TONES Af ANr^iPRIPTS. 131 

1779. [Jones, .Tulin raul.] '\)i,l., U. S. S. •'AllUuicc''. [The Tcxcl, Ilollaml.] 
Dec. 17. Letter to the Chevalier lie IJnoiicourt, [The Texel?]. Sends him 

a letter received from [Vice-] Admiral [!'. H. Keynst]; wishes it 
returned to him i)y hearer. .\iitof;raph draft. 1 p. 4°. 
In French. 

For letter mentioned, reply of Jones and letter of I,inoneoiirt to .Tone>', .See: 
Wharton, IHji. Corns. n/lliiAiiiir. R<:r.. Wash.. IshU, III: 4:iO-:!I. 

177il. Filkin, Richard. Miilsliljmuiii, TSrllixh iiarii. " < hiiiitt:ix" [oi Scrirhormigh, 
Dec. 17. The Texel.] Letter to [Capt.] John Paul .Tones, The Texel. 

Prisoners are now being exchanged; wi.shes to remind .Tones that 
on board the I'allax lie promised to return him his sword: is 
informed that this ha.s been done in the case of Capt. [liichard] 
Pearson. A. L. .'^. 1 p. F". 

177il. Neufville, .Tolin de it S.ju. ifin-hantu, AinMerd'im. .Uiisterdam. Letter 
Pec. 17. to [Capt.] J[ohn] P[aul] Jones, [The Texel]. Have received no 

news from the French Ambassa<lor [Paul Francois de Quelen, 
Due de La Vauguyon], from the Consul at the Ilelder [Chevalier 
de Linoneourf.'] nor from [Charles "William Frederick] Dumas 
regariliiig further measures [to be taken by the French Court]; 
have heard that the Alli'inci' has hoisted French colors and an 
exchange of prisoners is probable; Capt. [Richard] Pear.son has 
gone to Tlie Hague for thi.s purpose; hopes all will end well; Dr. 
[Benjamin] Franklin advises patience; sad doings at The Ila'^ue 
are proVjable. A. L. S. 1 ]). 4°. 

177!). Neufville, John de & Son. MerrlKiiils, Amslii'liiiii. Amstenlam. Letter 
Dec. 17. to [Capt.] J[ohn] P[aul] Jones, The Texel. Have received his 

letter of Dec. 1.3th; were glad to " assist the young American " ; 
will mention the matter to [Benjamin] Franklin at first writing; 
will send a lighter "tomorrow" with a large part of the goods 
ordered [for the Alliance]; will send remaining goods to L'Orient 
in care of [James] ^loylan; if negro boy Ijelonging to [Capt. 
Gustavus] Conyngham arrives from Dunkirk in season will for- 
ward him with the goods. A. L. S. 1 p. 4°. 

1779. [Jones, John Paul.] Capt., U. S. S. "Alliance." The Texel, [Holland.] 
Feb. [Dec?] 17. Letter to [Charles William Frederick] Duma.s, The Hague. 
Acknowledges "sundry favors from Amsterdam"; his advice is 
welcome; has written to J[ohn] de Xeufville & Son and hopes 
for "« more sure method in the arrangement of accounts". Auto- 
graph draft. 1 p. 8 x 6J inches. 

Printed, except la.st sentence: Wharton, Dip. Cnrre.i'. n/tfie Amfr. Rev., Wash., 
lf«9, III: 431: Sparks, Dip. Carres. Ac. Boston, 1829-30. IX: 403. 

1779. [Jones, .Tohn Paul.] Cajd., U. S. S. "Alliance". The Texel, [Holland.] 
Dec. 17. Letter to J[ohn] de Xeufville & Son, [Amsterdam]. Acknowl- 

edges receipt of letters of Dec. 14th and 1.5th; is pleased with their 
good opinion and that of [John] Ross; wishes as many as possible 
of the goods forthe Alliance sent to The Texel at once; remainder 
to he forwarded to L'Orient in care of James Movlan; destitute 
condition of ship; wishes three ducats advanced to Baptiste 
(irange who is to serve as armourer; same to be charged to the 
LTnited States; thinks his pilot will remain on board without 
compulsion; has permission from [Vice-] Admiral [P. H. Reynst] 
to retain him. Autograph draft. 2 pji. 4°. 



132 LIBEAEY OF COIfGRESS. 

1779. Neufville, John de & Son. MercJiauts, Anisteri-hrm. Amsterdam. Letter 
Dec. IS. to [Capt.] J[ohn] P[au]] Jones, The Texel. Are much pleased 

at news in his letter of Dec. 17th; feared the French would insist 
on his changing his colors; would have hui'ried the goods [for the 
AUiance] had [John] Eoss been with them; are now going over 
his lists of goods with assistance of [Charles AVilliam Frederick] 
Dumas; all material left behind will be forwarded to L'Orient in 
care of James IMoylan; will furnish Baptiste Grange with money 
desired if he calls; have forwarded Jones's letter to Dumas; have 
written [Jacob] Hoogland to do what he can regarding pilots; 
have just received a letter from Commodore [Alexander] Gillon; 

he introduces a friend, [Capt. ] Joyner, who may be of some 

use to America. A. L. P. 2 pp. 4°. 

1779. Dumas, [Charles "William Frederick.] I'nitPd Stalex secret agent in Holland. 
Dec. 19. [The Hague.] Letter to [Capt.] J[ohn] P[aul] Jones, The Texel. 

Has written several letters to Jones, [Benjamin] Franklin and 
others of which he had no time to make copies; Congress should 
allow him a secretary; has received Jones's letter of Dec. 17th; is 
much pleased with his action [regarding acceptance of French 
commission and negotiations with the French and Dutch at the 
Texel]; will send copies of papers to [Benjamin Franklin at] 
Passy; wishes to be remembered to [Lt. Col. Antoine Felix] 
Wybert, Capt. [Gustavus] C'onyngham, Doctors [Arnold] Win- 
ship and [Laurence] Brooke, [Nathan] "Boldged" [Blodgett] 
and [Lieut. James Arthur] Degge; S[amuel] Huntington has 
lieen elected President of the Continental Congress in jilace of 
J[ohn] Jay. A. L. S. 2 pp. 4°. 
In French, English and ciplier. 

1779. [Jones, John Paul.] Capt., U. S. S. "Alliance". The Texel, [Holland.] 
Dec. 19. Letter to J [ohu] de Neufville & Son, Amsterdam. Acknowledges 

receipt of their letters of Dec. 17th and 18th; no fair wind yet and 
the size of the crew has greatly decreased his "Sea Stok " ; wishes 
water, firewood and candles forwarded at once; has " Missed no 
opportunity of sailing * * * since I had the honor to he dis- 
missed by the Court"; presents compliments to Capt. [ ] 
Joyner. Autograph draft. 2 pp. Si x 6J inches. 

1779. li'Alavrez?, Pierre Louis. "Rouerque near Montaulmn", [France.] 
Dec. 20. Letter to [Capt. John] Paul Jones, "Amsterdam", [The Texel, 

Holland]. Has heard of his famous exploits from the descent 
upon Ireland to his last great victory; mentions capture of White- 
haven; capture of the Drake and his last visit to England; French 
people much rejoiced at his past success; wish him equal success 
■ for the future. A. L. S. 2 pp. 4°. 
In French. 

1779. Neufville, John de & Son. Merchant.^, Amsterdam. Amsterdam. Letter 
Dec. 20. [to Capt. John Paul Jones, The Texel, Holland]. Acknowledge 

receipt of his letters of Dec. 17th and 19th; enclose the receipt of 
Baptiste Grange who is to join the Alliance; so far as possible 
goods ordered have been sent; more to be sent later; enclose letter 
from [Charles William Frederick] Dumas; "things go well at the 
Hague"; "in particular have reason to depend on the friendly 
assistance to the American cause from a very good quarter". 
A. L. S. 2 pp. 4°. 



CALENDAR OF JOHX TAI'L .IDNES MANrSCRIll'S. 133 

1779. Neufville, John lie it Son. Merchant/', .lmi<lirchiiii. Amgtertlani. Letter 
Dec. 21. to [Capt.] ,J[ohn] P[aal] .Jones, The Te.Kel, [Holland]. For<.'ot 

to enclose receipt of Baptiste Granj^e in letter of ye.-terday; for- 
ward it now; "Capt." [ ] Reiniersma sends regards. .\. L. S. 
1 p. 4 = . 
Dec. nt. Grange, Baptiste. Amsterdam. Receipt to ,Iohn de Xonfville 
& Son for three ducats to be charged to the account of the United 
States; witlrtwo comrades engages to go to The Texel and serve 
on the ,lZ/!((»oe under [Capt.] J[ohn] P[aul] .Jones; this money 
is to pay expenses of travel. D. S. 1 p. ?,\ x 7{ inches. 

1779. [Jones, .John Paul.] Capt, C. S. S. "Allini,n" . The Texel, [Hollaml.] 
Dec. 21. Lftterto.J[ohn] de Xeufville &Son, .\msterdam. Acknowledges 

receipt of their letter of Dec. L'Oth; wind does not yet allow him 
to sail; the .\dmiral [P. H. Reynst] sent an officer to remind 
.Tones "of the Resolution of their H. Mightenessesl" and has 
"Baracaded" two of his ships beside the Alliance; encloses names 
and description of four deserters; [John] Atwood has deserted 
twice before and probably enticed the two others away; if found 
after Jones leaves, wishes them sent to America; receipt of Bap- 
tiste Grange not enclosed in letter [of Dec. 20th] but "is of no 
consequence", .\utograph draft. 2 pp. 8i x 6i inches. 

1779. La Vauguyon, [Paul Francois de Quelen,] Due de. French amhaitmdor 
Dec. 21. toHolland. The Hague, [Holland.] Letter to [Capt. John I'aul] 

Jones, The Texel. Has received his letter [protesting against 
action of the French government regarding his commission]; the 
French ministry had no intention of injuring his feelings; hopes 
Jones will continue to have confidence in the King of France; 
assures him that the outcome will content him and that he will 
soon have opportunity "to increase still more the glory you have 
already acquired". Secretary's copy. 2 pp. 4°. Also transla- 
tion of foregoing letter 1 p. 4°. 

In French. Translation printed: Sherburne, i//c o/Zoftj! Pawi/onrs. X. Y. 
1851, p. 1<1. 

1779. Franklin, B[eniamin.] United Statea miniMer plenipoteatiarij to France. 
I)ec. 22. Passv, [France.] Letter to [Andres Peder,] Count Bernstorff, 

[Copenhagen, Denmark]. Has received a letter from [ ] de 
Chezaulx, French consul at Bergen, giving an account of the cir- 
cumstances under which the United States prize ships Betsey and 
Union were delivered to the English consul [at Bergen] by order 
of [Christian VII,] King of Denmark; has heard later that the 
Charming folly has also been delivered; protests against these 
actions. Letter-press copy of copy hy Jones. 4 pp. 4°. 

Printed: Wharton, Dip. Corres. of tlic Amcr. Rtv.. Wash. 18S9, III: 433. 
FnuMMs Horfc, X. Y. 1S8.S. VI: 479. 

1779. Neufville, John de & Son. ilerchant.% Amsterdam. Amsterdam. Letter 
Dec. 25. to [Capt.] J[ohn] P[aul] Jones, [The Texel]. Forward with 

pleasure an enclosure; wish hinj a safe voyage; [John] Parish 
writes that the French minister [to Denmark?] is "likely to nego- 
tiate the matter about the prizes at Coppenhaguen"; beg Jones 
to give Capt. [Gustavus] Conyngham three francs, "a trifle "due 
him bv them. A. L. S. 1 p. 4°. 



134 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS. 

1779. [Jones, John Paul.] Capt., V. S. & "Alliance-'. The Texel, [Holland.] 
Dec. 25. Letter to [Paul Franfois de Quelen,] Due de La Vauguyon, [The 

Hague]. Appreciates letter of Dee. 21st; is of opinion that the 
conduct of the Chevalier de Linoneourt and of the French ministry 
justify him in reproaching the French government; details that 
conduct; hopes that his future actions may advance the general 
good. Autograph draft. 4 pp. 8 x6J inches. 

Printed: Sherburne, Life of John Paul Junes, N. Y. 1851, p. 182. 
1779. Boss, John. United States commercial agent at Xaiites. [Nantes?, France.] 
[Dec. 25.] Letter to [Capt] J[ohn] P[aul] Jones, [The Texel, Holland]. 

Has just received his letter; has forwarded the plate [to the 
Countess of Selkirk] ; a few articles were lacking from the serv- 
ice; consulted [James] :\I[oylan] regarding the matter; sent 
[ ] R[ucker] for them but ilrs. jM[oylan] said there were no 
more; case for plate in poor condition; wishes advice as to future 
action; misconduct of Jones's clerk; has been seen but once by 
[JIatthew] Mease; hopes to have papers copied and articles sent 
shortly; wishes Jones were in a place of gi-eater security with the 
Ariel. ' A. L. S. 3 pp. 4°. 

1779. [Jones, John Paul.] Capt., U. S. S. "Alliance". •'Alliance at Sea". 
Dec. 27. Letter to [Charles William Frederick] Dumas, The Hague, [Hol- 

land]. Is at sea with "good Winil at F.ast and under my Best 
American Colours"; through ignorance of pilot, the Alliance ran 
"foul of a Dutch Merchant Ship" last night; lostone anchor and 
has since been compelled to lose another; wishes [Jacob] Hoog- 
land to have these anchors taken up and sent to France or sold as 
[John] de Iseufville advises; the pilot knows their location. 
Autograph draft. 2 pp. 84x65 inches. 

Priiiti'cl; Wharton, Iliji. Corrci. of the .inirr. Rcr., Wnshn. 1889, III: ISO. 

1779. [Jones, John Paul.] Capt., V. S. S. "Alliance". "Alliance at Sea". 
Dec. 27. Letter to [John] de ZS'eutville & Son, Amsterdam. As [Nathaii?] 

Blodgett has written regarding supplies Jones has nothing to say; 
wishes them to read his letter to [Charles "William Frederick] 
Dumas [of Dec. 27th] ; hopes to hear favorable reports from them. 
Autograph draft. 1 p. Si x 6J inches. 

[1780.] [Jones, John Paul.] Capt., U. ,S'. .S'. "Allinnce." [Alliance at sea.] 
Jan. 3. "Regulations to be strictly attended to in working the Ship with 

all Hands". Positions and duties of: [Lieut.] H[enry] Lunt, 
[Boatswain Richard?] Williams, [Lieut?] James Lynd, [Acting 
master Samuel] Stacy, [Mate of marines Thomas] Hinsdale, 
[ilidshipman Thomas] Potter, [Midshipman Benjamin] Stubljs, 
[Lieut. Robert] "Robertson" [Robinson?], [Midshipman 
Nathaniel] Fanning, [Lieuts? Joseph] Hitchborn and [ ] 
"Rayment", [Boatswain's mates] Jo.seph Frederick, John Hanes 
, and [ ] "Willson", [Midshipman Beaumont] "Groublje", 

Capt. [of marines, Mathew] Parke, John Frankford, [Lieut, of 
marines Thomas] Elhvood [Ehlenwood], [Philip] "Treglohan", 
[Louis?] "Gallihan" [Oamlalin?]; 1st Lieut, or Master to give 
the word of command; Boatswain and mates to jiass the word; 
"The People as it is their place to execute orders are never to 
speak loud except in Cases of Necessity". Autograph draft. 
2 pp. F°. 



CALENDAR (>F .H>HX PAUL .luNKS MANUSCRIPTS. 135 

17S(). De Tourneville, . t'ouloinier.'^, [Couloiumiers, Frame.] Letterto 

Jan. I(). Capt. [John] Paul Jones, "Dunkirk", [Corunna, Spain]. la not 

acquainted with Jones lint lias heanl of liis exploits; wislie.s to 
servo as a vohinteer under his immediate comniand; is of a good 
family and has lieen lonj.: in the service of his country; is now at 
leisure; will gi> to any point designated as a rendezvous. A. I-. S. 
2 pp. 84 X t)J inches. 

In French. Translatinii i-riiilud. SlierbnrUf, Lift: uj John Paul Joikk. S. Y. 
l&il, p. 323. 

17.S0. [Jones, John Paul.] Oipt., C. S. S. "Alliance". Corone, [Corunna, 
.Ian. lii. Sjiain.] Letter t<i K[dward] Bancroft, [Passy, France]. Although 

n(j lettew have passed between them recently assumes that Ban- 
croft is aware of "my unhappy situation * * * attheTexel"; 
wishes the enclosed letter for [IMaj. (ien. !Marie Jean Paul Joseph 
Koche Yves tiilbert du Motier,] jManjuis [de Lafayette] examined 
and forwarded if they are not "Amiss"; repairs necessary for the 
Alliance; has not mentioned them in his letter to Dr. [Benjamin] 
Franklin; relies on Bancroft "to bring it about"; wrote Franklin 
from the Texel that both the Ser(ij)i>i and the Alliance should be 
copper sheathed; believes [William] Carmichael "will second 
the motion"; has not heard from [Donatien Leray de] C[hau- 
niont] ; has probably "lost him through my plain dealing"; 
Madame [de Chaumont] has written Jones a "polite letter 
* * * but said the Concordat was to her a ' Conjuring Book ' " ; 
still liives the family. Autograph draft. 2 pp. 8 x 6.j inches. 

1780. [Jones, John Paul.] Cap)., V. 8. S. "Alliance". Corone, [Corunna, 
Jan. 16. Sjiain.] Letter to [Charles William Frederick] Dumas, The 

Hague, [Holland]. "Had the pleasure of laughing at [British] 
Expense" on his cruise in tlie English channel; intended to have 
made a much longer sail but had to put in for water and repairs; 
wrote him on [Dec] 27th; enclosed to [.lacob] "Hogland" 
[Hoogland] a letter for "the Commissaire [John de Neufville?] 
which contained my answer to a very kind letter * * * from 
[Paul Frangois de Quelen,] the Due [de La Vauguyon]"; wishes 
Dumas to pay him Jones's respects; this action will furnish an 
opportunity to "learn things that were perhaps till now under 
Masque". Autograj^h draft. 3 pp. 8^ X62 inches. 

17S0. [Jones, John Paul.] Cap!., U. ,S'. .S'. "Alliance". Corone, [Corunna, 
Jan.lt). Spain.] Letterto J [ohn] de Neufville & Son, Amsterdam. Wrote 

them when "off the Texel" on his "escape from Purgatory"; 
if the pilot did not deliver that letter, the copy of Jones's letter 
to [Charles William Frederick] Dumas will explain matters; 
expects to find supplies from Amsterdam [at L'Orient] upon hia 
arrival. Autograph draft. 1 p. 8 x 6J inches. 

17S0. [Jones, J(jhnPaul.] Capt., U.S.S. "Allianrc". Corone, [Corunna, Spain.] 
.fan. Hi. Letter to [Maj. Gen. Marie Jean Paul Joseph Roche Yves Gilbert 

du Motier,] Marquis de Lafayette, [Paris, France]. Had hoped 
to leave The Texel immediately after writing his "Noble friend" 
[Paul Francois de (Quelen, Due de La Vauguyon?] on Nov. 30th; 
was detained until Dec. 27th; passage down the [English] Chan- 
nel; much shocked at treatment received from French Court 
while at The Texel: ]iarticularly astonished at proposal [to com- 
mand a privateer] made by La Vauguyon. Autograph draft. 



136 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS. 

17S0. [Jones, John Paul.] — Continued. 
Jan. 16. 182-5. Lafayette, Marie Jean Paul, etc. "Washington Citj-, I remem- 
Feh. — . ber this letter to me ". A. X. S. 2 pp. 8k x 6i inche.^. 

[1780?] Iiunt, Henry. Lknt, U. S. S. " Alliance " . [Corunna, Spain.] Letter to 
[Jan?] Capt. [John Paul] Jone.s, [Alliance']. Men are illtreated by the 

marines; will do no duty until satistied: they demand an inter- 
view with Jones. A. L. 8. 1 p. 5J x 7i inches. 

[1780?] Lunt, Henry. Lieut., U. .K S. ■'Alliance". [Corunna, Spain.] Letter 
[Jan ?] [to Capt. John Paul Jones, Alliance'] . Kegrets that he cannot give 

satisfaction to Jones; as that is not in his power wishes to be dis- 
charged; has been treated with disrespect during "all the last 
cruize". A. L. S. 1 p. F°. 
1780. Bragg, James. Master carpenter, U. S. S. "Alliance". Alliance at sea. 
Feb. 2. Petition to [Capt.] John Paul Jones. Alliance "shipped a 

small sea « * * last evening"; [Lieut. James Arthur] Degge 
"called for the carpenter to batten down the Hatchways"; John 
Green, Bragg's mate came for a lantern; in response to second 
call of Degge, Bragg went on deck; was abused and struck by 
Degge; desirous that the latter be court martialed. Contempo- 
ray copy. 
1780. Hutchins, Thomas. American geographer & United States agentf, 
Aug. — . L'Oriiiit. L'Ch'ient, [France.] Attestation to truth of above copy. 
A. N. S. 2 pp. F». 

1780. Jones, John P[aul.] Capt., U. S. S. " Alliance" . Alliance st sfta.. Orders 
Feb. 5. to [Lieut?] Joseph Hitchborn. Appoints him to command of the 

prize "Brig Le Tunnant * * * taken off Belle Isle the 26th 
TJlto. by the Privateer ■* * * TH??«rc, belonging to Jersey"; is 
to keep company with the Alliance; if separated is to proceed to 
L'Orient and attend Jones's directions or those of [Benjamin 
Franklin] "American Ambassador at the Court of France". 
Autograph draft signed. 8^x65 inches. 

1780. [Jones, John Paul.] Cujtt., U. S. S. ''Alliance". "Alliance off (^iroa", 
Feb. 10. [Groaix, France.] Letter to Gourlade & Moylan, [L'C)rient]. 

Recounts incidents of cruise since leaving The Texel; sailed from 
Corogne [Corunna, Spain,] Jan. 28th in company' with the Sensible, 
Capt. [Bide de] Chavagne; lost sight of her at night; met the 
Liringston with [Thomas] Haywood [Heywood jr?] returning 
from Virginia and took her under convoy; took but one prize, 
LeTonnant; is " almost blind with Sore Eyes " . Autograph draft. 
2 pp. F". 

1780. [Jones, J<jhu Paul.] Capt., U. S. S. "Alliance". L'Orient, [France.] 
Fell. 12. Report to B[enjamin] Franklin, [Passy]. Brief synopsis of the 

engagement between tlie Bon Honnne Richard and the Serapis on 
Sep. 23, 1779; "in the time of this action the Countess of Scar- 
borough * * * was also taken bj' the Pallas under my com- 
mand"; the /Serajiis was commanded bj' "Commodore" [Capt.] 
Richard Pearson; she is now at L'Orient awaiting "Condemna- 
tion as a Prize to the Flag of the United States", .\utograph 
draft. 1 p. 7i X 7J inches. 
1780. [Jones, John Paul.] Capt., U. S. S. "Alliance" . L'Orient, [France.] 
Feb. 13. Letter to Benjamin Franklin, [Passy]. Wrote him from C'orunna, 

[Spain] ; recounts events of passage from Corogne [Corunna] to 
L'Orient; met [Thomas] Haywood, [Heywood jr?] on the Liv- 



CALENDAR OF JuHN I'AL'h JONES MANUSCRIPTS. 137 

1780. [Jones, .lohii Paul.] — Continued. 
Feb. IS. i,i(jsli„i; injuries suffered liy tlie Alliniic,- sin<'e leaving I'.oston; 

her need of repair;;; fhange;< made in her by Capt. [Peter] Lan- 
dais; ha.s ordered ''some eanva.ss and cordafre from .\nisterdam"; 
supposes [Jolm] de Xeufville will forwanl them; uislu-.s the 
order countermanded and goods obtained from (iourlade & 
Moylan; hopes the United States will buy the Siriijii.'^. .\uto- 
graph draft. 3 pp. 4°. 

Printed: Sherbiinu', /-(/>■ i>f Juliii PiiidJimi s, X. V. IsSl, p. 18.5. 

17S0. [Jones, John Paul.] ('apt., I'. S. S. "Alllanre''. L'Orient, [France.] 
Feb. 18. Letter to [Paul Franf;ois de tiuelen,] Due de La Vauguyon, The 

Hague, [Holland]. Sent his letter of [Dec. l'5tli] by the pilot, 
directed in care of Chevalierde Linoncourt; is grateful for La Vau- 
guyon's attentions to him in Holland; despite reports to the con- 
trary and some ill treatment received, he remains friendly to 
France and grateful to her King; hopes to merit by future eon- 
duct the praises bestowed on previous actions. Autograph draft. 
2 pp. 4<=. 
Printed: Sherburne. L/'J't: of John Paul Joiies, X. Y. 1851, p. 1S8. 

1780. [Jones, John Paul.] Cap!., U. S. S. "AlUance". L'Orient, [France.] 
Feb. 18. Letter to [Maj. Gen. Marie Jean Paul Joseph Roche Yves Gilbert 

du ilotier,] Marquis de Lafayette, [Paris]. Understands that he 
is reproached with being unfriendly to France; [Lt. Col. Antoine 
Felix] Wibert [Wybert] seems foremost in spreading this reproach; 
his " political profession" consists of love for America and grati- 
tude to France and her King for aiding American efforts Auto- 
graph draft. 
182.5. Lafayette, Marie Jean Paul, etc. " Washington City, i reiiiem- 
I'eb. — . lier such a letter being received". .\. N. S. 3 pjj. F". 
Printed: Sherburne, Life :f.r,,hn Paul Jams. X. Y. lS.il. p. 187. 

1780. Deg'g'e, James [Arthur.] Lieut., V. S. S. "Alliance" . L'Orient, [France.] 
Feb. 111. Letter to [Capt.] John Paul Jones, [L'Orient]. LTnderstands 

that the Alliance is ordered into port; has three Dutch prisoners 
on board and three Guernsey men "that calls themselves prison- 
gj.g * » * when asked to do duty " ; all parts of the ship are 
being cleaned; [.Vlexander] Darling "promises to behave and 
do his duty * * * in any station". A. L. S. 1 p. 4°. 

1779. Franklin, B[enjamin.] United States minister jilenijiotentiary to France. 

Feb. 19. Passy, [France.] Letter to Capt. [John Paul] Jones, [L'Orient]. 

Has received his letters of the 16th and 13th; [the Alliancel can 

not be refitted at the expense of France; most of her injuries 

seem to have been received while under command of Capt. [Peter] 

Landais; is hard pressed for money to repair her on United .States 

account; cannot purchase the Serapis for same reason; [Maj. Gen. 

Marie Jean Paul Joseph Roche Yves Gilbert du Motier, Marquis 

de] Lafayette proposes that Jones take to America as ballast 15,000 

stands of arms, received from France; [John] Ross wishes 120 

bales of cloth to go; Ross, Samuel AVharton, [Arthur] Lee and 

[Ralph] Izard wish to go as passengers; wishes to be informed if 

their requests can be granted. Contemporary copy. 

1780. Hutchins, Thomas. Ameriran geograjiheraiid United States agent f, 

Aug. — . L'Orient. L'Orient. Attestationto truth of above copy. 3 pp. F". 

Printed: Sherburne, Life e>f Joitn Paul Jones, N. Y. 1851, p. 189. Fratiklin's 

Works. X. Y. 1888, VII: 12. 



138 LIBKART OF CONGRESS. 

1780. Bragg, James, Master carpenter, V. S.S." Alliance" . L'Orient, [France]. 

Feb. 21. Report [to Capt. John Paul Jones, L'Orient], Condition of the 

Alliance and repairs necessary. Contemporary copy. 

Aug. — . Hutchins, Thomas. American geographer und United States agent? , 

L'Orient. L'Orient. Attestation to truth of above copy. A. N. S. 

1 p. 8x6} inches. 

1780. [Jones, John Paul.] CapA., U. S. S. "Alliance". L'Orient, [France.] 
Feb. 21. Letter to B[enjamin] Franklin, [Passy], Acknowledges receipt 

of letter of Feb. 16th; regrets that the Alliance is not in readiness; 
her condition as certified to by the carpenter [James Bragg] ; by 
nest post hopes to send a certificate from the "King's Master 
Builder"; an order from [Antoine Raymond Jean Gualbert 
Gabriel] de Sartine necessary if tlie ship is to he brought into 
]iort; would have asked for this order before but thought it 
unnecessary. Autograph draft. 3 pp. 8x6 inches. 

1780. [Jones, John Paul.] Capt., U. S. S. "Alliance". L'Orient, [France.] 
Feb. 25. Letter to B[enjamin] Franklin, [Passy]. Acknowledges receipt of 

letter of of Feb. 19th ; will be as economical as possilile in repairing 
the Alliance; hopes to take the supplies mentioned to America in 
that ship; Capt. [Tliomas] Bell will carry the remainder in the 
Luzerne; will be glad to accommodate [John Ross, Samuel Whar- 
ton, Arthur Lee and Ralph Izard] on board; hopes "they will 
agree together" ; is in great need of a first lieutenant; the one 
"that acts at present [James Arthur Degge?] is a second lieu- 
tenant and " oftener drunk than sober"; would like [William] 
I Rhodes of the Luzerne as first lieutenant; has written [ ] 

Baudouine under cover to [Edward] Bancroft; supposes Franklin 
has seen the letter; customs in America regarding sharing [of 
prize money] between crews of vessels of unequal .size; "people 
of the Alliance and Bon Homme BicJiard are anxious to know if 
they will be paid for the prizes [the Union, Capt. Johnston and 
the Betsey, Capt. Fisher] sent to Norway". Autograph draft. 

2 pp. 8} X Ql inches. 

Printed in part: Sherburne. Life of John Paul Joiic.?, X. V. 1S51. p. 190. 

1780. [Jones, John Paul.] Cnpt., U. S. S. "Alliance". L'Orient, [France.] 
Feb. 28. Letter to John Adams, [Paris]. Acknowledges receipt of his 

letter of Feb. 22d; returns "sincere thanks for the generous 
enconium you bestow on my late conduct"; will receive with 
pleasure the package "you propose to send for your family" ; if 
in Boston will deliver it in ]ierson. Autograph draft. 1 p. 
8 X 6J inches. 
1780. Neufville, John de & Son. Merchant.-!, Amsterdam. Amsterdam. Letter 
Feb. 28. to [Capt.] J[ohn] P[aul] Jones, L'Orient, [France]. Congratu- 

late him on his safe arrival at L'Orient; desire account of pro- 
ceedings since leaving Corunna; have a letter for Jones, probably 
from [William] Carmichael; latter has arrived at Cadiz, [Spain]. 
A. L. S. 1 p. 4°. 

[1780?] Mayrant, John. Midshijjman, U. S. navy commanding French privateer 
[Feb?] " Bonne Aventure" . Amsterdam, [Holland.] Letter to [Capt.] 

John Paul Jones, L'Orient, [France]. Wishes Jones to secure for 
him the share of prize money due him while serving under Jones; 
asks that it be remitted to [John] " Deaniflle" [de Neufville] & 
Son as soon as convenient. A. L. S. 1 p. 4°. 
Enclo.'ied in fnllpwing letter. 



CALENDAR OK .TOHN PAUL JONKS MANUSCRIITS. 139 

[1780.] Neufville, John de<fe Son. ^ffl^(^lL<lnts. Ainstirdum. [.\nistiT<lani.] Letter 
[Feb?] to [Capt.] John Paul Jones, L'Orient, [France]. Enclo.se a letter 

from John Mayrant transferring his share in jirize money to them; 

request that money be forwarded to them; hope to see him liefore 

111- leave.-' F.urope. A. L. S. 1 p. 4°. 

1780. Franklin, B[enjamin.] United Statfx iniiiixlt'r plenipotentiary to Prance. 
Mar. 1. Passy, [France.] Letter to Capt. [John Paul] Jones, [L'Orient]. 

Acknowledges receipt of letters of Fel). 25th and 28th; is glad to 
kiiiiw that Jones can take clothing and arms to America and also 
acconnnodate the gentlemen named; wishes him "to find room 
also" for an envoy of [Antoine Raymond Jean (Jualbert Gabriel 
de] iSartineand for [ ] P>rown of South Carolina; has no author- 
ity to transfer [William?] Rhodes from the Licernito the Alliance; 
has "no objection" to a personal agreement between them; 
Capt. [Peter] Landais desires his baggage from the Alliance; opin- 
ion of Landais; has received no reply to memorial to Danish Court 
regarding prizes sent to Bergen, Norway ; " a Mr. [ ] Lockyear ' ' 
of the British navy desires to go to America with Jones; Dr. 
[Edward] Bancroft will see to refitting of the Alliance and forward- 
ing prize money. Contemporary copy. 
1780. Hutchins, Thomas. American geographer and United States (Ujentf , 
Aug. — . J.' Orient. L'Orient. Attestation to truth of above copy. A. N. S. 
3 pp. F". 

Printed: Wharton, Dip. Corres. of the Amcr. So:, Wasli. Issg, III: 527. 

1780. [Jones, John Paul.] Capt., U. S. S. "Alliance". L'Orient, [France.] 
Mar. 1. Letter to the Countess of Selkirk, St. Mary's Isle, Scotland. 

Eleven months since B[enjamin] Franklin gave him the message 
which her husband [Dunliar Hamilton Douglas, 4th Earl of Sel- 
kirk] sent to [William] Alexander; wrote her in May, 1778; 
would have written sooner but plate has but now come into his 
possession; [Continental] Congress has relinquished its interest; 
plate "is in the hands of jNIessrs. Gourlade & Moylan who hold it 
at your disposal" ; will forward it to any designated port. Auto- 
, graph draft. 2 jip. 8 x (iV inches. 

I'rintuil: Sherburno. LiJ'i vf .John Paul .Tnntf, X. Y., ISol, p. 54. 

1780. Bovret, J[ean?] Capt., French mrrrhant ship. St. Malo, [France.] 
Mar. 2. Letter to [Capt. John] P[aul] Jones, L'Orient. Is a captain in 

the merchant service; knows nothing of war "parceque je n'ai 
servi, depuis les hostilitesque pournotre marine Eoyale"; desires 
to learn; for this reason would like to serve with Jones if latter 
has an opening for an ofheer; if pussible wishes to serve on same 
vessel. A. L. S. 1 p. 4°. 

In French. 

1780. [Jones, John Paul.] Capt. , U. S. S." Alliance" . L'Orient [France.] Let- 
Mar. 3. ter to [John] Ross, [Xantes]. Is grateful for his favor of [Feb.] 
29th and for his attention to his "instruments, maps etc"; has no 
knowledge of "our friend [Edward] B[ancroft?]" although he 
has written him many letters recently; knows nothing respecting 
his own future; would be glad to learn from "your friend at 
JIadrid", [John Jay] as to his prospects in America; has written 
Dr. [Benjamin] F[ranklin] regarding Ross's trij) to America; 
owes [Jonathan] Williams a letter; thinks Williams is coming to 



140 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS. 

1780. Chaumont, [Donatien] Leray de. Coiilidenlkd lujcnt Fi-anco-American 
Mar. 4. negotiado'ns. Pa?^i, [Pai?sy, France.] Letter to [Benjamin] 

Franklin, [Passy]. Has written [Capt. John Paul] Jones to 
remove all his belongings from the Serapis; that vessel is to be 
handed over to officers designated by the Commandant of the 
]iort of L'Orient. A. L. S. 1 p. 4J x 6J inches. 
In Frt'Tieh. 

1780. Rieuse, . A vUloic, L' Orient. L'Orient, [France.] Letter to [Capt. 

Mar. 4. John Paul] Jones, L'Orient. Is very poor and has suffered much; 

wishes Jones to do her a great favor; would like one hundred 
livres. A. L. S. 1 p. 4°. 
In French. 

17S0. [Jones, John Paul.] Cap!., U. S. S. •'Alliance". L'Orient, [France.] 
Mar. 5. Letter to J[ ] Meijer, Dunkirk, [France]. Received a letter 

from him when at The Texel, and a few days ago that of Jan. 3d; 
reason for not replying; ileijer has been treated no worse than 
Jones as regards prize money from the Ilanger\s prizes; all he can 
do is to send enclosed certificate of service; on seeing certificate 
[John D.] Schweighauser "dare not dispute your claim"; would 
like to do equal justice to Dr. [Ezra Green]; wishes Meijer's 
account of "the Cabals and behavior of Lieut. [Thomas] Simp- 
son on board the Ramjcr" ; would not have asked for this but 
Simpson has entered a complaint against Jones in America; 
expects to sail soon. Autograph draft. 
IVIar. 5. Jones, John P[aul.] Capt., etc. L'Orient. Certificate of service 
of J[ ] Meijer on the V. <S'. S. Hanger. Enlisted at Nantes in 
Feb. 1778, as a volunteer; was one of thirty men landing at 
Whitehaven: Ijehaved well in engagement with the Drake; 
remained on the Ranger until after her return to France [in 
ilar. 1778]; is entitled to share in prize money of the expedi- 
tion. Autograph draft signed at beginning of the document. 
3 pp. 8 X 62 inches. 

1780. [Jones, John Paul.] Capt., U. S. S. "Alliance". L'Orient, [France.] 
Mar. 6. Letter to B[enjamin] Franklin, [Passy]. Encloses an extract of 

a letter from Sir R[obert] Finlaj' "respecting an invention of 
bombs"; if they will "set fire to any object against which they 
are discharged from a Cannon" will be of great use; will, himself, 
jMy "the expense of the draughts"; if he leaves before drafts 
reach Franklin, wishes him to forward them to [Robert] IMorris 
of Philadeljihia. Autograjih draft. 1 p. 8x6i inches. 

1780. [Jones, John Paul.] Capt.. V. S. S. '•Alliance". L'Orient, [France.] 
Mar. 10. Certificate respecting the character of [ ] La Bastile. La Bas- 

tile asserts that Maturine Greieneque "a poor woman" was 
arrested; sole reason was that he and his comrades were drinking 
in her house; states that wine was served out on board ship; 
Jones has "no good reason to disbelieve his report". Autograph 
draft. 1 p. F". 

1780. Dumas, [Charles William Frederick.] United State.'! .s-ccret agent ia Hol- 
iMar. 11. land. The Hague. Letter to [Pieter] Van Bleiswyck, [The 

Hague?]. Encloses certificate of [Capt. John Paul] Jones regard- 
ing the English pilot [John] Jackson; is assured that he must 
have been misintormed regarding Jackson's treatment; although 



CALENDAR OF JOHX PAUL .KiNES MANrsCRIPTS. 141 

ITsO. Dumas, [Cliarlcs William Fivilfrick] — ('ontiinifd. 
Mar. 11. not released at [ ] (ionlon's re(]iiest, Jac'kson has been well 

treated; has recently lieen set free ami will go to Hull [England] 
on- first boat leavini; for that port. Autograph copy. 9xTJ 
inches. 
In Freiu-li. 

[17S0.] Dumas, [Charles William Frederick.] Vnited Slates secret iigent in Jfnl- 
[ Mar. 11?] land. [The Hague.] Letter [to Capt. John Pauljones, L' Orient]. 

Sent a reply to his letter from Corogne [Corunna, Spain] in care 
of [Benjamin] Franklin; his daughter and him.'^i'lf apjireciate tlie 
courtesy of Jones and "will carefully keep Ins charming verses"; 
has a numl)er of despatches for Congress which he wishes Jones 
to take to America; hojies Jones will forward news from America 
after lie reaches the I'nited States; desires to be remembered to 
Congress in a friendly manner; at present they seem to have for- 
gotten him; regrets that Jones is going to America without him; 
gives him a parting "benediction de Philo.sophe"; wishes to be 
remembered to Capt. [Gustavus] Conyngham and Sarah Lee; 
enclosed letter [to Piet«r van Bleiswyck] will sho%v the good use 
made of Jones's certificate regarding [John] Jackson. A. L. S. 
2 pp. 4°. 
In Frunch. 

1780. R[oss,] J[ohn.] i'nited States commercial agent at Xanfes. Nantea, 
Mar. 12. [France.] Letter to [Capt.] John P[aul] Jones, L'Orient. 

Acknowledges receipt of letter of Mar. 3d; wishes to know the 
date of sailing when it is fi.xed; is in no hurry Init is determined 
to go with [Capt. Thomas] Bell; remarks on his fellow passengers; 
particular attention to be paid to [Samuel] Wh[arton]; will give 
Jones a few packages to carry; in a<ldition, Dr. [Benjamin] 
F[ranklin] has given him permission to ship 120 bales of mer- 
chandize on the Alliance; method of getting this merchandize 
from the Rhine to L'Orient; has received a letter from [William] 
Carmichael; urges Jones to bear with jiatience any "mortifying 
circumstance" that may come in his way; is "to think only of 
returning to America"; many "designing Villains there l3Ut 
* * * honest men too"; enclosed copy of letter from ^Ferdi- 
nand] Grand shows that Jones's instructions respecting his case 
of maps etc. have been fulfilled; [William] Carmichael's address 
is "Joseph Gardoqui Esq" care P. Joyas & Son, Madrid. 
[1780.] Carmichael, Williani. Secretanj, F. S. Legation at ^fadl^id. 
[Mar. ?] [Madrid.] I^xtract cjf a letter to John Ross, Nantes France. 
Regrets that Jones has cause to complain; Ross must preacli 
patience to him; is to wait and go [to America] with Jones if 
latter is employed now; Jones has a cipher and can write when 
he wishes. A. L. S. of Ross. 4 p[). 4°. 

1780. Neufville, John de & Son. .Vercharits, Amsterdam. Amsterdam. Letter 
Mar. 13. to [Capt] John Paul Jones, L'Orient, [France]. Addressed let- 

ters to him at Corunna, [Spain] and L'Orient; understand that 
he has taken and sent to Boston a Dutch ship laden with stores 
for Gibralter; queries as to position of Holland in the war; fears 
to trust a Dutch convoy with goods "for the Continent" [of 
America] ; if Jones is going in person or can inform them of a 



142 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS. 

1780. Neufville, John de & Son. — Continued. 
Mar. 13. reliable convoy they will lie gratified; have received a letter from 

[Matthew] please conveying to .Jones the prices of certain goods 
taken with the Seraph; hold the money subject to his order. 
A. L. S. 2 pp. 4°. 

1780. [Jones,. luhn Paul.] Capi.,V. S.S." Alliance." L'Orient, [France.] Let- 
Mar. 14. ter to B[eniamin] Franklin, [Passy,] France. Encloses a copy 
of the only •'bill of ransom" with which he has ever been con- 
cerned; has given [ ] Dryburugh a letter to him; Dryburugh 
is coming to Paris; was of great use to Jones as a pilot off the 
English coast; ransomed his vessel as a reward for his services 
and out of compassion for his family; part of ransom is to be 
repaid to man who acted as pilot for the Palla.s; hopes Franklin 
will approve his action; [John] Eoss wishes him to take the 120 
bales of goods on board the Alliance at Normoutiers, [France]; 
not sufficient depth of water for the Alliance at that anchorage; 
prof)Oses that the goods be brought to Groaix in another vessel; 
Dr. [Edward] Bancroft not yet arrived; some Americans, released 
by the cartel at Morlaix are ju.'st come from England. Autograph 
draft. 2 pp. 8 x 6J inches. 

1780. Thevenet, A[ndre?] Punkerque, [France.] Letter to C'ajit. John P[aul] 

Mar. 1.5. Jones, L'Orient. Is a friend of [J ] Meijer; at his request is 

pursuing matters mentioned by Jones in letter of Mar. 5th; Meijer 
is at present on a privateer of M. Carpeau de Maricours et Cie 
named "Le Prince de Soiibinc," [Capt.] Jean Baptiste Larnet; 
events of her cruise; desires to know if the amount of prize money 
of the Ranger coming to Meijer is fixed; if so would be obliged to 
Jones for that amount. A. L. S. 3 pp. 4°. 
Ill French. 

1780. Dumas, [Charles William Frederick.] United State.t secret agent in, Holland. 
Mar. IS. [The Hague.] Letter to [Capt.] J[ohn] P[aul] Jones, L'Orient, 

[France] . Has sent him through [Benjamin] Franklin an answer 
to his letter from Corunna; has sent also a packet for Robert 
Morris which he commends to his care; knows through William 
Carmichael that there will be persons hostile to him on board the 
Alliance; guards Jones against any statements which [Arthur] 
L[ee] may make regarding his relations with [Benjamin] Frank- 
lin; wishes to hear from Jones before his departure for America. 
A. L. S. 1 p. 4°. 
In French. 

1780. Bearing', Ebenezer. Capt., malross company at Pi.Katarjua, New Harnp- 
Mar. 20. f:hire. Portsmouth, [New Hampshire.] Libel against the sloop 

Oiarming Salh/, presented to Jonathan Brackett, Judge, New 
Hampshire Marine Court. Details the capture of the sloop on 
Mar. 18th; her size; since April 1775 has been used for the 
advantage of the British; prayer that sloop and cargo be declared 
forfeited. D. S. 3 pp. 4°. ' 

[1780.] Baussett, . Le Chevalier. ''Director of the port" of Brest. Brest, 

Mar. 22. [France]. Letter [to Capt. John Paul Jones, L'Orient]. In the 

name of [Admiral Louis Guillouet,] Comte d'Orvilliers advise 
him to sail for Brest as soon as convenient; information regarding 
pilots. A. L. S. 2 pp. 6i X 3J inches. 



CALENDAR (IK .IdHN PAUL JoNKS MANUSCKIl'TS. 143 

17«0. [Jones, John I'aiil.] Capl., V. S. S. '■.lllifnice." L'Orient, [France.] 
Mar. 2a. I>etter to Jonathan Willianis, Xantes. Acknowledges receipt by 

[Edward] Bancroft of letter of 17th with " inclosed dictionary " 
[cipher?]; gives calibre of guns on the vl//iaH<v; dispositions to be 
made regarding the clothing which [John] Rcj.ss has provided for 
America; respects to :Mrs. Williams ami otiicr friends; hopes to 
see them before leaving France. Autograph clraft. L' pj). 4°. 

ITSO. [Jones, John Paul.] Cajjt., U. S. S. "AllUiiin:" L'Orient, [FniMcc] 
.Mar. l';i. Letter [to John Ross, Nantes]. Has not replied to his letter of 

Mar. 12th as he has expected Dr. [Edward] Bancroft to inform 
him of the exact date of sailing; unsettled questions regardin" 
prize money [have detained Bancroft]; deirth of water at Xoir- 
montiers not sufficient to allow of the AlUnnce taking goods al)oard 
there; [James] Moylan has two vessels at Brest which can bring 
the supplies [to L'Orient]; will come to Noirmontiers if water 
allows; will write to [William] C[armichael?] .soon; trunks con- 
taining his instruments, &c. have not been forwarded; is surprised 
that [Ferdinand] Grand should have drawn such conclusions 
as he has, from the evidence presented. Autograph draft. 2 pp. 
8 X 61 inches. 

1780. TJnited States, Continental Congress, Admiralty Board, Francis Lewis, 
Mar. 28. Commissioner. Philadelphia. Letter to Benjamin Franklin, 

[Passy, France]. Encloses "list" showing present "disposi- 
tion of the Continental Xavy in Xorth America"; frigate 
Alliance is to proceed to Philadelphia; supplies to be sent in her 
or under her convoy; wishes a "set of drafts of the new ships in 
the Royal Navy of France for the use of our master Builders." 
Conteiiiporary copy. 
Aug. — . Hutchins, Thomas. American (jeogrtijilier and Vnited Slates arji-atf, 
L'Orient. L'Orient. Attestation to truth of above copv. A. N. S. 
1 p. F». 
Printed: Sherburne, Life nj Jutm Paid Jones, N. Y. ],s31. p. 191. 

1780. Franklin, Benjamin. United States mini.'iter plcnipotentiar;/ ta France. 
Mar. 31. Passy, [France.] Letter to [Capt. John Paul] Jones, [L'Orient]. 

Acknowledges receipt of his letter of Mar. 14th by [ ] Pry- 
burugh; has received another letter from Gourlade & Moylan; 
latter have received the "ransom money", £200 and have 
credited it to Franklin; if paid [to Dryburugh] when due to 
"the whole squadron * * * I am liable to repay it out of my 
own Pocket"; can do nothing else than pay the whole sum into 
"the mass that is to be divided"; has given [Dryburugh] £10; 
the 24,000 livres mentioned in his letter of JIar. ISth was for the 
crew of the Alliance as well as that of the Bon Homme Eirhard; 
understands that orders have gone to "value the Prize Ships the 
Serojii,'! and Counters of Scarborough" ; will endeavor to procure 
an order for dividing the amount; wishes "to have nothing more 
to do with Ships"; a proposition is on foot to send more goods 
to America by the Alliance. Autograph letter of William Temple 
Franklin, signed: W. T. Franklin for B. F. 3 pp. F". 



144 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS. 

17S0. Franklin, B[enjaniin]. United States minister plenipotentiary to France. 
Apr. 1. Versailles, [France.] Letter [toCapt. John PaulJones, L'Orient, 

France]. Encloses order from [Alexander ^larie Lenor de Saint 
Jlauris,] Prince de Montbarey for delivery to Jones of arms and 
gunpowder; the courier has also a packet from [Charles William 
Frederick] Dumas and one from Dumas to Congress; [Donatien 
Leray] de Chaumont has written to [ ] de Monplaisir at 
L'Orient to advance 100,000 livres on account for the Americans 
of the Alliance and Bon Homme RicJiard. Contemporary copy. 
Aug. — . Hutchins, Thomas. American geographer and United States agent? , 
L'Orient. L'Orient. Attestation to truth i if aliove copy. A.N. 
S. 1 p. F». 

1780. [Jones, John Paul.] Capt., U. S. S. "Alliance'' . L'Orient, [France.] 
Apr. 4. Letter to [ de] ^lonplaisir, [L'Orient]. Has received letter 

from B[enjamin] Franklin of April 1st; letter states that [Dona- 
tien Leray de] Chaumont has requested him to advance 100,000 
livres to the Americans of the jB[o?i] H[ornme] Ii[icJuird] and the 
Alliance; begs that he be as speedy as possible in doing this; men 
at present under his command have " neither money nor cloth- 
ing". Autograph draft. 1 p. 8i x 6i inches. Also a copy in 
French of the same, 1 p. 8 x 6J inches. 

1780. [Jones, John Paul.] Capt., U.S. S. "Alliayice". L'Orient, [France.] 
Apr. 10. Letter to E[dward] Bancroft, [Passy?]. Wrote him In- the last 

post; has received his letter by [ ] Poircy; "453" [Arthur 
Lee?] is trying to create difficulties for him; conduct seems to 
presage a storm; consequences of continuation of this conduct; 
eyes of " 710 " [Antoine Raymond Jean Gualbert Gabriel de Sar- 
tine] must be opened; Jones has already borne too much; "299 
& 32" [Benjamin Franklin and America] may lie involved; 
"728 [the Serapisf'\ must be fairly sold " ; will see to it in the 
future that justice is done to himself and those who have so 
faithfully followed him. Autograph draft, part in cipher. 
3 pp. 4°. 

1780. [Jones, John Paul.] Co;j<., U. S. S. "Alliance" . L'Orient, [France.] 
Apr. 11. Letter [to Jonathan Williams, Nantes]. Acknowledges receipt 

of his letters of Mar. .30th and Apr. 6th ; does not intend to sheath 
the Alliance with copper "here ", but to take the materials with 
him ; will leave with first favorable wind after settlement of prize- 
money matters; ammunition should be forwarded at once; is not- 
to draw upon Dr. [Benjamin] Franklin until after writing and 
hearing from him; wishes Williams to send Jones credit on a 
Paris banker for lialance of his account; suggests meeting Wil- 
liams's schooner at L'Orient. Autograph draft. 2 pp. 8J- x 6J 
inches. 

1780. [Jones, John Paul.] Capt., U. S. S. "Alliance" . L'Orient, [France.] 
Apr. 12. Letter to N[athan] Blodgett, [L'Orient]. Is to present enclosed 

order for 800 louis d'ors to [James] Moylan; is to divide that 
amount "among the officers and men now actually belonging to 
the Continental Frigate Alliance and who sailed in that ship 
under my command from the Texel " ; proportion, as established 
by the table of wages, to be observed in the division; payments 
to be made in presence of commanding otticers; accounts to be 
kept; balance to be held subject to Jones's order. 



CALENDAR OF JOHN PAUL JONES MANUSCRIPTS. 145 

1780. [J'ones, Jcihn Paul] — Continuoil. 
Apr. 12. [Jones, .Jolin Paul.] ('njil.. ilr. L'Orient. Draft upon (iour- 

lade & Moylan, L'Orient. Are to pay X[athan] Klodgett, the 
bearer, 800 louis d'or.s ami charge the same to the acuount of 
Jones. Autograph draft. 2 pp. 4°. 
Enclosed in the preceding letter. 

1780. Bancroft, Kdward. Confidnilinl arjnit of Benjamin Fronkihi. Passy, 
Apr. 15. [France.] . Letter [to Capt. .Tohn Paul Jones, L'Orient]. Ilaa 

seen his letter of Apr. 4th to [Benjamin] Franklin; ha.s 
endeavored to overcome the ditiiculties hindering his departure; 
is assured that 100,000 livres are read)' at L'Orient; they are 
advanced on the credit of [Donaticn Leray] de Chauniont; Dr. 
Franklin consents that the 24,000 livres for which Jones is allowed 
to draw in addition, may be used for payment of wages to crew 
of the Alliance for the time of her cruise with the Bon Ilomme 
Richard; no further sum can be olitained; thinks this sum with 
amounts alreadj' received ought to do for a time; men who will 
not accept these terms are to be put ashore; hopes Jones will sail 
"next week"; will forward his last letters to Jones, [Samuel] 
AVharton &c. on Monday. Contemporary copy. 
Aug. — . Hutchins, Thomas. American rjeographcr and United Stale.i aijeni :', 
L'Orient. L'Orient. Attestation to truth of above copy. A.X.S. 
2 pp. F°. 
17S0. Moylan, .Tames. Merchant and fnilid Statex cammerclal agent <d L' Orient. 
Apr. 17. L'Orient, [France.] Letter to [Capt.] J[ohn] P[aul] Jones, 

Passy. Encloses letter handed him by Capt. [ilathew] "Parks" 
[Parke]; is informed by Parke and [Lieut. Richard] Dale that 
no room remains on the Alliance for more arms; 400 chests are 
not on board; Jones and [Benjamin] Franklin should constilt 
regarding this matter; Moylan has a brig which he wishes to go 
to America under protection of Jones; this vsssel would receive 
the arms; [.John] Ross has proposed terms [for a cargo consisting 
of bales of cloth]; these terms have been communit-ated to 
Franklin; latter can determine which cargo " will be most neces- 
sary to forwanl"; vessel maybe obtained on same terms as those 
given Ross; [Nathan] Blodgett is distributing "the sum allotted"; 
work will be completed tomorrow. Contemporary copy. 
Aug. — . Hutchins, Thomas. A i/ierican geographer and Vrdted States agent.', 
L'Orient. L'Orient. Attestation to truth of above cojjv. A. N.S. 
2 pp. F°. 

1780. Sarsfleld, , Count. [Paris?] Invitation to [Capt. John Paul] Jones, 

Apr. 27. [L'Orient]. "Coui.t Sarsfie'.d's Ixst C(j:iiiilimer.t.i w;;;t o;i Jlr. 

Jones & begs the honour of his company to dinner Sunday next" 
[.\pr. 30th]. A. L. S. in body of document. 1 ji. 6 x .'^J inches. 

[1780?] [La Vendahl, Cointesse de Bourbon de?] [Paris?] Letter [to Capt. 

[April?] John Paul Jone.s, L'Orient, France]. Is charmed at the senti- 

ment of affection which Jones has expressed to her; would like 
to reciprocate that feeling; is not able to do so without deceiving 
the gentleman with whom she is at present living; is incapable 
of doing such a wrong and is of the opinion that this confession 
must convince Jones of her views; her words of yesterday were 
in jest. A. L. 1 p. 7^x6J inches. 

In Frencli. Tmnslation printed; Sherburne. Life of Jofai PatU Jones, N. Y. 
1851, p. 324. 

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1780. Castille, , Bamn <le. Pari:^. Letter to [Capt. John] Taul Jones, 

May 2. "at Mr. [Benjamin] Franklin's'', [Passy, France]. Invites Jones 

to dine with him on Weihiesday; wonld like him to meet [Louis 
' Antoine,] ^Marshal de Biron; can go from dinner to the Italian 

play. A. L. S. in body of document. 1 p. 8x6 inches. 
In French. 

1780. Castille, , Baron de. Paris. Letter to Capt. [John] Paul Jones, 

May S. ■' at Mr. Franklin's", Passy. Postpones until Saturday thepleas- 

ure of dining with Jones; hopes the latter can come at that 
time; can then dine with [Louis Antoine,] Marshal de Biron. 
A. L. S. in body of document. 1 p. 8x0 inches. 
In French. 

1780. Groube, Beaumont. Miihhipman, U. S. naiy. [L'Orient, France.] 
May 3. Letter to Capt. [Thomas] Bell, L'Orient, [forwarded to Capt. 

John Paul Jones, L'Orient]. Wishes Bell's intervention with 
[Capt. John Paul] Jones regarding Groube's difficulty with 
[Lieut. James Arthur] Digges [Degge]; [Nathaniel] Fanning 
and himself were ill in Spain and at L'Orient; treatment for ill- 
ness continued at L'Orient; could not go aboard the Alliance; 
refused to obey Degge's orders until the return of Jones; further 
details of the difficulty; apology of Fanning made later and 
accepted by Degge; apology offered by Groube refused; hard 
language employed by Degge toward Groube; this language is 
resented; fears that Jones will hear a false report of the matter. 
A. L. S. 2 pp. F°. 

1780. La Motte, , Vicomte de. IJ. cnl., Fniich <irmy. Paris. Letter to 

May .5. [Capt. John] Paul Jones, Pass}'. Prays that he may be granted 

an interview of fifteen iriinutes; asks that he be informed of the 
time most convenient for Jones. A. L. P. in body of document. 
1 p. 7J X 6} ini'hes. 
Ill French. 

1780. Bieuse, . A iridcm; U Orient. L'Orient, [France.] Letter to Capt. 

May 10. [Jolih Paul] Jones, [L'Orient]. Report given by person pre- 

senting her former letter [of Mar. 4th] induces her to rely on hia 
goodness; [ ] Dubois has spoken in her behalf to [ ] Gour- 
lade; either of these gentlemen or [ ] Bersolle can vouch for 
her extreme need; throws herself upon his pity for unfortunate 
people who are without resources. A. L. S. 1 p. 4°. 
In French. 

[1780.] Grosser, . [Paris'?] Letter to [Capt. John] Paul Jones, [Paris?]. 

May 10. Is not personally acquainted with him; knows him by rejiuta- 

tion; desires to serve under him; sends him the address to which 
a request for his services may Ije sent. A. L. S. 1 p. 8x6 
inches. 
In Frencli. 

[1780?] De Bonneuil, . [Paris?] Letter to Capt. [John Paul] Jones, "at 

[May 10?] [Benjamin] Franklins, Passy". Desires his company "a la 

Comedie italienne" on Saturday; if Jones has no other engage- 
ment desires him to sup with him the same day. A. L. S. 1 p. 
7i X 4J inches. 
In French. 



CALENDAR OV JOHN PAUL JONES MANI'SCKIl'TS. 147 

1780. De Velye, . [Paris.] Letter [to Capt. .Tolm PaulJones, Paris?]. 

May 10. r>eLrsto reiiiiiiilliiiiKif hisoiij.'ageiiiont tiiiliiicat [ ] deCroinot's 

(111 Thursday; will meet him at the Palais Ki.yal or, in ease of 
rain, at tlie house of [Capt. Henis Xicolas] "Coutineau" [de 
Kloguene]. A. L. .'>. 1 p. 7;] .x <i inclies. 
In Frcnclt. 

17S0, Nassau [-Siegen, Cliarles Henri Xicolas Othoii,] Prinee <le. Minar 

.May 111. f'ri lire ijf the CeniKin Eiiijiire. [Paris.] Letter to [Capt. John] 

Paul Jones, Passy. Will go to >ri.''s [ ] ( riiiniard's house at 

such time as he shall rlioose. A. L. .'>. in liody of document. 

1 p. 9 X 7J inches. 

In French. 

[17S0.] De Mouplaisir, . [Paris.] Letter to [Capt. John Paul] Jone.=, 

.Alay 10. "at [Edward] Bancroft's Passy". Wishes to remind him of the 

promise given in his name fliat he would attend the recepti(.ii at 
the house of ''Madame la presidente D'ormoy". 1 i>. S x (i 
inches. 
In French. 

1780. Moylan, James. Mi'rcliant and United States rommercial agent at L' Orli'nt. 
Jlay 12. L'Orient, [France.] Letter [to Capt. John Paul Jones, L'Orient 

or Passy]. Has received no letter from him since those of Apr. 
-4th and 28th; had hop.'d to learn decision of [Benjamin] Frank- 
lin and of Jones regarding the use of his brig; lack of information 
on this point occasions loss of time and money; encloses declara- 
tion of the officer of the Bon Homme Richard regarding the cap- 
ture of the Serapis; this accords with Jones's letter to [Lieut. 
Richard] Dale; crew of the Alliance are well; encloses this letter 
in one to Dr. Franklin " that he * * * should do what may 
he necessary with its enclosure". Contemporar}- copy. 
Aug. — . Hutchins, Thomas. American geoijrapher and X'niled States 
iiijent.', L'Orient. L'Orient. Attestation to truth of above copy. 
.V. X. S. 1 p. F». 

17.^11. Vormoy, , Le Chevalier de. Passy, [France.] Letter to Capt. 

ifay l:;. [John Paul] Jones, Passy. Understands that Jones is to leave 

[on the 16th or 17th]; wishes to offer his services to him once 
more before that time; his ambition is to follow Jones and serve 
with him; desires a reply to Iiis offer. A. L. S. 2pp. (10x73^ 
ini'hes. 
In French. 

[1780.] De Charlary, . Sennonville, [France.] Letter to [Capt. John] 

[May 14?] Paul Jones, Care of Dr. [Benjamin] Franklin, Passy. In the 

name of the lord of the chateau de Xicolson [Murray de Xicol- 
son] and of himself invites Jones to come out and spend a day 
with them; Friday next would please them if he has no other 
engagement. A. L. S. 1 ji. 7 i x 45 inches. 
In Freneli. 

1780. Sarsfield, , Count. [Paris.] Letterto [Capt. John Paul] Jones, Passy. 

,ALiy 15. Understands that. Jones is to leave on Wednesilay, [May 17th]; 

wishes an interview before that time; will remain at home Tues- 
<lay afternoon; would go to Passy but fears that they will miss 
each other; "will certainly call upon Dr. [Benjamin] Franklin 
Wednesday morning" ; if Jones posti)ones his departure until the 
afternoon will be happy to wish him Godspeed. A. L. >S. in body 
of document. 2 pp. 7J x .5 inches. 



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[17iS0?] D'Ormoy , iladanie la Presidente. [Pari^'.] Letter to "Commo- 

May 16. dure" [Capt. John] Paul Jones, Passy. Requests the pleasure of 

his and Dr. [Benjamin Franklin's] company at supper on Thurs- 
day May 18th; "Les Dames se preparent a lui chanter de neu- 
veaux couplets". A. L. S? in body of document. 1 p. 4} x 6-1 
inches. 
In French. 

1780. Dutan, A , Jr. Auvillar, [France.] Letter [to Capt. John Paul 

B'lay 16. Jones, L'Orient]. The fame of Jones's exploits is known in all 

places ; has always wished to be of service to his king and country ; 

thinks no better opportunity could present itself than that of 

serving under Jones; desires to enlist as a volunteer. 2 pp. 4°. 

In French. 

1780. St. Julien, Madame de. Paris, [France.] Letter to [Capt. John] Paul 

May 17. Jones, Paris. Regi-ets that she was not at home when he called; 

hopes he will call again giving her notice when she may expect 

him; compliments to M. [ ] Graffort. A. L. S. in body of 

document. 1 p. 8 x 6J inches. 

In French. 

1780. Musnier, . Laitnjer, Nancy. Nancy, [France.] Letter to [Capt. 

May 18. John] P[aul] "Johnes" [Jones, L'Orient]. The ability of Jones 

has been of great use to his fellow patriots and reflects glory upon 
himself; relies upon his goodness in addressing him; "among 
several children has a son of 22 years " ; his education and charac- 
teristics; desires to enter the navy; could have no better teacher 
of naval warfare than Jones; requests that the young man be 
allowed to enlist with him; if request cannot lie granted wishes 
this letter burned. A. L. S. M pp. 4°. 
In French, 

1780. Cuisnier, . Nantes?, [France.] Letter to [Capt. John] Paul Jones, 

May 20. '"at Dr. [Benjamin] Franklin's, Paris". "Wishes to go to Pliila- 

delphia to recuperate his fortunes; is not able to pay the regular 
price of a passage; would be grateful for a passage on Jones's 
vessel or such a one as he may designate; wishes reply sent in 
care of [Carrie] I'Ain^ at Nantes. A. L. S. 1 p. 4°. 
In Freneli. 

17.S0. De Franconville, . Paris, [France.] Letter [to Capt. John Paul 

May 20. Jones, L'Orient]. Isasoldierinmiserablecircumstances; hasgz-eat 

confidence in the kindness and sympathetic disnosition of Jones; 
desires an interview. A. L. S. 2 pp. 8.V x 6| inches. 
In French- 

[1780.] Marigny, Girardot de. [Paris.] Letter to Capt. [John Paul] Jones and 
May [22?] [William Temple] Franklin, care of Dr. [Benjamin] Franklin, 

[Passy]. Requests their company at dinner on May 23d; wishes 
a reply. A, L. S? in body of document. 1 ji. 8 x 6J inches. 
In French. 

[1780?] D'Ormoy, , :via.lanie la Presidente. Paris. Letter to [Capt, John] 

May 23. Paul Jones, [Passy?]. Invites him to call. A. L. S? in body ol 

document. 1 p. 6x3 inches. 



cale:ndar of john tatl junks mamsckii'is. 149 

1780. Gabriel, . MtrHauU.', Su-'dzerluiul. Aran, Swit/.t-rlaiicl. Letter to 

i\ray 1':;. [Capt.Johii] I'aiilJonesi, "au {ialaisValiii,<", I'ari.'^. Isadeuleriii 

! pices, coffee, in<li>;oanil other specifiecl inereliundize; would like 
to place a stock of t;oods on Jones's ship; if prizes are taken tlie 
suppHes may he paid for from the resulting ]irize money; if no 
prizes arc secured Jones can take flie jroods to America and sell 
them or if used l)y his men tliey may lie jiaiil for at his I'on- 
venieuce. ■ A. L. S. L' p|i. 4°. 
In French. 

[17S0.] La Vendahl, , Comte de. [Paris?] Letter [to Capt. John Paul 

JM ay?] 28. .femes, Tassy?]. Thinks that the demands for jilans etc. nia<le 

hy Jones in the name of the Board of Admiralty [of Congress] 
should liave come from B[enjamin] Franklin; movements of the 
[British] squadron; position of the [/Jo.i/a?] George and the Due, de 
Bourgogne. A. L. S. 1 p. 6J x 4} inches. 
In French. 

[1780.] Serhand, , I'Abbe de. Paris. Letter to [Capt. John] Paul Jones, 

May 24. care of [Edward] Pangrofft [Bancroft], Passy. May be snrjiriscd 

that lie has not appeared with the plates promised hy [ ] 
Taber [?]; reason is that the crucibles burst and w^ork had to he 
begun again; hopes work will he completed by tomorrow; sends 
respects to "Pancrofft". A. L. S. 1 p. 4°. 
In Frencli. 

1780. Dumas, [Charles William Frederick.] Unilcd Slates aecret agrni in llnl- 
May 2(). land. The Hague. Letter to "Commodore" [Capt.] J[ohn] 

P[aul] Jones, [L'Orient?, France]. Has not been wi41 since 
departure of Jones in March; iiopes that satisfactory arrange- 
ments regarding prize money have been made in Paris; Jones has 
taken as a prize the one vessel of all in the republic [of Holland] 
that should not have been taken; she [the BerkfidjOK] belongs to 
[ ] Vander Perre, the nephew of [F. P.] Van Berckel, the 
(irand Pensioner of Amsterdam, "the republican, the friend of 
America par excellence I"; Vander Perre is the partner of [ ] 
Meyners; the firm is one of the most influential in Zealand; 
nothing in the ship belonged to Englishmen; has written [the 
Continental] Congress regarding the matter; hopes for speedy 
restitution; wishes to hear from Jones before the latter leaves 
France; has sent him letters by [Benjamin] Franklin and 
[Jonathan] Williams; wishes to know if they have been received; 
understands that Jones has for a passenger a man [Arthm- Lee] 
"who was once my friend but who is so no longer"; Jones does 
Dumas great wrong in believing ill reports; loves all Americans 
and never did anything which should break their friendship; his 
wife and daughter present their respects. A. L. S. 3 pp. 4°. 
In French. 

[17X0.] Graincourt?, . Arli.-<t. [Paris?] Letter [to Capt. John Paul 

May 27. .Tones, Passy?]. Received a letterof May bsth from Capt. [ ] 

Thierot which kept him at Paris, hastinished the portrait sketch 
of Jones but has found imjjerfectionsand has begun again; wishes 
Jones to give him a short sitting; in this way the best results may 
be obtained. ,\. L. S. 1 p. 8 x6i inches. 
In French. 



150 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS. 

17S0. Grand, H[enr]y. Bankei-?, Paris. [Paris?] Letter to Capt. [Jolm] 
Mav 28. PaulJones, Passy. [ ] de Vinezac sent him the enclosed letter 

from FAbbedii Kouzeau which allows nothing more to be said 
regarding the lirave soldiery; if anything could make Jones more 
interesting it would ]>e the recommendation of our brother du 
Eouzeau. A. L. S. 1 p. x 71 inches. 
In French. 

17S0. St. Julien, [Madame de?] [Paris?] Letter to [Capt. John] Paul Jones, 
May 28. Passy. Considers it a pity that Jones has not words as well as 

bravery; the two go well together as do promises and perform- 
ances; hopes he will ascertain the truth [regarding his probable 
deprivation of the command of the AUiancefl before leaving for 
America; things will be clearer after his arrival in the United 
States; sends respects to JiL Pacroffe [Edward Bancroft?] . A. L. S.? 
2 pp. 4°. 
In French. 

1780. [Jones, John Paul.] Caj,f., U. S. -S. "Alliance". [L'Orient?, France.] 
May 30. Memorandum [to Antoine Eaymond Jean Gualbert Galiriel] de 

Sartine, Versailles. Olijectionof [Donatien Leray] de Chaumont 
to payment of men formerly on the Bon Homme Ridiard and now 
on the Alliance is groundless; account of each pereon is at L'Orient 
and [ ] de IMontplaisir [Monplaisir] can see that there is no 
fraud; further reasons for not acceding to de Chaumont's wish; 
results of nonpayment; [Benjamin] Franklin has not the money 
with which to make payment to the men. Contemporary copy. 
Aug. — . Hutchins, Thomas. American geographer coid United Slates agent?, 
L'Orient. L'Orient. Attestation to truth of above copy. A. N. S. 
2 pp. F°. 

1780. Sartine, [Antoine Raymond Jean Guall^ert Gabriel] de. MiiiLster of 
May 30. marine of France. Versailles, [France.] Letter to [Samuel] 

Huntington, President of the Continental Congress, [Philadel- 
phia]. "Commodore" [Capt. John] Paul Jones is about to return 
to America; has astonished Europe by his valor; Louis XVI liaa 
bestowed honors upon him ; would be glad to see him in command 
of another naval expedition. Contemporary copy. 2 pp. 4°. 

In Jones: E.xtrait du Journal, 17S6, Jan. 1. p. 133. In French. Translation 
printed: Sherburne, Li/e of John Paul Jones, I\. Y., 1851, p. 193, 

[1780?] "Angelique". [Aim^e Adele de Tehson?] [Paris.] Letter to [Capt. 

[May ?] John] Paul Jones, Passy. IMadame de Bonneuil is about to go 

to Versailles; wishes her to say how much she regrets not having 
seen him; Jones has promised her his portrait; hopes he will not 
forget to give it to her. A. L. S. 2 pp. 7J s 4i inche.s. 
In French. 

[1780?] "Delia." [Paris?] Letter to [Capt. John Paul] Jones, [L'Orient, 
[May?] France]. Is in great distress lest he be ill; would be miserable 

if he should be ill while away from her; awaits his return with 
great anxiety; hopes he will not forget her if he goes to America; 
has received his letters of [April?] 18th, 19th and 20th; loves him 
with idolatrous love and for himself alone etc. A. L. S. in body 
of document. 4 pp. 7| x 6 inches. 
In French. 



CALENDAR OF JOHN I'AUL JONKS MANrsfRIPTS. 151 

[irsOV] ["Delia."] [Paris.] Li'ttcr t" [tapt. .Juliii I'aulJ .luiif.'^, [I.'Orieiit]. 

[May'.'] .\.«ks iiardon if she i.s iiidiscrci't luit UMiU'r.~tan<l.< tliat Jones ami 

his crew are without pay; slie has <liaiMoiiil< ami otlier vahiables 

wliieh can he converted into money; in tlie name of tlie love 

with which she is consumed be<rs to !>c (■'■nnnandeil if she can l)e 

of use; is dying to rejoin liiin, never aixain to lie separated etc. 

A. L. 4 p]i. G| X 41 inches. 

IliFrellfh. Tmnslntinn jirintocl: SluTbiirnc. f.iftof Jnlm I'ludJmirs, Wnah., 

1S25, p. fel. 

[17>SU?] ["Delia."] [Paris?] Letter [to Capt. John Panl.Tones, L'Orient]. Her 

[Mav-Sep?] servant has returneil from the post and brings no letters from 

liim; does not understand why she is deprived of her only cf)iiso- 

lation; hopes he is not intending to leave France without bidding 

her adieu etc. A. L. 4 pp. 7' x 6 inches. 

In French. 

[17S0?] ["Delia"] [Paris.] Letter tt. [Capt.] John Paul Jones, L'Orient. 

[Mav-Sep?] Fears that in her last letter she showed him too much of the 

trouble and anxiety of her heart; "peut-on aimer I'aimalile Jones 

et ne pas mourir de crainte de le perdre"; hopes that whatever 

happens he will not forget her etc. A. L. 2 pp. 4°. 

In French. 

[17S0?] ["Delia".] [Paris.] Letterto [Capt.] John Paul Jones, L'Orient. Six 

[Mav-Sep?] posts have arrived and she has received no letter from him; she 

loses courage at the thought of his forgetting her; loves nim as 

constantly as ever and will not think that he is unfaithful etCi 

A. L. 1 p. 4°. 

In French. Translation printed: SheThurne. Life of John Paid Jones, ^.Y. 
ISol. p. 321. 

[1780?] [Jones, John Paul.] Capt . , U. S. narij . [L'Orient?, France.] Copy of 
[May-Sep?] "A Pong written by Major [.John Lewis] Andre". A. D. 1 p. 

4°. 

This song appears to have ijeen used by Jones as the text of a poem in honor 
of "Delia'', the name Delia being used where once was the name of another. 

[17S0'?] [Jones, John Paul.] Capt., U. S- luivi/. [L'Orient?, France.] Copy of 
[May-Pep?] a song: "The Irish Widow sung by Mrs. [Ann Spranger] Barry". 

A. D. 2 pp. F». 

1780. Franklin, B[enjamin.] United States minister pilenipoientiary to France. 
Jun. 1. Passy, [France.] Letterto [Capt. John Paul] Jones, [L'Orient]. 

Has received a letter from the Board of Admiralty [of the Conti- 
nental Congress] of which a copy is enclosed for Jones's "gov- 
ernment"; Board directs that the Alliance return to America. 
Contemporary copy. 
Aug. — . Hutchins, Thomas. American geographer and United States agent?, 
L'Orient. L'Orient. Attestation to truth of above copy. A. N. S. 
1 p. F». 

Printed: .'Sherburne, Life of John Laul Jones, N. Y. 1S51, p. 191. 

1780. Puy Segur, [Armand Marie .Jacques de Chastenet, IMarquis de?] Paris. 
Jun. 2. Letter [to Capt. John Paul Jones, L'Orient]. I'nderstands by 

[WilUam] Xicolson that Jones is thinking of accepting Nicol- 
Eon in his service; considers it a privilege for a man to be able to 
serve under Jones; wishes him success in every undertaking. 
A. L. S. 1 p. 8i X 6i inches. 
In French. 



152 LIBRAKY or CONGRESS. 

1780. Sartine, [Antoine Raymond Jean Gualbert Gabriel] de. ^[inistc>• of 
Jun. 3. /nariiie (if France. Versailles, [France.] Letter to [Benjamin] 

Franklin, [Pass}']. Acknowledges receipt of his letter of May 
30th asking that a French vessel be assigned to the duty of carrj-- 
ing supplies to the United States under convoy of the Alliance; 
has given orders t" that effect; [Capt. John] Paul Jones having 
assured him that the Alliance can supply the officers and men 
necessary for the second vessel, he has ordered that every facility 
be extended to Jones by the Commissarj- of the port of L'Orient. 
Contemporary copy. 
In French. 
Aug. — . Hutchins, Thomas. Amencan geograplier and United States ageiUf , 
L' Orient. L'Orient. Attestation to truth of above copy. A. N. S. 
1 p. F". 

Kni'lo.'^ed in following lettLT. 

1780. Franklin, ^[illiam] T[emple.] Private seeretartj to Benjamin Franklin. 
Jun. 4. Passy, [France.] Letter to [Capt. John Paul] Jones, [L'Orient]. 

Encloses copy of letter of June 3d from [Antoine Raymond Jean 
Gualbert Gabriel] de Sartine to his grandfather [Benjamin Frank- 
lin]; summary of its contents. Contemporary copy. 
Aug. — . Hutchins, Thomas. American geographer and United States agentf, 
L^ Orient. L'Orient. Attestation to truth of above copy. A. X. S. 
1 p. F". 

See preceding letter. 

, 17S0. [Jones, John Paul.] Capt., U. S. S. "Alliance". Xantes, [France.] Let- 
Jun. 7. terto [ ] Comtesse [de Bourbon?] de "Lowendahl" [LaVen- 

dahl?], Versailles. Duty calls him from Versailles despite his 
affection for her; will do his best to deserve her affection in the 
future; mucli affected at the remarks of !Miss [ ] Edes [-Her- 
bert] regarding her; by [John] Ross sends her a cipher for pri- 
vate correspondence; forwards this letterunder cover to [Francois 
de] Genet; tender sentiments expressed towards her; hopes to 
accept the invitation of his "Lodge" [Les Neuf Soeurs] to return 
to France. Autograph draft. 3 jip. 4". 

Printed in part: [Sands], Life it Curres. nf JoJin Paul .Tones, ^.\. 1.S30, p. I'sg. 

1780. D'Arendt, , Baron. Nantes, [France.] Letter to "Commodore" 

Jun. 8. [Capt. John] Paul Jones, [Xantes]. Presents his compliments 

to Jones; wishes that upon his arrival at L'Orient he would write 
him "the news"; desires to secure passage for America; letters 
to be addres.=ed in care of [Jonathan] Williams. A. L. S. in body 
of document. 1 p. 4°. 
In French. 

1780. Hunolstein, Barbantone. Maid of honor to the Duchess de Charles. Paris. 
Jun. 10. Letter [to Capt. John Paul Jones, L'Orient]. Fulfills her promise 

of writing him the news; has obtained from the King an ajipoint- 
ment for her brother [Jacques Anne Joseph Le Prestre,] Comtede 
Vauban to serve under [Lt. Gen. Jean Baptiste Donatien de 
Vimeure, Comte] de Rochambeau; will be aid-de-CAmp to Ro- 
chambeau and successor to the colonelcy of the Orleans regiment; 
Vauban will sail with Jones and she hopes will be granted a favor- 
able reception by him; hopes Jones will not forget her. A. L. S. 
1 p. 7|x4| inches. 
In French. 



CAI.K>'1)AK OK .loHN I'AIL .loNKS M ANTSCKU'TS. 153 

17>S0. Lee, Aiilmr. I.'i •riont, [France] lA'ttcr [lo (,';iiil. Ji.liu I'aiil Jcaies, 
Jun. 1:1. L'Oriont]. C'ouM not give an opinion "yesterday" on Jones's 

riL'lit to coiiiiiuiiicl the Allinnce; has seen Capt. [Peter] Landaia 
sini'c then: claniis of Jones are based on liis connnission as "Cap- 
tain in the Marine of tlie Uniteil States" from Congress and "an 
order from l>r. [Benjamin] Franklin * * * to take rommand 
of the-l///a/ici "; claims of Landais based on a like "Commission 
from Congress", "a Resolve of Congress giving him the command 
of the Alli'iinr " * * and a F^etter of rnstrnctions for that 
pur j)Ose from the Marine Committee"; "F"'rom these docnmenta 
it is clear, beyond a possibility of ilnul it iluit Captain Landais 
commands tliat Ship under the full, dircrt and express order of 
Congress"; Jones may show this letter tu wlmmsoever he pleases. 
Contemporary copy. 
Aug. — . Hutchins, Thomas. American ytoymjjlur and United Slates <iyent/, 
L'Oi-ient. I.'Orient. Attestation to truth of above copy. A. X. S. 
L'pp. V: 

Printed: Sherburne, Li/c of John PaiUJutte^, N. Y. 1M.51. p. 201. [Sands], Life 
aiidCorrcs. of John Paul Jones, N. Y. 1830, p. 2f'..s. 

17S0. Franklin, B[enjamin.] United Slates minister plenipotentiarn to France. 
Jun. 17. Passy, [France.] Letter [to Capt, John Paul] Jones, [L'Orient]. 

Has been informed that Arthur Lee instigated the mutiny on liis 
ship [the AUiancel; withdraws his oi'der for Jones to receive Lee 
as a passenger "so far as to leave the E.xecution of it to your Dis- 
cretion"; passage for Lee on another ship can be readily secured. 
Contemporary copy. 
Aug. — . Hutchins, Thomas. American yeugraplier and United States agentf, 
I' Cirient. Attestation to truth of abcjve coj^y. A. N. S. 1 p. F°. 

Printed: Stierburne, Life if John Paul Jonrs, S. Y. 18.il, p. 204. Franklin's 
WorH, N. Y. 1S88, VII: 89. 

1780. [Jones, .bilm Paul.] Capt., U. S. nanj. Versailles, [France.] >bnio- 
Jun. 17. randum [submitted to Benjamin Franklin?, Passy]. 1\ui Alliance 

tlie tine.st frigate in the United States service on the consuma- 
tion of the French treaty in 177.S; her name given a,s a compli- 
ment to France; as a I'urtlier mark of respect, conunand of her 
was given to " M. [Peter] Landais a french Subject who had then 
arrived in America from France as JIaster of a Merchant Ship"; 
Congress deceived by statements of Landais; details of means em- 
ployed by Landais; considers that "it would be rendering a very 
acceptable Service to Congress if the King's ^Ministers would please 
to transmit to the President, their opinion of Captn. Landais". 
Autograph draft. 2 pp. 4°. 

Printed in part: Sherburne, Life of John Paul Jones, N. \'. I80I. p. 206. 

This memorandum appears to have been forwarded by Franklin to John 
.-Vdams together witli the queries of the following manuscript, to aid him in 
f'irming a judgement as to the merits of the .lones-Landaig controversy regard- 
ing the command of the Alliance. 

17.S0. [Franklin, Benjamin.] United States mini.'^ter plenipotentiary to France. 
Jun. [I'^V] [Passy, France.] JIemoran<lum [submitted to John Adams, 

Paris]. Proposes three queries regarding the position of Capt. 
[Peter] Landais; (1) Is Landais, after relinquishing command of 
the Alliance and applying for money to pay his passage to Amer- 
ica on the Luzerne, justified in contmuing in command despite 
the charges of [Cajit. John Paul Jones] his successor in command 



154 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS. 

17S0. [Franklin, Benjamin] — Continued. 
Jun. [18?] of that ship?; (2) Is not the conduct of Landais in exciting a 

mutiny on board tlie Alliance and in making unlawful demands 
on the United States minister, to be considered reprehensible?; 
(3) Is it good for the public service that Landais, after such 
actions, should have command of a ^•essel laden with public stores 
destined for America when " if he arrive * * * he must in 
course be tried"?. Contemporary copy. 2 [ip. 4°. 

Printed: V'orks of John Adams, Boston 1S52, VII: 204. 

This document appears to be Jones'.s copy of the queries submitted by 
Franklin to Adams with the preceding memorandum. Adams's reply is 
printed. Worl-s nf Joliii Adams. Boston 1852. VII: 20.5. under date of June 26. 

1780. Thevenard, A[ntoine Jean Marie de.] Commandant of the port of L' Ori- 
Jun. 20. eiit. L'Orient, [France.] Letter to [le Chevalier] deLinoncourt, 

[L'Orient]. Requests him to have arrested such officers or sea- 
men of the Alliance as Capt. [John Paul] Jones may designate; 
Jones is captain of that vessel. A. L. S. 1 p. 4°. 
In French. 

1780. [Jones, John Paul.] Capt., U. S. nary. L'Orient, [France.] Letter [to 
Jun. 20. Capt.Mathew Parke?, V. S. S. Alliance, L'Orient]. His humanity 

is awakened by the critical situation of the Alliance; calls atten- 
tion to "the fatal consequences" which will result from persist- 
ence on the i^art of her crew "in this Causeless Mutiny" ; has 
endeavored "to procure Justice to every person who has served 
under my command"; encloses evidence; would not wish his 
"Worst enemy to be in so dangerous a situation" as is Capt. 
[Peter] Landais; the [French] government has given positive 
orders not to allow the Alliance to sail under command of Lan- 
dais; latter is under arrest by order of the King; no injustice has 
been done; were such the case Congress would give redress to 
Landais; "And Mr. [Benjamin] Franklin is too wise to exceed 
the limits of his power" [in conferring authority upon Jones or 
witholding it from Landais]. Autograph draft, 2 pp. 4°. 

[1780.] Genet, [Francois de.] First secretar;/, French foreign office. [Versailles, 
Jun. 20. France.] Letter to [Capt. John] Paul Jones, L'Orient. Hopes 

he has arrived in safety; supposes his vessel [the Alliance'] has 
sailed; hopes there was no blood shed in connection with her 
sailing; wishes him success in the future; encloses a letter from a 
lady whom Jones reveres. A. L. S. 2 pp. 65 x 4} inches. 

1780. Rouel, . Artist, Pari. ■<. Paris. Letter [to Capt. John Paul Jones, 

Jun. 21. L'Orient]. Regrets that Jones has been wearied by troulUe and 

that the wish of the Countess of Nicolson [for Jones's portrait] 
seems likely to remain unsatisfied; would like to make arrange- 
ments for a few sittings; guarantees that goo<l work will be done; 
requests a reply in person or by letter; there will be no expense 
to Jones. A. L. S. 3 pp. 4°. 
In French. 

1780. Jones, J[ohn] P[aul.] Capt., U. S. navij. L'Orient, [France.] Letter 
Jun. 21. to [Francois] de Genet, Versailles. Requests that the enclosed 

despatches [regarding his controversy with Landais?] be shown 
to the [French] government before forwarding them [to Benja- 
min Franklin?]; hopes his conduct "in so nice an affair will 



CAI.EXDAK OF JOHN PAIL JONES MANUSCRIPTS. 155 

17S0. Jones, J[uliu] l'[aul] — ('ontimn-cl. 
Jiiri. L'l. luwt with the api)rol)atiun of the King and liis Miiiistei-s"; is 

i-ei'tain that measures will be taken to secure justice for himself 
anil to defeat "this Base disappointed ])arty who are the Ene- 
mies of France, and in their Hearts the friends of England"; has 
received a letter from [Antoine Raymond Jean < Jualbert Gabriel] 
de Sartine by an officer [Jacques Anne Joseph Le Prestre, Conite 
deVauban?]; will answer same at once; "you will see that this 
is a confidential letter". Contemporary copy. 1 p. 4°. 

1780. [Jones, John Paul.] C((itt., V. S. uanj. L'Orient, [France.] Letter 
Jun. 2.3. [to Antoine Raymond Jean Gualbert Gabriel de Sartine, Paris]. 

Acknowledges receipt of letter of June 15th l>y the ^Marquis 
[Jacques Anne Joseph Le Prestre Comte?] de Vauban; hopes the 
account of his conduct re!.rariling the Alliance as given by [An- 
toine Jean Marie] de Thevenard and [ ] de LaGrandville will 
be approved l)y the [French] government; when he sails for 
America will gladly afford passage for any gentlemen de Sartine 
may recommend; thanks him for personal favors shown. Auto- 
graph draft. 2 pp. 8 x 6J inches. 

1780. Jones, John P[aul.] Capt., C. S. unvij. L'Orient, [France.] Account 
Jun. 2.5. against the "Marine Committee of the United States of America". 

Account is for expenses incurred in the United States service 
during Jones's stay in Europe; it includes oljligations incurred on 
account of the Indkn, Ranger and Alliance and for the proposed 
expedition with [^laj. Gen. Marie Jean Paul Joseph Roche Yves 
Gilbert du jNIotier,] ^Marquisde Lafayette; account is from January 
1778 to date and amounts to 19,31-1 livres. Contemporary cop\-. 
1787. Sweeny, Doyle. Clerk, ojfice of commissioner of accounts, Marine 
Nov. 18. (U'partmeiit, Continental Congress. New York. Attestation in be- 
half of Benjamin Walker to truth of above copy. 
Nourse, Joseph, lieijisirar, U. S. Treasuri/. [New York?] "Set- 
tled and passed to the credit of the Chevalier John Paul Jonea 
* * * Decemr 1782"; 3,632 livres added to above account 
making a total of 22,946 with which Jones is credited. A. D. S. 
2 pp. F". 

1780. Stubbs, Benjamin. Midshipman, I'.S.nary. Prison, L'Orient, [France.] 
Jun. 26. Letter to [Capt,] John Paul Jones, L'Orient. Is in a "dismal 

situation"; ill treatment by [Lieut. James Arthur] Degges 
[Degge] was the only cause of his leaving Jones; prays for for- 
giveness and restoration to his former station; sent on board the 
Alliance for his chest and bed but they were refused him; further 
details of his condition; begs for relief. Contemporary copy. 
Aug. — . Hutchins, Thomas. American geographer and United Slates agent f, 
L'Orient. L'Orient. .attestation to truth of above copy. A. N. S. 
2 pp. F». 

1780. [Jones, John Paul.] Capt., V. S. navy. L'Orient, [France.] Letter to 
Jun. 27. Robert Morris, Philadelphia. Has deferred writing because of 

Ilia expectation of an immediate return to America in the Alli- 
ance; went to the [French] Court in April "to procure the free 
sale of the Serapis and other prizes" ; honors shown him by the 
King of France; letter in his behalf sent to [Anne Cesar, le Cheva- 



156 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS. 

1780. [Jones, John Paul] — Continue<l. 
Jini. 27. lier] de La Luzerne; secured the Frent-h ehip Arid to aid in trans- 

porting supplies to America; on his return to L'Orient found that 
Capt. [Peter] Landais had assumed command of the Alliance June 
13th; negotiations with [Antoine JeanlNIariedeThevenard] Com- 
mandant of the Port, with [Benjamin] Fraulclin and with [Arthur] 
Lee regarding the AUiance; humanity would not allow him to 
have the ship held in port by the fire of French guns; prevention 
of conflict between Frenclimen and Americans was "no small dis- 
appointment to the wicked heart and empty head of [Arthur Lee 
and Commodore Alexander Gillon,] Captain Landais' two princi- 
pal advisers" ; " one of these two would be great men [Lee] will 
now have his Carriage, Baggage and Family transported from 
hence in the space * * * that should have been occujiied by 
the soldiers' dothing while the Red Rihhoned Commodore [(iil- 
lon?] has inveigled away from the Continental service a mmiber 
of seamen * * * redeemeil from English dungeons * * * 
to man the Ariel" ; actions of Lee caused by hostility to Franklin; 
Landais originally the proteg^ of [Silas] Deane and not of Lee; in 
all Europe "envy is dumb when the name of Fi-anklin is but 
mentioned" ; Jones is of no party: is deeply obliged to Congress 
and to Morris and will "keep within his line of duty as an offi- 
cer". Autograph draft. 7 pp. 8 x 01 inches. 

