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I PAUL 
JONES 

HIS EXPLOITS 

' IN 

ENGLISH SEAS 

BIBLIOGRAPHY 



SEITZ 



PAUL JONES 

CONTEMPORARY ACCOUNTS 
AND BIBLIOGRAPHY 




PAUL JONES 



PAUL JONES 

HIS EXPLOITS IN ENGLISH SEAS 
DURING 1778-1780 

CONTEMPORARY ACCOUNTS COLLECTED 
FROM ENGLISH NEWSPAPERS 

WITH 
A COMPLETE BIBLIOGRAPHY 

BY 

DON C. SEITZ 



NEW YORK 

E. P. DUTTON AND COMPANY 

68 1 FIFTH AVENUE 




COPYRIGHT, 1917, 
BY E. P. BUTTON 6- CO. 



printed in the United States of Hmerica 



TO 
CHARLES H. TAYLOR, JR. 



You have heard o' Paul Jones ? 
Have you not ? Have you not ? 
And you've heard o' Paul Jones? 
Have you not? 

OLD SONG. 



CONTENTS 

PAUL JONES: CONTEMPORARY ACCOUNTS 

PAGE 

FOREWORD: ix 

THE CRUISE OF THE "RANGER" i 

THE "BON HOMME" SQUADRON IN BRITISH SEAS . 27 

THE TAKING OF THE "SERAPIS" 39 

THE VAIN PURSUIT 59 

SOME SARCASM 73 

THE ALARM ON THE COAST 79 

SAFE IN HOLLAND 85 

CAPTAIN PEARSON'S STORY OF HIS DEFEAT IN THE 

"SERAPIS" 91 

AFTERMATH .' 103 

IN THE TEXEL in 

JONES' LETTER IN THE "LEYDEN GAZETTE" . . . 133 

UNDER WAY AGAIN 139 

LAST RUMORS 149 

AN ANECDOTE 155 

FAREWELL TO ENGLISH SEAS 161 

BIBLIOGRAPHY 165 



FOREWORD 



FOREWORD 

JOHN PAUL JONES has received a liberal share of 
historical attention, as the bibliography which forms a 
large part of this volume shows, since he "stepped forth 
as a free citizen of the world, in defence of the violated 
rights of mankind." Research and romance have 
alike combined to exalt and immortalize his fame. 
Coming into possession not long ago of the files of 
the London daily newspapers for 1778-1779, I was 
struck with the fine English and clear statements of 
the writers of the day in recording the exploits of 
the naval adventurer, and conceived the notion that if 
these were aligned they would form a better record of 
the two campaigns than that furnished by any his- 
torian. So I have ventured to put them together. 

The modern newspaper has little time for the accu- 
rate adjustment of news value. Exploration of the 
files for the establishment of basic facts is one of the 
sorest trials of the writers of history, because there is 
so much rumor, so much "spreading," so much desire 
to make the most of passing interest, and so great a 
tendency to prefer anticipation to conclusion. Besides, 
few events are complete in themselves and must be 
judged by their ultimate, and often remote, results, 
suggesting a rather necessary "bull," to wit : that many 

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x FOREWORD 

things do not become important until long after they 
have happened. 

The accounts here given, it will be noted, are to 
the point. There is no waste of words or embellish- 
ment of facts. The reader is told what happened, and 
where it occurred. The reports are graphic in their 
simplicity, and dramatic in directness. The Ranger 
comes to British seas as she should, swiftly and with 
due mystery, kindling a deserved alarm ! The desert- 
ers who drift ashore in the mist at Tralee give the 
first warning that the squadron of 1779 is at sea. The 
taking of the Serapis reveals how few words are 
needed to tell a story that must live forever ! Coming 
now to the Bibliographical part of this volume, the 
collection of a rather complete library of books con- 
cerning the great captain inspired research, the results 
of which I hope will have some value. The Commo- 
dore, as I prefer to call him, using his American title, 
rather than the Russian one of Rear-Admiral, was 
handy with the pen and was his own best biographer. 
He prepared with pains a "Journal for the King," to 
be read by Louis XVI, setting forth his services in no 
uncertain style. This work he gave the title: 

"Extrait du Journal de mes Campagnes, ou j 'expose 
mes principaux Services et rappelle quelques circon- 
stances de ce qui m'est arrive de plus remarquable 
pendant le cours de la Revolution Americaine, particu- 
lierement en Europe." 

It bears date of January, 1786. The "Journal" never 



FOREWORD xi 

saw print in form, but MS. copies survive, one being 
now in the Library of Congress. From this Benoit 
Andre, who was for a time his secretary, prepared 
and published in 1798, the sixth year of the Repub- 
lic, amid whose beginnings the Commodore died, 
"Memoires de Paul Jones." Andre says four copies 
were prepared, one for the King, one for M. De Cas- 
tries, one for the Count De Vergennes, and presumably 
one for retention by the author. The copy preserved 
with the Jones correspondence and manuscripts in the 
Library of Congress at Washington is bound in full 
morocco and is stamped with the royal arms of 
France. It contains besides the "Journal" a copy of the 
letter sent the King when the volume was transmitted 
and 45 letters and documents appertaining to the Com- 
modore's career in Europe and America. 

The citizen Andre justly exalted his subject, but 
for all his exploits no chronicle in English was written 
for more than 30 years after his death. The Chap 
Book writers busied themselves in many editions, fast 
upon his decease, as a pirate and renegade, but no 
serious effort appeared until John Henry Sherburne, 
Register of the Navy of the United States, produced 
his "Life and Character of the Chevalier John Paul 
Jones," in 1825. C. W. Peale furnished the portrait 
which forms the frontispiece, and Rawdon, Clark & 
Co., of Albany, engraved the plate. Thomas Jeffer- 
son and the Marquis de Lafayette aided him with 
letters and papers, but much material reached his 



xii FOREWORD 

hands in the fashion thus described in the preface of 
the work : 

"The reader will doubtless be curious to know in 
what manner, after a lapse of so many years, the 
original papers of the Chevalier Paul Jones came into 
the possession of the author, who has no hesitation in 
explaining the source whence he obtained them. Hav- 
ing announced to the public his intention of publishing 
a life of the Chevalier, the author was written to by 
Mr. George A. Ward, of New York, stating that 
accident had thrown the manuscripts in question into 
his hands. They had formerly been in the custody of 
the late Robert Hyslop, Esq., of that city; and had 
subsequently lain as useless rubbish in the apartment 
of a shop-keeper or tradesman there, from whom Mr. 
Ward procured them, his attention having been first 
attracted to them by his having seen the signature 
of Jones, at, or through a window. That no sus- 
picion might arise as to their genuineness, those of the 
letters which had been addressed to General La Fayette, 
were submitted to the inspection of that illustrious 
personage at the City of Washington, who has recog- 
nized in his own handwriting the fact of his having 
received them." 

The window through which Mr. Ward caught his 
glimpse of Paul Jones' signature was that of a Cherry 
Street baker's shop, where the documents lodged by 
this strange chance: 



FOREWORD xiii 

When the Commodore departed from America at 
the end of the war in 1783, to become our agent for 
prize-money in Europe, he left some of his log-books, 
account books and letters with John Ross, of Phil- 
adelphia, who looked out for his interests in this 
country. Some time following his death his sisters in 
Scotland transferred these items to Robert Hyslop, of 
New York, probably with the view of utilizing them 
as evidence in prosecuting the claims of the heirs 
against the United States. Mr. Hyslop received and 
receipted for them on August 10, 1797. He died of 
yellow fever before accomplishing anything with the 
claims, leaving his affairs with John Hyslop, his 
cousin, a baker, as executor. John Hyslop died leav- 
ing both his own and his deceased cousin's affairs in 
confusion. The bakery was sold to one Harding, and 
it was he who put the Jones papers in the window 
where Mr. Ward found them. Many important items 
had been sold. These certainly included the original 
log-books of the Ranger and the Bon Homme Richard 
covering the famous campaigns of 1778-1779, chron- 
icled in this volume. They were bought from Harding 
by Captain Boyd, of Greenock, Scotland, in 18214. He 
is credited previous to 1830 with possessing the Ranger 
log, while George Napier, of Edinburgh, owned that 
of the Bon Homme Richard. It is recorded that on 
March 17, 1830, William John, ninth Lord Napier, 
presented both logs to Lady Isabella Helen Douglas, 
daughter of the Fifth Earl of Selkirk, and they are 



xiv FOREWORD 

now supposed to be preserved among the family 
papers of the Selkirks, who were placed in Paul Jones' 
share of history by the celebrated raid on the Selkirk 
seat at St. Mary's Isle. Copies of both records are in 
the library of the Navy Department at Washington. 

Mr. Sherburne's book was rather a jumble of docu- 
ments than a connected, well-made biography. The 
volume attracted attention from the merit of its orig- 
inal material, including as it did much direct from the 
hand of the Commodore. Sherburne sent a manu- 
script copy of his book to John Murray, the London 
publisher, out of which Benjamin Disraeli, in his 
literary youth, compressed a small volume, with an 
introduction of his own, published in the same year, 
1825. Sherburne's own edition was revised and re- 
issued in New York in 1851. 

The papers rescued by Mr. Ward ultimately found 
their way into the collection of Peter Force, and now 
repose in the Library of Congress. 

In 1830 there appeared in Edinburgh a well-edited 
and intelligently prepared work compiled, it is believed, 
by Sir John Malcom, in two I2mo. volumes, of 
"Memoirs of Rear-Admiral Paul Jones," compiled 
from "original journals and correspondence," de- 
scribed by the editor as follows: 

"By his will, dated at Paris on the day of his death, 
Paul Jones left his property and effects of all kinds to 
his sisters in Scotland and their children. Imme- 



FOREWORD xv 

diately on his decease a regular, or rather an official 
inventory was made of his voluminous papers, which 
were sealed up with his other effects, till brought to 
Scotland by his eldest sister, Mrs. Taylor, a few 
months after his death. They have ever since re- 
mained in the custody of his family, and are now, by 
inheritance, become the property of his niece, Miss 
Taylor, of Dumfries. They consist of several bound 
folio volumes of letters and documents, which are 
officially authenticated, so far as they are public 
papers, and many private communications, originating 
in his widely diffused correspondence in France, Hol- 
land, America, and other quarters. There is, in 
addition to these, a collection of writings of the mis- 
cellaneous kind likely to be accumulated by a man of 
active habits, who had for many years mingled both in 
the political and fashionable circles wherever he 
chanced to be thrown. 

"The Journal of the Campaign of 1788, against the 
Turks, forms of itself a thick MS. bound volume. 
This Journal was drawn up by Paul Jones for the 
perusal of the Empress Catherine II, and was intended 
for publication if the Russian government failed to do 
him justice. He felt that it totally failed, but death 
anticipated his long contemplated purposes. To this 
Journal, Mr. Eton, in his survey of the Turkish em- 
pire, refers, as having been seen by him. It was, 
however, only the official report, transmitted by Paul 
Jones to the Admiralty of the Black Sea that this 



xvi FOREWORD 

gentleman could have seen. This singular narrative, 
which so confidently gives the lie to all the Russian 
statements of that momentous campaign, is written 
in French." 