Printed: [Sands], LiJ'e and Corres. of John Paul Jones, N. Y. 1S30, p. 276. 
With variations: Wharton, Di}). Corves, of the Anier. Rev., Wash. ]8S9, III: SCO. 

1780. [Jones, John Paul.] Capl.. U. S. nanj. L'Orient, [France.] Letter to 
Jun. 27. E[dward] B[ancroft], Passy. Difficulties encountered since his 

departure from Versailles; officers of the port of L'Orient act like 
women; could have stopped the Alliance with a part of their force; 
suspects a secret understanding between them and ' ' 453 ' ' [Arthur 
Lee] ; favors shown to Lee, [Commodore Alexander] Gillon and 
[Capt. Peter] Landais; Gillon allowed to enlist [for privateer 
service] seamen obtained from English prisons including some 
wdio served on the Le.vington; Landais retains others on the 
Alliance; showed [Antoine Jean Marie] de Thevenard the letter 
which Landais wrote to [Lieut. James Arthur] Degge [exciting 
a mutiny] and desired him to interfere; would have been much 
better off had he followed his "own Judgements" ; bitter reflec- 
tions on the conduct of Lee and of [Donatien Leray de] C[hau- 
mont]; latter has not furnished a single sol with whicli to pay 
wages or prize money; "if 299 [Franklin] sits still in this matter 
I will pronounce him and 868 [Bancroft] Philosophers indeed" ; 
is himself no philosopher. Autograph draft. 4 pp. 8} x 6J 
inches. 

1780. Sartine, [Antoine Raymond Jean Gualbert Gabriel] de. ^finisfer of 
Jnn. 28. murine of France. Versailles, [France.] Letter to "Commo- 

dore" [Capt. John] Paul Jones, L'Orient. The King [Louis XVI 
of France] has spoken of his zeal in war and the reward which it 
has earned; has sent to [Anne Cesar, Chevalier] de La Luzerne 
the Cross of Military Merit intended for Jones; a gold sword also 
is being prepared for him. Contemporary copy. 2 pp. 4°. 

In Jones: Extrait du Journal, 1786. Jan. 1. p. 135. In French. TraD.slation 
printed: Sherburne, Life of John Paul Jones, N. Y. 1851, p. 196. 



CALENDAR OK JOHN PAUL JONES MANUSCRIPTS. 157 

1780. I,andais, P[eti'r.] 0(pt., U. S. S. "A/llarur." " Ktiad of (iroa" 
Jun. 2:i. [Groaix, France.] Letter tn [Capt.] John l'[:iul] Jones, L'Orient. 

Sends following jiersons ashore "Ix'ing siu-li as I .1.. nut tinil Nec- 
essary to the Service of the United States uf AnuTica on l)oard 
this Ship": George Julmston, Joliii Ilanraluin, Kdwanl (iarrett, 
Cliarles O'Reily, John Tiiompson, .Vndri'w Kyan, William McCnl- 
hich, ■\Viniani Rolierts, Josepli Walker, John Down, .Vnhiliald 
f'aldwell, John Brown, Lawrence Furlong, Daniel Swain, John 
Ilacket, Samuel Mathews, Peter Noddle, Cover Rolef, Yallow? 
411is, John Lauvellas, Joseph Lanley, Philo. AVoliard; last five 
are prisoners of Jones. Contemi>orary copy. 
Aug. — . Hutchins, Thomas. American ffeogrnphei- a xd rnited SltitiKiiijoil.', 
L' Orient. Attestation to truth of above copy. .\. N. S. 1 p. F". 

1780. [Jones, John Paul.] Capt., U. K nai-ii. L'Orient, [France.] Letter to 
Jul. 3. "the Ships Company" (if tlu' Alllmice. Encloses .seven papers 

on which is based his claim to the command of the Alliance: No. 1 
ia an order to Jones from B[enjaniin] Franklin "to command the 
Alliance to America"; No. 2 is "an extract of a letter from the 
Board of Admiralty to JNIr. Franklin fur the return of the Alliance 
* * * to Philadelphia"; No. .3 is "an express order from Mr. 
Franklin to Capt. [Peter] Landais not to meildle with the command 
of tlie Alliance"; No. 4 is an order from Franklin to Landais "to 
quit the .U/.'('»c(' imme<iiately"; No. 5 is an extract of a letter 
from Franklin to Jones "respecting the Mutiny on Ijoard the 
Alliance, the isayment of Prize Money &c"; No. 6 is "an order 
from Mr. Franklin directing you to obey me as your Captain"; 
N( I. 7 is " an order from me to Captain Landais " ; is told that ' ' none 
of these papers have hitherto * «■ * been communicated to 
you"; begsthattliey read them "witli attention"; "after reflect- 
ing seriously" are to inform him how to relieve them from "pres- 
ent difficulties"; jirize money is ready for them. Autograpli 
draft. 2 pp. SJ X 6J inches. 

[1780?] Maille, , Comte. [L'Orient, France.] Letter to Capt. [John Paul] 

Jul. 4. Jones, [L'Orient]. Has refused other engagement; will have 

tlie honor of accepting his invitation to dinner for tlii-^ day. 

A. L. S. in liody of document. 1 p. 4 x tij inches. 
In French. 

1780. [Jones, John Paul.] Capt., V. S. navi/. L'Orient, [France.] Letter to 
Jul. .5. [Fran(;ois] de Genet, Versailles. Since June 23d has been endeav- 

oring to restore order at L'Orient; encloses papers to explain 
beliavior of [Capt. Peter] Lam'ais and his advisers; encloses let- 
ter of July 2d received from "the Sailors of the late Bonhomnie 
liicliard" ; [Nathan] Elodgett, purser of the Alliance preferred 
■ prison to the obeilience of orders from Jones; has put the affair 

in the hands of [Antoine Jean Marie] de Thevenard; hopes 
through him, to obtain for tlw Ariel the seamen from the liichard 
now on board the Alliance; is obliged for the efforts of Genet; has 
received no reply [from Antoine Raymond Jean Gualbert Gabriel 
de Sartine] to his letter [regarding the possession of the Alliance] ; 
if [Benjamin] Franklin were at L'Orient the crew of the Alliance 
would forsake Landais; [.Vrthnr] Lee and Landais have deceived 
the crew; tlie ships company has not known Franklin's opinion 



158 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS. 

1780. [Jones, John Paul] — OontiiuK'd. 

Jul. 5. on the controversy; desires Franklin to come to L'Orient; his 

presence and the |iaynient of the prize money will overcome 
every difficulty. Autograph draft. 2 pp. 8] x 6J inches, and 
2 pp. 5 X 7'> inches. 

1780. Williai^is, Jonathan. I'liiied Slati-i^ i-uimnercial ayeiit at A'fOiA.s. Passy, 
Jul. 5. [France.] Letter to [Capt.] John Paul Jones, [L'Orient]. 

American affairs in poor condition; capture of Charleston has done 
"some Injury but the Depreciation of our Money has done nmch 
more"; has not been able to secure a companion ship for the 
Ariel by coming from Nantes; a single ship will enable Jones to 
make a more rapid passage; may reach America before [Capt. 
Peter] Landais; [James] Moylan has all orders regarding the fit- 
, ting out of the Ariel; advises Jones to reach America as soon as 

possible. A. L. S. 2 pp. 4°. 

1780. [Jones, John Paul.] Oipf., U. S. nary. L'Orient, [Franee.] Letter to 
Jul. 10. [Antoine Kaymond Jean Gualbert Gabriel] de Sartine, [Paris]. 

Great obligation of the United States to King [Louis XVI 'of 
France] "the Protector of the Rights of Human Nature"; his 
heart overflows with gratitude for honors received from the best 
of Kings; thanks de Sartine for his letter of June 28th; will 
endeavor to prove himself worthy of favors bestowed. Autograph 
draft. 2 pp. F". 

Sartine's letter of ".lune 28th" printed: [Sands], Life .0 Carres, of .Tahn Paul 
.Toncf. N. Y. 1S30, p. 279. 

17S0. [Jones, John Paul.] Capt., U. S. nary. L'Orient, [France.] Letter to 
Jul. 10. John Eoss, L'Orient. In answer to his letter of this morning has 

received no instructions from [Benjamin] Franklin regarding 
"the embarkation of the American Continental Woolens under 
j'our direction on Board the^lri'fZ"; intended that they should 
go on the Alliance; as the Ariel was loaneil by France to transport 
French arms and clothing to America it is his "thought that Mr. 
Franklin will not think himself authorized to employ that ship 
for any other purpose"; advises Ross to use a merchant ship for 
the woolens; France may furnish a convoy. Autograph draft. 
2 pp. 8i X 6i inches. 

1780. [Jones, John Paul.] Capt., U. S. nary. L'Orient, [France.] Letter to 
Jul. 11. Jonathan Wheeler, Ariel, L'Orient. Has been informed by 

B[enjamin] Franklin that "A considerable number of American 
seamen" are at or near St. Malo, [France,] who are expected to 
man the Ariel; directs him to proceed thither and engage all such 
seamen "who may, without loss of tiiue, be willing to come here 
and to sail with me for America"; encloses letters to the King's 
commissary and American agent at St. Malo; wishes at least 
thirty men; is to engage as many others as possible at Morlaix; 
can assure them of good treatment. Autograph draft. 2 pp. 
8^ x 6J inches. 

1780. [Jones, John Paul.] Capt., U. S. nary. L'Orient, [France.] Letter to 

Jul. 12. B[enjamin] Franklin, [Passy, France]. Was much plea.sed 

with his letter of July 5th; regrets that his letter to Dr. [Edward] 

Bancroft [of June 27th] has given offence to Franklin; it was 



CALENDAK OF .KHIN i'AUL JONKS MANl'8CKU'TS. 159 

17sO. [Jones, .Inlni raul] — C'lHitinueil. 

.lul. 1-. ti private letter; has written no others tliat he \v. ml. 1 mjt williiifxlv 

show him; justities his belief that lu^ wouM he upheld as against 
Capt. [Peter] Lanilais in the eontroversy regarding the eoinmanil 
of the Allianiv; reeounts his aets since assuming control of the 
Alliance; refusal of [Donatien Leray de] Chauuiont to pro\iile 
money for wages and prize dues necessitated his trip t(j I'aris; all 
Americans at L'Orient except [Arthur] Lee and [James] C'um- 
niings approved his making the journey; because he "was gent 
hack empty hande<l" Lee was alile to persuade the crew of the 
vl Wi<(Hcc to mutiny; "under such circumstances * * * [Anne 
Hiladon de Contentin, Comte de] Tourville himself could not 
have prevented their plot from succeeding"; armament of the 
Ariel is well advanced; has received four men from St. Male; 
Jonathan Wheeler gone for thirty or forty more; advance wages 
will be needeil; men from the Boh IIotiiDie Richard expect pay- 
ment of wages and prize money before sailing; [Ponatien Leray] 
de Chaumont has given [ ] ^bmtplaisir [de ^lonplaisir] no 
means for payment of same; wishes Franklin's advice for the 
future. Autograph draft. 4 pji. 4°. 

Franklin's letter of July h is printed: Franklin's ir.irfc, N. Y. LSSx, VII: 101. 
17S0. [Jones, John Paul.] CajiL, U. S. minj. L'Orient, [France.] Letter to 

•Till. 14. [ ] ComtessedeB[ourbon] deL[a Vendahl], Versailles. Since 

receiving her packet has examined his letter [of June 7th] from 
Nantes; if the packet [the cipher] should have been omitted it 
can now be destro3-ed; was honored by the visit of her husband 
the Comte; considers 5Iiss Edea [-Herbert] to have been mis- 
taken in her remarks; would like to conduct a naval expedition 
with her husband; by consultation with [Franc;ois] de Genet the 
particulars of one he has planned may be learned; details recent 
happenings and [Donatien Leray] de Chaumont's part in them; 
has received the Order of Military Merit and a sword from the 
King [Louis XVI of France] ; desires to place the sword in her 
hands for safe keeping; the cipher sent her will be useful for 
future correspondence; hopes to remain her friend; can read 
French if she desires to write in that languasre. Autograjih draft. 
4 pp. 4°. 

Printed, except the postscript: [Sands] , Li/c and Cnrres, of John Paul Jones, 
y. Y. IS.'iO, p. 290. 

1780. [Jones, John Paul.] Capt., V. S. nnnj.. L'Orient, [France.] Letter [to 
Jul- l-l- Barbantane Hunolstein ?, Versailles]. Begs forgiveness for not 

answering her letters sooner; "For Shame Paul Jones! how could 
you let tiie fairest Lady in the world, after writing you Tim Ij-i- 
tera, wait so long for an Answer"; w^as ashamed to write of 
troubles regarding the Alliance; ill conduct of [Donatien Leray] 
de Chaumont; none of the crew "have complained of any illtreat- 
ment from me " ; will write often in the future. Autograph draft. 
2 pp. 4°. 
Printed: .Sherburne, Life of John Paul Jones, S. Y. 1K.51, p. 333. 

1780. Williams, Jonathan. United States cuiiiinercial eujent at Sante^. Passy, 

Ju'- 15. [France.] Letter to Capt. [John Paul] Jones, [L'Orient]. 

Acknowledges receipt of his letter of July 7th; is ready to pay 

the balance of account due Jones at any place; balance is not 

12,000 livres but about 4,000; presumes he has not received the 



160 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS. 

1780. Williams, Jonathan — Continued. 
Jul. 15. " last remittance.^ " reducing the account to that amount; if Jones 

will write [Edward] Bancroft stating the exact amount due it 
shall l>e applied as the former desires; will not remain in Passy 
long to transact the business in pereon; thinks it impossible to 
obtain an "addition to the Ariel's force at present"; advises 
Jones to hasten to America where he will receive the honors due 
him and a complete triumph o^-er his enemies. A. L. S. 
2 pp. 4°. 

1780. [Jones, John Paul.] Ccipt.. V. S. nary. L'Orient, [France.] Letter to 
Jul. 17. E[dward] Bancroft, Passy. On receipt of his favor of July 3d he 

wrote [Jonathan] Williams; hoj^es that Williams will apply 
12,000 livres to use mentioned [payment of debts incurred by 
Jones?]; has no idea where to obtain "the rest" as [Donatien 
Leray de] C[haumont] " has had 300,000 livres of his Bills lately 
protested in Amsterdam"; is informed by [ ] Montjilaisir [de 
ilonplaisir] that de Chaumont has furnished no means forjiayment 
of wages or prize money due the crew of the Boii Homme Bichard; 
lias received "a very severe letter from our Venerable Friend 
[Benjamin Franklin] for the letter [of June 7th] I wrote you"; 
summarizes his reply to Franklin; unless wages and prize money 
are paid, credit of Jones in both Europe and America will be 
gone and a second revolt [of crew] will lie probable; refers to 
correspondence between [fapt. Petei-] Landais and Franklin; 
the All laiice ha.8 sailed for America leaving a greater amount of 
stores than the Ariel can carry; wishes the Terpsicore could be 
secured; liegs Bancroft and [Jonathan] Williams to urge this 
with [le Chevalier] de Eaudouin; if this be done his project [for 
an expedition against the English] in which he should have the 
Seriipis, Terpsifore and Ariel mider his command will be greatly 
forwarded; wishes Bancroft to purchase and forward " one of the 
most fashionable crosses of [the Order of jNIilitary] Merit of the 
small size"; honors bestowed upon him 1)y King [Louis XVI of 
France]; "the cross and institution of true Merit [bestowed by 
the King were] enclosed in a letter to [Anne Cesar,] Chevalier de 
La Luzerne". Autograph draft. 3 pp. 8^ x 6J inches. 

1780. [Jones, John Paul.] Oipf., U. S. n<ir,j. L'Orient, [France.] Letter to 
Jul- 19. [ ] Chevalier de Baudouin, [Paris]. Would have written 

earlier but was ashamed of the troubles regarding the Alliance; 
Jones's conduct blameless in that matter; [ ] Montplaisir [de 
Monplaisir] has informed him of the derelictness of [Donatien 
Leray] de Chaumont respecting payment oi wages and prize 
money; his plans for the future; need of clothing for the troops 
commanded by [Gen. George] AVashington; all this clothing 
could be carried on the Terpsicore and Ariel together; honors 
received from [Antoine Raymond Jean Gualbert Galjriel] de 
Sartine and from the King [Louis XVI of France]; "Cross and 
institution of Military Jlerit inclosed in a letter to [Anne Cesar] 
Chevalier de La Luzerne": "Count de Lowendal [Comte de La 
Vendahl?] has proposed to join me in an Expedition" [against 
the English] and "to command the Land Forces"; has written 
him on the subject; hopes his own or a lietter plan may be 
adopted; has written [Edward] Bancroft regardmg the same 
matter. Autograph draft. 4 pp. 8Jx6J inches. 



CALENDAR OF .TOHN PAUL JONES M ANI'SCRIITS. lOl 

17K0. [Jones, .Inliu I'aul.] C<t])l., T'. sS. nnri/. l.'Dririit, [Kniiiri-.] Letter to 
Jill. 19. [Francois] do (ieiiet, \'er«iilles. Acknowledges receipt of his 

letter of [July] loth; in his letter of July 14th to Lady Lowendul 
[Comtesse de Boiirlion di' La Vendahl?] he mentioned her hus- 
band's wish to join him in his expedition [against the English]; 
high opinion of "that gallant ami able officer"; honors received 
from the French King [Louis XVI]; "a sword that [Anne 
Hilarion de Contentin, C'omte de] Tourville himself would have 
■ been proud to boast of"; has a letter from the Minister [of 
Marine, Antoine Raymond Jean Gualbert Gabriel de Sartine] in 
his Majesty's name and one from [Anne Cesar,] Chevalier de La 
Luzerne, accompanying the Order of Military ilerit; "at the 
requests of some friends " begs Genet to send him "the explana- 
tion of all the devices on the sword"; other honors; wishes 
Genet to inform de Sartine of his eagerness for action; the Ariel 
will be ready early in August; wishes the Terpsicore may be 
secured; "the Marquis [James Joseph, Comte de Yauban?] and 
his Lady are well"; desires English newspapers to take to 
America. Autograph draft. .3 jip. 4°. 

1780. [Jones, John Paul.] Capl., V. S. navy. L'Orient, [France.] Letter to 
Jul. 23. John Mayrant, Amsterdam, [Holland]. Has received his letter 

enclosed in one from [John] de Xeufville & Son; in reply states 
that "no part of the prize money has been or is" in his posses- 
sion; prizes are sold and [Donatien Leray] de Chaumont has had 
100,000 livres of the proceeds in his hands since Xovember; he 
"does not appear disposed to part with the money"; Gourlade 
tt !Moylanare the agents for the crews of the Bon Homme Richard 
and Alliance and should be accountable for their proportion; 
would be glafl to do more for him and his brother officers if it 
were possible; his trip to Paris was to procure free sale of the 
prizes; would write to each officer but lacks time. Autograph 
draft. 2 pp. 4°. 

17S0. [Jones, J(jhn Paul.] Capt., V. S. nari/. L'Orient, [France.] Letter to 
Jul. 24. " Madame [Aimee Adele de] Telisson ", Paris. Would have writ- 

ten her the promised account of his expedition sooner but for his 
trouble regarding the Alliance; particulars regarding the trouble 
and the part taken in it by [Donatien] Leray de Chaumont, 
[Benjamin] Franklin and the French government; is now about 
to sail for America on the Ariel; hopes to hear from her before 
his departure. Autograph draft. 4 pp. SJ x 61 inches. 

Printed: Sherburne, Life of John Paul Junes, N. Y. 1861, pp. 204-206. In part: 
[Sands], Lifeand Corres. nf John Paul Jones, N. Y. 1830. 3>p. 281-282. 

17,S0 Baudouin, [ , Chevalier de.] Officer, French army. Paris. Letter 

,Iul. 27. to [Capt. John] P[aul] Jones, care of Gourlade & IMoylan at 

L'Orient. Acknowledges receipt of his letter of July 19th; will 
be pleased to ask for the Terpnicore for Jones but [Edward] Ban- 
croft and himself doubt the probability of obtaining her; has 
thanked [Antoine Raymond Jean Gualbert Gabriel] de Sartine 
as requested for favors bestowed upon Jones; good wishes for the 
future. A. L. S. 2 pp. 4°. 
In French. 

21551—03 11 



162 LIBKAKY OF CONGRESS. 

1780. [Jones, John Paul.] Capt., V. S. mivy. L'Orient, [France.] Letter to 
Jul. 28. "iladame La :Marqui.s De La Fayette", Paris. Is once more 

nearly ready for sea; would be glad to do her any service in 
his power; expects to see the ^larquis [Maj. Gen. ilarie Jean 
Paul Joseph Roche Yves Gilbert du Motier, Marquis de Lafayette] 
about Oct. Ist; may return to France with him; wishes any let- 
ters [for her husband] forwarded at once. Autograph draft. 
1 p. 4°. 
Printed: Sherburne, Life of John Paul Jones, X. Y. 1851, p. 329. 

1780. [Jones, John Paul.] C'apt., U. S. navy. L'Orient, [France.] Letter to 
Jul. 29. Gourlade & Moylan, L'Orient. Directs that officers and men 

entered for the Ariel be given an advance at the rate of forty 
livres for every able seaman and in proportion agreeable to "the 
table of wages established by Congre.ss"; signature of each man 
to whom payment is made is to be secured opposite the amount 
received. Autograph draft. 1 p. 4°. 

1780. Genet, [Fran(;ois de.] First secretary, Frencli foreign office. Versailles, 
Jul. 30. [France.] Letter [to Capt. John Paul Jones, L'Orient]. Hopes 

a certified copy of [Antoine Raymond Jean Gualbert Gabriel de 
Sartine's] letter to Congress will be sent to Jones as he desires; 
explains the devices upon the sword presented to Jones; no hope 
of securing the Terpsicore; has presented his compliments to 
Comte [de La Vendahl?] and his wife; they send best wishes; 
"Mad. Genet, my family and Miss Edes [-Herbert]" join in 
same. A. L. S. 1 p. 4°. 

[1780?] Genet, [Fran(;ois de.] First secretary, F)-ench foreign office. [Versailles.] 
Aug. 1. Letter to [Capt. John] Paul Jones, [L'Orient?]. Sends him "the 

letter certified" [de Sartine to Congress, of May 30, 1780]; 

wishes him a speedy return. A. L. S. in body of document. 1 p. 

tU X 4} inches. 

1780. [Jones, John Paul.] Capt., U. S. nary. L'Orient, [France.] Letter to 
Aug. 2. [Charles Gravier,] Comte de Vergennes, [Versailles]. Would 

be unworthy of favors shown him did he not seek new means of 
serving France and America; in J\Iay, [1780] laid a plan cif action 
liefore him and now encloses a copy of same; before the French 
fleet under [Admii-al Louis Guillouet,] Comte d'Orvilliers sailed 
from Brest he was informed by [Donatien Leraj-] de Chaumont 
that the French government desired his written opinion on pri- 
vate expeditions [against the English] ; gave his views but under- 
stands that de Chaumont presented some of these opinions as his 
own; gives further views as to the desirability of destroying Pjritish 
commerce in the Baltic; attacks should be made on England's 
colonies and upon her home coasts; these expeditions can be 
more easily accomplished under the American than under the 
French flag; "this is not theory, for I have proved it by my 
experience, and if I have opportunity, I will 3'et' prove it more 
fully " ; asks assistance in carrying out plans for such exjieditions. 
Autograph draft. 5 pp. 8J s 6i inches. 

Printed: Sherburne, Life of John Paul Jones, N. Y. 1861, p. 20S. [Sands], 
Life tt Corrcs. of John Paul Jones, N. Y. 1830, p. 283. 

The same letter was sent to [Jean Fr<5deric Phelj'peaux,] Comte de 
Maurepas. 



CALENDAR OF -TdHX I'AI'L -lO.NKS M ANrSCKIlTS. 163 

17bO. Neif, Ary ilf . Oijd., Dutch iiurchdid lirii/anllin: " lierkaihoncli." St. Eusta- 
Aug. 4. tia, [West Indies.] Dejiosition regardin;; capture (if the Be rken- 

hoscli. The vcpsol was tlie jirnperty (if Vander Perre it Meyneers 
of ;Middlebur<rh, Zealand; s^ailcd from ^riddl('linr<rli Aug. 15, 1779; 
arrived at Liverpool Au};. 27th; thence sailed for Leghorn; fell 
in with Capt. Jolm Paul Jones, Jan. 8, 17S0; was ordered to pro- 
ceed "with all his pajicrs on board the /./ok [AlUann'l Capt. 
Jones's own Ship"; despite evidence Jones declared the vessel 
United States property; was Uejit ahoard the "Lion" until the 
9tli; was then allowed to depart but the cook was retained by 
Jones; on Mar. 11th near St. Eustatius was captured by "two 
British Frigates", the Grci/lionnd, Capt. [William] Dickenson 
[Dickson?] and the Savage, Capt. [Samuel] Greaves [Graves?]; 
} of cargo condemned by Court of Admiralty at Barlmdoes; 
protest is against Jones, Dickson, Graves and the Court; sworn to 
before Alexander Jerine, Secretary of the West India Company. 
Contemporary copy. 4 pp. F°. 
Enclosed in letter: Livingston, Robert R. to Jones 1782. Apr. "JO. 
The originiil was sent to f'<ingress by Benjamin Franklin. See: Franklin to 
Thomas McKean 1781, Xov. .i. Franklin's Vorks. X. Y., 18HS, VII: 8:>6. 

1780. Baltayock, Chevalier de Muir, Bolder de. St. Brieuc, [France.] Letter 
Aug. 4. [to Capt. John Paul Jones, L'Orient]. Desires to obtain tlie 

honor and glory of serving under his command as a volunteer; is 
a native of Scotland; has served in a regiment from Aijuitaine; 
can obtain the recommendation of his colonel [ ] Marijuis de 
Crillon; awaits his reply with impatience. A. L. S. o pp. 4°. 
In French. 

1780. Maillac, , Comte de. L'Orient, [France.] Letter to "C'onimo- 

Aug. 5. dore" [Capt. John] Paul Jones, L'Orient. Regrets that he can- 

not accept the invitation to dine with Jones on Saturday [Aug. 
.1th]. A. L. S. in body of document. 1 ji. 4°. 
In French. 

1780. [Jones, John Paul.] Capt., U. S. navy. L'Orient, [France.] Letter [to 
Aug. 6. Barbantane Hunolstein?, Versailles] . Has received no reply to his 

letter of July 14th; fears that she is punishing him for his former 
silence; sends respects to [Louis Philippe Joseph,] Due and to the 
Duchess [de Charles?] ; desires to give the world further proofs of 
his zeal; wishes her to honor him with lier interest that he maj' 
"hence forth, during the war, be employed in the most active and 
enterprising services" ; letters to him are to be addressed in care 
of Robert Morris, Philadelphia. Autograph draft. 2 pp. 8 x 6J 
inches. 

1780. [Jones, John Paul.] Capt., U. S. navy. L'Orient, [France.] Letter to 
Aug. 7. E[dward] Bancroft, [Passy?]. Has written a long letter to his 

Excellency [Benjamin Franklin]; knows that the "ungrateful 
Upstart" [Arthur Lee?] "is capable of any sort of business" but 
trusts " the Senate of America will * * * prevent him from 
doing further mischief"; has long known his envy and hatred of 
"299" [Franklin?]; hopes Bancroft will "represent that Wasp 
in true colors to [Fran(;ois de] Genet"; if he has not sent a copy 
of the cipher in use between them to Genet, Jones will do so; 
requests Bancroft to return the original memorandum respecting 



164 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS. 

1780. [Jones, John Paul] — Contiuui'il. 
Aug. 7. [Peter] Landais whit'li Jones submitted to the [French] Court; 

hopes notice lias lieen taken of it; encloses two bills of exchange 
on Paris amounting to .5905.9.8 livres; they are to l)e paid to 
Purch, fils & Co. Autograph draft. 2 pp. 8} x 6} inches. 

1780. [Jones, . John Paul.] OipL, U. S. nary. L' Orient, [France.] Letter to 
Aug. 9. [Francois] de Genet. [Versailles]. Acknowledges receipt of his 

letters of July 30th, Aug. 1st and oth; has informed [Benjamin] 
Franklin in a letter forwarded by [Jacques Anne Joseph Le Pres- 
tre?, ] Comte de Vauban tliat he will not sail until he is aware what 
Parisian banker has the prize money resulting from his last expe- 
dition; the Ariel is ready but he must know on his arrival in 
America upon what banker to draw for the balance due the crews 
of the Bon Homme Richard and Alliance; the Concordat "that 
[Donatien Leray] de Chaumont had the meanness to impose" 
gives him " no power over the property of others " ; unless he can 
satisfy the men under him they will think he was associated with 
de Chaumont from the beginning; details his grievances against 
de Chaumont; refers him to [Germain?, Comte] Garnier as sup- 
porting these statements; is "uneasy at not hearing from Lady 
Lowendal [Comtesse de Bourbon de La Vendahl?]; wrote her on 
the 14th of last month; in accordance with advice of [Francois 
Alexandre Frederic,] Due de La Rochefaucauld [-Liancourt?] has 
wrtiten to the Prime ^Minister [Jean Frederic Phelypeaux, Comte 
de JIaurepas] and to the Minister of Foreign Affairs [Charles 
Gravier, Comte de Vergennes] again submitting the plans laid be- 
: foret hem in May; if these letters and the one to [Antoine Ray- 

mond Jean Gualbert Gabriel] de Sartine prove ineffectual, Jones 
w'ill know that he has done all he can to prove his attachment 
to the common cause; sends respects to Miss Edes [-Herbert], to 
"Madame de Genet & All your Ladies"; inquires if cipher has 
been received from [Edward] Bancroft; has been requested by 
the Board of Admiralty to obtain from de Sartine plans of French 
war ships constructed since the treaty of alliance; hopes Genet 
will secure specimen plans for him; if he will do so Jones will 
represent to Congress the favor done. Autograph draft. 4 pp. 
81 X 6J inches. 

1780. Maurepas, [Jean Fr^d^ric Phelypeaux,] Comte de. President of the 
Au<:. 15. Council of France. Veraailles. Letter to "Commodore" [Capt. 

John] Paul Jones, L' Orient. Acknowledges receipt of his letter 
of Aug. 2d; has communicated his plan [for an expedition against 
the British] to [Antoine Raymond Jean Gualbert Gabriel] de 
Sartine; if other American ships can be secured to aid the Alliance 
he may be able to furnish French frigates or privateers; the 
future will decide definitely. Contemporary copy. 2 pji. 4°. 

In Jones: Extrait du .lournal, 1786, .Jan. 1. p. 136. In French. Translation 
printed: Sherburne, L)'/c of John Pavl Jcmes, N. Y. 1851, p. 209. 

1780. Hunolstein, Barbantane. 3[aid of honor to the Duchesse de Charles. 
Aug. 15. [Paris.] Letter [to Capt. John Paul Jones, L'Orient]. Would 

have written sooner but has been engaged in preparations for a 
festival; hopes her letter convinced him that she wishes him 
treated according to his merit and rewarded as is his desert; will 
be pleased if he can do as he wishes [regarding a cruise against 
the English] and so anticipates with pleasure his arrival in Phila- 



CALKJ^DAK (iK JOHN I'Al'L JdNKS MANUSCRIPTS. 165 

17S0. Hunolstein, liarbanUuu — Continued. 
An;:. IT). delphia; desires Jones to write her in Krencli u.-j he nnderetiuids 

that language better than she does Englisli; Iuih given his mes- 
sages to [Louis Philippe Jose])!),] Due and to the Duehes.se of 
Chartes; they send him their eompliuients; thanks him for his 
kindness to her brother [Jacques .\nne Joseph be Prcstre, Comte 
de Vaubaii]. .V. b. S. 1 p. "3 x 4S inclies. 
In Fri'iu'lj. 

[1780?] ["Delia".] [Paris.] Letter to [Capt. John Paul] Jones, [b'OrienI, 
[Aug.] 22. France]. Has received his letters of [Aug.] l.'ith and Kith; tlic 

prospect [of his leaving for America] lacerates her heart and 
increases her despair; "le Chevalier [ ] vous assure de son 

respect; * * * il part demain an soir; * * * ji yai^ vous 
voir"; wishes she was one of his crew. A. L. 3 pp. 4°. 

In French. Translation printed: .Slierbnrne. Life of John Paul Jones, X. V. 
IS.'il, p. 320. 

1780. [Jones, John Paul.] Capt. U. S. nan/. L'Orient, [France.] Letter to 
Aug. 21'. William Carmichael, Madrid, [Spain]. Acknowledges receipt of 

his letter of July 17th enclosed in one to [John] Ross; details his 
recent troubles [regarding the connnand (jf the AUiance'i; honors 
received from Louis XVI; letters in his behalf from the ^Minister 
[of ^birine, Antoine Raymond Jean (iualbert Gabriel de Partine] 
to [Samuel Huntington] President of [the Continental] Congress 
and to [Anne Cesar,] Chevalier de La Luzerne; difficulties in 
•obtaining the packet sent him by Carmichael; made application 
for it to [Conrad Alexandre] Gerard [de Rayneval] ; latter said it 
had been forwarded to [Ferdinand?] Grand; Grand denied 
receiving it; encloses copy of his letter of Mar. 4th as he considers 
it improbable that Carmichael received the original; understands 
that a Board of Admiralty has at last been appointed; wishes it 
bad been appointed before all tlie navy had been lost; "the 
Board will eertainh- know whom they employ in future ' ' ; regrets 
"the affair at Charle.ston " [capture of the city by Sir Henry 
Clinton]; "862" [Congress? should be informed] that "14" 
[John Adams?] has harmed "514 at 820" [Benjamin Franklin at 
Court?] by forcing a correspondence with "819" [Charles Gravier, 
Comte de Vergennes?] in which he has ungratefully asserted that 
[the Franco-American alliance is of more benefit to France than to 
America]; [Adams?] is "gone to 3.54 [Amsterdam?] as he says to 
do good" [by making America less dependent upon France]; 
Jones fears "farther mischief" will result; was informed [by 
, Adams?] in May "that if the 28 [treaty with Spain] was not 
soon finished [John] Jay would find himself disappointed"; 
warns Carmichael against " that wicked and conceited upstart"; 
if " 742 [Spain] would declare for 32 [America] the Cabal would 
fall to nothing"; on his return to America will state matters in 
their true light; does not like to see "upstarts making a misuse 
of the powers and public confidence with which they are wrongly 
entrusted"; wishes to he remembered to Mr. and Mrs. [John] 
Jay; hopes Carmichael will be on terms of confidential frienrlship 
with [Edward] Bancroft, a man of great abilities; hopes to liear 
from him constantly as to public affairs. Autograph draft. 
7 pp. 4°. 

See Adams, correspondence with Vergennes, Sparks, Dip. C'orrcs. of Amer, 
i?ci'., Vol. V. Boston, 1829. 



166 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS. 

[1780?] ["Delia".] [Paris.] Letter to [Capt.] John Paul Jones, L'Orient. 

[Aug?] Acknowledges receipt of his letter of [Aug?] 18th; is very grate- 

ful for the tenderness which it expresses; fears that he will sail 
[for America] without seeing her again; her love for him etc. 
A. L. 2 pp. 4°. 

In French. Triuislutionprinti-il: Slu-ib;irne, Life iif Jolin PaulJujies, Wash., 
1S2S, p. 332. 

1780. Cosse [-Brissac, Louis Hercule Timoleon,] Marquis de. Commandant, 

Sep. 1. Port Louii, France. Port Louis. Letter to "Commodore" [Capt. 

John] Paul Jones, [L'Orient]. Appreciates his courtesy; hopes 

to be able to come on board [the Arid:] Sep. 2d. A. L. S? in body 

of document. 1 p. 7i x 6 inches. 

In French. 

1780. [Jones, John Paul.] Capt. , U. S. nary. vlnW, Eoad of Groaix, [France.] 
Sep. S. Letter to [Charles William Frederick] Duuias, The Hague, [Hol- 

land]. Apologizes for his long delay in writing; hopes to show 
"when matters are brought to a proper ami final discussion" that 
his own conduct has been blameless but that he has been unfairly 
treated; details of [Donatien Leray] de Chaumont's actions; 
honors shown him by Louis XVI and the JNIinistry; the sword is 
handsomer than that presented to [Maj. Gen. Marie Jean Paul 
Joseph Roche Yves Gilbert du Metier,] Jlarquis de Lafayette; 
letters in Jones's behalf written to the Continental Congress and 
to [Anne Cesar, Chevalier] de La Luzerne; fears further intrigues 
byde Chaumont; will sail in a few days; hopes to hear from him 
through K[obert] M[orris]; understands that "Mr. Eoundface" 
[John Adams?] has gone to Amsterdam: wishes "he were at 
home to mind his trade and his fireside"; fears he will do more 
harm than good in Holland; wishes to be remembered to Madame 
and the "Virgin :\luse " [Miss Dumas?]; when he revisits 
[Europe] will make a C[ount] of his brother Knight [Capt. Sir 
Richard Pearson] for his attentions at The Texel. Autograph 
draft. 4' pp. 8 x 6i inches. 

I'rintcrt: Whnrtim, Dip. Corrcs. o.ft':e Aiucr. En:. Wash., 1SS9, IV: 4S. 

1780. [Jones, John Paul.] Capt., U. S. narij. .InW, Road of Groaix, [France.] 
Sep. 9. Letter to Lieut. Richard Dale, L'Orient. Ship has been exposed 

to storms and enemies since the 4th; officers have abused their 
shore leave; others have been absent without leave; is not dis- 
posed to shut his eyes to this conduct much longer; all officers 
except the purser and master are to remain on board; a shore 
boat to be provided to bring water aboard unless [James] Moylan 
can liorrow a ' ' shalloup ' ' from the port. Autograph draft . 2 pp. 
8 X 6J inches. 

1780. [Jones, John Paul.] Capt., U. S. riar;/. .InW, Road of Groaix, [France.] 
Sep. 13. Letter to "Madame La President d'Ormoy", [Paris]. Is much 

honored by her generous attentions to him; thanks her in particu- 
lar for the introduction to her social circle; pleasure derived from 
the society of "the charming Countess" [de Bourbon de La 
Vendahl?]; hopes she will write to him in the future; the ink- 
stand which he has given her may be used " to instruct mankind 
and support the dignity and rights of Innnan nature". Auto- 
graph draft. 2 pp. 8 x 6.i inches. 
Printed: Sherburne, Lijc of Joint ratil .Jones, X. V. 18.51. p. 330. 



CALENDAR OF JOHN PAUL JONES MANUSCRIPTS. 107 

17S0. [Jones, John Paul.] Oi},l., U. S. var;/. .InV/, Grouix, [FniiKv.] Letter 
Sep. li». to [James] Moylan, [L'Orient]. Acknowledges receipt of hia 

letterof the 18th; encloses a list of stores needeil to replace a part 
of those lost in the Alliance; wishes him to consult [Joseph] 
Wharton [jr.] and [John] Koss respecting certain arms sent him 
by "le President de Salebery uncle to Pontgebon"; does not wish 
them but dislikes to offend tlie President by refusing; encloses 
also a letter from " my Farine"; does not know what the latter 
wishes "biit it is too late to think of loosing him now"; wishes 
" Wharton or some of the persuasive gentlemen to use means to 
get him on board"; he will be a very necessary person; "My 
people ajjpear nmch more satisfyed than was expected". Auto- 
graph draft. 2 pp. 8 x (i.i inclies. 

1780. [Jones, John Paul.] Capl., V. S.riavii. .In'c/, Groaix, [France.] Letter 
Sep. 21. to [Francois] de Genet, [Versailles]. Is "on the point of depart- 

ure from this much loved Nation"; sends him a cipher for cor- 
respondence for fear [I-^dward] Bancroft may disappoint him; 
encloses "papers and vouchers" to be laid before [Antoine Ray- 
mond Jean Guall^ert Gabriel de Sartine] Minister of IMarine; they 
will vindicate Jones's own conduct and show the "meaness (to 
call it no worse)" of that of [Donatien Leray] de Chaumont; 
account of the latters actions; "the claim of the privateer" Gmnd- 
rillr [for a share of the prize money] is absurd"; the case of the 
J/oii.siViOV both ships left the squadron at will; wishes these things 
stated to the Minister "since il. [Benjamin] Franklin will not 
interfere"; has much to fear from the illtreated men who served 
under him; the men from the Bon llomme Ilichcird liave but just 
received their wages and those from the Richard who "were car- 
ried away in irons in the -iZfifmce have received nothing"; colil- 
ness between [Germain?, Comte] Gamier and de Sartine due to 
machinations of de Chaumont; to same was due Jones's disgrace 
at The Texel; de Chaumont "dressed up to suit his own views 
messages to and from N'ersailles"; his conduct has caused dis- 
agreements among the American Commissioners; Genet is "at 
liberty to make what use of this letter your prudence may judge 
proper"; is happy to inform him "that by the testimony of the 
four ships now arrived * * * from Philadelphia all the Con- 
gre.«s appear to be warmly my friends". Autograph draft. 8 pp. 
8x61 inches. 
1780. [Jones, John Paul.] Capt., U. S. miri/. ,ln'f/, Groaix, [France.] Letter 
Sep. 21. to [Jean Frederic Phelypeaux,] Comte de^Maurepas, [Versailles]. 

Is about to leave France; thanks him for his kindness and letter 
of the 15th; will try to show his appreciation of favors by his 
service to the king and nation; has learned that Congress and the 
American people are his friends; this feeling will aid him in ob- 
taining ships for future service. Autograph draft. 2 pp. 8 \ 6J 
inches. 

Printed: Slierburne, Life of Julm Paul Jonas. X. Y. 18.">1. p. 210. 

1780. [Jones, John Paul.] Capt., U. S. navy. JnV/, Groaix, [France.] Letter 

Sep. 21. totheComtessedeBourbondeL [a Vendahl?, Versailles]. Thanks 

her for her letterof [Aug.] 5th; regrets she will not accept the 

deposit [of the sword presented by Louis XVI] mentioned in his 

last letter; will follow her advice and guard it himself; hag re- 



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1780. [Jones, John Paul] — Continued. 
Sep. 21. ceived a challenge from Sir James AVallace of the [British] ship 

Xonesuch; were that ship and the Ariel evenly matched he would 
have emploj'ed his time otherwise than in writing letters; hopes 
to sail for America soon; the "first Minister" [Jean Frederic 
Phtelypeaux, Comte de :\Iaurepas] favors his project [for an expe- 
dition against Great Britain ^ith Jones in command of an Ameri- 
can squadron] ; is intending to push that project with the [Conti- 
nental] Congress; is sure that Ijody will say all it wishes in 
regard to the Comte [de La Vendahl being placed in command 
(if the land forces] if the project is agreed upon; sentiment in 
America is in Jones's favor; will write frequently; urges her to 
do the same; her " English is correct and even elegant". Auto- 
graph draft. 2 pp. 8 x 6J inches. 

Printed. [Sands], Life & Corres. of John Paul Jones, N. Y. 1830, p. 292. 
Sherburne, Life of John Paul Jones, N. Y. 1851, p. 332. 

1780. [Jones, John Paul.] Capl., U. S. navy. Ariel, Gro&iyi, [France.] Let- 
Sep. 21. ter to Silas Dean[e], [Passy]. Acknowledges receipt of letter 

of the 8th; has been " windbound in stormy weather ever since 
the 4th"; expects to sail as soon as the merchant ships in Port 
Louis come out; is proud of the kind feeling in America toward 
him as reported by Deane; has "met with some opposition from 
the little minded but * * * some opposition is perhaps neces- 
sary * * * to establish my honor and reputation in the page 
of history". Autograph draft. 2 pp. 8 x 6J inches. 

1780. [Jones, John Paul.] CapL, V. S. nary. Ariel, Cxroaix, [France.] Let- 
Sep. 22. ter to [Louis Philippe Joseph,] Due de Chartes, [Paris]. Ac- 

knowledges receipt of his letter of Aug. 18th by Capt. de Rober- 
deau; is always pleased to render his best services to persons 
recommended by the Due; hopes de Roberdeau will be satisfied 
with the attentions accorded him [during the passage to America 
and afterwards]. Autograph draft. 1 p. 8x65 inches. 
Printed: Sherburne, Life of Joint Paul Jones, X. Y". 1851. p. 327. 

1780. [Jones, John Paul.] Caj>t., U. S. navij. Ariel, Groaix, [France.] Let- 
Sep. 22. ter to "La Princesse Donairiere de Nassau Saarboiick [Saarbriick] 
N^e Comtesse D'Eubache [d'Eusliach]", [Paris?]. Acknowl- 
edges receipt of her letter of Sep. 4th by [Capt. ] de Rober- 
deau; hopes that officer will be satisfied with attentions accorded 
him "on the passage [to America] and afterwards"; is proud to 
merit her esteem and good opinion. Autograph draft. 1 p. 
8 X 6i inches. 

1780. [Jones, John Paul.] Capt., U. S. navy. ''Ariel at Sea". Letter to 
Sep. 23. B[enjamin] Franklin, [Passy, France]. Acknowledges receipt 

of his letter of Aug. 21st containing list of men who had served 
in the privateer "Madame etc."; has received also papers for- 
warded through [Jacques Anne Joseph Le Prestre,] Comte de 
Vauban; [Jonathan] Wheeler, the gunner, followed t?ie orders 
of Jones at St. Malo; Wheeler had letters from Gourlade & jMoy- 
lan to the American agent at that place as well as from [ ] 

de La Grandville to the French commissary; the men named on 
the enclosed list " were found free from the Madame and actually 
on board an armed vessel belonging to the King [of France] "; 



CALENDAR <iK .uniN I'ATL JUNES MANUSCRIPTS. 169 

]7S0. [Jones, .hilm Paul] — C'untinueil. 
Si-ji. I'o. they were given up to Wheeler by the KinprV conimippary; knows 

not what became of the other men nanieil on rranklin',« list; the 
eaiitain of the MiKlriiin ])iK\ri\L'(l [the yln'i7] and wished to take 
biu-k the men who had enlisted on her from his privateer; Jones 
offered to return them on payment of " what they had cost the 
United hitates"; tliis offer refused; had 400 men on the Alliance 
when he applied for the Ariel; explanations regarding expense 
of refitting' the ,lfi('/; has acted for the best as he saw it; is "done 
with [Donation Leray de] Chaumont"; has sent proofs to Ver- 
sailles which "will prevent his during further public mischief"; 
has applied the money given him by Franklin ffir distrilmtion in 
consonance with his orders; hopes to hear from him in the future. 
Autograph draft, 4 pp. 8 x 6i inches. 

1780. [Jones, .John Paul.] CapL, U. S. nmn/. Ariel at sea. Letter to [Fran- 
Sep. 23. ?ois] de Genet, [\'ersailles, France]. Introduces Eoliert Mease 

of Virginia; wishes "every good American to know, that they 
may love, the amiable family of JI.de (ienet"; "Mr. Mease would 
be proud of an opportunity to pay his respects with the enclosed 
letters to the two noble and amiable sisters". Autograph draft. 
1 p. 8 X 64 mches. 

1780. [Jones, John Paul.] Capl., U. 8. vavi/. yl n'eZ at sea. Letter to E[d ward] 
Sep. 23. Bancroft, [Passy, France]. Has just settled his accounts with 

[James] Moylan; owes the firm of Gourlade & Moylan over ,3000 
livres, cannot therefore remit money owed to " Puche fils & Co" ; 
presumes [Jonathan] Williams has sent him the balance of ac- 
count; is uneasy that so much remains unpaid; would long since 
have settled his accounts at Paris if [Donatien Leray de] "Chau- 
mont had acted like an Honest JIan"; hopes he has prevented 
the latter from doing further mischief; has been placed in a poor 
light before his crew; encloses a letter of attorney for Bancroft; 
rules to be followed in division of prize money; two-thirds of the 
Bun llomme Richard's share is naturally Jones's; absurdity of the 
claim of the GrandriUe; [Francois de] Oenet will explain this to 
the Minister [Antoine Raymond Jean Ciualbert Gabriel de Sar- 
tine?]; has given [Jonathan] Williams and [James] Moylan 
orders to give him his share of all money coming from the sale 
that the account with Puche fils & Co. may be settled; Gourlade 
& Moylan will wait until his debts in Paris are paid: will care for 
Bancroft's interest; sends respects to [Germain?, Comte] Garnier; 
wishes "one of the stamps [portraits?] done by M. IMoran" to be 
given to [.\ntoine Jean Marie de] Thevenard and one to [ ] 

de La Granville; "such a mark of attention can do no harm"; 
would show the same attention to others but has not the money; 
recommends Genet to his friendship; "he has the ear of the 
Ministers and their confidence". Autograph draft. 4 pp. 8x 
6J inches. 
1780. [Jones, John Paul.] Capt, U. S. navy. Ariel at sea. Letter to [ ] 
Sep. 23. Gourlade, Paris. Cannot leave France without bidding him 

adieu; thanks him for past civilities; will endeavor to serve 
France in the future; wishes to be remembered to [ ] Bau- 
douin; desires to maintain correspondence with each of them 
[Gourlade & Moylan]. Autograph draft. 1 p. 8 x6i inches. 



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1780. Morice, . Capl., French privateer " GrcmdviUe" . St. Servan, [France.] 

Sep. 29. Letter [to Capt. John PaulJones, L' Orient?]. Wrote him regard- 

ing the GrandvUIe upon his arrival in Holland; has wished to give 
an account of his own movements since his separation from Jones's 
squadron; justifies his attitude towards Jones during the period 
now passed; hopes to receive justice at his hands [in the matter 
• of prize money?] ; will then lie able to maintain his reputation 

and continue his service. A. L. S. 2 ]ip. 4°. 
In French - 

[1780.] La Grave, . [L'Orient, France.] Letter to "Commodore" [Capt. 

[Sep ?] John] Paul Jones, Road of Groaix. An American vessel has just 

arrived; [Antoine Jean Marie] de Thevenard desires to inform 
him that M. Landes [Capt. Peter Landais] was placed under 
arrest upon his arrival at Boston; regrets that he could not bring 
this intelligence in j^erson; hopes to rejoin him soon. A. L. S. 
2 pp. 8} X 61 inches.. 
In French. 

1780. Gourlade, . Merchant and United States commerckd ufjent at L' Orient. 

Oct. 5. Paris. Letter to "Commodore" [Capt. John] Paul Jones, 

L'Orient. Acknowledges receipt of his letter of [Sep.] 27th; if 
he wishes that a portion of the prize money should be paid to the 
crews of the Bon Homme Richard and the Alliance is sure it will 
be; "the king is just and his minister is honest"; [Benjamin] 
Franklin wishes the matter arranged before Jones's departure; 
has no fear but that America will do him justice; he will do 
credit to a great command; it might be well if he would be a lit- 
tle more affable toward his inferiors. A. L. S. 1 p. 4°. 
In French. 

1780. "Ariel." French shij) of icar in United States service. Officers of. 
Oct. 13. L'Orient, [France.] Declaration respecting the wreck of the 

French ship of war Ariel, in the service of the United States. 
Left the Road of Groaix for America, Oct. 7th ; had the American 
merchant brigantines Duke of Leinster and Luke with a French 
lugger under convoy; description of the storm of Oct. 8th; orders 
of Capt. [John Paul Jones]; effects of storm on the shiji; return 
to Groaix on the 11th; entered L'Orient Oct. 12th; copy of log- 
book for Oct. 8th and 9th. Contemporary copy liy Jones. 4 pp. 
81 X 6i inches. 

Enclosed in letter. Jones to Madame d'Orraoy 1780, Oct. It;. 
■ Printed in part: Sherbnrne, X//V of .Join) PaulJones, N. Y. 1S51, p. 212. 

1780. Hunolstein, Barbantane. Maidof honor tothe Duchessede Chartes. Switz- 
Oct. 14. erlaud. Letter [to Capt. John Paul Jones, L'Orient, France]. 

Acknowledges receipt of his letter and regrets that she did not 
see him before leaving Paris; was horrified at learning of the 
dangers to which he has been subjected; regrets that [Jacque.s 
Anne Joseph Le Prestre,] Comte de Vauban is not to go to Amer- 
ica with Jones but feels that the latter can hardly blame him 
will always have a deep interest in every thing that relates to 
Jones; will be in Paris soon and eager to hear from him. A. L. S. 
2 pp. 71x4f inches. 
In French. 



CALENDAR OF JOHN PAUL JONKS MAXI'SCKIPTS. 171 

1780. [Jones, John Paul.] Oi;;/., V. S. )inn/. [.'Orient, [France] Letter to 
Oct. Kl. "Madame La Presidente D'Ornioy", [Paris'.']. Encloses declara- 

tion of his officers showing the " ticlish situation" in which he 
wiis while she was writinf; him Oct. 9th; is fully .sensible of obli- 
gation.s conferred on him liy her attentions and those of her 
daughters and friends; has returned without laurels; regrets that 
Knglish lady mentioned is hostile to him; other ladies "of that 
Nation" are his friends; will force England to esteeni a.s well as 
hate him; Capt. [Peter] Landaisand all the ofticersof the.l//i((?ice 
placed under arrest by Congress; command of that ship given to 
Capt. [John] Barry; has no enemies in America; wishes to hear 
from her; is eager to prove his attachment to France and to his 
friends. Autograph draft. 2 pji. 4°. 

Printed: Sherburne, Li/c of John Paul Jimrx, S. Y. 1851. p. 330. 

1780. [Jones, John Paul.] Capt., V. S. navrj. L'Orient, [France.] Letter to 
Oct. 17. E[dward] Bancroft, [Passy]. Has returned to France without 

laurels and without doing .service to "our Cause"; refers him to 
[Jacques Anne Joseph Le Prestre,] Comte de Yauban " bearer of 
this letter" for details of the storm; has seen some [American] 
papers; only "agreeable" thing in them is the address of the 
Assembly of Rhode Island to [Lt. Gen. Jean Baptiste Donatien 
de Vimeure,] Comte de Kochambeau and the answer; [Joseph] 
Wharton [Jr.] joins with him in desiring to hear anything else 
that is interesting; [Arthur] Lee reached Philadelphia the night 
before a passenger of Cajit. [ ] Hall left; "no guns were fired, 
no bells were rung, nor bonfires made in consequence of so great 
an event"; Comte de Yauban behaved well [on the cruise]; 
Yauban is "determined to use his interest" with [Louis Phil- 
ippe,] Comte d' Orleans to have the Tcrpsicore substituted for the 
Ariel; has sufficient men in view for her crew; as Capt. [John] 
Barry is in command of the Alliance no ship remains in America 
for Jones; hopes "299" [Charles Eugene Gabriel de La Croix, 
Marquis de Castries?] will not oppose Yauban's application; does 
not wish to perplex [Benjamin] Franklin with the proposal; 
wi-shes to be remembered to '\V[illiani] T[emple] Franklin, [.Silas] 
Deane and his Excellency [Benjamin Franklin]; inquires regard- 
ing the Countess de X [ ]; [Josejih] Wharton [jr.] wishes 
him to ask respecting !Mr. A [ ] and Mr S [ ]; Bancroft 
is to answer only so far as he considers proper; is no less a friend 
of Madame de C[haumont] and her family than formerly. Auto- 
graph draft. 3 pp. 8} X 6-2 inches. 

Printed in part: Sherburne, Li/c of John Paul Jones, N. Y. 1S51, p. 211. 

1780. Dale, Richard. Lieiil.,U.S.nacii. L'Orient, [France.] Letter to [Capt.] 
Oct. 20. John Paul Jones, [ 'Orient]. Particulars regarding the desertion 

of ten men from the Ariel; Dale, [Lieuts. Henry] Lunt and 
[Samuel] Stacy engaged in fore part of vessel; the deserters 
" having planned the scheme with the sentinals * * * .seazed 
on the Jolly Boat" and made for the Port Louis shore; Dale, 
[Midshipman] Thomas Potter and eight men pursued in the long 
boat but to no purpose; thinks men could be secured by adver- 
tising; names are: Gorlano Bairdo, Antonio Sponza, Pedro Am- 
broge, Antino !Mazzingay, Augustino JIartino, Bernardo Jo Yira, 
Joseph Antone, Joseph Moria, [ ] Cavellar and [ ] 

Louvelle; physical descriptirn of each. A. L. S. 2 pp. F". 



172 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS. 

1780. Jones, .John P[aul.] Capt., V. S. navy. L'Orient, [France.] Letter to 
Oct. 24. [Capt.] Thomas Truxtun " of the [privateer] Shi^ Independence 

of Philadelphia in the Port of L'Orient". Has a commission in 
the United States service; the United States "requires all her 
citizens to pay respect to her flag and commission * * * par- 
ticularly in foreign ports''; Truxtun with the Independence has 
failed to pay due respect to the Ariel; sent a boat to demand that 
proper resj^ect be accorded the Continental flag and commission; 
treatment received by same; second message sent by Lieut. [Rich- 
ard] Dale; flag then respected by Truxtun; characterization (if let- 
ter received by Jones from Truxtun; ^vill lay it before the Board 
of Admiralty with complaint against him; Truxtuu's offence is 
not personal but against the LTnited States. Autograph draft 
signed. 4 pp. 8 x 6j inches. 

17S0. [Jones, .John Paul.] Capt., U. S. navy. L'Orient [France.] Letter to 
Oct. 2.5. [Frani,^.ois] de Genet, [Versailles?]. Acknowledges receipt of his 

letters of Oct. 18th and 19th; will endeavor to obtain for him 
copies of the Constitutions of the three States desired; send him 
a letter for the new ^linister [Charles Eugene Gabriel de La Croix, 
ilarquis de Castries]; it should be kept secret; has charged a 
friend "who is still here" to carry a mark of respect to his daughter; 
[Jacques Anne Joseph Le Prestre,] Comte de Vauban has spoken 
of the Terpdcore and has " employed [Louis Philippe,] Due d'Or- 
leans to obtain the change proposed " [Terpsicore for the.lnV/]. 
Autograph draft. 1 p. 4°. 

1780. [Jones, John Paul.] Cupi., V. S. navy. L'Orient, [France.] Letter to 
Nov. 7. Lieut. Richard Dale, [L'Orient]. Has furnished him with 

letters from [de La Granville] "the Kings Commissary at 
L'Orient", and from [James] Moylan "to the Persons in Power 
at Morlaix"; is to apprehend the following deserters from the 
Ariel: Jonathan Wheeler, .Arthur Robison [Robinson?] and James 
Chester, petty officers; Preserve Sessal, AmosAVhate, Daniel AVil- 
let and Martin Shaw, seamen; is furnished with monej' for neces- 
sary expenses; is to apprehend any other deserters whom he may 
- find; understands that Wheeler is employed as an officer on a 
cutter fitting out at !Morlaix; deserters found are to be conducted 
to L'Orient under guard; is instructed to enlist twenty able sea- 
men if he can find that number "not immediately employed in 
the Royal Navy of France". Autograph draft. 2 pp. 8 x 6J 
inches. 

1780. [Jones, John Paul.] Capt., U. S. navy. L'Orient, [France.] Letter [to 
Nov. 8. Roliert Morris, Philadelphia]. Wrote him on Oct. 26th by the 

Independence; [Benjamin] Franklin ill with gout and unable to 
write; is in "hourly expectation" of hearing from [Charles 
Eugene Gabriel de La Croix, ^Marquis de Castries] respecting plans 
[for an expedition against Great Britain] submitted to the gov- 
ernment in May; [Jean Frederic Phelypeaux,] Due de Maurepas 
has approved Jones's ideas and he hopes Castries will do the same; 
the AHel will soon be ready for sea; understands that Capt. [John] 
Barry has been assigned to the Alliance and that ihe America will 
be reserved for him; is grateful to Congress for the confidence 
thus shown ; is informed that on the way to .\merica Capt. [Peter] 
Laudais was deprived of his command by his officers and ' ' carried 



CALENDAR OF JOHN PAUL JONES MANUSCRIPTS. 173 

1781). [Jones, .lohn I'aiil] — Cuiitinueil. 
Xov. 0. to Boshm a Prisoner"; "If Congress sit still an<l suffer this to jiasa 

without intliitinfr a most exemplary punishment there will he an 
end to all order"; considers that "the great muss of the ofticers 
[in the navy] were never intended by Nature to fill such impor- 
tant plat-es"; need of reforms in the service; is of opinion that if 
Landais was insane as ]iretended, he became insane long before 
leaving France; doubts if [Arthur] Lee can reccjncile his support 
of Landais at L'Orient in mutiny against Jones with his judge- 
ment of the same ofiieer at sea; further criticism of the discipline 
inthenavy. Autographdraft, marked "Confidential". 3pp. 4°. 

1780. [Jones, John Paul.] Capt., V. S. nan/. L'Orient, [France.] Letter to 
Nov. 9. Dr. John K. Read, [Goochland County,] Virginia. Thanks him 

for letters received; takes this opportunity of informing him 
through Read's brother that "for these five years past" military 
affairs have engaged his whole attention; is a stranger to trade 
and can be of no assistance to him in that line; advises liim to 
apply to [Jean Holker?] French consul general at Philadeljjhia 
for bills of exchange on France and to have goods purchased in 
Europe sent "in very small parcels" and not all in one vessel. 
Autograph draft. 2 pp. 4°. 
Printecj: .Sherburne, Li/c of John Paul Jones, X. V. 1851, p. 328. 

1780. [Jones, John Paul.] Capt., V. S. iiarii. L'Orient, [France.] Letter to 
Nov. 11. William [Temple] Franklin, [Passy]. Acknowledges receipt of 

his letters of Oct. 30th and Nov. .5th; is much concerned at indi.a- 
position of his Excellency [Benjamin Franklin]; Franklin, in 
his letters to [Joseph] Wharton [jr.] and [Jonathan?] Nesbitt, 
has said that passports have been sent to Jones with power to 
administer oaths [of allegiance] to [ ] Cheston and others; 
has not received same; Cheston should not go to Nantes without 
taking the oath; is much obliged for news in [Samuel] Cooper's 
letter; upon his arrival in America will "endeayor to prove the 
wondrous Wisdom of Doctor [Arthur] Lee"; the sooner the 
dispatches are sent him the Vietter, as he does "not wish to be 
rroirderl." Autographdraft. 2 pp. 8 x6i inches. 

• [1780?] Nicolsou, William. Paris. Letter [to Capt. John Paul Jones, L'Orient]. 

Nov. IS. Would have written sooner had he any favorable news; his sister- 

in-law is trying "to work the Nobility the most in Credit at 
Court" to obtain a ship; has been at Passy and seen Dr. [Edward] 
Bancroft; latter said he would present Nicolson to Dr. [Benjamin] 
Franklin but " thought it would be all in vain"; continues hoping 
that the Terp.^icore may be obtained; all consider Jones's presence 
in Paris necessary; [Jacques Anne Joseph Le Prestre,] Comte de 
Vaubanand [Francois?] Desotenx expected in Paris soon. A. L. S. 
2 pp. 8i X 6i inches. 

1780. J[ones, John Paul.] Capl., V. S. nary. L'Orient, [France.] Letter to 
Nov. 20. J[onathan] Williams, Nantes. Has received his recent letter and 

hoped to have good news to send in reply; [Jac(jues Anne Joseph 
Le Prestre,] Comte de Vauban was to have proposed at Court that 
the Terpsicore be given Jones in place of the Ariel; has just 
received word from Vauban that as there had I'Cen a change of 
^Ministry at Paris and as [Louis Philippe,] Due d'Orleans was 



174 LIBKARY Oe CONGRESS. 

1780. J[ones, John Paul] — Continued. 
Nov. 20. absent, no application -n-as made; although ^■auban agrees to 

apply later, Jones has abandoned the idea; has had a "polite 
letter" from the new Minister [of Marine, Charles Eugene Gabriel 
de La Croix, ^Marquis de Castries] which has convinced him that 
nothing will be done at present; expects to be ready for sea in a 
few days; encloses a copy of his officers' declaration respecting 
the storm [of Oct. 13tli] ; has forwarded his letters by the Inde- 
pemlenct; thanks him for advances of money made him; is sur- 
prised that [Edward] Bancroft does not demand Jones's prize 
monej- from the new ministeras [Donatien Leray de] C[haumont] 
is now discredited at Court; all papers relating to the matter are 
in the hands of [Fran(;'ois de] Genet; asks him to instruct [Jona- 
than] Nesbitt regarding the return of the Countess of Selkirk's 
plate; will write him further from America; if he can continue in 
the public service and have his "Proper place " intends to do so; 
is " too proud to be superseded by 13 men whose superior merit is 
at best presumptive"; wishes to be remembered to INIrs. Williams 
and her sister; is much cildiged for the letter of introduction 
to his father [Jonathan Williams sr.]. Autograph draft signed. 
8 jip. 8} X 6 J inches. 

1780. Koljeson, ^^■illiam. Nantes, [France.] Letter [to Capt. John Paul 
Nov. 23. Jones?, L' Orient]. Acknowledgesreceiptof his letter of Nov. 8th; 

congratulates him on skill in making port [with the Ariel'\ in the 
storm to which he was subjected; ships at Xantes in which he 
could procure passage [to America]; is not thoroughly satisfied 
with them; wishes assurance that will warrant him coming to 
L'Orient; desires to know that he can secure a passage before 
leaving Xantes. A. L. S. 2 pp. 4°. 

1780. [Jones, John Paul.] Capi., U. S. nary. L'Orient, [France.] Letter to 
Dec. 12. "Madame La Presidente D'Ormoy ", [Paris]. Is ambitious to 

merit the praise expressed in her letter of Xov. 22d; is anxious to 
aid the cause of liberty; expects to sail for America at any time; 
awaits only the arrival of [ ] Gourlade with dispatches from 

ourminister [Benjamin Franklin] for [the Continental] Congress; 
is highly flattered that she mentioned his name to [Frederick II,] 
King of Prussia. Autograph draft. 1 p. 8i x 61 inches. 
Printed: Sherburne, X/e nf John Paul Jones. N. Y. 1851, p. 331. 

1780? [Jones, John Paul.] Ccqit., U. S. navy. [L'Orient, France.] Memo- 
[Dec?] randum of the French fleet. Xames and rating of ships with 

their commanders: Rohuste, [Admiral?] La Motte Piquet; Adif 
[Capt. — ] Montiel; Pendant, [Capt. Louis de Regaud, Comte de] 
Veaudreuil [Vaudreuil]; Roland, [Capt. — ] Du Plessis-Pascault; 
Bisarre, [Capt. Louis Augustin de IMontclerc?] Monteclair; Llcorne, 
[Lieut. — de] Kerouan Mabe; Dane!, [Lieut? — ] St. Garion; 
Aigrette, [Lieut. — ] Boucault; Espiegle, [Capt? — de] Rosily; 
Chasseur, [ ] La Villebouguais; St. Mielser, [ ] Mittson; 
Ariisien, [ ] d'Amblimont; St. Esprit, [Yice-Admiral? Louis 
Guillouet, Comte] d'Orvilliers; Couronne, [ ] du Chauffault; 
Orient, [Lt. Gen. Francois Joseph Paul, Comte] de Grasse 
[-Tilly]; Magnifique, [ ] de Rreals; Palsnier, [ ] Reals; Tii- 
trepide, [ ] Beaussie; Olorieiu, [ ] Beausset; Zodiaque, 



CALENDAR OF .lOHX PAUL JDNKS MANUSCRIPTS. 175 

1780? [Jones, John Paul] — CcmliiuiiMl. 

[Dec?] [ ] La Porte Vi'zin; OiiKjueraiil, Thomas tVOwes"!; Bien Almi, 

[ ] d'Auljeiiton; Jkiupli'm lin'fiel, [ ] ile Xierret I'onte; 
Solilaiir, [ ] Criequt'villi'; Alixandn; [ ] Treniigon; Ville 
(k Paris, [ ]; Breliujne.', [ ]; EreilU':, [Capt. — deRazcIly?]; 
lietlersbjt, [ 2; Due dc Bouiyorjiic, I ]. L' pp. i°. 

In French. This li:^t ■\vn.s furnishcil tu .loiies i>robal.'ly lijiun his <k-iuirture 
from L'Orient Deo. IS, 1T80. 

[1780?] De St. Georges, . Licntcnruit n/ (/rcnaduTs, French rn-mij. Lorcy, 

[Dec?] [b iiiet?,] Gatinois, [Fraiicr.] Letter to "Commodore" [John] 

Paul Jones, L'Orient. IIa<l he known that Jones was to be in 
Paris he would have offered his services in person; understands 
that he is now waiting at L'Orient to be placed in command of 
the Serapis; would like to nbip with Jones; comes of an honest 
family; his mother is a wiil<iw with twelve children and " une 
mediocre fortune"; his brother is the hope of the family and 
would aid him; St. Georges is a lieutenant of grenadiers; will 
come to any place named by Jones; hopes to be iiivite<l tc^ enlist 
■ with liim. A. L. S. 2 pp. 4". 
Ill French. 

[1780?] [Jones, Jolm Paul.] Capl., U. S. nary. [L'Orient, France.] Memo- 
[Dec?] randum of articles purchased [for various persons in America]. 

Following persons mentioned: Archer Stuart, J. I). A. (4ilpin, 
Alexander Gordon, John Piggott, James Campbel, [ ] McKeu- 
zie "of Betsey's Hope", Dr. [ ] Dixon, Alexander Paul, 
estate of [ ] Colby, AVilliam Stuart, Thomas Fairholm, 3Irs. 
G [ ] Young, John Hamilton, David Young, Robert Blair, 
Capt. [ ] Cleaveland, James Campbell of Carr, [ ] Sloan, 
[ ] Morrison, John Balfour, Dr. [ ] Skone, Alexander 
Robison, Mrs. W[ ] Kerr, W[ ] Crawford, Forguil 
McVicar; total amount expended is £561 1.5s. Autograph draft. 
2 pp. F». 

[1780?] [Jones, John Paul.] Capt., V. S. nanj. [L'Orient, France.] Account 
[Dec?] with various persons. Fifty-two persons named, the sum of 

accounts amounting to £1072 Ss. 6d. A. D. 1 p. F». 
Names given in index. 

[1780?] Nicolson, Murray, Comte? de. [Passy?, France.] Letter to Capt. [John] 
Thursdav. Paul Jones, [Passy?]. Regrets not seeing him "this afternoon"; 

leaves town "after tomorrow"; wishes Jones "innumerable vic- 
torys". A. L. S. 1 p. 71x41 inches. 

1781. United States, Continental Congress, Admiralty Board. "Admiralty 
Feb. 20. Office", [Philadelphia.] Summons to Capt. John Paul Jones to 

answer forty seven questions relating to his conduct from Nov. 1, 
1777 to date. Questions cover the cruises of Jones in the Ranger, 
Bon Homme Richard, Serapis, Alliance, and Ariel, the status of the 
Luhe and Jones's relations with [Benjamin] Franklin, Capt. 
[Peter] Landais, [Charles Louis d'Arsae, Chevalier] de Ternay 
and other jiersons; questions are to be answered in writing. "By 
Order of the Board, John Brown, Secy". 10 pp. F". 

Summons and first seven questions are in autograph of Brown. Names 
given in index. See: Jones, John Paul. Answers to questions ITsi. 



176 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS. 

1781. tTnited States, Continental Congress. " In Congress " , [Philadelphia.] 
Feb. 27. KesoUition of appreciation of braver}' of [Capt.] John Paul Jones 

in defeating the Serapis; will be gratified to have him receive the 
Cross of Military Merit as mentioned in letter of [Antoine Ray- 
mond Jean Gualbert Gabriel] de Sartine; [Benjamin Franklin] 
United States minister requested to communicate this resolution 
to the King of France. Extract. Charles Thomson, Secy. Con- 
temporary copy. 2 pp. F°. 
2cl copy in .Tones; Extrait du Journal, 1786. Jan. 1. p. 137. Printed with 
slight variations: Journals of Coniiress of given date. Sherburne. IJfi nf 
John Paul Jones. N. Y.. 1851, p. 194. 

1781. [Jones, John Paul.] Capl., U. ,S. navy. Philadelphia. Answers to 
I\Iar. 1. questions propounded by the Board of Admiralty. Gives an 

account of his actions from Nov. 1, 1777 to date; prizes taken by 
him at various times; relations with United States agents in 
France; difficulties with Capt. [Peter] Landais; intercourse with 
the French Court; plans for future cruises; injustice regarding 
the distribution of prize money; submits all his correspondence 
on the subject of this inquiry to the Board and his own conduct 
to its impartial inspection. Autograph draft. 19 pp. 4°. 

Names are given in index. Printed: Sherburne, Life of John Paid J'tncs, 
X. Y.. 1S51, pp. 215-224. 

1781. Hall, ilichael. of Philadelphia. Philadelphia. Letter to [Capt.] John 
Mar. 10. Paul Jones, [Philadelphia]. Requests that his son [John Hall?] 

be allowed shore leave; the boy is but a stripling; wishes to see 
his parents; will be all the better man for the privilege; no inten- 
tion of deserting. A. L. S. 1 p. F". 

1781. United States, Continental Congress, Admiralty Board. Philadelphia. 
Mar. 11. Letter to [Capt. John] Paul Jones, [Philadelphia]. Wrote him 

"some days ago" respecting Charles Ward; Ward claims that he 
was detained unjustly on board the Ariel; importance of Ward's 
"Connections"; "in justice to the man as well as to avoid 
clamour" the Board desires that Ward be discharged; "By Order 
of the board William Ellery" [Commissioner]. A. L. S. of 
Ellery. 1 p. 4°. 

1781. United States, Continental Congress, Admiralty Board. "Admiralty 
Mar. 21. Office", [Philadelphia.] Letter to [Capt.] John Paul Jones, 

[Philadelphia]. Board wishes to exchange a number of British 
officers and seamen for Continental officers and seamen on board 
the prison ships at New York; desires his sentiments regarding 
the detail of ten or twelve French volunteers from the Ariel 
"with a proper officer" to conduct the business of exchange. 
" In behalf of the board * * * William Ellery". A. L. S. of 
Ellery. 1 p. 4°. 

1781. Dale, Richard. Lieut, V. S. nary. [Philadelphia.] Letter to [Capt. 
Mar. 22. John] Paul Jones, [Philadelphia]. Spoke to the Board of Admi- 

ralty regarding the men on board a brig bound for Amsterdam; 
Board directs him to take the men from the brig; sent [Lieut. 
Henry?] Lunt with boat this morning to remove them; boat is 
not yet returned. A. L. S. 1 p. 8J x 5i inches. 



CALENDAR OF JOHN I'ATL JONES MANCSCRIPl'S. 177 

17.S1. tTnited States, Coutinontal Congress. [I'liiladdphia.] Resolution 
Aj)!', 14. ri-i;ariling bravery of Capt. Joliii Paul .lours. Committee reports 

and Congress resolves that thanks be given Jones ami his crew 
for their bravery and their efforts "to redeem from eaptivity tlie 
eitizens of these states who had fallen into the i>o\ver of the 
enemy". Contemporary eopy. 2 p]i. 4^. 

In Jones: E.xtrait »Ui Journiil, 178(i. Jan. 1. p. l:iS. Printed: Jottnml^ nf Cnu- 
l/n'ss of given ijate. Sherburne, Li/e of John PnuJ Jonrfi, X. Y. ls.51. p. '22.">. 

17S1. United. States, Continental Congress, Admiralty Board. "Admiralty 

Apr. 14. Offiee", [Philadelphia.] Letter to [Capt. John] Paul Jones, 

[Philadelphia]. Requests him to come to the Admiralty Office; 

desire to consult with him "on business". "John Brown Secy." 

A. L. P. of Brown. 1 p. 4°. 

17IS1. United States, Continental Congress, Admiralty Board. "Admiralty 
Apr. 17. Otfice", [Philadelphia.] Letter to [Capt.] John Paul Jones, 

[Philadelphia]. Board of War and Ordnance has recommended 
arming and equiping two Continental schooners to guard the 
transportation of stores; is "hereby authorized * * * to take 
such measures as [he] shall deem necessary for * * » the 
execution of the aforesaid purpose". "John Brown Secy." 
A. L. S. of Brown. 1 p. 4°. 

1781. United States, Continental Congress, Board of War and Ordnance. 
Apr. IS. "War Office", [Philadelphia.] Letter to [Capt. John Paul] 

Jones, [Philadelphia]. Object of sending schoonere down the 
river is to obtain stores from Delaware; officers in charge of stores 
are to consult with Col. [Kphraim] Blaine; Blaine will inform 
Jones as to location of stores; Jones to give such orders as he 
deems necessary to execute the intentions of the Board. "By 
order, Willm. Grayson". P. S. Summary of stores to be 
obtained. A. L. S. (except postscript, ) of Grayson. 1 p. F". 

1781. Stacy, Samuel. Master, U. S. navi/. [Philadelphia.] Letter to [Capt.] 
Apr. 23. John Paul Jones, [Philadeli^hia]. Details regarding the escape 

from the ship of John Hackett "with a number of sailors"; 
John Curie [Curlew?] placed on deck as a sentinel; "this morn- 
ing about one o'clock" Mons. Torris [Jean Torres?] took another 
Frenchman and Curlew with him and escaped in the ship's boat; 
Stacy had taken all possible precautions and considered Torres 
" the last man in the ship that would have run away". A. L. S. 
1 p. 4°. 

1781. Stacy, Samuel, ^^aster, U. S. navtj. [Philadelphia.] Letter to [Capt. 
May 1. John] Paul Jones, [Philadelphia]. Details regarding the escape 

from the ship of "the Baker & one Alexander ilayson " [Mason?]. 
L. S. 1 p. 4°. 

1781. "Washington, George. Gen. A Commander-in-cldef, Continental army. 
JMay 15. New Windsor, [New York.] Letter to Capt. [John] Paul Jones, 

[Philadelphia]. His partial acquaintance with naval and com- 
mercial affairs renders it impossible for him to account for the 
delay in securing stores from France; has no suspicion that Jones 
was accessorv to that delay; has been made doubly certain that 
he was not blameworthy by the report of the Board of Admi- 
ralty to Congress; considers it presumjituous of himself to pass ou 

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178 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS. 

ITSl. Washington, George — Continued. 
May 15. the conduct of American naval affairs; certain otBcers have " not 

loeen wanting in bravery and good conduct" ; delicacy forbids 
him to mention the exploit " Avhich has attracted the admiration 
of all the world" ; wishes that he may long enjoy the reputation 
so justly acquired. Contemporary copy. 2 pp. 4°. 

In Jones. Extmit dn Journal 1786, Jan. 1. i>. 140. Printed: Bncll, Paul 
Joncf. X. Y. 1900. I!: 04; Sherburne. Life uf J„Iin Paul Joncf. X. Y. is.ii: p. 22.i. 

17S1. United States, Continental Congress, Admiralty Board. "Admiralty 
3Iay 15. Office", [Philadelphia.] Letter to [Capt. John] Paul Jones, 

[Philadelphia]. Directs that certain French subjects on board 
the schooner [from Delaware] be delivered to the captain of the 
Ariel; they are a part of the late crew; request him to deliver to 
the captain the broken iron cannon used for ballast when the Ariel 
was under his command. " bj' Order, John Brown Secy." 
A. L. S. of Brown. 1 p. 4°. 

1781. United States, Continental Congress, Admiralty Board. "Admiralty 
May 19. Office". [Philadelphia.] Letter to [Capt. John] Paul Jones, 

[Philadelphia]. Officers of the -Irirf are demanding their pay; 
Board is unable to settle their accounts until the payroll of that 
ship is in the Admiralty Office; request Jones to forwanl the 
payroll as soon as i^ossible. "by Order, John Brown Secy." 
A. L. S. of Brown. 1 p. 4°. 

1781. United States, Continental Congress, Admiralty Board. "Admiralty 
Jun. 4. Office", [Philadelphia.] Order to [Capt.] John Paul Jones, 
[Philadelphia]. "Capt. Jones is hereby directed to exhibit a 
complete Payroll (jf the Ariel's Crew with all Possible dispatch" ; 
"the reputation of the board, and the Interest of the public suf- 
fer exceedingly by its not being exhibited AVilliam Ellery 

by Order of the board". A. D. S. of Ellery 1 p. 4°. 

1781. United States, Continental Congress. [Philadelphia.] Resolution 

Jun. 23. regarding tlie America. Committee reports on letters of [June] 

22d from Robert Morris; Congress resolves that Jlorris take 

immediate steps leading to the speedy launching and equipping 

for sea of the ship ,lme)'(cf(. Contemporary copy. 2 pp. 4°. 

In Jones, Extrait du Journal 1786, Jan. 1. p. 141. Fnntci: Jmmials <:/ Cnn- 
f/irf^s of given date. 

1781. United States, Continental Congress. [Philadelphia.] Resolution 
Jun. 26. appointing John Paul Jones, captain of the America. Jones 

elected unanimously. Contemporary copy. 1 p. 4°. 

In Jones, Extrait du Journal 1786, Jan. 1. p. 142. Printed: Journals of Con- 
riress of given date; Sherburne, Life of John Paul Jones, X. Y., 18.51, p. 228. 

1781. M[orris,] R[obert.] UniJed States superintendent of finance and agent of 
Aug. 4. marine. "Office of Finance", [Philadelphia.] Letter to [Capt.] 

John Paul Jones, [Philadelphia]. Regrets that Jones has been 
delayed in Philadelphia; has been informed "that the conti- 
nental Share of the Prizes taken by the .IWm^ct' * -if * intended 
for fitting the America have been otherwise applied"; has written 
the state of New Hampshire to supply [John] Langdon with money 
on United States account; if funds are not secured in this manner 
Jones is to inform him; has advanced Jones £400 on account; 
it is " to be accounted for hereafter and not to be considered as 
the Payment of any former Demands". Contemporary copy. 
Robert Morris Letter Book A, p. 236. 



CALENDAR OF .JOHN I'Al'L ,1UXKS MANl'SCKIl'TS. 17',> 

17S1. I/I[orri3,] R[ol)ert.] rnilid Stales superinlcadriil nf Jlnrinri; and arjciU of 
Aii,L'. IH. iniirinr. " Oflice of Finance", [PhiUuU'lplii;!.] Letter to Jolm 

Langdon ami dipt. [John] Paul Jones, [Port.-rnontli, Xew Hamp- 
shire]. Encloses a requi.«itioiuipon [Meslicch Weare] "(iovernor" 
of Xew Hainpsliire for heef for tlie workmen employed on tlie 
.l»imV((; if not employed for that ))urpose it is to be .sold and the 
proceeds "applied to the completion of that Ship". (Contem- 
porary copy. Ixfjberl ifurrl.i Ja'II' r Bool: A, ]>. 27.5. 

17SI. M[orris,] K[obert.] I'nlled .SlaltK aiiinTintnidi'iil of fmnucc oik! ai/iiil of 
Sep. 2h. iiiarinr. "Office of Finance", [Philadelphia.] Letter to ('apt. 

John Paul Jones, [Portsmouth, New Flanipshire]. Acknowledges 
receipt of his letters of Auj;. Sth and Sept. 9th; forwards this hy 
John Brown who goes to Boston to "fix on a Deputy At'ent fur 
the Naval Affairs of the Continent"; has suggested "Capt. 
[Hector] ^McXeil" for the position; is pleased to learn from Jones 
and from [John] Langdon that work on the Amcriai is progress- 
ing so satisfactorily; conditions in the spring are to be his guide 
as to the rapidity of her completion; hopes that [John] Brown 
Avill succeed in sujiplying him with funds as needed; wishes to Ije 
informed regarding "such things as you judge necessary for me 
to know". Contemporary copy. Rohirl -l/iirriV Letirr Bool: A, 
p. 429. 

17S1. Lafayette, [ilarie Jean Paid Josepli Roclie Yves Gilbert du Motier, 
I)ec. --. -Marquis de.] -!/((/. gen., Cuulinental army. Bc-^ton. Letter to 

"Commodore" [Capt.] John Paul Jones, Portsmouth, New 
Hampshire. Would have enjoyed taking him by the liand and 
paying respects to the state of New Ilampsliire but it is too late; 
hopes to see him in France in command of "every Continental 
ship we can muster" ; downfall of [Lt. Gen. Charles, Earl] Corn- 
wallis a great event; will correspond with Jones hiter. Contem- 
porary copy. 3 pp. 4°. 

In .Tones, Extrait de Journul 17HG, Jan. 1. ji. 142. Printed: Sherburne, Life 
o/Jolai raulj07lCi. N. Y., 1851, p. 226. 

17S1. [Jones, John Paul.] C'apt.,l'.S.S. "Amcriai" . Portsmouth, New Ilamp- 
IX'c. 2."). shire. Letter to "the all accomplished Delia" [France]. Since 

his letters from Philadelphia, has lieen placed in command of the 
America; complains of the infrequency of her letters; tells of his 
affection for her; may be addressed "under cover to the Honble. 
Robert Morris Esq. ilinister of Finance". Autograph draft. 3 
pp. 7} X 5 inches. 

Printed: Sherburne, Lijc of John Paul Joiys, X. Y., 18.51. p. 322. 

1779-.S1. Neufville, John de & Son. Merchants, Amsterdam. "Facteur Boek No. 
2." Accounts of goods shipped and received in American 
bottoms. [Contains (pp. 200-212) a list of articles furnislied, 
and bills paid, for the American squadron under command of 
John Paul Jones.] 

The names mentioned in this Facienr Boek are not entered in tlie index at 
the close of this volume. 

1782. Ross, John. Merchant, Philadelphia. Philadelphia. Letter to [Capt.] 
Jan. 8. John [Paul Jones, Portsmouth, New Hampshire]. Acknowl- 

edges receipt of his letter of 25th ult. ; has no other excuse for 
delaying his answer than the press of liusiness; is as strongly his 
friend as ever; intended to have sent him certain articles by the 



180 LIBRARY OF CONGRKSS. 

1782. Ross, John — Continued. 

Jan. 8. brig Active "commanded by one Hodge" ; owing to severity of 

.season the Active was employed to carry dispatches to the "West 
^ Indies; on lier return she will sail northward; will forward liy 

her any things de.'ired; condition of his business; will await 
Jones's orders; IMr.«. Ross and the family wish to be remembered. 
A. L. S. 3 pp. 4°. 
Mutilated. 

1782. Koss, John. Merchant, Philadelphia. Philadelphia. Letter to " Com- 
Jan. 22. modore" [Capt.] John P[aul] Jones, Portsmouth, New Hamp- 

shire. After acknowledging his letter of 25th ult. had intended 
to write "by last weeks po.st"; since then has received a second 
letter from liim; wishes him prosperity; was di-sappointed in not 
being able to forward goods by the Actire; if Jones will send a 
list of articles desired they will be forwarded later; "if your cash 
is quite exhausted you know I have a little at 3'ourcaU"; has 
seen "Mr. [Anthony] W[ayne?]"; latter has promised to write 
Jones regarding the matter mentioned in Jones's letter [duel with 
Arthur Lee?] ; meantime advises postponement of that corre- 
spondence; A[rthur] L[ee] elected [to Continental Congress]; 
effect on dignity of that body. A. L. S. .3 pp. 4°. 
Mutilated. 

1782. [Jones, John Paul.] Capt., U. S. S. "America". [Portsmouth, Xew 
Fel). 2.5. Hampshire.] Poem. Autograph draft. 2 pp, 4°. 

Printed Sherburne, Life of John Paul Jones, N. Y. 1851. p. 321. 
1782. Russell, Thomas. Merchant, Boston. Boston. Letter to [Capt. John] 
Apr. 1. Paul Jones, Portsmouth, N'ew Hampshire. .Vcknowledges tlie 

receipt of his letter of Mar. 29th; regrets that he cannot furnish 
money for the letter of credit from John Ross enclosed therein; 
is unaljle to negotiate l)ills upon Philadelphia at present; is 
"greatly distressed" for lack of money although he "has on 
hand a large amount in bills & Mr. [Robert] Morris' Xotcs"; as 
an accomodation sends him by [Samuel?] Sherburne, 200 Span- 
ish milled dollars; until more favorable exchange on Philadelphia 
will endorse his bills [but cannot furnish specie]. A. L. S. 1 p. 
4°. 

1782. Brown, John. Ex-secretary, Admiralty board, Continental Congress. Bos- 
-A-pr- 0. ton. Letter to Capt. [John] Paul Jones, Portsmouth, [New 

Hampshire]. Acknowledges receipt of his letter of the 2d; will 
have paint and other articles sent him as soon as possible; is 
about to leave for Philadelphia; details regarding material [for 
the Americc(^ ; has been informed by [Philip Joseph de L'Etombe] 
the French consul that the ship Fanta.ique [formerly commanded 

by Capt. Champorcin?] has been "condemned as unfit for 

service"; her material, stores etc. much better than could be 
obtained from the Ci/hell; the Fanlasqve is now in Rhode Island; 
will attend to the matter on his return to Philadelphia and write 
Jones more fully. A. L. S. 2 pp. 4°. 

1782. Brown, John. Ex-secretary, Admiralty board. Continental Congress. 

■Apr. 11. Boston. Letter to [Capt. John] Paul Jones, Portsmouth, [New 

Hampshire]. Acknowledges receipt of his letter of the 8th; has 

received also his order sent by [ J Seaman, and has forwarded 



CALENDAR OF JOHN PAUL JONKS MANUSCRIPTS. 181 

ITSl'. Brown, John — C'cuifinuccl. 
Apr. II. the articles desired; [Thomas] Russell furnished the necessary 

money willingly; Brown wo\ild have done so had Kussell refused; 
has received from "Col" [John] Langdon a letter of " the purport 
■ you mention"; liopos lie has answered it "in such a way as will 
prevent him from discharging the workmen" [on the ^Imcn'ra]; 
has received a letter from [Robert] ]\Iorris regarding the work on 
that ship; has assured Morris that the difficulties between Jones 
and Langdon are ended; will soon be in a position to state amount 
of money available for continuance of work [on the America]; if 
Langdon persists in discharging men "the urgency of the service" 
will justify Jones in contimiing them; sees no advantage to be 
gained by Jones by a trip to Philadelphia; more necessary that he 
remain at Portsmouth. A. L. S. 3 pp. 4°. 

1782. Brown, John. Ex-serrelarii AdiiiiraUi/ hoard, Cmitinenlal Oiiigress. 

Apr. 17. Boston. Letter to [Capt. John] Paul Jones, Portsmouth, [New 

Hampshire]. Acknowledges receipt of his two letters of the 
15th; will deliver the bills of exchange upon France to [John] 
Ross as directed; they arc for $720; regrets the delays in forward- 
ing letters; sent hhn a letter through John Tracey and is sorry to 
learn of its non-receipt; has notified Tracey to forward it; is 
pleased to learn that a remittance [from Philadelphia] has been 
received; hopes it will enable [John] Langdon to continue work 
[upon the America']; expects Langdon to be in Boston soon; will 
enforce upon him the urgency of the work; has received money 
from [Thomas] Russell in return for amounts expended; will "be 
duly mindful" of all private affairs with which Jones may entrust 
him; hopes to hear from him by return post. A. L. S. 2 pp. 4°. 

1782. Livingston, Robert R. Secretary, foreign affairx, Conlirioital Congrcxs. 

Apr. 20. Philadelphia. Letterto [Capt.] John P[aul] Jones, [Portsmouth, 

New Llampshire]. Encloses extract from protest of Capt. Ary 
de Neef [Neif] of the Berkenhoscli; Congress has referred the 
matter to Livingston for the facts; wishes a statement that the 
reputation of Jones and of the American flag may be vindicated; 
complaints have been made by former members of the crews of 
the Bon Homme Richard and the Alliance that their prize money 
is withheld; Congress has instructed Livingston to apply to the 
Court of France for aid in the matter; none of the interested 
parties liave furnished proofs of their denial of money by [Dona- 
tien Leray de] Chaumont; does not full.y understand conditions, 
. but regards the Concordat as a private agreement; wishes Jones 

to throw all possible light on the matter. L. S. 2 pp. F°. 

Printed; Wharton, Dip. Cams, nj tl,r Amcr. Rev.. Wash. 1849, V. 313 under 
date of April 17, 1782. 

See: Neif, Ary de. Deposition regarding capture of the Bcrkenbosch 
ITSO, Aug. 4. 

1782. tTnited States, Continental Congress. [Philadelphia.] Resolution 

May 13. regarding the birth of the Dauphin of France. Letters to be 

written to the Commander-in-chief, to the Commander of the 

Southern Department and to the Governors of the several states 

that there may be universal rejoicing. Contemporary copy. 1 p. 

In Jones, Extrait du Journal, IThO. Jan. 1. p. 144. 
Printed: Journals of Conffrees of given date. 



182 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS. 

1782. Ross, John. .Verchant, Philadelphia. Philadelphia. Letter to " Com- 
Jun. 26. modore" [Capt.] John P[aulJ Jones, Portsmouth, New Hamp- 

shire. Acknowledges receipt of his letter of the 10th; will 
endeavor to fullfil his wishes; [John] Brown has sent him Jones's 
bills [of exchange] but he has not been able to use them as Jones 
failed to endorse them; owing to state of exchange they can be 
sold more profitably in New England than in Philadelphia; returns 
the firsts, seconds and thirds of exchange, keeping the fourths; 
[Thomas] Russell has acknowledged the receipt of one hundred 
guineas sent l)y Ross for use of Jones; if more specie is needed it 
will be forwarded. A. L. S. 2 pp. 4° and wrapper. 

1782. Dale, Richard. Lieut., U. S. navy. Philadelphia. Certificate respect- 
Jun. 27. ing Henry Laurence and James Dick. Laurence was master's 

mate and Dick was midshipman on the Lexington, [Capt.?] Henry 
Johnson; were captured by the enemy Sep. 19, 1777 and com- 
mitted to Old Mill prison; were exchanged ^lar. 5, 1780, "by 
way of France"; Dale was then lieutenant of the Alliance. 
D. S. 1 p. 4°. 

1782. La Luzerne, [Anne Cesar,] Chevalier de. French minister to the United 
Jul. 29. States. Philadelphia. Letter to [Capt. John] Paul Jones, [Ports- 

mouth, New Hampshire]. Acknowledges receipt of his letter of 
June 24th; will send to France the account of the celebration [at 
Portsmouth] in honor of the birth of the Dauphin; the share 
taken by Jones in the matter will endear him further to the 
French nation. Contemporary copy. 1 p. 4°. 
In .Tones, Elxtrait du Journal, 1786, Jan. 1. p. 145. 

1782. Adams, John. United States minister plenipotentiary for negotiating peace 
Aug. 12. vAth Great Britain. The Hague, [Holland.] Letter to [Capt.] 

J [ohn] Paul Jones, Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Acknowledges 
receipt of his letter of Dec. 10, 1781; thanks him for his care of 
articles sent by [James] Moylan; " the command of the America 
could not have been more judiciously bestowed "; spirit shown 
by the Batavians; is surprised at America's inattention to her 
navy; Britain intoxicated by victory of [Vice-Admiral George' 
Brydges] Rodney [over Lt. Gen. Francois Joseph Paul, Comte 
deGrasse-Tilly]; thinks "there will be no peace for some time"; 
\ would consider it "a rich compensation for a continuance of the 

war" if he "could see a prospect of having half-a-dozen line-of- 
Battle-Ships under the American flag commanded by Commodore 
Paul Jones engaged with an equal British force ' ' ; end will depend 
on " Burgoyneizing [Lt. Gen. Sir Guy] Carlton in New York". 
Contemporary copy. 3 pp. 4°. 

Ill Jones, Extrait du Journal, 1786, Jan. 1. p. 145. 

Printed: Sherburne, Life o/ Jotm Paul .Tones. X. Y. 1851, p. 227. 

1782. TJnited States, Continental Congress. [Philadelphia.] Resolution giv- 
Sep. 3. ing the America to France in place of the Magnifirjue. Latter lost 

in Boston harbor w'hile commanded by [Lt. Gen. Louis Philippe 
de Regaud,] Slarquis de Vaudreuil; the America to be given to 
France through [Anne Cesar,] Chevalier de La Luzerne. Con- 
temporary copy. 2 pp. 4°. 

In Jones, Extrait du Journal, 1786, Jan. 1. p. 147. 

Printed- Journals of Congress of given date. Sherburne, Life of John Paul 
Jones, y. Y. 1851, p. 228. 



CALENDA.R OF JOnN- PAUL JUNES MANUSCRIPTS. 183 

17S2. Morris, Knbei't. Ciiled Slatc.t superintendent of Jinanrc nnd luji'iil of murine. 
Sep. 4. ' Marine Office, [Philadeliihia.] Letter to [Capt. John] Paul 

.Tones, Portr^niouth, [New llamsliire]. Knclnses resolution [of 
Sep. 3il] respecting the "destination"' of the Amerint; regrets it 
on Jones's account; wishes !iim to continue the inspection of the 
ship until launching; will then give him his views for further 
service under the United States flag; on his way to Phila<lrlphia 
can confer with General [George Washington]. Contemporary 
copy. 2 jlp. 4°. 

In Jones, Extrait du Journal. 17S(J, Jan. 1. p. 1 1'i. 

Printed: Sherburne, Lijc n/Juhii Paul Junes, X. Y. 185). p. 229. 

1;Sl'. Bro-wn, John. Ex-secretarii, Admimlttj board, Continental Congress. Phila- 
Oct. 1. delphia. Letter to [Capt. John] Paul Jones, Portsmouth, Xew 

Hampshire. Acknowledgesreceipt of his letter of Sep. 7th; judges 
that Jones has been informed that action regarding the armament 
of the Magnifiijue is unnecessary; regrets that the fulfillment of 
Jones's plans is improbable; hopes to see him in Philadelphia as 
soon as the America is in the water; as Jones is in favor with the 
Agent of ^Marine [Robert IMorris] he may secure command of a 
capital ship yet; advises him to think no more of the "delicate 
subject of a private nature" mentioned in his last; sends respects 
to all friends "particularly the aimable Mrs. [John] L[angdon?]. 
A. L. S. 2 pp. 4°. 
1782. Morris, Robert. Vniled Slates superintendent of finance and agent o/ marine. 
Oct. 9. Marine Office, [Philadelphia.] Letter to [Capt. John] Paul 

Jones, Portsmouth, [Xew ILimpshire]. Acknowledges receipt 
of his letter of Sep. 22d; sentiments reflect the highest honor 
upon him; has transmitted extracts from it to [the Continental] 
Congress. Contemporary copy. 2 pp. 4°. 

In Jones, E.xtrait du Journal, 1786, Jan. 1. p. 143. 

Printed: Sherburne, Life ofJolin Paul .Tones, X. Y. 18.51, p. 234. 

1782. Neufville, John de & Son. Merchants, Amsterdam. Amsterdam. Letter 
Oct. 12. to "Commodore" [Capt. John] Paul Jones, Philadelphia. 

Acknowledge receipt of his letter of Dec. 10, 1781; thank him for 
the contents; have not yet seen Major [Samuel?] Sherburne l>ut 
if he appears they will show him every favor; congratulate him 
on his command of the Anierica; wish him success proportionate 
to that obtained in the Bon Homme Richard; join him in his 
pleasure at the surrender of [Lt. Gen. Charles, Earl] Cornwallis; 
add congratulations that Holland has acknowledged "the in- 
dependence of her sister states"; the treaty just signed [Oct. 
8, 1782]; Holland will oppose any separate peace [with Great 
P)ritain] ; news regarding conditions in Europe. L. S. 2 pp. 4°. 

1782. Tillinghast, Daniel. Continental agent, Rhode Island. Providence, 
Nov. .5. [Rhode Island.] Letter to [Capt., John] Paul Jones, Boston. 

Acknowledges the receipt of his letter of Oct. 14th; has little 
doubt but that he can make satisfactory arrangements with the 
owners of the Eagle [Samuel .\born & Co.]; has been appointed 
by the General Assembly [of Rhode Island] "to wate on the 
officers of the french army to Inform them that Provision is 
ma<le for there quartere"; will attend to the matter of interest 
to Jones upon his return. A. L. S. 1 p. 7^ x 6 inches. Ad- 
dressed in care of Thomas Russell. 



184 LIBKAEY or CONGRESS. 

1782. M[orris,] R[obert.] Unittxl Slates superinienderil of finance and agent of 
Nov. 5. marine. " Office of Finance", [Philadelphia.] Letter to [Capt.] 

John Paul Jones, [Portsmouth, Xew Hampshire]. Acknowl- 
: : ■ edges receipt of his letter of Oct. 22d; was pleased that the ^mmea 

was so nearly ready for launching; is gratified to learn of the 
precautions taken to prevent "damage from that Operation"; 
hopes "They have been attended with Success" will be glad to 
see Jones at any time. Contemporary copy. Robert Morris, Letter 
Book D, p. 380. 

1782. Iiil)bey, Jeremiah. Postmaster, Portsmouth, New Hampshire. [Ports- 
Nov. 8. mouth.] Account against [Capt. John] Paul Jones, [Philadel- 

phia]. Account is for postage on letters from Oct. 4th to date 
and amounts to 10s. 6d. A. D. 

Freneau, Philip. Clerk, postmaster genera! of the Utiited States. 
[Philadelphia.] Receipt to [Capt.] John Paul Jones in behalf of 
■ : : .. • [Ebenezer] Hazard for the amount of the above acc.ount. A. 

' ■ D. S. 1 p. 2} s 5i inches. 

Enclosed in following letter. 

1782. Libbey, Jeremiah. PostmaMer, Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Portsmouth. 
Nov. 9. Letter to Capt. [John] Paul Jones, Philadelphia. Was informed 

by Capt. [ ] Thompson that Jones wished his bill for postage 
forwarded to Philadelphia; encloses it with letter received by 
yesterday's post. A. L. S. Franked: Jereh. Libbey Nov. 1782. 
1 p. 8 X 6i inches. 

1782. Morris, Robert. United Slates superintendent of finance and agent of marine. 
Nov. 29. Philadelphia. Letter to [Elias Boudinot, ] President of the Conti- 

nental Congress, [Philadelphia]. Encloses a letter from [Capt. 
John] Paul Jones just received; Jones desires to be sent with 
[Lt. Gen. Louis Philippe de Regaud,] Marquis de Taudreuil to 
join [Vice-Admiral Charles Hector,] Comte d'Estaign in his 
expedition against Jamaica; recommends that permission be 
granted him. Contemporary copy. 2 pp. 4°. 

In Jones, Extrait du Journal, 1786, Jan, 1. p. 185. 

Printed: Sherburne, Life of John Paul Jones, N. Y, 1851, p. 234. 

1782. [Jones, John Paul.] Capt., U. S. jiniv/. Philadelphia. Letter to Robert 
[Nov. 29?] Morris, "Minister of the Marine", Philadelphia. Is glad that 

^lorris applauded his conduct before receiving news of his last 
success in Europe; owes much of his success to him; is sure that 
recent achievements have but increased the confidence of ]Morris 
in his abilities; for these reasons trusts that he will .support the 
objects of the enclosed official letter to Congress. Autograph 
draft. 2 pp. 8 x 6J inches. 

Probably enclosed by Morris in his letter to Congress 17S2. Nov. 2«, See: 
Sherburne, Life of John Paul Jones, X. Y. 1851, p. 234. 

1782. United States, Continental Congress. [Philadelphia.] Resolution 
I*ec. 4. respecting Capt. J[ohn] P[aul] Jone,s. Have received a letter of 

Nov. 29th from [Robert :\Iorris,] Agent of Marine, enclosing copy 
of one of the same date from Jones to :\Iorris; the request of Jones 
to be allowed to join the French fleet [in expedition against 
Jamaica] is granted; IMorris is instructed to recommend Jones to 
[Lt. Gen. Louis Philippe de Regaud,] Marquis de Vaudreuil. 
"Extract from the Minutes Geo Bond Depy Secy". 1 p. F". 

Printed: Journals of Congress of given date. Letters of Jones and Morris 
mentioned are in Sherburne, Life of John Paul Jones, N. Y. 1851, p. 234. 



CALENDAR OF .lOHX I'AVh JONES MANUSCRIPTS. 185 

17S2. [Jones, Julm Paul.] ('apt., l'. S. nary, rhilailflpliia. Letter tn Roliert 
Dec. 7. Morrig, [Philadelphia]. Agreeable to hi.« order ha.s made out his 

account against the United States; it covers the period from his 
election to coninumd of the Amcricn [June L'li, 1781,] until his 
return from New HamiJ.uhire to Pliiladeli)hia [Nov. 27, 1782]; is 
enclosed in thi.s letter. Autograph ilraft. 1 p. F". 

[Jones, Jolin Paul.] Cajit., etc Philadelphia. Account 
against the United States. Account is for $2,564 87,90. Auto- 
graph draft: 1 p. F". 

[1783?] Dezoteux, [Fran^'ois?] and Bumas, [Mathieu?,] C[omte.] [Porto 

[Feb?] Cabello?, Dutch Guiana, now Venezuela.] Letter to Capt. [John] 

Paul Jones, Porto Cabello. Request the pleasure of his company 

at breakfast on Saturday. A. L. S. in body of document. 1 p. 

7 X 4J inches. 

In French. 

1783. Vaudreuil, [Louis Philippe de Regaud,] Marquis de. Lt. gen., French 
Apr. 20. ridrij. Cape [Francois, Hayti,] Westlndies. Letter to [Anne Cesar] 

Chevalier de I>a Luzerne, [Philadelphia]. Is about to sail for 
France with troops commanded by [Antoine Charles du Houx,] 
Baron deViom^nil; [Capt. John] Paul Jones returns to America; 
has been glad to have had his company on the Triomphant; 
wishes La Luzerne to recommend Jones to his superiors; La 
Luzerne is to remain as minister to the L'nited States after peace 
has been concluded. Contemporary copy. 2 pp. 4°. 

In Jones, E.xtrait du Journal, 1786, Jan. 1. p. lol. 

Translation printed: Sherburne, Life of John Paul Jiynt's, X. Y., 1S,^1. i>. 237. 

1783. Langeron, [Andrault,] Comte de. "au cap" [Cape Francjois, Hayti.] 
Apr. 21. Letter [to Capt. John Paul Jones, Cape Francois]. May not have 

the pleasure of seeing him again; sends him a letter to be for- 
warded to Boston; if Jones does not leave the fleet [in America] 
he hopes to see him again in France. A. L. S. 2 pp. 7 x 4J 
inches. 
In French. 

1783. Vaudreuil, [Louis Philippe de Regaud,] IMarquis <le. Lt. gen., French 
Apr. 21. ndrij. Cape [Franc^ois, Hayti.] Letter to Robert Jlorris, [Phila- 

ilelphia]. The reputation of [Capt. John] Paul Jones when be 
embarked with him made him desirous of giving Jones an oppor- 
tunity to show his talents; peace has prevented such an opportu- 
nity being afforded; desires to testify to his pleasure in having 
Jones with Iiim on the Triomphant ; hopes that he may have oppor- 
tunity to render service in the future. Contemporary copy. 1 p. 
4°. 
In Jones, E.xtrait du Journal, 178(3, Jan. 1. p. 153. 

1783. Viomenil, [Antoine Charles du Houx, Baron de.] Lt. gen., French army. 
Apr. 21. Cape St. Dominique, [West Indies.] Letter to [Anne Cesar,] Che- 

valier de La Luzerne, [Philadelphia] . This letter will be delivered 
by [Capt. John] Paul Jones, who has been with the French expe- 
dition for five months; during that period Jones has shown 
wisdom and prudence and has increased his reputation for brav- 
ery and patriotism; wishes to recommend his interests "auprcs 
du Premier President [Flias Boudinot] et des membres du Con- 
gress". Contemporary copy. 2 pp. 4°. 
In Jones. E.xtrait du Journal. 1786. Jan. 1. p. l-M. 



1S6 LIBEARY OF CONGRESS. 

178?. McNeill, Hector. E.c-capf.,r. S. nari/. Boston. Letter to [Capt.] John 
Jun. 11. Paul Jones, Philadelphia. Acknowledges receipt of his letter of 

April 26th; thanks Jones for tlie narrative of his experience with 
the "Marquis deVeaudrile" [Lt. Gen. Louis Philippe de Regaud, 
Marquis de Vaudreuil]; [Thomas] Russell has been keeping 
Jones's horses in the country during the winter and spring; [Lt.] 
Col. [William] Hull examined them Init did not wish to jjur- 
chase; Russell says that [John?] Lowell may wish them; has not 
been able to have his sleigh "brought to town". A. L. S. 2pp. 4°. 

178.3. Tillinghast, Daniel. Continental agent, Rhode Island. Providence, [Rhode 
J""- 12. Island.] Letter to [Capt. John] Paul Jones, Philadelphia. 

Acknowledges receipt of his letter of IMay 22d liy Capt. [Abraham] 
Whipple; has a "writing drawn uji which all the owners of the 
Eagle [Samuel Aborn & Co.] * * * in town have signed"; 
will have it completed [by signatures now lacking] in a few days; 
would send him a copy but his son Henry has the document at 
Newport; Jones "need not be under the Least Apprehension"; 
"the matter is Intirely Subsided". A. L. S. 1 p. 4°. 

178.3. United States, Continental Congress; Marine Office; Morris, Robert, 
Jun. IS. Agent of Marine. "Marine Office", [Philadelphia.] Letter to 

[Capt. John Paul] Jones, [Philadelphia]. Acknowledges receipt 
of his letter [of June 17th]; regrets the poor condition of Jones's 
health; excuses him from attendance upon the court-martial [at 
Boston]; had hoped to have the benefit of his "judgment, abili- 
ties and impartiality on that occasion". L. S. 1 p. 4°. 

1783. United States, Continental Congress; Marine Office; Read, James, Sec- 
J""- 23. retary. "Marine Office", [Philadelphia.] Letter to [Capt. John] 

Paul Jones, [Philadelphia]. [Robert Morris,] Agent of Marine is 
about to report to Congress on the memorial of persons serving 
on the Bon Ilomme Richard during her engagement with the 
Serapis; wishes him to send by bearer a "certificate of the time 
when the engagement happened". A. L. S. •* p. 4°. 
See following entry. 

1783. [Jones, .John Paul.] < apt., U. S. nari/. Philailelphia. Letter to James 
Jun. 23. Read, [Secy., Marine Office, Phila<lelphia]. Acknowledges receipt 

of his letter of June 23d requesting statement regarding time of 
engagement between the Bon Homme Richard and the Serapis; 
presumes that one of the four copies of his official account of the 
engagement is in the files of the marine office; battle occurred 
Sep. 23, 1779; has seen his official account of the battle in the 
office of the secretary of Congress; in that account there was a 
recommendation of the pilot [John Jackson] of the Bon Ilomme 
Richard to Congress for half pay for life; his engagement with 
the pilot to that effect had the approval of [Benjamin] Franklin; 
hopes that Congress will fulfill the agreement. Autograph 
draft. 1 p. 4°. 
Written on verso of preceding letter. 

1783. Wharton, S[amuel.] Pennsylvania delegate to Continental Congress. Phil- 
Aug. 13. adelphia. Letter to "Commodore" [Capt.] John Paul Jones, 

Bethlem, [Bethlehem, Pennsylvania]. Acknowledges receipt of 
his letter of Aug. 9th; thinks more is asked for I\Ir. [ ] Oak- 
ley's horse than it is worth in Philadelphia, regrets Jones's ill 



CALENDAR OF JOHN PAUL JONES MANUSCRIPTS. 187 

17x3. Wharton, S[ainiiel.] — ContiniU'il. 
Aui;. l;{. health; advises liim to remain at Bethlehem at least a month 

longer; will endeavor tu see [Elbricl<^e] (;[erry?] and report to 
Jones the information obtained; "the great ones seem sulky"; 
" It is very ditiicult to conjecture whether they will return " ; will 
deliver his letter to [John] Brown whenever so requested; has 
delivered the packet to [Ebenezer] Ilazanl; Wharton's daughter 
Patty sends compliments to Jones and to Mrs. [ ] Kbert. 
A. L, S. 2'pp. 4°. 

1783. ■W[harton,] 8[amuel.] I't'n7istilmnln dfkgale to Continental Con/iresn. 
Aug. 18. [Philadelphia.] Letter to "Commodore" [Capt. John Paul] 

Jones, [Bethlehem, Pennsylvania]. Acknowledges receipt of 
his letter of Aug. 16th; will purchase [ ] Oakley's horse 
at the price asked; wishes it immediately and will pay by a bill 
upon Charles Wharton; rejoices that Jones's health is improving; 
judges from Capt. [Thomas] Bell that presence of Jones will not 
be necessary "to the eastward"; "Capt." [James] Read is to 
attend the court martial [at Boston]; Capt. Bell is to inquire why 
the higates Bourbon and T lie Hague are advertised for sale; will 
inform Jones as soon as he himself knows; advices from England 
indicate that the Fox-North ministry is in a precarious situation; 
definitive treaty of peace not yet signed; difiiculties regarding the 
commercial treaty; "a great Body has determined not to return 
to Philadelphia". A. L. S. 3 pp. 4°. 

[1783.] Wharton, S[amuel.] Pennsylvania delegate to Continental Congress. Letter 
[Aug. 24.] [toCapt. John Paul Jones, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania]. Acknowl- 

edges receipt of his "letter of the 22d with [ ] Okley's 
[Oakley's] horse"; has not seen [Capt. Thomas] Bell since hia 
last; has seen but once the gentleman whom Jones imagines Con- 
gress will send [to Boston] in his place; he talked in such a tone 
that Wharton declined "further comuumication with him"; 
laments "the stripes and bruises which ]\Ir. [John?] Allen 
received from [Hugh Henry?] Brackenridge and the other per- 
son"; offense of Justice [ ] Boyles in "becoming bail" for 
one of the offenders; attributes the evil to "the cursed doctrine 
published by Brackenridge's Relation that an Indian is no more 
than a wolf or a bear * * * So dark & unenlightened are 
men's luinds and particularly so men commonly called Scotch 
Irish, residing in America"; positive orders have been received 
[from England] for [Lt. Gen.] Sir Guy Carleton's "removal with 
his regiment". .\. L. S. 2 pp. 4°. 

[1783.] [Jones, John Paul.] Capt., U. S. nart/. .Philadelphia. Memorial [to 
[Oct. 10.] Robert Jlorris, Philadelphia]. This memorial gives an account 

by Jones of his services during the war, his opinion of the man- 
ner in which he has been treated by Congress and details various 
cases in which injustice has been done him. It gives also his ideas 
npon the reorganization of the United States navy and the lessons 
which may be learned from the experience of European nations 
and France in particular. It urges, in conclusion, that the ques- 
tion of his rank m the navy be settled justly; that "little atten- 
tions" to his "military pride" be not neglected and that steps 
be taken to secure prize money due him on account of the sale of 
the Union and Betsey. He considers this retention of prize money 



loo LIBRARY OF CONGRESS. 

[1783.] [Jonec, John Paul] — Continued. 
[Oct. 10.] an "insult to the flag of America by the Court of Denmark". 

Autograph draft. 23 pp. F°. Endorsed: "to the U. S. Minister 
of Marine, Robert Morris". 

Printed: [Sands], Life A corres. of John Paul Jones, X. Y. 1S30. pp. 304-309. 

1783. [Bancroft,] E[d ward.] [Philadelphia?] Letter to [Capt.] J[ohn] Paul 
Oct. 27. Jones, Princeton, [New Jersey]. Acknowledges receipt of his 

letter by [ ] Fitzsimmons; has inquired after [Samuel] Hunt- 
ington but has not seen him; will endeavor to obtain an invitation 
to him that he may have "a decent opportunity of speaking to him 
on the subject" mentioned by Jones [appointment as plenipoten- 
tiary agent to France to collect prize money due United States 
seamen who had served under his command] ; sends him shoes 
by [James Duane?] ; wishes him success at all times. A. L. S. 
1 p. F°. 

Mutilated. 

1783. M[orris,] R[obert.] United State/! minister of Jinayice and agent of marine. 
Nov. 6. "Office of Finance", [Philadelphia.] Letter to Capt. [John] 

Paul Jones, [Philadelphia]. It may be inconvenient for him to 
retain money recovered by him [as agent for prizes]; e(,ually 
advantageous to the United States that it " be deposited with a 
good Banker in Europe"; authorizes him to "pay over the whole 
or an}- Part thereof to Messrs Le Couteulx & Co. at Paris". Con- 
temporary copy. Robert Morris Letter Boo!:, F. p. 247. 

1783. Franklin, B[enjamin.] United States minister plenipotentiary to France. 
Dec. 17. Passy, [France.] Commission to Capt. John Paul Jones, [Passy]. 

Appoints him agent to solicit payment of prize money "for all 
prizes taken in Europe under Your command * * * in whose 
hands soever the money may be detained"; makes this appoint- 
ment by virtue of resolution of the Continental Congress of Nov. 
1, 1783. Letter-pre.ss copy of copy by Jones. 1 p. 4°. 

Enclosed in Jones to Marquis de Castries 1784, Feb. 1. A second copy of this 
commission is in Jones, Extrait du Journal, 1786, Jan. 1, p. 15.5. Printed: 
Sherburne, Life of John Paul Jones, N. Y., 1851. p. 239. 

1784. Jones, J [ohn] Paul. Capt., U. S. navy. Paris. Letter to [Charles Eugene 
Feb. 1. Gabriel de La Croix, Marquis] de Castries, [Versailles]. Has 

endeavored to give him as little trouble as possible concerning 
the division of prize money from sale of ships captured by him 
in Europe; encloses a letter from [Benjamin] Franklin contain- 
ing a copy of Jones's credentials as agent for collection of same; 
explains methods of ascertaining accounts due the crews of the 
Bon Hon^ine Richard and the Alliance: sum obtained will be 
divided between officers and crews by [Robert Morris,] Superin- 
tendent of Finance of the United States; has no desire to interfere 
with division of accounts due to French ships; relies on promise 
of de Castries that an early settlement should be made. Letter- 
press copy of A. L. S. 2 pp. 4°. 

Printed: Sherburne, Life of Jot in Paul Jones, N. Y'. 1851, p. 240. 

1784. Jones, [John] PauL Capt, U. S. navy. Paris. Letter to [Dunbar Ilam- 

Feb. 12. ilton Douglas, 4th] Earl of Selkirk, [St. Mary's Isle,] Scotland. 

Has just received word from [Jonathan?] Nesbitt of a letter 

from Lord Selkirk's son, Lord Dare [Daer], regarding the plate 



CALENDAR OF JOHN PAUL JONES MANUSCRIPTS. 189 

1784. Jones, J[olin] Paul— C'ontimu-d. 

Feb. 12. takfn from Selkirk's house liy tlie rrew of tlie Ranger; before 

leaving Franee he had heard from [WilHam] .\lexander that the 
plate could be returne<l throufjh the Countess of Morton in Lon- 
don; has ordered Xesbitt to forward it in hereare; Jones's inten- 
tion at tlie time was to obtain a hostaj^e for exchange of prisoners 
and not to carry off the plate; is glad to know that he "/(ivori-d 
the anise of I-JherUi" ; recounts the British ravages in America; aa 
he told Alexander that Jones's "people behaved unlh great decency " 
at his house, begs him "to announce that circumstance to the 
public". Contemporary copy. 4 pp. 4°. 
In Jones, Extrait du Journul, 17SCi, .Ian. 1. p. liM. 
1784. Jones, J [ohn] Paul. Capt., U. S.nav;/. Paris. Letter to [Charles Eugene 

Feb. 18. (iabriel de La Croix, Jlarquis] de Castries, [Versailles]. Haa 

examined. [ ] Chardon's account on the papers relating to 

prizes taken by the squadron under Jones in European waters; 
papers canie from [Donatien] Leray de Chaumont; recalls cir- 
cumstances lea<ling to rei^uest of French government that the 
[then] American commissioners [Benjamin Franklin, Silas Dcane 
an<l Arthur Lee] permit him to command an expedition against 
Great Britain; recounts his experiences in European waters; great 
opportunities which he could not utilize because of opposition of 
de Chaumont; quotes the resolution of the Continental Congress of 
Oct. 30, 1776, regarding the distribution of prize money; considers 
the captors not responsible for money spent on the Serapis and 
Coinitexs of Scarborough; remissness of de Chaumont in withhold- 
ing prize money for over four years; is ready to admit French reg- 
ulations and charges on sale of prizes such as "have been usually 
a<lmitted on other prizes" ; considers it unfair that money should 
lie deducted for " the Hospital of Invalides at Paris"; has full 
coniidence in his justice and generosity. Letter-press copy of 
A. L. S. 7 pp. 4°. 

Printert, with variations; Slierburne. Li/i: uf Joint PaulJoncs.ti. Y.,lSil. pp. 
241-2-)5. 

1784. Jones, J[ohn] Paul. Capt., U. S. nac!/. Paris. Letter [to Charles Eu- 
Mar. 6. gene ( Iabriel de La Croix, ilarquis] de Castries, [Versailles] . Haa 

received through [ ] Chardon the letter of ^lar. 4th which de 
Castries received from [Donatien] Leray de Chaumont; denies de 
Chaumont's statement that Jones was under his orders in 1779; 
summarizes his relations with him since coming to Europe; 
grounds on which American claims for prize money are based; 
seeks but justice for the brave men he commanded and expects 
no less from a generous man like de Castries. Letter-press copy 
of A. L. S. 3 pp. 4°. 

Printed, with variations: Sherburne, Life, of Jolm Paul Jones, N. Y. 1851, 
p. 245. 
1784. Van Berckel, E. P? Grand pensionary of Amsterdam. The Hague, 
JIar. 10. [Holland.] Statement regarding the cruise of [Capt.] John Paul 

Jones in the Bon Homme Richard. The statement is an account 
of the cruise of Jones along the west coast of Ireland, the engage- 
ment with the Serapi.'! and the return to The Texel. An opinion 
upon the effect of this cruise in straining the relations between 
Great Britain and Holland is also given. 



190 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS. 

1784. Van Berckel, E. P?— Continued. 
}ilar. 10. Mar. 11. Dumas, [Charles William Frederick.] Vnited Stales secret agent 
ill Holland. The Hague. Attestation to truth of above state- 
ment. Contemporary copy. 8 pp. 4°. 

In French. In Jones, E.Ktrait du Journnl 1TS6, Jan. 1. p. 191. Translation 
Iirinted: Sherburne, Life of John Paul Jdnrs. N. Y. ISnl. pp. 130-33. 

1784. Jones, J[ohn] Paul. Capf., U. S. navy, Paris. Letter to [Charles 
Mar 26. Eugene Gabriel de La Croix, Marquis] de Castries, [Versailles]. 

Encloses a letter [of Mar. 25th] from [Benjamin] FrankHn regard- 
ing the distribution of prize money to Americans; had a promise 
from [.Antoine Raymond Jean (nialliert Galjriel de Sartine, at 
that time] Minister of Marine that the British prisoners -n-ould be 
exchanged for Americans or would not have surrendered them; 
has been informed Ijy [Marie Jean Paul Joseph Roche Yves Gil- 
bert du Metier,] Marquis de Lafayette that de Castries sees the 
injustice of charging the captors [of the Serapls and Countess of 
Scurhoroughl with expenses in Holland further than the repairs 
of those vessels; in a former letter [Feb. 18, 1784] has shown the 
injustice of charging them with tliose repairs; repeats his argu- 
ment; does not wish to make trouble and will take somewhat less 
than his just right. Letter-press copy of A. L. S. 
Mar. 25. Franklin, B[enjamin.] Vnited States minister plenipotentiary to 
France. Passy, [France.] Letter to [Capt. John] Paul Jones, 
Paris. Returns the papers communicated to him Mar. 24th; 
never authorized the deduction of charges "which had accrued 
on the Serapis and Countess of Scarborough." Copy liy Jones 
3 pp. 4". 

A second copy iif this enclosure is in .tones, Extrait du Journal 1786, Jan, 1 
p. m;. 

1784. Jones, J[ohn] Paul. Capt., U. S. miry. [Paris.] Letter to [Charles 
[Apr.]13. Eugene (iabriel de La Croix, Marquis] de Castries, [Versailles]. 

Thanks him for relinquishing the claim for a share of the prize 
money obtained from sale of his captures made in behalf of the 
"Hospital of Invalides" at Paris; shows him "more particular 
causes * * * why the expenses incurred in The Texel should 
not be taken from the property of the Captors ' ' . Letter-press copy 
ofA.L.S. 4 pp. 4°. 

Printed: Sherburne, Lifer,/ Jofin Paul .Tunes. X. Y. l,s.=il, jip. 247-249, 

1784. Jones, J[ohn] Paul. Capt., I'. S. nary. [Paris.] Letter to [Charles 
May? 25. Eugene Gabriel de La Croix, Marquis] de Castries, [Versailles]. 

Has received his letter of [May] l:-;th informing him that the 
King [Louis XVI] had agreed to make no deduction from prize 
money due Americans of Jones's sijuadron because of expenses in 
The Texel; hopes [ ] Chardon M-ill sign the "liquidation" 
immediately; recalls to de Castries the letter from [Anne Cesar,] 
Chevalier de La Luzerne presented on his arrival in France; part 
of Jones's business is "to collect materials for forming a system 
for the future marine of America"; hopes to secure "copies of 
everything respecting the government and manner of supplving 
uhe marine of France". Letter-press copy of A. L. S. 1 p. 4°. 
Faded. 



CALENDAR OF JOHN PAUL JONES MANUSCRIPTS. 191 

1784. Calonne, [UliurleH Ali'xamlre] de. Controller gcncnd of finiinre nf Fniucr. 
Sep. 24. Paris. Letter to Capt. [John] Paul Jones, Paris. Has received 

from [Charles (iravier,] Comte de Vergennes, his letter requesting 
permission to return to the Countess of Selkirk the plate taken 
durinir the war; has given direetions to the ajipropriate ofKcials to 
aid him in the execution of this purjiose. Contemporary copy. 
2 pp. 4°. 

In Jone.t, Extrait ilii .lournal ITSiI. .Tun. 1. p. 171. Tniiisliitiiin priutcd: .Sher- 
tuirnc. IJfr of John Paul Jnitrn, X. Y, l,s.il, p. oh. 

17S4. Morris, Robert. Uiiilcd Slates superintendent of finance, and agent of 
Sep. oO. marine. Phila(l,elphia. Letter to [Capt. John] Paul Jones, 

Paris. Acknowledges receipt of letters of Dec. 26th, Apr. 1'Mh 
and June 18th; regrets delay in answering them; had hoped to 
pay his acknowledgements in person; takes "the last opportu- 
nity" which he w'ill have of expressing his sentiments " ofiicialhj 
upon the Zeid, Activitij, Forldiide -And Intellir/ence * * * exliib- 
ited in the service of the United States" by Jones. Contem- 
porary copy. 2 pp. 4°. 

In Jones, Extrait tin Journal ITSti, Jan. 1. p. 186. I'rintud: Sherburne, Life 
of John Paul ./mifs, N. Y. la^l, p. 343. 

1784. Jones, J [ohn] Paul. Capt., V.S.naei/. Paris. Letter to [Charles Eugene 
Nov. 6. Gabriel de La Croix, Marquis] de Castries, [Versailles]. Regrets 

the occurence of an error in "the state of liquidation and repar- 
tition of prizes taken liy the squadron which I commanded in 
Europe"; the Vengeance was not credited with correct amount; 
encloses certificate regarding her crew and armament ; error should 
have been avoided but hopes it is not too late to rectify it. [State- 
ment signed by de Castries Oct. 23, 1784. Error mentioned Ijy 
Jones probably not rectified later.] Letter-press copy of A. L. S. 
1 p. 4°. 

Printed: Sherburne, Life of John Piinl .Tones, N. Y. 1851, p. 249. 

1784. Jones, [John] Paul. Capt., U. S. nary. Paris. Letter to the Countess 
Xov. 8. of Selkirk, [St. Mary's Isle,] Scotland. Has long been eager to 

return her plate; has explained to her husband the difficulties in 
the way; now sends plate to London in conformity with the 
arrangement made by [William] Alexander and her husband. 
Contemporary copy. 3 pp. 4°. 

In Jones. Extrait (In Journal 1780, Ian. 1. p. 172. Printed: Sherburne, Life 
of John Paul Jones, N. Y'. 1S5I, p. •56. 

178.5. Segur, [Louis Philippe, Comte] de. French amhas-mdor to Russia. Ver- 
Feb. 27. sailles, [France.] Letter to Lieut. [Edward] Stack, [Paris?]. Has 

rendered to the King [Louis XVI] an account of his services while 
on the Bon Homme Richard; to show his satisfaction with Stack's 
conduct the King has granted him a pension of 400 livres. Con- 
temporary copy. 1 p. 4°. 

In Jones, Extrait du Journal 1786, Jan. 1. p. 179. 

178.5. Jones, [John] Paul. Capt., U. S. nary. Paris. Certificate to [Lieut.] 
Apr. 13. Edward Stack. Gives an account of Stack's services on the Bon 

Homme Richard; with the consent of [Benjamin] Franklin gave 
him a commission of brevet lieutenant of marines in the L^. S. 
navy; on being ordered to the West Indies in Xov. 1779 Stack 
received from Louis XVI a commission of captain and a reward 



193 riBRAEY OF CONGRESS. 

1785. Jones, [John] Piuil — Continued. 
Apr. 13. of 400 livres; now wishes to join the Society of the Cincinnati; 

Jones has uo doubt that he merits the honor; considers that "a 
similar opinion" from Comte d'Estaign, Comte de Rochambeau, 
Marquis de Lafayette, ilarquis de Saint Simonand Col. Humphreys 
"at the foot hereof" with the payment of a months wages into 
the charitable fund of the Society will give him standing in 
America as a member. 4 pp. 4°. 
[Apr.?] Humphrys, D[avid.] Secretary, United States legation at Paris. 

[Paris.] Endorsement of above opinion. 
[Apr.?] [D']Estaig'n, [Charles Hector, Comte.] Vice-admiral, French 
nari/. [Paris.] Endorses above opinion and joins his prayers to 
his endorsement. 
In French. 
Apr. 20. Saint Simon, [Claude Henri, Ccmte de.] Paris. Endorsement 
of above oinnion. 
In French. 
[Apr.?] Lafayette, [!Marie Jean Paul Joseph Roche Yves Gilbert du 
Motier, Marquis de.] [Paris.] Endorsement of above opinion. 
Contemporary copies. (In all) 6 pp. 4°. 

In French. In Jones. Extrait du Journal 17S6. Jan. 1. p. 179. 

1785. Macarthy, [Eugene.] Capt., Walsh's Irish regiment, French army. Paris. 
Apr. 17. Certificate regarding "Commodore" [Capt. John] Paul Jones. 

Certifies that at the time of the action between the Serapis and 
the Bon Homme Richard the latter vessel was rendered unsea- 
worthy; on deciding to abandon her the care incidental to trans- 
porting the wounded to the Serapis prevented Jones from saving 
his personal effects or those of the crew. Contemporary copy. 
1 p. 4°. 

In Jones, Extrait dn Journal 17S6, Jan. 1. p. 184. 

1785. Stack, [Edward.] Capt., Walsh's Irish regiment, French army. Paris. 

Apr. 19. Certificate regarding [Capt. John] Paul Jones. Certifies that 

neither Jones nor his crew were able to save their personal effects 

after the engagement between the Bon Homme Richard and the 

Serapis. Contemporary copy. 1 p. 4°. 

In French. In Jones, Extrait du Journal 1786, Jan. 1. p. 184. 

[1785.] Jones, J[ohn] Paul. Capt., V. S. navy. [Paris.] Letter to [Charles 
[Jun. 23.] Eugene Gabriel de La Croix, Marquis] de Castries, [Versailles]. 

Was informed on May 13th that "as soon as [ ] Chardon 
should have sent you the liquidation of my prizes * * * you 
would take measures for the payment"; presumes that matters 
of greater importance have occupied his attention but reminds 
him of his promise. letter-press copy of A. L. S. 1 p. 4°. 
Printed: Sherburne. Lije ofJolin Paul Jones, N. Y. 1851. p. 2.50. 

1785. Jones, J[ohn] Paul. Capt., U. S. nary. Paris. Letter to [Charles 
[Jul. 3?] Eugene Gabriel de La Croix, Marquis] de Castries, [Versailles]. 

Hasreceivedaletterdirectinghimtoapplyto [ Clonot,] Ordon- 

nateur at L'Orient for payment of prize money; understands that 
he has informed [Marie Jean Paul Joseph Roche Yves Gilbert 
du Motier,] Marquis de Lafayette of the reservation of funds for 
that purpose; came to France as "agent for the American cap- 
tors who served in the Bon Homme Richard und the Alliance"; 
prays that the amount of money due Americans serving in those 



CALENDAR OF JOHN PAUL JONES MANUSCRIPTS. 198 

17S5. Jones, J[ohn] Paul — Continued. 
[Jul. 3?] ijhips shall be "paiil into my lianils in mass * * * conforma- 

ble to the powers with wliirli I am vested, which were announced 
to you by [Benjamin Franklin,] the Minister Plenipotentiary of 
the United States". Letter-preax copij of A. L. S. 

Printed: Sherburne. Life of John PaulJoiieif. N. Y. 1851, p. 2.50. 

178.5. Jones, J[ohn] Paul. Capt., U. S. imni. [Paris.] Letter to [Charles 
Jul. 8. Eugene Gabriel de La Croix, Marquis] de Castries, [Versailles]. 

Has received his letter of [June] 17th; recounts documents 
placed in hands of de Castries which show authority granted 
Jones by the L'nited States; had concluded that no reason existed 
for further delay in payment of prize money; as additional evi- 
dence of Jones character refers to letter received from [Anne 
C^sar,] Chevalier de La Luzerne; "inconvenient if not impo.ssi- 
ble * * * to attend this liusine.'^s longer"; will expect a final 
decision on next day. Letter-preK.'f cop;/ of A. L. S. 1 p. 4°. 
Printed: Sherburne, Life of John Paul Jones, N. Y. 1.S.51, p. '2.il. 

17.S.T. Jones, J[ohn] Paul. Capt., U. S. nary. [Paris.] Letter to [Charles 
,Iul. [10?] Eugene Gabriel de La Croix, Marquis] de Castries, [Versailles]. 

Encloses official letter from [Thomas] Jefferson in reply to his 
query regarding the mission iif Jones in France; is informed I>y 
[ ] d'Umons that the Grandville has been adjudged a share in 
the prizes Mw/flotrer and Foi-tiine ami in no others; considers that 
the same ruling will exclude the Cerf from share in any prize; is 
satisfied with the decision. Letter-press copy of A. L. S. 1 p. 4°. 
Printed: Sherburne, Life of John Paui Jones, N. Y. 1851, p. 251. 

178.5. Franklin, B[enjamin.] Havre, [France.] Letter to [Capt. John] Paul 
Jul. 21. Jones, [Paris], Acquaints him with the offer made by [ ] 

Baron de AVaterstorff in behalf of [Christian VII,] King of Den- 
mark regarding settlement of United States claims for prize 
money; Denmark offers £10,000 as compensation for prizes [the 
Betsey, Union and Charming Polhj'\ delivered to English consul; 
offer declined as prizes are considered worth £50,000. Copy. 
1 p. 4°. 

17S5. Selkirk, [Dunbar Hamilton Douglas, 4th Earl.] London. Letter to 
Aug. 4. [Capt. John] Paul Jones, Paris. Acknowledges receipt of his 

letter [of Feb. 12, 1784] regarding return of the plate; was not 
able to answer it at that time; circumstances delaying the trans- 
portation of plate; has no doubt it arrived safe; has done all in 
his power to give the public an accurate account of the White- 
haven exjiedition and of Jones's offer to return the plate. Con- 
temporary copy. 4 pp. 4°. 

In Jones, Extrait du Journal 17S6, Jan. 1. p. 174. Printed: Sherburne, Life 
of .Tohn Paul Jones, N. Y'. 1851, p. 57 under date of 1789. 

1785. "Alliance". U. S. ship of war. L'Orient, [France.] Roll of officers, 
Sep. 5. crew and marines entitled to prize money from prizes captured 

by the squadron of Capt. John Paul Jones in 1779. 214 names on 
roll; amounts previously advanced to individuals; sum remain- 
ing for distribution is £105,185 2s. 6d. 

liB Jeune, . Commissary of marine at L' Orient. L'Orient. 

Certificate of payment of above amount by Gratien de Commore, 
Treasurer of Marine at L'Orient, to "Commodore" [Capt.] John 

21551—03 13 



194 LIBKAKY OF CONGKESS. 

1785. "Alliance". U. S. ship of war — Continued. 
Sep. 5. Paul Jones; warrant for payment found in despatches of July 

15th, Aug. 19th and 26th, 1785 from [Charles Eugene Grabriel de 
La Croix, Marquis] de Castries to [ ] Clonet "Commissaire 

General au Department de L' Orient ". 
In French. 
[Sep. 5?] Jones, J[ohn] Paul. C'apt., U. S. naiy. [L'Orient.] "A true 
Copy from the Original in my Hands". A. X. S. (In all") 9 pp. 
F°. 

Names appearing on this roll are given with variations iu spelling in 
f^herburne. Life of John PaulJonis, N. Y. 1S51, p. 140. Names in index. 

1785. [D'jEstaign, [Charles Hector, Com te.] Vice-admiral, Frenchnavy. Paris. 
Dec. 18. Letter to [Capt, John] Paul Jones, Paris. Thanks him for the 

privilege of I'eadiiig his journal; his conduct toward [Dunbar 
Hamilton Douglas, 4th Earl] Selkirk and his wife is an example 
of military and naval generosity; is far from regretting the hom- 
age rendered to the engagement between ihe Serapis and the Bon 
Homme Richard [in his own i-ecommendation of Lieut. Edward 
Stack] ; is flattered that Jones has annexed it to the journal. 
Contemporary copy. 2 pp. 4°. 

In French. In Jones, E-xtrait du Journal 17S6. Jan. 1. p. 187. 

Translation printed: Sherburne. Life of John Paid Jones, S. Y. l.s,51. p. 57. 

1786. Jones, John Paul. Capt., U. >S. navy. Paris. "Extrait du Journal de 
Jan. 1. nies Campagnes, ou j'expose mes principaux Services et rappelle 

quelques circonstances de ce c^ui m'est arrive deplus remarquable 
pendant le cours de la Revolution Americaine, particulierment 
en Europe". This volume is a copy of the journal presented to 
Louis XVI by Jones. In addition to the account outlined above 
the journal contains a letter from Jone.s transmitting the volume, 
and copies of forty five letters and documents illustrative of 
Jones's experiences in Europe and America. Contemporary 
French translation of English? original. 1 vol. 200 pp. 4°. 
Full ^Morocco and stamped with the Royal Arms of France. 

1786. Maleslierbes, [Cretien Guillaume de Lamoignon de.] Paris. Letter to 
Feb. 27. [Capt. John] Paul Jones, Paris. Is obliged for the opportunity 

to read the copy of Jones's journal; hopes the King [Louis 
XVI] will give it the attention it deserves; wishes that Jones 
would publish a journal of his achievements. Contemporary 
copy. 2 pp. 4°. 

In Jones. Extrait dii Journal 17S6, Jan. 1. p. ISS. 

In French. Translation printed: Sherburne, Life of John Paul Jones, X. Y. 
ISol, p. 34:3. 

1786. Jones, J[ohn] Paul. Capt., U. S. navy. Paris. Account [submitted to 
July 7. the Continental Congress, Philadelphia]. Account is of prize 

money due crews of the Bon Homme Piidiard and Alliance; total 
is £181,039 — ; from this deductions are made for expenses of 
Jones in settling the account, amounts paid for the draft of [ ] 
Le Jeune in behalf of Jacque[s?] Tual, pilot of the Alliance and 
[ ] de Blondel, Lieut, of marines on the Palla.i; further deduc- 
tions are for amounts advanced by Jones "to sundry persons" 
on the Bon Homme Richard and his own share of the prize 
money; total remaining is £112,172 +. 



CALENDAR OF JOHN PAUL JONES MANUSCRIPTS. 195 

1786. Jones, J[ohn] Paul — Continued. 

July 7. Au<;. 5. Jefferson, Thomas'. I'liited, 'flutes ininiMerpleiitpotenllary to France. 
Paris. Attestation to oath of Jones taken before him to the truth 
of the expense account for £47,972 ^. Letter-pres.scopie.=!of A. Ds. 
S. 1 p. 4°. 

Printed: [.^ands.J IJj'c nnd Corns, of John Paul Jmus, X. V. 1s:h), j>. 3r»K, 
note. 

1787. United States, Contfnental Congress. New York. Resohition refrard- 
Oct. 1<>. inj: [('apt.] John Paul Jones, (irants Jones a fiold medal wliicli 

[Tliomas] Jefferson is to secure in Europe; directs that a letter 
he written requesting the King of France [Louis XVI] to allow 
Jones to embark with his squadron of evolution. Signed: Charles 
Thomson, Secy. Contemporary copy. 2 pp. 4°. 

Frencli tmnsliition. In Jones, E.xtrait du Journal 178ti, Jan. 1. p. 190. 

Original is printed: Journals nf Congress of given date. Sherburne. IJ/r oj 
Joint Paul Jones, N. Y. 1851, p. 272. 

\7K7. United States, Continental Congress. New York. Letter to Louis XVI, 
(Jet. 11). King of France, [Versailles?]. Thanks the King for his kindness 

towards [Capt.] John Paul Jones and for the proofs of his 
approbation thus far shown; requests that opportunities be given 
Jones on the French squadrons "to acquire that degree of knowl- 
edge which may hereafter render him more extensively useful ". 
Contemporary copy. 2 pp. 4°. 

In Jones, Extrait du Journal 1786, Jan. 1. p. 198. 

Printed: Sherburne, Life of John Paul Jones, N. Y. IS.'il. pp. 272-273, 

1787. Jones, J[ohn] Paul. Capt., U.S. nanj. New York. Letter to Thomas 
Oct. 24. Jefferson, [Paris]. Wrote him confidentially on Sept. 4th en- 

closing a letter for Madame [Aimee Adele de] T[elison] ; encloses 
a second letter for her; would have sailed for Havre on the 2r<th 
but feared the English fleet; will sail on an American ship at 
first opportunity; reserves details of Congressional action "on 
my subject" [reorganization of the navy?] until he sees him; 
forwards a packet containing letters for Jefferson, [William] Short 
and [Marie Jean Paul Joseph Roche Yves (xilhert du Motier,] 
Marquis de Lafayette; has "confided the whole to Captain [ - ] 
Lattin of [Maj. Gen. Arthur, Comte] Dillon's Irish regiment"; 
says nothing on public affairs as Jefferson must have heard from 
[James] ^Madison and Col. [Edward?] Carrington; congratulates 
him on his "re-appointment to the Court of France". A. L. S. 
2 pp. 4°. 

Printed in part: Sherburne, Life of .John Paul Jones, X. Y. 1.S51, p. 274. 
[Sands,] Life and Corres. ef John Paul Jones, N. Y. 1830, p. 379. 

The letter to Madame Telison mentioned above is printed in [Sands.] IJfe 
and Corres. of Jones, p. 378. 

1787. United States, Continental Congress. [New York.] Resolve author- 
Oct. 25. izing [Thomas Jefferson,] United States minister to France to 

settle with [Christian VII,] King of Denmark the claims of the 
United States for prizes handed over to (ireat Britain during the 
war of the American Revolution; authorizes him further to des- 
patch [Capt.] J[ohn] P[aul] Jones or any other agent to the 
Court of Denmark to make preliminary negotiations; the agent 
employed is to receive five per cent of money received; documents 
relative to prizes to be forwarded to Jefferson. Letter-press copy. 
1 p. 4°. 

Enclosed in letter: Jefferson to Jones 178,*^, Jan. 24. 

Printed: Secret Journals of Congress, Foreign Affairs, of griven date. 



196 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS. 

[1787?] [Jones, John Paul.] CapL, V. S. nary. [New Yurk.] -'A Profile of 
[Oct?] the Fort on Liberty Island". [Drawing with autograph endorse- 

ment.] A. D. 1 p. 7i X 13 inches. 
[1787.] Jones, J [olin] Paul. CapL, U. S. nary. "Hotel de Beauvais", [Paris.] 
[Dec. 12.] Letter to Thomas Jefferson, [Paris]. Left New York Nov. llth; 

has public dispatches and private letters for him; has "Mrong 
reasom" for remaining unknown until after consultation with 
him; has a letter from Congress for [Louis XVI,] King [of 
France]; will not leave hotel until he has heard from Jefferson; 
is to inquire at the hotel "for the Gentleman just arrived who is 
lodged in No. )." A. L. !«. 1 p. 4°. 

Printed: Sherburne, Life of John Paul Juncn. N. Y. 18.51, p. 27.i. [sands,] 
Life and Corren. of John Paul Jones, N. Y. 1830, p. s:9. 

1788. Jefferson, Thomas. United States minister pletr'qmtenliary to France. 
June 24. Paris. Commission to [Capt] John Paul Jones, [Paris?]. The 

Continental Congress has authorized him to "settle and conclude 
all demands of the LTnited States against * * * [Christian 
VII,] King of Denmark on account of the prizes delivered to 
Great Britain during the late war"; appoints Jones his agent to 
arrange provisional agreement with the Danish Court; agreement 
made to be transmitted to Jefferson at Paris for his approval; 
resolution of Congress of Oct. 25, 1787, is enclosed. Letter-press 
copy of L. S. 1 p. 4°. 
Printed: .Sherhnrne, Ufe of John Paul Jones. X. Y'. 1S51, p. 278. 

1788. Jones, J[ohn] Paul. Capt., U. S. navy. Copenhagen, [Denmark.] 
Mar. 11. Letter to Thomas Jefferson, [Paris]. Arrived at Copenhagen 

Mar. 4th and has been ill since that time; has seen [Andreas 
Peder, Count Bernstorff] the Danish Foreign Minister and will 
soon be presented to the Coni-t; has fulfilled many of his reijuests 
and will attend to the others soon; news regarding the Russian 
fleet; reportof death of [Benjamin] Franklin. A. L. S. 3 pp. F°. 
Part of letter is in cipher with an interlinear translation in Jeffer- 
son's handwriting. 

Printed: Sherburne, Life of John I'atil Jones, X. Y'. 1851, p. 279. [.Sand.?,] 
Life and Corres. of -John Paid Jones, N. Y. 1830. p. 381. 

1788. Jones, J [ohn] Paul. Capt., U. S.naty. Copenhagen, [Denmark.] Letter 
Mar. 11. to Thomas .Tefferson, [Paris]. Autograph copy signed of preced- 

ing letter. 

Mar. 18. Jones, J[ohn] Paul. Copenhagen. Letter [to Thomas Jeffer- 
son, Paris]. Gives an account of his reception by the Court of 
Denmark; is " continually feasted " ; will press a conclusion of his 
business [regarding payment of prize money] . Autograph copy 
signed. 

Mar. 20. Jones, J [ohn] Paul. Coiienhagen. Letter [to Thomas Jefferson, 
Paris]. The French minister [Baron de La Houze] is surprised 
at hearing nothing from Paris as to attitude to )» taken by him 
regarding Jones's mission. Autograph copy signed. 

Mar. 2.5. Jones, J [ohn] Paul. Copenhagen. Letter [to Thomas Jefferson, 
Paris]. Expects his mission in Denmark to be soon concluded; 
will then proceed to Russia to enter the service of the Empress 
[Catherine] ; negotiations t( > this end have been conducted through 
Barons [Johaun Mathias] Simolin and [ ] Krudiuer; terms 



CALENDAR OF JOHN PAUL JONES MANUSCKlFr^. l'J7 

1788. Junes', J[ohn] Paul— Continued. 
Mar. 11. offered have been aeeeptable "in substance" ; hopes to see [Lewis] 

Littlejiage soon. Autograpli eopy sifxned. (In all) 4 pp. F°. 

Those fopies appear to have been forwanlecl to .lolies b.v JefTersoii previous 
to the ilepiirture of the former for Russia. They are partly in ciplier and have 
interlinear translations in Jefferson's liand. 

rrintetl with variations; Sherburne, US'' "f •fofiii I'/uil Jonri;, N. V. ]8r>l 
pp. -JTO-'iS'.'. 

17SS. Bernstorff, [,\ndreas Peder, Couni.l }f!nister of foreignaffalm of Denmark. 
Apr. 4 (_'(ipeiihageii, [Denmark.] Letter to [Capt. John] Paul Jones, 

[Copenhagen]. Replies with pleasure to the letter [of Mar. SOtli?] 
transmitted from [Thomas] Jefferson; has no desire to have the 
negotiations between Denmark and the United States fail; nego- 
tiations began at Paris and as Jones has not plenipotentiary powers 
from a settled government they will continue at that place; asks 
him to bear the Danish sentiments of regard, to the government 
of the United States. 

In Freneli. 
Aug. 2',). Jones, J[ohn] Paul. Rcnr-ndmirnl, Rnman nary. Russian ship 
of war ]yolodbner off Ochacoff, [Ochakov, Russia.] Attestation 
to correctness of above copy. A. N. S. 3 ]ip. F". 

Printetl: Sherburne, Lijc of .John I'nul .Jones, N. Y. Wbl. p. 283. [.^ands,] 
Lite and Carres, of John Paul Jones, N. Y. 1830, p. 385. 

1788. Framery, [Nicolas? Etienne'.'] Sccretarti, Frem-h lefjntion at Copenhagen. 
May 3 Copenhagen, [Denmark.] Letter to "Commodore" [Rear- 

Admiral John] Paul Jones, [St. Petersburg, Russia]. Has received 
a packet for him from [ ] de Chezaulx; forwarded it to him 
tlirough [Thomas] Jefferson; will be glad to .serve Jefferson or 
Jones further; expense of forwarding the packet; joins with 
Baron de La Houze in hoping that Jones reached St. Petersburg in 
safety; Prince Charles of Hesse has been in Copenhagen; size of 
fleet which Ciustavus III of Sweden has ordered to Carlscrona; 
queries as to the source from which the king obtained the money 
for such a demonstration; some regard England as his support 
others think Turkey responsible; object of the demonstration is 
unknown; expects Jones to win new laurels in the service of 
Catherine; [Andreas Peder,] Count Bernstorff has said to Baron de 
La Houze that full powers will be sent ti_> Baron [(_)tto] Blome at 
Paris to come to a definite settlement with Jefferson [regarding 
claim of the United States against Denmark for prize money]. 
Copy. 

In French. 
Aug. 29, Jones, J[ohn] Paul. Rear-admiral, Iiu.<isian navi/. ]Volodimer,oii 
Sep. 9. Ochacoff, [Ochakov, Russia.] Attestation to truth of the fore- 
going copy. A. N. S. 4 pp. F°. 

Printed: Sherburne. Life of John Paul Jones, N. Y. 1861, p. 298. Extract: 
[Sands,] J.ife and Carres, of John Paul Jones, N. Y. 1830, p. 396. 

1788. Jones, J[ohn] Paul. Rear-admiral, Rasaian navij. ]\'(jlodimer, off Ocha- 
Jun. l.T 26. coff, [Ochakov, Russia.] Letter to [Marie Jean Paul Joseph 

Roche Yves Gilbert du Jlotier,] Marquis de Lafayette, Paris. 
Gives an account of his reception at Copenhagen; favors shown 
him there; trip to St. Petersburg; reception by the Empress Cath- 
erine; the Empress "is persuaded tliat (7ic.lmfnVa« Rerohdion can 
not fail to bring about others and to influence ever;/ other Govemiiient" ; 



198 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS. 

1788. Jones, .J[ohn] Paul— Continued. 
Jun. 15/26. commercial relations between Rus.sia and the United States; is 

pleased that the new Constitution of the United States will be 
adopted but favors certain alterations in its provisions; advises 
Lafayette to come to Russia; advantages of a Franco-Russian alli- 
ance. L. S. 7 pp. 4°. 

Printed: Sherburne, Life of John Paul Jonef. N. Y. 1851, p. 287. 

1788. United States, Continental Congress. [New York.] Resolve on the 
Jul. 2. memorial of Capt. Samuel Nicholson. Directs the Board of Treas- 

ury to ascertain the number and value of prizes captured in 1 777 
by the Reprisal, [late] Capt. [Lambert] AVeeks [Wii'kes], the 
Dolphin, [Lieut, now] Capt. Samuel Xicbolson and the Lerington, 
Capt. [Henry] Johnson and delivered to [the late] Thomas ^Mor- 
ris; [Benjamin Walker] Commissioner of Accounts in jNIarine 
Department to ascertain the share to which officers and crews are 
entitled. D. S. "Chas. Thomson Secy." 2 pp. 4°. 
Printed: Journals of Congress of given date. 

1788. Nicholson, Samuel. Oqjt., U. S. navy. Boston. Letter to "Col." Ben- 
Aug. 2. , jamin Walker, New Y'ork. Encloses tnuster roll of the Dolphin 

[in 1777] ; rules to be followed in ascertaining length of service of 
her crew; attitude of [David ..lurray, Viscount] Stormont regard- 
• ing French enlistments at that time [1777]; hopes [late Capt. 
Lambert] Wickes's affairs have been settled by the Treasury 
Board; wishes his own commission as soon as possible; congratu- 
lates him that New Y'ork has ratified the Constitution [of the 
United States]; desires a copy of the Marine List; recent adven- 
tures on [Long Island] Sound; respects to ]\Irs. Walker and her 
sister. A. L. S. 2 pp. 4°. 

For Dolphin, Muster Roll, See under date of 1777, .\pr-June. 

1788. [Jones, John Paul.] Rea7--ad)niral, Puissian nanj. Wolodimer, off Ocza- 
Aug. 29/ coff, [Ochakov, Russia.] Letter [to Thomas Jefferson, Paris]. 

Sep. 9. Encloses names of gentlemen in America asking for his bust; 

means at his disposal to pay [Jean Antoine] Houdon; respects 
to various gentlemen in France; opinion regarding medals struck 
in his honor. 
Sept. 15/ [Jones, John Paul.] [Ochakov.] [Lewis] Littlepage leaves at 
26. once; will forward extract from his journal of 1779 by [Louis Phil- 
ippe,] Comte de Segur. Contemporary copies. 4 pp. 4°. 
Printed: Slierburne, Life of John Paul Jones, X. Y, 1851, p. 290. 
Sept. 15/ Jones, [John] Paul. i:ear-(i(lmir(il,Rusi<iannavy. lVolodimei;oii 
26. Oczakov. [Ochakov, Rus'^ia.] Letter to [William] Short. [Paris]. 
Begs that he will see that busts of Jones, now in preparation by 
[Jean Antoine] Houdon be forwarded to the following persons: 
[Maj.] Gen. [Arthur] St. Clair, [John?] Ross, John Jay, [Brig.] 
Gen. [William] Irvine, [Charles] Thomson, "Col" [Jeremiah?] 
Wadsworth, J[ames] JNIaddison [Madison] and "Col" [Edward?] 
Carrington. Autograph draft signed in body of document. 1 p. 
7 X 4J inches. A half-tone engraving of the bust sent Brig. Gen. 
Irvine is the frontispiece of this volume. 
Enclosed in Jones to Jefferson 17S8, .\ug. 29;Sep. 9. 
Printed: Sherburne, Life of John Paul Jones, N. Y, 1851, p. 292. 



IXDKX OF NAMES. 



199 



IN DEX 



A. 

Aborn, Samuel & Co. Ownen, privateer Krhooner "Enijh" . See: Tillinghast, Daniel 
to John Paul Jones 1777, Jan. 17. Jones, John Paul to Marine Committee 
1777, Jan. 21. Manley, John to John Paul Jone.s 1777, Feb. -o. TIopkinH, 
Ksek to John Paul Jones 1777, Feb. 11. Tillin<.'hast, Daniel \<> .lohn Taul 
Jones 1782, Nov. 8; 1783, June 12. 

"Actif". French .shiji of imr. See: Jones, John Paul, .Memoranrlum of the French 
fleet 1780?, Dec? 

"Active ". r. ,S'. „ierch(rnl hr'nj. See: Ross, John to John Paul Jones 1782, Jan. 8, 
Jan. 22. 

'•Active". Britiih iiurrhiut briganline. See: Jones, John Paul, Orders to William 
Spooner 1 776, Xov. ?,. Jones, John Paul, Xote of the time of material occur- 
rences (luring the Alfred's cruise 1776, Dec. 10. Jones, John Paul to 
Joseph Hewes 1777, Jan. 12. Jones, John Paul to :\Iarine Committee 

1777, Jan. 21. Jarvis, Leonard to John Paul Jones 1777, Mar. 19, June 2.3. 
"Adams". V. S. yhlpof lenr. See: Jones, John Paul to Benjamin Franklin 1778, 

Sep. 18. 
Adams, .bihn. I'lilted Sidles commissioner to Franre. See: Frazer, John (lizzard to 
John Paul Jones 1778, May 18. Letter to John Paul Jones. See: Franklin, 
Benjamin; Lee, Arthur and Adams, John to John Paul Jones 1778, May 23. 
Letter to John Paul Jones (joint letter with Lee and Franklin) 1778, May 
25. Extract of letter to. See: Jones, John Paul, Extract to the Amr. Pleni- 
potentiaries at the court of Versailles 1778, May 27. Jones, John Paul, 
Extract of letter to Benjamin Franklin, John Adams and Arthur Lee 1778, 
June .3. Plan for expeditions submitted to, See: Jones, John Paul, Plan for 
expeditions submitted to Benjamin Franklin, John Adams and Arthur Lee 
and to Antoine Raymond Jean Gualbert Gabriel de Sartine 1778, June 5. 
Letter to John Paul Jones, See: Franklin, Benjamin and Adams, John to 
John Paul Jones 1778, Aug. 10. Letter to, See: Jones, John Paul to Benja- 
min Franklin, John Adams and Arthur Lee 1778, Aug. 15. See: Jones, 
John Paul to John Ross 1778, Sep. 6. Jones, John Paul to Thomas Bell 

1778, Xov. 15. Jones, John Paul to Arthur Lee 1778, Xov. 21. Jones, John 
Paul to John Mehegan 1778, Dec. 23. Letter to. See: Jones, John Paul 

1779, May 13. See: Watkins, John to John Paul Jones 1779, Oct. 27. Let- 
ter tOj See: Jones, John Paul 1780, Feb. 28. Memorandum submitted to. 
See: Franklin, Benjamin 1780, June 18? I'niledStatesministerplenipolmliartj 
for conductiny peace neyoliations v:ith Great Britain. See: Jones, John Paul to 

William Carmichael 1780, Aug. 22. Jones, John Paul to Charles William 

Frederick Dumas 1780, Sep. 8. Letter to John Paul Jones 1782, Aug. 12. 

Adams, John, keaman, U. S. S. "Alliance". See: Alliance, Roll of crew entitled 

to prize money 1785, Sep. 5. 

201 



202 INDEX. 

Adams, Peter. " Cumnier" , U. S. S. "Alliance''. See: " Allianre, Roll of rrew 

entitled to prize money 1785, Sep, 5. 
"Admiral". French ship of war. See: Jones, John Paul to Edward Bancroft 

1778, Aug. 14. Jones, John Paul to United States Commissioner.? to France 

1778, Aug. 1.5. 
"Adventure". .Teivi'i/ merchant uliip. See: Jones, John Paul to Robert Morris 

1776, Oct. 17. 
"Aigrette". French sltip of war. See: Jones, John Paul. ^Memorandum of the 

French fleet 1780?, Dec? 
Albertson, Thomas. Lieut., U. S. sloop of war " Mosquito" . See: United State.s, 

Continental Congress, Establishment of the rank of Captains in the Navy 

1776, Oct. 10. 
"Alert". V. S. sloop.' of w:ar. See: Jones, John Paul to Edward Bancroft 1778, 

Aug. 14, Aug. 21. Jones, John Paul to Jonathan Williams 1778, Aug. 23. 

Jones, John Paul to Edward Bancroft 1778, Aug. 24. Jones, John Paul to 

Charles Henri Nicolas Othon, Prince ile Xassau-Siegen 1778, Aug. 24. 

Jones, John Paul, Extract of a letter to Benjamin Franklin 1778, Sep. 18. 

Jones, John Paul to Edward Bancroft 1778, Oct. 4. 
"Alert". //. M. slii]) of war. See: Johnson, Henry, Certificate 1779, Oct. 11. . 
"Alexander". British meixhant sldp' See: Jones, John Paul to Robert Morris 

1776, Oct. 17. Jones, John Paul to Leonard Jarvis 1777, June 9. Jarvis, 

Leonard to John Paul Jones 1777, June 23. 
Alexander, Charles. O.ipt., U. S. S. "Delaware" . See: United States, Congress, 

Establishment of the rank of Captains in the Xavy 1776, Oct. 10. 

Alexander, AViinam. See: Franklin, Benjamin to John Paul Jones 1779, Feb. 24. 
Jones, John Paul to John Dirck, Baron Vander Capellen 1779, Nov. 29. 
Jones, John Paul to Countess of Selkirk 1780, Mar. 1. Jones. John Paul to 
Dunbar Hamilton Douglas, 4th Earl of Selkirk 1784. Feb. 12. Jones, John 
Paul to the Countess of Selkirk 1784. Nov. 8. 

"Alexandre". French sliip of war. See: Jones, John Paul, Memorandum of the 
French fleet 1780?, Dec? 

"Alfred". I'. S. .^hip of mir. See: Jones, John Paul, Table of observations 1776, 
ilar. 17-Apr. 2. Jones, John Paul to Joseph Hewes 1776, Apr. 14. Jones, 
John Paul, Memorandum of the engagement with the GVa.s-jroH' 1776, Apr. 
14. Hopkins, Esek, Orders to John Paul Jones 1776, 3Iay 1, May 7. Jones, 
John Paul to Joseph Hewes 1776, !May 19. United States, Continental Con- 
gress, Estabhshment of the rank of Captains in the Navy 1776, Oct. 10. 
Jones, John Paul to Robert Morris 1776, Oct. 17. Hopkins, Esek, Orders 
to John Paul Jones 1776, Oct. 22. Sanders, Robert, Account of provisions 
1776, Nov. 14. Jones, John Paul, Orders to Philip Brown 1776, Nov. 15. 
Jones, John Paul, Orders to Samuel Tyler, Michael Knies and James Beekuii 
1776, Nov. 25. Jones, John Paul, Plan of the evolutions of the Alfred and 
Milford 1776?, Nov? Jones, John Paul, Orders to John Margeson 1776. Dec. 
8. Jones, John Paul, Note of the time of material occurrences during the 
Alfred's cruise. 1776, Dec. 10. Jones, John Paul to Joseph Hewes 1777, 
Jan. 12. Hopkins, Esek, Orders to John Paul Jones, 1777, Jan. 14. Jones, 
John Paul to Robert Morris, 1777, Jan. 16. Tillinghast, Daniel to John Paul 
Jones 1777, Jan. 17. Jones, John Paul to the Marine Committee, Continen- 
tal Congress 1777, Jan. 21. United States, Continental Congress, Marine 
Committee; ^lorris, Robert, Vice President to John Paul Jones 1777, Feb. 1. 
Hopkins, Esek to John Paul Jones 1777, Feb. 11. Tillinghast, Daniel to 



INDEX. 203 

"Alfred"— Continued. 

John Paul Jones 1777, Feb. 28. Jarvis. Leonani to John Paul Jones 1777, 
Mar. 19. JIauley, John, Orders to John Paul Jone.'* 1 777, Apr. 23, May 3. 
Jones, John Paul to Leonard Jarvis 1777, May 10. Jarvis, I^eonanl to John 
PaulJones 1777,May21. Jones, John Paul to Leonard Jarvis 1777,June9. 
Charrier, Louis Daniel to John Paul Jones 1777, June 10. Jarvis, Leonard to 
John Paul Jones 1777, June 23. Jones, John Paul to Robert Morris 1777, 
July 28. Nesbitt, Jolin Maxwell to John Paul Jones, 1777, Aug. 5. Jones, 
John Paul to Daniel Tillinghast 1777, Aug. 8. Jones, John Paul tn Joseph 
Hewes 1777, Aug. 17. Jones, John Paul to Robert Morris 1777, -\ug. 24. 
Jones, John Paul, Orders to Mathew Parke 1777, Aug. 24. Jones, John 
Paul to John Bradford 1777, Sept. 10: Jones, John Paul to John Langdon 

1777, Oct. 11. Moylau, James to John Paul Jones 1778, !Mar. 12. Jones, 
John Paul to Jonathan Williams 1778, Sept. 11. Jones, John Paul to John 
Ross 1778, Oct. 26-29. Jones, John Paul to the Continental Congress 1779, 
Dec. 7. Jones, John Paul, Extrait du Journal * * * .^e la Revolution 
Am^ricaine 1786, Jan. 1, pp. 1, 3, 7, 8, 9, 10. 

Allen, Benjamin. See; Gallagher, Bernard to John Paul Jones 1776, Nov. 3. 
Allen, George. Seaman, U. S. S. "AIliuDce" . See: Alliance, Roll of crew entitled 

to prize money 1785, Sep. 5. 
Allen, .John. See: AVharton, Samuel to John Paul Jones 1783, Aug. 24? 
Allen, Joseph. Acting lieui., U. S. brig "Providence" . Memorial to Huvsted 

Hacker. See: Thaxter, Adam W. and others. Memorial to Hoysted Ilaiker 

1776, Nov. 14. Orders to. See: Jones, John Paul 1776, Nov. 15. 
Allen, William. Midshipman, V. S. brig " Proi-idence" . Memorial to Hoysted 

Hacker. See: Thaxter, Adam W. and others, ^Memorial etc. 1776. Nov. 14. 
Allen, Marlar A Co. Bankers', London. See: Black, John & Co. tn William Dobbs 

1778, May 19. 

"Alliance". V. S. ship of uar. See: Bell, Thomas to John Paul Jones 1778, Nov. 
3. Defourniez, Le Chevalier to John Paul Jones 1779, Feb. 7. Anuel, Peter 
to John Paul Jones 1779, Apr. 27. Wharton, Joseph jr to John Paul Jones 

1779, Apr. 28. Williams. Jonathan to John Paul Jones 1779, Apr. 29. Lee, 
Arthur to John Paul Jones 1779, ^lay 8. Jones, John Paul to John Adams 
1779, jMay 13. Franklin, Benjamin to John Paul Jones 1779, Jlay 19. 
Chaumont, Donatien Leray de to John Paul Jones 1779, May 24. Landais, 
Peter to John Paul Jones 1779, June 16. Jones, John Paul to Benjamin 
Franklin 1779, July 1. Franklin, Benjamin to John Paul Jones 3 779, July 
8. Landais, Peter to John Paul Jones 1779, July 21, July 26. Franklin, Ben- 
jamin to John Paul Jones 1779, July 28. Jones, John Paul to Sir Robert 
Finlay 1779, July 28. Towers, Robert, Proceedings of court martial in trial 
of, 1779, July 28-Aug. 2. Atwood, John, iiinutes of court martial <jf 1779 
July 29. Johnson, Elisha, Minutes of court martial of 1779, July 29. 
Mclntyre, John, Minutes of court martial of 1779, July 31. Jones, John 
Paul, Order in blank to attend a court martial 1779, Aug. 7? Rolnnson, 
Robert, Sentence of court martial in case of 1779, Aug. 8. Jones, John 
Paul to Benjamin Franklin 1779, Aug. 13. Jones, John Paul, Orders 
to Peter Landais 1779, Sep. 5. "Bon Homme Richard", Account of 
engagement with the Serapis 1779, Sep. 23-25. Jones, John Paul to Ben- 
jamin Franklin 1779, Oct. 3. Franklin, Benjamin to John Jay, President 
Continental Congress 1779, Oct. 4. Jones, John Paul to Robert Morris 
1779, Oct. 13. Neufville, John de & Son to John Paul Jones 1779, Oct. 20. 
Jones, John Paul, Orders to James Arthur Degge 1 779, Oct. 21. Jones, John 



204 INDEX. 

''Alliance " — Contimieil. 

Paul to Donatien Leray de Chaumunt 1779, Oct. 24. Jones, John Paul to 
Edward Bancroft 1779, Oct. 26. AVatkins, John to John Paul Jones 1779, 
Oct. 27. NeufvHle, .John de & Son to John Paul Jones 1779, Oct. 28. Jones, 
John Paul to Charles William Frederick Dumas 1779, Nov. 5. Jones, John 
Paul to John de Neufville & Son 1779, Xov. 5. Jones, John Paul to Lau- 
rence Brooke 1779, Dec. 4. Xeufville, John de & Son to John Paul Jones 
1779, Dec. 14, Dec. 17, Dec. 18. Grange, Baptiste, Receipt to John de Xeuf- 
ville & Son 1779, Dec. 19. Neufville, John de & Sou to John Paul Jones 

1779, Dec. 20. Jones, John Paul to John de Neufville & Son 1779, Dec. 21. 
Franklin, Benjamin to Andreas Peder, Count Bernstorff 1779, Dec. 22. 
Jones, John Paul to Charles William Frederick Dumas 1779, Dec. 27. Jones, 
John Paul, Regulations 1780, Jan. 3. Jones, John Paul to Edward Bancroft 

1780, Jan. 16. Bragg, James, Petition to John Paul Jones 1780, Feb. 2. 
Jones, John Paul, Orders to Joseph Hitchborn 1780, Feb. -5. Jones, John 
Paul to Benjamin Franklin 1780, Feb. 1.3. Degge, James Arthur to John 
Paul Jones 1780, Feb. 19. Franklin, Benjamin to John Paul Jones 1780, 
Feb. 19. Bragg, James, Report to John Paul Jones 1780, Feb. 21. Jones, 
John Paul to Benjamin Franklin 1780, Feb. 21. Franklin, Benjamin to John 
Paul Jones 1780, Mar. 1. Ross, John to John Paul Jones 1780, Mar. 12. 
Jones, John Paul to Benjamin Franklin 1780, Mar. 14. Dumas, Charles 
William Frederick to John Paul Jones 1780, Mar. IS. Jones, John Paul to 
John Ross 1780, Mar. 23. Jones, John Paul *o Jonathan Williams 1780, 
Mar. 23. United States, Continental Congress, Admiralty Board; Lewis, 
Francis, Commissioner to Benjamin Franklin 1780, Mar. 28. Franklin, 
Benjamin to John Paul Jones 1780, Mar. 31, Apr. 1. Jones, John Paul to 
deMonplaisir 1780, Apr. 4. Jones, John Paul to Jonathan Williams 1780, 
Apr. 11. Jones, John Paul to Nathan Blodgett 1780, Apr. 12. Bancroft, 
Edward to John Paul Jones 1780, Apr. 15. Moylan, James to John Paul 
Jones 1780, Apr. 17. Groube, Beaumont to Thomas Bell 1780, May 3. 
Moylan, James to John Paul Jones 1780, May 12. Jones, John Paul, Memo- 
randum to Antoine Raymond Jean Gualbert Gabriel de Sartine 1780, May 
30. Franklin, Benjamin to John Paul Jones 1780, June 1. Sartine, Antoine 
Raymond Jean Gualbert Gabriel de to Benjamin Franklin 1780, June 3. 
Lee, Arthur to John Paul Jones 1780, June 13. Franklin, Benjamin to John 
Paul Jones 1780, June 17. Jones, John Paul, Memorandum submitted to 
Benjamin Franklin 1780, June 17. Franklin, Benjamin, Memorandum sub- 
mitted to John Adams 1780 June 18? Genet, Francois de to John Paul 
Jones 1780, June 20. Jones, John Paul to Mathew Parke 1780, June 20. 
Thevenard, Antoine Jean Marie de to Le Chevalier de Lironcourt 1780, 
June 20. Jones, John Paul to Antoine Jean Gualbert Gabriel de Sartine 
1780, June 23. Jones, John Paul, Account against the Marine Committee, 
Continental Congress, 1780, June 2.5. Stubbs, Benjamin to John Paul 
Jones 1780, June 26. Jones, John Paul to Edward Bancroft 1780, June 
27. Jones, John Paul to Robert Jlorris 1780, June 27. Ship'sconyxmy. Let- 
terto. See: Jones, John Paul 1780, July 3. U. S. ship of war. See: Jones, 
John Paul to Fran(;.ois de Genet 1780, July 5. Jones, John Paul to John 
Ross 1780, July 10. Jones, John Paul to Barbantane Hunolstein 1780, 
July 14. Jones, John Paul to Edward Bancroft 1780, July 17. Jones, 
John Paul to Chevalier de Baudouin 1780, July 19. Jones, John Paul to 
Aimee Adele de Telison 1780, July 24. Neif, Ary de, Deposition 1780, 
Aug. 4. Jones, John Paul to Francois de Genet 1780, Aug. 9. Maurepas, 
Jean Fred<?ric Phelypeau.x, Comte de to John Paul Jones 1780, Aug. 15. 
Jones, John Paul to William Carmichael 1780, Aug. 22. Jones, John Paul 



INDEX. 205 

"Alliance" — CoiitiiimMl, 

to James Moylan 1780, Sep. 19. Jonra, John ruiil to Fraii<;ois ile fjenet 
1780, Sep. 21. Jones, John Paul tn Benjannn iMankHn 1780, Si'p. 2:!. 

Gourlade, to John Paul Jones 1780, Oct. ."). .hiiic.-^, Jnhu Paul to 

Madame la Presidente d'Ormoy 1780, Oet. l(i. Jone.s, Jcjlni Paul to 
Edward Bancroft 1780, Oct. 17. Jones, John Paul to Rol)ert Morris 1780, 
Nov. 8. United States, Continental Congress, Admiralty Board, Sunuuona 
to John Paul Jones 1781, Feb. 20. Jones, John I'aul, Answers t(.) (jues- 
tions propounded by the Admiralty Board 1781, JIar. 1. Morris, Robert 
to Johii Paul Jones 17S1, Aug. 4. Livingston, Robert R. to John Paul 
Jones 1782, Apr. 20. Dale, Richard, Certificate respecting Henry Law- 
rence and James Dick 1782, June 27. Jones, John Paul to Charles Eugene 
Gabriel de La Croix, Marquis de Castries 1784, Feb. 1. Van Berckel, E. P., 
Statement regarding the cruise of John Paul Jones 1784, Mar. 10. Jones, 
John Paul to Charles Eugene Gabriel de La Croix, Marquis de Castries 1784, 
Mar. 26, Apr. 13; 1785, July 3? Roll of officera, cirw and marines of fhe ship 
entitled to a share in the prizes captured 1785, Sep. 5. U. S. shipof mrr. See: 
Jones, John Paul, Account submitted to Continental (Congress 1786, July 7. 
Jones, John Paid, Extrait du Journal * * * de la Revolution Araeri- 
cainel78(i, Jan. 1. pp. 37, 40, 41, 45-51, .56-65, 72-86, 96, 98, 117, 122, 12,3, 128. 

Allis, Yallow'.' Sraman, I'. S. S. "Alllatire". See: Landais, Peter to John Paul 
Jones 1 7.80, June 29. 

Almoddvar, Eduardo Malo de Luque, Manjues de. Spanish amUissador In (treat 
Britain. See: Gourlade & Moylan to John Paul Jones 1779, July 2. 

D'Amblimont, Clamle Francois Regnard Defuschamberg, Comte. Capt., French 
ship of irar " L' Artisieii" . See: Jones, John Paul. Memorandum of the 
French fleet 1780?, Dec? 

Ambrog-e. Pedro. Seaman, f. S. tiaiy. See: Dale, Uicliaid to .Tolm Paul Jones 

1780, Oct. 20. 

Ambroise, John. Seaman, U. S. S. "Alliance". See: Alllaiire, Roll (.if crew entitled 
to |.rize money 1785, Sep. 5. 

"America". ('. S. shi/i of irar. See: Jones, John Paul to Ro))ert Morris 1780, Nov. 
8. United States, Continental Congress, Resolution regarding 1781, June 
23. United States, Continental Congress, Resolution appointing John Paul 
Jones to command of 1781, June 26. Morris, Robert to John Paul Jones 

1781, Aug. 4; Morris, Robert to John Paul Jones and John Langdon 1781, 
Aug.24; Jones, John Paul to "Delia" 1781,Dec.25. Brown, John to Jolm 
Paul Jones 1782, Apr. 11 , Apr. 17. Adams, ,Tohn to John Paul Jones 1782, 
Aug. 12. United States, Continental Congress, Resolution 1782, Sep. 3. 
Morris, Robei-t to .folm Paul Jones 1782, Sep. 4. Brown, John to John 
Paul Jones 1782, Oct. 1. NeufviHe, John de & Son to John Paul Jones 

1782, Oct. 12. Morris, Robert to John Paul Jones 1782, Nov. 5. Jones, 
John Paul, Acc(.iunt against the TTnited SUites 1782, Dec. 7. Jones, John 
Paul, Memorial to Robert Morris 1783, Oct. 10. Jones, John Paul, Extrait 
du Journal * * * de la Revolution AmiJricaine 1786, Jan. 1. pp. 80, 
96, 97, 98, 100-106, 127. 

Amiel, Peter. Lient., V. S.narj/. See: Jones, John Paul to Edward Bancroft 1778, 
Aug. 21. Jones, John Paul to Jonathan Williams 1778, Sep. 11. Jones, 
John Paul to Edward Bancroft 1778, Oct. 4. Jones, John Paul to John 
Ross, 1778, Oct. 26-29. Moylan, James to John Paul Jones 1778, Nov. 3, 
Nov. 10. Jones, John Paul to Edward Bancroft 1778, Nov. 1 1. Jones, .lohn 
Paul to Arthur Lee 1778, Nov. 21. Jones, John Paul to James Moylan 



206 INDEX. 

Amiel, Peter — Continued. 

1778, Xov. 25. Jones, John Paul to Benjamin Franklin 1778, Nov. 27. Jones, 
John Paul to James Moylan 1778, Nov. .30. Jones, John Paul to Jonathan 
Williams 1778, Dec. 16. Mehegan, John to John Paul Jones 1778, Dec. 19. 
Jones, John Paul to John Mehegan 1778, Dec. 23. Mease, Matthew to John 
Paul Jones 1779, Feb. 22. Jones, John Paul to Alexander Dick 1779, Feb. 
26. Letter to John Paul Jones 1779, Apr. 9. Orders to, See: Jones, John 
Paul 1779, Apr. 11. See: Williams, Jonathan to John Paul Jones 1779, 
Ai)r.22. Letter to John Paul Jones 1779,Apr.27. See: Williams, Jonathan 
to John Paul Jones 1779, Apr. 29. Letter to, See: Jones, John Paul 1779, 
May 3. See: Lee, Arthur to .lohn Paul Jones, 1779, May 8. Letter to. See: 
Jones, John Paul 1779, May 1.5. Letter to John Paul Jones 1779, May 17 
(two). May 28. See: Chaumont, Donatien Leray de to John Paul Jones 

1779, June 7, June 10. Letter to John Paul Jones 1779, June 17, June 19. 
See: Chaumont, Donatien Leray de to John Paul Jones 1779, July 19. 

Amiel, . Wife of Lieut. Peter. See: Jones, John Paul, Extract of a letter to 

Benjamin Franklin 1778, Xov. 27. Mease, INIatthew to John Paul Jones 

1779, Feb. 22. 

Amoureaux, . Merchant, V Orient. See: Jones, John Paul to Thomas Jeffer- 
son 1788, Aug. 29/Sep. 9. 

"Amphitrite". French letter of marque in United States service. See: United States, 
Continental Congress, Marine Committee to John Paul Jones 1777, I\Iay 9. 
Jones, John Paul to Leonard Jarvis 1777, June 9. Jones, John Paul to 
John Langdon 1777, June 26. Jones, John Paul, Orders to Mathew Parke 
1777, July 2. Jone?, John Paul to Louis Daniel Charrier 1777, July 3. 
Jones, John Paul to Benjamin Franklin, John Adams and Arthur Lee 1778, 
Aug. 15. Jones, John Paul to Robert Morris 1778, Nov. 13. Jones, John 
Paul, to the Continental Congress 1779, Dec. 7. Jones, John Paul, Extrait 
du Journal * * * de la Revolution Americaine 1786, Jan. 1. p. 11. 

Anderson, . Capt., merchant .thip "Harmony Ha!i" . See: Moylan, James to 

John Paul Jones 1778, May 10. 
Andre, John Lewis. Late Major i& adj. gen., Erilisli army in America. See: Jones, 

John Paul, Copy of a song. 1780?, May-Sep.? 

"Andrea Doria". U. S. brig, of war. See: Jones, John Paul to Joseph Hewes 
1776, I\Iay 19. United States, Continental Congress, Establishment of the 
rank of Captains in the Navy 1776, Oct. 10. Jones, John Paul to Robert 
Morris 1776, Oct. 17. 

Andrews, Thomas. Seaman, U. S. S. "Alliance". See: Alliance, Roll of crew 
entitled to prize money 1785, Sep. 5. 

"Ang-elica". U. S. prirateerf See: Greenleaf, Thomas to John Paul Jones 1779, 
Feb. 8. 

" Angelique " . [Aimee Adele de Telison?] Letter to John Paul Jones 1780?, 

ilay? 
Annibal, John. Seaman, U. S. S. "Alliance". See: Alliance, Roll of crew entitled 

to prize money 1785, Sep. 5. 

Antone, Joseph. Seaman, C. S. nary. See: Dale, Richard to John Paul Jones 

1780, Oct. 20. 

"Arcot". Britishf merchant brig. See: Jones, John Paul, C>rders to Reuben Chase 

1779, Aug. 21. 
D'Arendt, , Baron. Ex-col. German regiment. Continental army. Letter to 

John Paul Jones 1780, June 8. 



INDEX. 207 

"Ariel". Freiirh »liij> of irai: See: Ross, John to .Toliii Paul Jdiies 1779, ]>i-c. ii. 
French sliip of n-ar In United Stales aervire. 8ee: Jones, John Paul to Robert 
Morris 1780, June 27. Jones, John Paul to Fran(;ois de (Tenet 1780, July .5. 
Williams, Jonathan to John Paul Jones 1780, July 5. Jones, John Paul to 
John Ross 1780, July 10. Jones, John Paul to Jonathan Wheeler 1780, 
July 11. Jones, John Paul to Benjamin Franklin 1780, July 12. Williams, 
Jonathan to Jolin Paul Jones 1780, July 1.5. Jones, John Paul to Edward 
Bancroft 1780, July 17. Jones, John Paul to Chevalier de Baudoin 1780, 
July 19. Jones, John Paul to Ainiee Adele deTelison 1780, July 24. Jones, 
John Paul to Gourlade & Moylan 1780, July 29. Jones, John Paul to Charles 
" Gravier, Conite de Vergennes 1780, Aug. 2. Jones, John Paul to Franeois 
de Genet 1780, Aug. 9. Cosse-Brissao, Louis Hercule Timoleon, Marquis 
de to John Paul Jones 1780, Sep. 1. Jones, John Paul to la Comtesse de 
Bourbon de La Vendahl 1780, Sep. 21. Jones, John Paul to Benjamin 
Franklin 1780, Sep. 23. Wreck of. See: Ariel, Declaration of officers 
respecting the wreck of the French ship of war. IfvV/ 1780, Oct. 1?>. French 
ship of u-ar in United St<des service. See: Jones, John Paul to Kdward Ban- 
croft 1780, Oct. 17. Dale, Richard to John Paul Jones 1780, Oct. 20. 
Jones, John Paul to Thomas Truxtun 1780, Oct. 24. Jones, Jolui Paul to 
Francois de Genet 1780, Oct. 2.5. Jones, John Paul to Richard Dale 1780 
Nov. 7. Jones, John Paul to Robert Morris 1780, Nov. 8. Jones, John 
Paul to Jonathan Williams 1780, Nov. 20. Robeson, William to John Paul 
Jones 1780, Nov. 23. United States, Continental Congress, Admiralty 
Board, Summons to John Paul Jones 1781, Feb. 21. Jones, John Paul, 
Answers to questions propounded by the Admiralty Board 1781, Mar. 1. 
United States, Continental Congress, Admiralty Board to John Paul Jones 
1781, Mar. 11, Mar. 21, May 15, May 19. United States, Continental Con- 
gress, Order to John Paul Jones 1781, June 4. Jones, John Paul, Extrait 
du Journal * * * de la Revohition Amrricaine 1786, Jan. 1. pji. 83, 
86-92, 98, 127. 