The Edinburgh volume left out much of the text 
of the documents where the details were technical, 
and cut the official correspondence. The documents, 
known generally as "Pieces Justificatives," are fre- 
quently alluded to, and were prepared by Jones with 
great care for the purpose implied in the title. There 
were in all ninety-three of these "Pieces" forming 
an appendix to the MS. which bore the title "Journal 
of the Campaign of the Liman," and is used extensively 
in the "Memoirs." This MS. volume was written by 
Jones between 1788 and 1792, and, as noted, failed of 
publication because of his death in the latter year. 

After the completion of the Edinburgh book Miss 
Taylor came to America, to press her claim for moneys 
due her uncle from the United States government, 
bringing with her this "Journal" with its "Pieces 
Justificatives" and the other Paul Jones letters and 
documents. She placed the papers in the hands of 
Robert C. Sands, who produced from them and the 
Sherburne "Life," a rather hurried and florid volume 
termed "Life and Correspondence of John Paul Jones, 
including his narrative of the Campaign of the Li- 
man." The frontispiece portrait of this volume was 
engraved by J. W. Paradise, presumably from some 



FOREWORD xvii 

picture furnished by Miss Taylor. It shows a face 
much older than those of the well-known miniatures. 

Mr. Sands' book was issued in late 1830, his preface 
bearing date of September 23. It was reissued under 
the imprint of N. B. Parsons, Boston, 1855. The 
original letters and documents left with Mr. Sands 
vanished and have never been traced. In his preface 
Mr. Sands says: "Ten years ago, a large quantity 
of original papers belonging to the legatees of Paul 
Jones, were sent to this country with a view to their 
being properly connected and published. They were 
submitted to the Historical Society of New York. 
The committee who examined them, found they were 
valuable and interesting; but circumstances prevented 
their publication at the time. Mr. Sherburne, 
Register of the United States Navy, opened a cor- 
respondence with the owners of these documents, as 
the Editor of the present work is informed, with a 
view of preparing a life of Jones, but the negotiations 
failed." 

Mr. Hyslop is variously described as a merchant, a 
family friend, with whom Paul Jones resided when in 
New York in 1787, while vainly striving to secure 
some of his long-withheld prize money, and as a 
solicitor engaged by the heirs to recover the cash in 
question. It is possible he was all three, and that in 
addition to securing the papers held by Ross in Phil- 
adelphia he might well have had others sent him. from 
Scotland to reinforce the case on behalf of the heirs. 



xviii FOREWORD 

That his brother might have offered the collection to 
the Historical Society is more than probable. It is 
equally reasonable that a selection might have been 
sent over for direct submission to the Historical 
Society. 

Captain John S. Barnes in his introduction to the 
"Logs of the Serapis- Alliance- Ariel," kept in the same 
blank-book by Midshipman Beaumont Groube, and 
published by the Naval History Society in 1910, men- 
tions the fact that the Log of the Serapis was in 1830 
"in the possession of Mr. Richard Napier, Advocate," 
his authority being a foot-note in the Edinburgh 
"Memoirs." As we have shown, the logs of the 
Ranger and Bon Homme Richard were rescued from 
the Hyslop budget, one going to George Napier, of 
Edinburgh. That of the Serapis was probably taken 
back with the others by Captain Boyd of Greenock, as 
part of his retrieval from Harding, the baker, and sold 
to the second Napier. Richard Dale had it in his 
possession in 1782, but it could readily have been re- 
turned by him to Jones and so found its way via Ross 
to Hyslop and thence by the Harding-Boyd route 
back to Edinburgh, in time to be secured by Captain 
Barnes, and now by his will the property of the Naval 
History Society. 

A draft of the "Journal for the King" was included 
in the Sands collection. A copy of the "Pieces Justi- 
ficatives" still exists. In 1907 Gen. Lawrence and 
Charles T. Gallagher, of Boston, purchased it from 



FOREWORD xix 

Madame Gombault, the grand niece of Paul Jones, 
then living in Paris, and presented it to the Boston 
Public Library. 

The next biographer to attempt the task of telling 
the Commodore's life history was Alexander Slidell 
Mackenzie, who later, as Captain of the U. S. brig of 
war Somers, became involved in the famous mutiny. 
Southern born as Alexander Slidell, brother of John 
Slidell, the Confederate Commissioner who was 
taken off the English mail steamer Trent by Capt. 
Charles Wilkes, U. S. N., and became an international 
complication, he added the name of a rich northern 
relative to his own and keeps his place in history as 
Mackenzie. He visited the Jones neighborhood in 
Scotland and his two volumes appeared in 1841. 
Rather high-keyed and over-eulogistic, it is still a book 
of interest and value. 

In 1845 the Edinburgh "Memoirs" were issued by 
Walker & Gillis, in Philadelphia, with elaborate illus- 
trations by James Hamilton, under copyright of 
Benjamin Walker. This ran through many editions 
under various Philadelphia imprints. 

Some minor "Lives" of little note followed, but 
interest in Jones' fame kept itself alive in the growing 
crop of histories and biographies; the papers of the 
great leaders of the Revolution and government com- 
pilations. In 1900 Augustus C. Buell, of Philadelphia, 
produced what promised to be a definite life of the 
Commodore, in two volumes, published in New York, 



xx FOREWORD 

by Charles Scribner's Sons. He hailed Jones as the 
"Father of the American Navy," and the work at- 
tracted wide attention. The critics fell upon it with 
vigor. Many of his facts were called fiction. Buell, 
who was an employe in a responsible position with 
the Cramp Ship-Building Company, as long as he 
lived, declined to answer his critics, taking the lofty 
Oriental ground that what was written was written! 
On that he stood. In 1905 the two volumes were re- 
issued with an added chapter by Gen. Horace Porter 
describing his long search for and discovery of Com- 
modore Jones' body in the hidden Cemetery of the 
Protestants in Paris. 

The recovery of Paul Jones' body and its removal 
to the United States for final rest in the crypt of the 
Chapel at the Annapolis Naval Academy revived na- 
tional interest in his fame. A flood of periodical and 
newspaper writing followed. 

In 1913 Mrs. Reginald De Koven published "The 
Life and Letters of John Paul Jones," through Charles 
Scribner's Sons, in two volumes. This work repre- 
sents careful study, the correcting of many errors, 
and the gathering of much new material. 

Beyond the thrilling chap-books, the Commodore's 
career inspired considerable fiction. Scott and 
Cooper felt his impulse; Dumas wrote one of his 
legion of works in the name of "Paul Jones." Pierce 
Egan, the younger, turned out a "Paul Pones" romance 
in two volumes, now rare, and Allan Cunningham 



FOREWORD xxi 

spread his fame over three. Cunningham published 
his "Romance" in Edinburgh, 1826, which probably 
explains that date for a "Life" noted in Buell's 
Bibliography the cause of a long and fruitless 
searching before this explanation dawned on the 
explorer. 

The frontispiece is from a relief portrait in red 
wax, inscribed "Paul Jones, A.S. 1798," the authen- 
ticity of which cannot be vouched for. The date is 
six years after the Commodore's death. It was found 
in a London book-stall, where it had been sold to the 
dealer a few hours before, by my late friend, John J. 
Jennings, in 1907, and purchased for my account. The 
hair, it will be noted, is dressed in rolls, as in the wax 
medallion sent by Jones in 1786 to Mrs. Belches, of 
Scotland, now in the National Museum of Antiquities 
at Edinburgh. This medallion is in full profile, while 
the portrait here given is a three-quarter view. The 
coat is civilian, while that in the Belches specimen is 
full uniform. I reproduce it for whatever value it 
may have to the curious, in the thought that the pub- 
licity may lead to some discovery of its history. 

D. C S. 
Cos Cob, Conn., May i, 1917. 



THE CRUISE OF THE RANGER 



THE CRUISE OF THE RANGER 

"The Morning Post and Daily Advertiser," April 28, 
1778. 

[From the Cumberland Packet Extraordinary. Whitehaven.] 

Late last night or early this morning a number of 
armed men (to the amount of 30) landed at this place, 
by two boats from an American privateer, as appears 
from one of the people now in custody. Whether he was 
left through accident or escaped by design is yet uncer- 
tain. 

This much has however been proved, that a little after 
3 o'clock this morning he rapped at several doors in Marl- 
borough Street (adjoining one of the piers) and in- 
formed them that fire had been set to one of the ships in 
the harbour, matches were laid in several others; the 
whole world would be soon in a blaze, and the town also 
destroyed; that he was one belonging to the privateer, 
but had escaped for the purpose of saving the town and 
shipping from further destruction. 

An alarm was immediately spread, and his account 
proved too true. The Thomson, Captain Richard John- 
son, a new vessel and one of the finest ever built here, was 
a flame. It was low water, consequently all the shipping 
in port was in the most imminent danger and the vessel 
on which they had begun the diabolical work, lying close 
to one of the steaths, there was the greatest reason to 
fear that the flames would, from it, soon be communicated 
to the town. The scene was too horrible to admit of 



4 PAUL JONES 

any further description; we shall therefore only add to 
this part of this alarming story, that, by an uncommon 
exertion, the fire was extinguished before it reached 
the rigging of the ship, and thus in a providential manner, 
prevented all the dreadful consequences which might have 
ensued. 

The man who remained on shore was examined by the 
magistrates, merchants, etc., about eight o'clock this 
morning. The following is the purport of his affidavit: 

"The Ranger privateer is commanded by John Paul 
Jones, fitted out at Piscataqua in New England, mounted 
18 six-pounders, and 6 swivels, but is pierced for twenty 
guns. She has on board between 140 and 150 men; 
sailed from Piscataqua for Brest the ist. of November, 
1777, arrived at Nantz the 2nd of December. Took in 
the passage two brigs, one commanded by Capt. Richards, 
the other by Capt. Goldfinch. 

"Sailed from Nantz for Quiberon Bay, lay there about 
three weeks ago in which time she has taken one ship 
from London (having on board General Irwin's baggage) 
and sent her to Brest. She also took and sunk a brig 
loaden with flax-seed, a schooner with barley and oats, 
and a sloop from Dublin to London in ballast. 

"On Sunday, or Monday night, from the intelligence 
she gained by a fishing boat, she sailed into Belfast Lough, 
with an intent to attack an armed vessel (the Drake sloop 
of war) stood within half gun shot of her, hailed her, and 
then stood out again." 

David Freeman, the person who was examined, and 
gave the above information, says, that the name of the 
Commander is John Paul Jones, the First Lieutenant 
Thompson Simpson, Second Lieutenant Elisha Hall, 
Sailingmaster David Cullen, Lieutenant of Marines, Sam- 
uel Willingford. 



CONTEMPORARY ACCOUNTS 5 

The above John Paul Jones, alias John Paul, it further 
appears, served his apprenticeship to the sea in a vessel 
called the Friendship, belonging to this port, was after- 
wards in the employ of some merchants here, latterly had 
a brig out of Kirkcudbright, and is well known by many 
people in this town. David Freeman, it is said, has also 
declared, that the said Paul Jones commanded the party 
which landed here this morning and was himself on 
shore. 

While this infernal business was transacting, the ship 
laid to with her head to the Northward, distant about two 
miles, until the boats put off to go on board, which was 
between three and four o'clock. By this time some of 
the guns at the Half-moon battery were loaded, two of 
which were fired at the boats, but without the desired 
effect. The boats then fired their signal guns and the ship 
immediately tacked and stood towards them till they got 
along aside ; and then made sail to the North Westward. 

The incendiaries had spiked most of the guns of both 
our batteries, several matches were found on board dif- 
ferent vessels, and other combustible matter in different 
parts of the harbour. 