Armstrong-, William. See: Scott, Thomas to John Paul Jones 1779, Oct. 19, Nov. 

19. Jones, John Paul to John de Neufville & Son 1779, Dec. 3. Neufville, 

John de & Son to John Paul Jones 1779, Dec. 7. 
Arnold, Freight. CTorde Marine, U. S. S. "Alliance". See: Alliance, Roll of crew 

entitled to prize money 1785, Sep. 5. 
Arnold, Jacob. Seaman, U. S. S. "Alliance". See: Alliance, Roll of crew entitled 

ti> [irize money 1785, Sep. 5. 
Arrowsmith, Edmond. Capt., U. S marines, Proridence, Rhode Island. See: 

Hopkins, Esek to John Paul Jones 1776, Feb. 6. Orders to. See: Jones, 

John Paul 1777, July 2. See: Jones, John Paul, Orders to Mathew Parke 

1777, July 2. 

"Artisien". French ship of icar. See: Jones, John Paul, Memorandum of the 
French fleet. 1780?, Dec.'? 

D' Arvoilles, . ■' Sketch of the Bay and Coal Mines at Cape Briton " 1776?, 

Nov.'.' 

Atkinson, Tobias. Xotar^/ Public, London. Certificate to signature and office of 
Thomas Sainsbury, See: Scott, Thomas & Scott, John, Affidavit 1779, 
Nov. 19. 

Atkinson, . See: Williams, Jonathan to John Paul Jones. 1779, July 13. 

Atwood, John. Landsman, U. S. S. "Bon Homme Richard". Minutes of a court 
martial of 1779, July 29. Petition to John Paul Jones (joint petition with 
sixteen others of the crew of the Bon Homme Richard) 1779, Aug.? Jones, 
John Paul to John de Neufville & Son 1779, Dec. 21. 



208 INDEX. 

D'Aubenton, . Capt, Frenrh ghipof war " Le Bien Aiim" . See: Jones, John 

Paul, :\Ieniorandum of the French fleet 1780?, Dec? 

Augist, Alexander. Seaman, V. S. S. ''AUIanc". See: AlHawe, Roll of crew enti- 
tled to prize money 1785, Sep. 5. 

"Aug-uste". French ship of war. See: Jones, J<:.hn Paul, Extrait du Journal 
* * * de la Revolution Americaine 1788, Jan. 1. pp. 109, 112. 



Baerd, John. See: Baird. 

Baig-noux & Barde. Banker^f, Bordeaux. See: Black, John & Co. to William 
Dobhs 177S, May 19. 

Baigre, . See: Alliance. Roll of crew entitled to prize money 1785, Sep. 5. 

Baird, John. Seaman, U. S. S. "Bon Homme Richard". See: Jfeufville, John de 

& Son to John Paul Jones 1779, Oct. 17. 
Bairdo, Gorlano. Seaman, V. S. rianj. See: Pale, Richard to John Paul Jones 

1780, Oct. 20. 
Baker, Leblun. Pilot, F. S. S. ■■Hancock". See: McNeill, Hector, Order to John 

Paul Jones 1777, May 7. 
Baker, Pheonis. Seaman, I'. S. S. "Alliance" . See: Alliance. Roll of crew entitled 

to prize money 1785, Sep. 5. 
Balcli, John. Seaman, U. S. S. "Bon Homme Bichard". Petition to John Paul 
Jones. See; Atwood and others. Petition to John Paul Jones 1779, Aug.? 
Bald-win, John. Lieut., U. S. f:choot,er of var "^Va>:p ". See: United States, Conti- 
nental Congress, Establishment of the rank of Captains in the Navy 1776, 
Oct. 10. 
Balfour, John. See: Jones, John Paul, ^Memorandum of articles purchased 1780?, 
Pec? Jones, John Paul, Account with various pereons 1780?, Dec? 

DeBalgurie, . S>cedi.'>h a;ient. Amsterdam. Letter to. See: Jones, John Paul 

1779, Dec. 4. 
Baltayock, De lAIuir Bolder de. Letter to John Paul Jones 1780, Aug. 4. 
Bancroft, Edward. Confidential agent of Benjamin Franklin. See: Livingston, 
:\Iusco, Certificate to Joseph Wharton jr. 1778, Apr. 11. Letter to. See: 
Jones, John Paul 1779, Aug. 13, Aug. 14, Aug. 21. See: Jones, John Paul 
to Jonathan Williams 1778, Aug. 2.3. Letter to, See: Jones, John Paul 
1778, Aug. 24. Jones, John Paul to Benjamin Franklin 1778, Aug. 24. 
Letter to. See: Jones, John Paul 1778, Sep. 9. See: Jones, John Paul to 
Jonathan Williams 1778, Sep. 11. Jones, John Paul to Donatien Leray de 
Chaumont 1778, Sep. 16. Letter to. See: Jones, John Paul 1778, Sep. 23. 
See: Jones, John Paul to Baron de Franklin 1778, Sep. 25, Sep. 30. Letter 
to. See: Jones, John Paul 1778, Oct. 4, Oct. 7, Oct. 16. See: Jones, John 
Paul to William Temple Franklin 1778, Oct. 19. Chaumont, Donatien 
Leray de to John Paul Jones 1778, Oct. 28. Jones, John Paul to William 
Temple Franklin 1778, Oct. 28. Jones, John Paul to Marie Jean Paul 
Joseph Roche Yves Gill.>ert du :srotier. Marquis de Lafayette 1778, Oct. 28. 
Letter to. See: Jones, John Paul 1778, Nov. 11. See: Jones, John Paul to 
Donatien Leray de Chaumont 1778, Dec. 11. Jones, John Paul to Jona- 
than AVilliams 1778, Dec. 16. Letter to, See: Jones, John Paul 1778, 
Dec. 18. See: Jones, John Paul to Jonathan Williams 1778, Dec. 21. 
Letter to John Paul Jones 1779, Feb. 23. Letter to. See: Jones, John 
Paul 1779, Mar. 9. See: Jones, John Paul to ^lusco Livingston 1779, 



INDEX. 



209 



Bancroft, Edward — Continued. 

Mar. 13, Apr. 25. Wharton, Joseph jr. to John I'aul Jones 1779, Apr. 28. 
Letter to, See: Jones, John Paul 1779, Oct. 26. See: Dumas, Charles Wil- 
liam Frederick to John Paul Jones 1779, Dec. 14. Letter to, See: Jones, 
John Paul 1780, Jan. 16. See: Jones, John Paul to Benjamin Franklin 
1780, Feb. 2.5. Franklin, Benjamin to John Paul Jones 1780, Mar. 1. 
Jones, John Paul to Jolin Ross 1780, Mar. 3. Jones, John Paul to Benja- 
min Franklin 1780, Mar. 14. Jones, John Paul to John Koss 1780, Mar. 
23. Jones, John Paul to Jonathan Williams 1780, Mar. 23. Letter to, 
See: Jones, John Paul 1780, Apr. 10. Letter t.> John Paul Jones 1780, 

Apr. 15. See: De Monplaisir, to John Paul Jones 1780, ilay 10. 

Serhand, , I'Abbe de to John Paul Jones 1780, May 24. St. Julien, 

Madame de to John Paul Jones 1780, May 28. Letter to, See: Jones, John 
Paul 1780, June 27. See: Jones, John Paul to Benjamin Franklin 1780, 
July 12. Williams, Jonathan to John Paul Jones 1780, July 15. Letterto, 
See: Jones, John Paul 1780, July 17. See: Jones, John Paul to Chevalier 
de Eaudouin 1780, July 19. Jones, John Paul to Francois de Genet 1780, 
July 19. Baudouin, Chevalier de to John Paul Jones 1780, July 27. Let- 
ter to, See: Jones, John Paul 1780, Aug. 7. See: Jones, John Paul to 
Francois de Genet 1780, Aug. 9. Jones, John Paul to "\\'illiam Carmichael 
1780, Aug. 22. Jones, John Paul to Francois de Genet 1780, Sep. 21. Let- 
ter to. See: Jones, John Paul 1780, Sep. 23, Oct. 17. See: Xichol.son, 
William to John Paul Jones 1780, Nov. 18. Jones, John Paul to Jona- 
than William- 1780, Nov. 20. Letter to John Paul Jones 1783, Oct. 27. 

Bandouin. See: Baudouin. 

Bandouine. See: Bauilouin. 

Bandwaiu. See: Baudouin. 

Bang's, Shipman. Clerk, U. S. S. "AUiance" . See: Alliance, Roll of crew entitled 
to prize money 1785, Sep. 5. 

Baptist, ^Michael. See: Paptist. 

Barde, . Banker', Sordeaxix. See: Baignoux & Barde. 

Barit, William. Seaman, l\ S. S. "Alliance". See: Alliance, Roll of crew entitled 
to prize money 1785, Sep. 5. 

Barnes, Thomas. Seaman, U. S. S. "Bon Homme Ricliard". Petition t" Jnhn 
Paul Jones, See: Atwood, John and others. Petition to John Paul Jones 
1779, Aug. ? 

De Barre, . Lieut., French navi/. See: Laporte, to John Paul Jones 

1778, Mar. 20. 

Barrett. William. See: Barit. 

Barry, AnnSpranger. Englii<h actress. See: Jones, John Paul, Copy of a song 1780?, 
-Alay-Sep. ? 

Barry, John. Capt., C. S. S. " Eitinr/ham " . See: Cnited States, Continental Con- 
gress, Estabfishment of rank of Captains in the Navy 1776, Oct. 10. Caj/t., 
C. S. S. "Alliance". See: Jones, John Paul to Madame la Presidente 
d'Ormoy 1780, Oct. 16. Jones, John Paul to Edward Bancroft 1780, 
Oct. 1 7. Jones, John Paul to Robert Morris 1780, Nov. 8. 

Barry, . Master, French.' privateer. See: Ross, John, Letter from Informant 

at Bordeaux 1778, Nov. 

Bass, Phillip Jr. Seaman, U. S. S. "Hancock" . See: McNeill, Hector, Order to 
John Paul Jones 1777, May 7. 

Basseville, Buisson de. Letter to John Paul Jones 1779, July 14 (two). Letter 
to, See: Jones, John Paul 1779, July 14. Letter to John Paul Jones 1779, 

21551—03 U 



210 INDEX. 

Basseville, Biiisson de — Continueti. 

July 16. Letter to, See: Jones, John Paul 1779, July 16. See: Gourlade, 
to John Paul Jones 1779, July 16. Letter to John Paul Jones 1779, July 

23, July 27. See: Gourlade, to John Paul Jones 1779, July .31. 

Batt, Benjamin. See: Jones, John Paul Jones, A.;c(iunt with various persons 1780?, 

Dec? 
Batter, Joseph. Seaman, U. S. S. ''Alliance". See: Alliance, Roll of crew entitled 

to prize money 1785, Sep. 5. 
Bauchet, Denis. Sergt., French marines, U. S. <S'. "Bon Homme Richard". See: 
Sturgis, William, Minutes of a court martial of 1779, July 29. 

Baudouin, , Chevalier de. Officer, French naryf See: Jones, John Paul to 

Antoine Raymond Jean Gualbert Gabriel de Sartine 1778, Sep. 13. Jones, 
John Paul to Jonathan Williams 1778, Oct. 20. Jones, John Paul to Dona- 
tien Leray de Chaumont 1778, Dec. 11. Jones, John Paul to Edward Ban- 
croft 1778, Dec. 18. Jones, John Paul to Jonathan Williams 1778, Dec. 21. 
Jones, John Paul to Donatien Leray de Chaumont 1779, Jan. 6. Jones, 
John Paul to Edward Bancroft 1779, Oct. 26, Dec. 18; 1780, July 17. Letter 
to, See: Jones, John Paul 1780, July 19. Letter to John Paul Jones 1780, 

July 27. See: Jones, John Paul to Gourlade 1780, Sep. 23. 

Baudouine. See: Baudouin. 

Baussett, , Le Chevalier. "Director of the port" of Bre.it. Letter to John 

Paul Jones 1780, Mar. 22. 
Bayley, Thomas. Seaman, V. S. S. "Alliance". See: Alliance, Roll of crew entitled 

to prize money 1785, Sep. 5. 
Bazel, Zachariah. Seaman, U. S. S. "Alliance". See: Alliance, Roll of crew entitled 

to prize money 1785, Sep. 5. 
Bazely, John. Lieut., H. .1/. S. "Alert". See: Johnson, Henry, Certificate 1779, 

Oct. 11. 
Bears, Daniel. MieUhipman, U. S. navy. See: :Manley, John, Postscript of letter 

Tillinghast Daniel to John Paul Jones 1777, June 28. 
Beaumarcliais ?, Pierre Caron de. Confidential agent Franco- American -negotiations. 

See: Whitall, Joseph to John Paul Jones 1778, Dec. 4. 
"Beaumont". French ship of war. ^ See: Moylau, James to John Paul Jones 1778, 
Nov. 10. Jones, John Paul to Donatien Leray de Chaumont 1778, Dec. 7. 
Jones, John Paul to Jonathan Williams 1778, Dec. 16. 

Beaureau, , Prince de. Capt., King's guard, T'owcYte. See: Jones, John 

Paul, Extrait du Journal * * * de la Revolution Americaine, 1786, 
Jan. 1. p. 78. 

Beausset, , Capt., French .^hip of icar "Le Clorieu.c" . See: Jones, John Paul, 

^Memorandum of the French fleet 1780?, Dec? 

Beaussie, . Capt., French ■'<hip nf war " L' Inlrcpide" . See: Jones, John Paul, 

Memorandum of the French fieet 1780?, Dec. ? 
"Beazeaumont". V. S. merchant:^ ship. See: Jones, John Paul to James ^Moylan 

1778, Oct. 4. 
Beck, Thomas. Boat.vcain, U. S. sloop of war "Dolphin". See: Dolphin, Cluster 

roll of 1777, Apr.-June. 
Beckup, James. Prizemaster ejf the "Molly". Orders to. See: Jones, John Paul, 
Orders to Samuel Tyler, Michael Kniea and James Beckup 1776, Nov. 25. 
See: Jones, John Paul, Note of the time of material occurences during the 
Alfred's cruise 1776, Dec. 10. Officer?, V. S. navy. See: Gallagher, Ber- 
nard to John Paul Jones 1777, Jan. 18. Manley, John to John Paul Jones 
1777, Feb. 4. 



INDEX. 211 

Bedford, (iiiiiiiint:. /iii/islrnr uf irlllx, Xcir C(is(/e cdiihIij, Kihnran'. Ccrtilicate 
roHpivtiii!.' Sarah Marshal! 177<», Oct. IS. * 

Beears, Daniel. See: Hears. 

Bell, Tli(. mas. <'ii/il.. I'. S. jtrivaleir. Sci-: .Me.Xeill, llerldr Id .hiliii I'aul .Tones 
177S, Sc|i. -I. .hines, Jnlin Paul to .huurs Moylan 177S, Or'.. 4. Jones, 
.loll 11 Paul tn.l..Iiii Kc.ss 177S, (irt. I'fi-L'l). Letter to , John Paul . tones 177K, 
Nov. .'{. See: Jhivlan, James to .hihn I'aul .Jones 177S, Nov. .".. Koss, John 
to .lolin Paul Jones 1778, Nov. s. ^hiylati, Janiesto John Paul Jones 1778, 
Nov. 10. Whitall, .To.seph to John I'aul Jones 177S. Nov. U. Letter to. 
See: Jones, John Paul 1778, Nov. 15. See: .Jones, .John I'aul to James 
Moylan 1778, Nov. !■">. Williams, .lonathan to Jolin Paul Jones 1778, 
Nov. l.'i. .Tones, John Paul to lleetor MeNeill 1778, Nov. 17. .Jones, John 
Paul to .John Youiif,' 1778, Nov. 18. Jones, John Paul to .Tames ^Moylan 
1778, Nov. ;.'■">. .Moylan, James to John Paul Jones 1778, Nov. 28. Jones, 
John Paul to James Moylan 1778, Nov. :W. Ross, John to John Paul .Tone.s 
1778, Dec. o. Whitall, Joseph to John I'aul Jones 1778, Dee. 4. lioss, 
John to John Paul Jones 1778, Dee. 17. .tones, John Paul to John JMehe- 
gan 1778, Dec. 21, Dec. 23. Jones, John Paul to John Brown 1778, Dee. 
23. Jones, John Paul to John Ross 1779, .Tan. 2. Moylan, James to John 
Paul Jones 1779, Oct. 18. Cupt., Freucli imrcltant sliip " lAizerne" . See: 
Jones, John Paul to Benjamin Franklin 1780, Feb. 2.5. Ross, John to John 
Paul Jones 1780, Mar. 12. Letter to. See: Gronbe, Beaumont 1780, ^Nlay 
3. Capl., Ciiitcd Slalex inerchant murine. See: Wharton, Samuel to Jolm 
Paul Jones 1783, .iufr. 18, Autr. 24? 

Bell, Za.lork. See: Bill, Zeoekk. 

"Belle Poule". French ship of war. See: Ross, John to John Paul Jones 1778, 
Nov., Dee. 3. Ross, John, Letter from Informant at Bordeaux 1778, Dec, 
5? Jones, Jolm Paul, Extrait du Journal. * * * de la Revolution 
Americaine 1 786, Jan. 1 . ji. 30. 

Benet, .-Vrthur Seaiuan, U. S. S. "AUiann". See: Alliance, Roll of erew entitled to 
prize money 1785, Sep. 5. 

Benson. Thomas. Capt., I'liited Stales inerchant .irhunncr "StepJn'ii". See: Ro.ss, 
John to John Paul Jones 1779, Feb. 25, Fell. 28. 

Berard, . See: Jones, John Paul to Donatien Leray de C'haumont 1779, 

Jan. 6. 

Berckel, E I' Van. Grand j^etmonary at Ain.itcrdani. See: Neufville, John 

de & Son to John Paul .Tones 1779, Oct. 20, Oct. 21. Dumas, Charles William 
Frederick to John Paul Jones 1780, May 2(). Statement regardint; the 
cruise of John I'aul Jones 1784, Mar. 10. 

"Berkenboscli". Duicli. merchant brigantine. See: Dumas, Charles William Fred- 
erick to John Paul Jones 1780, May 26. Neif, Ary de. Deposition 1780, 
Aug. 4. Livingston, Robert R. to John Paul Jones 1782, Apr. 20. 

Bernstorff, .\ndres T'eder, Count. Minister of foreign affair!< of Denmark. Letter to, 
See: Franklin. Benjamin 1779, Dec. 22. See: Jones, John Paul Jones to 
Thomas Jeffer.son 1788, ^Mar. 11. Letter to John Paul Jones 1788, Apr. 4. 
See: Framery, Nicolas Etienne to John Paul Jones 1788, May 3. Jones, 
John Paul to ^larie Jean Paul Joseph Roche Yves Gilbert dn Jlotier, Mar- 
quis de Lafayette 1788, June 15/26. See also: Waterstorff, Baron de. 

Bersolle, . Merchant, Brest. See: Moylan, James to John Paul Jones 1778, 

Mar. 12, ^lar. 24. "Charges made on the Ship Ranger, ,Iohn Paul Jones 
Esqr. Commander * * *" 1778, .\pr. 1. See: .\dams, John; Lee, Arthur 
and Franklin, P.enjaniin t<i .John I'aul .Joni's 1778, May 25. Jones, John 



212 INDEX. 

Bersolle, . Continued. 

Paul, Extract to the Amr. Plenipotentiaries at the court of Versailles 1778, 
May 27. Ross, John to John PaulJones 1778, Sep. 1. Wharton, Joseph jr. 
to John PaulJones 1779, Apr. 28. Williams, Jonathan to John Paul Jones 

1779, May 12, July 13. Rieuse, to John Paul Jones 1780, May 10. 

Jones, John Paul, Answers to questions propounde<l 1 ly the Admiralty Board 
17S1, Mar. ]. 

Bery, . See; Bondfield, John to John Paul Jones 1779, Apr. 9. 

"Betsey" or "Betty". British collier? See: Jones, John Paul, Orders to Samuel 
Tyler, Michael Knies and James Beckup 1776, Nov. 25. Jones, John Paul, 
Orders to John Margeson 1776, Dec. 8. Jones, John Paul, Note of the 
time of material oocuriences during the, Alfred's cruise 1776, Dec. 10. 
Jones, John Paul to Stuart Mawey 1777, May 4. 

"Betsey". Jialifitr merchant schooner. See: .Tones, John Paul to Robert Morris. 
1776, Oct. 17. 

"Betsey". Jerseii merchant schooner. See: Jones, John Paul to Robert Morris 

1776, Oct. 17. 

"Betsey". Brili.<:h merchant.'' ship. See: Neufville, John de & Son to John Paul 
Jones 1779, Dec. 6. Franklin, Benjamin to Andreas Peder, Count Bern- 
storff 1779, Dec. 22. Jones, John Paul to Benjamin Franklin 1780, Feb. 25. 
Jones, John Paul, Memorial to Robert ^Morris 1783, Oct. 10. Franklin, Ben- 
jamin to John Paul Jones 1785, July 21. 

"Betty". See: "Betsey". 

Beurbank, John. See: Burl)auk. 

Biddle, Nicholas. Copt., f. .9. ,S'. "Randolph". See: United States, Continental 

^ Congre.ss, E.<tablishment of rank of*Captains.in the Navy 1776, Oct. 10. Late 

capt., r. S. S. "Randolph'' . See: Frazer, John Gizzard to John Paul Jones 
1778, May 23. Treglohn, Philip to John Paul Jones 1779, Dec. 14. 

"Bien Aime". French ship of var. See: Jones, John Paul, Memorandum of the 
French fleet, 1780?, Dec? 

Bill, Zeuckk. Seaman, U. ,S. .V "Alliance". See: Alliance, Roll of crew entitled to 
prize money 1785, Sep. 5. 

Biron, Louis Antoine, jNlarechal de. See: C^astille, Baron de to John Paul Jones 

1780, May 2, May 3. 

"Bizarre". French ship of var. See: Carmichael, William to John Paul Jones 

1778, Feb. 14. Jones, John Paul, Memorandum of the French fleet 17S0?, 

Dec? 
Black, John & Co. Bankers, Bordeaux. Letter to William Dol)bs 1778, May 19. 
"Black Prince". U. S. prlmteer. See: Franklin, Benjau]in, Extract of a letter to 

Samuel Cooper 1779, Oct. 27. 
Blaine, Ephraim. Col. & cnmmissary general of purchases. Continental army. See: 

LTnited States, Continental Congress, Board of War and Ordnance to John 

Paul Jones 1781, Apr. IS. 
Blaine?, John. See: Bleau. 
Blair, Robert. See: Jones, John Paul, Meuiorandum of articles purchased 1780?, 

Dec? Jones, John Paul, Account with various persona 1780?, Dec? 

Blank, John. Sc<(ina>i, V. S. sloop of var "Dolphin" . See: />()/y)/i?7i, Muster roll of 

1777, .\pr.-June. 

Blanshard, . See: Jones, John Paul to Alexander Snnth 1779, Nov. 2. 



INDEX. 



213 



Blean, .Tcihn. Seaman, I'. S. S. "Allianr," . Soc: Allianre. Roll of rrew <Tititlc(l to 

pii/e money 1785, Sep. •">. 
Bleiswyck, Pieter van. i>f AmMcrdamf Letter to, See: I'uinas, t'harle.s William 

Frederick 1780, Mar. 11. See: Dumas, Charles William Kre(leri<-k to .lohn 

Paul Jones 1780, Mar. 11? 
Blodged, Nathan. See: lUoiljiett. 
Blodget, Jnlia. Sntimni. l'. S. S. ".IHiVhicc". See: AUUinci\ Roll of erew entitled 

t<i |irize money 17S."), Sep. n. 
Blodgett, Nathan. Purser, U. S. S. "Alliance". See: Jones, John Paul to Charles 

VVilliam Frederick Dumas 1779, Nov. 5. Jones, John Paul to John de Neuf- 

ville it Son 1779, Nov. 5. Dumas, Charles William Frederick to John Paul 

Jones 1779, Dec. 13, Dec. 19. Jones, John Paul to John de Neufville i*c Son 

1779, Dec. 27. Letter to, See: Jones, John Paul 17S0, Apr. 12. See: Jones, 
John Paul, Draft uixin Gourlade & Moylan 1780, Apr. 12. Moylan, James 
to John Paul Jones 1780, Apr. 17. Jones, John Paul to Francois de < ienet 

1780, July .5. Alliance, Roll of crew entitled to prize money 1785, Sep. 5. 
Blome, Otto, Baron. Danish minisler to Prance. See: Framery, Nicolas Ktienne to 

John Paul Jones 1788, May .3. 

De Blondel, . Lieut., French marine.'', formerly on V. S. S. "Pnllax". See: 

Jones, John Paul, .\ccount submitted to Continental Congress 1786, July 7. 

Bludget, Nathan. See: Blodgett. 

Bodwain. See: Baudouin. 

Body, James. Seaman, V. S. S. •'Alliance". See: .•l//(a?ice, Roll of crew entitled to 

jirize money 1785, Sep. 5. 
Bois, Henry du. See: Du Bois. 
Boisnet, Espivent Villes. Letter to. See: Chauniont, Donatien Leray de 1779, 

Fell. 11. See: Jones, John Paul to John Bondfield 1779, Mar. 29. 

"Bolton". Britisli homh brig. See: Jones, John Paul to Joseph Hewcs 1776, 

Apr. 14. 
Bolton, Thomas. See: Botton. 
Bond, George. Depuli/ secretary. Continental Conyre.<s. Signature, See: Ignited States, 

Continental Congress, Resolution 1782, Dec. 4. 
Bond, James. See: Bonnds. 
Bondfield, John. United Stale's commercial agent at Bordean.r, France. See: Frazer, 

John Gizzard to John PaulJones 1778, May IS, :May 23. AVhitall, Joseph 

to John Paul Jones 1778, Nov. 14. Jones, John Paul to Joseph Whitall 

1778, Nov. 21. Jones, John Paul to John Mehegan 1778, Dec. 23. Letter 
to. See: Jones, John Paul 1779, Mar. 27, Mar. 29, Apr. 2. See: Gourlade & 
Moylan to John Paul Jones 1779, Apr. 5. Letter to John Paul Jones 1779, 
Apr. 9. See: Finlay, Sir Robert to John Paul Jones 1779, Apr. 10. Wil- 
liams, Jonathan to John Paul Jones 1779, Apr. 22. Thompson, Benjamin 
to John Paul Jones 1779, May 13. Letter to John Paul Jones 1779, Oct. 1. 
Letter to, See: Jones, John Paul 1779, Nov. 2. Letter to John Paul Jones 

1779, Dec. 3. See: Jones, John Paul, Answers to (juestions propounded by 
the Admiralty Board 1781, Mar. 1. 

Bonds, James. See: Bonnds. 

Bonfield, .b.hn. See: Bondfield. 

"Bon Homme Richard". U. S. ship of war. See: Jones, John Paul to Antoine 
Raymond Jean Gualbert Gabriel de Sartine 1779, Feb. 6. Chaumont, 
Donatien Leray de to S. Jauge et fils 1779, Feb. 10. Chaumont, Donatien 



214 • INDEX. 

"Bon Homme Richard" — Continued. 

Leray de to John Paul Jones 1779, Feb. 11. Jauge, S. et fils to John Paul 
Jones 1779, Feb. 21. Please, ^Matthew to John Paul Jones 1779, Feb. 22, 
Feb. 28. Fitz-:Maurice, Chevalier de to John Paul Jones 1779, Mar. 1. 
Macarthy, Eugene ti) John Paul Jones 1779, Mar. 3. Jones, John Paul to 
Tohn Bondfield 1779, Mar. 27, Mar. 29, Apr. 2. Frazer, John Gizzard to 
ohn Paul Jones 1779, Apr. 17. Williams, Jonathan to John Paul Jones 
1779, Apr. 22. Jones, John Paul to JNIusco Livingston 1779, Apr. 25. 
Williams, Jonathan to John Paul Jones 1779, Apr. 29. Jones, John Paul 
to Peter Amiel 1779, May 3. Lee, Arthur to John Paul Jones 1779, May 
S. V.'illiams, Jonathan to John Paul Jones 1779, :\Iay 12. Thompson, 
Benjamin to John Paul Jones 1779, May 13. Chavagne, Bide de to John 
Paul Jones 1 779, May 17? Fitz-Maurice, Chevalier de to John Paul Jones 
1779, May 20. Chaumont, Donatien Leray de to John Paul Jones 1779, 
June 10. Gourlade & Moylan to John Paul Jones 1779, June 14. :Moy!an, 
James to John Paul Jones 1779, June 18. Jones, John Paul to Benjaniin 
Franklin 1779, July 1. Gourlade & Moylan to John Paul Jones 1779, 
July 2. Jones, John Paul, Extract of letter to Benjamin Franklin 1779, 
July 12. Basseville, Buisson de to John Paul Jones 1779, July 23. Chau- 
mont, Donatien Leray de to Benjamin Franklin 1779, July 28. Jones, 
John Paul to Sir Rol)ert Finlay 1779, July 28. Towers, Roljert, Proceed- 
ings of court martial iu trial of 1779, July 28-Aug. 2. Atwood, John, 
Minutes of a court martial 1779, July 29. Johnson, Elisha, Minutes of a 
court martial 1779, July 29. Sturgis, William, :\Iinutes of a court martial 
1779, July 29. Williams, John, Minutes of a court martial 1779, July 29. 
Rosseau, Jean, ilinutes of a court martial 1779, July 30. :\lclntyre, John, 
Minutes of a court martial 1779, July 31. Jones, John Paul, Order in 
blank to attend a court martial 1779, Aug. 7? Robinson, Robert, Sentence 
of court martial in case of 1779, Aug. 8. Jones, John Paul to Antoine 
Raymond Jean Gualbert Gabriel de Sartine 1779, Aug. 11. Jones, John 
Paul, to Benjamin Franklin 1779, Aug. 13. Jones, John Paul to every 
commander in the squadron 1779, Aug. 10. Jones, John Paul to the 
captain of the Momieur 1779, Aug. 19. Jones, Jolin Paul, Orders to 
Peter Landais 1779, Sep. 5. Jones, John Paul, Plan for the attack 

upon Leith 1779, Sep. 14. Account of engagement of with H. M. S. 

Serapis 1779, Sep. 23-25. (The Boh Homme Richard sunk Sep. 25, 1779.) 
See: Jones, John Paul to Donatien Leray de Chaumont 1779, Oct. 3. Jones, 
John Paul to Benjamin Franklin 1779, Oct. 3. Jones, John Paul to Paul 
Franr;ois ile Quelen, Due de La Vauguyon 1779, Oct. 5. Jones, John Paul 
to Robert Morris 1779, Oct. 13. Stack of Crotts to John Paul Jones 1779, 
Oct. 21. Jones, John Paul to Donatien Leray de Chaumont 1779, Oct. 24. 
Xeufville, John de & Son to John Paul Jones 1779, Oct. 26. Jones, John 
Paul to Donatien Le Ray de Chaumont fils 1779, Oct. 26. Jones, John Paul 
to Marie Jean Paul Joseph Roche Yves Gillsert du Motier, ]\Iarquis de Lafay- 
ette 1779, Oct. 28. Williams, Jonathan to John Paul Jones 1779, Oct. 30. 
Petty officers, See: Serapis, Petty officers. Petition to John Paul Jones 
1779, Oct. 31. See: Jones, John Paul, Order to Jacob Hoogland 1779, 
Nov. 15. Jones, John Paul, Certificate respecting John Jackson 1779, 
Nov. 15. Brooke, Laurence to John Paul Jones 1779, Dec. 4. Jones, 
John Paul, Certificate of the ability of Antoine Felix Wybert 1779, Dec. 7. 
Jones, John Paul, Report to Benjamin Franklin 1780, Feb. 12. Jones, John 
Paul to Benjamin Franklin 1780, Feb. 25. Franklin, Benjamin to John 
PaulJones 1780, Mar. 31, Apr. 1. Jones, John Paul to deMonplaisir 



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215 



"Bon Homme Kichard" — C'cmtimuMl. 

17S0, Apr. 4. BiincToft, Edwanl to John Paul Joni's 1780, Apr. 15. Moy- 
lan, James to John Paul Jones 1780, :SIay T2. Jones, John Paul, Memo- 
randum to Antoine Kaymoml Jean (iuall)ert (iabriel ile Sartine 1780, May 
80. Jones, John Paul to Franrois de (ienet 1780, July 5. Jones, John 
Paul to I'.enjainin Franklin 1780, July 12. Jones, John Paul to Kihvard 
Bancroft 1780, July 17. Jonts, John Paul to Franeois de Genet 1780, 
Aug. 9, Sep. 21. Jones, John Paul to J'Mward Bancroft 1780, Sep. 28. 
I'nited States, Continental Congress, .Vdmiralty Board, Summons to John 

Paul Jones 1781, Feb. 20. Uourlade, tn John Paul Jones 17M1, 

Oct. 5. Jones, John Paul, Answers to questions propounded liy the .Vdnii- 
ralty Board 1781.^Iur. 1. Livingston, Robert K. to John Paul Jones 1782, 
\\>r. 20. Xeufville. John de c^ Son to John Paul Jones 1782, Oct. 12. 
Jones, John Paul to James Read 1783, June 2:>. Cnited States, Conti- 
nental Congress, Marine Office to John Paul Jones 1788, June 28. Jones, 
John Paul to Charles Eugene Gabriel de La Croix, Marquis de Castries 
1784, Feb. 1. Van Berckel, E. P., Statement regarding cruise of John Paul 
Jones 1784, Mar. 10. Jones, John Paul to Charles Eugene (iabriel de La 
Croix, Marquis de Castries 1784, Apr. 13. Segur, Louis Philippe, Comte de 
to Edward Stack 178n, Feb. 27. Jones, John Paul, Certificate regarding 
Edward Stack 1785, Apr. 18. Macarthy, pAigene, Certificate regarding 
John Paul Jones 1785, Apr. 17. Stack, Edward, Certificate regarding John 
Paul Jones 1785, Apr. 19. Jones, John Paul to Charles Eugene Galirielde 
La Croix, Manjuis de Castries 1785, July 3? D'Estaign, Charles Hector, 
Comte to John Paul Jones 1785, Dec. 18. Jones, John Paul, Extrait du 
Journal * * * de la Revolution Americaine 1786, Jan. 1. pp. 34-72, 
82-86, 117, 122-128. Jones, John Paul, Account submitted to Continental 
Congress 1786, July 7. See also: Dura.i. 

Bonnds, Janus. Smninn, V. S. S. "Alllnur,'". See; JlUmiir, Roll of crew entitled 
to i)ri/.e money 1785, Sep. 5. 

Bonnenil, Madame de. See; "Angelique" to John Paul Jones 1780?, May? 

Bonner, Nathaniel. Seaman, U. S. S. "Bon Uonnne Wh-IkitiI". Petition to John 
Paul Jones, See; Atwood, John and others, Petition to John Paul Jones 
1779, Aug.'.' 

Bonneuil, . Letter to John Paul Jones 1780?, May 10? 

Bory, . See; Bondfield, John to John Paul Jones 1779, Dec. 3. 

"Boston", r. .?. ahip of v:ar. See; United States, Continental Congress, Estab- 
lishment of the rank of Captains in the Navy 1776, Oct. 10. ^IcNeill, Hec- 
tor, Order to John Paul Jones 1777, May 7. Frazer, John Gizzard to John 
Paul Jones 1778, May 18, May 23. Jones, John Paul to Benjamin Franklin 
1778, June 1. Jones John Paul to Edward Bancroft 1778, Aug. 21. Jones, 
John Paul to Jonathan AVilliams 1778, Aug. 28. Jones, John Paul to 
Hector McXeill 1778, Nov. 17. Hogg, Ebenezer to John Paul Jones 1779, 
Feb. 8. Jones John Paul, Extrait du Journal * * * de la Revolution 
Americaine 1786, .Tan. 1. i>. 96. 

Bottin, . See: Xeufville, John de & Son to John Paul Jones 1779, Oct. 21. 

Botton, Tliouias. Seaman, V. S. S. "Alliance." See: Alliance, Roll of crew entitled 
to prize money 1785, Sep. 5. 

Boucault, . Lieut., commandhtfj French ship of v:ar "Aigrette". See: Jones, 

John Paul, Jlemorandum of the French fleet 1780?, Dec? 

Bouchinet, Denis. See: Bauchet. 



216 INDEX. 

Boudinot, Elias. President, Continental Congress. See : Viomenil, Antoine, 
Charles du Houx, Baron de to Anne Cesar, Chevalier de La Luzerne 1783, 
Apr. 21. See also: United States, Continental Congress; Boudinot, P^lias, 
President, 1782, Nov. 4-1783, Nov. 3. 

Bouers, Benjamin. Capne d'armes, U. S. S. "Alliance." See: Alliance, Roll of 
crew entitled to prize money 1785, Sep. 5. 

Bounds, .lames. See: Bonnds. 

"Bourbon". French ship of war. See: Wharton, Samuel to John Paul Jones 
1783, Aug. 18. Jones, John Paul, Extrait du Journal * * * de la Revo- 
lution Americaine 1786, Jan. 1. p. 98. 

Bourden, George. See: Burdon. 

Bourer, Jean. Capt., French merchant ship. Letter to John Paul Jones 1780, 
Jiar. 2. 

"Bourgog-ne". French ship of war. See: Jones, John Paul, Kxtrait du Journal 
* * * de la Revolution Americaine 1786, Jan. 1. p. 111. See also 
" jOuc de Bourgogne". 

Bourn, Jube. Seaman, U. S. S. "Alliance" . See: Alliance, Roll of crew entitled to 
prize money 178,5, Sept. 5. 

Bowers, Benjamin. See: Bouers. 

Boyle, . .Tii.itice of the peace, Philacklphiaf See: Wharton, Samuel to John 

I'anl Jones 1783, Aug. 24? 

Braagg-, James. See: Bragg. 

Brackenridge, Hugh Henry? See: Wharton, Samuel to John Paul Jones 1783, 
Aug. 24? 

Brackett, Jonathan. Judge, Xew Hampshire court of admiralty. See: Bearing, 
Ebenezer, Libel against the CJiarming Sally 1780, Mar. 20. 

Bradford, John. Continental agent, Massachu-^etts. See: United States, Continental 
Congress, Resolve 1776, Apr. 23. Hopkins, Esek, Orders to John Paul Jones 
1777, Jan. 14, Jan. 28, Feb. 6. United States, Continental Congress, Marine 
Committee to John Paul Jones 1777, Mar. 25. Jones, John Paul to 
Leonard Jarvis 1777, June 9. Letter to John Paul Jones 1777, June 23. 
See: Jarvis, Leonard to John Paul Jones 1777, June 23. Jones, John Paul, 
Orders to Mathew Parke 1777, Aug. 24. Letter to. See: Jones, John Paul 
1777, Sep. 10. 

Bradly, Abraham. Seaman, V. S. S. "Alliance" . See: Alliance, Roll of crew enti- 
tled to prize money 1785, Sep. 5. 

Brady, Hugh. Merchant, Limerick, Ireland. See: Wallace, John, Certificate of pay- 
ment of duties 1779, Aug. 17-18. 

Braham, -. Physician. See: Mease, Matthew to John Paul Jones 1779, Feb. 

28. 

Bragg, James. Master carpenter, V. S. S. "Alliance". Petition to John Paul .lones 
1780, Feb. 2. Reportto John Paul Jones 1780, Feb. 21. See: Jones, John 
Paul to Benjamin Franklin 1780, Feb. 21. Alliance, Roll of crew entitled 
to prize money 1785, Sep. 5. 

Braneas, Marquis de. See: Lauraguais?, Louis Marie Bufile Brancas, Marquis de. 

Braxton, Carter, of Virginia. Letter to, See: Frazer, John Gizzard 1777, Oct. 28. 
See: Jones, John Paul to Robert Morris, 1777, Oct. 30. 

Breck, Luther. Seaman, V. S. S. "Alliance". See: Alliance, Roll of crew entitled 
to prize money 1785, Sep. 5. 



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217 



"Bretagne". Frmrli ship uf irar. St-e: .lonos, Joliii Paul tn Ivlwmd I'.ancnift 

1778, Au<r. 21. .TcineH, John Paul U> Joliu Ross 1778, .Sep. 6. Jones, John 
Paul to Louis Philippe Joseph, Put- de Chartres 1778, Sep. 9. Jones, John 
Paul to Jonathan Williams 177.'^, Seji. 11. Jones, John Paul to Edward 
Bancroft 1778, Nov. 11. Joni's. Jolm Paul, Memorandum of the French 
fleet 1780?, Dec? Jones, John Paul, Extrait du Journal * * * de la 
Krvolution Auierioain6 1786, Jan. 1. pp. 16, 31'. 

Bretagne, Jean Meaudot, de Reinies. }faKlei; Fruirh hrigarUine nf tnn- " ]'i'ii(Ji-(ihci'". 

See: Jones, John Paul, Othcers of auxiliary vessels under connuand of 1779, 

>hiy 1-:?. 
Briard, Samuel. (;/" Portsinuiilh/, Xnr IIcimiiMre. See: Jones, John Paul, Will 

1777, Oct. 8. 
"Britannia". Ih-if/rnilim- uhnlrr. See: Jones, .John Paul to K<ibert Morris 1776, 

Oct. 17. 
Brooke, Laurence. Sunjcon, C.S.S. " Bon Jluimiu- lUchar'r' . See: Please, Matthew 

to John Paul Jones 1779, Feb. 22. (iilliank, John to John Paul Jones 

1779, Feb. 2S. Russell, Daniel to John Paul Jones 1779, Feb. 26. Mease, 
Matthew to John Paul Jones 1779, Feb. 28. Ross, John to John Paul 
Jones 1779, Feb. 28. Williams, Jonathan to John Paul Jones 1779, .\pr. 
22. Surgeon, U. S. wirii foniurlii of U. K S. "Bon Ilmnnf RkhunV. See: 
Williams, Jonathan to John Paul Jones 1779, Oct. 30. Letter to John 
Paul Jones 1779, I)ec. 4 (two). Letter to. See: Jones, John Paul 1779, 
Dec. 4. See: Dimias, Charles William Frederick to John Paul Jones 1779, 
Dec. 13, Dec. 19. 

Brooke, . Brotlur nf Lmtreiice. See: Moylan, James to John Paul Jones 

1779, Oct. 18. 

Broos, . See Mease, .Matthew to John Paul Jones 1779, Keli. 22. 

Brown, Carleb [Caleb?]. S><nnan, U. S. S. "Alliann'". See: Alli,i„<;' Roll of crew 

entitled to prize money 1785, Sep. 5. 
Brown, Ebenezer. Seamiin, V. S. S. "Alliance". See: .lllidiiir, Roll of crew euti- 

tle<l to prize money 1785, Sep. 5. 
Brown, James. Seaman, V. S. S. "Alliance". See: .4('/JaHcf, Roll of crew entitled 

to ])ri/.e money 1785, Sep. 5. 

Brown, .lohn. Sccirlanj, marine eutnmitlee, Continental Congres.% Signatures, See: 
Cnited States, Continental Congress, :Marine Committee, Resolve transmitted 
to John Paul Jones 1776, Sep. 5; Resolve 1777,Mar.25. See: Bell, Thomas 
to John Paul Jones 1778, Xov. 3. Jones, John Paul to Thomas Bell 1778, 
Nov. 15. Jones, John Paul to John Mehegan 1778, Dec. 21. Letter to. See: 
Jones, John Paul 1778, Dec. 23. See: Mease, Matthew to John Paul Jones 
1779, Feb. 28. Secreiary, admiralty hoard, Continental Congress. Signature, 
See: United States, Continental Congress, Admiralty Board, Summons to 
John Paul Jones 1781, Feb. 20. See: Jones, John Paul, Answers to ques- 
tions jiropounded by the Admiralty Board 1781, :SIar. 1. Signatures, See: 
United States, Continental Congress, Admiralty Board to John Paul Jones 
1781, Apr. 14, Apr. 17, May 15, ^h»y 19. E.r-secrelary, admiralty hoard, Con- 
tinerdal Congress. See: Morris, Robert to John Paul Jones 1781, Sep. 25. 
Letter to John Paul Jones 1782, Apr. 5, Apr. 11, Apr. 17. See; Ross, 
John to John Paul Jones 1782, July 26. Letter to John Paul Jones 1782, 
Oct. 1. See: Wharton, Samuel to John Paul Jones 1783, Aug. 13. 

Brown, John. Seaman, V. S. S. "Alliance". See: Landais, Peter to John Paul 
Jones 1780, June 29. 



218 INDEX. 

Brown, J . (Vipi. . See: Ross, John to John Paul Jones 1778, Feb. 11. 

Brown, PhiHp. Prizemasler of the "Mellish". Orders to. See: Jones, John Paul 
1776, Xov. 15, Iv'ov. 25. Officer?, U. S. nary. See: Tillinghast, Daniel 
to John Paul Jones 1777, Jan. 17. Xesbitt, John Maxwell to John Paul 
Jones 1777, Aug. 5. Ca2>f., U. ,S'. nanjf See: Salomons, E. T. to John 
Paul Jones 1779, July 28. 

Brown, Philip? Llent., U. S. nary? See: Jones. John Paul to Peter Aniiel 1779, 
May 3. 

Brown, Philip? Oqil., U. S. naryf See: Towers, Rol:>ert, Prooeedinjjs of a court 
martial in trial of 1779, July 28-Aug. 2. 

Brown, Robert. Officer.', U. »S'. sloop of irar " Proridence." Letter to John Paul Jones 
1776, Aug. 27. 

Brown, Robert. See: Dick, Alexander to John Paul Jones 1779, Ajir. 19. 

Brown, Wilham. Seaman U. S. S. "Alliance." See: Alliance, Roll of crew entitled 
to prize money 1785, Sep. 5. 

Brown, . Governor of Xeir Proridence, Bahama Islands. See: Jones, John 

Paul to Joseph Hewes 1776, Apr. 14. 

Brown, . Yimth of Hull, England. See: Jones, John Paul to Alexander Park- 

1779, Dec. 3. 

Brown, . of South Carolina. See: Franklin, Benjamin to John Paul Jones 

1780, Mar. 1. 

Brown, . See: Ross, John to John Paul Jones 1779, Feb. 28. 

Brown, . See; Jones, John Paul, Answers to questions propounded by the 

Admiralty Board 1781, Mar. 1. 

Buckley, John. 3d lieut., U. S. S. "Alliance." See: Alliance, Roll of crew entitled 
to prize money 1785, Sep. 5. 

Buisson, L'Avigne. CommandanI at L' Orient. Letter to, See: Sartine, Antoine 
Raymond Jean Gualbert Gabriel de 1778, Apr. 27. 

Bulfinch, . British seannoi, enlisted on U. S. S. "Ranger" . See: Simpson, 

Thomas to John Paul Jones 1777, Dec. 19. 

Burbank, John. Ma.iter of arms, U. S. S. "Bon Homme Richard". See: Towers, 
Richard, Proceedings of court martial in trial of 1779, July 28-Aug. 2. 
Sturgis, William, ilinutes of a court martial of 1779, July 29. 

Burgan, Pierre. Bondier, French ship of tear "Sensible" . See: Chavagne, Bide de 
to John Paul Jones 1779, :\Iay 17? 

Burg-on, George. Capt. H. M. S. "Drake". See: Jones, Jolm Paul to United States 
Commissioners to France 1778, Aug. 15. 

"Burgojme". See: "Due de Bourgogne". 

Burgoyne, John. Lt. gen. Briti.ih army. See: Jones, John Paul to Robert Smith 
1776, Nov. 12. Frazer, JohnGizzardtoCarter Braxton 1777, Oct. 28. Jones, 
John Paul to Joseph Hewes 1777, Oct. 30. Moylan, James to John Paul 
Jones 1778, May 12. Jones, John Paul to the Continental Congress 1779, 
Dec. 7. Thompson, Thomas to John Gizzard Frazer 1777, Dee. 25. Jones, 
John Paul to Charles Eugene Gabriel de La Cr(;iix, Marquis de Castries 1784, 
Feb. 18. Jones, John Paul, Extrait du Journal * * * de la Revolu- 
tion Americaine 1786, Jan. 1. pp. 7, 11, 12, 131. 



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219 



BurigM, .Tmuos. St'iniuiii, V. S. S. "AlliiiiKr". Sue: Allianri-, KoU of crew i-nlitled 

ti« prize money 1785, Sep. 5. 
Burroughs, Kzekiel. (_'upl.. I'. S. Iirig of <rtir "Hampden" . Se<': House, (ieorge, to 

.lolin l\uil .Jone< 1777. .June 17. 
Byron, .lohii. Vin-<idmiral, Jh-ili.^h nary. See: Jones, Jolui I'lUil, Isxtrait .Ui 

.luurnul * * * de la Revolution Am^ricaine 178(i, ,laii. 1. ]>. 14. 



c 

"Cabot", r. S. hri(j of war. See: Jonei?, John Paul, Memorandum of the engage- 
ment with the Glasgow 1776, Apr. 14. Jones, John Paul to Joseph Hewes 
1776, May 19. United States, Continental Congress, Establishment of the 
rank of Captains in the Xavy 1776, Oct. 10. Hopkins, Esek, Orders to John 
Paul Jones 1777, Jan. 14. United States, Continental Congress, Marine 
Conunittee; Morris, Robert, Viee-president to John Paul Jones 1777, Fel). 
1. Tillinghast, Daniel to John Paul Jones 1777, Fel). 28. Jones, John Paul 
to the Continental Con-resa 1779, Dec. 7. Jones, John Paul, Extrait du 
Journal * * * de la Revolution Americaine 1786, Jan. 1. pp. H, 10. 

Cailliez, . See: Chaumont, Donatien Leray de to John Paul Jones 1779, 

June 30. 

Cairns, . Ship chamlliT.^, Boston. See: Jones, John Paul. Orders to ^Matliew 

Parke 1777, Aug. 24. 

Calden, Robert. Seaman, V. S. S. "Alliance". See: Alliance, Roll of crew entitled 
to prize money 1785, Sep. 5. 

Caldwell, Archibald. Seaman, U. S. S. "Alliance". See: Landais, Peter to John 
Paul Jones 1780, June 29. 

Calligan, Henry. Seaman, U. S. S. "Alliance". See: J?/inHrc, Roll of crew entitled 
to prize money 1785, Sep. 5. 

Calonne, Charles Alexandre de. Controller general of France. Letter to John Paul 
.lones 1784, Sep. 24. See: Jones, John Paul, Extrait du Journal * * * 
de la Revolution Americaine 1786, Jan. 1. pp. 121, 124. 

Campbel, James. See: Jones, John Paul, Memorandum of articles purchased 
1780?, Dec?. 

Campbell, Dugal. See: Jones, John Paul, Account witli various persons 1780?, 
Dec? 

Campbell, George. See; Jones, John Paul, Account with various persons 1780?, 
Dec? 

Campbell, Hugh. Physician. See: Jones, John Paul, Account with various persons 
1780?, Dec? 

Campbell, James, "of Carr," V. S. A. See: Jones, John Paul, Memorandum of 
articles purchased 1780?, Dec? 

Campbell, James. See: Jones, John Paul, Account with various persons 17S0?, 
Dec? 

Campbell, James. Surveyor. See: Jones, Joint Paul, Account with various persona 
1780?, Dec? 

Campbell, P . "Hon." See: Jones, John Paul. Account with various persona 

1780?, Dec? 

Cann, James. Marine, U. S. sloop of war "Dolpliin". See: Dolphin, Muster roll of 
1777, Apr. -June. 



220 INDEX. 

Cannow, William. Marine, U. S. sloop of war ''Dolphin" . See: Dolphin, Muster 
roll of 1777, Apr.-June. 

Capellen, John Dirck, Baron Vander. Member, House of Xobles of the province of 
Overjjssel, Holhind. Letter to John Paul Jones 1779, Oct. 13. Letter to. 
See: Jones, John Paul 1779, Oct. 19. See: Dumas, Charles William Fred- 
erick to John Paul Jones 1779, Oct. 21. !Neu£ville, John de & Son to John 
Paul Jones 1779, Oct. 21. Letter to, See: Jones, John Paul 1779, Oct. 
22. See: Dumas, Charles William Frederick to John Paul Jones 1779, 
Oct. 25, Oct. 30. Jones, John Paul to Charles William Frederick Dumas 
1779, Nov. 1. Jones, John Paul to John de Neufville & Son 1779, Xov. 3. 
Letter to. See: Jones, John Paul 1779, Nov. 29. See: Neufville, John de & 
Son to John Paul Jones 1779, Dec. 6, Dec. 7. 

Carebie, John. Sitiman, V. S. S- ''Alliance". See: Alliance, Roll of crew entitled 
to prize money 1785, Sep. 5. 

Carleton, Sir Guy. IJ. gen. & commander-in-cliief, British army in America. See: 
Adams, John to John Paul Jones 1782, Aug. 12. Wharton, Samuel to 
John Paul Jones 1783, Aug. 24? Jones, John Paul, Extrait du Journal 
* * * de la Revolution Americaine 1786, Jan. 1. p. 7. 

"Carlisle". Briti.th scliooner of v:ar ' See: Gallagher, Bernard to John Paul 
Jones 1776, Nov. 3. 

Carmichael, William. Secretary to Sila.'i Deane. See: Ross, John to John Paul 
Jones 1778, Feb. 11. Picquet, La Motte to John Paul Jones 1778, Feb. 13. 
Letter to John Paul Jones 1778, Feb. 13, Feb. 14. See: Ross, John to John 
Paul Jones 1778, Dec. 3. Maryland delegate to Continerdcd Congress. Letter 
to. See: Jones, John Paul 1779, Feb. 24. See: Gourlade & MoylantoJohn 
Paul Jones 1779, Juh' 2. Secretary to United States emlnwsy to Spain. See: 
Neufville, John de & Son to John Paul Jones 1779, Dec. 15. See: Jones, 
John Paul to Edward Bancroft 1780, Jan. 16. Neufville, John de & Son to 
John Paul Jones 1780, Feb. 28. Extract of a letter to John Ross. See: 
Ross, John to John Paul Jones 1780, Mar. 12.* See: Dumas, Charles Wil- 
liam Frederick to John Paul Jones 1780, Mar. IS. Jones, John Paul to 
John Ross 1780, Mar. 23. Letter to. See: Jones, John Paul 1780, Aug. 22. 

Carmichael, William. Seaman, C S. S. "Bon Homme TUchard". Petition to J(jhn 
Paul Jones, See: Atwood, John and others, Petition to John Paul Jones 

1779, Aug.? 

Carr, Benjamin. Seaman, U. S. S. "Alliance". See: ^Iffiancc, Roll of crew entitled 

to prize money 1785, Sep. 5. 
Carr, Isaac. Ma.'iter sail-makrr, U. S. S. "Alliance" . See: Alliance, Roll of crew 

entitled to prize money 1785, Sep. 5. 
Carren, Thomas. Seaman, U. S. S. "Hancock". See: McNeill, Hector, Order to 

John Paul Jones 1777, May 7. 
Carrie, , I'aine. Merchant, Nantrs. See: Cuisnier, to John Paul Jones 

1780, May 20. 

Carrington, Edward. "Col." of Virginia. See: Jones, John Paul to Thomas 

Jefferson 1787, Oct. 24. Jones, John Paul to William Short 1788, Sep. 

15/26. 
Carrol, Samuel. Seaman, U. S. S. "Alliance". See: Alliance, Roll of crew entitled 

to prize money 1785, Sep. 5. 

Castille, , Baron de. Letter to Jolin Paul Jones 1780, May 2, May 3. 

Castries, Charles Eugene Gabriel de La Croix, Marquis de. See: Jones, John 

Paul to Jonathan Williams 1778, Oct. 20. Minister of marine of France. 

Jones, John Paul to Edward Bancroft 1780, Oct. 17. Jones, John Paul to 



INDEX. 



221 



Castries, Charles Eugiine (riljrit-l 'le La ('mix, Marquis de— Cuntinued. 

Francois de Genet ITSO, Ort. 25. Jones, John Paul ti3 Robert Morris 1780, 
Nov. 8. Jones, John Paul to Jonathan Williams 1780, Nov. 20. Letter 
to, See: Jones, John Paul 1784, Feb. 1, Feb. 18, Mar. 6, Mar. 26, Apr. 13, 
May'.' 2.5, Nov. t>; 178.5, June 23, July 3? July 8, July 10? See: Le Jeune, 

. Certitieate of payment 178.5, Sep. 5. Jones, Jolin Paul, Kxtrait du 

Journal * * * de la KOvolution Am<^rii-aine 1786, Jan. 1. pp. 81, 82, 
83, 86, 89, 11.5, 116, 117, 120, 121, 122. Jones, John Paul, Aerount sul)mitt.Ml 
to Continental Congress 1786, July 7. 
Caswell, Jonas, ^f(l■1tel■'s mate, V. S. S. "Boa Homme Richard" . See: Salomons, 

K. T. to John Paul .Tones 1779, June 28. 
Catherine, Jim/irens of Rnxsia. See: Russia, Crown, Catlierine, Empress. 
Cato. Alias of Jolm Martin ij. v. 

Cave, Tlioiiias. American aeaman, sloop of war "Cou>ites.'< of Srarhoroin/h" . Letter to 
Join. Paul Jones 1779, Oct. 29. 

Cavellar, . Seamnii. V. S. nary. See: Dale, Richard to John Paul Jones 

1780, Oi-t. 20. 
"Cerberus". JI. .V. .v/i(> of war. See: Jones, John Paul, Extrait du Journal 

* * * cle la Revolution Americaine 1786, Jan. 1. p. 4. 
"Cerf". French cutter in United Statex service. See; Jones, John Paul, (Officers of 
auxilliarv vessels under command of 1779, May 1-3. Jones, John Paul 
to Benjamin Franklin 1779, July 1, Oct. 3. Jones, John Paul to Robert 
Morris 1779, Oct. 13. Mullowney, Thomas to John Paul Jones 1779, Oct. 
16. Moylan, James to John Paul Jones 1779, Oct. 18. Jones, John Paul 
to Charles EugJ-ne Gabriel de La Croix, Marquis de Castries 1785, July 10? 
Jones, John Paul, Extrait du Journal * * * de la Revolution .\niericaine 
1786, Jan. 1. pp. 37, 42, 46, 49. 
Chamillard, Paul de. Capt., French marines, V. 8. iS. " Bon Homme Richard". See: 
Jones, John Paul to Marie Jean Paul Joseph Roche Yves Gilbert du ^Motier, 
Marquis de Lafayette 1779, Aug. 13. Instructions to, See: Jones, John 
Paul 1779, Sep. 14. See: Jones, John Paul, Plan fur the attack upon 
Leith 1779, Sep. 14. Jones, John Paul to the Provost of Leith 1779, 
Sep. 14. Jones, John Paul to Benjamin Franklin 1779, Oct. 3. Cottineau 
de Kloguene, Denis Nicolas to John Paul Jones 1779, Oct. 13. La Meig- 
nen, Henry Ange Franc^ois to John Paul Jones 1779, Oct. 1.5. Jones, John 
Paul to John Dirck, Baron Vander Capellen 1779, Oct. 22. Jones, John 
Paul to Donatien Leray de Chaumont 1779, Oct. 24. Williams, Jonathan 
to John Paul Jones 1779, Oct. .30. Cottineau de Kloguene, Denis Nicolas 
to John Paul Jones 1779, Dec. 2. Jones, John Paul to Charles Eugene 
(Gabriel <le La Croix, ^lanjuis de Castries 1784, Feb. 18. 

Chamont, Leray. See: Chaumont, Donatien Leray de. 

Champaine, . Marine, U. S. .iloiyp uf inir " Dnlphin" . See: Dolphin, Muster 

roll of 1777, .\pr.-June. 
Champorcine ? . Capt., French ship (f tear" Fanlasqne" . See: Brown, Jolin to 

Jolm Paul Jones 1782, Apr. 5. 
"Chance". U. S. prirateer. See: Nesbitt, John Maxwell to John Paul Jones 1777, 

Aug. .5. 
Chandler, Samuel. See: Simp.son, Thomas to Paul Jones 1777, Dec. 26. 
Chardon, . Maltre des requites, Versailles. See: Jones, John Paul to Charles 

Eugene Gabriel de La Croix, Marquis de Castries 1784, Feb. 18, Mar. 6, 

May? 25; 1785, June 23. Jones, John Paul, Extrait du Journal * * * dela 

Revolution Americaine 1786, Jan. 1. pp. 116, 117. 



222 INDEX. 

De Charlary, . Letter to John Paul Jones 1780, May 14? 

Charles, Prince ijf Reatif. See: Framerj-, Xicolas Etienne to John PaulJones 1788, 
ilay .3. 

"Charming- Polly". British merchant sloop. See: Franklin, Benjamin to Andreas 
Peder, Count Bernstorft 1779, Dec. 22. Franklin, Benjamin to John Paul 
Jones 17!S.i, July 21. 

"Charming- Sally". Merchant sloop. Libel against, See: Bearing, Ebenezer 1780, 
Mar. 20. 

Charrier, Louis. Of Rochefortf, France. Letter to John Paul Jones 1778, Feb. 8. 

Charrier, Louis Daniel. Volunteerf, U. S. nanj. Letter to John Paul Jones 1777, 
June 10. Letter to, See: Jones, John Paul 1777, July 3. See: Jones, John 
Paul, Orders to Mathew Parke 1777, July 26. Jones, John Paul to John 
Bradford 1777, Sept. 10. United States, Continental Congress, Xavy Board, 
Eastern Division to John Paul Jones 1777, Sep. 12. Charrier, Louis to 
John Paul Jones 1778, Feb. 8. Jones, John Paul to John Plaince 1779, 
Mar. 9. 

Chartres, Louis Philippe Joseph, Due de. See: Jones, John Paul to Benjamin 
Franklin 1778, June 1. Letter to. See: Jones, John Paul 1778, Sep. 9. 
See: Jones, John Paul to Charles Alexis Pierre Brulart, Comte de Genlis 
1778, Sep. 21. Letter to, See: Jones, John Paul 177S, Sep. 21. See: Jones, 
John Paul to Edward Bancroft 1778, Oct. 4, Oct. 7. Jones, John Paul to 
Louis Alexandre, Due de La Rochefaucauld 1778, Oct. 9. Jones, John Paul 
to Benjamin Franklin 1778, Oct. 19. Jones, John Paul to Barbantane 
Hunolstein 1780, Aug. 6. Hunolsteiu, Barbantane to John Paul Jones 
1780, Aug. 1.5. Letter to. See: Jones, John Paul 1780, Sep. 22. 

Chartres, INlarie Adelaide de Bourbon-Penthievre, Duchesse de. See; Jones, John 
Paul to Edward Bancroft 1778, Oct. 16. Letter to, See: Jones, John Paul 
1778, Oct. 19. See: Jones, John Paul to William Temple Franklin 1778, 
Oct. 19. Jones, John Paul to Benjamin Franklin 1778, Oct. 19. .lones, 
John Paul to Jonathan 'Williams 1778, Oct. 20. Jones, John Paul to Bar- 
bantane Hunolstein 1780, Aug. 6. Hunolstein, Barbantane to John Paul 
Jones 1780, Aug. 1,5. 

Chase, Reuben. Miihhipmai), U. S. ,S. "Bon Honune Ilichard". See: Salomons, 
E. T. to John Paul Jones 1779, June 28. Orders to, See: Jones, John 
Paul 1779, Aug. 21. 

Chase, Thomas. Seaman, U. S. S. "Alliance". See: Alliance, Roll of crew entitled 
to prize money 1785, Sep. b. 

"Chasseur". French .''hip of uvr. See: Jones, John Paul, Memorandum of the 
French fleet 1780?, Dec? 

"Chatham". See: " Lord Chatham." 

Chaumont, Donatien Leray de. Confidential agent, Franco-American negotiations. 
See: Adams, John; Lee, Arthur and Franklin, Benjamin to John Paul 
Jones 1778, :May 25. Jones, John Paul to Edward Bancroft 1778, .\ug. 
14, Aug. 21, Aug. 24, Sep. 9. Jones, John Paul to Jonathan Williams 
1778, Sep. 11. Jones, John Paul to Antoine Raymond Oualbert Gabriel de 
Sartine 1778, Sep. 13. Letter to. See: Jones, John Paul 1778, Sep. 16. 
See: Jones, John Paul to Baron de Franklin 1778, Sep. 25, Sep. 30. Jones, 
John Paul to Edward Bancroft 1778, Oct. 16. Jones, John Paul to Jona- 
than Williams 1778, Oct. 20. Letter to John Paul Jones 1778, Oct. 28. 
See: Jones, John Paul to William Temple Franklin 1778, Oct. 28. Jones, 
John Paul to Edward Bancroft 1778, Nov. 11. ' Jones, John Paul to Robert 



INDEX. 223 

Chaumont, Donation Leray de — Contiiuuil. 

Morris 177S, Xov. 13. Jones-, John I'aul to Benjamin Franklin 1778, 
X.iv. L'7. Letter to, See: Jones, John I'aul 177s, Dec. 7, Dee. 11. See: 
Jones, John Paul to Jonathan Williams 1778, l)ee. 1(5. Letter to, See: 
Jones, ,Iohn Paul 1778, Dec. 18. See: Jones, John Paul to John Rosa 

1778, Dec. 18. Jones, John Paul to Jonathan Williams 1778, Dec. 21. 
Letter to. See: .Tones, John Paul 177S», Jan. 1. Letter to John Paul Jones 
1770, Jan. 2. Letter to. See: Jones, John Paul 1779, Jan. 6. See: Ford, 
Hezekiah to John Paul Jones 1779, Feh. 2. Letter to S. Jauge et tils 

1779, Feb. 10. Letter to " Espivent villes boisnet" 1779, Feb. 11. Let- 
ter to John Paul Jones 1779, Feb. 17, Feb. 18. See: La Eouciere, Clement 
lie to John Paul Jones 1779, Feb. 19. Jauge, S. et fils to John Paul Jones 
1779, Feb. 21. Jones, John Paul to John Bondfield 1779, Mar. 29. Bond- 
field, John to John Paul Jones 1779, Apr. 9. Dick, Alexander to John 
Paul Jones 1779, Apr. 19. Jones, John Paul to Marie Jean Paul Jo.seph 
Roche Yves Gilbert du Motier, Marquis de Lafayette 1779, -May 1. Jones, 
Jolm Paul to Antoine Raymond Jean Cualbert Galjriel de Sartine 1779, 
May I. Letter to John Paul Jones 1779, .May 24. See: Chavagny, Bide 
de to John Paul Jones 1779, May 2l3. Dale, Richard to John Paul Jones 
1779, Mav 27. Letter to. See: Sartine, .A^ntoine Raymond Jean (iualbert 
Gabriel de 1779, June 2. Letter to John Paul Jones 1779, June 7, June 

10, June 13, June 14, June 16. See: Aniiel, Peter to John Paul Jones 
1779, June 19. Salomons, E. T. to John Paul Jones 1779, June 28. Letter 
to John Paul Jones 1779, June 30. See: Jones, .John Paul to Benjamin 
Franklin 1779, July 1. Franklin, Benjamin to John Paul Jones 1779, 
July 8. Letter to John Paul Jones 1779, July 19. See: Thevenard, 
Antoine Jean Marie to John Paul .Tones 1779, July 21. Letter to. See: 
Jones, John Paul 1779, July 22. Letter to Benjamin Franklin, See: 

Franklin, Benjamin to John Paul Jones 1779, July 28. See: Gourlade, 

to John Paul Jones 1779, July 31. Jones, John Paul to Antoine Raymond 
Jean Gualbert Gabriel de Sartine 1779, Aug. 11. Jones, John Paul to 
Benjamin Franklin 1779, Aug. 13. Letter to, See: Jones, John Paul 
1779, Aug. 18. See: Jones, John Paul, Orders to John Le Rich 1779, Aug. 
18. Jones, John Paul to Gourlade it Moylan 1779, Aug. 18. Jones, John 
Paul, Orders to Reuben Cha,<^e 1779, Aug. 21. Letter to, See: Jones, John 
Paul 1779. Aug. 24. See: Jones, John Paul, Orders to Antoine Mil 1779, 
.\ug. 24. Jones, John Paul, Orders to prize-master of the Union 1779, 
Aug. 31. Letter of Sep. 24 to Charles William Frederick Dumas, See: 
Dumas, Charles William Frederick to ,Tohn Paul Jones 1779, Oct. 18. 
Letter to. See: Jones, John Paul 1779, Oct. 3. See: Jones, John Paul to 
Benjamin Franklin 1779, Oct. 3. Ross, John to John Paul Jones 1779, 
Oct. r). Dumas, Charles William Frederick to John Paul Jones 1779, Oct. 

11. Jones, John Paul to Robert Morris 1779, Oct. 13. Franklin, Ben- 
jamin to John Paul Jones 1779, Oct. 1.5. Letter to, See: Jones, John Paul 
1779, Oct. 24. See: Dumas, Charles William Frederick to John Paul Jones 
1779,Oct.25. Jones, John Paul to DonatienLe Ray de Chaumont, fils 1779, 
Oct. 26. Jones, John Paul to Eld wanl Bancroft 1779,Oct.26. Jones, John Paul 
to Madame de Chaumont 1779, Oct. 28. Jones, John Paul to Gourlade & 
Moylan 1779, Nov. 5. Xeufville, John de & Son to John Paul Jones 
1779, Dee. 2. Bondfield, John to John Paul Jones 1779, Dec. 3. Jones, 
John Paul to Gourlade & Moylan 1779, Dec. 15. Jones, John Paul to 
Edward Bancroft 1780, Jan. 16. Letter to Benjamin Franklin 1780, 
Mar. 4. See: Franklin, Benjamin to John Paul Jones 1780, Apr. 1. 
Jones, John Paul to de Monplaisir 1780, Apr. 4. Bancroft, Edward to 



224 INDEX. 

Chaumont, Donatien Leray de — Continued. 

John Paul Jones 17S0, Apr. 15. Jones, John Paul, Memorandum to 
Antoine Raymond Jean Gualbert Galjriel de Sartine 1780, ]May 30. Jones, 
John Paul to Edward Bancroft 1780, June 27. Jones, John Paul to Ben- 
jamin Franklin 1780, July 12. Jones, John Paul to Comtesse de Bourbon 
de La Vendahl 1780, July 14. Jones, John Paul to Barbantane Hunol- 
stein 1780, July 14. Jones, John Paul to Jonathan Williams 1780, July 
17. Jones, John Paul to Chevalier de Baudouin 1780, July 19. Jones, 
John Paul to John Mayrant 1780, July 2.3. Jones, John Paul to Aim^e 
Adele de Telison 1780, July 24. Jones, John Paul to Charles Gravier, 
Comte de Vergennes 1780, Aug. 2. Jones, John Paul to Fran<;ois de Genet 
1780, Aug. 9. Jones, John Paul to Charles William Frederick Dumas 
1780, Sep. 8. Jones, John Paul to Fran<;ois de Genet 1780, Sep. 21. 
Jones, John Paul to Edward Bancroft 1780, Sep. 23. Joues, John Paul to 
Benjamin Franklin 1780, Sep. 23. Jones, John Paul to Jonathan Wil- 
liams 1780, Nov. 20. Jones, John Paul, Answers to questions propounded 
by the Admiralty Board 1781, !Mar. 1. Livingston, Robert R. to John 
Paul Jones 1782, Apr. 20. Jones, John Paul to Charles Eugene Gabriel 
de La Croix, Marquis de Castries 1784, Feb. 18, Mar. 6. Franklin, Ben- 
jamin to John Paul Jones 1784. Mar. 25, Apr. 13. Jones, John Paul, 
Extrait du Journal * * * de la Revolution Americaine 1786, Jan. 1. 
pp. 41, 42. 

Chaumont, Madame de. See: Jones, John Paul to Jonathan Williams 1778, Dec. 

21. Jones, John Paul to Donatien Leray de Chaumont 1779, Jan. 1, July 

22. Letterto, See: Jones, .John Paul 1779, Oct. 28. See: Jones, John Paul 
to E<lward Bancroft 1780, Jan 16, Oct. 17. 

Chaumont, Donatien Le Ray de, tils. Letter to John Paul Jones 1779, July 8. 
Letter to, See: Jones, John Paul 1779, Oct. 26. Certificate of receipt of a 
letter by his father. See: Jones, John Paul to Donatien Leray de Chau- 
mont 1779, Aug. 18, Aug. 24, Oct. 3, Oct. 24. Certificate of receipt of a 
• letter by himself. See: Jones, John Paul to Le Ray de Chaumont, fils 1779, 
Oct. 26. Certificate of receipt of a letter bj' his mother. See: Jones, John 
Paul to Madame de Chaumont 1779, Oct. 28. 

Chavagne, Bide de. Capt., French ship of var " Setmble". See: Lamotte, Geffrier 
to John Paul Jones 1779, May 1. Letterto John Paul Jones 1779, May 17? 
Letter to. See: Jones, John Paul 1779, May 18. Letter to John Paul Jones 
1779, May 19, May 26. See: Chaumont, Donatien Leray de to John Paul 
Jones 1779, June 13. Jones, John Paul to Gourlade & Moylan 1780, 
Feb. 10. 

Chester, James. Seaman, U. S. ,S. "Alliance". See: Alliance, Roll of crew entitled 
to prize money 1785, Sept. 5. PeUy officer, U. S. navy. See: Jones, 
John Paul to Richard Dale 1780, Nov. 7. 

Chester, Peter. Governor of We.':! Florida. See: United States, Continental Con- 
gress, Marine Committee; Morris, Robert, Vice-president to John Paul 
Jones 1777, Feb. 1. ^ 

Cheston, . See: Jones, John Paul to William Temple Franklin 1780, Nov. 

11. 

Chevagne, Bide de. See: Chavagne, Bide de. 

De Chezaulx, . French consul at Bergen, Koriray. See: Franklin, Benjamin 

to Andreas Peder, Count Bernstorff 1779, Dec. 22. Framery, Nicolas 
Etienne to John Paul Jones 1788, May 3. 

Choat, Joseph. Seaman, U. S. S. "Alliance". See: Alliance, Roll of crew entitled 
to prize money 1785, Sep. 5. 



INDEX. 225 

Christian VII., k'linj "/ Dinmarh. See: Deniiuirk, Crown, Christian \'I1., Kinj,'. 

Cincinnati, Society ol' the. See: Jones, John I'anl, Certificate to Edward Stack 
17S5, Apr. l.'i 

Clap, Supply. i,f ]'nrlKiiionlli.', Nitr Jlamiishire. See: .loiie.s, John Paul, Will 1777, 
Oct. S. 

Clark, F.phraini. .Sainaii, C. S. S. " Alliance" . See: Alliance, Roll of crew entitled 
to prize money 1785, Sep. 5. 

Clark, Seth. 1x1 lieitt., V. S. shop of tear " Dolpliiir'. See: Dolphin, Muster roll 
of 1777, Apr. -June. 

Clarke, Bary [Barry?]. Seamun, V. S. S. "Alliance". See: Alliance, Roll of crew- 
entitled to prize money 1785, Sep. 5. 

Cleaveland, . Capl., merchant ship. See: Jones, John Paul to Stuart Mawry 

1777, May 4. Jones, John Paul, Memorandum of articles purcha.sed 1780?, 
Dec? Jones, John Paul, Account with various persons 1780?, Dec? 

Clonard, , Chevalier de. See: MacNamarra, Chevalier de to John Paul Joueg 

1778, :May 10. Jones, John Paul, to Edward Bancroft 1778, Dec. 18. 
Clouet, . Conimissarij general, department of L' Orient. See: Jones, Jolm Paul, 

to Charles Euarene Gabriel de La Croix, Marquis de Castries 1785, July 3? 

Le Jeune, , Certificate of payment 1785, Sep. 5. 

Clymer, George. Penn-^ijlrania delegate to Continental Congress. See: United States, 

Continental Congress, Resolution regarding the America 1781, June 23. 
Cochran, John. See: Coghran. 
Cock, George. .Seaman, U. S. S. "Alliance". See: Alliance, Roll of crew entitled to 

prize money 1785, Sep. 5. 
Cockburn, Malcolm. E.c-pur.'ier.' of the "Serapis". Letter to John Paul Jones 

1779, Oct. 7. 

Coghran, John. Seaman, C. S. S. "Alliance". See: JHrnrfcc, Roll of crew entitled 
to prize money 1785, Sep. 5. 

Colby, . Estate of. See: Jones, John Paul, Memorandum of articles purchased 

1780?, Dec? 

Cole, Thomas. Seaman, V. S. S. " Bon Homme Richard". Petition to John Paul 
Jones. See: Atwood, John and others. Petition to John Paul Jones 1779, 
Aug? 

CoUington, John. Seaman, V. S. S. " Alliance" . See: .-l/Zianc*?, Roll of crew enti- 
tled to prize money 1785, Sep. 5. 

Collins, John. Cleric A steirard, U. S. sloop of var "Dolphin". See: DoZp/im, ^Mus- 
ter roll of 1777, Apr.-June. 

Colman, Andrew. Merchant, Limerick, Ireland. See: Wallace, John, Certificate of 
payment of duties 1779, Aug. 17-18. 

"Columbus", r. S. ship of vxir. See: Jones, John Paul to Joseph Hewes 1776, 
May 19. Jones, John Paul to Robert Morris 1776, Oct. 17. Hopkins, 
Esek, Orders to John Paul Jones 1777, Jan. 14. United States, Conti- 
nental Congress, JIarine Committee; Jlorris, Robert, Vice-president to 
John Paul Jones 1777, Feb. 1. Manley, John, Postscript of letter, Til- 
linghast, Daniel to John Paul Jones 1777, June 28. Jones, John Paul to 
the Continental' Congress 1779, Dec. 7. Jones, John Paul, Extrait du 
Journal * * * de la Revolution Americaine 1786, Jan. 1. p. 10. 

Comb, Thomas. See: Jones, John Paul, Account with various persons 1780?, Dec? 

"Commerce". V. S. merchant ship. See: Ross, John to John Paul Jones 1778, 
Sep. 1. Jones, John Paul to Jonathan AVilliams 1778, Sep. 11. 

21551—03 15 



226 INDEX. 

Commissioners to France. Sep: United States, Continental Congress, Commission- 
ers to France. 

" The Commodore S ". See: Ross, John to John Paul Jones 1778, Apr. 2. 

Commore, Gratien de. Treasurer of marine at L' Orient. See: Le Jeiine, , Cer- 
tificate of payment 1785, Sep. 5. 

"Comte d'Argout". French sliip of ivar. See: Jones, John Paul, Extrait du 
Journal * * * de la Revolution Amerioaine 1786, Jan. 1. p. 11. 

"Confederation". U. S. ship of war. See: Jones, John Paul. Extrait du Journal 
* ^ * de la Revolution Americaine 1786, Jan. 1. p. 96. 

"Congress". V. S. .^hip of v:ar. See: United States, Continental Congress, Estab- 
lishment of rank of Captains in the Xavy 1776, Oct. 10. 

Connor, John. See: Chaumont, Donatien Lera}' de to John Paul Jones 1779 
Feb. 18. 

" Conquerant". French s/iip of war. See: Jones, John Paul, ilemorandum of the 
French fleet 1780?, Dec? 

Constant, Jean. French volunteer seaman, U. S. S. "Bon Homme liwhard". See: 
Towers, Robert, Proceedings of court martial in trial of, 1779, July 2S-Aug. 2. 

Conyingham, James 51? Merchant, PhUadelphia. See: Conyingham & Xesbitt. 

Conyingham & Nesbitt. Merchant.^, Philadelphia. See: Gallagher, Bernard to 
John Paul Jones 1777, Jan. 18. 

Conyngham, Gustavus. Capt., V. S. privateer. See: Jones, John Paul to Benjamin 
Franklin 1779, Oct. 11. Jones, John Paul to John Green 1779, Dec. 4. 
Dumas, Charles William Frederick to John Paul Jones 1779, Dec. 13. 
Jones, John Paul to John de Xeufville & Son 1779, Dec. 13. Jones, John 
Paul to Gourlade & Moylan 1779, Dec. 15. Jones, John Paul to Jonathan 
AVilliams 1779, Dec. 15. Xeufville, John de & Son to John Paul Jones 
1779, Dec. 17. Dumas, Charles William Frederick to John Paul Jones 
1779, Dec. 19. Neufville, John de & Son to John Paul Jones 1779, Dec. 25. 
Dumas, Charles Williams Frederick to John Paul Jones 1780, Mar. 11? 

Cooper, Alexander. Seaman, V. S. S. "Bon Homme Richard" . Petition to John 
Paul Jones. See: Atwood, John and others. Petition to John Paul Jones 
1779, Aug? 

Cooper, Peter. Capt. , British coa-iting vessel. See: Xeufville, John de & Son to John 
Paul Jones 1779, Dec. 7. 

Cooper, Samuel. Clergyman, Boston. Extract of letter to. See: Franklin Benja- 
min 1779, Oct. 27. Jones, John Paul to William Temple Franklin 1780, 
Xov. 11. 

Core, Jaques. See: Coure 

Cornwallis, Charles, Earl. IJ. gen., Briti.ih army in America. See: Lafayette, 
Marie Jean Paul Joseph Roche Yves Gilbert du Motier, Marquis de to John 
Paul Jones 1781, Dec. 11. Xeufville, John de & Son to John Paul Jones 
1782, Oct. 12. 

Cosse-Brissac, Louis Hercule Timoleon, Marquis de. Commandant:', Port Louis, 
France. Letter to John Paul Jones 1780, Sep. 1. 

Corny, Louis Dominique Ethis de. Deputy lieut., province of Franche-Comte. See: 
Jones, John Paul to Edward Bancroft 1778, Aug. 24. 

Cortentine, . Goldsmith?, Paris. See: Jones, John Paul to John Mehegan 

1779, Apr. 30. 

Cottin, J. et fils. See: Chaumont, Donatien Leray to S. Jauge et fils 1779, Feb. 10. 
Chaumont, Donatien Leray de to "Espivent Villes Boisnet" 1779, Feb. 11. 



INDEX. 227 

Cottineau de Kloguene, I>i-ni.- Xicolas. Gipl., I'. S. S. " I'aUas" . .See: Jones, 
John Paul, OtFK-ers cif auxiliary ve!-.«els un<ler c<]iiiiiiand of 1779, May 1-3. 
Thevenaril, AntoinrJcan ^larieile to John Paul Jones 177ii, July 21. Letter 
to John Paul Jone.s 177i», July 23. See: Varage, Joi<eph to John Paul Jones 
1779, July 28. Towers, Robert, ProceedingH of eourt martial in trial of 1779, 
July 28-Aug. 2. Atwootl, John, ^Minutes of court martial 1779, July 29. 
Johnson, Klislia, Minute.'J of court martial 1779, July 29. Sturgis, William, 
Minute.^ of court martial 1779, July 29. Williams, John, ^Minutes of court 
martial 1779, July 29. Kos.<eau, Jean, Minutes of <-ourt martial 1779, July 
30. Mclntyre, John, .Minutes of court martial 1779, July 31. Robinson, 
Robert, Sentence of court martial in case of 1779, Aug. S. Jones, John 
Paul to Benjamin Franklin 1779, Aug. 13. Jones, John Paul, to Benja- 
min Franklin 1779, Oct. 3. Jones, John Paul to John de Xeufville 
& Son 1779, Oct. 5. Jones, John Paul to Marie Jean Paul Joseph Roche 
Yves Gilbert du Motier, Marquis de -Lafayette 1779, Oct. 8. Letter to 
John Paul Jones 1779, Oct. 9, Oct. 13. See: Le Meignen, Henry Ange 
Fran<;ois to John Paul Jones 1779, Oct. 15. Stack, Edward, Affidavit 1779, 
Oct. 22. Xeufville, John de & Son to John Paul Jones 1779, Oct. 23. 
Jones, John Paul to Charles William Frederick Dumas 1779, Nov. 5. Jones, 
Jolm Paul to Gourlade & Moylan 1779, Nov. 5. Letter to John Paul Jones 
1779, Dec.2.' See: Jones, JohnPaultoAlexanderPark 1779,Dec.3. Jones, 

John Paul to de Balgurie 1779, Dec. 4. Park, Alexander to John 

Paul Jones 1779, Dec. 11. Jones, John Paul to John de Xeufville i*c Son 

1779, Dec. 13. De Velye, to John Paul Jones 1780, :May 10. Jones, 

John Paul, Extraitdu Journal * * * do la Revolution Americaine 1786, 
Jan. 1. pp. .50, .56, .58. 

''Countess of Scarboroug'h.". If. M. sloop of irar. See: Jones, John Paul to Ben- 
jamin Franklin 1779, Oct. 3. Franklin, Benjamin to the Continental Con- 
gress 1779, Oct. 4. Jones, John Paul to Paul Francois de Quelen, Due de 
La Vauguyon 1779, Oct. 5. Cottineau de Kloguene, Denis Xicolas to John 
Paul Jones 1779, Oct. 13. Jones, John Paul 'to Robert Morris 1779, Oct. 
13. Jones, John Paul, Orders to James Arthur Degge 1779, Oct. 21. Jones, 
John Paul to Donatien Leray de Chaumont 1779, Oct. 24. Franklin, Ben- 
jamin, Extract of a letter to Samuel Cooper 1779, Oct. 27. Cave, Thomas 
to John Paul Jones 1779, Oct. 29. Cottineau de Kloguene, Denis Xicolas 
to John Paul Jones 1779, Dec. 2. Jones, John Paul, Report to Benjamin 
Franklin 1780, Feb. 12. Franklin, Benjamin to John Paul Jones 1780, 
. Mar. 31. Jones, John Paul, Answers to questions propounded by the 
Admiralty Board 1781, Mar. 1. Jones, John Paul to Charles Eugene (jabriel 
de La Croix, Marquis de Castries 1784, Feb. 18. Van Berckel, E. P., .State- 
ment regarding cruise of John Paul Jones 1784, Mar. 10. Franklin, Ben- 
jamin to John Paul Jones 1784, Mar. 26. Jones, John Paul to Charles 
Eugene Gabriel de La Croix, Marquis de Castries 1784, Mar. 26, Apr. 13. 
Jones, John Paul, Extrait du Journal * * * de la Revolution Americaine 
1786, Jan. 1. pp. 50, 51, .52, 56, 57, 58, 69, 71, 75, 77, 11.5, 116, 119, 122. 

Coure', Jaques. French marine, U. S. S. "Bon Homme Richard". See: Towers, 
Robert. Proceedings of court martial in trial <if 1779, July 28-.Aug. 2. 

"Courounne". French .tidp of war. See: Jones, John Paul, ilemorandum of the 
French fleet 1780?, Dec? 

Coutineau, See: Cottineau de Kloguene, Denis Xicolas. 

Cox, Thomas. Seaman, U. S. S. "Alliance". See: Alliance. Roll of crew entitled 
to prize money 1785, Sep. 5. 



228 INDEX. 

Crafts, Edward. Ex-capt. of artillery, Conlinental army. See: Greenleaf, Thomas 

to John Paul Jones 1779, Feb. 8. 

Craig-, . See; Xeufville, John de & Son to John Paul Jones 1779, Dec. 6. 

Cranded, Ashar. Seaman, U. S. S. "Alliance". See: Alliance, Roll of crew entitled 

to i^rize money 1785, Sep. 5. 
Crawford, 'William. See: Jones, John Paul, Memorandum of articles purchased 

1780?, Dec? Jones, John Paul, Account with various persons 1780?, Dec? 
Creagli, Francis. Merchant, Limerick, Ireland. See: AVallace, John, Certificate of 

jiaynient of duties 1779, Aug. 17-18. 
Criequeville, . Capt., Frenchsldp of war "Solitaire". See: Jones, John Paul, 

Memorandum of the French fleet 1780?, Dec? 
Crillon, , Marquis de. Col., Aquitaine regiment, French army. See: Baltayock, 

Chevalier de Muir Bolder de to John Paul Jones 1780, Aug. 4. 
De Cromot, . of Pari,s. See: de Velye, to John Paul Jones 1780, 

May 10. 
Crotto, Stack de. See: Stack of Crotts. 

Cuisnier, . Letter to John Paul Jones 1780, May 20. 

Cullam, David. Petty officer? , U. S. S. " Ranger" . Letter to John Paul Jones 1778, 

May 21 (two). 
Cummings, .Tames. See: Jones, John Paul to Benjamin Franklin 1780, July 12. 
Cunningham, Gustavus. See: Conyngham. 
Curlew, .John. Seamanf, U.S. navy. See: Stacy, Samuel to John Paul Jones 1781, 

Apr. 23. 
Curtis, Joseph. Seaman, U. S. S. " Bon Homme Richard." See: Jones, John Paul, 

Orders to Richard Dale 1779, May 25. 
Gushing, Thomas. Merchant, Boston. Letter to John Paul Jones 1777, May 8. 
Cushing & White. Merchants, Boston. See: Jarvis, Leonard to John Paul Jonea 

1777, June 23. • 

Cutler, Samuel, of Boston. See: Jones, John Paul to Jonathan Willaims 1778, 

Sep. 11. 
"Cybell". French ship of war? See: Brown, John to John Paul Jones 1782,Apr.5. 



D 

Daer, , Lord. Son of Dunbar Hamilton Douglas, 4th Earl of Selkirk. See: Jones, 

John Paul to Dunbar Hamilton Douglas, 4th Earl of Selkirk 1784, Feb. 12. 

Dailey, Henry. Seaman, U. S. sloop of war "Dolphin." See: Dolphin, Muster roll 
of 1777, Apr. -June. 

Dale, Richard. Ma.'<ter''s mate, U. S. S. "Bon Homme Ricliard" . Orders to, See: 
Jones, John Paul 1779, May 25. Letter to John Paul Jones 1779, May 27. 
Istlieiit., U. S. S. "Son Homme Richard". See: Towers, Robert, Proceed- 
ings of court martial in trial of 1779, July 28- Aug. 2. Atwood, John, Min- 
utes of court martial 1779, July 29. Johnson, Elisha, Minutes of court 
martial 1779, July 29. Sturgis, William, Minutes of court martial 1779, 
July 29. AVilliams, John, Minutes of court martial 1779, July 29. Ros- 
seau, John, Minutes of court martial 1779, July 30. Mclntyre, John, 
Minutes of court martial 1779, July 31. Robinson, Robert, Sentence of 
court martial in case of 1779, Aug. 8. Lieut., U. S. navy. See: Jones, 
John Paul to Benjamin Franklin 1779, Oct. 3. Attestation to an aflfldavit. 
See; Stack, Edward, Affidavit 1779, Oct, 22. See; Moylan, James to John 



INDEX. 229 

Dale, Kii-haril — ('(intiiHU'il. 

PaulJones 1780, Apr. 17, May 12. Letter to, 8ee: Jones, .Tohn Tanl 1780, 
Sep. 9. Letter to John Paul .Tonen 1 780, Oct. 20. See: Junes, John Taul 
to Thomas Trnxton 1780, Oct. 24. Letter to. See: Jone.s, .John Paul 1780, 
Nov. 7. Letter to John Paul Jones 1781, :\Iar. 22. Certificate respecting 
Henry Laurence and James Dick 1782, June 27. See: Jones, John Paul, 
Extrait (hi Journal * '* * de la Rrvolution ,\mericaine 1786, Jan. 1. 
p. 64. 