It appears that this infernal plan, unprecedented except 
in the annals of John the Painter, was laid at Brest, 
where for a considerable sum of money, Paul or Jones, 
(the latter is only an addition to his name) engaged to 
burn the shipping and town of Whitehaven; for which 
purpose he was convoyed through the channel by a 
French frigate of 38 guns. 

A number of expresses have been dispatched to all the 
capital sea-ports in the kingdom where any depredations 
are likely to be made ; all strangers in this town are, by 
an order of the magistrate, ta be secured and examined : 
similar notices have been forwarded through the country, 



6 PAUL JONES 

etc., and in short, every caution taken that the present 
alarming affair could suggest. 

The privateer is the same ship which chased the Hussar 
cruiser last week, but the cutter or smack, did not belong 
to her. 

They took three people away with them, and staid some 
time in a public house on the Old Quay. 

The Hussar, Capt. Gurley and other vessels, are sent 
to different ports in Ireland express with the news. 

There has been almost a continual meeting at Haile's 
coffee-room to-day; a number of men are raising for the 
defence of the town by subscription, and the forts, guns, 
etc., it is expected will now be put into proper condition. 

The Cumberland Chronicle Extraordinary states it as 
follows: Whitehaven, April 23, 1778. On Saturday 
last the Hussar armed wherry, Capt. Gurley, belonging to 
this Custom-House being on a cruize, the Point of Air 
bearing E.S.E. distance about two leagues, at 10 A. M. 
saw two sail to the northward, one a large ship and the 
other a cutter. 'Captain Gurley, supposing the cutter to 
be a smuggler, made sail after her, on which she bore 
away for the Scotch shore. The large ship perceiving 
the Hussar in chace'of the cutter, bore down upon her, 
about one o'clock and keeping to the windward of Mr. 
Gurley, came within hail, and asked from whence he 
came, and if he could let him have a pilot. Mr. Gurley 
answered that "being on a cruize, he could not spare one," 
and asked from whence they came and where bound, no 
answer was made to the first question, but said the vessel 
was called the Molly, of Glasgow, and that they were 
strangers on the coast, and again asked for a pilot. Mr. 
Gurley answered as before, and was in a threatening 
manner ordered to bring to or they would sink him in 



CONTEMPORARY ACCOUNTS 7 

an instant the ports were knocked open, the decks were 
filled with men, and a tier of guns run out, several vollies 
of small arms were then fired into the Hussar, and such 
of the great guns as could be brought to bear on her. 
The Hussar tacked several times, keeping as much as 
possible on the ship's quarter, until they got out of the 
reach of her guns ; they suffered much in their sails and 
rigging, having many shots through them, and one shot 
in her hull happily none of the people received the least 
hurt. The Hussar after attempting without success to get 
to Belfast Lough, in hopes of meeting with some of His 
Majesty's ships, bore away for this port, where she ar- 
rived on Sunday morning. 

Various were the conjectures concerning the above 
vessel, on Capt. Gurley's report ; but this morning, about 
two o'clock twenty men, together with the Captain, landed 
on the battlement near the head of the Old Quay, from 
a boat belonging to the said vessel (which proves to be 
the Ranger American privateer from Nantz, then stand- 
ing off and on about two miles from this harbour) whilst 
another boat came into the harbour, and landed ten men 
at the Old Quay slip, when they proceeded to Nich. Alli- 
son's, a public house on the Old Quay; they made very 
ffee with the liquor, etc., and would not permit any of 
the family to stir out ; after which a party went on board 
the Thompson, Capt. Johnston, a coal loaden vessel lying 
opposite to Allison's, took two boys out of bed and set 
her on fire. They offered money to the boys to induce 
them to go with them but on their refusing they put them 
under guard on the quay, without any covering other than 
their shirts ; having handkerchiefs tied over their mouths 
to prevent their crying out, at the same time the privateer 
people threatening to shoot them if they made any noise 
or resistance. Immediately after the alarm was effectu- 



8 

ally given, the fire engines were brought to the Quay, and 
by the vigorous exertions of people of all ranks, the fire 
on board the Thompson was speedily extinguished, with- 
out damaging any of the vessel ; thus were the malicious 
attempts of those daring incendiaries frustrated. 
Lighted matches, made of canvas dipped in brimstone, 
had been thrown on board several other vessels, but had 
gone out without having the intended effect. 

The privateer's people were all armed with pistols and 
cutlasses, and retired to their boats about four o'clock 
(taking with them two boys, one from the Thompson, 
and the other from the Salt ham). They had, on their 
first landing, spiked up several of the cannon, in order to 
secure their retreat. A number of people flocking to the 
forts, some shot were fired at the boats, but without doing 
any execution. After the boats reached the privateer, 
she stood over to the Scotch side, and as large columns 
of smoke have been seen on the Scotch shore this after- 
noon, it is feared she has done some mischief there. 

"Gazetteer and New Daily Advertiser," April 28, 1778. 

Last Thursday part of the crew of the American 
Ranger privateer landed near the head of the Old Quay 
at Whitehaven, proceeded to a public house and drank 
much liquor, then set fire to, and greatly damaged a col- 
lier, but the fire was extinguished ; they afterwards made 
off for the Scots shore. One of the crew was taken who 
says she mounts 18 six-pounders and six squivels, and has 
140 men. 

"Morning Chronicle and London Advertiser," April 29. 

[A Letter from Edinburgh, April 24.] 
"This morning an express arrived to the Lord Provost 
of Edinburgh with the alarming intelligence that an 



CONTEMPORARY ACCOUNTS 9 

American privateer had appeared off the coast of Kirk- 
cudbright, and that the crew had landed, and proceeded 
to Selkirk House which they pillaged. The following is a 
letter from one of the magistrates of Kirkcudbright, to 
the Provost of Dumfries, which was brought by the 
above express : 

'Kirkcudbright, April 23, 12 o'clock noon. 
'This morning about 12 o'clock an American privateer, 
thought to be about 20 guns, appeared in this bay, and has 
plundered the house of St. Mary Isle, the seat of the Earl 
of Selkirk, within a mile of Kirkcudbright, of all the 
silver plate, etc. We expect a visit from them on the 
return of the tide, as they still hover in our bay. We are 
not in a state of defence, nor do we believe anything can 
be done, unless some of the king's ships had notice of 
them; If you had any troops we should be much the bet- 
ter of them; but I suppose all our injury will be over 
before you can assist us. Give notice to any person you 
think in danger. The vessel is three masted or ship 
rigged. I am, Sir, 

'Your most obedient servant, 

'J. MURDOCH. 
'To the Provost, or any of the Magistrates of Dumfries.' 

"Expresses have been sent with the above intelligence 
to Glasgow, London, Whitehaven and Liverpool ; and it is 
believed the Thetis Ship of war is sailed from Greenock 
in quest of the privateer. 

"The Earl of Selkirk was at London when the rebels 
plundered his house, but his lady and family were at 
home." 

* * * * 

The audacious conduct of the crew of the American 
privateer at Whitehaven, and on the coast of Scotland, 



io PAUL JONES 

will have this good effect; it will teach our men of war 
on the coast station, and our cruizers in St. George's 
channel, to keep a more sharp look out. 

The ruinous state of the fortifications of many of our 
sea-port towns, as like wise the open and defenceless pos- 
ture of many others, at present seems to suggest some 
very alarming reflections; in all places like Whitehaven, 
the want of a necessary range of fortifications seems 
almost inexcusable, especially as the materials are in great 
plenty at or near the spot, labour cheap, etc., nor can the 
plea of expense be admitted, as property everywhere 
requires security in proportion to its value. That we 
were wont to boast of the number and strength of our 
floating batteries, it is true, but then as in some cases sim- 
ilar to the above, the mischief is generally begun, or 
compleated before the proper alarm can be given, or the 
.necessary intimation sent to such shipping as are nearest 
the scene of action. 



"Morning Chronicle and London Advertiser," May i, 
1778. 

Yesterday the report was current on change that the 
Drake sloop of war of 18 guns, 4 pounders, had been 
taken off Carrickfergus by the American privateer, sup- 
posed to be that which landed some men at Whitehaven. 
The Drake was stationed at Belfast for the protection of 
the trade and also to receive impressed men, a number of 
which are said to have been on board her when taken who 
refeused to fight ; she had also some soldiers who she took 
in at Carrickfergus to serve as marines. It is said she 
went out to meet the privateer. The Lieutenant of the 
sloop of war was on shore and died at Carrickfergus on 
the 2 ist inst. 



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"Gazetteer and New Daily Advertiser," Friday, May 
i, 1778. 

Extract of a letter from Whitehaven : "We are all in 
a bustle here, from the late insolent attack of the provin- 
cial privateer's men. I hope it will rouse us from our 
lethargy. Every precaution is now taking to give our 
unnatural enemies a proper reception, should they pay us 
another visit. Advice is this night arrived, that after 
plundering Lord Selkirk's seat, they landed on the Island 
of Jura, where they committed many depredations. A 
light collier just come in from Dublin, spoke with the 
Thetis man of war last night off the Calf of Man, so that 
I shall, in my next, probably give a good account of the 

Ranger's crew." 

* * * * 

The following account of the seizure of Lord Selkirk's 
plate by the crew of the American privateer (as men- 
tioned in the first page of this paper) is extracted from a 
letter from Dumfries dated April 24 : 

"Yesterday morning, between ten and eleven o'clock, 
a servant of Lord Selkirk's brought word that the press 
gang had landed near the house. This the party from 
the privateer had given out in order, as they supposed to 
get out of the way all the servants and others who might 
oppose them, all of whom planted themselves round the 
house, except three, who entered, each with two horse 
pistols at his side; and with bayonets fixed, they de- 
manded to see the Lady of the house, and upon appearing, 
told her with a mixture of rudeness and civility, who they 
were, and that all the plate must be delivered to them. 
Lady Selkirk behaved with great composure and presence 
of mind. She soon directed her plate to be delivered, 
with which, without doing any other damage, or asking 
for watches, jewels or anything, else (which is odd) the 



12 PAUL JONES 

gentlemen made off. Something, however, had been said 
about their return ; and the Kirkcudbright people were in 
expectation of a visit last night. There is reason to think 
there were some people among them acquainted with per- 
sons and place, and in particular one fellow, supposed to 
have been a waiter at the inn at Kirkcudbright. The 
leader of the party who was not the Captain of the vessel 
told, that their intention was to seize Lord Selkirk who 
is now in London ; that two other privateers were at 
hand ; and that they had been at Whitehaven, where they 
had burnt some vessels, but did not get done what they 
intended. When the affair was ended, Lady Selkirk -with 
her family and visitors left the house. 

"Her ladyship remained last night at Carlingworth in 
order to be near information. It is said there are some 
ships of force at Belfast." 

"Morning Chronicle and London Advertiser," "Lloyd's 
Evening Post," May 1-4, 1778. 

[From the Cumberland Packet, April 28, Whitehaven, April 28.] 