Dale, Sanuiel. .SWo/koi, V. S. S. "Alliance". See: Mlinnve, Roll of crew entitled to 
prize money 1785, Sep. 5. 

Dalson, .hihn. Seaman, U. S. ,S'. "Alliann;". See: Alliann', Poll of crew entitled 
to j>rize money 1785, Sep. 5. 

Daly, .huncs. Sanjeon, V. S. S. "Alliance". See: .Mliaiar, Poll of crew entitled to 
prize money 1785, Sep. 5. 

Dandridge, Dorothea Spotswood. See: Read, John K. to Jolni Paul .hiiic' 1778, 
Feb. 28. 

"Danaee". French ship of war. See: Jones, John Paul, Memorandum of tlie 
French fleet 1780?, Dec? 

Daniel, . French volunleer.', U. S. S. "Bon Ilonnne Richard" . See: Rosseau, 

Jean, Minutes of court martial 1779, July 30. 

Dare, , Lord. See: Daer. 

Darling, Alexander. Jioatsieain, U. S. S. "Alliance". See: Degge, James Arthur 
to John Paul Jones 1780, Feb. 19. Alliance, Roll of crew entitled to prize 
iniiney 1785, Sep. 5. 

"Dauphin Royel". French .'ihip ot' war. See: Jones, John Paul, Memorandum of 
the French fleet 1780?, Dec.? 

Daurvilliers, Louis Guillouet. See: D'Orvilliers. 

David, .John. See: Baird. 

Davis, John. Seaman, U. S. S. "Alliance". See: Stnrgis, AVilliam. Minutes of 
court martial of 1779, July 29. Alliance, Roll of crew entitled to jirize 
money 1785, Sep. 5. 

Dawson, Charles. .Survei/or of customs. Limerick, Ireland. See: AVallacc, John, 
Certificate of payment of duties 1779, Aug. 17-18. 

Dawson, . CapL, U. S. merchant marinef See: Gallagher, Bernanl to Julin 

Paul Jones 1776, Nov. 3. 

Day, Robert. Capl., British merchant brigantine " Fortune." See: Jones, John Paul 
to Donatien Leray de Chaumont 1779, Aug. 24. Jones, John Paul, Order.? 
to Antoine JNIil 1779, Aug. 24. 

Deal, Richard. See: Dale. 

"Deane". U. S. .'ihip of war. See: Parke, Mathew to John Paul Jones 1778, Fel). 
19. Gourlade & Moylan to John Paul Jones 1779, July 2. Jones, John 
Paul, Extrait du Journal * * * de la Revolution Americaine 1786, 
Jan. 1. pp. 96, 97, 98. 

Deane, Silas. United States commissioner to France. See: Livingston, Abraham to 
John Paul Jones 1777, Aug. 28. Letter to John Paul Jones, See: Franklin, 
Benjamin; Deane, Silas and Lee, Arthur to John Paul Jones 1777, Dec. 17. 
See: Frazer, John Gizzard to John Paul Jones 1777, Dec. 30. Letter to 
Jonathan Williams, See: Franklin, Benjamin; Deane, Silas and Lee, Arthur 
to Jonathan Williams 1778, Jan. 10. See: Jones, John Paul to Robert Mor- 
ris 1780, June 27. Letter to. See: Jones, John Paul 1780, Sep. 21. See: 
Jones, John Paul to Edward Bancroft 1780, Oct. 17. Jones, John Paul to 



230 INDEX. 

Deane, Silas — Continued. 

Charles Eugene Gabriel de La Croix, jMarquis de Castries 1784, Feb. 18. 
Jones, John Paul, Extrait du Journal * * * de la Revolution Am^ricaine 
1786, Jan. 1. pp. 13, 15. 

DeanifiUe, John & Son. See: Neufville, John de & Son. 

Dearing', Ebenezer. Capt., matross company, Piscataqua, iVcio Hampslure. Libel 
against the sloop Charming Sally, presented to Jonathan Brackett 1780, 
Mar. 20. 

Dedo, Charles. Marine, U. S. sloop of war "Dolphin". See: Dolphin, Muster roll of' 
1777, Apr.-June. 

"Defiance". Jamaica merchant hrigantine. See: Jones, John Paul to Robert Mor- 
ris 1776, Oct. 17. 

Degge, James Arthur. 3d lieut., U. S. sloop of war "Dolphin". See: Dolphin, Mus- 
ter roll of 1777, Apr.-June. Lieut., U. 8. S. "Alliance". See: Chaumont, 
Donatien Leray de to John Paul Jones 1779, May 24. Landais, Peter to 
John Paul Jones 1779, July 21, July 26. Towers, Robert, Proceedings of 
court martial in trial of 1779, July 2S-Aug. 2. Atwood, John, Minutes of 
court martial 1779, July 29. Johnson, Elisha, Minutes of court martial 
1779, July 29. Sturgis, AVilliam, Minutes of court martial 1779, July 29. 
Williams, John, Minutes of court martial 1779, July 29. Rosseau, Jean, 
Minutes of court martial 1779, July 30. jMoIntyre, John, IMinutes of court 
martial 1779, July 31. Robinson, Robert, Sentence of court martial in case 
of 1779, Aug. 8. Orders to, See: Landais, Peter 1779, Oct. 10. Jones, 
John Paul 1779, Oct. 21. Landais, Peter 1779, Oct. 22. See: Dumas, 
Charles William Frederick to John Paul Jones 1779, Dec. 19. Bragg, 
James, Petition to John Paul Jones 1780, Feb. 2. Letter to John Paul 
Jones 1780, Feb. 19. Jones, John Paul to Benjamin Franklin 1780, 
Feb. 25. Groube, Beaumont to Thomas Bell 1780, May 3. Stubbs, Ben- 
jamin to John Paul Jones 1780, June 26. Jones, John Paul to Edward 
Bancroft 1780, June 27. Lieut., U. S. nary. See: Jones, John Paul, 
Answers to questions propounded bj' the Admiralty Board 1781, Mar. 1. 
Alliance, Roll of crew entitled to prize money 1785, Sep. 5. 

Delap, Samuel. Merchant, Bordeaux. See: Frazer, John Gizzard to John Paul 
Jones 1777, Dec. 30. Williams, Jonathan to John Paul Jones 1778, Apr. 2. 

"Delaware". U. S. ship of xcar. See: United States, Continental Congress, Estab- 
lishment of the rank of Captains in the Navy 1776, Oct. 10. 

"Delia". [Aimee Adele de Telison?] Letter to John Paul Jones 1780?, May? 
l^two), Aug. 22, Aug.? May-Sep.? (three). See: Jones, John Paul, Copy of a 
song 1780?, May-Sep.? Letter to. See: Jones, John Paul 1781, Dec. 25. 

Denmark, Crown, Christian VII, King. See: Franklin, Benjamin to Andreas 
Peder, Count Bernstorff 1779, Dec. 22. Franklin, Benjamin to John Paul 
Jones 1785, July 21. United States, Continental Congress, Resolve 1787, 
Oct. 25. Jefferson, Thomas to John Paul Jones 1788, Jan. 24. Jones, John 
Paul to Thomas Jefferson 1788, Mar. 11, Mar. 18. Jones, John Paul to 
IMarie Jean Paul Joseph Roche Yves Gilbert du Motier, Marquis de Lafay- 
ette 1788, June 15/26. Jones, John Paul, Extrait du Journal * * * de 
la Revolution Am^ricaine 1786, Jan. 1. p. 47. 

Derby, Richard Jr. Owner, mercliant brig "Kingston Packet". Notice to Esek 
Hopkins, See: Tillinghast, Daniel to John Paul Jones 1777, June 28. 

Deshon, John.' Member, Navy board. Continental Congress. Signature, See: United 
States, Continental Congress, Navy Board, Eastern Division to John Paul 
Jones 1777, Sep. 4, Sep. 12. 



INDEX. 



231 



Desneufville, Joliii do. See: Neufville. 

Desoteux, Franeois? (Same as Dezoteux?) See: Nicolson, William to John Paul 
Jones 1780, Nov. 18. 

"De Verwagting". See: "VeririKjting". 

Dezoteux, Franroin? an.l Dumas, Mathieu?, Comte. I-etter to John Panl Jones 
1783?, Feb.'.' 

"Diamond". If. J/. Ship of War. ;Memorandum resanlinf;, Sec: Jone-iJ, John 
Paul 1777, Jan. 1.5. • See: Jones, John Paul to Robert Morris 1777, Jan. 21. 

Diamond, John. Seaman, C. S. S. "Alliance". See: Atliatia; Roll of crew entitled 
to prize money 178.5, Sep. 5. 

Dick, Alexander. .l/"<i,;., Viriji)ua militia. See: Gilbank, John to John Paul Jones 
1779, Feb. 23. Volunteer on V. S. S. "Bon Homme Richard". Letter to, See: 
Jones, John Paul 1779, Feb. 26. See: Amiel, Peter to John Paul Jones 
1779, Apr. 9. Frazer, John Gizzard to John Paul Jones 1779, Apr. 17. Let- 
ter to John Paul Jones 1779, Apr. 19. See: Lee, Arthur, to John Paul 
Jones 1779, May 8. 

Dick, James, iridxhipman, formerhi of U. S. S. " Le:ci ngion " . Certificate respecting, 
See: Dale, Richard, Certificate respecting Henry Laurence and James 
Dick 1782, June 27. 

Dickenson, AVilliam. See: Dickson. 

Dickson, .John. Seaman, V. S. S. "Alliance". See: ^//rnijcc. Roll of crew entitled 
to prize money 1785, Sep. 5. 

Dickson, William. Capt., II. M. S. "Greyhound". See: Neif, Ary de. Deposition 
17S0, Aug. 4. 

Digg'es, James Arthur. See: Degge. 

Diggs, James. See: Degge, James Arthur. 

Dillaway, Arthur. S<iilinr/-mai!ier U. S. sloop of war "Dolphin". See: Dolphin, 
Muster roll of 1777, Apr.-June. 

Dillon. Arthur, Count. Mqj. gen., Dillon's Irish regiment, French arnvj. See: 
Jones, John Paul to Thomas Jefferson 1787, Oct. 24. 

"Dimond". II. M. ship of var. See: Diamond. 

Dinoal, Lewis. Seaman, V. S. sloop of ivar "Dolphin". See: Dolphin, Muster 
roll of 1777, Apr.-June. 

Diraud, John. Se<iman, U.S. S. "Alliance". See: Alliance, Roll of crew entitled 
to prize money 1785, Sep. 5. 

Disoe, John. Carpenter's mate, U. S. sloop of var "Dolphin". See: Dolphin, 
Muster roll of 1777, Apr.-June. 

Dixon, . riiiisician. See: Jones, John Paul, Memorandum of articles pur- 
chased 1780?, Dec? Jones, John Paul, Account with various persons 
1780?, Dec? 

Dobbie, John. See: Dobie. 

Dobbs, William. Lieut., British navy. Letter to. See: Black, John & Co. 1778, 
ilay 19. 

Dobel, Joseph. Lieut., V. S. nary. Letter to John Paul Jones 1777, July 2. See: 
United States, Continental Congress, Navy Board, Eastern Di^•ision to John 
Paul Jones 1777, Sep. 12. 

Dobie, John. Quartermaster, U. S. marines. See: Manley, John to John Paul Jones 
1777, Feb. .5. Manley, John to the Council of War of Rhode Island 1777, 
May 30. Manley, John to John Paul Jones 1777, June 1, June 9. 



232 INDEX. 

Doill, Jean. Seainan, U. S. & "Alliance". See: .li/iaopc, Roll of crew entitled to 

prize money 1785, Sep. 5. 
"Dolphin". V. S. sloop of u-ar, lieut. Samuel yichohon. " Jluster roll * * * 

for April, May and June 1777." See: United States, Continental Congress, 

Resolve on the memorial of Samuel Nicholson 1788, July 2. Nicholson, 

Samuel to Benjamin Walker 1788, Aug. 2. 
"Dolphin". Britisli, merchant xhlp. See: Ross, John to John Paul Jones 1778, 

yiny 19. 
Dominique, . Cook, U. S. sloop of war "Dolphin". See Dolphin. Muster 

roll of 1777, Apr. -June. 
Donahoe, Thomas. Seaman, U. S. S. "Alfred". See: Hopkins, Esek, Order to 

John Paul Jones 1776, Oct. 22. 
Dorter, Xathan. Seaman, F. S. S. "Alliance". See: Alliance, Roll of crew entitled 

to prize money 1785, Sep. 5. 
Dory, . Capt., . See: Gallagher, Bernard to John Paul Jones 1776, 

Nov. 2. 
Douggral, Cumberland, of Baltimore. See: Jones, John Paul to Robert IMorris. 

1777, Jan. 16. 

Douglace, William. " D. Ca.v." and controller of customJi, Limerick, Ireland. See: 

Wallace, John, Certificate of payment of duties 1779, Aug. 17-18. 
Down, John. Seaman, U. S. S. "Alliance". See: Landais, Peter to John Paul 

Jones 1780, June 29. See also: "Jack". 
Do-wner, Eliphalet. Surgeon V. S- sloop of u-ar "Dolphin". See: Dolpihin, minster 

roll of 1777, Apr.-June. 
Downes, Johnny. Apprentice, U. S. S. "Banger". See: "Jack". 
Downing, John. Seaman, U. S. S. "Alliance". See: ,-l?/i«HCf, Roll of crew entitled 

to prize money 1785, Sep. 5. 
Dowville. See: D'Arvoilles. 
Doyle, John. See: Doill, Jean. 
"Drake". H. J/, sloop of war. See: Jones, John Paul to the Countess of Selkirk 

1778, May 8. Cullam, David to John Paul Jones 1778, May 19. Adams, 
John; Lee, Arthur and Franklin, Benjamin to John Paul Jones 1778, ]\Iay 
25. Jones, John Paul, Extract to the Amr. Plenipotentiaries at the Court 
of Versailles 1778, jNIay 27. Towers, Robert, Proceedings of court martial 
in trial of 1779, July 28-Aug. 2. Jones, John Paul to Edward Bancroft 

1778, Aug. 14. Jones, John Paul to Benjamin Franklin, John Adams and 
Arthur Lee 1778, Aug. 15. Jones, John Paul, Certificate of service of Ben- 
jamin Hill 1778, Aug. 18. Jones, John Paul to Edward Bancroft 1778, 
Aug. 21. Jones, John Paul to John Ross 1778, Aug. 23. Jones, John Paul 
to Jonathan Williams 1778, Aug. 23. Ross, John to John Paul Jones 1778, 
Sep. 1. Jones, John Paul to Jonathan Williams 1778, Sep. 11, Oct. 20. 
Jones, John Paul to John Ross 1778, Oct. 26-29. Bell, Thomas to John 
Paul Jones 1778, Nov. 3. Jones, John Paul to Jonathan Williams 1778, 
Nov. 5. Ross, John to John Paul Jones 1778, Nov. 8. Whitall, Joseph to 
John Paul Jones 1778, Dec. 4. Williams, Jonathan to John Paul Jones 

1779, Apr. 22, Apr. 29. Jones, John Paul to John Welsh 1779, May 19. 
Alavrez?, Pierre Louis sr. to John Paul Jones 1779, Dec. 20. Jones, John 

Paul, Certificate of service of J Meijer 1780, 'Sla.r. 5. Jones, John Paul, 

Answers to cjuestions propounded by the Admiralty Board 1781, ■Mar. 1. 
Jones, John Paul, Extrait du Journal * * * de la Revolution Am(5ricaine 
1786, Jan. 1. pp. 20, 26, 27, 28. 



INDEX. 233 

Drew, . Mii?.>i. See: Jones, John Paul to Alexainler Siiiitli. 1779, Xov. 2. 

Dryburugh, . Capl., French coiisti-i: See: Jones, John Paul to Benjamin 

Franklin 17S0, Mar. 14. Franklin, Benjamin to John Paul Jones 1780, 
Mar. :!1. 

Duane, James. ,\V"' Turk dehyate to Continenhd Coikjiyxh. See: Banerc.ft, IC.lward 
to .lohn Paul Jones 1783, Oct. 27. 

Duane, Thomas. See: I'urue. 

Du Bois, Henry. <,/ AniKlcnhnn. See: Trefrlolin, Philiii to John Paul Jones 1779, 
I>ei-. U. 

Dubois, . See: Kieuse, to John Paul Jones 1780, INIay 10. 

"Due de Bourgogne". French .«hip ofv:ar. See: La Vendahl, Comte de to John 
Paul Jones 1780, May? 23. Jones, John Paul, Memoramlum of the French 
fleet 1780". Dee.? 

"Due de Mouchy". French ship. See: Williams, Jonathan to John Paul Jones 
177S, Per. 1. 

Du Chauffault, . c<iphihi, French ndvij. See; C'armichael, AVilliani to John 

T'anl Jones 1778, Feb. 13. Capt., French i^hip of lear " Couromme" . See: 
Jones, John Paul, Memorandum of the French fleet 1780?, Dec? 

Duffield, B . See: Chaumont, Donatien Leray to John Paul .Tones 177!t, June 

7. July lit. 

"Duke", r. .v. merrhunt lirlgantine. See: Ariel, Officers of, Declaration 1780, 
Oct. r.i. 

"Duke of Leinster". V. S. merchant brigantine. See: Ariel, Officers of. Declara- 
tion 1780, (let. 13. Jones, John Paul. Answers to questions propounded 
by the Ailmiralty Board 1781, Mar. 1. 

Dumas, Charles William Frederick. United States secret agent in Holland. See: 
Jones, John Paul to John de Neufville & Son 1779, Oct. 5. Jones, John 
Paul to I'aul Francois de Quelen, Due de I>a Vauguyon 1779, Oct. 5. 
Boss, John to John Paul Jones 1779, Oct. 5. Letter to John Paul Jones 
1779, Oct. 11, Oct. 18 {Enclosed is letter of 1779, Sep. 24, .from Donatien 
Leray de Chaumont to Dumas). See: Jones, John Paul to John de Neuf- 
ville & Son 1779, Oct. 18. Xeufville, John de & Son to John Paul Jones 
1779, Oct. 18. Letter to John Paul Jones 1779, Oct. 21 (two). See: Xeuf- 
ville, John de & Son to John Paul Jones 1779, Oct. 21. Jones, John Paul to 
John Dirck, Baron Vander Capellen 1779, Oct. 22. Neufville, John de & Son 
to John Paul Jones 1779, Oct. 23. Letterto John Paul Jones 1779, Oct. 2.5, 
Oct. 28. See: Neufville, John de & Son to John Paul Jones 1779, Oct. 28. 
Letter to John Paul Jones 1779, Oct. .30. Letter to, See: Jones, John Paul 
1779, Xov. 1. See: Jones, John Paul to John de Neufville & Son 1779, 
Nov. 3. Letter to. See: Jones, John Paul 1779, Nov. 5. See: Jones, John 
Paul to John de Xeufville & Son 1779, Dec. 7. Letter to John Paul Jones 
1779, Dec. 13. Letterto, See: Jones, John Paul 1779, Dec. 13. See: Jones, 
John Paul to John de Xeufville & Son 1779, Dee. 13. Letter to John Paul 
Jones 1779, Dec. 14. See: Xeufville, John de & Son to John Paul 
Jones 1779, Dec. 14, Dee. 15, Dec. 17. Letter to. See: Jones, John Paul 
1779, Feb. [Dec.?] 17. See: Xeufville, John de & Son to John Paul Jones 
1779, Dec. 18. Letter to John Paul Jones 1779, Dec. 19. See: Xeufville, 
John de & Son to John Paul Jones 1779, Dee. 20. Letter to. See: Jones, 
John Paul 1779, Dec. 27. See: Jones, John Paul to John de Xeufville 
& Son 1779, Dec. 27. Letter to. See: Jones, John Paul 1780, Jan. 16. 
See: Jones, John Paul to John de Xeufville & Son 1780, Jan. 16. Letter 
to Peter Van Bleiswyck 1780, Mar. 11. Letter to John Paul Jones 1780, 



234 iifDEX. 

Dumas, Charles "U'lUiam Frederick — Continued. 

Mar. 11?, Mar. 15. See: Franklin, Benjamin to John Paul Jonea 1780, 
Apr. 1. Letter to John Paul Jones 1780, May 26. Letter to. See: Jones, 
John Paul 1780, Sep. 8. Attestation to truth of statement, See: Van 
Berekel, E. P., Statement regarding the cruise of John Paul Jones 1784, 
Mar. 10. See: Jones, John Paul, Extrait du Journal * * * de la Revo- 
lution Americaine 1786, Jan. 1. p. 66. 

Dumas, ]\ladame. See: Junes, John Paul to Charles "William Frederick Dumas 
1780, Sep. 8. 

Dumas, Mathieu, Comte. See: Jones, Jolm Paul to ^Marie Jean Paul Joseph Roche 
Yves Gilbert du Motier, Marquis de Lafayette 1788, June 15/26. See also: 
Dezoteux, Francois, and Dumas, IMathieu. 

Dumphy, \Yalter. Seaman, V. S. S. "Alliance". See: Alliance. Roll of crew entitled 
to prize money 1785, Sep. 5. 

Dunlap, John. See: Dunlop. 

Dunlap, . U. iS. commercial agent'' See: Jones, John Paul, Answers to ques- 
tions propounded by the Admiralty Board 1781, JIar. 1. 

Dunlop, John. Captain. See: Tillinghast, Daniel to John Paul Jones 1777, Jan. 
17. Jones, John Paul to Daniel Tillinghast 1777, Jan. 20. 

Duiim.ore, John IMurray, Earl. Loyalist goveiTior of Virginia. See: Jones, John 
Paul, Extrait du Journal » * * de la Revolution Americaine, 1786, 
Jan. 1. p. 2. 

Du Pavilion, , Chevalier. Late capt., French ship of war " Ti-iomi^hard" . See: 

Jones, John Paul, Memorial to Robert Morris 1783, Oct. 10. 

Du Plessis, . Merchatit?, Brest. Letter to. See: Montaudoiiin Freres 1778, 

3Iar. 19. 

Du Plessis-Pascault, . Capt., French ship of war "Roland". See: Jones, 

John Paul, Memorandum of the French fleet 1780?, Dec? 

"Duras", hiter the "Bon Homme Richard". See: Moylan, James to John Paul 
Jones 1778, Nov. 10. Jones, John Paul to John Ross 1778, Nov. 23. 
Jones, John Paul to James Moylan 1778, Nov. 25, Nov. 30. Jones, John 
Paul to Donatien Leray de Chauraont 1778, Dec. 7, Dec. 11. Jones, John 
Paul to John Ross 1778, Dec. 14. Jones, Jolin Paul to Jonathan Williams 

1778, Dec. 16. Jones, John Paul to Edward Bancroft 1778, Dec. 18. 
Jones, John Paul to Donatien Leray de Chaumont 1778, Dec. 18. Jones, 
John Paul to Jonathan Williams 1778, Dec. 21. Jones, John Paul to 
Donatien Leray de Chaumont 1779, Jan. 1. Jones, John Paul to John Ross 

1779, Jan. 2. Chaumont, Donatien Leray de to John Paul Jones 1779, 
Jan. 2. Jones, John Paul to Donatien Leray de Chaumont 1779, Jan. 6. 
Sartine, Antoine Raymond Jean Gualbert Gabriel de to John Paul Jones 
1779, Feb. 4. See also: Bon Homme Richard. 

Durne, Thomas. Seaman, U. S. S. "Alliance". See: ^■IH^mpg, Roll of crew entitled 

to prize money 1785, Sep. 5. 
Dutau, A , Jr. Letter to John Paul Jones 1780, May 16. 



'Eagle". U. S. prirateer schooner. See: Tillinghast, Daniel to John Paul Jones 
1777, Jan. 17. Jones, John Paul to the ilarine Committee, Continental 
Congress 1777, Jan. 21. Tillinghast, Daniel to John Paul Jones 1777, 
Jan. 23. Hopkins, Esek to Jones, John Paul Jones 1777, Jan. 28. Manley, 



INDEX. 235 

"Eagle" — Ciintinued. 

John to John Paul Jones 1777, Feb. 5. Jones, John Paul to Robert Morris 

1777, Feb. 10. Hopkins, Esek to John Paul Jone.s 1777, Feb. 11. Jones, 
Jolm Paul to Donatien Leray de Chauniont 1779, An;;. IS. Tillinf;liast, 
Daniel to John Paul Jones 1782, Nov. 3; 1783, June 11'. 

Earl, WiUiaui. Maxlcr, ('. S. liriij "Providence". Memorial to Capt. Hoysted 

Ilaeker, See: Thaxter, Adam W. and others, ^Memorial to Hoysted Hacker 

1776, Nov. 14. 
"Ebenezer". Caiisij srlwdinr. See: Jones, John Paul In U..liert Morris 1776, 

Oet. 17. 
Ebert, , Mrs. of Bethlehem, Pennsylranin. See: Wharton, Samuel to Jcilm I'uul 

Jones 1783, Aug. 13. 
Edes-Herbert, ; Miss. See: Jones, John Paul to Comtesse de Bourbon de La 

N'endalil 1780, June 7, July 14. Genet, Fran(;ois de to John Paul Jones 

1780, July 30. Jones, John Paul to Francois de Genet 1780, Aug. it. 
Edouard, Ebezer. Seaman, U. S. S. "Alliance" . See: Alliance, Roll of crew entitled 

to jirize money 1785, Sep. 5. 
Edwards, ICbenezer. See: Edouard, Ebezer. 
"Efiangham". V. S. ship of war. See: United States, Continental Congress. Estab- 

lislunent of rank of Captains in the Navy 1776, Oct. 10. 
Ehlenwood, Thomas. Jsl lievi., marines, U. S. S. "Alliance". See: Jones, John 

Paul, Regulations 1780, Jan. 3. Alliance, Roll of crew entitled to prize 

money 1785, Sep. 5. 
Einoni, Samuel. See: Halm, Samuel. 

Ellery, William. Cummis.wner, Admiralty board, Continental Congre.^.'!. Signature. 

See: United States, Continental Congress, Admiralty Board to John Paul 

Jones 1781, Mar. 11, Mar. 21, June 4. 
Elliot, Hugh. British minister to Denmark. See: Jones, John Paul to Ivlarie Jean 

Paul Joseph Roche Yves Gilbert du Mortier, Manpiis de Lafayette 1788, 

June 1.5/26. 
liott, J(jhn. Ex-lieut., marine.% U. -S'. S. " Repri.-<al" . Certificate to James Read 

1778, Nov. 24. 

Ellis, Richard. Continental agent, yeirhern, North Carolina. See: United States, 

Continental Congress, Resolve 1776, Apr. 23. 
Ellis, Robert. .Seaman, U. S. S. "Alliance". See: Alliance, Roll of crew entitled to 

prize money 1785, Sep. 5. 
Ellwood, Thomas. See: Ehlenwood. 

Embleton, Robert. Quartermaster, U. ,S. S. "Alliance". See: .IHioiiC*-, Roll of crew 

entitled to prize money 1785, Sep. 5. 
Emom, Samuel. See: Halm, Samuel. 
Ensign, David. Seaman, U. S. S. " Ilaiicock" . See: McNeill, Hector, Order to John 

Paul Jones 1777, May 7. 

"Epervier". French brig of war. See: Jones, John Paid to Edward Bancroft 
1778, Aug. 14, Aug. 21. Jones, John Paul to Jonathan Williams 1778, 
Aug. 23. Jones, John Paul to Charles Henri Nicolas Othon, Prince de 
Nassau-Siegen 1778, Aug. 24. Jones, John Paul to Edward Bancroft 
1778, Aug. 24. Jones, John Paul to Louis Philippe Joseph, Due de Chartres 
1778, Sep. 9. 



236 INDEX. 

Epet, John. Boaim-ain's mate, V. S. S. "AWance". See: Alliance, Roll of crew 

entitled to prize money 1785, Sep. 5. 
Ernoin, Samuel. See: Halm, Samuel. 
"Espiegle". French ship of war. See: Jones, John Paul, Memorandum of French 

fleet 1780?, Dec? 
D'Estaign, Charles Hector, Comte. Vice-admiral, French naiy. See: Jones, John 
Paul to Antoine Raymond Jean Gualbert Gabriel de Sartine 1778, Sep. 13. 
Jones, John Paul to Edward Bancroft 1778, Oct. 4. Jones, John Paul to 
Xouis Alexandre, Due de La Rochefaucauld? 1778, Oct. 9. Whitall, Joseph 
to John Paul Jones 1778, Dec. 4. Bancroft, Edward to John Paul Jones 
1779, Feb. 23. Dumas, Charles William Frederick to John Paul Jones 
1779, Oct. 30. Jones, John Paul to John de Xeufville & Sou 1779, Dec. 15. 
Jones, John Paul, Answer to questions propounded by Admiralty Board 

1781, Mar. 1. Morris, Robert to the President of the Continental Congress 

1782, Nov. 29. Jones, John Paul to Charles Eugene Gabriel de La Croix, 
Marquis de Castries 1784, Feb. 18. Jones, John Paul, Certificate to Edward 
Stack 1785, Apr. 13. Endorsement of a certificate. See: Jones, John Paul, 
Certificate to Edward Stack 1785, Apr. ? Letter to John Paul Jones 1785, 
Dec. 18. See: Jones, John Paul, Extrait du Journal * * * de la Revo- 
lution Am<''ricaine 1786, Jan. 1. pp. 108, 109, 126. Jones, John Paul to 
Thomas Jefferson 1788, Aug. 29/Sep. 9. 

D'Eusbach, Princesse Donairiere de Nassau Saarbriick, Comtesse. See: Nassau 

Saarbriick, Princesse Donairiere de. 
Evans, Evan. Seaman, U. S. S. "Alliance". See: Alliance, Roll of crew entitled to 

prize money 1785, Sep. 5. 
"Eveille". French ship of war. See: Jones. John Paul, Memorandum of the 



French fleet 1780?, Dec? 



F 



Fairholm, Thomas. See: Jones, John Paul, Memorandum of articles purchased 

1780?, Dec? Jones, John Paul, Account with various persons 1780?, Dec? 
Falconer, Thomas? Capt., U. S. navy. See: Jones, John Paul to Robert ^Morris 

1777, Jan. 16. 
Ealton, Andrew. See: Jones, John Paul to John Ross 1778, Aug. 23. Ross, John 

t(i John Paul Jones 1778, Sep. 1. 
Fanning, Nathaniel. Midshipman, U. S. S. "Alliance" . See: Jones, John Paul, 

Regulations 1780, Jan. 3. Groube, Beaumont to Thomas Bell 1780, May 3. 
"Fantasque". French ship of war. See: Brown, John, to John Paul Jones 1782, 

Apr. 5. Jones, John Paul, Extrait du Journal * * * de la Revolution 

AmericaJne 1786, Jan. 1. p. 110. 
FarmanP, John. See: Sarnam. 
Farnam?, John. See: Sarnam. 
"Favorite". West Indian merchant brigantine. See: Jones, John Paul to Robert 

Morris 1776, Oct. 17. 
"Favorite". Brilishf merchant, hrig. See: Gallagher, Bernard to John Paul Jones 

1777, Jan. 18. 
Pearam, James. Seaman, V. S. S. "Alliance". See: Alliance, Roll of crew entitled 

to prize money 1785, Sep. 5. 
Fears, John. See: Gallagher, Bernard to John Paul Jones. 1776, Nov. 3. 



INDEX. 237 

Fegers Freres. }ferrlia)it.i.', Bordi'iiu.r. Sec: Williams, Jonathan to John I'aiil 

Jones 177S, l)c<-. 1. 
Felix Hall Plantation. See; Jones, John I'anl, Aecount with various persona 

1780?, Dei-.? 
"Fendant". J'Wnrh xlilp of ii:ar. See: Jones, John Panl, ^Menioranduni of the 

French fleet 1780?, Dec.? 
Fenwick, (ieorge. Qumiirmn-iili-); C. S. .S'. ^' Allianrr". See: Alliance, Roll of cri'W 

entitled to prize money 1785, Sep. 5. 
Ferant, . I'elli/ officerf, V. S. S. "Ranger". See: Cnlloni, David to John Paul 

Jones 1778, May 21. 
Ferguson, . See: Jones, John Paul to Stuart Mawey 1777, May 4. Jones, 

John Paul to Thomas Scott 1779, Oct. 30. Scott, Thomas to John Paul 

Jones 1779, Nov. 19. Jones, John Paul, Account with various persona 

1780?, Dec? 

Field, Isaac. < 'apt., prh-ateer schooner " Ear/le". See: Hopkins, Esek to John Paul 
Jones 1777, Jan. 28. 

Filkin, Richard, ^^(!.^<llijnnall, BrUI.'ili navi/. Letter to John Paul Jones 1779, 
Dec. 17. 

Finlay, Sir Roljert. Hanker, Bordeau.r. See: Jones, ,Tohn Paul to John Bondlield 
1779, Apr. 2. Letter to John Paul Jones 1779, Apr. 10. Letter to. See: 
Jones, John Paul 1779, July 28. See: Jones, John Paul to John Bondfield 
1779, Xov. 2. Jones, John Paul to Benjamin Franklin 1780, Mar. 0. 

Fisher, . Capt., Britixli merchant ship " Betseij" . See: Jones, .John Paul to 

Benjamin Franklin 1780, Feb. 2.5. 

Fitzgerald, John. Seaman, U. S. S. "Alliance". See: .U/i'nfv, Roll of crew entitled 

to prize money 1785, Sep. 5. 
Fitzgerald, Thomas. Ma.iter' s mate, U.S.navij. Memorandum to John Paul Jones, 

See: AVhite, Thomas and four others. Memorandum to John Paul Jones 

1779?, Feb.? See: Landais, Peter to John Paul Jones 1779, July 21. 

Alliance, Roll of crew entitled to prize money 1785, Sep. 5. 
"Fitz Jacques". Frenclt ship. See: Jones, John Paul to John Ross 1779, Jan. 

2. Jones, John Paul to Donatien Leray de Chaumont 1779, Jan. 6. 
Fitz-Maurice, . Chevalier de. Capt., ^yal■^<l^\1 Jn.s/i rec/iment, French armij. 

Letter to John Paul Jones 1779, Feb. 5, Mar. 1, Mar., Jlay 20. 

Fitzsimmons, . See: Bancroft, Edward to John Paul Jones 1783, Oct. 27. 

Flaherty, Barth(il(iniew. Carpenter, U. S. sloop of war "Dolphin". See: Dolphin, 

Muster roll of 1777, Apr.-June. 
Flecther, Samuel. See: Fletcher. 

Fleming, Charles, of Yirrjinia. See: Read, John K. to Jolm Paul Jones 1778, 
Fell. 28. 

Flemming, Ungues. Seaman, V. S. S. "Alliance". See: Alliance, Roll of crew 
entitled to prize money 1785, Sep. 5. 

Fletcher, Samuel. Seaman, U. S. S. "Bon Homme Richard". See: Jones, ,Tohn 
Paul, Orders to Richard Dale 1779, :\lay 25. 

Flooker, . See: Jones, John Paul, Account with various persons 1780?, Dec? 

•' Flora ". ir. }f. .ihip of war. See: Jones, John Paul to the President of the Con- 
tinental Congress 1779, Dec. 7. 

"Flore". Frenclishipofwar. See: Jones, John Paul, Kxtraitdu .Journal * * * 
de la Revolution Americaine 1786, Jan. 1. p. 8. 



238 INDEX. 

"Fly", r. S. schooner of u'ar. See: Jones, John Paul to Joseph Hewes 1776, 
Apr. 14, May 19. . United States, Continental Congress, EstabUshment of 
the rank of Captains in the Xavy 1776, Oct. 10. 

Flyny, Edward. Seaman, U. S. S. "Alliance" . See: Alliance, Roll of crew entitled 
to prize money 1785, Sep. 5. 

Ford, Hezekiah. Private necretary to Arilinr Lee. Letter to John Paul Jones 1779, 
Feb. 2. • 

Forrister, John. Seaman, U. S. S. " Alliance" . See: -IHmmr, Roll of crew entitled 
to prize money 1785, Sep. 5. 

"Fortune". Brili.ih merchant brigantine. See: Jones, John Paul to Donatien Leray 
de Chaumont 1779, Aug. 24. Jones, John Paul, Orders to Antoine Mil 
1779, Aug. 24. .Tones, John Paul to Benjamin Franklin 1779, Oct. 3. 
Jones, John Paul to Charles Eugene Gabriel de La Croix, Marquis de Cas- 
tries 1785, July 10? 

Foster, Robert. Merchant, Dnhlin. See: Landais, Peter to John Paul Jones 1779, 
July 2. 

Foxirniez, , Chevalier de. Letter to John Paul Jones 1779, Fell. 7. 

"Fox". L\ S. sloop? of war. See: Jones, John Paul, Extract of a letter to Benja- 
min Franklin 1778, Sep. 18. Jones, John Paul to Edward Bancroft 1778, 
Oct. 4. Jones, John Paul to Joseph AVhitall 1778, Nov. 21. 

Fox, Charles James. Secretary of state for foreign affairs. Great Britain. See: Whar- 
ton, Samuel to John Paul Jones 1783, Aug. 18. 

Fox, Isaac. Capt., British merchant brigantine "Active". See: Jones, John Paul to 
Robert Smith 1776, Nov. 12. Jones, John Paul, Note of the time of mate- 
rial occurrences during the Alfred's cruise 1776, Dec. 10. Jarvis, Leonard, 
to John Paul Jones 1777, June 23. 

Fraker, John. Seaman, U. S. S. "Alliance". See: Alliance, Roll of crew entitled 
to prize money 1785, Sep. 5. 

Framery, Nicolas? Etienne? Secretary, French legation at Copenhagen. Letter to 
John Paul Jones 1788, May 3. 

France, Crown, Louis XVI, King. See: Jones, John Paul to Louis Alexandre, Due 
de La Rochefaucauld 1778, Oct. 9. Jones, John Paul to Edward Bancroft 
1778, Oct. 16. Letter to. See: Jones, John Paul 1778, Oct. 19. See: Jones, 
John Paul to Benjamin Franklin 1778, Oct. 19. Jones, John Paul to Wil- 
liam Temple Franklin 1778, Oct. 19. Jones, John Paul to "Madame" 
MaTie Adelaide de Bourbon- Penthievre, Duchesse de Chartres 1 778, Oct. 
19. Jones, John Paul to William Temple Franklin 1778, Oct. 19, Oct. 28. 
Jones, John Paul to Edward Bancroft 1778, Nov. 11. Chaumont, Donatien 
Leray de to John Paul Jones 1779, Jan. 2. Sartine, Antoine Raymond 
Jean Gualbert Gabriel de to John Paul Jones 1779, Feb. 4. Jones, John 
Paul to Antoine Raymond Jean Gualbert Gabriel de Sartine 1779, Feb. 6, 

Fitz-Maurice, , Chevalier de to John Paul Jones 1779, Mar. 1. Jones, 

John Paul to Antoine Raymond Jean Gualbert Gabriel de Sartine 1779, 
!Ma}' 1. Lafayette, Marie Jean Paul Joseph Roche Yves Gilbert ilu ilotier, 
Marquis de to John Paul Jones 1779, May 22. Walsh-Serrant, Francois 
Jacques, Comte de to Edward Stack 1779, Nov. 25. La Yauguyon, Paul 
Francois de Quelen, Due de to John Paul Jones 1779, Dec. 2. Montbarey, 
Alexander INIarie Lenorde Saint jMauris, Prince de to Edward Stack 1779, 
Dec. 12. La Vauguyon, Paul Fran(;ois de Quelen, Due de to John Paul 
Jones 1779, Dec. 21. Sartine, Antoine Raymond Jean Gualbert Gabriel de 
to the President of the Continental Congress 1780, Jlay 30. Sartine, Antoine 
Raymond Jean Gualbert Gabriel de to John Paul Jones 1780, June 28. 
Jones, John Paul to Antoine Raymond Jean Gualliert Gabriel de Sartine 



INDEX. 23U 

France, (.'rown, Lduis \VI, King — C'ontinucil. 

17.S0, July 10. Joni'S, Jolm Paul to Comtesse de Bourbon de La Vendjihl 
17S0, July 14. Jonos, John Paul to Kdxvard Bancroft 1780, July 17. Jones, 
John Paul to William Carniichacl 17S0, Aug. 21'. I'nited States, Conti- 
nental Congress, Resolution regarding the bravery of John Paul Jones 1781, 
Feb. 27. Jones, John Paul to Charles William Fre<lerick Dumas 1780, 
Rep. 8. Jones, John Paul to Comtesse de Bourbon de La Vendahl 1780, Seji. 
21. .lones, John Paul, Answers to questions propounded by the Admiralty 
Hoard 1781, >Lir. 1. Jones, John Paul, Memorial to Robert Morris 17.s:i, 
Oct. 10. Jones, John Paul to Charles Eugene Gabriel de La Croix, iMartjuis 
de Castries 1784, Feb. 18, May? 2.5. Segur, Louis Philipi)e Joseph, Conite 
de to Edward Stack 178.5, Feb. 27. Jones, John Paul, Certificate to I-^dward 
Stack 1785, Apr. 13. Copy of Journal presented to. See: Jones, John Paul, 
Extrait du Journal * * * de la Revolution Americaine 1786, Jan. 1. 
Letter to, See; United States, Continental Congress 1787, Oct. Id. Jones, 
John Paul to Thomas Jefferson 1788, Aug. 29/Sep. 9. 

France, United States Commissioners to. See: United States, Continental Congress, 
Commissioners to France. 

De Franconville, . Letter to John Paul Jones 1780, May 20. 

Frankford, John. Pell //officer?, U. S. S. "Alliiince". See: Jones, John Paul, Regu- 
lations 1780, Jan. 3. 

Franklin, Benjamin. V. S. commissioner to France. See: Wenilell, John to John 
Paul Jones 1777, Oct. 29. Letter to John Paul Jones, See: Adams, John; 
Lee, Arthur and Franklin, Benjamin to John Paul Jones 1778, ilay 25. 
Letter to. See: Jones, John Paul 1778, June 1. See: Jones, John Paul to 
George Washington 1778, Aug. 6. Jones, John Paul to Edward Bancroft 
1778, Aug. 14, Aug. 21. Letter to. See; Jones, John Paul 1778, Aug. 24. 
Extract of letter to. See: Jones, John Paul 1778, Sep. 4. See: Jones, John 
Paul to John Ross 1778, Sep. 6. Jones, John Paul to Edwanl Bancroft 
1778, Sep. 9. Jones, John Paul to Louis Philippe Josei)h, Due de Chartres 
1778, Sep. 9. Jones, John Paul to Jonathan Williams 1778, Sep. 11. Jones, 
John Paul to Antoine Raymond Jean Gualbert Ciabriel de Sartine 1778, 
Sep. 13. Jones, John Paul to Donatien Leray de Chaumont 1778, Sep. 16. 
Extract of a letter to, See: Jones, John Paul 1778, Sep. 18. See: Jones, 
John Paul to Louis Philippe Joseph, Due de Chartres 1778, Sep. 21. Jones, 
John Paul to Edward Bancroft 1778, Sep. 23. Letter to. See: Jones; John 
Paul 1778, Sep. 25. See: Jones, John Paul to Baron de Franklin 1778, 
Sep. 25. Jones, John Paul to Edward Bancroft 1778, Sep. 30, Oct. 4, 
Oct. 7. Jones, John Paul to Louis Alexandre, Due de La Rochefaucauld? 
1778, Oct. 9. Jones, John Paul to Edward Bancroft 1778, Oct. 16. Letter 
to. See: Jones, John Paul 1778, Oct. 19. See; Jones, John Paul to :Marie 
Adelaide de Bourbon-Penthievre, Duchesse de Chartres 1778, Oct. 19. 
Jones, John Paul to William Temple Franklin 1778, Oct. 19. Jones, John 
Paul to Louis XVI 1778, Oct. 19. Jones, John Paul to Jonathan Williams 
1778, Oct. 20. Jones, John Paul to AVilliams Temple Franklin 1778, Oct. 28. 
Chaumont, Donatien Leray de to John Paul Jones 1778, Oct. 28. Jones, 
John Paul to Edward Bancroft 1778, Nov. 11. Jones, John Paul to Hector 
McNeill 1778, Nov. 15. Jones, John Paul to Arthur Lee 1778, Nov. 21. 
Letter to, See: Jones, John Paul 1778, Nov. 27. Extract of letter to. See: 
Jones, John Paul 1778, Nov. 27. See: Jones, John Paul to Donatien Leray 
de Chaumont 1778, Dec. 11. Jones, John Paul to Edward Bancroft 1778, 
Dec. 18. Jones, John Paul to Jonathan Williams 1778, Dec. 21. Defour- 
niez, le Chevalier to John Paul Jones 1779, Feb. 7. Greenleaf, Thomas 
to John Paul Jones 1779, Feb. 8. Franklin, William Temple to John Paul 
Jones 1779, Feb. 16. Bancroft, Edward to John Paul Jones 1779, Feb. 23. 



240 INDEX. 

Franklin, Benjamin — Continued. 

Letter to John Paul Jones 1779, Feb. 24. See: Jones, John Paul to 
William Cariniehael 1779, Feb. 24. United States miyiister phnipoteniiartj 
to France. See: Jones, John Paul to Edward Bancroft 1779, Mar. 9. Jones, 
John Paul to John Bondfield 1779, Mar. 27. Wharton, Joseph jr to John 
Paul Jones 1779, Apr. 28. AVilliams, Jonathan to John Paul Jones 1779, 
Apr. 30. Letter to, See: Jones, John Paul 1779, May 1. See: Jones, John 
Paul to Marie Jean Paul Joseph Roche Yves Gilbert du JSIotier, Marquis de 
Lafayette 1779, May 1. Jones, John Paul to Peter Amiel 1779, INIay 15. 
Letter to John Paul Jones 1779, ^lay 19. See: Jones, John Paul to John 
Walsh 1779, May 19. Lafayette, Marie Jean Paul Joseph Roche Yves 
Gilbert du Motier, Marquis de to John Paul Jones 1779, May 22. AVilliams, 
Jonathan to John Paul Jones 1779, May 22. Letter to. See: Jones, John 
Paul 1779, July 1. See: Landais, Peter to John Paul Jones 1779, July 2. 
Letter to John Paul Jones 1779, July 8. Extract of letter to. See: Jones, 
John Paul 1779, July 12. See: Basseville, Buisson de to John Paul Jones 
1779, July 14. Jones, John Paul to Buisson de Basseville 1779, July 14. 
Chaumont, Donatien Leray de to Jolin Paul Jones 1779, July 19. Letter 
to John Paul Jones 1779, July 28. See: Jones, John Paul to Antoine Ray- 
mond Jean Gualbert Gabriel de Sartine 1779, Aug. 11. Letter to. See: Jones, 
John Paul 1779, Aug. 13. See: Jones, John Paul to Donatien Leray de 
Chaumont 1779, Aug. 18, Aug. 24. Letter to. See: Jones, John Paul 1779, 
Oct. 3. See: Jones, John Paul to Donatien Leray de Chaumont 1779, 
Oct. 3. Letter to John Jay 1779, Oct. 4. See: Jones, John Paul to John 
de Xeufville & Son 1779, Oct. 5. Jones, John Paul to Paul Francois de 
Quelen, Due de La Yauguyon 1779, Oct. 5. Cottineau de Kloguene, Denis 
Nicolas to John Paul Jones 1779, Oct. 9. Letter to. See: Jones, John Paul 
1779, Oct. 11. Letter to John Paul Jones 1779, Oct. 15. See; Jones, John 
Paul to John Dirck, Baron Yander Capellen 1779, Oct. 19. Dumas, Charles 
William Frederick to John Paul Jones 1779, Oct. 25. Jones, John Paul to 
Edward Bancroft 1779, Oct. 26. Extract of letter to Samuel Cooper 1779, 
Oct. 27. See: Jones, John Paul to Madame de Chaumont 1779, Oct. 28. 
Dumas, Charles William Frederick to John Paul Jones 1779, Oct. 30. 
Jones, John Paul to John de Neufville & Son 1779, iSTov. 3. Jones, Jolin 
Paul to John Dirck, Baron Yander Capellen 1779, Nov. 29. Jones, Jolin 
Paul to John de Neufville & Son 1779, Dec. 7. Jones, John Paul to Charles 
William Frederick Dumas 1779, Dec. 13. Jones, John Paul to John de 
Neufville & Son 1779, Dec. 13. .Tones, John Paul to Paul Francois de 
Quelen, Due de La Yauguyon 1779, Dec. 13. Neufville, John de & Son to 
John Paul Jones 1779, Dec. 17. O'Connell, Maurice to John Paul Jonea 
1779, Dec. 17. Dumas, Charles William Frederick to John Paul Jones 

1779, Dec. 19. Letter to Andreas Peder, Count Bernstorff 1779, Dec. 22. 
Jones, John Paul to Edward Bancroft 1780, Jan. 16. Jones, John Paul, 
Orders to Joseph Hitchborn 1780, Feb. 5. Report to. See: Jones, John 
Paul 1780, Feb. 12. Letter to. See: Jones, John Paul 1780, Feb. 13. 
Letter to John Paul Jones 1780, Feb. 19. Letter to, See: Jones, John Paul 

1780, Feb. 21, Feb. 25. Letter to John Paul Jones 1780, Mar. 1. See: 
Jones, John Paul to the Countess of Selkirk 1780, Mar. 1. Jones, John 
Paul to John Ross 1780, Mar. 3. Letter to, See: Chaumont, Donatien 
Leray de 1780, Mar. 4; Jones, John Paul 1780, jNIar. 6. See: Dumas, 
Charles AVilliam Frederick to John Paul Jones 1780, Mar. 11? Ross, John 
to John Paul Jones 1780, Mar. 12. Letter to. See: Jones, John Paul 1780, 
Mar. 14. See: Dumas, Charles William Frederick to John Paul Jones 1780, 
Mar. 18. Letter to. See: United States, Continental Congress, Admiralty 



INDEX. 2-41 

Franklin, Bfiijainin — fontinued. 

Board; Lewis, FranciM, Coiiimissioner 1780, Mar. 28. Letter to John Paul 
Jones 1780, ^[ar. :il, Apr. 1. See: Jones, John Paul to Kdv.anl Bancroft 
1780, Apr. 10. BaniToft, Kdward to Jolin Paul Jones 1780, Apr. 15. 

Moylan, James to John Paul Jones 1780, .\pr. 17. Castille, , Baron de 

to John Paul Jones 1780, May 2, May ?,. De Bonnouil, to Jolm Paul 

Jones 1780?, May 10? :Moylan, James to John Paul Jones 1780, May 12. 

Sarsfield, , Comte to John Paul Jones 1780, Jlay 1.5. D'Ormoy, 

JIadame la Presidente to John Paul Jones 1780?, May IB. Cuisnier, 

to John Paul Jones 1780, Jlaj- 20. jMarigny, Girardot de to John Paul 

Jones and William Temple Franklin 1780, May 22? La Vendahl, , 

Comte de to John Paul Jones 1780?, >Iay 23? Dumas, Charles William 
Frederiek to John Paul Jones 1780, May 26. Jones, John Paul, Jlemo- 
randum to .\ntoine Raymond Jean Gualbert Gabriel de Sartine 1780, ^lay 
30. Letter to John Paul Jones 1780, June 1. Letter to. See: Sartine, 
Antoine Raymond Jean Gualbert Gal)riel de 1780, June 3. See: Franklin, 
William Temjile to John Paul Jones 1780, June 4. Lee, Arthur to John 
Paul Jones 1780, June 13. Letter to John Paul Jones 1780, June 17. 
Memorandum submitted to, See: Jones, John Paul 1780, June 17. ]Mem- 
orandum submitted to John Adams 1780, June 18? See: Jones, John Paul 
to INIathew Parke 1780, June 20. Jones, John Paul to Francois de Genet 
1780, June 21. Jones, John Paul to Robert Morris 1780, June 27. Jones, 
John Paul to " the Ships Company " ol ihn Alliance 1780, July 3. Jones, 
John Paul to Franeois de Genet 1780, July 5. Jones, John Paul to John 
Ross 1780, July 10. Jones, John Paul to Jonathan Wheeler 1780, July 
11. Letter to. See: Jones, John Paul 1780, July 12. See: Jones, John 
Paul to Edward Bancroft 1780, July 17. Jones, John Paul to Aimee Adele de 
Telison 1780, July 2-4. Jones, John Paul to Edward Bancroft 1780, Aug. 7. 
Jones, John Paul to AVilliam Carmichael 1780, Aug. 22. Jones, John Paul 
to Frangois de Genet 1780, Sep. 21. Letter to. See: Jones, John Paul 

1780, Sep. 23. See: Jones, John Paul to de Monplaisir 1780, Oct. 4. 

Gourlade, to John Paul Jones 1780, Oct. 5. Jones, John Paul to 

Edward Bancroft 1780, Oct. 17. Jones, John Paul to Robert Morris 1780, 
Nov. 8. Jones, John Paul to William Temple Franklin 1780, Nov. 11. 
Nicolson, William to John Paul Jones 1780, Nov. 18. .Tones, John Paul 
to Madame la Presidente d'Ormoy 1780, Dec. 12. L'nited States, Conti- 
nental Congress, Admiralty Board, Summons to John Paul Jones 1781, Feb. 
20. United States, Continental Congress, Resolution 1781, Feb. 27. 
United States, Continental Congress, Resolution regarding the bi'averj' of 
John Paul Jones 1781, Feb. 27. Jones, John Paul, Answers to questions 
propounded by the Admiralty Board 1781, Mar. 1. Jones, John Paul to 
James Read 1783, June 23. Commission to John Paul Jones 1783, Dec. 
17. Jones, John Paul to Charles Eugene Gabriel de La Croix, Manjuis de 
Castries 1784, Feb. 1, Feb. 18. Letter to John Paul Jones, See: Jones, 
John Paul to Charles Eugene Gabriel de La Croix, Manjuis de Castries 1 784, 
Mar. 26. See: Jones, John Paul to Charles Eugene Gabriel de La Croix, 
Marquis de Castries 1784, Mar. 26, Jones, John Paul, Certificate to Edward 
Stack 178.5, Apr. 13. Jones, John Paul to Charles Eugene Gabriel de La 
Croix, Marquis de Castries 1784, Apr. 13; 1785, July 3? Letter to John 
Paul Jones 1785, July 21. See: Jones, John Paul, Extrait du Journal 
* * * de la Revolution Americaine 1786, Jan. 1. pp. 30, 42-45, 66, 71, 78, 
84,92,119. President of Fennsi/lvania. See: Jonea, John Paul to Thomaa 
Jefferson 1788, Mar. 11. 

21551—03 16 



242 INDEX. 

Franklin, Benjamin and Adams, John. United States commixnoner.i to France. 
Letter of Aug. 10 to John Paul Jones, See: Jones, John Paul to JIarine 
Committee, Continental Congress 1778, Aug. 18. 

Franklin, Benjamin; Adams, John and Lee, Arthur. United States coinmissioncrs 
to France. Letter to John Paul Jones 1778, May 23. Extract of letter to, 
See: Jones, John Paul, Extract to the Amr. Plenipotentiaries at the court of 
Versailles 1778, May 27. Extract of letter to, See: Jones, John Paul 1778, 
June 3. Plan for expeditions submitted to, See: Jones, John Paul 1778, 
June 5. Letter to, See: Jones, John Paul 1778, Aug. 15. See: Jones, John 
Paul to Thomas Bell 1778, Nov. 15. Jones, John Paul to John Mehegan 
1778, Dec. 23. 

Franklin, Benjamin; Deane, Silas and Lee, Arthur. United. Stcdes comnussioners 
to France. Letter to John Paul Jones 1777, Dec. 17. Letter to Jonathan 
Williams 1778, Jan. 10. 

Franklin, William Temple. Private secretary to Benjamin Pranliin. Letter to John 
Paul Jones 1778, May 23. Letter to. See: Jones John Paul 1778, Oct. 19. 
See: Jones, John Paul to Jonathan Wi'Hianis 1778, Oct. 20. Letter to, See: 
Jones, John Paul 1778, Oct. 28. See: Jones, John Paul to Benjamin 
Franklin 1778, Xov. 27. Jones, John Paul to Jonathan Williams 1778, 
Dec. 16. Letter to John Paul Jones 1779, Feb. 16. See: Franklin, Ben- 
jamin to John Paul Jones 1780, ilar. 31. Marigny, Girardot de to John 
Paul Jones 1780, May 22? Letter to John Paul Jones 1780, June 4. See: 
Jones, John Paul to Edward Bancroft 1780, Oct. 17. Letter to, See: Jones, 
John Paul 1780, Nov. 11. 

Franklin, , Baron de. See: Jones, John Paul to Edward Bancroft 1778, Aug. 

24. Letter to. See: Jones, John Paul 1778, Sep. 25. 

Fraiser, John Gizzard. See: Frazer. 

Fraser, . Merchant, London. See: Lane, Son & Eraser. 

Frazer, John Gizzard? E.v-major, Coviinenlal army. Letter to John Paul Jones 
1777, July 15, July 26. See: Jones, John Paul to Robert Morris 1777, 
July 28. Jones, John Paul, Orders to JIathew Parke 1777, Aug. 24. 
Letter to John Paul Jones 1777, Aug. 25, Aug. 28, Sep. 1, Sep. 29. Letter 
to Carter Braxton 1777, Oct. 28. See: Wendell, John to John Paul Jones 
1777, Oct. 29. Jones, John Paul to Robert Morris 1777, Oct. 30. Jones, 
John Paul to Joseph Hewes 1777, Oct. 30. Jones, John Paul to Robert 
Morris 1777, Dec. 11. Letter to John Paul Jones 1777, Dec. 15. Letter 
to, See: Thompson, Thomas 1777, Dec. 25. Letter to John Paul Jones 
1777, Dec. 30; 1778, May 18, May 23. See: Whitall, Joseph to John Paul 
Jones 1778, Dec. 4. Letter to John Paul Jones 1779, Apr. 17. See: 
Jones, John Paul to John Bondfield 1779, Nov. 2. Jones, John Paul, 
Answers to questions propounded l)y the Admiralty Board 1781, JNIar. 1. 

Frazer, William. See: Frazer, J(.)hn Gizzard to John Paul Jones 1777, Dec. 15. 

Frederick, Joseph. Boatsicain mate, U. S. S. "Alliance". See: Jones, John Paul, 
Regulations 1780, Jan. 3. Alliance, Roll of crew entitled to prize money 
1785, Sep. 5. 

Frencli, B . See: Frazer, John CTizzard to John Paul Jones 1779, Apr. 17. 

French, Y . See: Frazer, John Gizzard to John PatllJones 1779, Apr. 17. 

Freneau, Philip. Clerk to the Postma.'ster general of the United States. Receipt to 
John Paul Jones, See: Libbey, Jeremiah, Account against John Paul Jones 
1782, Nov. 8. 

"Friendship". Jersey merchant hrigantinc. See: Jones, John Paul to Robert 
Morris 1776, Oct. 17. 

Furlong', Lawrence. Seaman, U. S. S. "Alli/(nce". See: Landais, Peter to John 
Paul Jones 1780, June 29. 



INDEX. 243 



Gr 

Gabriel, . }fir('lia)il, Sidlzcrltiinl. Lt-tter to John Paul Jones 1780, May ;i3. 

Gallagher, Roniard. Midalilpiiian, V. S. hrlcj of imr " I'roi'idcnrc" . Letter to John 

Paul Jones 177(i, Nov. li. }[aKter of imrclLiiiil kIiIji. Letter to John Paul 

Jones 1777, Jan. 18. See: Manley, John to John Paul Jones 1777, Feb. 4. 
Gallagher, Janie;^. Slioijkeepi-i; Vhiloihlphki. See: Gallagher, Bernard to John Paul 

.lones 177(), Nov. ■>. 
Gallaher, Bernard. See: Ciallaghor. 
Gallihan, . Officer.', C. S. S. " Allidnce" . See: Jones, John Paul, Kegnlations 

17S0, Jan. 3. 
Gallois, Joseph. Vorpurttl, Fnurli ninrina^, V. S. S. "Bon Jloinim; Itichord". 

Deposition. See: Wybert, Antoine Felix, Deposition of Joseph (iallois 

forwarded to John Paul Jones 1779, July 27. 
Galloway, Alexander. Seaman, U. <S'. /S. "Alliance" . See: Alliance, Roll of i-rew 

entitled to prize money 178.5, Sep. n. 
Gallway, David. See: Gal way. 
Galway, Andrew & David. Merchant^:, Xanies. See: Ross, John to John Paul 

Jones 1778, Sep. 1. 
Galway, David. Merchant, Xanhv. See: ]\Inllowney, Thomas to John Paul Jones 

1779, Oct. 16. See also: Galway, Andrew i^c David. 

GandalinP, Louis? See: Gallihan, . 

Gardner, William. Continental agent, Xew Hampshire. See: Jones, John Paul, 

Will 1777, Oct. 8. Letter to John Paul Jones 1777, Oct. 10. See: Jones, 

John Paul to John Lanjrdon 1777, Oct. 11. Letter to John Paul Jones 

1777, Oct. 27. See: Jones, John Paul to Robert ■Morris 1777, Oct. .30. 
Garnier, (iermain?, Comte. French diplomat. Memorandum for, See: Jones, John 

Paul 1779, Jan. 21, Jan. 23. See: Jones, John Paul to Antoine Raymond 

Jean Gualbert Gabriel de Sartine 1779, Feb. 6. Bancroft, Edward to John 

Paul Jones 1779, Feb. 23. Letter to. See: Sartine, Antoine Raymond 

Jean Gualbert Gabriel de 1779, Apr. 3. Letter to John Paul Jones 1 779, 

Apr. 9. See: Jones, John Paul to Edward Bancroft 1779, Aug. 13, Oct. 

26. Jones, John Paul to Fran(;ois de Genet 17.S0, Aug. 9, Sep. 21. Jones, 

John Paul to Edward Bancroft 1780, Sep. 23. Jones, John Paul, Extrait 

du Journal * * * de la Revolution Americaine 1786, Jan. 1. pp. 3.5, 36. 
Gardoqui, Joseph. U. S. arjent at Bilboa. See: Ross, John to John Paul Jones 

17S0, .Alar. 12. 
Garrett, Edward. Seaman, U. S. S. "AlUanre". See: I^andais, Peter to John Paul 

Jones 1780, June 29. 
Gates, Horatio. Maj. gen., Continental army. See: Jones, John Paul, Extrait du 

Journal * * * de la Revolution Americaine 1786, Jan. 1. p. 131. 
"General Gates". Brilishf privateer. See: Gallagher, Bernard to John Paul 

Jones 1776, Nov. 3. 
"General Mifflin". U. S. jmrnteerf See: Carmichai'l, William to John Paul 

Jones 1778, Feb. 13. Moylan, James to John Paul Jones 1778, Nov. 3. 

Jones, John Paul to Antoine Raymond Jean Gualbert Gabriel de Sartine 

1779, Aug. 11. 
"General "Washington". U. S. merchnntf ship. See: Ross, John to John Paul 

Jones 1778, Dec. 3. Moylan, James to John Paul Jones 1779, Oct. 18. 



244 INDEX. 

Genet, Francois de. First secretanj, French foreign office. See: Jones, John Paul to 
the Comtesse de Bourbon de La Vendahl 1780, June 7. Letter to John 
Paul Jones 1780, June 20. Letter to, See: Jones, John Paul 1780, June 
21, July 5. Jones, John Paul to the Comtesse de Bourbon de La Vendahl 
1780, July 14. Letter to. See: Jones, John Paul 1780, July 19. Letter to 
John Paul Jones 1780, July 30. Letter to. See: Jones, John Paul 1780, 
July 30. Letter to John Paul Jones 1780?, Aug. 1. See: Jones, John Paul 
to Edward Bancroft 1780, Aug. 7. Letter to. See: Jones, John Paul 1780, 
Aug. 9, Sep. 21, 23. See: Jones, John Paul to Edward Bancroft 1780, 
Sep. 23. Letter to, See: Jones, John Paul 1780, Oct. 25. See: Jones, 
John Paul to Jonathan AVilliams 1780, Nov. 20. 

Genet, iladame. See: Jones, John Paul to Francois de Genet 1780, Aug. 9. 

Genlis, Charles Alexis Pierre Brulart, Comte de. Letter to. See: Jones, John 
Paul 1778, Sep. 21. See: Jones, John Paul to Edward Bancroft 1778, 
Oct. 4. 

"George". British merchant slup? See: Simpson, Thomas to John Paul Jones 
1777, Dec. 21. 

Gerard, Pierre. Quartermaster, U. S. S. "Bon Homme Richard". See: Salomons, 
E. T. to John Paul Jones 1779, June 28. 

Gerard, Mile. de. See: Chaumont, Donatien Leray de to John Paul Jones 1779, 
Feb. 17. La Eouciere, Clement de to John Paul Jones 1779, Feb. 19. 

Gerard de Rayneval, Conrad Alexandre. See: Eaj-neval. 

Germaine, George Sackville, Lord. Secretary of stale for the colonies, Great Britain. 
See: Franklin, William Temple to John Paul Jones 1779, Feb. 16. 

Gerry, Elbridge. Ma.isacJntsetts delegate to Continental Congress. See: Wharton, 
Samuel to John Paul Jones 1783, Aug. 13. 

Gethel, Samuel. Seaman, U. S. S. "Alliance". See; Alliance, Roll of crew entitled 
to prize money 1785, Sep. 5. 

Gibb, George. See: Jones, John Paul, Account with various persons 1780?, Dec? 

Gilbank, John. Lieut., Continental arm i/. See: Jlease, Matthew to John Paul Jones 
1779, Feb. 22. Letter to John Paul Jones 1779, Feb. 23. 

GiUingwater, ^Martin. Late midshipman, Briti.ih bomb brig "Bolton". See: Jones, 
John Paul, jNIemorandum of the engagement with the Glasgov, 1776, 
Apr. 14. 

Gillon, .\lexander. Commodore, South Carolina naval forces. See: Jones, John 
Paul, Memorandum 1779?, Oct.? Neufville, John de & Son to John Paul 
Jones 1779, Dec. 18. Jones, John Paul to Edward Bancroft 1780, June 
27. Jones, John Paul to Robert Morris 1780, June 27. 

Gilpin, A . See: Jones, John Paul, Account with various persons 1780?, Dec? 

Gilpin, J D A . See: Jones, John Paul, jMemorandum of articles pur- 
chased 1780?, Dec? 

"Glasg-Qw". //. 3/. ship of war. Memorandum of engagement with, See: Jones, 
John Paul, JNIemorandum 1776, Apr. 14. See: Jones, John Paul to Joseph 
Hewes 1776, Apr. 14, May 19. Jones, John Paul to Robert Morris 1777, 
Jan. 12. Jones, John Paul to Marine Committee, Continental Congress 
1777, Jan. 21. Jones, John Paul to Robert Morris 1777, Jan. 21. Jones, 
John Paul, Extrait du Journal * * * de la Revolution Americaine 1786, 
Jan. 1. p. 3. 

"Glorieux". French ship of vjar. See: Jones, John Paul, Memorandum of the 
French fleet 1780?, Dec? 

Gordon, Alexander. See: Jones, John Paul, Memorandum of articles purchased 
1780?, Dec? Jones, John Paul, Account with various persons 1780?, Dec? 



INDEX. 



245 



Gordon, . See: Duiiias, Charles William Frf'(l(>rick to Pcitor Van Bleiswyck 

17Sn, Jlar. n. 

Gourlade, . Mcrchanl & V. S. commerciul aiji id ul L'Oi-ioil. Si-c: Moylan, 

.Taiut;s to John Paul Jones 1778, Mar. 12, Nov. L'S. Jones, John Paul to 
Edward Bancroft 1778, Dec. 18. Jones, John I'aul to Ponatien l.eray de 
Chaumont 1778, Dec. IS. Jones, John Paul to .Jonathan "Williams 1778, 
Dec. 21. Jones, John Paul to John Ross 1779, Jan. 1'. Junes, .lohn 
Paul to Donatien Leray de Chaumont 177il, Jan. (1. Frazer, John Ciizzard 
to John Paul Jone.s 1779, Apr. 17. Dick, Alexander to John Paid Jones 
1779, Apr. 19. Salomons, E. T. to John Paul Jones 1779, June 28. Letter 
to John Paul Jones 1779, July 10, July SI. See: Jloylan, James to John 

Paul Jone.s 1779, Oct. 18. Kieuse, to John Paul Jones 1780, May 

10. Baudouin, Chevalier de to John Paul.Jones 1780, July 27. Letter to, 
See: Jones, John Paul 1780, Sep. 23. Letter to John Paul Jones 1780, 
Oct. 5. See: Jones, John Paul to Madame la Presidente d'Ormoy 1780, 
Dec. 12. 

Gourlade & Moylan. Mircliaiils <i- U. S. cummcrciid aijentx at U Orient. See: Jones, 
Jiihn Paul to Donatien Leray de Chaumont 1778, Dec. 7, Dec. 11. Chau- 
mont, Donatien Leray de to John Paul Jones 1779, Jan. 2. Chaumont, 
Donatien Leray de to S. Jauge et fils 1779, Feb. 10. Jauge, S. et tils 
to John Paul Jones 1779, Feb. 21. Jones, John Paul to John Bond- 
field 1779, Mar. 29. Letter to John Paul Jones 1779, Apr. 5. See: Bond- 
field, John to John Paul Jones 1779, Apr. 9. Finlay, Sir Robert to John 
Paul Jones 1779, Apr. 10. Frazer, John Gizzard to John Paul Jones 
1779, Apr. 17. Williams, Jonathan to John Paul Jones 1779, Apr. 22. 
Verplaces, to John Paul Jones 1779, Apr.-May. Thompson, Ben- 
jamin to John Paul Jones 1779, May lo. Amiel, Peter to John Paul Jones 

1779, May 28. Letter to John Paul Jones 1779, June 1-1, July 2. See: 
Jones, John Paul to John ilayrant 1780, July 23. Letter to, See: Jones, 
John Paul 1779, July 28, Aug. 18. See: Jones, John Paul, Orders to Reu- 
ben Chase 1779, Aug. 21. Jones, John Paul to Sir Robert Finlay 1779, 
Aug. 28. Letter to, See: Jones, John Paul 1779, Nov. 5, Dec. 15; 1780, 
Feb. 10. See: Jones, John Paul to Benjamin Franklin 1780, Feb. 13. 
Franklin, Benjamin to John Paul Jones 1780, Feb. 19. Jones, John Paul 
to the Countess of Selkirk 1780, Mar. 1. Franklin, Benjamin to John 
Paul Jones 1780, Mar. 31. Draft upon. See: Jones, John Paul 1780, Apr. 
12. Letter to. See: Jones, John Paul 1780, July 29. See: Jones, John 
Paul to Edward Bancroft '1780, Sep. 23. Jones, John Paul to Benjamin 
Franklin 17.80, Sep. 23. Jones, John Paul, Answers to questions pro- 
pounded by the Admiralty Board 1781, Mar. 1. See also: preceding entry 
and ]Moylan, James. 

Graffort, . See: St. Julien, Madame de to John Paul Jones 1780, Jlay 17. 

'•Grafton". Brilish Emt Indiaman. See: ^loylan, James to John Paul Jones 

1778, Mar. 12. 
Graham, William. Tailor. See: Jones, John Paul, Account with various persons 

1780?, Dec? 

Graincourt, . .Mi.4, J-'ciris. Letter to John Paul Jones 1780, May 27. 

Grand, Ferdinand. Banker, Paris. See: Jones, John Paul to Edward Bancroft 

1778, Sep. 9. Williams, Jonathan to John Paul Jones 1779, July 13. 
Ross, John to John Paul Jones 1779, Oct. 16; 1780, Mar. 12. Jones, John 
Paul to John Ross 1780, Mar. 23. Jones, John Paul to William Carmichael 

1780, Aug. 22. 

Grand, Sir Gteorge. Banker, AmstercJiim. See: Moylan, James to John Paul Jones 

1779, Oct. 18. Bondfield, John to John Paul Jones 1779, Dec. 3. * 



246 INDEX. 

Grand, Henry. BanJ^ei:', Parlx. Extract of letter to, See: Jones, John Paul 1778, 

July 12. Letter to John Paul Jone.s 1780, May 28. 
"Grandville", French prirateei- brigantine. See: Jonea, John Paul, Orders to 

Antoine Mil 1779, Aug. 24. Jones, John Paul to Benjamin Franklin 

1779, Oct. 3. Jones, John Paul to Robert Morris 1779, Oct. 13. Jones, 
John Paul to Gourlade & Moylan 1779, Dec. 15. Jones, John Paul to 
Francois de Genet 1780, Sep. 21. Jones, John Paul to Edward Bancroft 

1780, Sep. 23. Morice, to John Paul Jones 1780, Sep. 29. Jones, 

John Paul, ,Extraitdu Journal * * * de la Revolution Am^ricaine 1786, 
Jan. 1. pp. 45, 46. 

Grange, Baptiste. Armourer, U. S. S. " AUkince" . See: Jones, John Paul to John 
de Xeufville & Son 1779, Dec. 17. Neufville, John de & Son to John Paul 
Jones 1779, Dec. 18. Receipt to John de Neufville & Son, See: Neufville, 
John de & Son to John Paul Jones 1779, Dec. 20, Dec. 21. 

Grange Estate. Irwine & Leith. See: Jones, John Paul, Account with various 
persons 1780?, Dec? 

"Granville"?. See: Grandville. 

Grasse-Tilly, Francois Joseph Paul, Comte de. Lt. gen., commnndiiig French shij^ 
of war " L' Orient". See: Jones, John Paul Memorandum of the French 
fleet 1780?, Dec? Jones, John Paul, Extrait du Journal * * * de la 
Revolution Am^ricaine 1786, Jan. 1. p. 111. 

Graves, Johnny. Seaman, U. S. S. "Alliance". See: Alliance, Roll of crew 
entitled to prize money 1785, Sep. 5. 

Graves, Samuel. Capt., IT. ^^. doop of var "Savage." See: Neif, Ary de. Deposi- 
tion 1780, Aug. 4. 

Grayson, AVilliam. Secretarii, Board of war and ordnance. Continental Congre.is. Sig- 
nature. See: United States, Continental Congress, Board of War and 
Ordnance to John Paul Jones 1781, Apr. 18. 

Great Britian, Crown, George III, King. See: Jones, John Paul, Extrait du 
Jcjurnal * * * de la R(5 volution Am^ricaine 1786, Jan. 1. pp. 16, 29. 

Greaves, Samuel. See: Graves. 

Green, Ezra. Surgeon, U. S. S. "Ranger". See: Simpson, Thomas to John Paul 

Jones 1777, Dec 19, Dec 23. Jones, John Paul, Extract to the Amr. 

Plenipotentiaries at the court of Versailles 1778, May 27. Jones John Paul 

to J. Meijer 1780, Mar. 5. 
Green, John. Cap!., U. S. privateer. See: Thompson, Thomas to John Paul Jones 

1777, Dec 25. Ross, John to John Paul Jones 1778, Apr. 2, Sep. 1. Bell, 

Thomas to John Paul Jones 1778, Nov. 3. Gourlade & Jloylan to John 

Paul Jones 1779, July 2. Letter to, See: Jones, John Paul 1779, Dec. 4. 
Green, John. Carpenter'^ mate, U. S. S. "Alliance". See: Bragg, James, Petition 

to John Paul Jones 1780, Feb. 2. Alliance, Roll of crew entitled to prize 

money 1785, Sep. 5. 
Greene, Nathanael. Maj. gen.. Continental army. See: Jones, John Paul, Extrait 

du Journal * * * de la Revolution Am(5ricaine 1786, Jan. 1. p. 131. 
Greene, Nathaniel. , U. S. Navy. See: Thaxter, Adam W. to John Paul 

Jones 1777, Feb. 24. Jarvis, Leonard to John Paul Jones 1777, Mar. 19. 
Greenleaf, Joseph, of Boston. See: Greenleaf, Thomas to John Paul Jones 1779, 

Feb. 8. 
Greenleaf, Thomas. Lieut., U. S. marines. Letter to John Paul Jones 1779, 

Feb. 8. See: Mease, Matthew to John Paul Jones 1779, Feb. 28. 
Greenwood, Peter. Seaman, U. S. S. "Alliance". See: Alliance, Roll of crew 
' entitled to prize money 1785, Sep. 5. 



INDEX. 247 

Greieneque, :\I:ituriiK'. Si>e: Jonen, .Tulni l':\nl. (•(■rtilicatc i-csppctin<; La Hostile 
17.S0, Mill-. 10. 

Greig, SiuniU'l. Rciu--ii(hniriil, Jiiissian ikiiij. See: .Idiu-.-^, .ImIih Puiil to Tliimias 
Jefferson I7SS, JIar. 11. 

"Greyhound". 11. M. ship of imr. See: Neif, Ary de, DeiK.sitioii 17.H0, Au^'. 4. 

Griffin, .Tiwph. See: iM-azer, John Gizzard to John Paul Ji.ues 1777, Sep. 29. 

Griffing, Kirtland. Smman, U. S. S. "Alliaiice". See: AllUnice, Roll of crew 
entitled to prize money 1785, Sep. 5. 

Grinell, Moines. See: Grinnell. 

Grinnell, James. Mhhhipinaii, C. <V. iiari/. See: Jarvis, Leonard to John I'aul 
Jones 1777, June 23. 

Grinnell, Moses. Capf., U. S. merchant marine. See: Neufville, John de & Son to 
John Paul Jones 1779, Oct. 20, Get. 21. Treglohn, Philip to John Paul 
Jones 1779, Dec. 14. 

Grinnell, Thomas. Capt., U. <S'. ,S'. "Coni/ress". See: United States, Continental 
Congress, Establishment of the rank of Captains in the Navy 1776, Oct. 10. 

Grinnell, William. Id lieuL, V. S. vary. Report to John Paul Jones, See: Kath- 
Inin, John P. and Grinnell, William, Report to John Paul Jones 1776, 
July 16. Letter to John Paul Jones 1777, Jan. 17. See: Bradford, Jolin 
to John Paul Jones 1777, June 23. 

Grinnell, . See: Neufville, John de & Sun to John Paul Jones 1779, Oct. 

21, Oct. 23. 

Grosser, . Letter to John Paul Jones 1780, May 10. 

Groube, Beaumont. 3[idMpman, U. S. S. "Bon Homme Richard". See: Towers, 
Robert, Proceedings of court martial in trial of 1779, July 28-Aug. 2. 
Atwood, John, Minutes of a court martial 1779, July 29. Johnson, Elisha, 
Minutes of a court martial 1779, July 29. Sturgis, William, Minutes of a 
court martial 1779, July 29. Williams, John, Minutes of a court martial 
1779, July 29. Rosseau, Jean, Minutes of a court martial 1779, July 30. 
Mclntyre, John, Minutes of a court martial 1779, July 31. Robinson, 
Robert, Sentence of court martial in case of 1779, Aug. 8. Midshipman, 
formerly of V. S. S. "Son Homme Richard". Attestation to an affidavit, See: 
Stack, Edward, Affidavit 1779, Oct. 22. Midshipman, U. S. S. "Alliance." 
See: Jones, John Paul, Regulations 1780, Jan. 3. Midshipman, U. S. navy. 
Letter to Thomas? Bell, forwarded to John Paul Jones 1780, Blay 3. 

Grubb, Benjamin. See: Groube, Beaumont. 

Guedlow, . (-'apt., French privateer "MoTmeur" . See: Jones, John Paul to 

Donatien Leray Chaumont 1779, Aug. 18. Letter to, See: Jones, John 
Paul 1779, Aug. 19. 

Guild, Sanuiel. Surgeon's maf£, U. S. S. "Alliance". See: Alliance, Roll of crew- 
entitled to prize money 1785, Sep. 5. 

Guillot, . French commissai-y at Si. Malo, F-anc. Letter to. See: Laporte, 

1778, Apr. 7. 

Guimard, , iSLadame. of Pari.i. See: Nassau-Siegen, Charles Henri Nicolas 

Othon, Prince de to John Paul Jones 1780, May 10. 



Hacker, Hoysted. Capt., V. S. brig of mir "Hampden". See: United States, Con- 
tinental Congress, Establishment of rank of the Captains in the Navy 1776, 
Oct. 10. Capt., V. S. brig of war "Providence". Jlemorial to, See: Thaxter, 



248 INDEX. 

Hacker, Hoysted — Continued. 

Adam AV. and others 1776, Nov. 14. See: Jones, John Paul to Josepn 
Hewes 1777, Jan. 12. Capt., U. S. navy. See: Hopkins, Esek, Orders to 
John PaulJones 1777, Jan. 14. Jarvis, Leonard to John Paul Jones 1777, 
June 23. Jones, John Paul to Daniel Tillinghast 1777, Aug. 8. Jones, 
John Paul to the Continental Congress 1779, Dec. 7. 

Hackett, John. Seaman, U. S. S. "Alliance". See: Landais, Peter to John Paul 
Jones 1780, June 29. Seaman, U. S. navy. See: Stacy, Samuel to John 
Paul Jones 1781, Apr. 23. 

"Hague". See: " The Hague" . 

Hall, Elijah. Sd Ueut., U. S. S. " Manger" . Letter to. See: Jones, John Paul 177", 
July 29. See: Jones, John Paul to Benjamin Franklin, John Adams and 
Arthur Lee 1778, Aug. 15. 

Hall, Felix. See: Felix Hall Plantation. 

Hall, John. Boy, U. S. nai-y. See: Hall, Michael to John Paul Jones 1781, Mar. 
10. 

Hall, Michael, of Philadelphia. Letter to John Paul Jones 1781, ilar. 10. 

Hall, . of South Carolina. See: Frazer, John CJizzard to John Paul Jones 

1777, Aug. 25, Aug. 28. 

Hall, . Capit., V. S. mercliant f:hip. See: Jones, John Paul to Edward Ban- 
croft 1780, Oct. 17. Jones, John Paul, Account with various persons 1780?, 
Dec? 

Hallock, William. Capt., U. S. hrig of war " Lexington" . See: United States, Con- 
tinental Congress, Establishment of rank of Captains in the Navy 1776, 
Oct. 10. 

Halm, Samuel. Seaman, U.S. 6. "Alfred". See: Hopkins, Esek, Order to John 
Paul Jones 1776, Oct. 22. 

' ' Hamden ' ' . See : ' ' Hampden ' ' . 

Hamilton, John. See: Jones, John Paul, Memorandum of articles purchased 
1780?, Dec? Jones, John Paul, Account with various persons 1780?, Dec? 

Hamilton, Robert. Seaman, U. S. S. "Alliance". See: Alliance, Roll of crew 
entitled to prize money 1785, Sep. 5. 

Hamilton, . Lieul., U. S. navy. See: Rathbun, John P. to John Paul Jones 

1776, Nov. 25. 

Hammet, Thomas. Seaman, U. S. S. " Bon Homme Richard". See: Jones, John 
Paul, C)rders to Richard Dale 1779, May 25. 

Hammond, Ciardner. Seamen, U. S. S. "Alliance" . See: Alliance, Roll of crew 
entitled to prize money 1785, Sep. 5. 

"Hampden". U. S. brig of war. See: United States, Continental Congress, 
Establishment of the rank of Captains in the Navy 1776, Oct. 10. Jones, 
John Paul to Robert Morris 1776, Oct. 17. United States, Continental 
Congress, ^Marine Committee; Morris, Robert, Vice-president to John Paul 
Jones 1777, Feb. 1. House, George, to John Paul Jones 1777, June 17. 
Jones, John Paul to George House 1777, June 27. Jones, John Paul to 
Edward Bancroft 1778, Oct. 4. Jones, John Paul to the Continental Con- 
gress 1779, Dec. 7. Jone-s, John Paul Extrait du Journal * * * de la 
Revolution Americaine 1786, Jan. 1. pp. 7, 10. 

"Hampden". V. S. privateer. See: Moylan, James to John Paul Jones. 1778, 
Nov. 10. 



INDEX. 2id 

"Hancock". C. S.'ship of war. See: United States, Continental Congress, Estab- 
Ushnu'nt of tlie rank of Captains in the Navy ITTii, (M. 10. Manlcy, John, 
Order to John Paul Jones 1777, Apr. 23. McNeill, Hector, Order to John 
Paul Jones 1777, ^lay 7. Dobel, Joseph to John Paul Jones 1777, July 
1'. Jones, John Paul to Ilrnjainin Franklin 1778, Sep. 18. 

Hancock, Daniel. See: Kankock. 

Hancock, John. Presideiii, Continental CotKjrt'xa. See; Jones, John Paul to Robert 
Morris 1777, Apr. 7. Jones, John Paul, A plan f(ir the regulation and 
equipment of the navy 1777, Apr. 7. Wendell, John to John Paul Jones 

1777, Oct. 29. Ma.iiiachmetts deU'ijale, Continental Congrens. See: Jones, 
John Paul to Continental Congress 1 779, Dec. 7. Governor of Massach uxetts. 
See: Jones, John Paul, Memorial to Robert Morris 1783, Oct. 10. 

Hanes, John, Boat^icain's matef, V. S. S. "Alliance''. See: Jones, John Paul, Reg- 
ulations 1780, Jan. 3. 
Hannibal, John. See: Annibal. 
Hanover, William. Seaman, U. S. ,V. "Boa Ilommc Hirhanl". Petition tn John 

Paul Jones, See: Atwood, John and others, Petition to John Paul Jones 

1770, Aug. ? 
Hanralian, John. Seaman, U. S. S. " Alliance" . See: Landais, Peter to Jolni Paul 

Jones 1780, June 29. 
Hardy, Sir Charles. Admiral of the hliic, Brili.-<h iiarii and commayulcr of the channel 

fleet. See: Dumas, Charles William Frederick to John Paul Jones 1779, 

Oct. 30. 

Hardy, . See: Gallagher, Bernard to John Paul Jones 1777, Jan. IS. 

" Harmony Hall " . U.S. merchantship of Xewhern, Xorth Carolina. See: :\[oylan, 

James to John Paul Jones 1778, May 10. 
Harnett, Cornelius. Continental agent, M'ilmington, Xorth Carolina. See: Tnited 

States, Continental Congress, Resolve 1776, Apr. 23. 
Hart, John. Late seaman, V. S. S. "Alfred". See: Jones, John Paul, Note of the 

time of material occurrences during the Alfred'.? cruise 1776, Dec. 10. 
Hart, William. Seaman, U. S. S. "Banger". See: Williams, Jonathan to John 

Paul Jones 1778, Mar. 24. 
Hartley, David. Member, Parliament of Great Britain. See: Bancroft, Edward to 

John Paul Jones 1779, Feb. 23. 
Haslam, James. Seaman, U. S. S. "Alliance." See: Alliaiice, Roll of crew entitled 

to prize money 1785, Sep. 5. 
"Hawke". Tender, Britixhnanj. See: Jones, John Paul to Joseph Hewes 1776, 

Apr. 14. 
"Hawke". T. S. merchant ship. See: Williams, Jonathan to John Paul Jones 

1778, Mar. 24. 

Hawke, Edward, Baron Towton. Late admiral, Briti.<ih navij. See: Jones, John 
Paul, ilemorial to Robert Morris 1783, Oct. 10. 

Hayes, William. Boij, C. S. sloop of rear "Dolphin". See: Dolphin, Muster roll of 
1777, .\pr.-June. 

Haywood, . See: Whitall, Joseph to John Paul Jones 1778, Dec. 4. Jones, 

John Paul to John Ross 1779, Jan. 2. Frazer, John Gizzard, to John Paul 
Jones 1779, Apr. 17. 

Haywood, . Merchant, Bordeau.c. See: Jones, John Paul, Answers to ques- 
tions propounded by the Admiralty Board 1781, Mar. 1. 

Haywood, See also: Hey wood. 



250 INDEX. 

Hazard, Ebenezer. Postmaster general of the United States. See: Freneau, Philip, 
Receipt to John Paul Jones 1782, Xov. 8. AVharton, Samuel to John Paul 
Jones 1783, Aug. 13. 

Hazard, John. Capt, U. S. brig of war "Providence" See: Hopkins, Esek, Orders 
to John Paul Jones 1776, May 7. Ex-capt., V. S. navy. See: Jones, John 
Paul to Roljert Morris 1776, Sep. 4. Hopkins, Esek, Orders to John Paul 
Jones 1777, Jan. 14. Jones, John Paul to the Continental Congress 1779, 
Dec. 7. 

Heath, James. Seaman, U. S. S. "Alliance". See: Alliance, Roll of crew entitled 
to prize money 1785, Sep. 5. 

Henry, Patrick. Governor of ]'irginia. See: Read, John K. to John Paul Jones 

1778, Feb. 28. 

Herbert, Miss Edes. See: Edes-Herbert. 

"Hermione". French ship of war. See: Jones, John Paul, Extrait du Journal 

* * * de la Revolution Americaine 1786, Jan. 1. p. 42. 
Hertley, Christy. Seaman, U. S. S. "Bon Homme Pichard". Petition to John 

Paul Jones, See: Atwood, John and others, Petition to John Paul Jones 

1779, Aug.? 

"Hetty". British snow. See: Jones, John Paul, Note of the time of material 
occurrences during the Alfred's cruise 1776, Dec. 10. 

Hewes, David. See: Hues. 

Hewes, Joseph. Xorth Carolina delegate to Continental Congress. Letter to, See: 
Jones, John Paul 1776, Apr. 14, May 19. See: Jones, John Paul to Robert 
Morris 1776, Sep. 4, Oct. 17. Letterto, See: Jones, John Paul 1777, Jan. 12. 
See: Jones, John Paul to Robert Morris 1777, Jan. 12, Jan. 21. Jones, 
John Paul to Stuart Mawey 1777, 'May 4. Jones, John Paul to Robert 
Morris 1777, July 28. Letter to. See: Jones, John Paul 1777, Aug. 17. 
See: Jones, John Paul, Orders to Mathew Parke 1777, Aug. 24. Frazer, 
John Gizzard to John Paul Jones 1777, Aug. 25. Livingston, Abraham to 
John Paul Jones 1777, Aug. 28. Letter to, See: Jones, John Paul 1777, 
Sep. 1. See: Jones, John Paul, "Will 1777, Oct. 8. Frazer, John Gizzard 
to Carter Braxton 1777, Oct. 28. Letter to. See: Jones, John Paul 1777, 
Oct. 30. Jones, John Paul to Robert Morris 1777, Oct. 30. Bell, Thomas 
to John Paul Jones 1778, Nov. 3. Jones, John Paul to Thomas Bell, 
1778, Nov. 15. Lcde member. Continental Congress. See: Jones, John Paul 
to the Continental Congress 1779, Dec. 7. Jones, John Paul, Memorial 
to Robert Morris 1783, Oct. 10. 

Hewes, Richard. See: Hues. 

Hewitt, Owen. See: Huet. 

Hews, Joseph. See: Hewes. 

Haywood, Thomas Jr. See: Jones, John Paul to Gourlade & Moylan 1780, Feb. 
10. Jones, John Paul to Benjamin Franklin 1780, Feb. 13. 

Heywood, See also: Hajn^'ood. 

Hill, Benjamin. Captain. See: Carmichael, William to John Paul Jones 1778, 
Feb. 13. 

Hill, Benjamin. Volunteer, U. S. S. "Ranger". See: Jones, John Paul, Extract to 
the Amr. Plenipotentiaries at the court of Versailes 1778, May 27. 
Certificate of ser\'ice of. See: Jones, John Paul 1778, Aug. 18. 

Hill, Charles. Midshipman, U. S. S. " Bon Homme Richard " . See: Landais, Peter 
to John Paul Jones 1779, June 16. 



INDEX. 