Last Thursday, in consequence of an alarm occasioned 
by the Ranger privateer, Lieut. Hollingsworth at the re- 
quest of the merchants, took command of the Hussar, 
James Gurly, master, (a cruiser under the inspection of 
Charles Lutwidge, Esq.) with an intent to dodge the 
privateer. She sailed about 10 o'clock in the morning, 
two hours after which she got sight of the privateer, 
which was then steering to the north-westward under an 
easy sail, the wind about N.N.E. and moderate weather. 
They chaced her till they came within two or three miles, 
spoke a boat and sent her express to Kirkcudbright, to 
alarm the coast. About four o'clock the ship brought to, 
being then about a league from Borough-head. She 



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several times altered her position going off and hauling 
her wind occasionally, which the Hussar observed, acted 
in the same manner, being then two or three miles from 
her, until about seven, when the privateer made all the 
sail she could to the W.S.W. At half past nine the 
cruiser lost sight of her, then tacked and stood for White- 
haven, not knowing (it being night) but she might have 
stood for this place in order to do more damage. 

At daylight, perceiving she had not come here, they 
stood towards Kirkcudbright, hoisted out the boat and 
sent her on shore to enquire if any account had been 
received of her there. The boat returned with intelli- 
gence of the pirates having landed about eleven o'clock 
in the forenoon, on St. Mary's Isle, and plundered the 
house of Lord Selkirk, of plate, etc., to the amount of 
650. 

Friday night the Hussar returned after looking into 
Wigton Bay fully satisfied that the privateer had steered 
up the South Channel and consequently quitted these 
coasts. 

At the request of the Committee, the Hussar, Captain 
Gurly, sailed from hence on Sunday night for Belfast, to 
enquire into the report of the taking of His Majesty's 
sloop the Drake; after which and getting what intelligence 
he can of the Ranger privateer (or any other enemy in 
the channel) he is to return and report the same. And 
at the request of the Committee Captain Perry and Cap- 
tain Sharpe are also on board the Hussar in this neces- 
sary expedition. 

David Freeman, who may in some respects be consid- 
ered as the saviour of this town, says "that the Captain of 
the Ranger declared that the destruction of Whitehaven 
was his first object; seizing the person of Lord Selkirk 
was the next thing he wished, after which he would sail 



14 PAUL JONES 

for Brest, and on his passage, sink, burn and destroy 
whatever fell in his way belonging to Great Britain." 

Other alarming intelligence arrived here on Sunday 
morning brought by the Mary Ann, Captain Robinson, 
from Belfast. It arrived about nine and reported on 
oath, that on Saturday evening he spoke a boat in the 
Lough of Belfast belonging to the Draper brig of that 
place, who informed him that the Drake sloop of war was 
taken on Friday evening, and carried away to the north- 
ward. Soon after he spoke four fishing boats, who all 
gave the same disagreeable information, having seen the 
engagement between her and three privateers, two rigged 
as ships and the other as a brig. The engagement lasted 
two hours. Captain Robinson further says, that soon 
after he got clear of the Lough, he saw the above ships 
to the northward of him their courses hauled up, and the 
top sails on the cap, but at too great distance for him to 
ascertain their force. 

A vessel from the Isle of Man (arrived yesterday) 
brings the account of the Drake having two companies of 
soldiers on board when she was taken by the privateer 
(supposed to be the Ranger): she made a stout resist- 
ance, and in the engagement lost her bowsprit and fore- 
top-mast. 

The account of the Drake being taken was also brought 
express from the shore to Belfast at twelve o'clock on 
Friday night. The Drake sailed from Belfast on Friday 
morning full of men. 

Four companies of the Militia are now here. 

The guns at the forts are all cleared and put in order, 
some are also planted on the North Wall, and the present 
measures, it is hoped will be persevered in 'till the forti- 
fications are thoroughly completed. A committee of gen- 
tlemen is appointed, and a subscription opened for de- 



CONTEMPORARY ACCOUNTS 15 

fraying whatever expences may be incurred in defence of 
the town. 

Sunday last a company of gentlemen volunteers were 
formed for the protection of the town, exclusive of the 
ten companies of seamen, etc. 

The Olive Branch, which arrived here on Sunday last, 
brings an account of a large man of war being in the 
Channel standing this way. 

Saturday last about twelve at night, a boat full of men 
attempted to land at Workington. Some time a cutter 
stood in between the perches ; but being hailed by the peo- 
ple on guard, who threatened to fire on them, they steered 
off. 



"Morning Chronicle and London Advertiser," May 4, 
1778. 

[Extract of a letter from Port Glasgow, dated April 27.] 

Last night Captain Crawford (of the Cumbros Wherry 
arrived in town express from a cruise) confirms all the 
newspaper intelligence concerning the rebel privateer on 
the coast ; and further adds that on Friday last, the same 
rebel privateer of 24 nine pounders and 140 stout men, 
intending some mischief in Belfast Loch, went in, but 
finding the Drake sloop of war there stood out again; 
the Drake not knowing what she was, sent her boat and 
hands to press her hands, which the Ranger took and 
carried along with them, and the Drake followed her, and 
that evening engaged, but night coming on nothing was 
done till Saturday morning, when they again engaged and 
after a very hot engagement for an hour and five min- 
utes, the Drake was obliged to strike; the Captain and 
first Lieutenant killed, 22 men killed and wounded; she 
had also one of her top-masts carried away. They were 



1 6 PAUL JONES 

close to the Galloway coast, and Captain Crawford lying 
in Lochgarr heard the firing, made loose and set out, but 
before she got in sight the Drake was going away with 
the privateer. She had also taken some fishing boats 
on the coast of Ireland whose crew were all put in irons 
during the engagement; but when it was over they were 
all put in boats again, and sent away, and on their passage 
to the shore Captain Crawford intercepted them and got 
all the intelligence, the fishermen also told Captain Craw- 
ford that the privateer was wishing much to fall in with 
him and Campbell's cutter. Captain made all the sail he 
could for Clyde and on Sunday morning fell in with the 
Thetis frigate, off Plada, went on board, and gave Cap- 
tain Gillies all the intelligence, pointed out the course, and 
after giving Captain Crawford an express for the Admi- 
ralty, crowded all sail away for the . . . Captain Craw- 
ford thinks the Thetis may fall in with them, as the priva- 
teer seemed not in a hurry leaving the coast, and as if she 
intended more mischief. A report is also current here, 
that she also took the brig, the Elisabeth of Glasgow after 
she had taken the Drake. I hope she will not go away 
unpunished. 

"Morning Chronicle and London Advertiser," May 5, 
1778. 

A gentleman who at rived in town on Saturday night 
from Whitehaven in Cumberland, says that the inhabit- 
ants of that place and at Workington are very much 
alarmed at, and in daily expectation of being plundered by 
the American privateers ; three have been cruising off that 
coast, one of which sent their boat towards land, but it 
was beat back by the people on shore, who keeps guard 
every night, and the inhabitants mount in rotation. 



CONTEMPORARY ACCOUNTS 17 

There are the greatest preparations making, every one 
fitting up and repairing their old rusty guns and swords, 
making of balls, etc., resolved to give them a warm recep- 
tion if they should make any attempt. 

"Gazetteer and New Daily Advertiser," May 5, 1778. 

The people of Whitehaven, it is thought, can never 
recover from their fright; two thirds of the people are 
bordering on insanity; the remainder on idiotism; the 
defence of the harbour is left to the care of the old 
women, who declare that had they been called into power 
earlier, they would have preserved the town with their 
mop-sticks and cut off the retreat of the rebels. 

We hear that Dr. , with about a dozen half starved 

Scotch physicians from Glasgow and Edinburgh, is 
shortly to go to Whitehaven, to restore the inhabitants to 
their senses; but should those gentlemen not succeed it 
is determined that a Scotch architect be employed to build 
them a madhouse. It is necessary to mention, for the 

credit to Dr. , that he thinks them incurable, their 

case being idiotism, they never possessing a sufficient 
quantity of etherial fire to arrive at insanity. 

"Gazetteer and New Daily Advertiser," May 6, 1778. 
[A letter from Edinburgh, May i.] 

On Wednesday a report was very current that the 
Ranger American privateer was taken by the Thetis 
man of war, which report took its rise from the follow- 
ing paragraph inserted in a Dumfries newspaper of the 
28th ult. 

"We are just informed that the Ranger privateer is 
taken by one of His Majesty*s ships of war betwixt the 
Mull of Galloway and the coast of Ireland." 



18 PAUL JONES 

The public have anxiously waited for the confirmation 
of the above account, but no further intelligence is re- 
ceived, and our last from Glasgow, this day, made no 
mention of it. 

The following is the last authentic account we have 
received of the privateer. After the capture of the Drake 
sloop of war, as mentioned in our last, the Captain of 
the Ranger finding that the alarm was spread, and that 
he had been long enough upon the coast, crowded all the 
sail he could, and was seen making out of the North 
passage on Sunday evening with his prize, with an inten- 
tion of making the best of his way, it was supposed for 
France. The Thetis was seen two hours afterwards in 
pursuit of the privateer, following the same course. 

"Gazetteer and New Daily Advertiser," May 7, 1778. 
[Extract of a letter from Wigton in Scotland, April 29.] 

I hope the privateer is by this time secured. We heard 
yesterday that the Drake sloop of War has been taken by 
her in the Channel near Port Patrick ; but that a Ship of 
War had gone from Dublin and at the first fire made her 
surrender; so I hope we shall meet with no further dis- 
turbance from John Paul our Countryman. 

The letter received yesterday from Lancaster says : 

"Is is certain that the privateer which has done so 
much mischief in the Channel is taken by the Thetis Man 

of War." 

* * * * 

Such a damp on commerce has the American privateer 
called the Ranger made, that yesterday insurances to Ire- 
land were five guineas per cent that lately were done at 
one and a quarter. 



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"Morning Chronicle and London Advertiser," May 8, 
1778. 

The Captain of the Ranger, John Paul, was some time 
ago master of a vessel called the John, belonging to Kirk- 
cudbright, stood a trial in London for the murder of his 
carpenter, and was found guilty, but made his escape. 

"Morning Chronicle and London Advertiser," May 8, 
1778. 

[Extract of a letter from Belfast, May i.] 

No time could have been so unfortunate to the Drake 
sloop of war for the American Privateer's appearance, as 
when she did. Captain Burden was a man in years, 
and at that time very ill, and the Lieutenant and boat- 
swain of the Drake were just dead, -and no officers ap- 
pointed in their room. Lieutenant Dobbs, just appointed 
first Lieutenant of the Defiance, the new 64 gun ship 
at Portsmouth, happened to be at Belfast, and actually 
went off to the Drake, when she was sailed from the 
harbour after the Ranger, in order to assist her, she being 
in want of officers ; the occasion happened on Friday the 
24th ult. half seas over. The Drake soon found the pri- 
vateer was too much for her, and Captain Burdon was 
intreated to strike, he answered he never would. He 
was killed by a musket ball. Lieutenant Dobbs took upon 
himself the command, and soon after received a wound 
which rendered him incapable of remaining on deck. 
The ship master being wounded, and the running rigging 
shot away, the Drake was unmanageable, so that the 
privateer raked her as she pleased, and therefore the 
Drake struck, having a number of men wounded, mostly 
by small arms. 

The Captain of the privateer behaved exceedingly civil, 



20 PAUL JONES 

and offered to set the Lieutenant on shore, provided the 
surgeon thought he could be removed with safety ; he had 
155 men on board (four of them Frenchmen) and in the 
occasion which lasted an hour, two killed and four 
wounded. 

"Morning Post and Daily Advertiser," May 8, 1778. 

General Irwin's baggage and plate which were on board 
the Lord Chatham, taken by the Ranger are said to be 
worth near 5,000. 

Two sloops of war were ordered from Spithead on 
Tuesday night last for the Irish Channel, to look after 
the Gallo-American privateers. 

"Morning Chronicle and London Advertiser," May 9, 
1778. 

A correspondent says there is one statement in the 
account of the taking of the Drake sloop at which he is 
greatly surprised. It is said the Drakes powder proved 
very weak and bad, few of her balls having sufficient 
force to penetrate the sides of the privateer. This must 
be very amazing to those who know that all the powder 
in the navy is of the same strength and quality, made 
at the Ordnance office. Therefore no weak powder could 
possibly be on board the Drake. However, a particular 
naval custom may give some light in this affair. The 
charge of powder for every cannon is allowed as one 
third of the weight of the ball it carries. Thus as the 
Drake's guns were six-pounders, 2 pounds of powder was 
the allowance for each charge. Now, when a gun has 
been frequently fired, she becomes so warm that a lesser 
quantity of powder is requisite, and cartridges filled pro- 
portionately less are used; this is called loivering the 



CONTEMPORARY ACCOUNTS 21 

metal; perhaps the Drake cartridges were lowered too 
much in proportion through the fault or intention of the 
gunner. When it is said intention, it is not meant a 
design to prejudice the public service, but some gunners 
have had an intention to serve themselves. Before the 
gunner of a man-of-war can pass his accounts, every 
charge of powder, every ball, wad or inch of match ex- 
pended, must be entered in his expense book, with the 
particular occasion for which it was expended, and 
vouched by the signature of the Captain. Hence it 
appears that in ordinary service there can be no crib- 
bling, or laying by of any stores for the emolument of 
the gunner. But the case is widely different in an en- 
gagement. After this a report is made by the gunner of 
what stores are remaining, whatever do not appear, are 
set down as, and taken to be expended during the engage- 
ment. This has sometimes induced some gunners to 
secrete large quantities of powder, etc., which they can 
afterwards find opportunity to sell for their own profit. 
This has influenced some gunners to starve the cartridges 
set apart for action, and something like this may have 
been the cause why Drake's shot did not penetrate the 
sides of her antagonist, and the fault laid where it could 
not exist, on the weakness of the powder. 

The American privateer is represented as greatly 
superior to the Drake in number of guns and weight of 
metal. This superiority was not so great as to have been 
the sole cause of the victory. The Drake had 18 16- 
pounders, and the privateer is said to have 20 guns which 
probably were nineteen pounders ; the superiority in point 
of number was only one gun on each side, and the differ- 
ence of diameter between a six and nine pounder shot is 
too small to make the latter so very alarming. In our 
engagements with the French and Spaniards such a 



22 PAUL JONES 

superiority would have been laughed at; but the case is 
widely different when we engage with our own country- 
men ; men who have the same spirit and bravery with our- 
selves. The probable cause of the Drake's loss seems 
to be the death of her captain and the wounding of the 
lieutenant. The command then devolved on the mas- 
ter, who might not have a sufficient authority over a num- 
ber of raw undisciplined men to continue the fight. 

A letter from Belfast dated the 28th ult, mentions that 
the Heart of Oak letter of marque of Liverpool, mount- 
ing 22 guns was taken after an obstinate engagement, by 
the Ranger, off Lough Foyle. This account, from many 
current circumstances it is thought wants confirmation. 

"Gazetteer and New Daily Advertiser," May n, 1778. 

Edinburgh, May 5. The Thetis is returned to Green- 
ock, not having been able to fall in with the Ranger priva- 
teer. 

The following is the exact loss on board the Drake and 
Ranger; Captain Burden and his clerk killed : Lieut. 
Dobbs, wounded; also two men killed and 18 men 
wounded on board the Drake. 

Captain of marines killed, also two men killed and 18 
wounded on board the privateer. 

Letters received by Friday's Irish Mail say, that the 
Heart of Oak armed ship, said to be taken by the Ranger 
privateer, was on the 26th ult., safe at anchor at Lough 
Foyle. 

"The Morning Post and Daily Advertiser," May 13, 
1778. 

By private letters from Morpeth, we hear that Wid- 
drington Castle, the seat of Sir George Warren, K. B., 



CONTEMPORARY ACCOUNTS 23 

was early on Friday morning last burned to the ground, 
and it is strongly suspected by the crew of an American 
privateer, who was seen cruising off Druridge the evening 
before. This noble and magnificent building has been 
some years about and was within two months of being 
finished ; it was designed not only as an ornament to the 
country but served as a very useful landmark to ships 
passing that way. The loss is computed at twenty thou- 
sand pounds. 



"Morning Chronicle and London Advertiser," May 14, 
1778. 

[Letter from Captain Cell of the Thetis frigate to the Lord 
Provost of Glasgow.] 

Thetis, Greenock, May 5, 1778. 
My Lord Provost, 

I got under way from Greenock, on the Friday I left 
Glasgow ; the wind on Saturday being at S.W. prevented 
me from giving your lordship a better account of the 
privateer, from circumstances I imagine she slipt 
through the Northern Channel. On the Monday follow- 
ing, the channel being open to us, met with the Boston 
frigate ; I desired Capt. Duddington to sail to the north- 
ward, on the Irish coast, keeping myself to the coast of 
Scotland, and went for intelligence to If la; I thought he 
might be in the Sound ; from thence returned to Port 
Patrick for information, and met with His Majesty's 
armed ship the Heart of Oak, who was cruizing on the 
same errand. Being in Loch Ryan, as there was a suspi- 
cion of a vessel in the bay of Wigtoun, and seeing the 
Boston standing in, sent to desire Captain Duddington 
would go that way, which he did and was seen off the 
Mull of Galloway yesterday. I hope we have now a quit- 



24 PAUL JONES 

tance of these rovers. As the transports are all come, we 

are preparing for our voyage. 

I am, my lord, With the greatest respect 
Your lordship's most obedient & most humble servant 

J. CELL. 

"Gazetteer and New Daily Advertiser," May 23, 1778. 

[Extract of the letter from Brest, May 17.] 

"The Ranger, Capt. Jones has brought into this port 
the Drake, sloop of war, 16 guns, after an engagement 
wherein the Captain of the Drake and 40 of his men 
were killed and many others wounded. The Ranger had 
two men killed and a number wounded." 

"Morning Chronicle and London Advertiser," May 
23-26, 1778. 

This day arrived the mail from Flanders. Paris, May 
17. An American privateer, said to be the same which 
lately made a descent in Scotland, hath brought into 
Brest an English frigate, the crew consisting of 160 men, 
which was taken after an engagement wherein the Cap- 
tain of the frigate and 40 men were killed. M. de Sar- 
tine has been written to on this occasion and it is said he 
answered that the King could not properly detain the 
English as prisoners of war. 

"Gazetteer and New Daily Advertiser," June i, 1778. 

Paris, May 20. The American privateer already men- 
tioned intends to carry his English prisoners to Boston. 

"Gazetteer and New Daily Advertiser," June 15, 1778. 

We hear that since John Paul arrived at Brest, he has 
written to Lord Selkirk, informing that he had no per- 



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sonal enmity to his Lordship, but that it was his intention 
(when at St. Mary's Isle) to take him as an hostage, in 
order to bring about an exchange of prisoners. He also, 
it is said, gives a long and pompous account of his en- 
gagement with the Drake. 

"Gazetteer and New Daily Advertiser," June 22, 1778. 

Lord Selkirk has received a letter from John Paul 
Jones, of the Ranger privateer, directed to Lady Selkirk 
wherein he says Lord Selkirk's plate is to be sold for the 
benefit of his crew, and promises to buy it and return it 
or the value in a present to Lady Selkirk. 



THE BONHOMME SQUADRON IN THE 
BRITISH SEAS 



THE BONHOMME SQUADRON IN THE 
BRITISH SEAS 

"Gazetteer and New Daily Advertiser," Wednesday, 
July 7, 1779. 

[Extract of a letter from an English officer, a prisoner at Brest, 

June 15.] 

"Capt. Paul Jones, who some time since landed in Scot- 
land and other places, has fitted out an old East-India- 
man, to mount 50 guns, and has had her full manned 
except about 40. She is to carry 300 ; most of them are 
English prisoners, who are allowed to enter on board 
the American vessels. Numbers of them, I am sure, 
would never have gone on board, but for the bad treat- 
ment they experience in prison. The above ship is to 
sail in consort with an American frigate called the 
Alliance. 

"London Evening Post," Monday, September 6, 1779. 

[Extract of a letter from Cork, Aug. 25.] 

"We have this morning received an express from 
Tralee, acquainting us that the coast officer at Luverage 
had advised them that on the 23d in the morning seven 
men landed there from an open boat, who said they had 
escaped the preceding night from a ship belonging to 
Paul Jones's squadron, which sailed from France on the 
loth inst. where they had supplied themselves with a large 
quantity of combustibles. They had taken four prizes, 
one of which was called the May Flower, bound to Lon- 

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don. At one o'clock the same day 17 men more landed 
at that place, supposed to be in pursuit of the above seven. 
The squadron lay at the Skellix in full view, and the 
country was in an uproar when the advices came away. 
The first men who landed said that Jones's intention was 
to scour the coast, and burn as many places as he could. 
There were a number of French on board. 

"London Evening Post," Tuesday, Sept. 7, 1779. 

The following paragraphs are taken from the Hiber- 
nial Journal of September i. 

"Custom House, Dublin, Aug. 2J, ///p. 

"Sir Richard Heron, by directions of his Excellency 
the Lord Lieutenant, has communicated to the Board 
intelligence which his Excellency has received, that on 
the 24th instant, at one o'clock, seven men landed at 
Ballinskellix, in the county of Kerry, from a frigate 
called the Bon Homme, commanded by Paul Jones, 
mounting forty guns, having in company the Alliance 
of 36, the Pallas of 32, the Revenge of 12, the Le Grand 
of 14, and a large cutter of 18 guns, having on board in 
all about two thousand men: The people imagine that 
Jones's intentions are to scour the coast, and burn some 
principal towns, having a quantity of combustibles 
shipped on board the vessels in France. 

"I am directed forthwith to make this intelligence 
known in the most extensive manner, that all persons, 
particularly those resident on the coast, may be on their 
guard to repel any hostile attack." 

"By order of the Commissioners, 

"GEO. L'ESTRANGE, Dep. Coll" 

Yesterday morning the following letter was sent ex- 
press from Smith, pier-master at Workington, addressed 



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to William Hicks, Esq., or in his absence to the com- 
manding officer of his Majesty's forces at Whitehaven. 

(COPY) 

"Workington, August 30, 1779, ten o'clock. 
"Sir, 

"Last night's tide brought into this port the Unity, 
Joseph Westray, master, in 24 hours from Drogheda; 
an hour before he left that port, he was called to by the 
Collector of the Customs there, who had that moment 
received an express from his Excellency the Lord Lieu- 
tenant, informing him that Paul Jones went on shore the 
twenty-fourth instant with seven men at Ballanaskilling, 
in the county of Kerry, and that he had a force with him 
consisting of one ship of 40 guns, one of 36 guns, and one 
of 32 guns, a cutter of 18 guns, and a brig of 14 guns, 
and that the land forces on board the said ships amounted 
to 2000 men ; the Collector gave Capt. Westray his Excel- 
lency's letter to read, and the above were the substance 
of its contents. If this be of any use, it answers the 
end of Sir, your obedient servant, 

"JOHN SMITH." 