251 



Hilton, Moses. Seaman, U. S. S. "Mllann". See: Mlianr,'. Roll of crew entitled 

to prize money 1785, Sei>. '•>. 
Hinman, Klisha. Capl., U.S.S." Alfred". See: XTnited States, Continental Congress, 
Establishment of the rank of Captains in the Navy 1770, Oit. 10. Hopkins, 
Esek, Orders to John Paul Jones 1777, Jan. 14. Jones, John Paul to the 
Marine Committee, Continental Congress 1777, Jan. 21. Tillinghast, Daniel 
to John Paul Jones 1777, Feb. 28. Manley, John and others, Uniformdress 
foi the navy 1777, Mar. :Manley, John, Orders to John Paul Jones 1777, 
Apr. 23, May 3. Charrier, Louis Daniel to John Paul Jones 1777, June 10. 
Letter to John Paul Jones 1777, June 28. Thompson, Thomas to John 
Paul Jones 1777, Dec. 26. Jones, John Paul to Edwanl Bancroft 1778, 
Aug. 14, Aug. 24. Jones, John Paul to Jonathan Williams 177S, Aug. 23. 
Jones, John Paul to John Plaince 1779, Mar. 9. Jones, John Paul to the 
Continental Congress 1779, Dec. 7. 

Hinsdale, Thomas, ^fate of marines, U. S. S. "Alliance"? See: Jones, John Paul, 
Regulations 1780, Jan. 3. 3d mate, U. S. f>. Alliance See: Alliance, Roll 
I if crew entitled to prize money 1785, Sep. 5. 

Hisbert, diaries. Sniman, U. S. S. "Alliance". See: Alliance, Roll of crew entitled 
to jirize money 1785, Sep. 5. 

Hitchborn, Joseph. Midaltipmanf, V. S. S. "Alliance". See: Jones, John Paul, 
Regulations 1780, Jan. 3. Orders to, See: Jones, John Paul 1780, Feb. 5. 

Hodge, John. Capl., V. S. S. " Montgomeni" . See: United States, Continental 
Congress. Establishment of the rank of Captains in the Navy 177(3, Oct. 10. 

Hodge, . Oipl., merchant hrig "Active". See: Ross, John to John Paul 

Junes 1782, Jan. 8. 

Hogan, James. Secretary to John Paul Jone.'<. Signature. See: Jones, John Paul, 
Orders to Philip Brown 1776, Nov. 15. Letter to John Paul Jones 1776, 
Dec. 7. See: Tillingha.st, Henry Hendren to John Paul Jones 1777, JMar. 
14. .Vid-thipman, U. S. nary. See: Hinman, Elisha to John Paul Jones 
1777, June 28. Memorandum to John Paul Jones, See: AVhite, Thomas and 
four others. Memorandum to John Paul Jones 1779?, Feb.? Midxhipnian, 
U.S. S. "Alliance". See: Landais, Peter to John Paul Jones 1779, July21. 
Landais, Peter to John Paul Jones 1779, July 26. 

Hogg, Ebenezer. Mid-'<hipnHin^, I'. S. nary. Letter to John Paul Jones 1779, Feb. 8. 

Hoggen, James. See: Hogan. 

Hogland. See: Hoogland. 

Holeky, John. Surgeon's mate, U. S. S. "Alliance". See: Alliance, Roll of crew 
entitled to prize monev 1785, Sep. 5. 

Holker, Jean. French connul at Philadelphia. See: Jones, John Paul to John K. 
Read 1780, Nov. 9. 

Hone, Ozere. Seaman, V. S. S. "Alliance". See: Alliance, Roll of crew entitled to 
prize money 1785, Sep. 5. 

Hood, Samuel. Rear-admiral, British navy. See: Jones, John Paul, Extrait du 
Journal * * * de la R(5volution .Amcricaine 1786, Jan. 1, p. 110. 

Hoog, Richard. See: Hughes. 

Hoogland, Jacob. Postmaster at The Helder, Holland. See: Neufville, John de & 
Son to John Paul Jones 1779, Oct. 20, Oct. 25. Order to, See: Jones, John 
Paul 1779, Nov. 15. See: Dumas, Charles William Frederick to John Paul 
Jones 1779, Dec. 14. Neuf\-ille, John de & Son to John Paul Jones 1779, 
Dec. 15, Dec. 18. Jones, John Paul to Charles William Frederick Dumas 
1779, Dec. 27; 1780, Jan. 16. 



252 INDEX. 

"Hope". Canso merchant schooner. See: Jones, Jolin Paul to Robert Morris 1776, 
Out. 17. 

Hope & Co. Merchcmts, Amsterdam. Letter to, See: Wendell, John 1777, Oct. 28. 
See: Wendell, John to John Paul Jones 1777, Oct. 29. 

Hopkins, Esek. Commander in chief, U. S. nary. See: Jones, John Paul to Joseph 
Hewes 1776, Apr. 14. Jones, John Paul, Memorandum of the ensjage- 
ment with the CTcwj/ozc 1776, Apr. 14. Orders to John Paul Jones 1776, 
May 1, May 7. See: Jones, John Paul to Joseph Hewes 1776, May 19. 
Jones, John Paul to Robert Morris 1776, Oct. 17. Orders to John Paul 
Jones 1776, Oct. 22. See: Jones, John Paul to Joseph Hewes 1777, Jan. 
12. Orders to John Paul Jones 1777, Jan. 14. See: Jones, John Paul, 
Memorandum regarding the Diamond 1777, Jan. 1.5. Jones, John Paul to 
Daniel Tillinghast 1777, Jan. 20. Jones, John Paul to Marine Committee, 
Continental Congress 1777, Jan. 21. Tillinghast, Daniel to John Paul Jones 
1777, Jan. 23. Letter to John Paul Jones 1777, Jan. 28. See: United 
States, Continental Congress, Marine Committee; Morris, Robert, Vice- 
president to John Paul Jones 1777, Feb. 1. Letter to John Paul Jones 

1777, FeVj. 6. See: .Tones, John Paul to Robert Morris 1777, Feb. 10. 
Letter to John Paul Jones 1777, Feb. 11. See: Jones, John Paul to Robert 
Morris 1777, Apr. 7. Jones, John Paul to Leonard Jarvis 1777, INIay 10. 
Jarvis, Leonard to John Paul Jones 1777, May 21. Jones, John Paul to 
Leonard Jarvis 1777, June 9. Xotice to. See: Derby, Richard 1777, June 
17. See: Jarvis, Leonard to John Paul Jones 1777, June 23. Jones, John 
Paul to Robert ^Morris 1777, Oct. 30. Ex-commander in chief, U. S. nary. 
See: Jones, John Paul to Benjamin Franklin, John Adams and Arthur Lee 

1778, Aug. 15. Jones, John Paul to the Continental Congress 1779, Dec. 7. 
Jones, John Paul, Memorial to Robert 3Iorris 1783, Oct. 10. Jones, John 
Paul, Extraitdu Journal * * * de la Revolution .\mericaine 1786, Jan. 1. 
pp. 1, 2, 3, 7, 10. 

Hopkins, John Burroughs. Capt., U. S. brig of war "Cabot". See: Jone.s, John 
Paul, 3Iemorandum of the engagement with the Glasgow 1776, Apr. 14. 
Rice, Alpheus to John Paul Jones 1776, Aug. 9. Jones, John Paul to 
Robert Morris 1776, Sep. 4. Capt., U. S. S. "Warren". See: United 
States, Continental Congress, Establishment of the rank of Captains in the 
jSfavy 1776, Oct. 10. Manley, John to John Paul Jones 1777, May 30, 
June 1. 

Hopkins, Stephen. Governor, lihode Island. See: Jones, John Paul to Robert 
Morris 1776, Oct. 17. 

Hopkins, William. Mantcr, U. S. brig of var "Providence". See: CTrinnell, William 
to John Paul Jones 1777, Jan. 17. 

"Hornet". U. S. doop of war. See: Jones, John Paul to Joseph Hewes 1776, Apr. 

14. Robinson, Robert to John Paul Jones 1779, Feb. 10. 
Hornet, Cornelius. See: Harnett. 

"Horn Snake". V. S.f sloop of warf See: Mease, Matthew to John Paul Jones 

1779, Feb. 22. 

Houdon, Jean Antoine. French sculptor. See: Jones, John Paul to Thomas Jeffer- 
son 1788, Aug. 29;Sep. 9. Jones, John Paul to William Short 1788, Sep. 
1.5/26. 

House, George. Lieut., V. S. brig of -war "Hampden". Letter to John Paul Jones 
1777, June 17. Letter to, See: Jones, John Paul 1777, June 26. See: 
Jones, John Paul, Orders to Mathew Parke 1777, July 2. 



INDKX. 



253 



Houston, William V. Xnr Ji'rsei/ delegate to Coiiliiienlnl Conf/reyf:. See: riiitt-ci 
States, Continental Congress, Resolution regarilin<r the bravery iif .Tolm Paul 
Jones 1781, Apr. 14. 

Hou&toun, .lohii. <if Geariii'i. See; Fnizer, Joliu (lizzar.l to .I..|in I'aul .Ionics 1777, 
July 1.",. 

Houstoun, Sir Patrit'k. of (lenrtjid. See: Frazer, John (iizzani tu John Paul Junes 

1777, July l-'i, Aug. 25: 

Howe, Richard, Viscount. Rear-admiral and commander-in-chief, Brilixh fleet in 
Xorth America. See: Jones, John Paul to Antoine Raymond Jean Gualljert 
C.aliricl de Sartine 1778, :Mar. 31. AVhitall, Joseph to John Paul Jones 

1778, Nov. 27. Jones, John Paul to the President of the Continental Con- 
gress, 1779, Dec. 7. Jones, John Paul to Charles Eugene Gabriel de La 
Croix, :Marquis de Castries 1784, Feb. 18. Jones, John Paul, Extrait du 
Journal * * * de la Revolution Americaine 1786, Jan. 1. p. 13. 

Howe. AVilliam. .Vaj. gen., British armif. See: Thomi)Son, Thomas to John Gizzard 
Frazer 1777, Dec.2.5. Ross, John to John Paul Jones 1778, Feb. 11, May 19. 

Hoy, David. Seaman, V. S. S. "Alliance". See: Alliance, Roll of crew entitled to 
prize money 1785, Sep. 5. 

Hues, David. Seaman, U. S. S. "Alliance". See: Alliance, Roll of crew entitled to 
prize money 1785, Sep. 5. 

Hues, Richard. Seaman, U. S. S. "Alliance". See: Alliance, Roll of crew entitled 
to prize money 1785, Sep. 5. See also: Hughes. 

Huet, Owen. Seannin, V. S. S. "Alliance". See: Alliance, Roll of crew entitled to 
prize money 1785, Sep. 5. 

Huges, Hugh. Seaman, U. S. sloo]^ of var "Dolphin". See: Dolphin, Muster roll 
of 1777, Apr. -June. 

Hughes, David. See: Hues. 

Hug-hes, IDigli. See: Huges. 

Hughes, Richard. Petti/ officer?, V. S. S. "Bon Homme Richard". See: Salomons, 
E. T. to John Paul Jones 1779, June 28. See also: Hues. 

Hull, William. Lt. col, Sd Massachusetts: regiment. See: jMcNeill, Hector to John 
Paul Jones 1783, June 11. 

Humphreys, David. Secretary, V. S. legation, Paris. See: Jones, John Paul. Cer- 
tificate to Eilward Stack 1785, Apr. 13. Endorsement of a certificate. See: 
Jones, John Paul, Certificate to Edward Stack 1785, Apr. 13. 

Hunolstein, Barbantane. Maid of honor to the Duche.'fse de Chartres. Letter to John 
Paul Jones 1780, June 10. Letter to. See: Jones, John Paul 1780, July 14, 
Aug. 6. Letter to John Paul Jones 1780, Aug. 15, Oct. 14. 

Huntington, Samuel. President, Continental Congres.<<. See: Dumas, Charles Wil- 
liam Frederick to John Paul Jones 1779, Dec. 19. Bancroft, Edward to 
John Paul Jones 1783, Oct. 27. See also: United States, Continental Con- 
gress; Huntington, Samuel, President. 

Hutchins, Thomas. American geographer a)id Vnited States agent?, L' Orient. See: 
Franklin, Benjamin; Deane, Silas and Lee, Arthur to John Paul Jones 
1778, Jan. 10. Attestations, See: Lafayette, :Marie Jean Paul Joseph Roche 
Yves Gilbert du IMotier, Marquis de to Jolin Paul Jones 1779, May 22; 
Franklin, Benjamin to John Paul Jones 1779, July 8; Bragg, James, Peti- 
tion to John Paul Jones 1780, Feb. 2; Franklin, Benjamin to John Paul 
Jones 1780, Feb. 19; Bragg, James, Report to John Paul Jones 1780, Feb. 
21; Franklin, Benjamin to John Paul Jones 1780, :Mar. 1; United States, 
Continental Congress, Admiralty Board; Lewis, Francis, Commissioner, to 



254 INDEX. 

Hutcliins, Thomas — Continued. 

Benjamin Franklin 1780, JIar. 28; Franklin, Benjamin to John Paul Jones 
1780, Apr. 1; Bancroft, Edward to John Paul Jones 1780, Apr. 15; Moj'lan, 
James to John Paul Jones 1780, Apr. 17, JMay 12; Jones, John Paul, ^lem- 
orandum to Antoine Eaj-raond Jean Gualbert Gabriel de Sartine 1780, May 
30; Franklin, Benjamin to John Paul Jones 1780, June 1; Sartine, Antoine 
Raymond Jean Gualbert Gabriel de to John Paul Jones 1780, June 3; 
Franklin, William Temple to John Paul Jones 1780, June 4; Lee, Arthur 
to John Paul Jones 1780, June 13; Franklin, Benjamin to John Paul Jones 
1780, June 17; Stubbs, Benjamin to John Paul Jones 1780, June 26; Landais, 
Peter to John Paul Jones 1780, June 29. 



"Independence". U. S. sloop of war. See; United States, Continental Congress, 
Establishment of rank of Captains in the Xavy 1776, Oct. 10. Simpson, 
Thomas to John Paul Jones 1777, Dee. 19. Picquet, La Motte, to John 
Paul Jones 1778, Feb. 13. Bell, Thomas to John Paul Jones 1778, Nov. 3. 

"Independence". U. S. jirivatcer. See: Jones, John Paul to Thomas Truxtun 
1780, Oct. 24. Jones, John Paul to Robert Morris 1780, Nov. 8. Jones, 
John Paul to Jonathan Williams 1780, Nov. 20. 

"Indien". French nhip of imr. See: Jones, John Paul to Antoine Raymond Jean 
Gualbert Galjriel de Sartine 1778, Mar. 3. Jones, John Paul to the United 
States Commissioners to France. 1778, Aug. 15. Jones, John Paul to Antoine 
Raymond Jean Gualbert Ciabriel de Sartine 1778, Aug. 15, Sep. 13. Jones, 
John Paul to Louis Alexandre, Due de La Rochefaucauld 1778, Oct. 9. 
Jones, John Paul to Louis XVI 1778, Oct. 19. Jones, John Paul to Wil- 
liam Temple Franklin 1778, Oct. 28. Jones, John Paul to Edward Ban- 
croft 1778, Nov. 11. Jones, John Paul to the President of the Continental 
Congress 1779, Dec. 7. Jones, John Paul, Accomit against the Marine 
Committee, Continental Congress 1780, June 25. Jones, John Paul, Answers 
to questions propounded by the Admiralty Board 1781, Mar. 1. Jones, 
John Paul, ^lemorial to Robert Morris 1783, Oct. 10. Jones, John Paul 
to Charles Eugene Gabriel de La Croix, Marquis de Castries 1784, Feb. IS. 
Jones, John Paul, Extrait du Journal * * * de la Revolution Americaine 
1786, Jan. 1. pp. 11, 12, 30, 31, 35, 67, 107, 108. 

Ingerson, . Peity officer.', U. S. S. "Ranger". See: Cullam, David to John 

Paul Jones 1778, May 19. 

Ingraham, Jeremiah. £d mate, U. S. S. brig "Providence". See: Thaxter, Adam 
W. and others, Memorial to Hoysted Hacker 1776, Nov. 14. 

Ingram, Charles. Seaman, U. S. sloop of v;ar "Dolphin". See: Do/p/i/n, Muster 
roll of 1777, Apr.-June. 

Ingram, Mathan [Matthew?]. Yohmteer, U. S. S. "Alliance". See: Alliance. Roll 
of crew entitled to prize money 1785, Sep. 5. 

Ingram, Metthew. See: Ingram, Mathan. 

"Intrepide". French ship ef tear. See: Jones, John Paul, Memorandum of the 
French fleet 1780?, Dec? 

"Invincible". H. M. ship of war. See: Jones, John Paul to the President of the 
Continental Congress 1779, Dec. 7. Jones, John Paul, Extrait du Journal 
* * * de la Revolution Americaine 1786, Jan. 1. p. 12. 

"Iphegene". French ship of war? See: Jones, John Paul to Edward Bancroft 
1778, Aug. 14. 



INDEX. 255 

Iron, David. Situniiii, f. S. S. "AI/i<iHCi'". See: Allianci; l\.ill nf i-rc\v i-nlitlfd to 

prize money 17S5, Sep. 5. 
Irvine, William. I'l'muijlminid (hUyale to Conlinentul Coiu/ren^. See: Jones, John 

l>aul tc, William Short 1788, Sep. 15/26. 
Irwiue, Walter. See: Jone.s, John Paul, Account with varimis pcrsdus 1780'.', Dec? 

Irwine, . See: Grange Estate. 

Izard, Rali)h. United Slates co'inmmioner at the court of the Grand ]>ul:c of Tuscany. 

See: Livingston, JIusco, Certiticate to Joseph Wharton, Jr. 1779, Feb. 20. 

Letter to. See: Jones, John Paul 1779, ^lay 3. See: Franklin, Benjamin 

to John Paul Jones 1780, Feb. 19. Jones, Jcilin Paul to Benjamin Franklin 

1780, Feb. 25. 



J 



Jack. [Johnny Downes?] Apprentice, U. S. S. "Ranger". See: Simpson, Thomas 

to John Paul Jones 1777, Dec. 21, Dec. 23. 
Jackson, David. Seaman, U. S. S. "Alliance". See: Alliance, Roll of crew entitled 

to prize money 1785, Sep. 5. 
Jackson, John. British pilot. Certiticate respecting, See: Jones, John Paul 1779, 

Nov. 15. See: Jones, John Paul, Order to Jacob Hoogland 1779, Nov. 15. 

Dumas, Charles William Frederick to Peiter Van Bleiswyck 1780, Mar. 11. 

Dumas, Charles William Frederick to John Paul Jones 1780, Mar. 11? 

Jones, John Paul to James Read 1783, June 23. Jones, John Paul, Extrait 

du Journal * * * de la Revolution Ami^ricaine 1786, Jan. 1. p. 74. 
Jackson, William. See: Scott, Thomas & Co., Bill against John Paul Jones 1774, 

Jan. 29. Receipt to Thomas Scott &. Co. for amounts paid John Paul Jones, 

See: Scott, Thomas to John Paul Jones 1779, Oct. 19. 
Jarris, Edward. Seaman, U. S. S. "Alliance". See: Alliance, Roll of crew entitled 

to prize money 1785, Sep. 5. 
Jarvis, Leonard. Depidij Continental agent, Ma.'fmclw.^ett.':. Letterto John Paul Jones 

1777, :Mar. 19. Letter to, See: Jones, John Paul 1777, May 10. Letter to 

John Paul Jones 1777, May 21. Letter to. See: Jones, John Paul 1777, 

June 9, See: Manley, John to John Paul Jones 1777, Jime 9. Letterto 

John Paul Jones 1777, June 23. See: Jones, John Paul to Robert Morris 

1777, Oct. 30. 
Jauge, S . Merchant, Bordeaux. See: Chaumont, Donatien Leray de to Espi- 

vent Villes Boisnet 1779, Feb. 11. Finlay, Sir Robert to John Paul Jones 

1779, Apr. 10. See also: Jauge, S et tils. 

Jaug-e, S et fils. Merchants, Bordeaux. Letter to. See: Chaumont, Donatien 

Leray de 1779, Feb. 10. Letter to John Paul Jones 1779, Feb. 21. See: 
Jones, John Paul to John Bondfleld 1779, JMar. 29. 

Jay, John. United ,'^tates minister plenipotentiary to Sjiain. See: Neufville, John de 
& Son to John Paul Jones 1779, Dec. 15. Dumas, Charles William Freder- 
ick to John Paul Jones 1779, Dec. 19. Jones, John Paul to John Ross 

1780, JIar. 3. Jones, John Paul to William Carmichael 1780, Aug. 22. 
Secretary, foreign affairs, Continentcd Congress. See: Jones, John Paul to Wil- 
liam Short 1788, Sep. 15/26. See also: United States, Continental Con- 
gress; Jay, John, President. 

Jefferson, Thomas. Member, Virginia legidature. See: Read, John K. to John Paul 
Jones 1777, Oct. 13. United States minister plenipotentiary to France. See: 
Jones, John Paul to Charles Eugene Gabriel de La Croix, Marquis de Cas- 
tries 1785, July 10? Attestation to oath of John Paul Jones, See: Jones, 



256 INDEX. 

Jefferson, Thomas — Continued. 

John Paul, Account submitted to Continental Congress 1786, July 7. See: 
United States, Continental Congress, Resolution regarding John Paul Jones 
1787, Oct 16. Letter to, See: Jones, John Paul 1787, Oct. 24. Authoriza- 
tion to, See: United States, Continental Congress, Resolve 1787, Oct. 25. 
Letter to. See: Jones, John Paul 1787, Dec. 12. Commission to John Paul 
Jones 1788, Jan. 24. Letter to. See: Jones, John Paul 1788, Mar. 11. 
Letter to. See: Jones, John Paul 1788, Mar. IS, Mar. 20, Mar. 2.5. See: 
Bernstorff, Andreas Peder, Count to John Paul Jones 1788, Apr. 4. Fram- 
er_v, Nicolas Etienne, to John Paul Jones 1788, May 3. Jones, John Paul to 
IMarie Jean Paul Joseph Roche Yves Gilbert du Motier, ilarquis de Lafayette 
17S8, June 15 26. Letter to. See: Jones, John Paul 1788, Aug. 29;Sep! 9. 

Jeffries, Bowker. See: Mease, Matthew to John Paul Jones 1779, Feb. 28. 

Jenkins, . Capt., U. iS'. iferchant ship " Hau-ke" . See: Ross, John to John 

Paul Jones 1778, Feb. 11. Williams, Jonathan to John Paul 1778, Mar. 24. 

Jennis, Peter. Seaman, TJ. S. S. "Hancock". See: McNeill, Hector, Orders to John 
Paul Jones 1777, May 10. 

Jerine, Alexander. Secretary, British West India company. See: Xeif, Ary de, 
Deposition 1780, Aug. 4. 

"John". Briti-th merchant ship. See: Jones, John Paul to Robert Morris 1776, 
Oct. 17. Jones, John Paul, Orders to John P. Rathbun 1776, Nov. 25. 
Jones, John Paul, Orders to Samuel Tiley [Tyler?], Michael Knies and 
James Beckup 1776, Nov. 25. Jones, John Paul, Plan ot the evolutions of 
the Alfred and Milford. 1776?, Nov.? Jones, John Paul, Orders to Robert 
Saunders [Sanders?] 1776, Dec. 8. Jones, John Paul, Orders to Samuel 
Tyler 1776, Dec. 8. Jones, John Paul, Note of the time of material occur- 
rences during the Alfred's cruise 1776, Dec. 10. Jones, John Paul to 
Marine Committee, Continental Congress 1777, Jan. 21. 

Johnson, Elisha. Seaman, U. S. S. "Bon Homme Richard". Minutes of court 
martial of 1779, July 29. 

Johnson, Henry. Capt., U.S. navy. Certificate respecting John Thompson 1779, 
Oct. 11. See: J)ale, Richard, Certificate respecting Henry Lawrence and 
James Dick 1782, June 27. United States, Continental Congress, Resolve 
on the memorial of Samuel Nicholson 1788, July 2. 

Johnson, Joshua? See: Jones, John Paul to Jonathan Williams 1778, Oct. 20. 

Johnson, Nicholas. Master, merchant schooner "First Attempt". See; Rathbun, 
John P. and Grinnell William, Report to John Paul Jones 1776, July 16. 

Johnson. See also: Johnston. 

Johnston, Elijah. Seaman, V. S. S. "Bon. Homme Richard". See: Jones, John 
Paul, Orders to Richard Dale 1779, May 25. 

Johnston, Gieorge. Seaman, U. S. S. "Bon Homme Richard". Petition to John 
Paul Jones, See: Atwood, John and others. Petition to John Paul Jones 
1779, Aug.? Seaman, U. S. S. "Alliance". See: Landais, Peter to John 
Paul Jones 1780, June 29. 

Johnston, . Capt., Briti.'ih privateer "Vnion". See: Jones, John Paul to 

Benjamin Franklin 1780, Feb. 25. 

Johnston. See also: Johnson. 

Johnstone. See: Johnson, also: Johnston. 

Jones, John. Seaman, U. S. S. "Alliance" . See: Alliance, Roll of crew entitled to 
prize money 1785, Sep. 5. 

Jones, John Paul. All manuscripts in this calendar relate to Jones. As they are 
arranged in chronological order, no detailed mention of the individual manu- 
scripts is considered necessary in this place. 



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Jones, Robert. Seaman, U. S. S. "Hon Homme lilrjtani" . t^ee: Towers, Kol)ert, 
Proceedings of court martial in trial of 1779, July 28- Aug. 2. 

Jones, Thomas. Seaman, V. S. S. "Altiawr". See: .H/fonoc, EoU of crew entitlerl 
to prize money 178.5, Sep. 5. 

Josiah, Jame.". Capt., C. S. miei/. See: t'niteJ States, Continenbil Congress, 
K-:tal)lishnient of rank of Captains in the Navy 1776, Oct. 10. 

Jo Vira, lii-riianlo. See: Vira,' Bernardo Jo. 

Joyas, r & Son. of Madr'nl. See: Ross, John to John Paul Jones 1780, Mar. 

12. 

Joyner, . Captain, merchant marine. See: Xeufville, John de A Son to John 

Paul Jones 1779, Dec. 18. Jones, John Paul to John de Neufville & Son 
1779, Dec. 19. 

K 

Kane, Arthur. Seaman, U. S. sloop of war "Dolphin". See: Dolphin, Muster roll 

of 1777, Apr.-June. 
Kankock, Daniel. Seaman, V. S. S. "Alliance". See: Alliance, Roll of crew entitled 

to prize money 1785, Sep. 5. 
Kelly, John. Seaman, U. S. S. "Alliance." See: Allia^jce, Roll of crew entitled to 

prize money 1785, Sep. 5. 
Kelly, John. See: Kuly. 
Kemdy, John. Seaman, U. S. S. "Alliance". See: .IWimic, Roll of crew entitled to 

prize money 1785, Sep. 5. 
Kempenfelt, Richard. Late rear-admiral of the blue, British navy. See: Jones, John 

Paul, Memorial to Robert INIorris 1783, Oct. 10. 
Kenet, O . See: Jones, John Paul, Plan for the attack upon Leith 1779, 

Sept. 14. 
Kennedy, John. See: Kemdy. 
Kennedy, ^lichael. Gxmner, U. S. sloop of var "Dolphin". See: Dolphin, Muster 

roll of 1777, Apr.-June. 
Keppel, Augustus, "\'iscount. Admiral and commander-in-chief, British nary. See: 

Franklin, 'William Temple to John Paul Jones 1779, Feb. 16. Jones, John 

Paul, Memorial to Robert Morris 1783, Oct. 10. 
Kerr, Walter. See: Jones, John Paul, Account with various persons 1780?, Dec? 
Kerr, , Mrs. Wife of Walterf See: Jones, John Paul, Memorandum of articles 

purchased 1780?, Dec? 
Keto. Alias of John Martin q. v. 
Kilton, William. Capt., BritLshf j:)r/'OTter, "General Gales". See: Gallagher, Ber- 

naril to John Paul Jones 1776, Nov. 3. 
King-, Archibald. Seaman, V. S. S. "Bon Homme Richard" . See: Jones, John Paul, 

Orders to Richard Dale 1779, May 25. 
"Kingston Packet". Jamaica merchant brigantine. See: Jones, John Paul to 

Robert Morris 1776, Oct. 17. Tillinghast, Daniel to, John Paul Jones 1777, 

June 28. 
KirbyP, John. See: Carebie. 
Kirks, John. Seaman, U. S. S. "Alliance". See: Alliance, Roll of crew entitled to 

]irize money 1785, Sep. 5. 
"Kitty". British snow. See: Jones, John Paul, Orders to Joseph Allen 1776, 

Nov. 14. Jones, John Paul to Marine Committee, Continental Congress. 

1777, Jan. 21. 

21551—03 17 



258 iXDEx. 

Knies, ilichael Midshipman, U. S. S. "Alfred" and prizemaster of the "Surpriise" . 

Orders to, See: Jones, John Paul, Orders to Samuel Tyler, Miehael Knies 

and James Beckup 1776, Nov. 25. 
Knigt, Daniel. Seaman, U. S. S. "Alliance". See: Alliance, Eoll of crew entitled 

to prize money 1785, Sep. 5. 

Koronan Mahe, . See: Mahe, Koi'onan de. 

Kuly, John. Seaman, U. S. S. "Alliance" . See: Alliance, Eoll of crew entitled to 

prize money 1785, Sep. 5. 
Kroube, Beaumont. See: Groube. 
Krudiner, . Russian minister to Denmarl:. See: Jones, John Paul to Thomas 

Jefferson 1788, Mar. 25. 



La Bostile, . Certificate respecting. See: Jones, John Paul 1780, Mar. 10. 

Iia Coudrais, Armand Coudre. Lieut., French cutter "Cerf". See: Jones, John 
Paul, Officers of auxiliary vessels under command of 1779, Jlay 1-3. 

Lafayette, ^Marie Jean Paul Joseph Roche Yves Gilbert du Motier, INIarquis de. 
J/n/. gen., Continented army. See: Defourniez, le Chevalier to John Paul 

Jones 1779, Feb. 7. Yerplaces, to John PaulJones 1779?, Apr.-Mav. 

Letter to, See: Jones, John Paul 1779, May 1. See: Jones, John Paul to 
Antoine Raymond Jean Gualbert Gabriel de Sartine 1779, JNIay 1. Frank- 
lin, Benjamin to John Paul Jones 1779, May 19. Letter to John Paul Jones 

1779, May22. Letter to. See: Jones, John Paul 1779, Aug. 13. See: Jones, 
John Paul to Edward Bancroft 1779, Oct. 26. Letter to. See: Jones, John 
Paul 1779, Oct. 28. See: Jones, John Paul to Continental Congress 1779, 
Dec. 7. Letter to. See: Jones, John Paul 1780, Jan. 16. See: Jones, John 
Paul to Edward Bancroft 1780, Jan. 16. Letter to. See: Jones, John Paul 

1780, Feb. 18. See: Franklin, Benjamin to John Paul Jones 17s0, Feb. 
19. Jones, John Paul, Account against the Marine Committee, Continental 
Congress 1780, June 25. Jones, John Paul to Francois de Genet 1780, 
July 19. Jones, John Paul to Madame la ^larquise de Lafayette 1780, July 
28. Jones, John Paul to Charles "William Frederick Dumas 1780, Sep. 8. 
Jones, John Paul, Answers to questions propounded by the Admiralty Board 

1781, Mar. 1. Letter to John Paul Jones 1781, Dec. 22. See: Jones, John 
Paul to Charles Eugene Gabriel de La Croix, Marquis de Castries 1784, Feb. 
18, INIar. 6, Mar. 26. Jones, John Paul, Certificate to Edward Stack 1785, 
Apr. 13. Jones, John Paul to Charles Eugene Gabriel de La Croix, Marquis 
de Castries 1785, July 3? Jones, John Paul, Extrait du Journal * * * de 
la Revolution Anu^ricaine 1786, Jan. 1. pp. 36, 38, 126. Jones, John Paul 
to Thomas Jefferson 1787, Oct. 24. Letter to, See: Jones, John Paul 1788, 
June 15/26. Attestations made in 1825, See: Jones, John Paul to Lafayette 
1779, Aug. 13, Oct. 28; 1780, Jan. 16, Feb. 18. 

Lafayette, Madame la Marquise de. Letter to. See: Jones, .lohn Paul 1780, 
July 28. 

La Fraye, Francois. Sergt., French marines, V. S. S. " Bon Homme Richard" . See: 
Towers, Robert, Proceedings of court martial in trial of 1779, July 28- 
Aug. 2. 

De La Granville, . French coinmissary at the port of L' Orient. See: Jones, 

John Paul to Edward Bancroft 1778, Nov. 11. Whitall. Joseph to John 
Paul Jones 1778, Dec. 4. Jones, John Paul to Gourlade & Moylan 1779, 
July 28, Nov. 5. Jones, John Paul to Antoine Raymond Jean Gualbert 
Gabriel de Sartine 1780, June 23. Jones, John Paul to Edward Bancroft 



INDEX. 259 

• 

De La Granville, . Continueii. 

17S(l. Sfp. 23. Jones, John Paul to Benjamin Franklin 17)S0, Sep. 23. 

Jones, John Paul to Richard Dale 17X0, \ov. 7. Jones, John Paul to 

Charles Eugene Gabriel de La Croix, ManjuiH de Castries 178.5, July 10? 

La Grave, . Letter to John Paul Jones 1780, Sep.? 

La Houze, Baron de. Fnnch minixter to Denmark. See: Jones, John Paul to 

Thomas Jefferson 1788, Mar. 11, Mar. 20. Framery, Xicolas Ktienne to 

John Paul Jones 1788, May 3. 

Leke, John. Seaman, U. S. S. "Alliance". See: Alliance, Roll of crew entitled to 
prize money 1785, Sep. 5. 

L'Alavrez?, Pierre Louis. Letter to John Paul .Tones 1779, Dec. 20. 

La Luzerne, Anne Cesar, Chevalier de. French minister to the United Sluli.t. See: 
Chaumont, Donatien Leray de to John Paul Jones 1779, June 13. Jones, 
John Paul to Robert Jlorris 1780, June 27. Sartine, Antoine Raymond 
Jean Gualbert Gabriel de to John Paul Jones 1780, June 28. Jones, John 
Paul to Edward Bancroft 1780, July 17. Jones, John Paul to Chevalier de 
Baudouin 1780, July 19. Jones, John Paul to Francois de Genet 1780, 
July 19. Jones, John Paul to AVilliam Carmichael 1780, Aug. 22. Jones, 
John Paul to Charles AVilliam Frederick Dumas 1780, Sep. 8. Letter to 
John Paul Jones 1782, July 29. See: L'nited States, Continental Congress, 
Resolution 1782, Sep. 3. Letter to, See: Vaudreuil, Louis Philippe de 
Regaud, Marquis de 1783, Apr. 20. Viomcnil, Antoine Charles du Houx, 
Baron de 1783, Apr. 21. See: Jones, John Paul to Charles Eugene Gabriel 
de La Croix, Marquis de Castries 1784, May? 25, July 8. Jones, John Paul, 
Extrait du Journal * * * de la R<'»volution Americaine 1786, Jan. 1. 
pp. 89, 92, 93, 102, 105, 108, 115. 

La Masc, Franc^ois Pettibon de. Mauler, U. S. S. "Pallas". See: Jones, John Paul, 
Officers of auxiliary vessels under command of 1779, May 1-3. 

Lambert, Samuel. Master, V. S. S. "Alliance". See: Alliance, Roll of crew entitled 
to prize money 1785, Sep. 5. 

Lament, Donald. See: Jones, John Paul, Account with various persons 1780?, 
Dec? 

La Motte, Geffrier. Secretary, French f:hip "Sensible". Letter to John Paul Jones 
1779, May 1. 

La Motte, , Vicomte de. LieiU. col., French arm;/. Letter to John Paul 

Jones 1780, May 5. 

La Motte Picquet. See: Picquet. 

Lanana, John. Seaman, V. S. sloop.of war "Dolpliin" . See: Dolphin, Muster roll 
of 1777, Apr.-June. 

Landais, Peter. Capt., U. S. S. "Alliance ". See: Bell, Thomas to John Paul Jones 
1778, Nov. 3. Wharton, Joseph jr. to John Paul Jones 1779, Apr. 28. Lee, 
Arthur to John Paul Jones 1779, May 6. Chaumont, Donatien Leray de 
to John Paul Jones 1779, May 24. Letter to John Paul Jones 1779, May 

27, June 6. See: Chaumont, Donatien Leray de to John Paul Jones 1779, 
June 10. Letter to John Paul Jones 1779, June 16, July 2. See: Franklin, 
Benjamin to John Paul Jones 1779, July 8. Chaumont, Donatien Leray de 
to John Paul Jones 1779, July 19. Letter to John Paul Jones 1779, July 21, 
July 26. Chaumont, Donatien Leray de to Benjamin Franklin 1779, July 

28. Towers, Robert, Proceedings of court martial in trial of 1779, July 28- 
Aug. 2. Atwood, John, Minutes of court martial 1779, July 29. Johnson, 
Elisha, Minutes of a court martial 1779, July 29. Sturgis, William, I\Iin- 
utes of court martial 1779, July 29. Williams, John, Minutes of court 



260 INDEX. 

Ijandais, Peter — Continued. 

martial 1779, July 29. Rosseau, Jean, Minutes of court martial 1779, 
July 30. Mclntyre, John, Minutes of court martial 1779, July 31. Jones, 
John Paul to Benjamin Franklin 1779, Aug. 13. Jones, John Paul, Orders 
to prize-master 1779, Aug. 31. Statement to John Paul Jones 1779, Sep. 
5. Orders to, See: Jones, John Paul 1779, Sep. 5. See: Jones, John Paul 
to Benjamin Franklin 1779, Oct. 3. Cottineau de Kloguene, Denis Nicolas 
to John Paul Jones 1779, Oct. 9. Orders to James .\rthur Degge 1779, 
Oct. 10. See; Jones, John Paul to Robert Morris 1779, Oct. 13. Franklin, 
Benjamin to John Paul Jones 1779, Oct. 15. Cottineau de Kloguene, Denis 
Nicolas to John Paul Jones 1779, Oct. 19. Neufville, John de & Son to 
John Paul Jones 1779, Oct. 20. Capt., U.S. navy. Orders to James Arthur 
Degge 1779, Oct. 22. See: Jones, John Paul to John Dirck, Baron Yander 
Capellen 1779, Oct. 22. Neufville, John de & Son to John Paul Jonea 

1779, Oct. 23. Jones, John Paul to Donatien Leraj' de Chaumont 1779, 
Oct. 24. Dumas, Charles AVilliam Frederick to John Paul Jones 1779, Oct. 
25. Neufville, John de & Son to John Paul Jones 1779, Oct. 25. Jones, 
John Paul to Edward Bancroft 1779, Oct. 26. Watkins, John to John Paul 
Jones 1779, Oct. 27. Jones, John Paul to ]Marie Jean Paul Joseph Roche 
Yves Gilbert du Motier, Marquis de Lafayette 1779, Oct. 2S. Neufville, 
John de & Son to John Paul Jones 1779, Oct. 28, Dec. 7. Franklin, Ben- 
jamin to Andreas Peder, Count Bernstorff 1779, Dec. 22. Jones, John Paul 
to Benjamin Fi'anklin 1780, Feb. 13. Franklin, Benjamin to John Paul 
Jones 1780, Feb. 19, Mar. 1. Lee, Arthur to John Paul Jones 1780, June 
13. Jones, John Paul, Memorandum submitted to Benjamin Franklin 1780, 
June 17. Franklin, Benjamin, ^lemorandum submitted to John Adama, 

1780, June 18? Jones, John Paul to Mathew Parke 1780, June 20. Jones, 
John Paul to Francois de Genet 1780, June 21. Jones, John Paul to 
Edward Bancroft 1780, June 27. Jones, John Paul to Robert Morris 1780, 
June 27. Letter to John Paul Jones 1780, June 29. See: Jones, John Paul 
to the ship's company of the Alliance 1780, July 3. Jones, John Paul to 
Francois de Genet 1780, July 5. Williams, Jonathan to John Paul Jones 
1780, July 5. Jones, John Paul to Benjamin Franklin 1780, July 12. 
Jones, John Paul to Edward Bancroft 1780, July 17. See: Jones, John 

Paul to Edward Bancroft 1780, Aug. 7. La Grave, to John Paul 

Jones 1780, Sep.? E.v-capt., V. S.navy. See: Jones, John Paul to Madame 
la Presidente d'Ormoy 1780, Oct. 16. Jones, John Paul to Robert Morris 
1780, Nov. 8. Uniteil States, Continental Congress, Admiralty Board, 
Summons to John Paul Jonea 1781, Feb. 21. Jones, John Paul, Answers 
to questions jiropounded by the Admiralty Board 1781, Mar. 1. Alliance, 
Roll of crew entitled to prize money 1785, Sep. 5. Jones, John Paul, 
Extrait du Journal * * * de la Revolution Am^ricaine 1786, Jan. 1. 
pp. 46, 51, 58, 72, 82, 84, 86. 

Landais, Pierre. See: Landais, Peter. 

Landes, Pierre. See: Landais, Peter. 

Lane, Son & Fraser. Merchants, London. See: Wendell, John to John Paul 
Jones 1777, Oct. 29. 

Lang'don, .John. Continental agent, Netv Hampshire. See: United States Continen- 
tal Congress, Marine Committee to John Paul Jones 1777, June 18. United 
States, Continental Congreas, Marine Committee to William AVhipple, John 
Langdon and John Paul Jones 1777, June 18. Letter to. See: Jones, John 
Paul 1777, June 26. See: Jones, John Paul to Joseph Hewea 1777, Aug. 
17. Frazer, John Gizzard to John Paul Jones 1777, Aug. 25. Gardner, 
William to John Paul Jonea 1777, Oct. 10. Letter to. See: Jones, John 



INDEX. 261 

Lang-don, John — Continneil. 

Paul 1777, Oct. 11. Morris, RoliiTt to .Idlm I'aiil .Tont's ami .lolm l,aiif.'(loii 
1781, .-Vug. 24: See: Morris, Robert to .Toliu Paul .Jones 17S1, Scj.. 25. 
Brown, .Tohn to .John Paul Jones 1782, .\pr. 11, .\iir. 17. 

Lang-don, , ;\lrs. ]\ifi nf .Inlui. Si-i-: Urown. .lolm to.Iolni Paul .I..m-s 1782, 

(Ic-t. 1. 

Langeron, .Vuilrault, Conite de. Letter to .loliu I'aul .loues 178H, Ajir. 21. 

Lanley, Joseph. Seaman, V. S. S. "AUianci'" . See: Landais, Peter to .lolm Paul 
Jones 1780, June 29. 

Lante, Henry. See; Lunt. . 

Laper, William. Seaman, V. S. S. "Alliance". See: AlUavre, Roll of crew entitled 
to prize money 1 78.5, Sep. 5. 

La Porse, . See: Jones, John Paul to .\ntoine Raymond .lean (iaulhcrt 

(iaUriel lie Sartine 1778, Mar. 31. 

Laporte, Jean P>. Letter to John Paul Jones 1778, Mar. 20. Letter to 

Guillot 1778, Apr. 7. See: Jones, .Tohn Paul to pAlward Bancroft 1778, 
Oct. 4. Amiel, Peter to John Paul Jones 1779, Apr. 9. Letter to John 
Paul Jones 1779, July 24. 

La Porte Vezin. See Yezin, La Porte. 

La Prevalye, Pierre Dumas, Marquis de. Vaijl., Frenrli? .iliip of var "Lnvln" . See: 
Jones, John Paul to Edward Bancroft 1778, .Aug. 14, Aug. 21. Jones, 
John Paul to Benjamin Franklin 1778, .\ug. 24. Jones, John Paul to 
Charles Henri Nicolas Othon, Prince de Xassau-.Siegen 1778, Aug. 24. 
Jones, John Paul to Louis Guillouet, Comte d'Orvilliers 1778, Aug. 28. 
Jones, John Paul, Extrait du Journal * * * ile la Revolution Anirri- 
caine 1786, Jan. 1. p. 32. 

Larchar, John. }[aster, U. S. S. "Alliance". See: Alliance, Roll oi crew entitled 
to prize money 1785, Sep. 5. 

Larchard, Lewis. 4tlt nnile, U. S. S'. "Alliance" . See: Alliance, Roll of crew enti- 
tled to prize money 1785, Sep. 5. 

Larmet, Jean Baptiste. ('apt., French jirirateer " Prince <leS(niblse". See: Thcvcnet, 
Andre to John Paul Jones 1780, Mar. 15. 

La Rochefaucauld-Liancourt?, Francois .Alexandre Frederic, Due de. See: 
Jones, John Paul to Edward Bancroft 1778, ( li-t. 4. Letter to, See: Jones, 
John Paul 1778, Oct. 9. See: Jone.-, John Paul to Benjamin Franklin 

1778, Oct. 19. Jones, John Paul to William Temple Franklin 1778, Oct. 19. 
Jones, John Paul to Edward Bancroft 1778, Xov. 11. Jones, John Paul to 
Fran(;ois de Genet 1780, Aug. 9. 

La Rochefaucauld d'Anville?, Louis Alexander, Due de La Roche-Guyou et de. 

See: La Rochefau(-auld-Liancourt?, Francois .Vlexandre Frederic, Due de. 
La Rote, Franyois. French marine, V. S. S. "Bon Homme Richard". See: Towers, 

Robert, Proceedings of court martial in trial of 1779, July 28-Aug. 2. 
La Rouciere, Clement de. See: Chaumont, Donatien Leray de to John Paul Jones 

1779, Feb. 17. Letter to John Paul Jones 1779, Feb. 19. 

Lasqualla, Joseph. Seaman, C. S. .iloop of war "Dolphin". See: JJolpIiin, iluster 

roll of 1777, Apr.-June. 
La Touclie-Treville, Louis Ren6 Vassor, Vicomte de. Capt., French, .^hij) of v;ar 

" Herniione". See: Jones, John Paul, Extrait du Journal * * * ,\e la 

Revolution -Amcricaine 1786, Jan. 1. p. 41. 
Lattin, . Ca}il., Dillon'.i Iri.ih regimeni, French army. See: Jones, John Paul 

to Thomas Jefferson 1787, Oct. 24. 
La Varage, Joseph de. See: Varage. 



2H2 INDEX. 

Laurag-uais?, Louis Marie Bufile Brancas, Marquis de. Col., French army. See: 
O'Connell, Maurice to John Paul Jones 1779, Dec. 17. 

Lauvellas, .John. Seaman, U. S. S. "Alliance". See: Landais, Peter to John Paul 
Jones 1780, June 29. 

La Vauguyon, Paul Francois de Quelen, Due de. French ambamador to Holland. 
See: Junes, John Paul to Benjamin Franklin 1779, Oct. .3. Letter to. See: 
Jones, John Paul 1779, Oct. 5. See: Dumas, Charles William Frederick 
to John Paul Jones 1779, Oct. 11. Jones, John Paul to Benjamin Frank- 
lin 1779, Oct. 11. Cottineau de Kloguene, Denis Nicolaa to John Paul 
Jones 1779, Oct. 13. Neufville, John de & Son to John Paul Jones 1779, 
Oct. 18. Letter to. See: Jones, John Paul 1779, Oct. 20. See: Dumas, 
Charles William Frederick to' John Paul Jones 1779, Oct. 25, Oct. 28. 
Xeufville, John de it Son to John Paul Jones 1779, Oct. 28. Dumas, Charles 
William Frederick to John Paul Jones 1779, Oct. 30. Jones, John Paul to 
Charles William Frederick Dumas 1779, Nov. 1, Nov. 5. Walsh-Serrant, 
Francois Jacques to Edward Stack 1779, Nov. 25. Letter to John Paul 
Jones 1779, Dec. 2. See: Cottineau de Kloguene, Denis Nicolas to John 
Paul Jones 1779, Dec. 2. Letter to. See: Jones, John Paul 1779, Dec. 13. 
See: Jones, John Paul to Charles William Frederick Dumas 1779, Dec. 13. 
Jones, John Paul to John Ross 1779, Dec. 15. NeutMlle, John de & Son 
to John Paul Jones 1779, Dec. 17. Letter to John Paul Jones 1779, Dec. 
21. Letter to. See: Jones, John Paul 1779, Dec. 25. See: Jones, John 
Paul to CharlesWilliam Frederick Dumas 1780, Jan. 16. Jones, John Paul to 
Marie Jean Paul Joseph Roche Yves Gilbert du Motier, Jlarquis de Lafayette 
1780, Jan. 16. Letter to. See: Jones, John Paul 1780, Feb. 18. See; Jones, 
John Paul, Answers to questions propounded by the Admiralty Board 1781, 
Mar. 1. Jones, John Paul to Charles Eugene Cxabriel de La Croix, Marquis 
de Castries 1783, Feb. 18; 1784, ;Mar. 26. Jones, John Paul, Extrait du 
Journal * * * de la Revolution Americaine 1786, Jan. 1. pp. 70, 71, 75. 

La Vend.ah.1, , Comte de. Letter to John Paul Jones 1780, ilay? 23. See: 

Jones, John Paul to la Comtesse de Bourbon de La Vendahl 1780, July 14. 
Jones, John Paul to Chevalier de Baudouin 1780, July 19. Genet, Fran- 
(,•018 de to John Paul Jones 1780, July 30. Jones, John Paul to la Comtesse 
de Bourbon de La Yendahl 1780, Sept. 21. 

La "Vendahl, Comtesse de Bourbon de. Letter to John Paul Jones 1780, Apr.? 

Letter to. See: Jones, John Paul 1780, June 7, July 14. See: Jones, John 

Paul to Fran(;ois de Genet 1780, July 19. Genet, Franfois de to John Paul 

Jones 1780, July 30. Jones, John Paul to Fran^'ois de Genet 1780, Aug. 

9. Jones, John Paul to Madame la Presidente d'Ormoy 1780, Sept. 13. 

Letter to. See: Jones, John Paul 1780, Sept. 21. 
Lavie, (-reorge. Acting lieut., l'. S. marines. See: Gallagher, Bernard to John Paul 

Jones 1777, Jan. 18. Manley, John to John Paul Jones 1777, Fell. 4. 
La Villebouguais, . Capt., F'ench shij) of war "Chasseur." See: Jones, 

John Paul, .Memorandum of the French fleet 1780?, Dec? 
Lawley, Stephen. "Seaman, U. S. S. "Bon Homme Richard". See: Jones, John 

Paul, Orders to Richard Dale 1779, May 25. 
Lawrence, David. CajA., of Providence, Rhode Island. See: Grinnell, William to 

John Paul Jones 1777, Jan. 17. 
LaTsrrence, Henry. Master's mate, formerly of U. S. S. "Lexington". Certificate 

respecting. See: Dale, Richard, Certificate respecting Henry Lawrence and 

James Dick 1782, June 27. 
Layton, John. Seaman, U. S. S. "Bon Homme Richard" . Petition to John Paul 

Jones, See: Atwood, John and others. Petition to John Paul Jones 1779, 

Aug.? 



INDEX. 203 

lie Bart, . See: Basseville, Buii^son ile to Jdliii Paul .Times I77ii, .luly -'■). 

Gourlade, to John Paul Jones 1779, July :!1. 

Le Cadet, Thevenet. Broker, Jhnihirk, Franfi'. See: Meijrr, .1 to Jnlni I'aiil 

Jones 1779, Dec. i:!. 
lie Comte, Cliarles Joseph. See: Dumas, Charles William Frederick tn Jnhii I'aul 

Jones 1779, Oct. 21. Xeufville, John de ct Son to John Paul Jones 1779, 

Oct. 21, Oct. 23, Oct. 21)'. Jones, John Paul to Charles William Frederick 

Dumas 1779, Nov. 1. 
1.6 Couteulx & Cie. BdtikiTs, Parln. See: Morris, Koliert to John Paul Jones 

1783, Xov. 6. 
Lee, Arthur. Vniteil States commisMoircr to Fi-nncr. Letter to John Paul Jones, See: 

Franklin, l!enjamin; Deane, Silas and Lee, Arthur to John Paul Jonea 

1777, Dec. 17. Letter to Jonathan Williams, See: Franklin, Benjamin; 
Deane, Silas and Lee, Arthur to Jonathan Williams 177S, Jan. 10. Letter 
to. See: Jone.s, John Paul 1779, May. 3. Letter to John Paul Jones 1779, 
May 8. See: Ross, John to John Paul Jonea 1778, ilay 12. Letter to John 
Paul Jones, See: Franklin, Benjamin; Lee, Arthur and Adams, John to John 
Paul Jones 1778, May 23. Adams, John; Lee, Arthur and Franklin, Ben- 
jamin to John Paul Jones 1778, ilay 2.5. Extract of letter to. See: Jones, 
John Paul, Extract to the Amr. Plenipotentiaries to the court of Versailles 

1778, May 27. Jones, John Paul, Extract of letter to Benjamin Franklin, 
John Adams and Arthur Lee 1778, June 3. Plan for expeditions submitted 
to, See: Jones, John Paul, Plan for expeditions submitted to Benjamin 
Franklin, John .\dams, Arthur Lee and Antoine Raymond Jean Gualbert 
Gabriel de Sartine 1778, June 5. Letter to. See: Jones, John Paul to Ben- 
jamin Franklin, John Adams and Arthur Lee 1778, Aug. 15. See: Jones, 
John Paul to John Ross 1778, Sep. (i. Jones, John Paul to Thomas Pell 

1778, Sep. 15. United States comminsioner to Spain. See: Williams, Jonathan 
to John Paul Jones 1778, Nov. 17. Letter to, See: Jones, John Paul 1778, 
Xov. 21. See: Jones, John Paul to John ^Mehegan 1778, Dec. 23. Ford, 
Hezekiah to John Paul Jones 1779, Feb. 2. Livingston, jNIuseo, Certificate 
to Joseph Wharton 1779, Feb. 20. Moylan, James to John Paul Jonea 

1779, Oct. 18. Franklin, Benjamin to John Paul Jones 1780, Feb. 19. 
Jones, John Paul to Benjamin Franklin 1780, Feb. 25. Duma*, Charles 
William Frederick to John Paul Jones 1780, 3Iar. 18. Jones, John Paul 
to Edward Bancroft 1780, Apr. 10. Dumas, Charles William Frederit'k to 
John Paul Jones 1780, Jlay 26. Letter to John Paul Jones 1780, June 
13. See: Franklin, Benjamin to John Paul Jones 1780, June 17. Jones, 
John Paul to Edward Bancroft ' 1780, June 27. Jones, John Paul to Robert 

I Morris 1780, June 27. Jones, John Paul to Fi-an(;ois de Genet 1780, July 5. 

Jones, John Paul to Benjamin Franklin 1780, July 12. Jones, John Paul 
to Edward Bancroft 1780, Aug. 7, Oct. 17. Jones, John Paul to Robert 
Morris 1780, Xov. 8. Jones, John Paul to William Temple Franklin 

1780, Xov. 11. Virginia delegate to Continental Conyrexs. See: Ross, John to 
Joliii Paul Jonea 1782, Jan. 22. .Tones, John Paul to Charles Eugene 
(/iabriel dt La Croix, Marquis de Castries 1784, Feb. 18. Jones, John 
Paul, Flxtraitdu Journal * * * de la Revolution Americaine 1786, Jan. 
1. pp. 84, 85, 86. Jones, John Paul to Marie Jean Paul Joseph Roche Yves 
Gilbert du ]\Iotier, Marquis de Lafayette 1788, June 1.5/26. 

Lee, I'l-ancis. Innkeeper, Philadelphia. See: Jones, John Paul, Account airainst 

tlie Tnited States 1782, Dec. 7. 
Lee, Richard Henry Mrgiina delegate In ('imtinenlal Congrem. See: Jones, John 

Paul to Joseph Hewes 1777, Aug. 17. 



264 INDEX. 

liee, Sarah. See: Dumas, Charles William Frederick to John Paul Jones 1780, 
Mar. 11? 

Lee, Thomas. See: Jones, John Paul, Ans^vers to questions propounded by the 
Admiralty Board 1781, Mar. 1. 

Lee, William. United States commercial agent at Kantes. See: Ross, John to John 
I'aul Jones 1778, Feb. 11, May 12. Jones, John Paul, Answers to ques- 
tions propounded by the Admiralty Board 1781, Mar. 1. 

Lee, William. Seaman, V. S. S. "Bon Homme Richard". See: Sturgis, William, 
^linutes of court martial of 1779, July 29. 

Leech, Johnson. .Vate, U. S. sloop of v:ar "Dolphin". See: Dolphin, INIuster roll 
1777, Apr.-June. 

Leech, Nathaniel. Seaman, U. S. sloop of war "Dolphin". See: Dolphin, Cluster 
roll 1777, Apr.-June. 

Leg-g-ins, John. Seaman, U. S. S. "Alliance". See: Alliance, Roll of crew entitled 
to prize money 178.5, Sep. 5. 

"Leinster". See: Duke of Leinster. 

Leister, .James. ]>oatsv:ain, U. S. sloop of war "Dolphin". See: Dolphin, Muster 
roll 1777, Apr.-June. 

Leith, Scotland. See: Scotland, Leith. 

Leith, . See: Grange Estate. 

Le Jeuue, . Commissary of marine at L' Orient. Certificate of payment. See: 

Allianct, Roll of crew entitled to prize money 1785, Sep. 5. See: Jones, 
John Paul, Account submitted to Continental Congress 1786, July 7. 

Le Lay, . See: Mehegan, John to John Paul Jones 1778, Dec. 19. Jones, 

John Paul to John Mehegan 1778, Dec. 23. 

Le Maitre, . See: Jones, John Paul to Gourlade ct Moylan 1779, Dec. 15. 

Lemance, John. Seaman, U. S. sloop of war "Dolphin" . See: Dolphin, Muster 
roll 1777, Apr.-June. 

Le Meig-nen, Henry Ange Francois. Lieut., U. S. S. "Pallas". See: Jones, John 
Paul, Officers of auxiliary vessels under command of 1779, May 1-3. Tow- 
ers, Robert, Proceedings of a court martial in trial of 1779, July 28-Aug. 2. 
Atwood, John, Minutes of a court martial 1779, Juh- 29. Johnson, Elisha, 
ilinutes of a court martial 1779, July 29. Sturgis, William, Minutes of a 
court martial 1779, July 29. Williams, John, Minutes of a court martial 
1779, July 29. Rosseau, Jean, Minutes of a court martial 1779, July 30. 
Mclntyre, John, Minutes of a court martial 1779, July 31. Robinson, 
Robert, Sentence of court martial in case of 1779, Aug. 8. Jones, John 
Paul, Plan of attack upon Leith 1779, Sep. 14. Letter to John Paul Jones 
1779, Oct. 15. 

Lenard, Joshua. Seaman, U. S. sloop of roar "Dolphin". See: Dolphin, Muster roll 
1777, Apr.-June. 

Le Netrel, . Letter to Joseph Whitall 1778, Nov. 21. 

Lennox, David. Captain. See: Jones, John Paul to Joseph Hewes 1776, May 17. 

Le Rich, Jean. Lieut., French privateer "-Monmeur". Orders to. See: Jones, John 
Paul 1779, Aug. 18. 

Leroux, Jean. French rolunteer, U. S. S. "Bon Homme Richard". See: Towers, 
Robert, Proceedings of court martial in trial of 1779, July 28-Aug. 2. 
Gourlade, to John Paul Jones 1779, July 31. 

Le Boy, Julien David. Director, French academy. See: Moylan, James to John 
Paul Jones 1778, j\Iar. 12. Letter to John Paul Jones 1778, Apr. 6? 



INDEX. 2(55 

liesconnee, Francois and otlier^. Freiicli njliuttara, V. S. S. "Bonllummc liiih<triV' . 

Tfstimciny in court martial of Robert Towers, See: Towers, Robert, I*ro- 

cccilinj.'s of court martial in trial of 177S1, July 2S-Ang. 2. 
Ii'j^tombe, Philip .Toseph tie. French nmcnl/ur Xfic Ilanijiifliire, .Va.w((7i H.vri/.<, llhodc 

Island and Cotiniclicul. 8ee: Brown, Jolm to .lolni Paul .Tones 1782, Ajir. .'). 
Leunt, Peter. Sraindn, J'. S. S. "Alliance". .See: .l/Z/ay/r-c, K(.ll of itcw cntitlcil to 

prize money 178.5, Sep. ri. 
"Leveller", f. S..' cnller. See: Jones, John Paul, Orders to Kicliard Kale 1779, 

May 25. Dale, Richard to John Paul Jones 1779, :May 27. 

Lewis, Jonatlian. Fonmrlii j;il(it, V. S. hriy "I'l-orldencc". See: Tillinghast, Henry 
Ilendreu tu.Iohn Paul Jones 1777, Mar. 14. 

' ' Lexington " . / '. .v. /in';/ af n'ui: See : United States, Continental Congress, Estab- 
lishment of the rank of Captains in the Xavy 1776, Oct. 10. Nesbitt, John 
Maxwell to John Paul Jones 1777, Aug. 5. Johnson, Henry, Certificate 
1779, Oct. 11. Jones, John Paul to Edward Bancroft 1780, June 27. 
United States, Continental Congress, Resolve on the memorial of Samuel 
Nicholson 1788, July 2. 

Libbey, Alexander? See: Libbey, ¥A\. 

Libbey, Ell. Seiiiiian, V. S. .'^'. "Alliance". See: Alliance, Roll <>i crew entitled to 
prize money 178.5, Sep. 5. 

Libbey, Jeremiah. J'oiilmaster, PorLsmotdli, New HampsJiire. Account against . I ohn 
Paul Jones 1782, Nov. 8. Letter to John Paul Jones 1782, Nov. 9. 

"Licorne". French ithip of irar. See: Jones, John Paul, ilemorandnni ..f the 
French fleet 1780?, Pec? 

Limmond, Abraiiam. Seaman, U. S. S. "Alliance". See: Alliance, Roll of crew 
entitled to prize money 1785, Sep. .5. 

Linds, James. 3d lieul., U. S. S. "Alliance". See: Alliance, Roll of crew entitled 
to jirize money 1785, Sep. 5. 

Linoncourt, , Chevalier de. French naval agent at .[m.ilerdam. Letter to, See: 

Jones, John Paul 1779, Dec. 17. See: Neufville, John de & Son to John Paul 
Jones 1779, Dec. 17. Jones, John Paul to Paul Francois de Quelen, Due 
de La Yauguyon 1779, Dec. 25; 1780, Feb. 18. Commandant of the city of 
L'Orient. Letterto, See: Thevenard, Antoine Jean Marie de 1780, June 20. 

Lintb-waite, John West. ^[lllilhipnlan,T'. S. S. "Bon Homme Richard". .See: Tow- 
ers, Robert, Proceedings of court martial in trial of 1779, July 28-Aug. 2. 

"Lion". See: "Alliance." 

Lisconnick, Francois. See: Lesconnee. 

Littlepage, Lewis. Grand chamberlain to Kimj if J'uland. See: Jones, John Paul 
to Thomas Jefferson 1788, :\Iar. 11, :Mar. 20, Mar. 25. Jones, John Paul 
to Marie Jean Paul Joseph Roche Yves Gilbert du Motier, JIarquis de 
Lafayette 1788, June 15/26. Jones, John Paul to Thomas Jefferson 1788, 
Sep. 1.5 '26. 

"Lively". Brili.ili merchant brig. See: Jones, John Paul to Daniel Tillingha-st 
1777, .\ug. 8. 

"Lively". French.^shipofu-ar. See: Jones, John Paul to Edward Bancroft 1778, 
Aug. 14, Aug. 21. Jones, John Paid to Jonathan Williams 1778, Aug. 23. 
Jones, John Paul to Louis Philippe Joseph, Due de Chartres 1778, Sep. 
21. Jones, John Paul to Louis XYI 1778, Oct. 19. Jones, John Paul to 
Robert Morris 1778, Nov. 13. 



266 INDEX. 

"liiving-ston," T'. S. merchant ship. See: Jones, John Paul to Gourlade & Moylan, 
17S0, Feb. 10. Jones, John Paul to Benjamin Franklin 1780, Feb. 13. 

liivingston, Abraham. Merchant and Continental agent, Boston. See: Jones, John 
Paul to Robert Morris 1777, Jan. 12. Jones, John Paul to Robert Jlorris 
1777, Jan. 16, Jan. 21. Frazer, "John Gizzard to John Paul Jones 1777, 
July 15. Jones, John Paul to Joseph Hewes 1777, Aug. 17. Jones, John 
Paul, Orders to Mathew Parke 1777, Aug. 24. Letter to John Paul Jones 

1777, Aug. 28. See: Frazer, John Gizzard to John Paul Jones 1777, Aug. 
28. Letter to John Paul Jones 1777, Sep. 7. See: Jones, John Paul to 
Joseph Hewes 1777, Oct. 30. See also: Livingston & Turnbull. 

Livingston, Musco. Lieut., commanding frigate "Gov. Livingston". Certificate to 
Joseph Wharton, jr. 1778, Apr. 11. See: Jones, John Paul to Benjamin 
Franklin, John Adams and Arthur Lee 1778, Aug. 1.5. Jones, John Paul 
to Thomas Bell 1778, Nov. 1.5. AVhitall, Joseph to John Paul Jones 1778, 
Dec. 4. Gilbank, John to John Paul Jones 1779, Feb. 23. Letter to, 
See: Jones, John Paul 1779, Mar. 13. See: Frazer, .John Gizzard to John 
Paul Jones 1779, Apr. 17. Letter to. See: Jones, John Paul 1779, 
Apr. 2.5. 

liivingston, Robert R. Secretary, foreign affairs, Continental Congress. Letter to 
Jolni Paul Jones 1782, Apr. 20. 

Livingston, ^\■illiam? See: Jones, John Paul, Answers to questions propounded 
liy the Admiralty Board 1781, JIar. 1. 

Livingston, . See: AVhitall, Joseph to John Paul Jones 1778, Dec. 4. 

Livingston & Turnbull. Merchants and Continental agents, Boston. See: Jones, 
John Paul to INIarine Committee, Continental Congress 1777, Jan. 21. 
Jarvis, Leonard to John Paul Jones 1777, Mar. 19. Jones, John Paul, 
Orders to jNIathew Parke 1777, July 26. Jones, John Paul to Joseph 
Hewes 1777, Sep. 1. Jones, Jobn Paul, Orders to Mathew Parke 1777, 
Aug. 24. Jones, John Paul to John Bradford 1777, Sep. 10. 

Lloyd, John. Merchant, South Carolina. See: AVilliams, Jonathan to John Paul 
Jones 1778, Z\Iar. 24. Ross, John to John Paul Jones 1778, .A_pr. 2, 
May 17. 

Lockyear, . of the British nartj. See: Franklin, Benjamin to John Paul 

Jones 1780, Mar. 1. 

Logham, James. Garde Marine, U. S. S. "Alliance". See: Alliance, Roll of crew 
mititled to prize money 178.5, Sep. 5. 

Loivendahl, Comtesse de Bourbon de. See: La Vendahl. 

London, Mary Paul. See: Jones, John Paul, Will 1777, Oct. 8. 

Long, John. Secretary, collector of customs. Limerick, Ireland. See: Wallace, John, 
Certificate of payment of duties 1779, Apr. 17-18. 

Longstaff, ilichael. Quartermaster, V. S. S. "-Alliance". See; Landais, Peter to 
John Paul Jones 1779, July 26. 

"Lord Chatham". British merchant ship. See: Ranger, Officers and crew of, to 
John Paul Jones 1778, May 13. Jones, John Paul to Edward Bancroft 

1778, Aug. 21. Jones, John Paul to Jonathan Williams 1778, .Aug. 23. 
Jones, John Paul to John Ross 1778, Aug. 23. Jones, John Paul to Jona- 
than Williams 1778, Oct. 20. 

Lorrance, Daniel. Midshipinan, C. S. brig "Proridence". Memorial to Hoysted 
Hacker, See: Thaxter, Adam W. and others, ^Memorial to Hoysted Hacker 
1776, Xov. 14. 



ixDKx. 2G7 

"Ijosely". Britl.ili j/i-iral,-ei:' See: Mehegan, John to .Tohu raul Jones 1778, 

Deo. li). 
Loud, Siilouion. See: I^owd. 

liouis XVI, KiiKj of Fnino'. See: France, Cioun, l^uiiis XVI, Kinj:. 
liOuis, James. Seaman, V. S. S. "Bon Homme Richard". Petition to .l.ilin I'iuil 

Jones, See: Atwood, John and others, Petition to .lolui I'aiil .Fom-s 177!t, 

Aug.? 
liOuvelle, . Si'aiiiaii, I'. S. nat'y. See: Dale, Ivicliaiil to John Paul .lones 

17S0, Oet. 20. 
IiOvie, George. See: Lavie. 
Liowd, Solomon. Officer, U. S. /S'. "May^ger". See: Frazer, John Gizzard to John 

Paul Jones 1777, Dec. 30. Prizemaster, bi'igantiiie "Patience". Orders to. 

See: Jones, John Paul 1778, Apr. 28. 
Lowe, Thomas. Sailmaker, V. S. S. "Ranger". See: Cullain, David to John Paul 

Jones 1778, May 21. 
Lowell, John, of }fa.isaclu(selt.?. See: McNeill, Hector to Jolm Paul Jones 1783, 

June 1 1. 
Lowendal. See: La A'endahl. 
Luce, Thomas. Seaman, U. S. S. "Alliance". See: Alliance, Roll of crew entitled 

to prize money 1785, Sep. 5. 
"Luke". American merchant brigantlue. See: -li-te/. Officers of, Declaraticjn 1780, 

Dot. 13. United States, Continental Congress, Admiralty Board, Summons 

to John Paul Jones 1781, Feb. 20. Jones, John Paul, Answers to questions 

propounded bj' the Admiralty Board 1781, Mar. 1. 

Lunt, Cutting. 3d lieuL, V. S. S. "Bon Homme Richard". See: Salomons, K. T. to 
John Paul Jones 1779, June 28. Orders to. See: Jones, John Paul 1779, 
July 28. See: Jones, John Paul to Benjamin Franklin 1779, Oct. 3. 

Lunt, Henry. .Master's mate, U. S. S. " Bon Homme Richard" . Orders to. See: Jones, 
John Paul 1779, May 19. Sd VmU., U. S. S. "Bon Homme Ricliard" . See: 
Salomons, E. T. to John Paul Jones 1779, June 28. Jones, John Paul to 
Gourlade ct Moylan 1779, July 28. Sturgis, William, Minutes of a court 
martial of 1779, July 29. Bon Homme Richard, Account of engagement 
with the Serapis 1779, Sep. 23-25. Sd lieut., V. S. navy. Letter to John 
Paul Jones 1779, Oct. 7. See: Cottineau de Kloguene, Denis Nicolas to 
John Paul Jones 1779, Oct. 9. Jones, John Paul, Regulations 1780, Jan. 
3. Letter to John Paul Jones 1780?, Jan.? (two). See: Dale, Richard to 
John Paul Jones 1780, Oct. 20; 1781, Mar. 22. 

Lunt, Peter. See; Leunt. 

Lunt, Richard. Seaman, U. S. S. "Alliance". See: Alliance, Roll of crew entitled to 
prize money 1785, Sep. 5. 

Lux, William. Continental agent, Maryland. See: United States, Continental Con- 
gress, Resolve 1776, Apr. 23. 

"Luzerne". French merchant ship, Thomas Bell, capl. .See: Jones, John Paul to 
Benjamin Franklin 1780, Feb. 25. Franklin, Benjamin to John Paul Jones 
1780, Mar. 1. Frankhn, Benjamin, ^lemorial submitted to John Adams 
1780, June 18.' 

Luzerne, Anne Cesar Chevalier de la. See: La Luzerne. 

Lynd, James. Lieut., U. S. S. "Alliance". See: Jones, John Paul, Regulations 
1780, Jan. 3. 



208 INDEX. 

Lyon, Samuel. Secretary tu Eseh Hopkins. Signature, See: United States, Conti- 
nental Congress, Resolve 1776, Apr. 23. Hopkins, Esek, Orders to John 
- Paul Jones 1776, May 1, May 7, Oct. 22. See: Hopkins, Esek to John 
Paul Jones 1777, Jan. 14. 

Lyons, Michael. Seaman, U. S. S. "Alliance". See: Alliance, T\.o\\ of crew entitled 
to prize money 1785, Sep. 5. 

Lyons, Peter. Seaman, U. S. S. "Alliance". See: Alliance, Eoll of crew entitled 
to prize money 1785, Sep. 5. 



ivr 

Macarthy, Eugene. Lieut-', Cajjt. fVahli's Irish regiment, French army. See: Fitz- 

Maurice, , Chevalier de to John Paul .Tones 1779, Feb. 5. Letter to 

John Paul Jones 1779, ^lar. 3. See: Fitz-Maurice, , Chevalier de to 

John Paul Jones 1779, Mar. Volunteer, U. S. S. " Bon Homme Richard". 
See: Walsh-Serrant, Francois Jacques, Comte de to John Paul Jones 1779, 
June 14. Towers, Robert, Proceedings of court martial in trial of 1779, July 
28-Aug. 2. Certificate regarding John Paul Jones 1785, Apr. 17. See: 
Jones, John Paul, Extrait du Journal * * * de la Revolution Ameri- 
caine 1786, Jan. 1. p. 126. 

Macarthy, Thomas. Volunteer!', U. S. S. "Bon Homme Ricliard". See: Towers, 
Robert, Proceedings of court martial in trial of 1779, July 28-Aug. 2. See 
also: Macarthy, Eugene. 

McCall, William. See: Jones, John Paul to Thomas Scott 1779, C)ct. 30. Scott, 
Thomas to John Paul Jones 1779, Nov. 19. Scott, Thomas & Scott, John, 
Affidavit 1779, Nov. 19. Jones, John Paul to Thomas Scott 1779, Dec. 3. 

McCarthy, Eugene. See: 3Iacarthy. 

McCarty, , Madame, of Kante.'i, France. See: Grreenleaf, Thomas to John 

I'aul Jones 1779, Feb. 8. Robinson, Robert to John Paul Jones 1780, 
June 29. 

M'Casset, William. Seaman, U. S. S. "Alliance". See: Alliance, Roll of crew 
entitled to prize money 1785, Sep. 5. 

McCormick, Robert. Seaman, V. S. S. " Bon Homme Richard" . See: Jones, John 
I'aul, Orders to Richard Dale 1779, May 25. 

McCreery, William. Merchant, Bordeaux. See: Frazer, John Gizzard to John 
Paul Jones 1779, Apr. 17. 

McCuUoch, William. Seaman, V. S. S. "Alliance". See: Landais, Peter to John 
Paul Jones 1780, June 29. 

McDougall, Alexander. Xew York delegate to Continental Congress. See: United 
States, Continental Congress, Resolution regarding the bravery cjf John Paul 
Jones 1781, Feb. 27. 

McEnry, .of Betsey's Hopef, Virginia^ See Jones, John Paul, Account with 

\arious persons 1780?, Dec? 

M'Gaharu, John. Seaman, U. S. S. "Alliance" . See: Alliance, Roll <.if crew entitled 
to prize money 1 785, Sep. 5. 

Mclutyre, John. Seaman, U. S. S. "Bon Homme Ricliard". Minutes of court 
martial of 1779, July 31. 

MacKenzie, . of Betsey's Hope, Virginia? See: Jones, John Paul, Memo- 
randum of articles j^urchased 1780?, Dec? 

McLeane, John. Seaman, V. S. S. "Alliance" . See: JWiVmce, Roll of crew entitled 
to prize money 1785, Sep. 5. 



INDEX. '269 

MacNamarra, , Chevalier de. Lieut., miiiiiKdiiliiiij Firiiclislilp "Charnuniti:" . 

Letter t.i .John Paul Jones 177S, i\Iay 10. 
McNeal, IIiM'tor. See: JM<'Neill. 

McNeal, .loliii. Officer?, l'.S.dijijp"l'rui-iih-Hrc". J^etter to, lohn I'aul Jones 1776, 
Aiijr. 2t>. 

McNeill, Daniel. Capt., X'. S. privateer "General Mifflin" . See: Moylan, James to 
John Paul Jones 1778, Nov. 3. Jones, John Paul to James Moylan 1778, 
Nov. 30. Jones, John Paul, Orders to Philippe Nicolas liicot 1779, Aujr. !1. 
Jones, John Paul to Antoine Raymond Jean (Jualhert Gabriel de Sartine 
177S1, Aug. 11. 

McNeill, Hector. Capt., V. S. S. " Boston" . See: United States, Continental Con- 
gress, Establishment of rank of Captains in the Navy 1776, Oct. 10. ('apt., 
V. S. varij. See: Jones, John Paul to Joseph Hewes 1777, Jan. 12. 
IMauley, John and others. Uniform dress for the navy 1777, Mar. Orders 
to John Paul Jones 1777, May 7. See: Jones, John Paul to Joseph Ilewea 
1777, Aiif;. 17. Jones, John Paul, Orders to Mathew Parke 1777, Aug. 24. 
E.v-capt., r. <S'. nary. See: Bell, Thomas to John Paul Jones 1778, Nov. 3. 
Frazer, John Gizzard to John Paul Jones 177S, Jlay 23. Letter to John 
Paul Jones 1778, Sep. 4. See: Jones, John Paul to Thomas Bell 1778, Nov. 
1."). Letter to, See: Jones, John Paul 1778, Nov. 17. See: Hogg, Ebenezer 
to John Paul Jones 1779, Feb. 8. ilorris, Robert to John Paul Jones 1781, 
Sep. 2-5. Letter to John Paul Jones 1783, June 11. 

Mac Vey, Stewart. See: Scott, Thomas to John Paul Jones 1779, Nov. 19. Jones, 
John Paul, Account with various persons 1780?, Dec? See also: Mawev, 
Stuart. 

McVicar, Forguil. See: Jones, John Paul, Memorandum of articles purchased 
1780?, Dec? Jones, John Paul, Account with various persons 1780?, Dec? 

"Madame". French privateer. See: Jones, John Paul to Benjamin Fi-anklin 
1780, Sep. 23. 

Madison, James. Member, Vnited States comtilulioniil cunrention. See: Jones, John 
Paul to Thomas Jefferson 1787, Oct. 24. Memtier, Virginia legislature. See; 
Jones, John Paul to William Short 1788, Sep. 1.5/26. 

Magne, John. See: ^Ma^'ne. 

'' Mag-nifique". I<\enck ship of tear. See: Jones, John Paul. Memorandum of 
the French fleet. 1780?, Dec? United States Continental Congress, Reso- 
lution 1782, Sep. 3. Brown, John to John Paul Jones 1782, Oct. 1. 
Jones, John Paul, Extrait du Journal * * •■■ ile la Revolution Americaine 
1786, Jan. 1. p. 107. 

Mahe, De Koronan. Lieut., commanding French .ililji <if irar " Licorne." See: Jones, 
John Paul, ^lemorandum of the French fleet 1780?, Dec? 

Maig'nan, Henry Ange Francois. See: Le Meignen. 

Maillac, , Corate de. Letter to John Paul Jones 1780, Aug. .5. 

Maille, , Comte. Letter to John Paul Jones 1780?, July 4. 

Malesherbes, Cretien Guillaume de Lamoignon de. Letter to John Paul Jones 
17S6, Feb. 27. 

Maloney, Thomas. See: Meelony 

Manley, John. Cap,t., U. S. ,S. "Hancock". See: United States, Continental Con- 
gress, Establishment of rank of Captains in the Navy 1776, Oct. 10. Til- 
linghast, Henry Hendren to John Paul Paul Jones 1777, Mar. 14. Orders 
to John Paul Jones 1777, Apr. 23, Jlay 3. See: McNeill, Hector, Orders' 
to John Paul Jones 1777, May 7. Dobel, Joseph to John Paul Jones 1777, 
July 2. Jones, John Paul to Joseph Ilewes 1777, Aug. 17. Capt.. U.S. 
nanj. See: Jones, John Paul to Robert Morris 1777, Dec 11. 



270 INDEX. 

Mauley, John, and others. Captaim, U. S. navy. "Uniforms for the navy agreed to 

at Boston Tiy the major part of the Captains" 1777, Mar. 
Mauley, John. Deputy Continental agent, Rhode Island. See: Hopkins, Esek, 
( )rders to John Paul Jones 1777, Jan. 14. Tillingliast, Daniel to John 
Paul Jones 1777, Jan. 17. Gallagher, Bernard to John Paul Jones 1777, 
Jan. 18. Letter to John Paul Jones 1777, Feb. 4, Feb. 5. Letter to "the 
honble Counsell of Warr" of Ehode Island 1777, May 30. Letter to John 
Paul Jones 1777, June 1, June 9. Postscript to John Paul Jones, added to 
letter of Daniel Tillinghast to Jones 1777, June 28 q. v. 

De Manoville, , le Chevalier Letter to John Paul Jones 1779, May 13. 

BCarais, . i^ee: Alliance. Roll of crew entitled to prize money 1785, Sep. 5. 

Marche, B . Merchantf, Bordeau.rf See: "Whitall, Joseph to John Paul Jones 

1778, Deo. 4. 
"Marchioness of Granby". French merchant ghipf See: Amiel, Peter to John 

Paul Jones 1779, Apr. 9. 
"Marechal de Broglie". FrenclL ship of war. See: Jones, John Paul, Extrait du 
Journal * * * de la Revolution Americaine, 1786, Jan. 1. pp. 33, 34. 
Margeson, John. Mate:', V. S. S. "Alfred" and prizemaster of the "Betty". Orders 

to. See: Jones, John Paul 1776, Dec. 8. 
Marg-onet, Pierre Francois. Lieut., V. S. S. "Pallas". See: Jones, John Paul, Offi- 
cers of auxiliary vessels under command of 1779, May 1-3. 
Maricours, Carpeau de et Cie. Merchants, France. See: Thevenet, Andre to John 

Paul Jones 1780, Mar. 15. 
Marie-Antoinette, Josephe Jeanne de Lorraine. Queen of France. See: Jones, 

John Paul to John IMehegan 1778, Dec. 23. 
Marigny, Girardot de. Letter to John Paul Jones 1780, May 22? 
Marine Committee, Continental Congress. See: United States, Continental Con- 
gress, Marine Committee. 

Marlar, . Banker^, London. See: Allen, Marlar & Co. 

Marshall, Andrew. See; Gardner, "William to John Paul Jones 1777, Oct. 10. 
Marshall, Sarah, of Wilminc/ton, Delaware. Certificate respecting. See: Bedford, 

Gunning, Certificate 1779, Oct. 18. 
Marshall, William. Late of Wilmington, Delaware. See: Elliott, John, Certificate 
to James Read 1778, Nov. 24. Bedford, Gunning, Certificate 1779, Oct. 18. 
Marston, Nathaniel. Petty offix-er, V. S. tiavy. Memorandum to John Paul Jones. 

See: White, Thomas and others, Memorandum 1779?, Feb.? 
Martin, Archibald. See: Martur. 
Martin, John. Negro slave of William Marshall of Wilmington, Delaware. See: 

Elliott, John, Certificate to James Read 1778, Nov. 24. 
Martin, Patrick. See: Martue. 
Martino, Augustino. Seaman, V. S. navy. See: Dale, Richanl to John Paul Jones 

1780, Oct. 20. 

Martue, Patrick. Seaman, V. S. S. "Alliance". See: Alliance, Roll of crew entitled 

to prize money 1785, Sep. 5. 
Martur, Archibald. Seaman, U. S. S. "Alliance". See: Alliance, Roll of crew 
entitled to prize money 1785, Sep. 5. 
■ Mason, Alexander. Seaman, V. S. navy. See: Stacy, Samuel to John Paul Jones 

1781, May 1. 

Masse', Jean. French volunteer, V. S. S. " Bon Homme Richard". See: Towers, 
Robert, Proceedings of court martial in trial of 1779, July 28-Aug. 2. 



indp:x. l'71 

Masson, Jean. See: Mass^. 

Matson, Nathaniel. Garde Marme,U. S. S. "AUiaiici". .^ce; Mlitini;, Unll nt crew 

entitled to jjrize money 1785, 8ep. 5. 
Mathews, John. Suntlt CiiroHnmkleydle lo Continenhil Vuiujrcss. ^^ee: United States, 

Continental Congress, Resolution regarding the bravery of John Paul Jones 

1781, Apr. 14; Resolution regardingthe-li/icc/Vi/ 17Sl,June2S. 8ee: Jones, 

John Paul, Jleniorial to Robert Morri.s 17S:i, Oct. 10. 
Mathews, Samuel. Seaman, U. S. S. " Alliance". See: Landais, Peter to John I'aul 

Jones 1780, June 29. 
Matthews. See: Mathews. 

Maurepas, Jean Frederic Phelypeaux, Comte de. President af the Council of France. 
See; Jones, Jolan Paul to Charles Gravier, Comte de Vergennes 1780, Aug. 
2. Jones, John Paul to Frani;ois de Genet 1780, Aug. \K Letter to John 
Paul .Tones 1780, Aug. 15. Letter to, See: Jones, John Paul 1780, Sep. 
21. See: Jones, John Paul to the Comtesse de Bourbon de La Vendahl 

1780, Sep. 21. Jones, John Paul to Robert Morris 1780, Nov. 8. Jones, 
John Paul, Answers to questions propounded by the Admiralty Board 

1781, Mar. 1. Jones, John Paul, Extrait du Journal * * * de la Revo- 
lution Americaine 1786, Jan. 1. pp. 79, 80, 81, 87, 90, 96, 97. 

Maurice, . See: Alliance, Roll of crew entitled to prize money 1785, Sep. 5. 

Mawey, Stuart. Merchant, Tobago. Letter to. See: Jones, John Paul 1777, May 4. 
See also: Macvey, Stewart. 

"Mayflower". Irish merchant hrigantine. See: Wallace, John, Certificate of pay- 
ment of duties 1779, Aug. 17-18. .Tones, John Paul to Gourlade & Moylan 
1779, Aug. 18. Jones, John Paul, Orders to Reuben Chase 1779, Aug. 21. 
Jones, John Paul to Donatien Leray de Chaumont 1779, Aug. 24. Jfines, 
John Paul, to Benjamin Franklin 1779, Oct. 3. Jones, John Paul to 
Charles Eugene de La Croix. Marquis de Castries 1785, July 10? 

Mayhagan, John. See: Mehegan. 

Mayne, John. Seaman, U. S. S. "Alliance". See: Alliance, Roll of crew entitled 
to prize money 1785, Sep. 5. 

Mayrant, John. Midsliipman, U. S. nary, formerly acting lieut., U. S. S. " Bon Homme 
Ricliard". Attestation to an affidavit. See: Stack, Edward, Affidavit 

1779, Oct. 22. Xeufville, John de & Son to John Paul Jones 1779, Oct. 26. 
Commanding French prirateer "Bonne Adrenture". Letter to John Paul 
Jones 1780?, Feb.? See: Neufville, John de & Son to John Paul Jones 

1780, Feb.? Letter to, See: Jones, John Paul 1780, July 23. 
Mayson, Alexander. See: Mason. 

Mazzingay, Antmo. Seaman, U. S. navy. See: Dale, Richard to John Paul Jones 
1780, Oct. 20. 

Mease, Matthew. Pur-'fer, U. S. S. "Bon Homme Richard". Letter to John Paul 
Jones 1779, Feb. 22. See: Gilbank, John to John Paul Jones 1779, Feb. 
23. Letter to John Paul Jones 1779, Feb. 28. See: Ross, John to John 
Paul Jones 1779, Feb. 28. Jones, John Paul, Orders to Peter Amiel 1779, 
Apr. 11. Dick, Alexander to John Paul Jones 1779, Apr. 19. Williams, 
Jonathan to John Paul Jones 1779, Apr. 22. Jones, John Paul to Benja- 
min Franklin 1779, Oct. 3. AVilliams, Jonathan to John Paul Jones 1779, 
Oct. 30. Ross, John to John Paul Jones 1779, Dec. 25. Neufville, John 
de & Son to John Paul Jones 1780, Mar. 13. 

Mease, Robert, of Virginia. See: Jones, John Paul to Francois de Genet 1780, 
Sep. 23. 



272 INDEX. 

Meelony, Thomas. Seaman, U. S. S. "Allifince" . See: Alliance, Roll of crew 

entitled to prize money ] 785, Sep. 5. See also: Mullowney. 
Mehegan, John. Clergyman and chaplain to Coriile d'On-illiers. Letter to John 

I'aul Jones 1778, Dee. 19. Letter to. See: Jones, John Paul 1778, Dec. 

21, Dec. 23; 1779, Apr. 30. 
Meignen, Henrj- Ange Franjois. See: Le Meignen. 
Meijer, J . Officer, Sicedish nary. Letter to John Paul Jones 1779, Dec. 13. 

Letter to, See: Jones, John Paul 1780, Mar. 5. See: Thevenet, Andre to 

John Paul Jones 1780, Mar. 15. 

Meiuert, . See: Ross, John to John Paul Jones 1778, May 19. 

" Hellish ". British transport ship. See: Jones, John Paul, Orders to Philip Brown 

1776, Nov. 15, Nov. 25. Jones, John Paul, Note of the time of material 
occurrences during the Alfred's cruise 1776, Dec. 10. Jones, John Paul to 
Robert Morris 1777, Jan. 16. Jones, John Paul to Marine Committee, 
Continental Congress. 1777, Jan. 21. Jarvis, Leonard to John Paul Jones 

1777, Mar. 19. Jones, John Paul to Leonard Jarvis 1777, May 10. Jarvis, 
Leonard to John Paul Jones 1777, May 21. Jones, John Paul to Leonard 
Jarvis 1777, June 9. United States, Continental Congress, Marine Com- 
mittee to John Paul Jones 1777, June 18. Jarvis, Leonard to John Paul 
Jones 1777, June 23. Jones, John Paul, Orders to Edmond Arrowsniith 
1777, July 2. Jones, John Paul to the President of the Continental Con- 
gress 1779, Dec. 7. Jones, John Paul, Extrait du Journal * * * de la 
Revolution Americaine 1786, Jan. 1. pp. 7, 9. 

Melmoth, . See: Franklin. William Temple to John Paul Jones 1778, May 

23 

Meyers, Ivhv.irl. See: Jones, John Paul to Edward Bancroft 1778, Aug. 14. 

Meyneers, . Merchant, Zenkuul. See: Dumas, Charles William Frederick to 

John Paul Jones 1780, May 26. See also: Perre, Vander & ]Meyneers. 

Meyrant, John. See: Mayrant. 

Michateau, . See: Jones, John Paul, Plan for the attack on Leith 1779, 

Sep. 14. Neufville, John de & Son to John Paul Jones 1779, Oct. 21, Oct. 
23. See also: Mischateau. 

Middleton, Elijah. Seaman, U. S. S. "Bon Homme Richard". Petition to John 
Paul Jones, See: Atwood, John and othere. Petition to John Paul Jones 
1779, Aug.? 

Mil, Antoine. Officer, French priraleer hrigantine " Grandville" . Orders to. See: 
Jones, John Paul 1779, Aug. 24. 

"Milford". H. M. .s/i/p of var. See: Jones, John Paul, Plan of evolutions of the 
Alfred and Milford. 1776?, Nov.? Jones, John Paul to tlie Continental Con- 
gress 1779, Dec. 7. Jones, John Paul, Extrait du Journal * * * de la Rev- 
olution Americaine 1786, Jan. 1. pp. 6, 9. 

Miller, Jolm. See: Jones, John Paul, Account with various persons 1780?, Dec? 

Miller, . See: Jones, John Paul, Account with various persons 1780?, Dec? 

Mischateau, Benique Work des Essart. Lieut., U. S. S. "Pallas". See: Jones, 
John Paul, Officers of auxiliary vessels under command of 1779, May 1-3. 
See also. Michateau. 