"London Evening Post," Saturday, September n, 1779. 
[Copy of a letter, Valencia (county of Kerry), Aug. 23, 1779.] 
"Dear Sir, 

"I take the opportunity of informing you by express 
the critical situation of our coast, as per affidavit made 
by seven seamen who deserted in a boat from Commo- 
dore Paul Jones's ship, who say they sailed the ist inst. 
from Port 1'Orient, in number six sail, viz. : 
La Bonhomme Richard, of 40 guns, and 600 men, as 

Commodore. 
The Alliance, American frigate, 36 ditto 



32 PAUL JONES 

The Pallas, a French frigate, 32 ditto 
The Revenge, brig, 12 ditto 
The Longer Ville, 14 ditto 
And a large cutter, 18 ditto 

They had 2000 sea and land forces with combustibles, 
prepared for setting fire to ships or towns, but could not 
tell their destination; from their report, we suppose it 
to be Dingle, Limerick, or Galway; they were becalmed 
off the Skellis, and this boat was put out to keep the ship's 
head off shore, which opportunity they took of making 
their escape, as the ship could not bring their guns to bear- 
on the boat. Fourteen men more have since landed in 
search of the above, and as the country was not prepared 
to receive them they made their escape ; they have given 
us the names of several prizes taken by them which ships 
I know, and I give it as my opinion, that a frigate and a 
50 gun ship would give a good account of them : the 
English sailors on board were prisoners taken out of a 
French prison. 

"You may depend on the truth of this, 

"And am, &c 
(Signed) "PETER BURRELL." 

"P. S. I am now in conversation with one of the 
men at Cahir, near Valencia." 

To Mr. John Connell, Cork. 

The Mayflower, Mullowney, from Limerick to Lon- 
don, is taken by Paul Jones. 

"The Gazetteer and New Daily Advertiser," Monday, 
September 13, 1779. 

[Extract of a letter from Cork, Sept. 4.] 

"The appearance of Capt. Paul Jones on this coast has 
so increased the fears of the people of this city, that they 



CONTEMPORARY ACCOUNTS 33 

consider an invasion as inevitable, and a new association 
has been entered into to raise 120 men, to be divided into 
two companies, to consist of reputable tradesmen. 
Though this association has been only two days on foot, 
upwards of 100 names have been entered on the roll, and 
it is supposed the companies will be compleat by tomor- 
row. The cheerfulness with which they seem to come in, 
appears to me to proceed from the satisfaction they feel 
in choosing their own officers, and making their own laws, 
two of the fundamental rules of their association." 

"London Evening Post," Wednesday, September 15, 
1779. 

Portsmouth, Monday afternoon, Sept. 13. 

Sir John Lockhart Ross having struck his flag from 
on board the Royal George, and hoisted it on board the 
Romney, has this instant got under way, with the .Ber- 
wick of 74 guns, the Hon. Keith Stewart ; the Bienaisant, 
of 64, Capt. MacBride; the Jupiter of 50, Capt. Rey- 
nolds, and the following frigates, viz.: Diana, Phoenix, 
Southampton, Ambuscade, Crescent, Milford, Brilliant, 
and Porcupine; the Bonetta, Cormorant, and Helena 
sloops ; the Griffin and Nimble cutters ; and Firebrand and 
Incendiary fireships. 

The destination of this flying squadron is kept a pro- 
found secret; but it is conjectured they are either ordered 
to look into Havre and St. Maloes, or to go North about 
the Ireland, in order to drive Paul Jones from that coast, 
and then to convey the eight sail of Indiamen home from 
the mouth of the Shannon. 

"London Evening Post," Wednesday, September 15, 

1779. 

The Ulysses was, on Saturday last, ordered, by an ex- 
press from the Admiralty, to cruise in the Irish Channel, 



34 PAUL JONES 

in search of Paul Jones, who is supposed to be off the 
Irish coast ; two or three Liverpool privateers go out with 
the Ulysses, and expect to be joined by the Boston 
frigate; it is hoped, therefore, that a good account will 
be given of him. 

Letters received from Tralee in Ireland, mention, that 
on the 26th of last month the squadron under the com- 
mand of Paul Jones were blown out of Ballynskeligs by 
a violent gale of N.E. wind, which obliged them to quit 
that bay with such precipitation, that a long boat belong- 
ing to one of the frigates, with a Lieutenant of Marines, 
and 13 hands, were left behind, and captured by a detach- 
ment of the Kerry Legion. 

"The Morning Post and Daily Advertiser," Wednes- 
day, September 15, 1779. 

[Extract of a letter from Ardisman Damp, August 31.] 

"There came an express to Sir John Irwin this morning 
about one, that a fleet of French men of war was coming 
up the Shannon, to land at Limerick, upon which the 32nd 
regiment and the i8th light dragoons marched immedi- 
ately. Ho wever, in two or three hours more another 
express arrived, informing, that they were two of our 
men of war bringing their prizes (East and West India- 
men) in there. As soon as this was known another ex- 
press was dispatched, who brought back the troops 
Paul Jones was at the very place where they were 
taken, the day before, but was drove off by a storm. He 
landed a boat with 16 men, about Kerry, who in 
their return missed the fleet and were taken. The 
second in Command in Jones's squadron is a native 
of Cork." 



CONTEMPORARY ACCOUNTS 35 

"London Evening Post," Thursday, September 16, 
1779. 
[Extract of a letter from Limerick, September 2.] 

"A letter from Galway advises, that Paul Jones's 
squadron is still on our coast; that on Sunday last he 
took the Porcupine, Bust, from this port to Bristol, and 
put a French prize-master on board ; that next day Bust 
threw the Frenchman into the sea, tied the rest of his 
people, retook the vessel, and brought her into Galway." 

"London Evening Post," Friday, September 17, 1779. 

A letter from Portsmouth, dated Sept. 15, says, "The 
squadron under Sir John Ross, which I mentioned in my 
last, sailed yesterday, and consisted of a greater number 
of vessels than was originally intended. It is not destined, 
as was at first supposed, against Jones, or towards any 
part of the coast of Ireland, but is gone towards St. 
Maloes on an extraordinary expedition on the coast of 
France, and is expected, whatever it be, to be carried into 
compleat execution very soon. 

"London Evening Post," Saturday, September 18, 
1779. 

"Paul Jones is still hovering about the Western coasts, 
and has been joined by another privateer of 28 guns, 
and a cutter of 14 guns ; many of his sailors are from a 
harbour called Ruth near your city, his pilots are mostly 
Youghal and Galway men that were prisoners in France." 

"London Evening Post," Monday, September 20, 1779. 

A letter from Cork, Sept. n, says, "Not a day passed 
but we are receiving accounts^of the depredations com- 
mitted by Paul Jones and his squadron on our coast. A 



36 PAUL JONES 

report is current this day that he is with his whole fleet 
at anchor in Bantry Bay, and had with him five prizes." 

"London Evening Post," Tuesday, September 21, 1779. 

Early on Wednesday morning expresses arrived to the 
Commander in Chief, the Customhouse, and the Lord 
Provost, at Edinburgh, acquainting them that three ships 
had appeared off Lyemouth and Dunbar, which seemed 
to be enemies, and had taken two or three vessels in the 
mouth of the Firth; the largest was frigate built, and 
was supposed to carry 40 or 50 guns. 

On Wednesday two gentlemen skilled in maritime af- 
fairs were sent to reconnoitre the above ships. They 
returned to Edinburgh on Thursday, and report, that they 
found the ships lying off Dunbar ; they sailed within three 
miles of them, and saw them to be four French ships, one 
of fifty, two of twenty, and one of fourteen guns. They 
had two prizes with them. 

Thursday afternoon an express arrived from North 
Berwick, at Edinburgh with an account that the above 
squadron had passed that place and at five o'clock they 
were seen from Edinburgh by the naked eye standing up 
the Firth. This morning early they were observed, 
nearly opposite to Leith, about the island of Inchkeith, on 
the North side, about four miles from Leith. A swift 
sailing cutter was sent out on Friday morning to recon- 
noitre. The cutter fell in with them, and found herself 
within pistol shot of a French fifty gun ship. The cutter 
immediately racked and fell in with a prize they had 
taken in the mouth of the Firth, which she retook, but 
was obliged to abandon her, by a French 24 gun frigate, 
which immediately made up to her. A boy, however, 
very spiritedly jumped from the prize on board the cut- 
ter, which immediately brought him to Leith. The boy 



CONTEMPORARY ACCOUNTS 37 

was examined by the Lord Provost, Captain Napier, &c. 
He says they put four soldiers, four men, and two officers 
aboard the prize, all of whom spoke English, that the 
squadron consists of a fifty gun ship, a 24 gun frigate, and 
a brig of 10 guns. The crew said they determined to 
come up to Leith road, but they fail ill, and on Friday 
morning the wind blew violently from the South West, 
which drove them down the Firth a good way below the 
island of Inchkeith. The Commander of the 50 gun ship 
is said to be a Scotsman and to know the coast. Seven 
sail originally left Dunkirk; these three parted lately 
from the rest in the North seas in a gale of wind. 

It was reported that the above was Paul Jones's squad- 
ron, but letters received on Friday at Edinburgh from the 
West country say, that Paul Jones was on the West coast 
upon the I3th instant. 



THE TAKING OF THE SER4PIS 



THE TAKING OF THE SER4PIS 

"London Evening Post," Tuesday, September 21, 1779. 

"A sloop that left Lairn last night, came in here this 
morning, and brings accounts of a small vessel, from 
Liverpool to that port, with salt, being taken by Paul 
Jones, about three days ago, just off the mouth of that 
Loch, and ransomed for 200 guineas. The people belong- 
ing to her say, that Jones, with his frigates, came in at 
the North Channel; that the three smaller vessels of his 
squadron came up St. George's Channel, and met the 
others off Terry. They were seen from the town of 
Lairn, where the militia turned out; but they made no 
attempt to land, and soon afterwards went all out at the 
North Channel. The Boston frigate is just now in Loch 
Ryan, the Ulysses at Liverpool (a new ship built there 
of 44 guns) and the Thetis at Bristol. These, with the 
armed ships and cutters on this coast, should be a match 
for Mr. Jones's fleet." 

* * * * 

[Extract of a letter from Stockton, Sept. 21.] 

"Copy of an express which arrived here this day from 
Sunderland dated Sept. 21. 

"The under mentioned ships having appeared off this 
place, under the command of Paul Jones, we have sent 
the bearers to inform all light colliers they may meet 
with, to take harbour as soon as possible, and there to 
remain till they receive advice of their being off the coast ; 
the bearers are to proceed to Bridlington with all speed. 

41 



42 PAUL JONES 

Two ships, appearing to be 50 guns each; one frigate, 
about 40 guns; one brig, like a collier; two sloops; one 
snow, and one brig, both armed. 

E. MINSHILL, F. YOUNG, 

F. MARSHALL, F. SMITH, 

F. WALL." 

* * * * 

On Saturday noon two gentlemen of the corporation 
of Hull arrived express at the Admiralty, with the alarm- 
ing account, that the celebrated American corsair, Paul 
Jones, had entered the river Humber on Thursday last, 
and chased a vessel to within a mile of the Pier, where 
he sunk, burnt, and destroyed sixteen sail of valuable 
vessels, which threw the whole town and neighborhood 
into the utmost consternation; as a very few men in 
armed boats, might have laid the town in ashes. He had 
taken nine or ten colliers and other vessels a day or two 
before he appeared at Hull; one of which, being left to 
the charge of only four men, her former crew rose upon 
them, and carried the vessel into a port near Hull ; and 
which men state the strength of his squadron to be as 
follows : 

A Boston built frigate with forty guns upon one deck 
(Jones's ship). 

A French ship (an old Indiaman) of 44 guns. 

Two American frigates of 32 guns each, new. 

One twenty gun ditto. 

Two brigantines of 18 guns, and 

Two small tenders. 

Some of this squadron conducted the prizes they had 
made to the coast of France, and returned to Hull the 
Friday noon, attended by other Dunkirk privateers. 

On Saturday night another express arrived at the Ad- 
miralty from Hull, (which set out at three in the morn- 



CONTEMPORARY ACCOUNTS 43 

ing) with the further disagreeable intelligence, that Paul 
Jones's squadron, after having done more mischief in the 
shipping on Friday, had fell in with the Baltic fleet (for 
which purpose he principally ventured to cruize in the 
North Channel) and had taken their convoy, the Serapis 
man of war of 44 guns, Capt. Pearson, and the armed 
ship hired to government by a gentleman of Hull, called 
the Countess of Scarborough, Capt. Piercy of 24 guns. 
This action was seen by thousands of spectators, and the 
last express was dispatched in consequence of it, and see- 
ing the other ships of Jones's squadron making havock 
among the fleet; most of which however, had taken shel- 
ter near Flamborough and the Head. 

From the four captured Americans it was discovered, 
that this fleet sailed (with stores for three months) from 
Brest, the beginning of August ; and that two other small 
squadrons were to sail soon after them for the coasts of 
Ireland and Wales. They were all in the service of the 
Congress and few, or no, French seamen on board. 

Their plan generally was to alarm the coasts of Wales, 
Ireland, the Western parts of Scotland and the North 
Channel, while the combined fleets kept Sir Charles 
Hardy at bay to the Westward. Jones took several 
prizes on the Coast of Ireland, (particularly two armed 
transports with stores for New York) in the North Sea, 
and near the Firth of Forth, and had it in his power to 
have burnt Leith ; but his orders are only to destroy ship- 
ping. His squadron is now but weakly manned, owing 
to the great number of prizes he has taken, and it will 
likely fall an easy conquest to the sixteen sail of men of 
war who have orders to go after him. 

The Serapis man of war lost her main mast, bowsprit, 
and mizzen top mast before she struck ; and the Countess 
of Scarborough made an exceeding good defence against 



44 PAUL JONES 

one of the 32 gun frigates. The enemy's 44 gun ship was 
not in the action, and the Serapis struck to Jones's ship 
and the other 32 gun frigate. 

Expresses also arrived on Saturday from Sunderland, 
stating that Paul Jones had taken sixteen sail of colliers. 

In consequence of the capture of so many colliers, and 
the interception of the trade, the price of coals will be 
enormous. 

Instead of having the dominion of the sea, it is now 
evident that we are not able to defend our own coast from 
depredations. 

"The Morning Post and Daily Advertiser," Thurs- 
day, September 23, 1779. 

The father of the famous Paul Jones was lately gar- 
dener to Lord Selkirk, and now lives in his Lordship's 
neighborhood at Scotland. We mention this circum- 
stance, as it has escaped the general account given of 
Jones in the morning papers. 

"London Evening Post," Monday, September 27, 1779. 
[Extract of a letter from Scarbro', Sept. 21.] 

"Yesterday a ship (two decker) a frigate, a sloop and 
a cutter, appeared about a mile off the Bier, supposed to 
be French; they fired at several ships, took two and 
obliged two others to run into the harbour, damaging 
their rigging and sails by keeping a continual fire after 
them ; they then steered their course to the northward." 

A letter from Sunderland, dated the 2Oth Sept. says, 
that an express arrived there the i8th from Aymouth, 
with information that Paul Jones was off there, with five 
sail of ships of war and 2,000 troops on board, that on 



CONTEMPORARY ACCOUNTS 45 

the i Qth they appeared off Sunderland, and came up with- 
in two miles, which put the inhabitants into great confu- 
sion, as they expected them to land every hour, or destroy 
the ships in the harbour. The inhabitants and soldiers 
got immediately under arms, and continued so at the 
writing of the letter, as they were still in sight. 



"The Morning Post and Daily Advertiser," Monday, 
September 27, 1779. 

The celebrated Paul Jones has removed the seat of 
action from the coast of Ireland to the Humber, between 
York and Lincolnshire, where he is now carrying on his 
depredations very successfully, having captured sixteen 
colliers, two days ago. 

"The Morning Post and Daily Advertiser," Monday, 
September 27, 1779. 

It is reported that the Serapis frigate, of forty-four 
guns, Capt. Pearson, in company with the Countess of 
Scarborough, armed ship of twenty- four guns, Captain 
Pierty, fell in with Paul Jones and another ship of his 
squadron on Friday last, in lat., 53.45 N., Ion. 1.30: E. 
and that a sharp engagement ensued, which continued 
near five hours, when the enemy were reinforced by a 
frigate of 28 guns, and a cutter mounting 12, to which 
superior force the Serapis and the Countess of Scar- 
borough were obliged to strike. The vessel which Jones 
commands, mounts 54 guns, and during the action kept 
American and French colours flying : There is the great- 
est reason however, to expect his squadron and prizes will 
yet fall into our hands, as the Winchelsea, and three frig- 
ates of force are cruizing off Yarmouth for that purpose. 



46 PAUL JONES 

"London Evening Post," Tuesday, September 28, 1779. 
[Extract of a letter from Hull, Sept. 25.] 

"On examination of one of the ship's crew retaken 
from Paul Jones, we learn, that he had pilots on board 
for every part of this coast, from Edinburgh to Harwich, 
and that he had taken fifteen sail of vessels, some he had 
ransomed, and others sent to France that he had five 
hundred men on board his own ship when he left Brest, 
and that the complements of the whole fleet were above 
two thousand ; that they had provisions for three months, 
and an amazing quantity of military stores, as shot and 
gunpowder; that the seamen were exercised daily with 
small arms, in case of their going on shore, as a debarka- 
tion was intended when crews were English and Irish, 
many of them taken out of the prisons at Brest and St. 
Maloes, where any prisoner was offered his liberty to 
serve on board his fleet there were very few Americans, 
but more French, and some neutrals, as Dutch and Ger- 
mans they gave but small bounties at first for the men 
to enter, as the promises that were made them that they 
would all return with fortunes, had a great effect; but 
men growing scarce they were obliged to pay very hand- 
somely for them, and some of the ships were obliged to 
come away without the complement intended, as they all 
brought more away than they had need to work the ship 
and fight the guns, in order to be the better enabled to 
man the prizes they should take, and not reduce their 
proper complement in case of meeting with a powerful 
enemy." 

* * * * 

The master of a sloop from Harwich, who arrived yes- 
terday in the Pool saw on Saturday last no less than 



CONTEMPORARY ACCOUNTS 47 

eleven sail of war going in search of Paul Jones, and 
among them was the Edgar of 74 guns. 

Capt. Pearson who commanded the Serapis of 44 guns, 
which was taken by Paul Jones, was appointed to the 
Endyntion of 44 guns lately launched at Liehouse, and fit- 
ting out there for sea, and was coming from all his station 
in the North Sea to go on board of her. 

"London Evening Post," Tuesday, September 28, 1779. 
[Extract of a letter from Newcastle, Sept. 25.] 

"The little squadron commanded by Paul Jones, after 
leaving the Firth of Forth, directed its course along the 
coast southward, and excited no small fears in the inhabi- 
tants along shore as they passed. About five on Sunday 
afternoon they appeared off Tynmouth, and after parad- 
ing a while in the offing, proceeded onwards to Sunder- 
land, and so much alarmed the inhabitants of that place, 
that many of them immediately had their valuable effects 
either buried in the earth, or conveyed up the country. 
The militia there beat to arms, and, with many of the 
town's people, lined the shore until the next morning; 
but no descent was attempted, the enemy continuing their 
course to the southward. 

"The Emerald frigate of 32 guns appeared off Sunder- 
land on Monday morning, when four foyboat men were 
sent off to her to give information of the above squadron ; 
the sea running exceeding high at the time, made the 
spectators on shore fear much for their safety ; but hap- 
pily they effected their errand, and were kindly received 
on board." 

* * * * 

Monday the Content sailed from Shields, and joined 
the Emerald frigate, to go in quest of the above squadron. 



48 PAUL JONES 

The following particulars are from the information of 
the master of the Speedwell sloop of Hull, which was 
taken and ransomed by the said squadron, and who made 
oath to the fact thereof before the Mayor of this town 
on Wednesday. 

"Sunday last, about four leagues off Tynmouth bar, 
the Speedwell sloop, of Hull, and the Union brig, of 
Chatham, were taken by the nine pounders, in company 
with a two decked ship of forty-four eighteen pounders 
(name not known) commanded by Paul Jones, and a 
snow of fourteen nine pounders, called the Vengeance 
(master's name not known). After taking them, Jones 
and the master of the Pallas disagreed concerning the 
capture ; Jones proposed to turn the brig into a fire ship, 
and to send her into Shields harbour, to which the master 
of the Pallas would not consent ; the master of the Pallas 
proposed to ransom the sloop, as she had a woman with 
child on board, to which Jones would not consent ; how- 
ever, the next day, about twelve leagues off the land, be- 
tween Scarborough and Filay Bay, the brig was plun- 
dered and sunk, and the sloop ransomed for pool, the 
mate taken hostage. Jones had one or two, and the 
Pallas three or four English masters, and a number of 
other prisoners on board, belonging to ships that had been 
taken and destroyed The master of the sloop said, he 
was informed that Jones had 200 marines on board. 
Jones declared that his orders were to ransom none, but 
to burn, sink or destroy all. The master of the Pallas, 
in the ransom bill, stiles himself thus : 

" 'Denis Nicholas Cotineau, of Keloguen, Captain of a 
man of war in the service of the United States of Amer- 
ica, and Commander of the American frigate the Pallas.' 
They hoisted English colours, but the Captain of the 



CONTEMPORARY ACCOUNTS 49 

sloop saw that they had also American and Swedish col- 
ours." 



"London Evening Post," Tuesday, September 28, 1779. 
[Extract of a letter from Yarmouth, Sept. 24.] 

"Last night we had a great deal of damage done in our 
roads amongst the shipping, by the violent storm of wind, 
thunder, lightening, and rain. A great many pieces of 
wrecks were brought on shore the next morning. Two 
colliers were driven on shore just below this town, and 
it is feared will be lost. Some vessels were driven out 
to sea. By some of the pieces of wreck there appears to 
be part of a French vessel, so that we imagine that one or 
both of the French privateers are lost, which have for 
some time been cruizing in these seas, and have taken sev- 
eral prizes and sent them for France." 



Friday morning the principal inhabitants of Yarmouth 
met, and agreed to petition the Lords of the Admiralty 
for a number of ships to be sent down for the better pro- 
tection of that town and trade. 

The Fly sloop of war that beat off the two privateers 
who engaged him in hopes of capturing the packets, al- 
lured by the expectation of a large ransom for the noble 
passengers, is got safe into the Elbe. The Fly carried 
only 14 guns, and was scanty of powder. The privateers 
were stoutly manned, and one of them carried 20 guns, 
the other 18. 

The Baltic fleet of 70 sail, under convoy of the Serapis, 
Scarborough, taken by Paul Jones's squadron, made off, 
on the first of the engagement, for Scarborough Bay, and 
all got safe within the Castle. 