Mitchell, John & Co. Xotaries public, London. Certificate, See: Ogier, .\braham 
& Mitchell, John, Certificate 1779, Nov. 19. 

Mittson, . Capt., French ship of war "St. Meilser". See: Jones, John Paul, 

Memorandum of the French fleet 1780?, Dec? 



INDKX. 273 

Moeball, . Colonel. Seo: Xeut'vilk', Jcihn de A Son to Jolin Paul Jones 1779, 

Oct. 25, Oct. 2G. 

Moiland, .lames. See: Moylan. 

Mollony, Thdiiias. See: Meeloiiy. 

"Molly" nr "Polly". British collier? See: Jones, John Paul, Orders t<i Samuel 
Tyler, Michael Knies and James Beckup 177(), Nov. 25. Jones, John 
Paul, Note of the material occurrences during the Alfred' x cruise 1776, 
Dec. 10. 

Moloney, Thomas. Capl., Irijih nierchant liri/iantine " Mai/Jloirer" . See: Wallace, 
John, t'ertiticate of payment of duties 1779, Aug. 17-19. Jones, John 
Paul, Orders to Reuben Chase 1779, Aug. 21. Jones, John Paul to Dona- 
tien Leray de Chaumont 1779, Aug. 24. See also Meelony. 

Moncor, Daniel. Seaman, U. S. S. "Alliance". See: Alliance, Roll of crew entitled 
to prize money 1785, Sep. 5. 

Money, John. .Seainau, U. S. sloop of war "Dolphin" . See: Dolphin, Muster roll 

1777, Apr.-June. 

Monier, . See: Mehegan, John to John Paul Jones 1778, Dec. 19. 

De Monplaisir, . Merchant, L' Orient. See: Chaumont, Donatien Leray de 

to John Paul Jones 1779, July 19. Jones, John Paul to Gourlade & Moy- 
lan 1779, Nov. 5. Franklin, Benjamin to John Paul Jones 1780, Apr. 1. 
Letter to. See: Jones, John Paul 1780, .\pr. 4. Letter to John Paul Jcjues 
1780, May 10. Jones, John Paul, Jlemorandum to Antoine Raymond Jean 
Gualbert Gabriel de Sartine 1780, May 30. Jones, John Paul to Benjamin 
Franklin 1780, July 12. Jones, John Paul to Edward Bancroft 1780, 
July 17. Jones, John Paul to Chevalier de Baudouin 1780, July 19. 

"Monsieur". French privateer. See: Jones, John Paul, Extract of letter to Ben- 
jamin Franklin 1779, July 26. Jones, John Paul to Antoine Raymond 
Jean Gualbert Gabriel de Sartine 1779, Aug. 11. Jones, John Paul to Dona- 
tien Leray de Chaumont 1779, Aug. 18. Jones, John Paul to the Captain 
of the Monsieur. 1779, Aug. 19. Jones, John Paul to Benjamin Franklin 
1779, Oct. 3. Jones, John Paul to Robert Morris 1779, Oct. 13. Jones, 
John Paul to Franc^ois de Genet 1780, Sep. 21. Jones, John Paul, Extrait 
du Journal * * * de la Revolution Americaine 1786, Jan. 1. pp. 45, 46. 

Montaudoiiin Freres. Merchants, Nantes, Prance. Letter to Dui')les.'9i8 

1778, Mar. 19. 

Montbarey, Alexander Marie Lenor de Saint Mauris, Prince de. Mini.iler nf inir of 
France Letter to Edward Stack 1779, Dec. 12. See; Franklin, Benjamin 
to John Paul Jones 1780, Apr. 1. 

Monteclair. See: Mont^clerc. 

Monteclerc, Louis .\ngustin de? ('apt., French ship of irar " Bisarre" . See: Jones, 
John Paul, Memorandum of the French fleet 1780?, Dec? 

Monteil, . Capt., I'\ench ship of tear "Actif". See: Jones, John Paul, Mem- 
orandum of the French fleet 1780?, Dec? 

Montesquieu?, , Baron de. Major, French army. See: Jones, John Paul to 

Gourlade & Moylan. 1779, Nov. 5. 

"Montgomery". U. S. ship of lear. See: United States, Continental Congress, 
Establishment of the rank of captains in the navy 1776, Oct. 10. 

Montgomery, Andrew. Boij, U. S. sloop of var " Dolpltin" . See: Dolphin, 'Mwster 
roll 1777, Apr.-June. ; 

21551—03 IS 



274 ' INDEX. 

onthieu, John Joseph. Merdtant, Parii. See: Williams, Jonathan to John Paul 
Jones 1778, Nov. 17. Jones, John Paul to Jonathan Williams 1778, 
Dee. 16. 

Montigny, Jean Baptiste Testard de? See: Basseville, Buissou de to John Paul 
Jones 1779, July 16. 

Montmorin Saint-Herem, Armand Mare, Comte de. Minister of foreign af aim of 
Francr. See: Jones, John Paul to Thomas Jefferson 1788, Sep. 15/26. 

Montplaiser. See: de Monplaiser. 

Moobray, Richard. Smman, U. S. S. "Alliance". See: Alliance, Roll of crew 
entitled to prize money 178.5, Sep. 5. 

Moore, Alexander. Capt., U. SJ sloop " Horn Snake" . See: Mease, Matthew to John 
Paul Jones 1779, Feb. 22. 

Moore, Alexander. Petty officer, U. S. tiary. Memorandum ti.i John Paul Jones. 
See: White, Thomas and four others. Memorandum to John Paul Jones 
1779?, Feb.? Garde Maritie, V. S. S. "Alliance". See: Alliance, Roll of 
crew entitled to prize money 1785, Sep. 5. 

Moran, . French artist. See: Jones, John Paul to Edw-ard Bancroft 1780, 

Sep. 23. 

Morepas, Jean Frederic Phelypeaux. See: Maurepas. 

Morgan, Daniel. Brig, gen., Continenlal aring. See: Jones, John Paul, Extrait du 
Journal * * * de la Revolution Americaine 1786, Jan. 1. p. 1,31. 

Morgan, . of Bordeaux, France. See: Li^^nCTston, Abraham to John Paul 

Jones 1777, Aug. 28. 

Moria, Joseph. Seaman, V.S.yiary. See: Dale, Richard to John Paul Jones 1780, 
Oct. 20. 

Morice, . Capt. French prirateer " GrandviUe" . See; Jones, John Paul to 

Gourlade & ^Moylan 1779, Dec. 15. Letter to John Paul Jones 17S0, 
Sept. 29. 

Morrau, John. Seaman, V. S. S. "Alliance" . See: Alliance, Roll of crew entitled 
to prize money 1785, Sep. 5. 

Morris, Robert. Pennsylvania delegate to Continental Coi^gress. Letter to. See: 
Jones, John Paul 1776, Sep. 4, Oct. 17; 1777, Jan. 12, Jan. 16, Jan. 21, 
Letter to John Paul Jones, See: United States, Continental Congress, Marino 
Committee; Morris, Robert, Vice-President 1777, Feb. 1. Letter to. See: 
Jones, John Paul 1777, Feb. 10, Apr. 7. See: Jones, John to Stuart 
Mawey 1777, May 4. Frazer, John Gizzard to John Paul Jones 1777, 
July 15. Letter to. See: Jones, John Paul 1777, July 28, Aug. 24. See: 
Jones, John Paul, Orders to Mathew Parke 1777, Aug. 24. Jones, John 
Paul to Joseph Hewes 1777, Sep. 1. Jones, John Paul, Will 1777, Oct. 
8. Frazer, John Gizzard to Carter Braxton 1777, Oct. 28. Letter to. 
See: Jones, John Paul 1777, Oct. 30. See: Jones, John Paul to Joseph 
Hewes 1777, Oct. 30. Letter to. See: Jones, John Paul 1777, Dec. 11. 
See: Jones, John Paul to John Ross 1778, Aug. 23. Ross, John to John 
Paul Jones 1778, Sep. 1. Jones, John Paul to Jonathan Williams 1778, 
Oct. 20. Bell, Thomas to John Paul Jones 1778, Nov. 3. Letter to, See: 
Jones, John Paul 1778, Nov. 13, Nov. 14. See: Jones, John Paul to 
Thomas Bell 1778, Nov. 15. Jones, .Fohn Paul to James Moylan 1778, 
Nov. 15. Williams, Jonathan to John Paul Jones 1778, Nov. 21. Jones, 
John Paul to Jonathan Williams 1778, Dec. 16. Ross, John to John Paul 
Jones 1778, Dec. 17. Jones, John Paul to John Mehegan 1778, Dec. 21. 
Jones, John Paul to John Brown 1778, Dec. 23. Jones, John Paul to 



iNUKX. 275 

Morris, Robert — Coiitimioil. 

William ('arinicliael ITTii, Fell. 24. Letter tn, See: .Tcme?, .Inliii Taiil 
I77il, Oet. 13. See: Jones, .Inhii Paul U> lieiijaiiiiii Franklin 17S0, Mar. (!. 
|)iinia.«, Charles William Freileriek tn .Tolm Paul Jones: 17S0, Mar. 18. 
Letter to, See: Jones, John Paul 17.so, .June 27. See: Jones, John Paul to 
Barbantane Hunolstein 1780, Aug. ti. Jones, John Paul to Charles William 
Frederick Dumas 1780, Sep. 8. Letter to. See: Jones, John Paul 1780, 
Xov. 8. Uiiiled Slates snperhitcndt'nt of thiatiiy <in<l mjinl of iiinrhii: See: 
United States, Continental Congress, Re.solution reganlintr the America 
1781, June 28. Letter to John Paul Jones 1781, Aug 4. Letter to John 
Paul Jones and John Langdon 1781, Aug. 24. Letter to John Paul Jones 

1781, Sep. 25. See: Jones, John Paul to " Delia", 1781, Dec. 25. Kussell, 
Thomas to John Paul Jones 1782, Apr. 1. Brown, John to John Paul 
Jones 1782, Apr. 11. Letter to John Paul Jones 1782, Sep. 4. See: 
Brown, John to John Paul Jones 1782, t)ct. 1. Letter to John Paul Jones 

1782, Oct. 9, Nov. 5. Letter to Elias Boudinot, President, Continental Con- 
gress 1782, Xov. 29. Letter to, See: Jones, John Paul 1782, Xov. 29? 
United States, Continental Congress, Resolution 1782, Dec. 4. T'nited 
States, Continental Congress, Resolution regarding John Paul Jones 1782, 
Dec. 4. Letter to. See: Jones, John Paul 1782, Dec. 7. Vauilreuil, Louis 
Philippe de Regaud, Manjuis de 1783, Apr. 21. See: United States, Con- 
tinental Congress, Marine Otfice to John Paul Jones 1783, June 23. ilemo- 
rial to. See: Jones, John Paul 1783, Oct. 10. Letter to John Paul Jones 

1783, Nov. 6. See: Jones, John Paul to Charles Eugene de La Croix, Mar- 
quis de Castries 1784, Feb. 1. Letter to John Paul Jones 1784, Sep. 30. 
See: Jones, John Paul, Extraitdu Journal * * * de la Revolution Amcr- 
icaine 1786, Jan. 1. pp. 10, 101, 108. See also: United States, Continental 
Congress, Marine Office, and ^Villing & Morris. 

Morris, Thomas. United Stales agent at yante.i. See: Jones, John Paul to .Joseph 
Hewes 1777, Oct. 30. Read, John K. to John Paul Jones 1778, Feb. 28. 
Late United iStates agent at Nantes. See: Williams, Jonathan to John Paul 
Jones 177S, Apr. 2. Jones, John Paul to John Ross 1778, Aug. 23. 
Ross, John to John Paul Jones 1778, Xov. 8. Jones, John Paul to Arthur 
Lee 1778, Xov. 21. Jones, John Paul, Answers to questions propounded 
liy the Admiralty Board 1781, Mar. 1. United States, Continental Con- 
gress, Resolve on the memorial of Samuel Xicholson 1788, July 2. 

Morris, William. American prisoner. See: Williams, Jonathan tfi John Paul Jones 
1778, May 26. Letter to John Paul Jones 1778, May 26. 

Morrison, . See: Jones, John Paul, Memorandum of articles purchased 

1780?, Dec? .Jones, John Paul, Account with various persons 1780?, Dec? 

Morrow, John. See: Morrau. 

Morton, Countess of. See: Jones, John Paul to Dunbar Tlamilton, Douglas, 4th 
F:arl of Selkirk, 1784, Feb. 12. 

"Mosquito". U. S. sloop of H-ar. See: United States, Continental Congress, Estab- 
lishment of the rank of Captains in the Xavy 1776, Oct. 10. 

Mowbray, Richard. See: Moobray. 

Moylan, James. Mn-cliant and United States commercial agent at L' Orient. See: 
Thompson, Thomas to John Gizzard Frazer 1777, Dec. 25. IjCtter to John 
Paul Jones 1778, JIar. 12, ilar. 24, May 10, May 12. See: Jones, John Paul 
to Edward Bancroft 1778, Aug 14, Aug. 21, Aug. 24. McXeill, Hector to John 
Paul Jones 1778, Sep. 4. Letter to. See: Jones, John Paul 1778, Oct. 4. 
Letter to John Paul Jones 1778, Nov. 3. See: Bell, Thomas to John Paul 
Jones 1778, Xov. 3. Letter to John Paul Jones 1778, Xov. 10. See: Jones, 



276 INDEX. 

Moylan, James — Continued. 

.Tohn Paul to Edward Bancroft 1778, Nov. 11. Whitall, Joseph to John Paul 
Jones 1778, Nov. 14. Letter to, See: Jones, John Paul 1778, Nov. 15. 
See: Jones, John Paul to Hector McNeill 1778, Nov. 15. Letter to, See: 
Jones, John Paul 1778, Nov. 25. Letter to John Paul Jones 1778, Nov. 28. 
Letter to, See: Jones, John Paul 1778, Nov. .30. See: Ross, John to John 
Paul Jones 1778, Dec. 17. Mehegan, John to John Paul Jones 1778, 
Dec. 19. Jones, John Paul to John Ross 1779, Jan. 2. Mease, Matthew 
to John Paul Jones 1779, Feb. 22. Gilbank, John to John Paul Jones 
1779, Feb. 23. Jones, John Paul, Orders to Peter Amiel 1779, Apr. 11. 
Frazer, John Gizzard to John Paul Jones 1779, Apr. 17. Williams, Jona- 
than to John Paul Jones 1779, Apr. 22. Wharton, Joseph to John Paul 
Jones 1779, Apr. 28. Fitz-Maurice, , Chevalier de to John Paul Jones 

1779, May 20. Letter to John Paul Jones 1779, June 18, Oct. 18. See: 
Jones, John Paul to John de Neufville & Son 1779, Dec. 13, Dec 17. Neuf- 
ville, John de & Son to John Paul Jones 1779, Dec. 17, Dec. 18. Ross, 
John to John Paul Jones 1779, Dec. 25. Jones, John Paul to John Ross 

1780, ilar. 23. Jones, John Paul to Nathan Blodgett 1780, Apr. 12. Letter 
to John Paul Jones 1780, Apr. 17, 3Iay 12. See: Williams, Jonathan to 
John Paul Jones 1780, July 5. Jones, John Paul to Richard Dale '1780, 
Sep. 9. Letter to. See: Jones, John Paul 1780, Sep. 19. Jones, John Paul 

to Edward Bancroft 1780, Sep. 23. Jones, John Paul to Gourlade 

1780, Sep. 23. Jones, John Paul to Richard Dale 1780, Nov. 7. Adams, 
John to John Paul Jones 1782, Aug. 12. See also: Gourlade & iloylan. 

Moylan, John. See: Frazer, John Gizzard to John Paul Jones 1779, Apr. 17. 

Moyland, James. See: Moylan. 

MuUony, Thomas. See: Meelony. 

MuUowney, Thomas. Formerhj j^etty officer of the U. S. S. "Bon Homme Richard." 

Letter to John "Pawll" Jones 1779, Oct. 16. See also; Meelony. 
Mumford, Thomas. See: Tillinghast, Daniel to John Paul Jones 1777, Jan. 17. 

Munroe, . See: Gallagher, Bernard to John Paul Jones 1776, Nov. 3. 

Murison, . See: Mease, Matthew to John Paul Jones 1779, Feb. 28. 

Musnier, . Laivyer, Nancy, France. Letter to John Paul Jones 1780, 

Mav 18. 



NachP, Samuel. Seaman, U. S. S. "Alliance". See: Alliance, Roll of crew entitled 

to prize money 1785, Sep. 5. 
^ Nalander, Henry. Seaman, U. S. S. "Alliance" . See: Alliance, Roll of crew 

entitled to prize money 178-5, Sep. 5. 
Nantes, Pierre Vinetde. Lieut., French hrigantine of war "Vengeance" . See: Jones, 

John Paul, Officers of auxiliary vessels under command of 1779, May 1-3. 
Nash?, Samuel. See: Nach. 
Nassau Saarbriick, Princesse Donairiere de. Letter to. See: Jones, John Paul 

1780, Sep. 22. 
Nassau-Sieg-en, Charles Henri Nicolas Othon, Prince de. See: Jones, John Paul 

to Edward Bancroft 1778, Aug. 14. Letter to. See: Jones, John Paul 

1778, Aug. 24. See: Jones, John Paul to Benjamin Franklin 1778, Aug. 

24. Jones, John Paul to Edward Bancroft 1778, Sep. 9. Jones, John Paul 

to " Le Baron de Franklin" 1778, Sep. 25. Jones, John Paul to Edward 



INDEX. 277 

Nassau-Siegen, Charles Henri Nicolas Othoii, Priru-o ile — Continued. 

Bancroft 1778, Oct. 4. Jones, .John Paul to Louis XVI 177S, Oct. 19. 
.Tones, ,Iohn Paul to Rohert Jlorris 177.S, Nov. i:!. .Tones, John Paul to the 
Continental Congress 1779, Dec. 7. Letter to John Paul Jones 17H0, May 
10. See: Jones, John Paul, E.xtrait du Journal * * * ,1,. la Kcvolu- 
tion Americaine 1786, Jan. 1. i>. 30. 

Nassau-Sieg-en, , Prrncesse de. See: Jones, .lohii I'aul to Cliarlrs .Mcxia 

Pierre Brulart, Comte de Genlis 1778, Sep. IM. 

Navy, Continental. See: United States, Navy, Contincnlal. 

Neale, William, fieaman, U. S. S. "AUinnre" . See: AHinniv, Roll of crew entitled 
to prize money 178.5, Sep. ■5. 

Neall, John. Seaman, V. S. S. "Alliance". See: AUhnm, Roll of crew entitled to 
lirize money 178.5, Sep. .5. 

Neif, .\ry de. ('apt., Dutch merchant liriijanline "Berkenho.ich". See: Livingston, 
Robert R. to John Paul Jones 1780, Apr. L'O. Deposition reganling cap- 
ture of the Berkenhoxch 1780, Aug. 4. 

Neikelson, Daniel. Seaman, U. S. S. "Alliance" . See: Alliance, Roll of crew 
entitled to prize money 1785, Sep. 5. 

Nesbitt, John Maxwell. Continental agent in PennKijlcania. See: United States, 
Continental Congress, Resolution 1776, Apr. 28. Letter to John Paul Jones 
1777, Aug. .5. 

Nesbitt, Jonathan. Banker, L'Orient, France. Letter to John Paul Jones 1779, 
June IS. Jones, John Paul to William Temple Franklin 1780, Nov. 11. 
Jones, John Paul to Jonathan AVilliams 1780, Nov. 20. Jones, John Paul 
to Dunbar Hamilton Douglas, 4th Earl of Selkirk 1784, Feb. 12. 

Nesbitt, Redmonil? See: Conyingham & Nesbitt. 

Neufville, John de. Merchant, Amsterdam. See: Ross, John to John Paul Jones 
1779, Oct. .5. Dumas, Charles William Frederick to John Paul Jones 
1779, Oct. 30. Jones, John Paul to Charles William Frederick Dumas 
1779, Nov. 1, Nov. 5, Dec. 27; 1780, Jan. 16. Jones, John Paul to Benjamin 
Franklin 1780, Feb. 13. See also: Neufville, John de & Son. 

Neufville, John de & Son. Marchants, Amsterdam and arjcntsfiyr refitting John Paul 
.fanes's squadron. Letter to, See: Jones, John Paul 1779, Oct. 5. See: 
Cottineau de Kloguene, Denis Nicolas to John Paul Jones 1779, Oct. 9. 
Dumas, Charles William Frederick to John Paul Jones 1779, Oct. 11. 
Capellen, John Dirck, Baron Vander to John Paul Jones 1779, Oct. 13. 
Cottineau de Kloguene, Denis Nicolas to John Paul Jones 1779, Oct. 13. 
Letter to John Paul Jones 1779, Oct. 18. Letter to. See: Jones, John 
Paul 1779, Oct. 18. See: Dumas, Charles William Frederick to John Paul 
Jones 1779, Oct. 18. Letter to John Paul Jones 1779, Oct. 19, Oct. 20, 
Oct. 21 (three). See: Dumas, Charles William Frederick to John Paul 
Jones 1779, Oct. 21. Landais, Peter, Orders to James Arthur Degge 1779, 
Oct. 22. Letter to John Paul Jones 1779, Oct. 23, Oct. 25 (two), Oct. 26, 
Oct. 27, Oct. 28. See: Dumas, Charles William Frederick to John Paul 
Jones 1779, Oct. 28. Letter to. See: Jones, John Paul 1779, Nov. 3, 
Nov. 5. See: Jones, John Paul, Order to Jacob Hoogland 1779, Nov. 15. 
Letter to John Paul Jones 1779, Dec. 2. Letter to. See: Jones, John Paul 
1779, Dec. 3. Letter to John Paul Jones 1779, Dec. 6, Dec. 7. Letter to. 
See: Jones, John Paul 1779, Dec. 7. See: Park, .Alexander to John Paul 
Jones 1779, Dec. 11. Letter to. See: Jones, John Paul 1779, Dec. 13. See: 
Dumas, Charles William Frederick to John Paul Jones 1779, Dec. 13. 
Letter to John Paul Jones 1779, Dec. 14. See: Dumas, Charles William 
Frederick to John Paul Jones 1779,. Dec. 14. Letter to John Paul Jones 



278 INDEX. 

Neufville, Jcihri i\e & Son — Continued. 

1779, Dec. 15, Dec. 17 (two). Letter to, See: Jones, John Paul 1779, Dec. 
17. See: Jones, John Paul to Charles William Frederick Dumas 1779, 
Dec. ? 17. Letter to John Paul Jones 1779, Dec. 18. Letter to, See: Jones, 
John Paul 1779, Dec. 19. Letter to John Paul Jones 1779, Dec. 20, Dec. 
21. Letter to, See: Jones, John Paul 1779, Dec. 21. Letter to John Paul 
Jones 1779, Dec. 25. Letter to. See: Jones, John Paul 1779, Dec. 27; 1780, 
Jan. 16. Letter to John Paul Jones 1780, Feb. 28, Feb. ? See: jNIayrant, 
John to John Paul Jones 1780?, Feb.? Letter to John Paul Jones 1780, 
JIar. 13. See: Jones, John Paul to John Mayrant 1780, July 23. Facteur 
Boek 1779-81. Letter to John Paul Jones 1782, Oct. 12. See also: 
Neufville, John de. 

Newberry, . See: Jones, John Paul to John Plaince 1779, ilar. 9. 

New Hampshire, Legislative; Oeneral Court. Letter to. See: Jones, John Paul 

1777, Aug. 24. Committee of Safety. Letter to. See: Jones, John Paul 1777, 
Aug. 29. House of Representatives. Letter to, See: Jones, John Paul 1777, 
Sep. 20. Executive; Weare, Meshech, President. See: IMorris, Robert to 
John Paul Jones and John Langdon 1781, Aug. 24. 

Nicholson, Daniel. See: Neikelsou. 

Nicholson, James. Capt. , C S. S. ' ' Virginia ' ' . See : United States, Continental Con- 
gress, Establishment of rank of Captains in the Navy 1776, Oct. 10. Simp- 
son, Thomas to Jolin Paul Jones 1777, Dec. 26. Thompson, Thomas to 
John Paul Jones 1777, Dec. 26. 

Nicholson, Samuel. Lieut., 'commanding U. S. sloop of war "Dolphin". See: 
/>o/p/i(». Muster roll 1777, Apr. -June. Capt., U. S. navy. See : Koss, John 
to John Paul Jones 1778, Nov. 8. Williams, Jonathan to John Paul Jones 

1778, Nov. 15. United States, Continental Congress, Resolve on memorial 
of Samuel Nicholson 1788, July 2. Letter to Benjamin Walker 1788, 
Aug. 2. 

Nicolas, Samu(!l. Capt., U. S. marines. See: Jones, John Paul to Joseph Hewes 

1776, Apr. 14. 
Nicolson, Murray, Comte? de. See: Charlary, to John Paul Jones 1780, 

May 14? Letter to John Paul Jones 1780?, Thursday. 
Nicolson, , Comtesse de. See: Rouel, to John Paul Jones 1780, 

June 21. 
Nicolson, William. See: Puy Segur, Armand Marie Jacques de Chastenet, Marquis 

de to John Paul Jones 1780, June 2. Letter to John Paul Jones 1780, 

Nov. IS. 
Nierret Ponte, . Capt., French shipj of war "Daiijyhin Roijel" . See: Jones, 

John Paul, Memorandum of the French fleet 1780?, Dec? 
Nixon, John. Continental agent in Pennsylvania. See: United States, Continental 

Congress, Resolution 1776, Apr. 23. Ross, John to John Paul Jones 

1778, Sept. 1. 
Noddle, Peter. Seaman, U. S. S. "Alliance". See: Landais, Peter to John Paul 

Jones 1780, June 29. 
Nolde, Peter. See: Noddle. 
"Nonesuch". H. 3f. ship of war. See: Jones, John Paul to Comtesse de Bourbon 

de La Vendahl 1780, Sept. 21. 
North, Frederick, Lord. Prime miniMer of Great Britain. See: Franklin, William 

Temple to John Paul Jones 1779, Feb. 16. Secretary of State, Home Depart- 
ment. See; Wharton, Samuel to John Paul Jones 1783, Aug. 18 



INDEX. ' 'J 79 

Northumberland, IIuj;li rcrcvV, Diiki-nl. Sfc: Jihil's, .Inliii Paul, ICxtrait ilu .Imir- 

nal * * * do la Revolution Am(iricaine 178G, Jan. 1. p. 52. 
Nourse, .Tnseph. licijhlrnr o/llie V. S. Treasury. Endorsement of settlement of an 

aiLiiuiit, .'>ee: Jonen, John Paul, Account against tlie Marine Committee, 

Continental Congress 1780, June 25. 
Noyes, Paul. SiaimDi, f. »S'. N. ".l//i((»<v". Sei': Allidiicr, lioll of crew cntitlccl to 

prize money 1785, S^ep. 5. 
Nutter, Jacob. Quartermaster, U. S. S. "AUianrr". .See: Alliance, Koll of crew 

entitled to prize money 1785, Sep. 5. 



o 

Oakley, . of Pennsylranla. See: Wharton, Samuel to John Paul Jone.a 1783, 

Aug. 13, Aug. 18, Aug. 24? 

O'Connaly, Maurice. See: O'Connell. 

O'Connell, ^Maurice. Capt.,U. S. marines, U.S.S."Palla.t" . See: Jones, Jolm Paul, 
Officers of auxiliary vessels under command of 1779, May 1-3. Towers, 
Robert, Proceedings of court martial in trial of 1779, Jul}' 28-Aug. 2. 
Atwood, John, Minutes of court martial 1779, July 29. Johnson, Elislia, 
^Minutes of court martial 1779, July 29. Sturgis, William, Minutet^ of court 
martial 1779, July 29. Williams, John, Jlinutes of court martial 1779, 
July 29. Rossean, Jean, Minutes of court martial 1779, July 30. 31clntyre, 
John, Minutes of court martial 1779, July 31. Robinson, Robert, Sentence 
of court martial in case of 1779, Aug. 8. Letter to John Paul Jones 1779, 
Dec. 17. 

Odea, . See: Simpson, Thomas to Joim Paul Jones 1777, Dec. 19, Dec. 21, 

Dec. 23. 

Ogden, Alexander. See: Ogden, Ell. 

Ogden, Ell. 2d sergt., T'. S. S. "Alliance". See: Alliance, Roll of crew entitled to 
prize money 1785, Sep. 5. 

Ogden, . See: .Tones, John Paul to James Moylan 1778, Oct. 4. 

Ogrier, Aliraham & Mitchell, John. Notaries public, London. Certificate that Tobias 
Atlvinson is a notary public. See: Scott, Thomas & Scott, John, Affidavit 
1779, Nov. 19. 

O'Kelly, James Gerald. Snh-lieut.,^\'ahh's Irish regiment, French army. See: Walsh- 
Serrant, Fran<;ois Jacques, Comte de to John Paul Jones 1779, June 14. 
^loylan, James to John Paul Jones 1779, June 18. Xesbitt, Jonathan to 
John Paul Jones 1779, June 18. 

Okley, . See: Oaliley. 

Olney, Joseph. Capt.,U. S. brig "Cabot". See: United States, Continental Congress, 
Establishment of the ranli of Captains in the Navy 1776, Oct. 10. Hopkins, 
Esek, Orders to John Paul Jones 1777, Jan. 14. Manley, John and others, 
I'niform dress for the navy 1777, ^lar. 

O'Nelye, See: De Velye. 

D'Or, Madame la Presidente. See: D'Ormoy. 

D'Orange, ( luillaunie Gorges Frederic, Prince. Stadt holder of Holland. See: Jones, 
John Paul to Edward Bancroft 1779, Oct. 26. Jones, John Paul, Extrait 
du Journal * * * de la Revolution Americaine 1786, Jan. 1. pp. 70, 72. 

Orange Valley Estate. See: Jones, John I'aul, Account with various person.^ 
1780?, Dec? 

Ordeorne, Josepli. Mate, U. S. sloop of irnir "Dolphin" . See: Dolphin, Muster roll 
of 1777, Apr.-June. 



280 INDEX. 

"Orient". French ship of war. See: Jones, John Pari, Memorandum of the 
French fleet 1780?, Dec? 

Oriord, Edward Russell, Earl of. See: Russell. 

D'Orleans, Louis Philippe?, Due. Lt. gen., French army. See: Jones, John Paul 
to Edward Bancroft 1780, Oct. 17. Jones, John Paul to Francois de Genet 
1780, Oct. 25. Jones, John Paul to Jonathan Williams 1780, Nov. 20. See 
also: Chartres Louis Philippe, Due de. 

D'Ormoy, ^Madame la Presidente. See; De :Monplaisir, to John Paul Jones 

1780, May 10. Letter to John Paul Jones 1780.', INIay 16, May 23. Letter 
to. See: Jones, John Paul 1780, Sep. 1.3, Oct. 16, Dec. 12. 

O'Reily, Charles. Seaman U. S. S. "Alliance". See: Landais, Peter to Jolni Paul 
Jones 1780, June 29. 

Orr, John. Gunner's mate, V. S. S. "Alliana". See: ^IHiVmcf, Roll of crew entitled 
til prize money 178.5, Sep. 5. 

Orrey, . Captain. See: Bell, Thomas to John Paul Jones 1778, Xov. 3. 

D'Orvilliers, Louis Guillouet, Comte. Adfniral, F-encIi navy. See: Jones, John 
Paul to Antoine Raymond Jean Gualbert Gabriel de Sartine 1778, Mar. 31. 
Moylan, James to John Paul Jones 1778, May 10. Jones, John Paul to 
Edward Bancroft 1778, Aug. 1-1. Jones, John Paul to the United States 
Commi.=sioners to France 1778, Aug. 15. Jones, John Paul to Edward 
Bancroft 1778, Aug. 21. Jones, John Paul to Jonathan AVilliams 1778, 
Aug. 23. Jones, John Paul to Benjamin Franklin 1778, Aug. 24. Jones, 
John Paul to Edward Bancroft 1778, Aug. 24. Jones, John Paul to 
Charles Henri Nicolas Othon, Prince de Nassau-Siegen 1778, Aug. 24. 
Letter to. See: Jones, John Paul 1778, Aug. 28. See: Ross, John to 
John Paul Jones 1778, Sep. 1. Jones, John Paul to John Ross 1778, 
Sep. 6. Jones, John Paul to Louis Phillipe, Due de Chartres 1778, Sep. 9. 
Jones, John Paul to Antoine Raymond Jean Gualbert Gabriel de Sartine 
1778, Sep. 13. Jones, John Paul to Donatien Leray de Chaumont 1778, 
Sep. 16. Jones, John Paul to Louis Philippe, Due de Chartres 1778, Sep. 
21. Jones, John Paul to Baron de Franklin 1778, Sep. 30. Jones, John 
Paul to Louis XVI 1778, Oct. 19. Jones, John Paul to Robert Morris 
1778, Nov. 13. Jones, John Paul to John Mehegan 1779, Apr. 30. Letter to 

John Paul Jones 1779, June 2. See: Baussett, , le Chevalier to John 

Paul Jones 1780, !Mar. 22. Jones, John Paul to Charles Gravier, Comte de 
Vergennes 1780, Aug. 2. Commanding French ship of irar " Esprit" . See: 
Jones, John Paul, Memorandum of the French fleet 1780?, Dec? Jones, 
John Paul, Memorial to Robert Morri-: 1783, Oct. 10. Jones, John Paul to 
Charles Eugene de La Croix, "Marquis de Castries 1784, Feb. 18, Mar. 6. 
Van Berckel, E. IJ., Statement regarding cruise of John Paul Jones 1784, 
Mar. 10. Jones, John Paul, Extrait du Journal * * * de la Revolution 
Americaine 1786, Jan. 1. pp. 16, 19, 30, 31, 32, 33, 44, 48. 

D'O-wes, Thomas? Capt., French ship of war " Conrjuerant" . See: Jones, John Paul, 
Memorandum of the French fleet 1780?, Dec? 

Ozal, Eliha. Seaman, V. S. S. "Alliance". See: Alliance, Roll of crew entitled to 
prize money 1785, Sep. 5. 



Pacroffe, Edward. See: Bancroft. 
Palisair, Sir Hugh. See: Palliser. 

Pall, John. Seaman, U. S. S. "Alliance". See: Alliance, Roll of crew entitled to 
jirize money 1785, Sep. 5. 



INDEX. 281 

"Pallas", r. .V. fliij) of war. See: Jones, John I'aul, Otlicers of auxiliary ves.'-els 
nn<ler comniand of 1779, May 1-8. Jones, John Paul to Benjamin Frank- 
lin 17711, July 1. Jones, John Paul, Order in blank to attend a court mar- 
tial 1779, Aug. 7? Robinson, Robert, Sentence of court martial in rase of 

1779, Aug. 8. Jones, John Paul, Plan for the attack upon Leith 1779, Sep. 
14. Boil Homme Riclmrd, Account of engagement with the Scrapls. 1779, 
Sep. 23-25. Jones, John Paul to Benjamin Franklin 1779, Oct. 3. Jones, 
John Paul to John de Xeufville & Son 1779, t)ct. .'5. Cottineau de Kloguene, 
Denis Xii'olas to John Paul Jones 1779, Oct. lo. Jones, John Paul to 
Robert Morris 1779, Oct. 13. Jones, John Paul to John de Xeufville & 
Son 1779, Oct, 18. Neufville, John de & Son to John Paul Jones 1779, 
Oct. 20, Oct. 21. Stack, Edward, Affidavit 1779, Oct. 22. Jones, John 
Paul to Alexander Park 1779, Dec. 3. Filkin, Richard to John Paul 
Jones 1779, Dec. 17. Jones, John Paul, Report to Benjamin Franklin 

1780, Feb. 12. Jones, John Paul to Benjamin Franklin 1780, Mar. 14. 
Jones, John Paul, Answers to questions propounded by the .\dmiralty 
Board 1781, Mar. 1. Jones, John Paul to Charles P^ugene Gabriel de La 
Croix, -Marquis de Castries 1784, .\pr. 13. Jones, John Paul, Extrait du 
Journal * * * de la Revolution Araericaine 1786, Jan. 1. pp. 37, 41, 42, 
46, 47, 48, 56, 57, 58, 71, 117. Jones, John Paul, Account submitted to 
Continental Congress 1786, July 7. 

Palliser, Sir Hugh. T'ice admiral of the blue, Brili.ih nnry. See: Jones, John Paul 
to Edward Bancroft 1778, Aug. 24. Whitall, Joseph to John Paul Jones 

1778, Xov. 27. Franklin, William Tenqile to John Paul Jones 1779, Feb. 16. 
"Palmier". See: PaUnier. 

"Palsnier". French ship of uxir. See: Jones, John I'aul, Memorandum of the 

French fleet 1780?, Dec? 
Pancrofft, Edward. See: Bancroft. 
Paptist, .Michael. Cejok, V. ,S. S. "Alliance". See: Alliance, Roll of crew entitled 

tc 1 prize money 1785, Sep. 5. 
Parich, Richard. Seaman V. .9. -S". "Alliance". See: Alliance, Roll of crew entitled 

to prize money 1785, Sep. 5. 
Parish, Jean? French ofiicer. See: Neufville, John de & Son to John Paul .bmes 

1779, Oct. 26, Dec. 6, Dec. 7, Dec. 25. 
Parish, Richard. See: Parich. 

Park, Alexander. Letter to. See: Jones, John Paul 1779, Dec. 3. Letter to John 
Paul Jones 1779, Dec. 11. See: Jones, John Paul to John de Xeufville & 
.Son 1779, Dec. 13. 

Parke, Mathew. Capl., U. S. marines. See: Manley, John to John Paul Jones 
1777, June 9. Jones, John Paul, Orders to Edmond Arrowsmith 1777, July 
2. Orders to. See: Jones, John Paul 1777, July 2, July 27. See: Jones, 
John Paul to Daniel Tillinghast 1777, .Vug. 8. Orders to. See: Jones, John 
Paul 1777, Aug. 24. See: Frazer, John (iizzard to John Paul Jones 1777, 
Sep. 1. Jones, John Paul to John Bradford 1777, Sep. 10. Letter to John 
Paul Jones 1778, Feb. 19. See: Jones, John Paul to Benjamin Franklin, 
John Adams and Arthur Lee 1778, Aug. 15. Towers, Robert, Proceedings 
of court martial 1779, July 28-Aug. 2. Atwood, John, Minutes of court 
martial 1779, July 29. Johnson, Elisha, Minutes of a court martial 
1779, July 29. Sturgis, "William, Minutes of a court martial 1779, July 29. 
Williams, John, Minutes of a court martial 1779, July 29. Rosseau, Jean, 
:\Iinutes of a court martial 1779, July 30. Mclntyre, John, Minutes of a 



282 INDEX. 

Parke, Mathew — Continued. 

c-durt martial 1779, July 31. Robinson, Robert, Sentence of court martial 
in ease of 1779, Aug. 8. Jones, John Paul, Regulations 17S0, Jan. 3. 
!Moylan, James to John Paul Jones 1780, Apr. 17. Letter to. See: Jones, 
John Paul 1780, June 20. Alliance, Roll of crew entitled to prize money 
1785, Sep. 5. 

Parker, Hyde. PoM captain, British navy. See: Jones, John Paul, Extrait du Jour- 
nal * * * de la Revolution Americaine 1786, Jan. 1. p. 5. 

Parks, ilathew. See: Parke. 

Pascal?, . See: Wendell, John to John Paul Jones 1777, Oct. 29. 

"Patience". British merchant ship. See: Jones, John Paul, Orders to Solomon 
Lowd 1778, Apr. 28. Jones, John Paul to Edward Bancroft 1778, Aug. 
21. Jones, John Paul to John Ross 1778, Aug. 23. Jones, John Paul to 
Jonathan Williams 1778, Aug. 23. Ross, John to John Paul Jones 1778, 
Sep. 1. Jones, John Paul to Jonathan Williams 1778, Seji. 11, Oct. 20. 
Jones, John Paul to John Ross 1778, Oct. 26-29. 

Patten, John. Garde Marine, U. S. S. "Alliance". See: Alliance, Roll of crew 
entitled to prize money 1785, Sep. 5. 

Patten, William. Seaman, U. S. S. '^Alliance". See: Alliance, Roll of crew entitled 
to prize money 1785, Sep. 5. 

Pattison, Prince. Seaman, U. S. S. "Alliance". See: Alliance, Roll of crew entitled 
to prize money 1785, Sep. 5. 

Paul, Alexander. See: Jones, John Paul, Memorandum of articles purchased 
1780?, Dec? Jones, John Paul, Account with various persons 1780?, Dec? 

Paul, Elizabeth. See: Jones, John Paul, Will 1777, Oct. 8. 

Paul, Jeanne Macduff. Wife of John Paul and mother of John Paul Jones. See: 
Jones, John Paul to Stuart Mawey 1777, May 4. Jones, John Paul. Will 
1777, Oct. 8. 

Paul?, John. See: Pall. 

Pavilion, , Chevalier. See: Du Pavilion. 

Pearson, Richard. Capl.,fonnerly of H. M.S. "Serapis". See: Bon Homnre Richard, 
Account of engagement with the Serapis 1 779, Sep. 23-25. Jones, John Paul 
to Benjamin Franklin 1779, Oct. 3. Cottineau de Kloguene, Denis Nicolas 
to John Paul Jones 1779, Oct. 9. Jones, John Paul to Benjamin Franklin 
1779, Oct. 11. Jones, John Paul to Paul Franf;ois de Quelen, Due de La 
Vauguyon 1779, Oct. 20. Jones, John Paul to Edward Bancroft 1779, 
Oct. 26. Dumas, Charles William Frederick to John Paul Jones 1779, 
Oct. 30. Jones, John Paul to Charles William Frederick Dumas 1779, 
Nov. 1, Nov. 5. Cottineau de Kloguene, Denis Nicolas to John Paul Jones 
1779, Dec. 2. Filkin, Richard to John Paul Jones 1779, Dec. 17. Neuf- 
ville, John de & Son to John Paul Jones 1779, Dec. 17. Jones, John Paul, 
Report to Benjamin Franklin 1780, Feb. 12. Jones, John Paul to Charles 
William Frederick Dumas, 1780, Sep. 8. Jones, John Paul, Extrait du Jour- 
nal * * * de la Revolution Americaine 1786, Jan. 1. pp. 54, 55, 56, 
61, 7.5. 

Peltier, du Doyer. Merchant, Nantes, France. See: Williams, Jonathan to John 
Paul Jones 1778, Nov. 21. 

Penning-ton, Miles. Capt., U.S. marines, U. S. S. "Reprisal". See: Elliott, John, 
Certificate to James Read 1778, Nov. 24. 

Peri, . Foreman?, Espivent villes boisnet's foundry. See: Chaumont, Donatii'-' 

Leray de to Espivent villes boisnet 1779, Feb. 11. 



IXDKX. 288 

Perre, Vander. Mfrcltiml, UiAUnul. Sue; DuiiiiiH, C'luirU'S William Krudu- 

lick til Joliii Paul Jones 1780, May 2(i. 

Perre, Vander & Meyneers. ili^rchantx, Mkldlchtiiyh, Zi'alniid,aii<li>wnern uf hriniin- 
liiu- " lirrkinlinscli". See: Xeif, Ary de ])e])i)siti(iii 1780, Aug. 4. 

Perry, .Ii-reniiali. Seaman, U. S. S. "A/lianrc" . See: -IWddrc, KnU uf iTew entitled 
to prize money 1785, Sep. 5. 

Peter, tlauies. (inmuT, C »^'. .S'. "Alliance". See: Alliitin-e, Koll of crew entitled to 
]irize money 1785, Sep. 5. 

Petit, .lean. Snn/ion, V. S. S. '^Pallax". See: Jones, Jcihu I'aul, OUieers of auxil- 
liary vessel." un<ler comnumd nf 1779, May l-o. 

Petrie, Stephen? See Petrie, Baron de. 

Petrie, , Baron de. See: Jones, John I'aul tn Ivlward Bancroft 1778, Mig. 

•-'4. 

Petters, Jose|ili. Seaman, U. S. S. "Hancock". See: McNeill, Hector, Order to 
John I'aul Jones 1777, May 7. 

Picquet, La Motte. Admiral, French mir;/. Letter to John Paul Jones 1778, Feb. 
l.S. See: Carniichael, William to John Paul Jones 1778, Feb. 13, Feb. 14. 

Laporte, to John Paul Jones 1778, JIar. I'O. Jones, John Paul to 

Antoine Raymond Gualbert Gabriel de Sartine 1778, Mar. 31. Williams, 
Jonathan to John Paul Jones 1779, May 12. JoneS, John Paul, Memo- 
randum of the French fleet 1780?, Dec? Jones, John Paul, E.xtrait du 
Journal * * * de la Revolution Americaine 1786, Jan. 1. p. 15. 

Piercey, William, dipt., formerly of H. M. aloop " Counte-is of Scarborough" . See: 
Cottineau de Kloguene, Denis Nicolas to John Paul Jones 1779, Oct. 9. 
Jones, John Paul, Extraitdu Journal * * * de la Revolution Americaine 
1786, Jan. 1. p. 52. 

Piercy, , Lord. See: Hopkins, Esek, Orders to John Paul Jones 1777, Jan. 

14. 

Pierre, .lariies. See: Peter. 

Piersey, William. See: Piercey. 

Pigot, John? Admiral , Briil'ih nary . See: Jones, .Tohn, F2xtraitdu Journal * * * 

de la Revolution Americaine 1786, Jan. 1. p. 110. 
Pigott, John. See: Jones, John Paul, Memorandum of articles purchased 1780?, 

Dec? Jones, John Paul, Account with various persons 1780?, Dec? 
Pild, Kbenezer. Armourer, V. S. S. " Alliance ." See: .l///(iHrp, Roll of crew entitled 

til prize money 1785, Sep. 5. 
Pitcher, Jonathan. Lieut., U.S. nari). .See: Jones, John Paul, Orders to Mathew 

Parke 1777, July 2. Jones, John Paul to Hector McNeill 1778, Nov 17. 
Pittre, . Boy, V. S. xloop of irar " Dolplun". See: Dolphin, Muster roll 

1777, Apr.-June. 

Plaince, John. Oij/t., merchant ve.'isel of Cork, Ireland. See: Jones, John Paul to 
Stuart Mawey 1777, May 4. Letter to, See: Jones, John Paul 1779, 5Iar. 
9. See: Jones, John Paul to Edward Bancroft 1779, Mar. 9. 

Plaince, , Miss, of Cork, Ireland. See: Jones, John Paul to Jnhn Plaince 

1779, Mar. 9. 

Piatt, Samuel. Seaman, V. S. S. "Alliance". See: Alliance, Roll of crew entitled 

to ]irize money 1785, Sep. 5. 
Plumer, Jo.-eph. ■'<eainan, V. S. S. " Alliance" . See: .i//i(t)(ce, Roll of crew entitled 

to prize money 1785, Sep. 5. 



284 INDEX. 

"Pluton". French diip of war. See: Jones, John Paul, Extrait du Journal * * * 
(le la Revolution Americaine 1786, Jan. 1. pp. 109, 112. 

Poircy, . See: Jones, John Paul to Edward Bancroft 1780, Apr. 10. 

"Polly" or "Molly". British collier? See: Jones, John Paul, Orders to Samuel 
Tyler, Michael Knies and James Beckup 1776, Nov. 25. Jones, John Paul, 
Note of the time of material occurrences during the Alfred's cruise 1776, 
Dec. 10. 
Ponte, de Nierret. See: de Nierret Ponte. 

Pontgebon, . See: Jones, John Paul to James Moylan 1780, Sep. 19. 

Pool, Fitch. Captain's clerk, U. S. S. "Alliance". See: Towers, Robert, Proceed- 
ings of court martial in trial of 1779, July 28-Aug. 2. Atwood, John, Jlin- 
utes of court martial 1779, July 29, Johnson, Elisha, Minutes of a court 
martial 1779, July 29. Sturgis, William, Minutes of a court martial 1779, 
July 29. Williams, John, Minutes of a court martial 1779, July 29. Ros- 
seau, Jean, Minutes of a court martial 1779, July 30. Mclntyre, John, 
Minutes of a court martial 1779, July 31. Alliance, Roll of crew entitled 
to prize money 1785, Sep. 5. 

Poole, . British merchant, owner of " De Verwagting". See: Jones, John 

Paul to Donatien Leray de Chaumont. 1779, Aug. 18. 
Poor, Joseph. Seaman, V. & S. "Alliance". See: Alliance, Roll of crew entitled to 

prize money 1785, Sep. 5. 
"Poor Richard". See: Bon Homme Bichard. 

Porter, '-. U. S.f marine, "Bon Homme Richard". See: Wybert, Antoine 

Felix, Deposition of Joseph Gallois forwarded to John Paul Jones 1779, 
July 27. 
"Portland". ]yhalin(j sloop. See: Jones, John Paul to Robert Morris 1776, 

Oct. 17. 
"Portland". H. M. ship of war. See: Jones, John Paul to Edward Bancroft 

1778, Aug. 21. 
Potemkin, Gregor Alexandrovitch, Prince. Field marshal and commander in chief, 
Bussian army. See: Jones, John Paul to Marie Jean Paul Joseph Roche 
Yves Gilbert du Motier, Marquis de Lafayette 1788, June 15/26. 
Potter, Thomas. Midshipman, U. S. S. "Bon Homme Richard". See: Towers, 
Robert, Proceedings of court martial in trial of 1779, July 28-Aug. 2. Mid- 
sliipman, U. S. nary. See: Serapis, Petty officers. Petition to John Paul 
Jones 1779, Oct. 31. Jones, John Paul, Regulations 1780, Jan. 3. Dale, 
Richard, to John Paul Jones 1780, Oct. 20. 
Pottod, Thomas. See: Potter. 
Powers, J. Pierce. Midsliipman, U. S. S. "Banger". See: Jones, John Paul, Extract 

to the Amr. Plenipotentiaries at the court of Versailles 1778, ^lay 27. 
Pravo, Gape. Seaman, V. S. sloop of war "Dolphin". See: Dolphin, Cluster roll 

1777, Apr.-June. 
Pravo, Rainey. Seaman, U. S. sloop of imr, "Dolphin". See: Dolphin, Muster roll 

1777, Apr.-June. 
Pravo. See also: Provo. 

Prevalye, Pierre Dumas, Marquis de la. See: La Prevaly^ 

Prikand, Richard. Seaman, U. S. S. "Alliance". See: Alliance, Roll of crew entitled 
to prize monej' 1785, Sep. 5. 

"Prince de Soubise". French privateer. See: Meijer, J to John Paul Jones 

1779, Dec. 13. Thevenet, Andre to John Paul Jones 1780, Mar. 15. 



INDEX. 



285 



"Providence". f. S. hrUj of var. 8ee; Jones, .lohii I'liulto Jiisei)h llcwes 177G, 
M;iy 1^1. Kathlmn, John P. and GrinncU, "William, Uoport to John Paul 
Junes 1770, July 16. United State.?, Continental Confiress, Kstablishnient 
of the rank of Captains in the Navy !77(i, Oct. 10. Jones, John Paul to 
Robert jMorris 1771), Oct. 17. Account rendered to John Pa\d Jones of pro- 
visions on liiiard " when we sailed" 177tl, Xov. 1. Jones, John Paul, Note 
of the time of material occurrences dnrint; the Alfred' k crui.se 177li, Dec. 10. 
Hopkins, Esek, Orders to John Paul Jones 1777, Jan. 14. Jones, John 
Paul, Memorandum regarding the DiamnmJ 1777, Jan. l.'i. Jones, Jcjlin 
Paul tothelNIarine Committee, Continental Congress 1777, Jan. 21. I'nited 
States, Continental Congress, Marine Comnnttee; Morris, Kobert, Vice 
President to John Paul Jones 1777, Feb. 1. Hopkins, Esek to John Paul 
Jones 1777, Feb. 11. Thaxter, Adam AV. to John Paul Jones 1777, Feb. 
L'4. Tillinghast, Daniel to John PaulJones 1777, Feb. 2.S. Jarvis, Leonard 
to John Paul Jones 1777, Mar. 19. Jones, John Paul to Leonard Jarvis 
1777, J\Iay 10. Bradford, John to John Paul Jones 1777, June 23. Nesbitt, 
John Maxwell to John Paul Jones 1777, Aug. 5. Jones, John Paul to 
Daniel Tillinghast 1777, Aug. 8. Jones, John Paul to Jo.seph Hewes 1777, 
Aug. 17. Jones, John Paul, Orders to Mathew Parke 1777, Aug. 24. Jones, 
John Paul to John Bradford 1777, Sep. 10. Jones, John Paul to John 
Langdon 1777, Oct. 11. Jones, John Paul, Certificate of service of Benja- 
min Hill 1778, Aug. 18. Jones, John Paul to Edward Bancroft 1778, Aug. 
21. Jones, John Paul to Jonathan Williams 1778, Aug 23. Jones, John 
Paul to "Le Baron de Franklin" 177S, Sep. 2.'). Jones, John Paul to tlie 
Continental Congress 1779, Dec. 7. Jones, John Paul, Memorial to Kobert 
Morris 17S3, Oct. 10. Jones, John Paul, Extrait du Journal * * * de 
la Revolution .Vmericaine 1786, Jan. 1. pi>. .3, h, 7, 8, 10, 96. 

Prove, Petre. Marine, U. S. sloop of vtir " Duljihin" . See: Jhlpliln, IMuster roll 

1777, Apr. -June. 
Provo. See also: Pravo. 
Pring-le, J J . See: Frazer, John Gizzarrl to John Paul Jones 1779, 

Apr. 17. 
Prussia, Crown, Frederick II, King. See: Jones, John Paul to Jladame la Presi- 

dente d'Ormoy 1780, Dec. 12. 

Purch Fils & Co. Bdnhrs, Purh. See: Jones, John Paul to Edward BantToft 
1 780, Aug. 7, Sep. 23. 

Puy Segur, Antoine Hyacinthe Anne? Officer, French nary. See: Puy Segur, Ar- 
inand JSIarie Jacques de Chastenet, Marquis de. 

Puy Segur, Arniand Marie Jacques de Chastenet, Marquis de? Letter to John Paul 
Jones 1780, June 2. 



Q 



ftuartre,' . Iloij, V. S. sloop of war, "Dolphin". See: Dolphin, Muster roll 

1777, .\pr.-June. 

"ftueen of France". U. S. ship of v:ar. See: Gourlade tt Moylan to John Paul 
Jones 1779, July 2. Jones, John Paul, Extrait du Journal * * * de la 
Itevolution Americaine 1786, Jan. 1. p. 96. 

Quincy, Josiah. Col., of Bralntree, 3Iassa^hiisells. See: Wendell, John to John I'aul 
Jones 1777, Oct. 29. 



286 INDEX. . 

Rackleyft, Joseph. See: Eatcliffe. 

"Raleig-h". V. S. ship of rear. See: I'nited States, Continental Congress-, Estab- 
lishment of the rank of Captains in the Navy 1776, Oct. 10. Jones, John 
Paul to Robert Morris 1777, Feb. 10. United States, Continental Con- 
gress, Marine Committee to AVilliam Whipple, John Langdon and John 
Paul Jones 1777, June 18. Jones, John Paul tij Kobert ^lorris 1777, July 
28. Jones, John Paul to Joseph Hewes 1777, Aug. 8. Jones, John Paul 
to the General Court of New Hampshire 1777, Aug. 24. Jones, John Paul 
to Robert ^lorris 1777, Aug. 24. Jones, John Paul to the Committee of 
Safety of New Hampshire 1777, Aug. 29. Moylan, James to John Paul 
Jones 1778, Mar. 12. Jones, John Paul, Extrait du Journal * * * de 
la Revolution Am^ricaine 1786, Jan. 1. p. 96. 

"Randolph". U. S. sMp of war. See: United States, Continental Congress, Estab- 
lishment of the rank of Captains in the Navy 1776, Oct. 10. Frazer, John 
Gizzard to John Paul Jones 1778, May 23. Jones, John Paul to the United 
States Commissioners to France 1778, Aug. 15. Treglohn, Philip to John 
Paul Jones 1779, Dec. 14. 

"Ranger". ['. S. ship of war. See: United States, Continental Congress, Marine 
Committee to John Paul Jones 1777, June 18 and to William Whipple, John 
Langdon and John Paul Jones 1777, June 18. Jones, John Paul, Orders to 
Mathew Parke 1777, July 2. Jones, John Paul to Louis Daniel Charrier 
1777, July 3. Jones, John Paul to William Whipple 1777, Jul}' 3. Frazer, 
John Gizzard to John Paul Jones 1777, July 15, July 26. Jones, John 
Paul, Orders to Mathew Parke 1777, July 27. Jones, John Paul to RoViert 
Morris 1777, July 28. Jones, John Paul to Joseph Hewes 1777, Aug. 17. 
Jones, John Paul to the General Court of New Hampshire 1777, Aug. 24. 
Jones, John Paul to Robert Morris 1777, Aug. 24. Frazer, John Gizzard 
to John Paul Jones 1777, Aug. 25, Aug. 28. Jones, John Paul to the Com- 
mittee of Safety of New Hampshire 1777, Aug. 29. United States, Conti- 
nental Congress, Navy Board, Eastern Division to John Paul Jones 1777, 
Sep. 4. Jones, John Paul to John Bradford 1777, Sep. 10. Jones, John 
Paul to the House of Representatives of New Hampshire 1777, Sep. 20. 
Gardner, "William to John Paul Jones 1777, Oct. 10. Jones, John Paul 
to John Langdon 1777, Oct. 11. Frazer, John Gizzard to Carter Braxton 

1777, Oct. 28. Jones, John Paul to Joseph Hewes 1777, fjct. 30. Jones, 
John Paul to Robert Morris 1777, Oct. 30. Simpson, Thomas to John Paul 
Jones 1777, Dec. 19, Dec. 21, Dec. 23, Dec. 26. Franklin, Benjamin; 
Deane, Silas and Lee, Arthur to Jonathan Williams 1778, Jan. 10. Charrier, 
Louis to John Paul Jones 1778, Feb. 8. Picquet, la jNIotte to John Paul 
Jones 1778, Feb. 13. ^Moylan, James to John Paul Jones 1778, jNIar. 24. 

See: Bersolle, , Charges made on iJansrcr 1778, Apr. 1. See: Laporte, 

to ■ Guillot 1778, Apr. 7. Sartine, Antoine Raymond .lean 

Gualbert Gabriel de to L' Avigne Buisson 1778, Apr. 27. Jones, John Paul, 
Orders to Solomon Lowd 1778, Apr. 28. Jones, John Paul to the Countess 
of Selkirk 1778, May 8. Letter of officers and crew to John Paul Jones 

1778, IMaj' 13. See: Jones, John Paul, Extract to the Amr. Plenipotentiaries 
to the court of Versailles 1778, May 27. Jones, John Paul to Benjamin 
Franklin 1778, June 1. Jones, John Paul, Extract of letter to Henry 
Grand 1778, July 12. Jones, John Paul to George Washington 1778, Aug. 
6. Jones, John Paul to Edward Bancroft 1778, Aug. 14. Jones, John 
Paul to Benjamin Franklin, John Adams and Arthur Lee 1778, Aug. 15. 
Jones, John Paul, Certificate of services of Benjamin Hill 1778, Aug. 18. 



INDEX. 287 

"Ranger" — Continuetl. 

Jones, John Paul to Edwaril BaiuToft 177S, Aup. 24. Ross, Jnlm to John 
Paul Jones 1778, Sep. 1. Jones, John Paul to John Ross 1778, 8e)i. 6. 
Jones, John Paul to Louis Philippe Joseph, Due de Cliartres 1778, Sep. 21. 
Jones, John Paul to Louis XVI 1778, Oct. 10. Jones, John Paul to Robert 
Morris 1778, Nov. 13. Jones, John Paul to Thomas Bell 1778, Nov. 15. 
Jones, John Paul to A-rthur Lee 177S, Nov. 21. Whitall Joseph to John 
Paul Jones 1778, Dec. 4. Jones, John Paul to Arthur Lee 1779, May .3. 
Chaumont, Donatien Leray de to John Paul Jones 1779, June 7, June 10. 
Gourlade & Moylan to John Paul Jones 1779, July 2. Jones, John Paul 
to Robert ^lorris 1779, Oct. 1.3. Jones, John Paul to the Continental Con- 
gress 1779, Dec. 7. Jones, John Paul to J Meijer 1780, Mar. 5. 

Jones, John Paul, Certificate of service of J Meijer 1780, Mar. 5. 

Thevenet, Andre to John Paul Jones 1780, Mar. 1.5. Jones, John Paul, 
Account a<;ainst the Marine Committee, Continental Congress 1780, June 
25. United States, Continental Congress, Admiralty J?oard, Summons to 
John Paul Jones 1781, Feb. 21. Jones, John Paul, Answers to questions 
propounded by the Admiralty Board 1781, INIar. 1. Jones, John Paul, 
Memorial to Robert Morris 1783, Oct. 10. Jones, John Paul to Dunbar 
Hamilton Douglas, 4th Earl of Selkirk 1784, Feb. 12. Jones, John Paul, 
Extrait du Journal * * * de la Revolution Americaine 1786, Jan. 1. 
pp. 11, 12, 20-31, 33, m, 123. 

Katcliffe, Joseph. See: !Moylan, James to John Paul Jones 1778, INIar. 12. Le 
Roy, Julien David to John Paul Jones 1778, Apr. (>? 

Bathbun, John P. 1st Ikut., V. S. S. "Alfred". Rejiort to John Paul Jones 
(joint report with William Grinnell) 1776, July Iti. Orders to. See: Jones, 
John I'aul 1776, Nov. 25. Letter to John Paul Jones 1776, Nov. 25. 
See: Tillinghast, Daniel to John Paul Jones 1777, Jan. 17. Tillin^diast, 
Henry Hendren to John Paul Jones 1777, Mar. 4, Mar. 14. 

Rayment, . Seaman?, U. S. S. "Alliance" . See: Jones, John Paul, Re^'ula- 

tions 1780, Jan. 3. 
Raymond? See: Rayment. 
Rayneval, Conrad Alexandre Gerard de. Secretary to the Comte de Vergennes. See: 

Jones, John Paul to William Carmichael 1780, Aug. 22. French minister to 

the United State.':. See: Jones, John Paul, Extrait du Journal * * * de 

la Revolution Am^ricaine 1786, Jan. 1. p. 35. 
De RazellyP, . Capt., French ship of war "EreiUe". See: Jones, .John Paul, 

Memorandum of the French fleet 1780?, Dec? 

Read, James, ilembei; Continental navy board, middle district. Certificate to. See: 

Elliott, John 1778, Nov. 24. Secretary, Marine office. Continental Congress. 

Letter to. See: Jones, John Paul 1783, June 23. 
Read, John K. Physician, Goochland county, Virginia. Letter to John Paul .lones 

1775, Oct. 13; 1778, Feb. 28. See: Whitall, Joseph to John Paul Jones 

1778, Dec. 4. Letter to, See: Jones, John Paul 1780, Nov. 9. 
Read, , Mrs. ]\'ife of .John K. See: Read, John K. to John Paul Jones 

1778, Feb. 28. 
Read, Thomas. Capt, U. S. S. "Washington". See: United States, Continental 

Congress, Establishment of the rank of Captains in the Navy 1776, Oct. 10. 

Capt., U.S. nary. See: Wharton, Samuel to John Paul Jones 1783, Aug. 18. 
Read, . Paymaster, U. S. navyf See: Hopkins, Esek, Orders to John Paul 

Jones 1777, Jan. 14. Tillinghast, Henry Hendren to John Paul Jones 

1777, Mar. 14. 



288 INDEX. 

Reals, . Copl., French sh'q) of war "Palsnier" . See: Jones, John Paul, 

^Memorandum of the French fleet 1780?, Dec? 

Reed, John. Capl., V. S. brig. See: Eoss, John to John Paul Jones 1778, Sep. 1. 

Reimersma, . Commodore, Dutch. navy. See: Stack, Edward, Affidavit 1779, 

Oct. 22. Jones, John Paul to Charles William Frederick Dumas 1779, 
Nov. 1. Formerly commandant of the Texel. See: Jones, John Paul to 
Charles William Frederick Dumas 1779, Nov. 5. Neufville, John de & 
Son to John Paul Jones 1779, Dec. 21. Van Berckel, E P , State- 
ment regarding the cruise of John Paul Jones 178-1, 3Iar. 10. 

Reis, Dejazet. Captain Pasha, TarJcish navy. See: Jones, John Paul to ^larie Jean 
Paul Joseph Roche Yves Gilbert du Metier, Marquis de Lafayette 1788, 
June 15/26. 

Renaud, . F-ench artist. See: Jones, John Paul to Thomas Jefferson 1788, 

Aug. 29/Sep. 9. 

"Renommee". F-ench sthip of war. See: Jones, John Paul to Edward Bancroft 

1778, Aug. 24, Sep. 9. 

"Reprisal". V. S. brig of ivar. See: United States, Continental Congress, Estab- 
lishment of the rank of Captains in the Xavy 1776, Oct. 10. Elliott, John, 
Certificate to James Read 1778, Nov. 24. United States, Continental Con- 
gress, Resolve on memorial of Samuel Nicholson 1788, July 2. 

"Retaliation". V. S. merchant iiliip. See: Moylan, James to John Paul Jones 

1779, Oct. 18. 

"Retterlsy "?. French .ship of war. See: Jones, John Paul, Memorandum of the 
French fleet 1780?, Dec? 

Reynst, P H . ]'ice-admiral, Dutchnavy. See: Jones, John Paul to Chevalier 

(le Linoncourt 1779, Dec. 17. Jones, John Paul to John de Neufville & Son 

1779, Dec. 17, Dec. 21. Van Berckel, E P , Statement regarding 

cruise of John Paul Jones 1784, Mar. 10. Jones, John Paul, Extrait du 
Journal * * * de la Revolution Americaine 1786, Jan. 1. pp. 70, 72, 73. 
Jones, John Paul to Thomas Jefferson 1788, Aug. 29/Sep. 9. 

Rhode Island, Council of War. Letter to. See: Jones, John Paul 1777, May 30. 

Rhodes, William, l.st mate.', French merchant .s/np "Luzerne" . See: Jones, John 
Paul to Benjamin Franklin 1780, Feb. 25. Franklin, Benjamin to John 
Paul Jones 1780, Mar. 1. 

Rhynst, See: Reynst. 

Rice, Alpheus. Servant, U. S. brig "Cabot." Letter to John Paul Jones 1776, 
Aug. 9. 

Richards, Thomas. Seaman, U. S. S. "Bon Homme Richard". Petition to John 
Paul Jones, See: Atwood, John and others, Petition to John Paul Jones 
1779, Aug. ? 

Richards, . See: Hinman, Elisha, to John Paul Jones 1777, June 28. 

Richardson, James. Seama)i, U. S. S. "Alliance". See: Alliance, Roll of crew 
entitled to prize money 1785, Sep. 5. 

Ricot, Philippe Nicolas. Ca])t., U. S. brigantine of war "Vengeance". See: Jones, 
John Paul, Officers of auxiliary vessels under command of 1779, May 1-3. 
Letter to John Paul Jones 1779, July 2. See: Towers, Robert, Proceed- 
ings of court martial in trial of 1779, July 28-Aug. 2. Johnson, Elisha, 
JNlinutes of a court martial 1779, July 29. Sturgis, William, IMinutes of a 
court martial 1779, July 29. Williams, John, Minutes of a court martial 
1779, July 29. Rosseau, Jean, Minutes of a court martial 1779, July 30. 



INDEX. 289 

Ricot, Pliiliiipe Xicolas — Continued. 

^Iclutyiv, .Tolm, Minutes of a cdurt iiiartial ITT'.i, July :',\. Uijl)inson, 
Rotjert, Sentence of court martial in case of l"7il, Aug. 8. Orders to, See: 
Jones, John Paul 1779, Au<;. il. Jones, John Paul to Benjamin Franklin 

1779, Aug. 13, Oct. 3. Jones, John Paul to .Marie Jean Paul .losepli Roche 
Yves Gilbert du Motier, Man|uis de Lafayette 1779, Oct. L'S. 

JElieuse, . .1 tridon; I^(>rit')il, Fr<iiir,\ Letter {" .lulin Paul .hmes 1780, 

Mar. 4, May 10. 
Rion, . See: Bersolle, , Charges nuule against the sliip A'<((i;/fc 1778, 

Apr. 1. Hanger, Officers and crew of to John Paul Jones 1778, ^May 13. 

Meijer, J to John Paul Jones 1779, T>ec. 13. 

Rions, U'Alliert de. See: Jones, Jolm Paid to Jdhn Walsli 1779, Jlay 19. 

Riper, . See: AHianre, Roll of crew entitled to prize money 17.85, Sep. -5. 

Ritchie, Robert. "/ I'liilndeljihla. See: Ross, John to John Paul Jones 1778, 

Apr. 2. 
Roach, Edward. Citpt., merchant brii/antbie " Tlirei' Friendx" . See: Landais, Peter 

to John Paul Jones 1779, July 2. 

Roach, John. Capl., U. S. nar)/. See: United States, Continental Congress, Marine 

Committee to William Whipple, John Langdon ami John Paul Jones 1777, 

June 18. Jones, John Paul, Orders to Mathew Parke 1777, July 2. Fra- 

zer, John Gizzard to John Paul Jones 1777, July 15. Jones, John Paul, 

Orders to Mathew Parke 1777, Aug. 24. 
Robbius, James. Seaman, V. S. sloop of tear "Dolpliiii" . See: Dolphin, Muster 

roll 1777, Apr.-June. 
Robbinson. See: Robinson. 
De Roberdeau, . Captain. See: Jones, John Paul to Louis Philippe Joseph, 

Due de Chartres 1780, Sep. 22. Jones, John Paul to Princesse Donairiere 

de Nassau Saarbriick 1780, Sep. 22. 
Roberts, William. Seaman, C. S. S. "AHianre". See: Landais, Peter to John Paul 

Jones 1780, June 29. 
Robertson, Alexander. See: Jones, John Paul, Account with various persons 

1780?, Dec? 
Robertson, John Calvin. Boatmrain, U. S. S. "Ranger". See: Simpson, Thomas 

til John Paul Jones 1777, Dec. 19, Dec. 23. 

Robeson, Isaiah. See: Robinsun. 

Robeson, William. Letter to John Paul Jones 1780, Nov. 23. 

Robinson, Arthur. Petty officer, L'.S.nai-y. See: Jones, John Paul to Richard Dale 

1780, Nov. 7. Garde Marine, U. S. S. "Alliance". See: Alliance, Roll of 
crew entitled to prize money 1785, Sep. 5. 

Robinson, Isaiah. Capt., U. S. brig "Andrea Doria" . See: Jones, John Paul to 
Robert Morris 1776, Sep. 4. L^nited States, Continental Congress, Estab- 
lishment of the rank of Captains in the Navy 1776, Oct. 10. 

Robinson, James? Capt., formerh/ of i'. S. ]>rirateer "Sachem" . See: Neufville, 
John de & Son to John Paul iones 1779, Oct. 20. 

Robinson, James. Seaman, U. S. S. "Alfred". See: Hopkins, Esek, Orderto John 
Paul Jones 1776, Oct. 22. 

Robinson, John. Seaman, V. S. S. "Alfred". See: Hopkins, Esek, Order to John 
Paul Jones 1776, Oct. 22. 

Robinson, Josiah. See: Robinson, Isaiah. 
21551—03 19 



290 INDEX. 

Robinson, Robert. Masterf, United States navy. Letter to John Paul Jones 1779, 
Feb. 10. 

Bobinson, Robert? Lieut., U. S. marines, U. S. S. "Bon Homme Ridiard". See: 
Wybert, Antoine Felix, Deposition of Joseph Gallois forwarded to John 
Paul Jones 1779, July 27. Jones, John Paul, Order in blank to attend a 
court martial 1779, Aug. 7? Sentence of court martial in case of 1779, 
Aug. 8. See: Jones, John Paul, Regulations 1780, Jan. 3. 

Robison, Alexander. See: Jones, John Paul, Memorandum of articles purchased 
1780?, Dec? 

Bobison. See: Robinson. 

"Robuste". French -ihip of ivar. See; Jones, John Paul, Memorandum of the 
French fleet 1780?, Dec? 

Boch, Stephen. Merchant, Limericl, Ireland. See: Wallace, John, Certificate of 
payment of duties 1779, Aug. 17-18. 

Boch. See also: Roche. 

Bochambeau, Jean Baptiste Donatien de Vimeure, Comte de. Lt. gen., and com- 
iciander in chief, French army in America. See: Hunolstein, Barbantane to 
John Paul Jones 1780, June 10. Jones, John Paul to Edward Bancroft 
1780, Oct. 17. Governor of Picardy and Artois. See: Jones, John Paul, Cer- 
tificate to Edward Stack 1785, Apr. 13. 

Boche, John. Capt., U. ,S. navy. See: Manley, John and others, Uniform dress for 
the navy 1777, Mar. 

Boche, Philip. Merchant, Limerick, Ireland. See: Wallace, John, Certificate o*" pay- 
ment of duties 1779, Aug. 17-18. 

Boche. See also: Roch. 

Bodneyj George Brydges. Vice-admiral and commander in chief, Briti.^Ji feet in the 
]Vest Indies. See: Adams, John to John Paul Jones 1782, Apr. 12. Admiral, 
British navy. See: Jones, John Paul, ilemorial to Robert Morris 1783, 
Oct. 10. Jones, John Paul to Charles Eugene Gabriel de La Croix, Marquis 
de Castries 1784, Feb. 8. Jones, John Paul, Extrait du Journal * * * 
de la Revolution Americaine 1786, Jan. 1. p. 74. 

Rogers, Chase. Cooper, U. S. S. "Alliance". See: Alliance, Roll of crew entitled 
to prize money 1785, Sep. 5. 

Bogers, Eleph. Seaman, U. S. S. "Alliance". See: Alliance, Roll of crew entitled 
to prize money 1785, Sep. 5. 

Rogers, Francis. Letter to John Paul Jones 1779, Oct. 21. 

Rogers, James. See Gallagher, Bernard, to John Paul Jones 1776, Nov. 3. 

Rogers, Samuel. Seaman, V. S. S. "Alliance". See: Alliance, Roll of crew entitled 
to prize money 1785, Sep. 5. 

Rogers, Zakariah. Seaman, U.S.S. "Alliance". See: .IWidncf, Roll of crew entitled 

to prize money 1785, Sep. 5. 
"Roland". French ship of war. See: Jones, John Paul, Memorandum of the 

French fleet 1780?, Dec? 
Rolef, Cover. Seaman, U. S. S. "Alliance". See: Landais, Peter to John Paul Jones 
1780, June 29. 

Ros, Charles. See: Ross. 

Rose, . See: Frazer, John Gizzard to John Paul Jones 1777, Aug. 25. 

De Rosily, . <-''ijit., French -^hip of tear "Espiegle". See: Jones, John Paul, 

Memorandum of the French fleet 1780?, Dec? 



INDKX. 291 

Boss, Charles, ifaster of the mow "Hetti/". See: Jones, John Paul, Note of the 
time of material occurrences tluring the Alfred' >< cruise 1776, Pec. 10. 

Boss, Charles. Seaman, V. S. S. "Alliance". See: Alliance, Roll of crew entitled 
to prize money 1785, Sep. 5. 

Boss, George, of PennKyhania. See: Nesliitt, John .Maxwell to Jdhn I'aul Jones 

1777, Aug. o. 

Boss, John. t'liHed Stalest commercial ayent at Xaiilrs. Letter to .lohn Paul Jones 

1778, Feb. 11, Apr. 2. See: Williams, Jonathan to John Paul Jones 1778, 
Apr. 2. Letter to John Paul Jones 1778, Jlay 12. See: Moylan, James to 
John Paul Jones 1778, May 12. Letter to John Paul Jones 1778, May 17 
(two), May 19. Letter to. See: Jones, John Paul 1778, Aug. 23. Letter 
to John Paul Jones 1778, Sep. 1. Letter to. See: Jones, John Paul 1778, 
Sep. 6. See: Jones, John Paul to Jonathan Willianis 1778, Sep. 11, Oct. 
20. Letter to. See: Jones, John Paul 1778, Oct. 2G-29. Letter to John 
Paul Jones 1778, Xov. 8. See: Jones, John Paul to Heel or McNeill 1778, 
Nov. 1.5. Williams, Jonathan to John Paul Jones 1778, Nov. 1.5. Letter 
to. See: Jones, John Paul 1778, Nov. 23. See: Whitall, Joseph to John 
Paul Jones 1778, Nov. 27. Letter from informant at Bordeaux 1778, 
Nov.—. Letter to John Paul Jones 1778, Dec. 3. Letter from Informant at 
Bordeaux 1778, Dec. 5? Letter to, See: Jones, John Paul 1778, Dec. 14. 
Letter to John Paul Jones 1778, Dec. 17. See: Jones, John Paul to Jon- 
athan Williams 1778, Dec. 21. Jones, John Paul to John Mehegan 1778, 
Dec. 28. Letter to. See: Jones, John Paul 1779, Jan. 2. See: Mease, 
:\Iatthew to John Paul Jones 1779, Feb. 22. Letter to John Paul Jones 

1779, Feb. 28. Williams, Jonathan to John Paul Jones 1779, July 13. 
Jones, John Paul to Edward Bancroft 1779, Aug. 13. Letter to John Paul 
Jones 1779, Oct. 5. See: Jones, John Paul to Robert Morris 1779, Oct. 
13. Letter to John Paul Jones 1779, Oct. 16. See: Moylan, James to 
John Paul Jones 1779, Oct. 18. Neufville, John de & Son to John Paul 
Jones 1779, Oct. 26. Jones, John Paul to John Green 1779, Dec. 4. 
Letter to. See: Jones, John Paul 1779, Dec. 15. See: Neufville, John de & 
Son to John Paul Jones 1779, Dec. 15. Jones, John Paul to Jonathan 
Williams 1779, Dec. 15. Jones, John Paul to John de Neufville & Son 

1779, Dee. 17. Neufville, John de & Son to John Paul Jones 1779, Dec. 18. 
Letter to John Paul Jones 1779, Dec. 25. See: Franklin, Benjamin to 
John Paul Jones 1780, Feb. 19. Jones, John Paul to Beujamin Franklin 

1780, Feb. 25. Letter to. See: Jones, John Paul 1780, ilar. 3. Letter to 
John Paul Jones 1780, ilar. 12. See: Jones, John Paul to Benjamin 
Franklin 1780, JIar. 14. Letter to. See: Jones, John Paul 1780, Mar. 23. 
See: Jones, John Paul to Jonathan Williams 1780, Mar. 23. Extract of 
letter to. See: Carmichael, William 1780, Mar.? See: Moylan, James to 
John Paul Jones 1780, Apr. 17. Jones, John Paul, to Comtesse de Bour- 
bon? de La Vendahl 1780, June 7. Letter to. See: Jones, John Paul 1780, 
July 10. See: Jones, John Paul to William Carmichael 1780, Aug. 22. 
Jones, John Paul to James :\Ioylan 1780, Sep. 19. Jones, John Paul, 
Answers to questions propounded by the Admiralty Board 1781, Mar. 1. 
Letter to John Paul Jones 1782, Jan. 8, Jan. 22. See: Russell, Thomas to 
John Paul Jones 1782, Apr. 1. Brown, John to John Paul Jones 1782, 
Apr. 17. Letter to John Paul Jones 1782, June 26. See: Jones, John 
Paul to William Short 1788, Sep. 15/26. 

Bosseau, Claude. French volunteer?, r. S. S. " Bon Homme Richard". See: Ros- 
seau, Jean, Minutes of court martial of .1779, July 30. 



292 INDEX. 

Rosseau, Jean. FreiicJi rohinteer, U. S. .S'. "Bon Homme Richard". Minutes of 

court martial of 1779, July 30. 

Rouel, . French artist. Letter to John Paul Jones 1780, June 21. 

Rouaeau, L'Abbe de. Secretmnj to the Loge of the Nine Sisters. See; Grand, Henry 

to John Paul Jones 1780, May 28. 
" Royal Georg-e " . II. M. ship of ivar. See: La Yendahl, , Comte de to John 

Paul Joney 1780, May? 2.3. Jones, John Paul, Memorial to Robert Morris 

1783, Oct. 10. 

De Rreals, . Capt., French ship of ivar " Magnifique" . See: Jones, John 

Paul, Memorandum of the French fleet 1780?, Dec? 

Rucker, . See: Ross, John to John Paul Jones 1779, Dec. 25. 

Rumley, John. Seaman, U. S. S. "Bon Homme Richard" . Petition to John Paul 

Jones. See: Atwood, John and others. Petition to John Paul Jones 

1779, Aug.? 
Russel, Lewis. Seaman, U. S. S. "Alliance". See: Alliance, Roll of crew entitled 

to prize money 1785, Sep. 5. 
Russell, Daniel. Steward, V. S. S. "Bon Homme Richard". Letter to John Paul 

Jones 1779, Feb. 26. See: Mease, ihitthew to John Paul Jones 1779, 

Feb. 28. 
Russell, Edward, Earl of Orford. Late admiral, British nary. See: Jones, John 

Paul, Memorial to Robert Morris 1783, Oct. 10. 
Russell, Nathaniel. Merchant, Boston. See: Jones, John Paul, Order's to Mathew 

Parke 1777, Aug. 24. Living.ston, Abraham to John Paul Jones 1777, 

Aug. 28. 
Russell, Thomas. Merchant, Boston. Letter to John Paul Jones 1782, Apr. 1. See: 

Brown, John to John Paul Jones 1782, Apr. 11, Apr. 17. Ross, John to 

John Paul Jones 1782, June 26. Tillinghast, Daniel to John Paul Jones 

1782, Nov. 3. McNeill, Hector to John Paul Jones 1783, June 11. 
Russia, Crown, Catherine, Empress. See: Jones, John Paul to Thomas Jefferson 

1788, Mar. 11, Mar. 25. Jones, John Paul to Marie Jean Paul Joseph Roche 

Yves Gilbert du Motier, Manjuis de Lafayette 1788, June 15/26. 
Rust, Stephen. Mid-^liijnnan, U. S. brig "Providence". Memorial to Hoysted 

Hacker, See: Thaxter, Adam W. and others. Memorial to Hoysted Hacker 

1776, Nov. 14. See: Jarvis, Jeonard to John Paul Jones 1777, June 23. 
Ryan, Andrew. Seaman, U. S. S. "Alliance". See: Landais, Peter to John Paul 

Jones 1780, June 29. 



s 



Saarbrtick, Princesse de Nassau. See; Nassau Saarbriick. 

Sadler, John. Seaman, U. S. S. "Alliance". See: JZHancf, Roll of crew entitled to 

prize money 1785, Sep. 5. 
Sainsbury, Thomas. Justice of the peace, London. Signature, See: Scott, Thomas 

& Scott, John, Affidavit 1779, Nov. 19. 
St. Clair, Arthur. Gorernor, Northiuest Territory. See: Jones, John Paul to 

William Short 1788, Sep. 15/26. 
"St. Esprit". French ship of war. See: Jones, John Paul, Memorandum of the 

French fleet 1780?, Dec.?. 
St. Garion, . Capt., French ship uf war "Danee". See: Jones, John Paul, 

Memorandum of the French fleet 1780?, Dec? 



INDKX. 293 

De St. Georg-es, . T/n-nt. nf (imiiiilirrs, Freiicli uniii/. Letter to .lolm Paul 

.Lilies 17.S0?, Dec? 

St. Julien, , Madame de. Letter to .lolm I'aul .Ii.nes 17.S0. May 17, .May 28. 

"StMeilser". Fmich .ship af icur. See: .Kmes. .lolin I'aul, Mciiioraiidiini of the 

Frencli fleet 1780?, Dee.? 
Saint Simon, Claude Henri, .Coiute de. Eiidor?eiiient of eertitiiate, ."^ee: Jone.s, 

.Folm Taiil, Certifieate to Kdward Staek 178.5, Apr. V.i. 
St.Valert, Xicolas Lajoille de. Liinl., C. S. hrUjanlhie of var " Vengmmv" . See: 

.lones, ,Tohn Paul, Officers of auxiliary vessels under command of 1779, 

:\Iay 1-3. 
Salomons, E T . Merchant, L' Orient, France. Letter to John Paul .Tones 

1779, .Tune 28. See: AUIance, Roll of erew entitled to prize money 178.5, 

Se|.. .5. 

Saltonstall, Dudley. Otpl., V. S. S. " TrambuU". See: United States, Continental 
Congress, Establishment of the rank of Captains in the Navy 1776, Oct. 10. 
Capt., r. S. nary. See: Hopkins, Esek, Orders to John Paul Jones 1777, 
Jan. 14. Tillinghast, Daniel to John Paul Jones 1777, Feb. 28. Manley, 
John and others, Uniform dress for the navy 1777, Mar. Uvingston, 
Abraham to John Paul Jones 1777, Aug. 26. Jones, John Paul to the 
Continental Congress 1779, Dec. 7. 

Sanders, Robert. ^fidl<hlpnLan, V. ,S. S. "Alfred" . Account rendered to John Paul 
Jones of "I^rovisions in the Alfred when we sailed from Rhode Island" 
1776, Nov. 14. Lieut/, U. S. K "Alfred" and prizemaster of the "John", 
Orders to. See: Jones, John Paul. 1776, Dec. 8. See: Jones, John Paul. 
Orders to Samuel Tyler 1776, Dec. 8. Lieut., U. S. niir)/. Jones, Joliii Paul 
to the Continental Congress 1779, Dec. 7. 

Sandwich, John ^lontagu. Earl. First lord of the mliniralty, Great Britain. See: 
Franklin, William Temple to John Paul Jones 1779, Feb. 16. 

"Saratoga." V. S. .vhip of uar. See: Jones, John Paul, Extrait du .lournal 
* * * de la Revolution Americaine 1786, Jan. 1. p. 96. 

Sarnam, John. 1st serejt., V. S. S. "Alliance" . See: Alliance, Roll of crew entitled 
to jirize money 1785, Sep. -5. 

Sarsfield, . Comte. Invitation to John Paul Jones 1780, Apr. 27. Letter 

to John Paul Jones 1780, May 15. 

Sartine, Antoine Raymond Jean (iualbert Gabriel de. Minister of marine of France. 
Letter to, See: Jones, John Paul 1778, Mar. :!1. Letter to L'Avigne Buis- 
son 1778, Apr. 27. Plan for expeditions sulimitted to, See: Jones, John 
Paul, I^lan for expeditions submitted to Benjamin Franklin, John Adams and 
Arthur Lee, and to Antoine de Sartine 1778, June 5. See: Jones, John Paul 
to George Washington 1778, Aug. 6. Jones, John Paul to Edward Bancroft 
1778, Aug. 14. Jones, John Paul to Benjamin Franklin 1778, Aug. 24. 
Jones, John Paul to Charles Henri Nicolas Othon, Prince de Nassau-Siegen 
1778, Aug. 24. Jones, John Paul to Louis Guillouet, Comte d'Orvilliers 
1778, Aug. 28. Jones, John Paul, F^xtract of letter to Benjamin Franklin 
1778, Sep. 4. Jones, John Paul to John Ross 1778, Sep. 6. Jones, John Pan] 
to Louis Philippe Joseph, Due de Chartres 1778, Sep. 9. Jones, .Tohn Paul 
to Jonathan Williams 1778, Sep. 11. Letterto, See: Jones, John Paul 1778, 
Sep. 13. See: Jones, John Paul to Donatien I^eray de Chauniont 1778, Sep. 
16. Jones, John Paul to Louis Philippe Joseph, Due de Chartres 1778, 
Sep. 21. Jones, John Paul to Edward Bancroft 1778, Sep. 23. Jones, John 
Paul to "Le Baron de Franklin" 1778, Sep. 25, Sep. 30. Jones, John 
Paul to Edward Bancroft 177S, Oit. 4, Oct. 7. Jones, John Paul to Louis 



294 INDEX. 

Sartine, Antoine Raymond Jean Gualbert Gabriel de — Continued. 

Alexandre, Due de La Rochefoucauld 1778, Oct. 9. Jones, John Paul to 
Edward Bancroft 1778, Oct. 16. Jones, John Paul to Louis XVI 1778, 
Oct. 19. Jones, John Paul to Benjamin Franklin 1778, Oct. 19. Jones, 
John Paul to Marie Adelaide de Bourbon-Penthievre, Duchesse de Chartres 
1778, Oct. 19. Jones, John Paul to Jonathan AVilliams 1778, Oct. 20. 
Jones, John Paul to John Ross 1778, Oct. 26-29. Jones, John Paul to 
William Temple Franklin 1778, Oct. 28. Chaumont, Donatien Leray de 
to John Paul Jones 1778, Oct. 28. Jones, John Paul to Jonathan Williams 

1778, Oct. .31. Jones, John Paul to Edward Bancroft 1778, Xov. 11. Jones, 
John Paul to Roljert ^Morris 1778, Xov. 13, Xov. 14. Jones, John Paul to 
Thomas Bell 1778, Xov. 15. Jones, John Paul to Douatien Leray de Chau- 
mont 1778, Dec. 7, Dec. 18. Jones, John Paul to Edward Bancroft 1778, 
Dec. 18. Jones, John Paul to Jonathan Williams 1778, Dec. 21. Jones, 
John Paul to Donatien Leray de Chaumont 1779, Jan. 6. Jones, John 
Paul, Memorandum for Germain?, Comte Garnier 1779, Jan. 21. Letter to 
John Paul Jones 1779, Feb. 4. Letter to. See: Jones, John Paul 1779, 
Feb. 6. See: Chaumont, Donatien Leraj- de to Espivent villes boisnet 

1779, Feb. 11. Bancroft, Edward to John Paul Jones 1779, Feb. 23. Let- 
ter to Germain?, Comte <jarnier 1779, Apr. 3. See: Amiel, Peter to John 
Paul Jones 1779, Apr. 9. Garnier, Germain?, Comte to John Paul Jones 
1779, Apr. 9. Letter to, See; Jones, John Paul 1779, May 1. See: Lee, 
Arthur to John Paul Jones 1779, Maj- 8. Letter to Donatien Leray de Chau- 
mont 1779, June 2. See: D'Orvilliers, Louis Guillouet, Comte to John Paul 
Jones 1779, June 2. Chaumont, Donatien I.,eray de to John Paul Jones 
1779, June 10, June 13. Extract of letter to Antoine Jean Marie Thevenard 

1779, June 14. See: Jones, John Paul to Benjamin Franklin 1779, July 1. 
Franklin, Benjamin to John Paul Jones 1779, July 8. Chaumont, Dona- 
tien Leray de to John Paul Jones 1779, July 19. Chaumont, Donatien 
Leray de to Benjamin Franklin 1779, July 28. Franklin, Benjamin to 
John Paul Jones 1779, July 28. Letter to. See: Jones, John Paul 1779, 
Aug. 11. See: Jones, John Paul to Donatien Leray de Chaumont 1779, 
Aug. 18, Aug. 24. Jones, John Paul to Paul Francois de Quelen, Due de 
La Yauguyon 1779, Oct. 5. Cottineaude Kloguene, Denis Xicolas to John 
Paul Jones 1779, Oct. 9. Franklin, Benjamin to John Paul Jones 1779, 
Oct. 15. .lones, John Paul to JMarie Jean Paul Josejih Roche Yves Gilbert 
du Motier, ^Marquis de Lafayette 1779, Oct. 28. Jones, John Paul to 
Samuel Huntington, President, Continental Congress 1779, Dec. 7. Jones, 
John Paul to Benjamin Franklin 1780, Feb. 21. Franklin, Benjamin 
to John Paul Jones 1780, Mar. 1. Jones, John Paul to Edward Bancroft 

1780, Apr. 10. Letter to Samuel Huntington, President, Continental Con- 
gress 1780, May 30. IMemorandum to, See: Jones, John Paul 1781^, May 
30. Letter to Benjamin Franklin 1780, June 3. See: Franklin, William 
Temple to John Paul Jones 1780, June 4. Jones, John Paul to Francois 
de Genet 1780, June 21. Letter to. See: Jones, John Paul 1780, June 
23. Letter to John Paul Jones 1780, June 28. See: Jones, John Paul to 
Francois de Genet 1780, July 5. Letter to. See: Jones, John Paul 1780, 
July 10. See: Jones, John Paul to Chevalier de Baudouin 1780, July 19. 
Jones, John Paul to Franf;ois de Genet 1780, Juh* 19. Baudouin, Cheva- 
lier de to John Paul Jones 1780, July 27. Genet, Fran(;-ois de to John 
Paul Jones 1780, July 30. Jones, John Paul to Francois de Genet 1780, 
Aug. 9. Maurepas, Jean Frederic Phc^lypeaux, Comte de to John Paul 
Jones 1780, Aug. 15. Jones, John Paul to AVilliam Carmichael 1780, 
Aug. 22. Jones, John Paul to Franc;'ois de Genet 1780, Sep. 21. Jones, 
John Paul to Edtv'ard Bancroft 1780, Sep. 23. Ex-minisler of marine of 



INDEX. 295 

Sartine, Antoine Raymond .lean (iualbert Gabriel ile — dintiimed. 

FratKe. See: United States, C'lmtinental Cimgiv.'^s, Resolution 1781, Feb. 
27; Resolution rejiarding the Ijravery of Joliii Paul .Tones 1781, Feb. 27. 
Jones, .John Paul, An-^-weis to questions i>i()poun<led by the Admiralty 
Board 1781, Mar. 1. Jones, John Paul to Charles EugOne Gabriel La C'roi.x, 
Marquis de Castries 17S4, Feb. 18, Mar. 2i>, Apr. 13. Jones, John Paul, 
Extrait du Journal * * * de la Revolution .Xnn'rii-aine 1780, Jan. 1. 
pp. I(i, 30, 31, 34, 3(1, 77, 93, 120, 124, 129. 

Saunders, Robert. See: Sanders. 

"Savage". //. ,V. sloop of wai: See: Xeif, Ary de, deposition 1780, Au};. 4. 

Sazerac, Louis I'aine et tils. See: Sezerac. 

Schmid. See: Shmid. 

Schot, •. of Aiiislfrdiini. See: Xeufville, John de \- Son to John Paul Jones 

1779, Dec. 7. 

Schweighauser, John P. I'uUed -S?<i/f.s depulij agent for prizes iu BriWinii. See:' 
Ross, John to John Paul Jones 1778, May 12, May 19. Adams, John; Lee, 
Arthur and Franklin, Benjamin to John Paul Jones 1778, May 2.i, Wil- 
liams, Jonathan to Jolm Paul Jones 1778, Nov. 1.5, Nov. 21; 1779, Apr. 22. 
Jones, John Paul to John Mehegan 1779, Apr. 30. Williams, Jonatlian 
to John Paul Jones 1779, ilay 12. Jones, John Paul to J Meijer 

1780, Mar. .5. Jones, John Paul, Answers to questions propiiumled by 
the Admiralty Board 1781, Mar. 1. 

Schweighauser Family. See: Williams. Jonathan to John Paul Jones 1779, 
Apr. 29. 

Scotland, Leitli, Planned attack on. See: Jones, John Paul, Plan for the attack 
upon Leith 1779, Sep. 14. Jones, John Paul, Instructions to Paul de 
Chamillard 1779, Sep. 14. Jones, John Paul to the Provost of Leith 
1779, Sej). 14. Jones, John Paul, Articles of capitulation to be presented 
to the city of Leith 1779, Sep. 14-17. 

Scott, Alexander. Same as Scott, Thomas, q. v. 

Scott, .John. Merrhiiitt, Lnndim. See: Scott, Thomas & Scott, John. 

Scott, Thomas. Merchant, London. Letter to John Paul Jones 1779, Oct. 19. 
Letter to. See: Jones, John Paul 1779, Oct. 30. See: Jones, John Paul 
to John de Xeufville & Son 1779, Xov. 3. Letter to John Paul Jones 
1779, Xov. 19. Letter to, See: Jones, John Paul 1779, Dec. 3. See: Jones, 
John Paul to John de Xeufville & Son 1779, Dec. 3. X'eufville, John de & 
Son to John Paul Jones 1779, Dec. 7. See also: Scott, Thomas it Co. ; Scott, 
Thomas & Scott, .John. 

Scott, Thomas & Co. Merchants, London. Bill against John Paul Jones for amounts 
paid William .Lackson, See: Scott, Thomas to Jolin Paul Jones 1779, Oct. 19. 

Scott, Thomas & Scott, John. Merchants, London. Affidavit of truth of Thomas 
Scott's account against John Paul Jones 1779, X'ov. 19. 

Scott, Williau]. Seaman, U. S. S. "Alliance" . See: Alliance, Roll of crew entitled 
to prize money 178.5, .Sep. .5. 

Scott, . See: Jones, John Paul, Account with various jiersons 1780?. Dec? 

Scudman, Joseph. See: Sendman. 

"Sea Flower ". ('a n.io schooner. See: Jones, John Paul to Robert Morris 1776, 
Oct. 17. 

Seaman, . See: Brown, John to John Paul Jones 1782, Apr. 11. 

Seamons, Martin. Sheriff, Proridence. Rhode Inland. Certification. See: Tilling- 
hast, Daniel to John Paul Jones 1777, June 17. 



296 INDEX. 

"Sea Nymph". British merchanif hrigantine. See: Jones, John Paul to Robert 
Morris 1776, Sep. 4, Oct. 17. Nesbitt, John Maxwell to John Paul Jones 
1777, Aug. 5. 

Sears, Isaac. Mercliant, Boston. See: Neufville, John de & Son to John Paul Jones 
1779, Oct. 20. 

Seaward, . See: Jones, John Paul to John Bradford 1777, Sep. 10. 

Secaton, . Manager of Archibald Stnarfs estate in Tobago?. See: Jones, John 

Paul to Stuart Mawey 1777, May 4. 

Secondat, . See: Jones, John Paul to Gourlade & Moylan 1779, Xov. 5. 

See also ^lontescjuieu, Baron de. 

Seg-ur, L(juis Philippe, Conite de. French ambas.-iador to Russia. Letter to Edward 
Stack 1785, Feb. 27. See: Jones, John Paul to Thomas Jefferson 1788, 
Mar. 2.5, Sep. 15,26. 

Seg-ur. See also: Puy Segur. 

Selkirk, Dunbar Hamilton Douglas, 4th Earl of. See: Jones, John Paul to Countess 
(pf Selkirk 1778, May 8. Ross, John to John Paul Jones 1778, May 17. 
Franklin, Benjamin to John Paul Jones 1779, Feb. 24. Williams, Jonathan 
to John Paul Jones 1779, Apr. 22, Apr. 29, May 12. Jones, John Paul to 
John Dirck, Baron Vander Capellen 1779, Xov. 29. Jones, John Paul to 
the Countess of Selkirk 1780, Mar. 1. Jones, John Paul, Answers to ques- 
tions propounded by the Admiralty Board 1781, !Mar. 1. Letter to. See: 
Jones, John Paul 1784, Feb. 12. See: Jones, John Paul to the Countess 
of Selkirk 1784, Nov. 8. Letter to John Paul Jones 1785, Aug. 4. See: 
D' Estaign, Charles Hector, Comte to John Paul Jones 1785, Dec. 18. Jones, 
John Paul, Extrait du Journal * * * de la Revolution Amerieaine 
1786, .Tan. 1. pp. 24, 124. 

Selkirk, . Countess of. Letter to. See: Jones, John Paul 1778, ^lay 8. 

See: Jones, John Paul, Extract to the Amr. Plenipotentiaries at the court 
of Ver.«ailles 1778, May 27. Jones, John Paul to John Ross 1778, Aug. 23. 
Jones, John Paul to Jonathan Williams 1778, Xov. 5. Jones, John Paul 
to John Mehegau 1779, Apr. 30. Jones, John Paul to John Dirck, Baron 
Vander Capellen 1779, Oct. 19. Xeufville, John de & Son to John Paul 
Jones 1779, Oct. 28. Dumas, Charle.s William Frederick to John Paul 
Jones 1779, Oct. 30. Jones, John Paul to John Dirck, Baron \'ander 
Capellen 1779, Nov. 29. Jones, John Paul to Jonathan AVilliams 1779, 
Dec. 15. Ross, John to John Paul Jones 1779, Dec. 25. Letter to. See: 
Jones, .John Paul 1780, Mar. 1. See: Jones, John Paul to Jonathan Wil- 
liams 1780, Nov. 20. Calonne, Charles .\lexandre de to John Paul Jones 
1784, Sep. 24. Letter to. See: Jones, John Paul 1784, Nov. 8. See: 
Jones, John Paul, Extrait du Journal * * * de la Revolution Ameri- 
eaine 1786, Jan. 1. pp. 25, 29, 123. 

Sellers, Tobias. Seaman, U. S. S. "Bon Homme Birhard". See: Jones, John 
Paul, Orders to Richard Dale 1779, May 25. 

Sendmau, Joseph. Seaman, U. S. S. "Alliance. See: Alliance, Roll of crew enti- 
tled to prize money 1785, Sep. 5. 

"Sensible". French ship of v:ar. See: Lamotte, Geffrier to John Paul Jones 
1779, May 1. Chavagne, Bide de to John Paul Jones 1779, May 17?, May 
26. Chaumont, Donatien Leray de to John Paul Jones 1779, June 10. 
Jones, John Paul to Gourlade & :\Ioylan 1780, Feb. 10. 

"Serapis". If. M. ship of irar. See: JSo/i i/oHi/HC i?(c/m/Y/, Account of the engage- 
ment with the Serapis 1779, Sep. 23-25. Jones, John Paul to Benjamin 
Franklin 1779, Oct. 3. Franklin, Benjamin to the Continental Congress 



» INDEX. 2'JT 

"Serapis" — C'ontiuueil. 

1779, Oct. 4. Jones, John Paul In .Ii>lin .li: Xi'iifvillc >>c Sun 17711, Oct. .'>. 
Jones, John Paul to Paul Fram.nis lU- (^m'li-ii. Kur ilr l.a VauKnyi'n 17751, 
Oct. 5. Ross, John to John Paul .Iniios 177!t, ( let. .">. Cockburn, Malcoin 
to John Paul Jones 1779, Oct. 7. .limes, John Paul to Benjamin Franklin 
1779, Oct. 11. Capelleii, John Dirck, Baron Vaniler to Jnhn Paul Junes 
1779, Oct. 13. Cottineau de Kloguene, Denis Nicolas to John Paul Jones 
1779, Oct. 13. Jones, John Paul to Koliert Morris 1779, Oct. 13. Frank- 
lin, Benjamin to John Paul Jones 1779, Oct. 1.5. Le ^leigneii, Ilenrv 
.\ns;e Francois to John Paul Jones 1779, Oct. 1-5. Dumas, Charles William 
Frederick to John Paul Jones 1779, Oct. is. Xeufville, John de ct Son to 
.John Paul Jones 1779, Oct. 18, Oct. -0. Rogers, Francis to John Paul 
Jones 1779, Oct. 21. Stack, Edward, Atlidavit 1779, Oct. 22. Jones, 
John Paul to Edward Bancroft 1779, Oct. 2(5, Franklin, Benjamin, 
Extract of a letter to Saimuel Cooper 1779, Oct. 27. Jones, John Paul to 
JNIarie Jean Paul Joseph Roche Yves Gilbert du ilotier, Marquis de Lafay- 
ette 1779, Oct. 28. r. S. peiti/ (}[licei:i (III. Petition to John Paul Junes 1779, 
Oct. 31. Shlji Jones, John Paul, Order to Jacol) Hoogland 1779, Nov. 1.5. 
Jones, Jnhn Paul, Certificate respecting John Jackson 1779, Nov. 1."). 
Cnttineau ile Kloguene, Denis Nicolas to John Paul Jones 1779, Dec. 2. 

Jones, John Paul to de Balgurie 1779, Dec. 4. Jones, John Paul to 

Laurence Brooke 1779, Dec. 4. Jones, John Paul to Jonathan Williams 

1779, Dec. 15. Jones, John Paul, Report to Benjamin Franklin 1780, 
Feb. 12; Letter to Benjamin Franklin 1780, Feb. 13. Franklin, Benjamin 
to John Paul Jones 1780, Feb. 19. Chaumont, Donatien Leray de to Ben- 
jamin Franklin 1780, ilar. 4. Neufville, John de & Son to John Paul 
Jones 1780, ^lar. 13. Franklin, Benjamin to John Paul Jones 1780, 
Mar. 31. Jones, John Paul to Fldward Bancroft 1780, Apr. 10. Moylan, 
James to John Paul Jones 1780, May 12. Jones, John Paul to Rol)ert 
Morris 1780, June 27. Jones, John I'aul to Edward Banci-oft 1780, July 

17. De St. Georges, to John Paul Jones 1780?, Dec? United States, 

Continental Congress, Admiralty Board, Sunnnons to John Paul Jones 
1781, Feb. 20. United States, Continental Congress, Resolution 1781, 
Feb. 27. Jones, John Paul, .\nswers to questions propounde<l l)y the 
Admiralty Board 17S1, ;Mar. 1. Jnues, John Paul to James Read 17s3, 
June 23. United States, Continental Congress, ^Marine Office to John Paul 
Jones 1783, June 23. Jones, John Paul to Charles Eugene Gabriel de La 

Croix, Marquis de Castries 1784, Feb. 18. Van Berckel, E P , 

Statement regarding cruise (.if John Paul Jones 1784, ^lar. 10. Franklin, 
Benjamin to John Paul Jones 1784, Mar. 2.5. Jones, John Paul to Charles 
FAigcue Gabriel de La Croix, Manpiis de Castries 1784, Mar. 26, Apr. 13. 
Macarthy, Eugene, Certificate regarding John Paul Jones 1785, Apr. 17. 
Stack, Edward, Certificate regarding Jnhn Paul Jones 1785, Apr. 19. 
D'Estaign, Charles Hector, Comte to John Paul Jones 1785, Dec. 18. 
Jones, John Paul, Extrait du Journal * * * de la Revolution Ameri- 
caine 1786, Jan. 1. jip. 50-62, 66, 69, 71, 75, 77, 82, 86, 116, 119, 125. 

"Serf". See: Cerf. 

Serhand, , I'Abbc de. Letter to John Paul Jones 1780, May 24. 

Sessal, Preserved. Seanian. I . S. nari/. See: Jones, John Paul to Richard Dale 

1780, Nov. 7. 

Sezerac, Louis. See: Bonfield, John tn John Paul Jones 1779, Apr. 9. Finlay, 
Sir Robert to John Paul Jnnes 1779, Apr. 10. See also: Sezerac, Louis 
I'aine et fils. 



298 INDEX. 

Sezerac, Louis I'aine et fils. See: Jones, John Paul to John Bondfield 1779, 
Mar. 27, Mar. 29, Apr. 2. Jones, John Paul, Orders to Peter Amiel 1779, 
Apr. 11. 

Shackford, William. Seaman, U. S. S. "Alliance" . See Alliance, Roll of crew 
entitled to prize money 178.5, Sep. 5. 

Shalf, .John. Seaman, U. S. S. "Alliance" . See: Alliance, Roll of crew entitled to 
jirize money 178.5, Sep. o. 

Sharpe, "William. Xorth Carolina delegate to Continental Congress. See: United 
States, Continental Congress, Resolution regarding the bravery of John Paul 
Jones 1781, Feb. 27. 

Shattuck, . of Boston. See: Livingston. Abraham to John Paul Jones 1777, 

Aug. 28. 

Shaw, Ichabod. Seaman, U.S. S. " Bon Homme Richard" . See: Jones, John Paul, 
Orders to Richard Dale 1779, ^lay 25. i 

Shaw, ilartin. Seaman, U. S. nary. See: Jones, John Paul to Richard Dale 17S0, 
Nov. 7. 

Shaw. Nathaniel jr. Continental agent in Connecticut. See: United States, Conti- 
nental Congress, Resolve 1776, Apr. 23. 

Sherburne, Samuel. Major. See: Russell, Thomas to John Paul Jones 1782, 
Apr. 1. Neufville, John de & Son to John Paul Jones 1782, Oct. 12. 

Shields, Archibald. See: Shiels. 

Shiels, Archibald. See: Jones, John Paul, Account with various persons 1780?, 
Dec." 

Shillaber, Joseph. Seaman, U. S. S. "Alliance". See: Alliajice, Roll nf crew 
entitled to prize money 1785, Sep. 5. 

Shmid, . Petty officer.', V. S. S. "Bon Homme Richard". See: Salomons, E — 

T~ to John Paul Jones 1779, June 2S. 

Shoemaker, Joseph. Captain. See: Alease, Matthew. Letter to John Paul Jones 
1779, Feb. 28. 

Shomont, Donatien Leray. See: Chaumont. 

Short, William. Secretanj, United States legation, Paris. See: Jones, John Paul to 
Thomas Jefferson 1787, Oct. 24; 1788, Aug. 29'Sep. 9. Letter to. See: 
Jones, John Paul 1788, Sep. 15 26. 

Shorur?, . See: Simpson, Thomas to John Paul Jones 1777, Dec. 21. 

Simmonds, A))raham. See: Limmond. 

Simolin, John ^Mathias, Baron. Russian ambassador to France. See: Jones, John 
Paul to Thomas Jefferson 1788, iMar. 25, Aug. 29/Sep. 9. 

Simon, Claude Henry, Saint. See: Saint Simon, Claude Henri. Comte de. 

Simpson, John. See: Sinsoii. 

Simpson, Thomas. 1st lieut. U. S. S. "Ranger". See: Wendell, John to John 
Paul Jones 1777, Oct. 29. Letter to John Paul Jones 1777, Dec. 19, Dec. 
Dec. 21, Dec. 23, Dec. 26. See: Moylan, James to John Paul Jones 1778, 

Mar. 12. Betsolle, , Charges made on the ship Ranger 1778, Apr. 1. 

Ross, John to John Paul Jones 1778, Apr. 2. Le Roy, Julien David to 
John Paul Jones 1778, Apr. 6? Frazer, John Gizzard to John Paul Jones 
1778, Ma}' IS, May 23. Adams, John; Lee, Arthur and Franklin, Benjamin 
to John Paul Jones 1778, ^lay 25. Jones, John Paul to Benjamin Frank- 
lin 1778, June 1. Jones, John Paul to Benjamin Franklin, John Adams- 
and Arthur Lee 1778, June 3. Jones, John Paul to Edward Bancroft 
1778, Aug. 14. Jones, John Paul to Benjamin Franklin, John Adams and 



INDEX. 



299 



Simpson, ThoinaM — Continued. 

Arthur I-ee 1778, Aug. 15. Jcjnes. Jnlm Paul tn Al)raham Wliippli- 1778, 

Aug. 18, Aug. 19. .Tones, .lolm Paul t.. I'.dwaivl Bancroft 1778, Aug. 21. 

Jones, John Paul to Jonathan Williams ITTs. Au'_'. L':i. Ross, John to John 

Paul Jones 1778, Sep. 1. Jones, John Paul to Benjamin Franklin 1778, 

Oct. 19. Bell,Thouiasto John Paul Jones 1778, Nov. .3. Jones, John Paul 

to Thomas Bell 1778, Nov. l-'i. Jones, John Paul to Arthur Lee 1778, 

Nov. 21. Whitall, Joseph to John Paul Jones 1778, Dec. 4. Lienl., V. S. 

iian/. See: Jones, John Paul to William Carmichael 1779, Feb. 24. ,Iones, 

John Paul to Robert :\Iorris 1779, Oct. 13. Jones, John Paul to J 

Meijer 1780, Mar. 5. 
Sinson, John. Seaman, U. S. S. "Alliance". See: Alliance, Roll of crew entitled 

to prize money 1785, Sep. 5. 
Skinner, Alexander. See: Jones, John Paul, Account with various jiersons 17.S0?, 

Dec.-.' 
Skiper, George. Seaman, V. S. S. "Alliance". See: Alliance, Roll of i-rew entitled 

to prize money 1785, Sep. 5. 
Skone, Thomas. See: Jones, John Paul, Account with various persons 1780?, 

Dec? 
Skone, . J'lii/sician. See: Jones, John Paul, Memorandum of articles |>un-liased 

1780?, Dec? Jones, John Paul, Account with various persons 1780?, Dec? 
Sloan. See: Sloane. 

Sloane, Robert. See: Jones, John Paul, Account witli various persons 1780?, Dec? 
Sloane, . See: Jones, John Paul, Account with various persons 1780?, 

Dec? Jones, John Paul, ^Memorandum of articles purchased 1780?, Dec? 
Smalliorse, Samuel. See: Moylan, James to John Paul Jones 1778, Nov. 10. 
Smith, .\lexander. Meychan), London. Letter to. See: Jones, John Paul 1779, Nov. 

2. See: Jones, John Paul to John de Neufville it Son 1779, Nov. 3. 
Smith, .lohn. Seaman, U. S. S. "Alliance". See: Alliance, Roll of crew entitled to 

prize money 1785, Sep. 5. 
Smith, ;\Ieri\vether. Vircjinia delegate to Continenhil Congres's. See: Bell, Thomas to 

John Paul Jones 1778, Nov. 3. 
Smith, Robert. Continental agent, Edentown, Xorth Carolina. See: United States, 

Continental Congress, Resolve 1776, Apr. 23. Jones, John Paul, Orders to 

William Spooner 1776, Nov. 3. Letter to, See: Jones, John Paul 1776, 

N..V. 12. 
Smith, Robert, Seaman, U. S. S. "Alliance". See: Alliance, Roll of crew entitled 

to prize money 1785, Sep. 5. 
Smith, Sunon. of Rhode Island. See: Hopkins, Esek to John Paul Jones 1777, 

Feb, 6, 

Smith, , Captain. See: Simpson, Thomas to John Paul Jones 1777, Dec, 19, 

Smith. See also; Shmid, 

"Solebay". II. M. shipofvar. See: Jones, John Paul to the Continental Con- 
gress 1779, Dec. 7, Jones, John Paul, Extrait du Journal * * * de la 

Revolution Americaine 1786, Jan, 1, p, 5, 
Solebery, , le President de. See: Jones, John Paul to James :Moylan 1780, 

Sep. 19. 
"Solitaire". French ship of tear. See; Jones, John Paul, Memorandum of the 

French fleet 1780?, Dec? 
Solomon, F T , See: Salomons. 



300 ■ INDEX. 

Sorry, .lohn. Seaman, U. S. S. "Alliance". See: Alliance, Roll of crew entitled to 
prize money 17S5, Sep. 5. 

"South. Carolina", formerly Indien, q. v. 

Southouse, . See: Jarvis, Leonard to John Paul Jones 1777, Mar. 19, May 

21. 

Spencer, John. Volunteer, U. S. S. "Alliance". See: J^/kjhcc, Roll of crew entitled 
ti.i prize money 1785, Sep. 5. 

Sponza, Antonio. Seaman, U. S. navy. See: Dale, Richard to John Paul Jones 
1780, Oct. 20. 

Spooner, William. Midshipman, U. S. S. "Alfred". Orders, to. See: Jones, John 
Paul 1776, Nov. 12. See: Jones, John Paul to Joseph Hewes 1777, Jan. 12. 

Sproat, David, of Philadelphia.' See: Read, John K. to John Paul Jones 1775, 
Oct. 13. Jones, John Paul to Joseph Hewes 1776, ilay 19. Continental 
agent, Philadelphia. See: Hopkins, Esek to John Paul Jones 1777, Jan. 28, 
Feb. 11. 

Stacey, Samuel. See: Stacy. 

Stack, Edward. Limt.. Wal.ih's Irish regiment, French army. See: Fitz-Maurice, 
Chevalier de to John Paul Jones 1779, Feb. 5, Mar. — . Dick, Alexander to 
John Paul Jones 1779, .\pr. 19. Volunteer, V. S. S. "Bon Homme Richard". 
See: Walsh-Serrant, Fran(;'ois Jacques, Comte de to John Paul Jones 1779, 
June 14. Towers, Roliert, Proceedings of court martial in trial of 1779, 
July 28- Aug. 2. At wood, John, Minutes of a court martial 1779, July 29. 
Johnson, Elisha, Minutes of a court martial 1779, July 29. Sturgis, Wil- 
liam, Minutes of a court martial 1779, July 29. Williams, John, Minutes . 
of a court martial 1779, July 29. Rosseau, Jean, Minutes of a court martial 
1779, July 30. McJntyre, John, Minutes of a court martial 1779, July 31. 
Robinson, Robert, Sentence of court martial in case of 1779, Aug. 8. 
Jones, John Paul to Benjamin Franklin 1779, Oct. 3. Stack of Crotts to 
John Paul Jones 1779, Oct. 21. Affidavit respecting the escape of deserters 

1779, Oct. 22. Letter to. See: Jones, John Paul 1779, Nov. 4. Letter to. 
See: Walsh-Serrant, Frani.'ois Jacques, Comte de 1779, Nov. 25. Mont- 
barey, Alexander ^Marie Lcuor de Saint Mauris, Prince de 1779, Dec. 12. 
Segur, Louis Philippe, Comte de 1785, Feb. 27. Certificate to. See: Jones, 
John Paul 1785, Apr. 13. Certificate regarding John Paul Jones 1785, 
Apr. 19. See: D'Estaign, Charles Hector, Comte to John Paul Jones 
1785, Dec. 18. Jones, John Paul, Extrait du Journal * * * de la 
Revolution Americaine 1786, Jan. 1. p. 125. 

Stack of Crotts. Capl., Walsh's //-/.s/i regiment, French iirrny. Letter to John Paul 

Jones 1779, Oct. 21. 
Stacy, . "Samuel. Acting ma-fter, U. S. S. " Bon Homme Richard" . See: Salomons, 

£ T to John Paul Jones 1779, June 28. . Acting master, U. S. navy. 

Attestation to au affidavit. See: Stack, Edward, Affidavit 1779, Oct. 22. 

Acting master, U. S. S. "Alliance". See: Jones, John Paul, Regulations 

1780, Jan. 3. Dale, Richard to John Paul Jones 1780, Oct. 20. Master, 
U. S. navy. Lett<;r to John Paul Jones 1781, Apr. 23, May 1. 

Staphorst, Jacob Van. Merchant, Amsterdam. See: Staphorst, Nicholas & Jacob 

Van. 
Staphorst, Nicholas Van. Merchant, Amsterdam. See: Jones, John Paul to Thomas 

Jefferson 1788, !Mar. 11. 
Staphorst, Nicholas & Jacob Van. Merchants, Anuterdam. See: Jones, John Paul 

to Thomas Jefferson 1788, Mar. 25. 



INDKX. 301 

Steel, Riihert. ,Sea>iian, I'. S. S. "Bun Honitne liicharit". Sec: To^\•^■I■^', Koliert, 

I'rooeec lings of eoiirt martial of 1779, July 2<S-Au};. 2. 
"Stephen". I'. S. nierrliont sclioonei: See: Roi?8, .Tolm to Joliii Paul Jones 177i>, 

Feb. I'.S. 
Steven, .Vlexauiler. See Jones, John Paul, .\ccniint with various per.sons 17.su?, 

Dee.? 
Stevens, , iliss. See: Jones, John Paul to " he Baron de Franklin " 1778, 

Sep. 2.1. Jones, John Paul to Jonathan Williams 1778, Oct. 20. 
Stevenson, William. Af/enl <jf Bi'iynnihi Frmiklin and Ralph Izard. See Williams, 

Jonathan to John Paul Jones 1778, Mar. 24. Ross, John tij John Paul 

Jones 1778, Apr. 2. 
Stevenson, . Capt., BrithJi (ray^i<porl "Metlisli" . See: Jones, John Paul, Note 

of the time of material occurrences durinj; the Alfred'. i cruise 1779, Dec. 10. 
Steward, . "Commodore". See: Jones, John Paul to Joseph Hewes 1776, 

May 19. 
Stil, Joseph. Seaman, U. S. <S'. "Alliance". See: Alliance, Roll of crew ent it led to 

prize money 1785, Sep. 5. 
Stinger, . Capl., Briti,'<Ii merchant ship "Dolphin". See: Ross, John to John 

Paul Jones 1778, May 19. 
Stocking, Moses. Seajnan, U. S. S. "Alliance" . See: .IWrnncf, Roll of crew entitled 

to prize money 1785, Sep. 5. 
Stormont, David Murray, Lord. Briti.'ih nmhasssailor lo Fi-ance. See: Moylan, 

James to John Paul Jones 1778, ilar. 24. See: Nicholson, Samuel to Ben- 
jamin Walker 1788, Aug. 2. 
Stuart, .Vrchihald. See: Jones, John Paul, .Aci'ount with varioas persons 1780?, 

Dec? 
Stuart, William. See: Jones, John Paul, Account with various i)ersons 1780?, 

Dec? 
Stoutly, Robert. Seaman, U. S. S. "Hancock". See: McNeill, Hector, Order to 

John Paul Jones 1777, May 7. 

Strahan, . Caplain. See: CuUam, David to John Paul Jones 1778, May 21. 

Stranger, . Caplain. See: Cullam, David to John Paul Jones 1778, May 21. 

Striker, Joseph. Seaman, U. S. S. "Alliance". See: Alliance, Roll of crew entitled 

to prize money 1785, Sep. 5. 
Stuart, .\rcher. See: Jones, John Paul, Memorandum of articles purchased 17S0?, 

Dec.'? 
Stuart, Archibald, of Tobago.', 1Ve-it Indies. See: Jones, John Paul to Stuart Mawey 

1777, May 4. 
Stuart, William. See: Jones, John Paul, Memorandum of articles purchased 

1780?, Dec? 
Stubbs, Benjamin. Mid.ihipman, U. S. S. "Bon Homme Richard". See: Jones, 

John Paul, Orders to Richard Dale 1779, May 2.5. Salomons, E— T— to 

John Paul Jones 1779, June 28. Towers, Robert, Proceedings of a court 

martial of 1779, July 28-Aug. 2. Mid.Mpman, C. S. S. "Alliance". See: 

Jones, John Paul, Regulations 1780, Jan. 3. Midshipman, U. S. navy. 

Letter to John Paul Jones 1780, June 26. 
Sttirget, William. See: Sturgis. 
Sturgis, William. Armourer, U. S. S. "Bon Homme Richard". Minutes of court 

martial of 1779, July 29. 



302 INDEX. 

"Success", yewfonndland hriganlme. See: Jones, John Paul to Robert Morris 

1776, Oct 17. 

Sullivan, John. it<ij. gen., Continental army. See: Jones, John Paul to Edward 
Bancroft 1778, Oct. 4. New Hampshire delegate to Continental Congress. 
See: United States, Continental Congress, Resolution regarding the bravery 
of John Paul Jones 1781, Feb. 27; Resolution regarding the America 1781, 
June 2.3. 

"Surf". See: Cerf. 

"Surprise". British collier? See: Jones, John Paul, Orders to Samuel Tyler, 
Michael Knies and James Beckup 1776, Xov. 2.5. Jones, John Paul, 
Orders to Robert Sanders 1776, Dee. 8. Jones, John Paul, Orders to 
Samuel Tyler 1776, Dec. 8. Jones, John Paul, Note of the time of mate- 
rial occurrences during the Alfred's cruise 1776, Dec. 10. 

Suzerac, Louis I'aine et tils. See: Sezerac. 

Swain, Daniel. Seaman, C. S. >S. "Alliance". See: Landais, Peter to John Paul 
-Jones 1780, June 29. 

Swaine, James. Seaman, U. S. sloop of var " Dolphin" . See: _Do?^7tm, ^^"ster roll 

1777, Apr.-June. 

Swaine, John. Garde Marine, U. S. S. "Alliance". See: Jones, John Paul to 
Edward Bancroft 1779, Mar. 9. Alliance, Roll of crew entitled to prize 
money 178.5, Sep. 5. 

Swan, . Major. See: Jones, John Paul, Order to Mathew Parke 1777, 

Aug. 24. 

Sweden, Crown, Gustavus III, King. See: Franiery, Nicolas Etienne to John Paul 
Jones 1788, May 3. 

Sweeny, Doyle. Clerk, office of Commi-moner of accoHnt% Marine department. Conti- 
nental Congress. .Attestation in behalf of Benjamin Walker to correctnes.-^ of 
an account. See: Jones, John Paul, Account against the ^Marine Committee 
1780, June 25. 

T 

Taber, . See: Serhand, rAbb(5 de to John Paul Jones 1780, May 24. 

Tannery, John B. Seaman, U. S. sloop of vxir "Dolphin". See: Dolphin, Muster 

roll 1777, Apr.-June. 
Taylor, .Alexander. Boatsu-ain's mate, U. S. S. "Alliance". See: Alliance, Roll of 

crew entitled to prize money 17S5, Sep. 5. 
Taylor, Benjamin. Seaman, U. S. S. "Alliance". See: Alliance, Roll of crew 

entitled to prize money 1785, Sep. 5. 
Taylor, Jenny Paul. See: Jones, John Paul, Will 1777, Oct. 8. 
Taylor, William. Seaman, U. S. S. "Alliance". See: Jffiojic?, Roll of crew entitled 

to prize money 1785, Sep. 5. 
Tazewell, John. Continental agent in Virginia. See: United States, Continental 

Congress, Resolve 1776, Apr. 23. 
Telison, Aimee Adele de. Letter to. See: Jones, John Paul 1780, July 24. Jones, 

John Paul to Thomas Jefferson 1787, Oct. 24. See also: "Angelique" and 

"Delia". 
Ternay, Charles Louis d'Arsae, Chevalier de. Commanding French fleet in America. 

See: United States, Continental Congress, Admiralty Board, Summons to 

John Paul Jones 1781, Feb. 21. Jones, John Paul, Answers to questions 

propounded bv the Admiralty Board 1781, Mar. 1. 



INDEX. 803 

"Terpsicore". Frnirh sidp of imr. Sec: Joiit-.s Jcjhn raul to Kdwanl Bancroft 
17S0. July 17. Jones, John Paul to Chevalier de Baiulouin 1780, Jnly I'J. 
Bauilouin, ChcvalitT de to John Paul Jones 1780, July 27. (ienet, Fran- 
rois (le to John Paul Jones 1780, July HO. Jones, .lohn Paul to Edward 
BaniToft 1780, (»et. 17. Jones, .loliii Paul to Franeois de Genet 1780, Oct. 
25. Jones, John Paul to Jonathan W'illianis 1780, Nov. 20. Jone.s, Jolin 
Paul, Extrait du Journal * * * ,1,. h, l;,-.v,,lution .Vmericaine 1786, 
Jan. 1. p. 89. 

Tliaxter, .Vdani \V. Ll,iil., C. S. sloop "PmiUhmr" . .M.'iiu.rial to lloysted llarker 
(joint memorial with other officers of the ProrUhiire) 1771!, Nov. 14. Let- 
ter to John Paul Jones 1777?, Feh. 24. 

"Thetis". H.M.sliipofinii: See: Towers, Robert, Proeeedin^rs of eourt martial 
in trial of 1779, July 28-Aug. 2. 

"The Hague". Fraich ship of war. See: Wharton, Samuel to John Paul Jones 
17S:i, .Vutr. 18. 

Thevenard, Antoine Jean Marie de. Commandant, jjoii of L' Orient. See: C'hau- 
mont, Donatien Leray de to John Paul Jones 1779, June 13. Letter to, 
See: Sartine, .\ntoine Raymond Jean Gualbert Gabriel de 1779, June 14. 
See: Chaumont, Donatien Leray de to John Paul Jones 1779, June 16. 
Certificate (of June 18) to John Paul Jones, See: Sartine, Antoine Raymond 
Jean Gualbert Gabriel de to de Thevenar<l 1779, June 14. See: Gourla<le ct 
Moylan to John Paul Jones 1779, July 2. Letter to John Paul Jones 1 779, 
July 21, July 22. See: Jones, John Paul to Gourlade & Moylan 1779, July 
28, Nov. 5. Letter to Chevalier de Linoncourt 1780, June 20. See: Jones, 
John Paul to Antoine Raymond Jean Gualbert Gabriel de Sartine 1780, 
June 23. .Tones, John Paul to Edward Bancroft 1780, June 27. Jones, 
John Paul to Rol.iert Morris 1780, June 27. Jones, John Paul to Francois 
de Genet 1780, July .5. Jones, John Paul to Edward Bancroft 1780, Sep. 

23. La Grave, to John Paul Jones 1780, Sep.? Jones, John I'aul, 

Extrait du Journal * * * de la Revolution Americaine 1786, Jan. 1. 
p. 85. 

Thevenet, Andre? Letter to John Paul Jones 1780, Mar. 15. 

Thierot, . Captain. See: Graincourt, to John Paul Jones 1780, 

May 27. 

Thomas, James. Gunner, U. S. .S'. "Alfred". Letter to John Paul Jones 1776, 
Apr. 15. 

Thomas, John. Seaman, U. S. S. "Alliance". See: Alliance, Roll of crew entitled 
to pirize money. 1785, Sep. 5. 

Thomas, Matthew. Boy, U. S. -doop of war "Dolphin". See: Dolphin, Muster roll 
1777, Apr.-.Iune. 

Thompson, -\ndrew. Seaman, U. S. S. "Bon Homme Richard". Petition to John 
Paul Jones. See: Atwood, John and others. Petition to John Paul Jones 
1779, .\ug.? 

Thompson, Benjamin. United States recruiting agent in France. See: Williams, 
Jonathan to John Paul Jones 1779, Apr. 22, Apr. 29, May 12. Letter to 
John Paul Jones 1779, May 13. 

Thompson, John. Gunner, formerly on U. S. S. " Le.rimjion" . Certificate respect- 
ing, See: Johnson, Henry, Certificate 1779, Oct. 11. 

Thompson, John. Seaman, U. S. S. "Alliance". See: Landais, Peter to John Paul 
Jones 1780, June 29. 



304 INDEX. 

Thompson, Thomas. Capt., U. S. S. "Raleigh". See: United States, Continental 
Congress, Establishment of rank of Captains in the Navy 1776, Oct. 10. 
Capt., U. S. 7iavy. See: Jones, John Paul to Joseph Hewes 1777, Jan. 12. 
Jones, John Paul to Robert Morris 1777, Feb. 10. ilanley, John and 
others. Uniform dress for the navy 1777, .Mar. — . Jones, John Paul to John 
Langdon 1777, June 26. Frazer, John Gizzard to John PaulJones 1777, 
July 15. Jones, John Paul to Joseph Hewes 1 777, Aug. 17. Jones, John 
Paul to Robert JNIorris 1777, Aug. 24. Letter to John Gizzard Frazer 
1777, Dec. 25. Letter to John Paul Jones 1777, Dec. 26. See: Libbey, 
Jeremiah to John Paul Jones 1782, Xov. 9. 

Thompson, , ]Mrs. IF/ft of Thoma.}. See: Thompson, Thomas to John Paul 

Jones 1777, Dec. 26. 
Thompson, William. Seaman, U. S. S. "Bon Homme Richard" . See: Mease, Mat- 
thew to John Paul Jones 1779, Feb. 28. Towers, Robert, Proceedings of 
court martial in trial of 1779, July 28-Aug. 2. Williams, John, Minutes of 
a court martial in trial of 1779, July 29. 
Thomson, Charles. Secretanj, Continental Congress. See; United States, Conti- 
nental Congress, Resolution 1781, Feb. 27; Resolution regarding John Paul 
Jones 1787, Oct. 16. Signature, See: United States, Continental Congress, 
Resolve on the memorial of Samuel Nicholson 1788, July 2. See: Jones, 
John Paul to William Short 1788, Sep. 15/26. 
Thomson. See also Thompson. 

"Three Friends". Merchant brigantine, .Jonathan Williams, owner. See: AVilliams, 
Jonathan to John Paul Jones 1779, May 12. Landais, Peter to John Paul 
Jones 1779, July 2. Franklin, Benjamin to John Paul Jones 1779, July 8. 
Tiley, Samuel. See: Tyler. 

Tillinghast, Daniel. Continental agent, Rhode I.'iland. See: United States, Conti- 
nental Congress, Resolve 1776, Apr. 23. Letter to John PaulJones 1777, 
Jan. 17. Letterto, See: Jones, John Paul 1777, Jan. 20. See: Jones, John 
Paul to ^Marine Committee, Continental Congress 1777, Jan. 21. Letter to 
John Paul Jones 1777, Jan. 23. See: Hopkins, Esek to John Paul Jones 
1777, Feb. 6, Feb. 10. Jones, John Paul to Robert Morris 1777, Feb. 10. 
Letter to John Paul Jones 1777, Feb. 28. See: Tillinghast, Henry Hen- 
dren to John Paul Jones 1777, Mar. 14. Manley, John to John PaulJones 
1777, June 9. Letter to John Paul Jones 1777, June 28. See: Jones, John 
Paul, Orders to Mathew Parke 1777, July 2. Letter to. See: Jones, John 
Paul 1777, Aug. 8. See: Gardner, William to John Paul Jones 1777, Oct. 
27. Letter to John Paul Jones 1782, Nov. 3; 1783, June 12. 
Tilling-hast, Henry. See: Tillinghast, Daniel to John PaulJones 1783, June 12. 
Tilling'hast, Henry Hendren. Surgeon, U. S. nanj. Letter to John Paul Jones 

1777, Mar. 4, :\Iar. 14. 
Tilton, ilary. Innkeeper, Portsmouth:', Xew Hampshire. See: Frazer, John Gizzard 
to John Paul Jones 1777, July 15. Jones, John Paul, Account against the 
United States 1782, Dec. 7. 
"Tom Johnson". T'. S. merchant ship. See: Wharton, Joseph to John Paul 

Jones 1779, Apr. 28. 
"Tonnant". Prize brig. See: Jones, John Paul, Orders to Joseph Hitchborn 

1780, Feb. 5. Jones, John Paul to Gourlade & Moylan 1780, Feb. 10. 
Torner, Stephen. Seaman, V. S. S. "Alliance". See: ^-Iffimicc, Roll of crew entitled 

to prize money 1785, Sep. 5. 
Torres, Jean. Seaman, U. S. navy. See: Stacy, Samuel to John Paul Jones 1781, 
Apr. 23. 



INDKX. '3II5 

Torrey, (ieorge. Actiiuj master'ii male, C .V. S. ".1//"(V(/". Set;: Manley, .lulin, 

Orders to John Paul Jones 1777, Ajjr. 2S, May S. 
Tourville, Anne Hilarion de Contentin, Comte de. Atlmlral, Frencli iianj. Letter 

to John Paul Jones 1780, Jan. 16. See: Jones, John Paul to Benjamin 

Franklin 1780, July 12. Jones, John Paul to Fran(;ois de Genet 17S0, 

July 10. 
Towers, Richard. See: Towers, Robert. 
Towers, Robert, (^imrtermanter U.S. S. " Bon Jlotiinw Ricliard". Proceedings in 

court-martial of 1779, July 28-Aug. 2 Testimony in court-martial of, See 

Lesconnee, Frani;ois and others 1779, July 28-Aufr. 2. 
Tracey, John, nf Xewbury, Maasachmett-'i. See: Brown, John to John Paul Jones 

1782, Apr. 17. 
Travaille, Jean Baptiste. See: Chaumont, Donatien Le Ray de, fils to John Paul 

Jones 1779, July 8. French volunteer, V. S. S. "Bon Humme Richard" . See: 

Jones, John Paul to Leray de Chaumont 1779, Oct. 26. 
Travaillier, Jean Baptiste. See: Travaille. 
Trefatheu, George. Seaman,U.S.S. " Bon Homme Bichard" . See: Towers, Robert, 

Proceedings of court martial in trial of 1779, July 29-Aug. 2. Williams, 

John, Minutes of a court martial 1779, July 29. 
Treglohn, Philip. E.r-.-<eaman, V. S. >S. "Randolph". Letter to John Paul Jones 

1779, Dec. 14. Waii-ant officer?, V. S. S. "Alliance". See: Jones, John Paul, 

Regulations 1780, Jan. 3. 
TremigTioii, •■ . Capl., French ithip of var" Alexandre". See: Jones, John Paul, 

^Memorandum of the French fleet 1780?, Dec? 
Triminghan, Francis. CapL, Briti.il) merchant hrirjantine "Sea Nymph". Account 

against John Paul Jones, See: Nesbitt, John Maxwell to John Paul Jones 

1777, Mar. 17. See: Xesbitt, John ^Maxwell to John Paul Jones 1777, 

Aug. 5. 
"Trioraphant". Frencli ship of uxir. See: Vaudreuil, Louis PhiUppe de Regaud, 

ilarijuis de to Anne Cesar, Chevalier de La Luzerne 1783, Apr. 20. Vau- 
dreuil, Louis Philippe de Regaud, Marquis de to Robert ^lorris 1783, Apr. 

21. Jones, John Paul. Memorial to Robert Morris 1783, Oct. 10. Jones, 

John Paul, Extraitdu Journal * * * de la Revolution Americaine 1786, 

Jan. 1. I'p. 109,112. 
"Triumph". II. M. frigate. See: Jones, John Paul, Extrait du Journal * * * 

de la Revolution Americaine 1786, Jan. 1. pp. 90,91,92, 127. 
Trivet, John. Lient., V. S. marine.'^. See: Thaxter, Adam W. to John Paul Jones 

1777, Feb. 24. 

"Trumbull". I'. S. ulrip of nm: See: United States, Continental Congress, Estab- 
lishment of the lank of Captains in the Navy 1776, Oct. 10. Jones, John 
Paul, Extrait du Journal * * * de la Revolution Americaine 1786, 
Jan. 1. p. 96. 

Truxton, Thomas, ('apt., U. S. jirirateer "Independence". Letter to. See: Jones, 
John Paul 1780, Oct. 24. 

Tual, Jacques. Pilot, U. S. S. "Alliance" . See: Jones, John Paul, Account submitted 
to the Continental Congress 1786, July 7. 

Tucker, Samuel. Capt., V. S. S. "Boston". See: Frazer, John Gizzard to John 
Paul Jones 1778, ^lay 18, May 23. Whitall. Joseph to John Paul Jones 

1778, Dec. 4. 

Tucker, . Seaman.', V. S. privateer "Eagle". See: Hopkins, Esek to John 

Paul Jones 1777, Feb. 11. 

21551—03 20 



306 INDEX. 

"Turgot". French ship of imr. See: Moylan, James to John Paul Jones 1778, 
' Nov. 10. Jones, John Paul to James Moylan 1778, Nov. 1-5, Nov. 25, 
Nov. 30. 

Turner, Stephen. See: Torner. 

Tttmet, . of Ancenis, Prance. See: Mollowney, Thomas to John Paul Jones 

1779, Oct. 16. 

Turubull, William. Continental agent, Boston. See: Frazer, John Gizzard to John 
Paul Jones 1777, July 15. Jones, John Paul to Joseph Hewes 1777, 
Aug. 17. Livingston, Abraham to John Paul Jones 1777, Sep. 7. See 
also: Livingston & Turnbull. 

Tyler, Samuel. Carpenter, U. S. S. "Alfred" and prizemaster of the " Betty" . Orders 
to. See: Jones, John Paul, Orders to Samuel Tyler, Michael Knies and 
James Beckup 1776, Nov. 25. Prizemaster of the " Surprise" . Orders to, 
See: Jones, John Paul 1776, Dec. 8. See: Jones, John Paul, Orders to 
Robert Saunders 1776, Dec. 8. 



TJ 

D'Umons, . See: Jones, John Paul to Charles Eugene Gabriel de La Croix, 

Marquis de Castries 1785, July 10? 

"Union". British pirirateer. See: Jones, John Paul, Onlers to Prize masters 
1779, Aug. 31. Jones, John Paul to Benjamin Franklin 1779, Oct. 3. 
Watkins, John to John Paul Jones 1779, Oct. 26. Neutville, John de & 
Son to John Paul Jones 1779, Dec. 6. Franklin, Benjamin to Andreas 
Peder, Count Bernstorff 1779, Dec. 22. Jones, John Paul to Benjamin 
Franklin 1780, Feb. 25. Jones, John Paul, Memorial to Robert ilorris 
1783, Oct. 10. Franklin, Benjamin to John Paul Jones 1785, July 21. 

■United States, Continental Congress. Account submitted to. See: Jones, John 
Paul 1786, July 7. Admiralty Board {Marine Cormnittee). Resolve trans- 
mitted to John Paul Jones 1776, Sep. 5. Letter to. See: Jones, John Paul 
1777, Jan. 21. Letter to John Paul Jones 1777, Feb. 1, Mar. 25. Resolve 
regarding John Paul Jones 1777, Mar. 25. Letter to John Paul Jones 
1777, May 9, .Tune IS. Letter to William AVhipple, John Langdon and John 
Paul Jones 1777. June 18. Letter to. See: Jones, John Paul 1778, May 
27, Aug. 18. Letter to Benjamin Franklin 1780, Mar. 28. Account 
against. See: Jones, John Paul 1780, June 25. Summons t(_i John Paul 
Jones 1781, Feb. 20. Answers to queries of. See: Jones, John Paul 
1781, Mar. 1. Letter to John Paul Jones 1781, Mar. 11, Mar. 21, Apr. 14, 
Apr. 17, May 15, May 19. Order to John Paul Jones 1781, June 4. Let- 
ter to John Paul Jones 1783, June 18, June 23. See also Morris, Robert. 
Navy Board, Eastern Division. Letter to John Paul Jones 1777, Sep. 4, 
Sep. 12. Board of War and Ordnance. Letter to John Paul Jones 1781, 
Apr. 18. Commissioners to France. See: cxreenleaf, Thomas to John Paul 
Jones 1778, Feb. 8. Moylan, James to John Paul Jones 1778, Mar. 12. 
Jones, John Paul to Antoine Raymond Jean Gualbert Gabriel de Sartine 

1777, Mar. 31. Ross, John to John Paul Jones 1778, Apr. 2, May 12. 
Williams, Jonathan to John Paul Jones 1778, May 30. Jones, John Paul 
to Abraham Whipple 1778, Aug. 19. Jones, John Paul to John Ross 

1778, Sep. 6. Jones, John Paul to Louis XVI 1778, Oct. 19, Nov. 15. 
Jones, John Paul to Thomas Bell 1778, Nov. 15. Jones, John Paul to 
Arthur Lee 1778, Nov. 21. Jnne-, John Paul to John Mehegan 1778, 
Dec. 23. Jones, John Paul to Francois de Genet 1780, Sep. 21. Jones, 
John Paul to Charles Eugene Gabriel de La Croix, Marquis de Castries 



INDEX. 



307 



TTnited States, Continental Ciin{;rt'.«s — Omtinueil. 

17S4, Koli. IS. June?, .Ti)hn I'aul, Kxtrait dii Jc.urnal * * * dc la Ki'volu- 
tion Anit'-ricaine ITSfi, Jan. 1. ]>. l!i. See also: Krankliii, I'.enjaniin; 
Adanii^, John; Lee, Arthur; Deaue, Sila.«; Jefferson, Thomas. 

United States, Continental Congre.ss; I'resiilent.s: Jvlia Ildncock. See: Jone.s, John 
Paul to Robert Morris 1777, July 28. .hilm Jui/. Letter to. See Frankhn, 
Benjamin 1779, Oct. 4. Smiuiel Hnnt'myUin. Letter to, See: Jones, John 
Paul 177SI, Dec. 7. Sartine, Antoine Raymond Jean (inalbert (iahriel de 
1780, May 30. See: Jones, John Paul to William Carmichael 1780, Aug. 
22. Elias Boiidinot. Letter to, See: Morri.s, Robert 1782, Nov. 2il Arlhur 
St. Cht!i: Letter to Louis XVI 1787, Oct. 16. 

United States Continental Congress Resolves: Appointing agents for prizes in the 
several states 1776, Apr. 23; Establishment of rank of Captains in the Navy 
1776, Oct. 10; Regarding the bravery of John Paul Jones 1781, Feb. 27, 
Apr. 14; Regarding the .ImfnVvf 1781, June 23; Appointing John Paul Jones 
Captain of the Amn-Ica 1781, June26; Regarding the birth of the Dauphin 
of France 1782, !May 13; Giving the Amerv-a to France in place of the ^Ing- 
nifiqiie 1782, Sep. 3; Regarding John Paul Jones 1782, Dec. 4; 1787, Oct. 
16; Authorizing Thomas Jefferson to settle United States claims against 
Denmark 1787, Oct. 2.5. On the memorial of Samuel Nicholson 1788, 
July 2. 

United States, Xavy, Continental. "Comparative state of wages between Ameri- 
can Otticers and the Officers of English Frigates of 32 guns" 1776?, Dec. 8. 
See; Manley, John and others, Uniform for the navy 1777, Mar. — . Jones, 
John Paul, A plan for the regulation and equipment of the na\-\- 1777, 
Apr. 7. 

Van Berckel, E P . See: Benkel. 

Van Bleiswyck, Pieter. See: Bleiswyck. 

Vander Capelleu, John Dirck, Baron. See: Capellen. 

Vander Perre. See: Perre, Vander. 

Vannerer, E — D — . Sail-maker, V. S. sloup of inir "I-loljiliin" . See: Dolphin, 
Muster roll 1777, Apr.-June. 

Van Staphorst. See; Staphorst. 

Van Zant, .lacob. Coniinental ar/ent in Xetr YorJ:. See; Ignited States, Continental 
Congress, Resolve 1776, Apr. 23. 

Varage, Joseph. Cupl., I'. S. ratler " Cerf". See: Jones, John Paul, Officers of 
auxiliary vessels under command of 1779, !May 1-3. Jones, John Paul to 
Benjamin Franklin 1779, July 1. Cottineau, Denis Xicolas to John Paul 
Jones 1779, July 23. Letter to John Paul Jones 1779, July 28. See: Towers, 
Robert, Proceedings of a court martial in trial of 1779, July 28-Aug. 2. 
Atwood, John, Minutes of a court martial 1779, July 29. Johnson, ElLsha, 
Minutes of a court martial 1779, July 29. Sturgis, William, Minutes of a 
court martial 1779, July 29. Williams, John, Minutes of a court martial 
1779, July 29. Robinson, Robert, Sentence of court martial in case of 
1779, Aug. 8. Jones, John Paul to Benjamin Franklin 1779, Oct. 3. Mul- 
lowney. Thomas to John Paul Jones 1779, Oct. 16. Moylan, .lames to.Tohn 
Paul .Jones 1779, Oct. 18. 

Varnum, James Mitchell. Rliodf Island ddeyatc lo Coitlintcnial ConffresK. See: 
United States, Continental Congress, Resolution regarding the bravery of 
John Paul Jones 1781, .\iir. 14. 



308 INDEX. 

De Varville, . See: Chaumont, Donatien Leray de to John PaulJones 1779, 

,T>ily 19. 

Vauban, Jacques Aune Josei>hLe Prestre, Comte de. See: Hunolstein, Barljantane 
to John Paul Jones 1780, June 10. Jones, John Paul, to rran(;ois de Genet 
1780, June 21. Jones, John Paul to Antoine Raymond Jean Gualbert 
Gabriel de Sartine 1780, June 23. Jones, John Paul to Franf;ois de Genet 
1780, July 19, Aug. 9. Hunolstein, Barbantane to John Paul Jones 1780, 
Aug. 15. Jones, John Paul to Benjamin Franklin 1780, Sep. 2.3. Hunol- 
stein, Barbantane to John Paul Jones 1780, Got. 14. Jones, John Paul to 
Edward Bancroft 1780, Oct. 17. Jones, John Paul to Francois de Genet 

1780, Oct. 25. Nieolson, AVilliam to John Paul Jones 1780, Nov. 18. 
Jones, John Paul to Jonathan Williams 1780, Nov. 20. 

Vaudreuil, Louis Philippe de Regaud, Comte de. Capt., French ship of war 
"Pendant" . See: Jones, John Paul, Memorandum of the French fleet 
1780?, Dec? Lt. gen., French navy, commanding French !<hip of v:ar "Magni- 
fique". See: United States, Continental Congress, Resolution 1782, Sep. 3. 
Morris, Robert to the President of Continental Congress 1782, Nov. 29. 
United States, Continental Congress, Resolution 1782, Dee. 4; Resolution 
regarding John Paul Jones 1782, Dec. 4. Letter to Robert Morris 1783, 
Apr. 21. Letter to Anne Cesar, Chevalier de La Luzerne 1783, Apr. 20. 
See: McNeill, Hector to John Paul Jones 1783, June 11. Jones, John 
Paul, Memorial t(i Robert ^Morris 1783, Oct. 10. Jones, John Paul, Extrait 
du Journal * * * de la Revolution .Vmericaine 1786, Jan. 1. pp. 107, 
109-113, 128. 

Vauguyon, Paul Francois de Quelen, Due de la. See: La ^'auguyon. 

Veaudreuil. See: Vaudreuil. 

Veazie, Joseph. Acting maater of marines, V. iS. S. "Proridence" . See: Jones, John 
Paul, Memorandum regarding the Diamond 1777, Jan. 15. Jones, John 
Paul to Robert Morris 1777, Jan. 21. Jones, John Paul to Leonard Jarvis 
1777, June 9. 

De Velye, . Letter to John Paul Jones 1780, May 10. 

" Veng-eance". U. S. hrigantine of icar. See: Jones, John Paul, Officers of auxil- 
iary vessels under command of 1779, 'Slay 1-3. .Tones, John Paul to Ben- 
jamin Franklin 1779, July 1. Ricot, Philippe Nicolas to John Paul Jones 
1779, July 2. Cottineau, Denis Nicolas to John Paul Jones 1779, July 23. 
Jones, John Paul, Orders in blank to attend a court martial 1779, Aug. 7? 
Jones, John Paul, Orders to Philippe Nicolas Ricot 1779, Aug. 9. Jones, 
John Paul to Antoine Raymond Jean Gualbert Gabriel de Sartine 1779, 
Aug. 11. Jones, John Paul, Instructions to Paul de Chamillard 1779, Sep. 14. 
Jones, John Paul, Plan for the attack upon Leith 1779, Sep. 14. Bon Ilomme 
Pichard, Account of engagement with the Srrai)is 1779. Sep. 23-25. .Tones, 
John Paul to Benjamin Franklin 1779, C)ct. 3. Jones, John Paul to Paul 
Francois de Quelen, Due de La A'augU3'on 1779, Oct. 5. Cottineau de 
Ivloguene, Denis Nicolas to John Paul Jones 1779, Oct. 13. Jones, John 
Paul to Robert Morris 1779, Oct. 13. Jones, John Paul to Marie Jean Paul 
Joseph Roche Yves Gilbert du Metier, Marquis de Lafayette 1779, Oct. 28. 
Jones, John Paul, Answers to questions propounded by the Admiralty Board 

1781, Mar. 1. Jones, John Paul to Charles Eugene Gabriel de La Croix, 
jMarquis de Castries 1784, Apr. 14, Nov. 6. Jones, John Paul, Extrait du 
Journal * * * de la Revolution Americaine 1786, Jan. 1. pp. 37, 41, 
42, 46, 47, 48, 63, 71. 

Verg-ennes, Charles Gravier, Comte de. Min i-ster of foreign affairs of France. Letter 
to. See: Jones, John Paul 1780, Aug. 2. See: Jones, John Paul to Frangois 
de Genet 1780, Aug. 9. Jones, John Paul to William Carmichael 1780, 



rNDKX. 3U9 

Vergennes, Charles Gravier, Comte de — C'ontiiiueii. 

Aug. 22. Cakiimo, Cliark-s Ak'xaiulre ik- to Jdiii Wm] Jones 17S4, Sop. 
24. Jones, John I'aul, Extrait (111 .loiinial * * * ile la Ki'vnhition Aini'-ri- 
caine 1786, Jan. 1. ]ip. SI, IL'I. 

Verplaces, . Letter to John Paul .lones ITTil'.', .\pr.-May. 

Verram, . nf Borilriiii.r, Frnnci. See: Jones, John I'aul to .lolui Hiriidllelcl 

1770, Nov. 2. 

" Verwag'ting"'. Ihitdi mi reliant rcxxel, I'oidc, nf Enr/land, oirnn: See: Jones, 

John I'aul to Donatien Leray de C'haumont 1779, Aug. 18. Jones, John 
Paul, Orders to John Le Rieh 1779, .\ng. 18. Jones, John Paul to the 
Captain of the Monsieur 1779, Aug. 19. .Tones, John Paid to Donatien 
Leray de Chaumont 1779, Aug. 24. Jones, John Paul to Benjamin Franklin 

1779, Oct. :i 
Vesey, Jose]'h. See: Veazie. 

Vezin, La Porte. ''"/)/., French sltip of inir " /.odiaijuc". See: Jones, ,T(.liii Paul, 
.Menioianduiu of the French fleet 1780'.', Dee.? 

"Ville de Paris". French fhlp of var. See: Jones, John Paul to Edward l'>an- 
croft 1778, Aug. 21. Jones, John Paul, lleinoranduin of the French lleet 
1780?, Dec? Jones, John Paul, Memorial to Robert Morris 178.3, Oct. 10. 

Vinet, O . Officer?, V. S. nan/. See: Towers, Robert, Proceedings of court 

martial in trial of 1779, July 29-Aug. 2. Rosseau, Jean, Minutes of court 
martial 1779, July 30. Mclntyre, John, ilinutes of court martial 1779, 
July .31. Jones, John Paul, Plan of attack upon Leith 1779, Sep. 14. 

De Vinezac, . See: Orand, Henry to John Paul Jones 1780, May 28. 

Viomenil, Antoine Charles du IIoux, Baron de. Lt. gen., Frencli army. See: Vau- 
dreuil, Louis Philippe de Regaud, Marquis de to Anne Cesar, Chevalier de 
La Luzerne 1783, .Ajir. 20. Letter to Anne Cesar Chevalier de La Luzerne 
1783, Apr. 21. See; Jones, John Paul, F.xtrait du Journal * * * de la 
Revolution .Vmericaine 1786, Jan. 1. pp. 109, 113. 

Vira, Bernardo Jo. iSeoman, I'. .S'. ndri/. See: Dale, Richard to John Paul Jonea 

1780, Oct. 20. 

" Virg-inia". ('. S. shiji of tear. See: United States, Continental Congress, 
F^stablishment of the rank of Captains in the Navy 1776, Oct. 10. Simp- 
son, Thomas to John Paul Jones 1777, Dec. 26. 

Vormoy, , le Chevalier de. Letter to John Paul Jones 1780, May 13. 

"Vulture". Jer.ieif privateer. See: Jones, John Paul, Orders to Joseph Llitchborn 
1780, F'eb. 5. 



^V^ 



■Wads-worth, Jeremiah. Connecticut dclee/ate to Continental Congrenx. See: Jones, 
John Paul to William Short 1788, Sep. 15,26. 

Wails, (iibmann jr. .Seaman. I'. S. .S'. "Alliance" . See: AJliance, Roll of crew 
entitled to prize money 1785, Sep. 5. 

Walker, Benjamin. Commissioner of accountu, Marine department, Continental Con- 
gress. See: Sweeny, Doyle, Attestation 1787, Nov. 18. L^nited Statea, 
Continental Congress, Resolve on memorial of Samuel Nicholson 1788, 
July 2. Letter to, See: Nicholson, Samuel 1788, Aug. 2. 

Walker, , .Mrs. Wife of Benjamin. See: Nicholson, Samuel to Benjamin 

Walker. 1788, Aug. 2. 



310 INDEX. 

Walker, Joseph. Seaman, U. S. ,S'. "Alliance". See: Landais, Peter to John Paul 

Jones 1780, June 29. 
Wall, Samuel. Seainan, V. S. S. "Alliance". See: Alliance, EoU of crew entitled 

to prize money 1785, Sep. 5. 
Wallace, Sir James. Capt., H. M. S. " Xoncsuch " . See: Jones, John Paul to 

Comtesse de Bourbon de La Vendahl 1780, Sep. 21. 
Wallace, John? Capt.. Briti.sh nanj. See: Jones, John Paul io Joseph Hewes 

1776, Apr. 14. 

Wallace, John. Collector of customs. Port Limerick, Ireland. Certificate of i)ay- 

ment of duties on goods 1779, Aug. 17-18. 
Wallingsford, Samuel. Lieut., U. S. marine.''. Orders to. See: Jones, John Paul 

1777, July 15. Jones, John Paul, Orders to Mathew Parke 1777, Aug. 24. 
Wallingsford, Samuel K. Sd lieut., V. S. S. "Hunger". See: Jones, John Paul, 

ICxtract to the Amr. Plenipotentiaries at the court of Versailles 1778, 
May 27. 

Walsh, John. Former master, H. M. sloop of war "Drake" . Letter to. See: Jones, 
John Paul 1779, May 19. 

Walsh, Thomas. See: Welche. 

Walsh-Serrant, Francois Jacques, Comte de. Col., Irisli regiment of marine artillery, 

French army. See: Fitz-Maurice, , Chevalier de to John Paul Jones 

1779, May 20. Letter to John Paul Jones 1779, June 14. See: Nesbitt, 
Jonathan to John Paul Jones 1779, June 18. Stack of Crotts to John 
Paul Jones 1779, Oct. 20. Letter to Edward Stack 1779, Nov. 25. 

Ward, Charles. Seaman, U. S. navy. See: United States, Continental Congress, 
Admiralty Board to John Paul Jones 1781, Mar. 11. 

Wardwell, William. Midshipman, V. S. brig "Providence" . Memorial to Hoysted 
Hacker, See: Thaxter, Adam W. and others, INIemorial to Hoysted Hacker 

1776, Nov. 14. 

Warner, Elisha. Capt., U. S. S. schooner "Fly". See: United States, Continental 
Congress, Establishment of the rank of Captains in the Na^'y 1776, Oct. 10. 

Warner, Nathaniel. Seaman, U. S. S. "Alliance" . See: Alliance, Poll of crew 
entitled to prize money 1785, Sep. 5. 

"Warren". U.S. ship (f war. See: United States, Continental Congress, Estab- 
lishment of the rank of CaiJtaLns in the Navy 1776, Oct. 10. Hopkins, 
EsektoJohn Paul Jones 1777, Feb. 10. Manley, John to John Paul Jones 

1777, May 30, June 1. Gourlade & Moylan to John Paul Jones 1779, 
July 2. Jones, John Paul, Extrait du Journal * * * de la Revolution 
Americaine 1786, Jan. 1. p. 96. 

Warren, James. Member, Nary hoard. Continental Congress. See: Jones, John Paul 
to Josejih Hewes 1777, Aug. 17. Signature, See: United States, Continental 
Congress, Navy Board, Eastern Division to John Paul Jones 1777, Sep. 4, 
Sep. 12. 

Warren, James. 2d lieut., marines, U. S. S. "Alliance". See: Towers, Robert, Pro- 
ceedings of court martial in trial of 1779, July 28-Aug. 2. Atwood, John, 
Minutes of court martial 1779, July 29. Johnson, Elisha, Minutes of a 
court martial 1779, July 29. Sturgis, William, Minutes of a court martial 
1779, July 29. Williams, John, Minutes of a court martial 1779, July 29. 
Rosseau, Jean, ]\Iinutes of a court martial 1779, July 30. Mclntyre, John, 
Minutes of a court martial 1779, July 31. Robinson, Robert, Sentence 
of court martial in case of 1779, Aug. 8. Alliance, Roll of crew entitled to 
prize money 1785, Sep. 5. 



INDKX. 311 

"Washington". C S. nhip of irai: f>ei-: I'nited States, Cuntinentiil Congress, 
Kstal)lishiuent of the rank of Captains in the Navy 1776, Oct. 10. 

Wasliing'ton, (ieorge. General cO CoiiDiumdrr in cliief, Condneiilal (irDii/. See: 
.Tones, John Paul to Joseph Hewe.s 1776, May 19. Ross, John to John 
Paul Jones 1778, Feb. 11. Moylan, James to John I'aul Jones 177S, May 
12. Ross, John to John Paul Jones 1778, May U'. Letter to, See: Jones, 
John Paul 1778, Aug. 6. See: Jones, .(ohn Paul to Marie Jean Paul Jo.seph 
Roche Yves Gilbert du ilotier, Jlarquisde Lafayette 1779, Oct. 28. Jone.s, 
John Paul to the Continental Congress 1779, I)fc. 7. Letter to John Paul 
Jones 1781, May L5. See: Jones, John Paul to Chevalier de Baudouia 
1780, July 19. Morris, Robert to John Paul Jones 1782, Sep. 4. Jones, 
John Paul to Marie Jean Paul Joseph Roche Yves Gilbert du Motier, Mar- 
quis de Lafayette 1 788, June 1.5 26. Jones, John Paul, p^xtrait du Journal 
* * * de la Revolution Americaine 1786, Jan. 1. pp. 4, 9. 14, 17, 94, 
102, 131. 

"Wasp", v. S. schooner of tear. See: United States, Continental Congress, Kstab- 
lishment of the rank of Captains in the Xavy 1776, Oct. 10. Jones, John 
Paul to Joseph Hewes 1776, Apr. 14. 

Waterstorff, , Baron de. See: Franklin, Benjamin to John Paul Jones 178.5, 

July 21. [Same as Bernstorff?, Andres Peder, Comte. q. v.] 

Watkins, Edward. Capt., British merchant ship "John". See: Rathbun, John P. 
to John Paul Jones 1776, Nov. 2.5. Jones, John Paul, Note of the time of 
material occurrences during the Alfred's cruise 1776, Dec. 10. 

Watkins, Jean. Seaman, U. S. S. "AlliaiKe". See: Alliance, Roll of crew entitled 
to prize money 1785. Sep. 5. 

Watkins, John. Chaplain of the "Alliancf". Letter to John Paul Jones 1779, 
Oct. 27. 

Watson, John. See: Jones, John Paul to P^dward Bancroft 1779, Mar. 9. 

Watson, Richard. Seaman, U. S. S. "Bun Homme Richard". Petition to John 
Paul Jones, See: Atwood, John and others, Petition to John Paul Jones 
1779, Aug.? 

Wayne, Anthony. Brig, gen., Continental army. See: Ross, John to John Paul 
Jones 1782, Jan. 22. Jones, John Paul, Extrait du Journal * * * de la 
Revolution Americaine 1786, Jan. 1. p. 131. 

Weare, Meshech. President of Xcic Hampshire. See: New Hampshire, Executive. 

Weatherby?, John. See: Wethabe. 

Weaver, William. Chief mate?, V. S. brig "Providence". Memorial to Hoysted 
Hacker, See: Thaxter, Adam W. and others, INIemorial to Hoysted Hacker 
1776, Nov. 14. 

Webster, . I'lltg officer,? V. S. S. "Ranger". See: CuUam, David to Jolin 

Paul Jones 1778, May 19. 

Weeckes, Lambert. See: AVickes. 

Weibert, Antoine Felix. See: Wybert. 

Welche, Thomas. Seaman, U. S. S. "Alliance". See: .4//i<race, Roll of crew entitled 
to prize money 1785, Sep. 5. 

Wells, Jonathan. Seaman, C. S. S. "Bon Homme Richard". See: Jones, John 
Paul, Orders to Richard Dale 1779, May 25. 

Welsh, John. See: Walsh. 

Welsh, Thomas. See: Welche. 

Wendel, Jacob. Seaman, U. S. S. "Alliance" . See: .4//;ancf, Roll of crew entitled 
to prize money 1785, Sep. 5. 



312 ■ INDEX. 

Wendel, Jacob Jr. Seaman, U.S. S. "Allkmce" . See: .4H!ancp, Roll of crew entitled 
to prize money 1785, Sep. 5. 

Wendell, Daniel Weutworth. Mid.<ihipman, J'. S. S. "Ranger". See: Wendell, 
John to Hope & Co. 1777, Oct. 28. AVendell, John to John Paul Jonea 
1777, Oct. 29. 

Wendell, John. Merchant andjmtlce of the peace, Portsmouth Xeic Hampuhire. Letter 
to Hope & Co. 1777, Oct. 28. Letter to John Paul Jone.s 1777, Oct. 29 
(two). Jones, John Paul to Robert Morris 1777, Oct. 30. 

Wendell, John? Late " Col." of Boston. See: Wendell, John to John Paul Jones 
1777, Oct. 29. 

WentworthP, Daniel. Late of Portsmouth, Xeiv Hampshire. See: Wendell, John to 
John Paul Jones 1777, Oct. 29. 

Wentworth, Joshua. " CoJ." and paymaster New Hampshire State troops. See: 
Wendell, John to John Paul Jones 1777, Oct. 29. 

Wesley, . See: Gallagher, Bernard to John Paul Jones 1777, Jan. IS. 

Wethabe, John. Seaman, U. S. S. "Alliance". See: J//ia»)ce, Roll of crew entitled 
to prize money 1785, Sep. 5. 

Wharcon, Charles. Merchant, Philadelphia. See: Wharton, Samuel to John Paul 
Jones 1783, Aug. IS. 

Wharton, Joseph Jr. Certificate to. See: Livingston, Musco 1778, Apr. 11; 1779, 
Feb. 20. See: Jones, John Paul to Musco Livingston 1779, Mar. 13. Let- 
ter to John Paul Jones 1779, Apr. 28. Attestations. See: Landais, Peter 
to John Paul Jones 1779, June 6; FrankUn, Benjamin to John Paul Jones 
1779, July 28; Landais, Peter, Statement made to John Paul Jones 1779, 
Sept 5; Franklin, Benjamin to John Paul Jones 1779, Oct. 15. See: Jones, 
John Paul to James :\Ioylan 1780, Sep. 19. Jones, John Paul to Edward 
Bancroft 1780, Oct. 17. Jones, John Paul to William Temple Franklin 
17S0, Nov. 11. Jones, John Paul, Answer.? to questions propounded by the 
Admiralty Board 1781, !Mar. 1. 

Wharton, Patty. See: Wharton, Samuel to John Paul Jones 1783, Aug. 13. 

Wharton, Samuel. See: Franklin, Benjamin to John Paul Jones 1780, Feb. 19. 
Jones, John Paul to Benjamin Franklin 1780, Feb. 25. Ross, John to John 
Paul Jones 1780, IMar. 12. Bancroft, Edward to John Paul Jones 1780, 
Apr. 15. Jones, John Paul, Answers to questions propounded by the 
Admiralty Board 1781, Mar. 1. [Same as following person?] 

Wharton, Samuel. Merchant, Phdadelphia and Pennsylvania delegate to Continental 
Congre.'fs. Letter to John Paul Jones 1783, Aug. 13, Aug. IS, Aug. 24. 

Whate, Amos. Seaman, V. S. nari/. See: Jones, John Paul to Richard Dale 1780, 
Nov. 7. 

Wheatley, William. Lieut., formerly of H. M. S. "Serapis". See: Cottineau de 

Kloguene, Denis Nicolas to John Paul Jones 1779, Dec. 2. 
Wheeler, Chauncey. See; Wheels, Chancey. 

Wheeler, Jonathan. Gunner, U. S. navy. Letter to, See: Jones, John Paul 1780, 
July 11. See; Jones, John Paul to Benjamin Franklin 1780, July 12, Sep. 
23. Jones, John Paul to Richard Dale 1780, Nov. 7. 
Wheels, Chancey. Gunner' s inate, U. S. S. "Alliance". See: ^/^laHce, Roll of crew 

entitled to prize money 1785, Sep. 5. 
Whipple, Abraham.. Capt., V. S. S. "Columbus". See: Hopkins, Esek, Order to 
JohnPaulJones 1776,Mayl. Capt., U. S. brig " Providence" . See: United 
States, Continental Congress, Establishment of the rank of Captains in the 
Navv 1776, Oct. 10. Tillinghast, Daniel to John Paul Jones 1777, Feb. 28. 



INDEX. 313 

Whipple, Abraham — Continue<l. 

Manley, John and other!*, rniforni dress for the Xavy 1777, Mar. — . 
Letter to John Paul Jones 1778, May 31. Letter to. See: Jones, John I'aul 
1778, Aug. IS, Aug. 19. See: Jones, John Paul to Edward Bancroft 177s, 
Aug. 21. Jones, John Paul to Jonathan Williams I77S, Aug. 2:1 Jones, 
John Paul to Robert Jlorris lf7S, Ni.v. i:!. Tillinghast, Daniel to John 
Paul Jones 17S:!, June 12. Jones, John I'aul, Memorial tn Kobert Morris 

ns-;, Oct. 10. 

Whipple, ^\■illiam. .\Vh' Hampsliire dcleciatc to Continental Congress and member, 
marine conimiltee. Letter to, See: Unite<l States, Continental Congress, 
Marine Committee to William Whipple, John Langdon and John Paul 
Jones 1777, June 18. See: L'nited States', Continental Congress, Marine 
Committee to John Paul Jones 1777, June IS. Letter to. See: Jones, John 
Paul 1777, July 3. See: Jones, John Paul to Joseph Hewes 1777, Aug. S. 
Jones, John Paul to Robert Jlorris 1777, Aug. 24. Jones, John Paul to 
Joseph Hewes 1777, Sep. 1. Jones, John Paul to Edward liancroft 1778, 
Nov. 11. 

Whipple, , Mrs. ]\'ife of Kiltioin. See: AVeudell, John t<i .folni I'aul .lones 

1777, Oct. 29. 

Whitall, Joseph, of Philadelphia. See: Jones, John Paul to James Moylan 1778, 
Oct. 4. Jones, John Paul to William Temple Franklin 1778, Oct. 28. 
l/niled Slates commercial agent in France. See: Moylan, James to John 
Paul Jones 1778, Xov. 3, Nov. 10. Jones, John Paul to Edward 15ancroft 

1778, iVov. 11. Letter to John Paul Jones 1778, Nov. 14. Letter to, 

See: Jones, John Paul 1778, Nov. 21. Le Netrel, 1778, Nov. 21. 

Letter to John Paul Jones 1778, Nov. 27, Dec. 4. See: Jones, John Paul 
to John Mehegan 177S, Dec. 23. 

White, John. Muster's mate, U. S. S. "Bon Homme Richard". See: Salomons, 
E— T— to John Paul Jones 1779, June 28. Williams, John, Minutes of 
a court martial 1779, July 29. Mclntyre, John, Minutes of a court martial 

1779, July 31. 

White, Thomas. Petty officer?, U. S. nanj. Joint memorandum with four others to 
John Paul Jones 1779?, Feb.? Garde Murine, U. S. S. "Alliance". See: 
Alliance, Roll of crew entitled to prize money 1785, Sep. o. 

White, Thomas. "Capl." and prizemaster, British privaterr "Union". See: Wat- 
kins, John to John Paul Jones 1779, Oct. 27. 

White, . Merchant?, Boston. See: Cushing & White. 

Whitefield, . Mader, U. S. In-ig "Hampden". See: House, George to John 

Paul Jones 1777, June 17. 

Whithall, Joseph P. See: Whitall, Joseph. 

Whitney, James. Seaman, U. S. S. "Alliance". See: ,-1/^V(h<v, Roll of crew entitled 
to prize money 1785, Sep. 5. 

Whittle, '-. See: Ross, John to John Paul Jones 1778, Nov. 8. 

Wibedoedes, . Capt., Dutch merchant res.iel "Vern-agting". See: Jones, John 

Paul, Orders to John Le Rich 1779, Aug. IS. 

Wibert, Antoine Felix. See: Wybert. 

Wickes, Lambert. Capt., U.S. hrig " Reprisal". See: Cnited States, Continental 
Congress, Establishment of the rank of Captains in the Navy 1776, Oct. 
10. Elliott, John, Certificate to James Read 1778, Nov. 24. Late capt., 
v. S. hrig " Reprisal" . See: United States, Continental Congress, Resolve 
on the memorial of Samuel Nicholson 1788, July 2. Nicholson, Samuel to 
Benjamin Walker 1788, Aug. 2. 



314 INDEX. 

Wilde, . See: Finlay, Sir Rol)ert to John Paul Jones 1779, Apr. 10. 

Willet, Daniel. Seaman, U. S. navij. See: Jones, John Paul to Richard Dale 

1780, Nov. 7. 
Williams, John. Quartermaster. U. S. S. " Boi> Homme Richard" . Minutes of court 

martial of 1779, July 29. ^ 

Williams, Jonathan Sr. Mirehant, Boston. See: Jones, John Paul to Jonathan 

Williams 1780, Nov. 20. 

Williams, .Jonathan. United States commercial agent at Nantes, France, See; Simp- 
son, Thomas to John Paul Jones 1777, Dec. 19, Dec. 26. Letter to. See: 
Franklin, Benjamin; Deane, Silas, and Lee, Arthur 1778, Jan. 10. See: 
Oarmichael, William to John Paul Jones 1778, Feb. 13. Picquet, la Motte to 

John Paul Jones 1778, Feb. 13. Montaudoiiin Freres to Duplessia 

1778, Mar. 19. Letterto John Paul Jones 1778, Mar. 24, Apr. 2, May 8. See: 
Boss, John to John Paul Jones 1778, INIay 12, i\Iay 17. Letter to John Paul 
Jones 1778, May 26. See: Morris, William to John Paul Jones 1778, May 
26. Letter to John Paul Jones 1778, ]May 30. See: Jones, John Paul to 
George Washington 1778, Aug. 6. Jones, John Paul to Edward Bancroft 
1778, Aug. 14. Jones, John Paul to John Ross 1778, Aug. 23. Letter to, 
See: Jones, John Paul 1778, Aug. 23. See: Ross, John to John Paul Jones 
1778, Sep. 1. Jones, John Paul to Benjamin Franklin 1778, Sep. 6. Let- 
ter to. See: Jones, John Paul 1778, Sep. 11, Oct. 20. See: Jones, John 
Paul to John Ros.- 1778, Oct. 26-29. Letter to, See: Jones, John Paul 
1778, Oct. 31, Nov. 5. See: Ross, John to John Paul Jones 1778, Nov. 8. 
Jones, John Paul to Edward Bancroft 1778, Nov. 11. Whitall, Joseph to 
John Paul Jones 1778, Nov. 14. Jones, John Paul to Hector McNeill 

1778, Nov. 15. Letter to John Paul Jones 1778, Nov. 1-5, Nov. 17, Nov. 21. 
See: Jones, John Paul to Arthur Lee 1778, Nov. 21. Letter to John Paul 
Jones 1778, Dec. 1. See: Whitall, Joseph to John Paul Jones 1778, Dec. 
4. Jones, John Paul to John Ross 1778, Dec. 14. Letter to, See: Jones, 
John Paul 1778, Dec. 16. See: Ross, John to John Paul Jones 1778, Dec. 
17. Letter to, See: Jones, John Paul 1778, Dec. 21. See: Jones, John 
Paul to Donatien Leray de Chaumont 1779, Jan. 6. Hogg, Ebenezer to 
John Paul Jones 1779, Feb. 8. Bancroft, Edward to John Paul Jones 

1779, Feb. 23. Mease, INIatthew to John Paul Jones 1779, Feb. 28. Amiel. 
Peter to John Paul Jones 1779, Apr. 9. Jones, John Paul, Orders to Peter 
Amiel 1779, Apr. 11. Letter to John Paul Jones 1779, Apr. 22. See: 
Amiel, Peter to John Paul Jones 1779, Apr. 27. AVharton, Joseph jr to 
John Paul Jones 1779, Apr. 28. Letter to John Paul Jones 1779, Apr. 29, 
Apr. 30. See: Jones, John Paul to John Mehegan 1779, Apr. 30. Letter 
to John Paul Jones 1779, May 12. See: Thompson, Benjamin to John 
Paul Jones 1779, May 13. Letter to John Paul Jones 1779, ]*Iay 22, July 
13. See: Jones, John Paul, Orders to Cutting Lunt 1779, July 28. Cave, 
Thomas to John Paul Jones 1779, Oct. 29. Letter to John Paul Jones 

1779, Oct. 30. Letterto, See: Jones, John Paul 1779, Dec- 15. See: Jones, 
John Paul to John Ross 1779, Dec. 15. Jones, John Paul to John Ross 

1780, Mar. 3. Letter to, See: Jones, John Paul 1780, Mar. 23, Apr. 11. 
See: Dumas, Charles William Frederick to John Paul Jones 1780, May 26. 
Arendt, Baron de to John Paul Jones 1780, June 8. Letter to John Paul 
Jones 1780, July 5, July 15. See: Jones, John Paul to Edward Bancroft 
1780, July 17, Sep. 23. Letter to, See: Jones, John Paul 1780, Nov. 20. 
See: Jones, John Paul, Answers to questions propounded lay the Admiralty 
Board 1781, Mar. 1. 



INDKX. 315 

Williams, , Mrs. Wife of JonaOiaii. See: Williams, jDiiatlian to JdIim Paul 

Jones 1779, Oct. 30. Jones, John Paul to Jonutliaii Williams 177!', Pee. 
15; 1780, Mar. 23, Nov. 20. 

Williams, Riehard. Boat.wtriin?, V.S.S. "Al/ii(iii;" . See: Jcnu^s, .lohii Paul, Kenii- 
lations 1780, Jan. 2. 

Willing- & Morris, ifcrcliaiitx, I'liiliirltlpliin. See: Koss, Juliu to Jolin Paul .loues 

1778, Apr. 2. Williams, .lonathau to John Paul Jones 1778, Apr. 2. See 
also: ^[orris, Robert. 

Wilson, lleinv. Seaman, I'. S. >S. "AUiaiice" . See: A/li<nin; Roll of crew entitled 

to iirize money 178."), Sep. 5. 
Wilson, . Staiiian-', f. .S. -V. ^'Alliance". See: .lunes, John Paul, Retrulations 

1780, Jan. 3. 
Wilson, . Phi/»lcian. See: Xeufville, John de ct Son to John Paid Jones 

1779, Oct. 21, Oct. 23. 

Winchester, Nathaniel. Seaman, V. S. S. "Hancock-" . See: McNeill, Ili'ctor, 
Orders to John Paul Jonea 1777, May 7. 

Winship, Arnold. Siinjeon, U. S. S. "Alliance". See: Dumas, Charles William 
Frederick to John Paul Jones 1779, Dec. 13, Dec. 19. Alliance, Roll of crew 
entitled to prize money 1785, Sep. 5. 

Wire, John. Seaman, U. S. S. "Alliance" . See: Alliance, Roll of crew entitled to 
prize money 1785, Sep. 5. 

Witham, Andrew. Seanian, V. S. S. "Alliance". See: Alliance, Roll of crew enti- 
tled to prize money 1785, Sep. 5. 

Wobard, Philip. Seaman, U. S. S. "Allicmce". See: 1-andais, Peter ti> John Paul 
Jones 1780, June 29. 

Woedron, Richard. Seaman, U. S. S. "Alliance" . See: ^///ohcc. Roll of crew enti- 
tled to prize mohey 1785, Sep. 5. 

Woulton, John. Seaman, T\ S. S. "Bon Homme Bicliord". See: Towers, Robert, 
Proceedings of court martial in trial of 1779, July 29-Aug. 2. 

Wrighting^ton, Henry. Seaman, V. S. S. "Alliance" . .See: Alliance, Roll of crew 
entitled to prize money 1785, Sep. 5. 

Wybert, Antoine Felix. L(. col., Continental army and capt., Frencli marine.'!, " I)o>i. 
Homme Richard". Deposition of Joseph (rallois forwarded to John Paul 
Jones 1779, July 27. See: Towers, Robert, Proceedings of court martial in 
trial of 1779, July 28-Aug. 2. Atwood, John, ^linutes of court martial 1779, 
July 29. Johnson, Elisha, Minutes of a court martial 1779, July 29. Stur- 
gis, William, Minutes of a court martial 1779, July 29. Williams, John, 
Minutes of a court martial 1779, July 29. Rosseau, Jean, Minutes of a court 
martial 1779, July 30. Mclntyre, John, Minutes of a court martial 1779, 
July 31. Robinson, Robert, Sentence of court martial in case of 1779, Aug. 
8. Jones, John Paul to jNIarie Jean Paul Joseph Roche Yves Gilbert 
du Motier, Manjuis de Lafayette 1779, Aug. 13. Jones, John Paul to 
Benjanun Franklin 1779, Oct. 3. Attestation to an affidavit. See: Stack, 
Edward, .\tfidavit 1779, Oct. 22. See: Jones, John Paul to Donatien 
Leray de Chaumont 1779, Oct. 24. Attestation to an atK<lavit, See: 
Stack, Edward, Affidavit 1779, Oct. 22. Certificate respecting. See: Jones, 
John Paul 1779, Dec. 7. See: Jones, John Paul to John de Neufville & 
Son 1779, Dec. 7. Dumas, Charles William Frederick to John Paul Jones 
1779, Dec. 13, Dec. 19. Jones, John Paul to Marie .Jean Paul Joseph Roche 
Yves Gilbert du Motier, Marquis de Lafayette 1779, Feb. 18. 



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Torke, John. Caplain. See: Mease, Matthew to John Paul Jones 1779, Feb. 28. 

Yorke, Sir Joseph. British ambassador to Holland. See: Jones, John Paul to Ben- 
jamin Franklin 1779, Oct. 11. Jones, John Paul to John Dirck, Baron 
Vander Capellen 1779, Oct. 19. Dumas, Charles William Frederick to 
John Paul Jones 1779, Oct. 2.5. Jones, John Paul to Edward Bancroft 
1779, Oct. 26. Dumas, Charles William Frederick to John Paul Jones 1779, 
Oct. 30. Jones, John Paul to John Bondfield 1779, Nov. 2. Jones, John 
Paul to Charles William Frederick Dumas 1779, Nov. .5. Bondfield, John 
to John Paul Jones 1779, Dec. 3. Van Berckel, E-P- Statement regard- 
ing cruise of John Paul Jones 1784, Mar. 10. Jones, John Paul, Extrait 
du Journal * * * de la Revolution Americaine 1786, Jan. 1. p. 69. 

Youlin, Benjamin. Seaman, U. S. S. "Alliance". See: Alliance, Roll of crew 
entitled to prize money 1785, Sep. 5. 

Young, Arthur. Seaman, U. S. S. "Bon Homme Eichard". See: Towers, Robert, 
Proceedings of court martial in trial of 1779, July 29-Aug. 2. 

Young', David. See: Jones, John Paul, Memorandum of articles purchased 1780?, 
Dec? Jones, John Paul, Account with various jiersons 1780?, Dec? 

Young, G , Mrs. See: Jones, John Paul, ^lemorauduni of articles purchased 

1780?, Dec? Jones, John Paul, Account with various persons 1780?, Dec? 

Young, John. Capt., U. S. sloop " Independence" . See: United States, Continental 
Congress, Establishment of the rank of Captains in the Navy 1776, Oct. 
10. Capt., U. S'. nanj. See: Simpson, Thomas to John Paul Jones 1777, 
Dec. 26. Jones, John Paul to John Ross 1778, Aug. 23. Ross, John to 
John Paul Jones 177S, Sep. 1. Bell, Thomas to John Paul Jones 1778, 
Nov. 3. Jones, John Paul to Thomas Bell 1778, Nov. 15. Letter to. See: 
Jones, John Paul 1778, Nov. 18. 

Young, , Mrs. ITTfe of John. See: Jones, John Paul to John Young 1778, 

Nov. 18. 

Young, Robert. See: Jones, John Paul to Stuart ilawey 1777, May 4. Jones, 
John Paul to Thomas Scott 1779, Oct. 30. Scott, Thomas to John Paul 
Jones 1779, Nov. 19. Scott, Thomas & Scott, John, Affidavit 1779, Nov. 
19. Jones, John Paul to Thomas Scott 1779, Dec 3. 

Young, . "Governor". See: Jones, John Paul, Account with various persona 

1780?, Dec? 



Zant, Jacob Van. See: Van Zant. 

"Zele". French ship of war. See: Jones, John Paul, Memorial to Robert Morris 
1783, Oct. 10. 

"Zepliir". French ship of war. See: Williams, Jonathan to John Paul Jones 1778, 
Mar. 24. 

"Zodiaque", French ship of uar. See: Jones, John Paul, Memorandum of the 
French fleet 1780?, Dec? 



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