50 PAUL JONES 

"The Gazetteer and New Daily Advertiser," Wednes- 
day, September 29, 1779. 

There is a report in town, that Paul Jones's ship went 
to the bottom soon after the engagement with the Serapis 
and the Countess of Scarborough. This is said to be con- 
firmed on the depositions of a boat's crew that put into 
Flamborough-head. It seems that some English sailors, 
who had escaped from a prison in France, pretended to be 
Americans, and under that name they were taken on 
board the Alliance, one of Paul Jones's squadron. After 
the engagement, Paul Jones made a signal of distress, and 
these men, among others, were sent in a boat to his assist- 
ance; but instead of affording him any, they made the 
best of their way to Flamborough, where they arrived; 
and they have declared on oath, that they saw the ship 
go to the bottom. We only give this as the report of the 
coffeehouses about 'Change. 

"London Evening Post," Tuesday, September 28, 1779. 

[Postscript.] 

The London Gazette has made the most of the Penob- 
scot business ; and the ministerial runners and writers, 
magnify it as much as they can. They have so few vic- 
tories to rejoice at, that we could pardon their exulta- 
tions, if we did not know that there was more real cause 
for weeping than rejoicing. The only thing that Sir 
Henry Clinton has been able to do, during this whole 
campaign, was getting possession of "that important post, 
Stony Point, up the North River." And General Wash- 
ington watches his opportunity ; takes it by surprize, with 
all the cannon, mortars, &c. carries them all off, and then 
dismantles it. This is another Trenton affair. With this 
difference. The Hessians at Trenton were made prison- 



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ers. The garrison at Stony Point were put to the sword, 
above four hundred. This was in retaliation for certain 
cruelties, committed by our soldiers last year. These 
massacres were too bad to be related, even in our Scotch 
Gazette. Of one of these massacres, some English officers 
said "it was fortunately quite dark, and they only heard 
it; if it had been daylight they could not have bore the 
sight." The Scotch officers thought there was no need 
of it. The refugees alone rejoiced. 

The Gazette is silent respecting Paulus Hook. Is it not 
taken by the American ? And were not the troops found 
in it put to the sword ? 

What will be the consequence of burning Fairfield and 
Norwalk? Paul Jones had done no mischief yet; but 
had he known of burning these towns, is it not probable, 
he would have burned Leith and Hull? They were as 
completely at his mercy. When this burning business 
comes to be retaliated upon our own coasts, we shall then 
see the Ministers scribblers expatiating upon the cruelty 
of it, of its being contrary to the rules of war, &c and 
those public prints, which are paid and bribed, by the 
public money, for deserting and betraying the public 
interest, who print every lie for Ministers, but refuse 
every truth against them, will be the foremost to publish 
those complaints, which they now approve in others. The 
nation cannot be misled much longer; the tricks of the 
Court in buying the newspapers, and sending about their 
runners, are become so obvious, people cannot now be 
duped by them, as they have been. 

By the examination of the four men, belonging to one 
of Paul Jones's squadron, before the Mayor and Magis- 
trates of Hull, it appears, that Jones's orders were not 
to burn any houses or towns. What an example of hon- 
our and greatness does America thus show to us ! While 



52 PAUL JONES 

our troops are running about from town to town on their 
coast, and burning every thing, with a wanton, wicked, 
and deliberate barbarity, Dr. Franklin gives no orders to 
retaliate. He is above it. And there was a time when 
an English Minister would have disdained to make war 
in so villainous a mode. It is a disgrace to the nation. 
But notwithstanding the moderation hitherto shown by 
the Americans, upon our own coast, it is to be feared that 
moderation will cease in a little time. 

Paul Jones could have burned Leith the other day, with 
the greatest ease, and another little town near it ; but his 
orders were peremptory, not to burn any towns. Bate 
and Knox must whitewash Lord George Germaine, and 
say, that the burning the towns lately in America, was 
not done by his orders. Falsehood agrees with all their 
characters. 

"The General Advertiser and Morning Intelligencer," 
Tuesday, September 28, 1779. 

Some people are surprised why Paul Jones and his 
squadron, have not burnt the towns on the Northern 
Coast which he has visited. True, he had it in his 
power; but they ought not to be surprised at it. Paul 
Jones is a pirate indeed, a plunderer, but he is not a Bar- 
barian ; he does not hold his commission from the Admin- 
istration of Britain, and therefore he has no order to 
ravage and lay waste its dwellings of the innocent. Per- 
haps, indeed, as soon as the reports of Sir George Col- 
lier's conduct have reached him, he will think it his duty 
to retaliate upon us; and since neither the laws of war, 
nor the dictates of humanity, can restrain us from going 
into all the extremes of bloodshed, he will try what the 
force of retaliation can effect. Good God! what fools 
and madmen are those who venture to destroy the towns 



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* 

of the Americans in so lawless a manner. Their horrid 
example brings desolation on this country. We may 
congratulate ourselves indeed, on the conquest of Sir 
George Collier ; by that conquest we shall have no coasts 
ravaged and desolated, our towns and cottages burnt to 
ashes, and all the extremes of war reviewed in the present 
day of civilization. 

"London Evening Post," Thursday, September 30, 
1779. 

[Extract of a letter from Edinburgh, Sept. 25.] 

"Last night the Emerald frigate, Capt. Marshall, and 
the London and Content armed ships, arrived in Leith 
Roads from the Nore. These ships, with the Syren and 
Three Sisters, we are informed, are to scour the coasts. 
It is somewhat remarkable, and at the same time a very 
fortunate circumstance, that neither the Emerald and her 
companions, nor the London trade, who were not in com- 
pany with the Emerald, fell in with Paul Jones, though 
they must inevitably have passed him, and the Yorkshire 
coast for several days." 

* * * * 

[Extract of a letter from Scarborough, Sept. 26.] 

"On Wednesday the red flag was hoisted out at the 
Castle, as a signal that an enemy was on the coast, which 
was Paul Jones and his fleet ; Thursday evening we were 
told that there was an engagement at sea ; I immediately 
threw up the sash of the room I was in, and we had a fair 
view of the engagement, which appeared very severe, for 
the firing was frequently so quick that we could scarce 
count the shots. Annexed I send you a copy of an affi- 
davit, by which you will see what this engagement was. 
The next day (Friday) six sail were seen about two 



54 PAUL JONES 

leagues off at sea, much shattered, one of which, a large 
ship, had lost her mainmast; they kept their station all 
that day ; yesterday morning they were gone to the North- 
ward, as is supposed, for the wind would not suit for any 
other quarter; this morning eight of our ships of war 
appeared in sight, and which are gone in search of this 
rascal Jones. I hope they will be able to come up with, 
and take him." 

[Affidavit] 

"East Riding of Yorkshire. The examination of 
Thomas Berry, born at North Shields, taken upon oath 
before Humphrey Osbaldiston, one of his Majesty's Jus- 
tices of the Peace in and for the said Riding, the 24th of 
September, 1779, who says, he was taken about eighteen 
month ago in the Hawke letter of marque, and carried 
into Port 1'Orient; in hopes of getting his liberty he 
entered six months on board Paul Jones's ship, Le Bon 
Honmie Richard, of forty guns, and about 350 men ; they 
sailed from 1'Orient about two months ago; their force 
consisted of Le Bon Homme Richard; the Alliance, an 
American frigate of 36 guns; the Monsieur, 36 guns, 
and the Pallas, of 32 guns ; also the Vengeance brig, of 
12 guns, and the Granville of 12 guns; with a cutter of 
18 guns, which is supposed to be taken on the coast of Ire- 
land. They sailed from 1'Orient to the Western Coast of 
Ireland, from thence to the North of Scotland, where 
they took a valuable prize bound to Quebec, laden with 
military stores ; and another prize, a letter of marque, 
from Liverpool; also two other prizes, and several col- 
liers were sunk near Whitby. Jones's squadron had been 
six days between Berwick and the Humber, and his 
declared intentions were to make a descent somewhere on 
the coast ; and on Tuesday last ordered all his oars to be 



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muffled, and the boats ready to be hoisted out; and on 
Wednesday morning the Alliance and Pallas rejoined 
Jones off Flamborough Head ; and on Thursday evening, 
about seven o'clock, they met with the East country fleet, 
convoyed by a 40 gun ship and an armed ship ; the 40 gun 
ship engaged Jones alone about four hours, till Jones's fire 
ceased ; having been several times on fire and very near 
sinking, he called to the Alliance for assistance, which 
came up,- and gave the 40 gun ship a broadside, which 
being totally disabled, struck. Jones's officers called to 
the Alliance to hoist out their boats, as their ship was 
sinking in one of which the deponent and six other men 

made their escape to Filey." 

* * * * 

In the engagement between the Serapis and Paul Jones, 
his vessel was so disabled, that the Captain of the Serapis 
called out to Jones's to strike, else he would sink him. 
To which the latter replied, "that he might if he could ; 
for whenever the Devil was ready to take him, he would 
rather obey his summons, than strike to any one." And 
if another of Jones's squadron had not come to his relief, 
he would have soon gone to the bottom. The foregoing 
account is from the affidavits of seven seamen, who made 
their escape after the engagement, before the Mayor of 
Hull; and they add, that during the engagement Paul 
Jones (who was dressed in a short jacket and long trou- 
sers, with about 12 charged pistols slung in a belt round 
his middle, and a cutlass in his hand) shot seven of his 
men for deserting from their quarters ; and to his nephew, 
whom he thought a little dastardly, he said, 'That d n 
his eyes he would not blow his brains out, but he would 
pepper his shins," and actually had the barbarity to shoot 
at the lad's legs, who is a lieutenant in his ship. 

The Serapis, lately built at Deptford, and taken by 



56 PAUL JONES 

Jones, is one of the completest ships in the navy; she is 
built on a new construction, sheathed with copper, and 

had not been long out. 

* * * * 

[Extract of a letter from a gentleman at Hull to his corre- 
spondent in London, dated Sept. 27.] 

"You will perhaps, before this comes to hand, have 
heard of an engagement which happened last Thursday 
night off Flamborough Head, between Paul Jones's fleet, 
and the convoy coming with the Baltic fleet. The action 
was long and bloody ; but the convoy say, the Serapis man 
of war, of 40 guns, and the Countess of Scarborough, 
armed ship, of 20 guns, being overpowered by numbers, 
were obliged to strike. Jones's ship in particular was 
almost a wreck, and must soon have struck, had not one 
of his frigate come up to his assistance. He was seen 
most of Friday with his fleet and the two ships taken ; but 
in the evening, stood off to sea, and is supposed to be gone 
for some port in Norway to refit ; but as the Serapis, and 
his own vessel, were so much crippled, the other ships 
would be obliged to take them in tow; and as we heard 
last night for certain by a Captain of one of the London 
cutters, that he parted yesterday morning with a frigate, 
a brig, and three cutters of force off the Spurn Point, 
which were sent by the Admiralty in quest of Paul Jones, 
we have the greatest room to hope they will come up with 
them before they can reach Norway. If fortunately they 
do, hope we shall soon have the pleasing news of his fleet 
being taken, and our two ships likewise. The Baltic fleet 
all run to the Northward upon the first alarm being given, 
saving two ships which are safe arrived here; have not 
heard of one being taken, but prior to his meeting with 
the said fleet, he had taken several ships in the North 
seas; what a pity it was the Admiralty did not send a 



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sufficient force to meet him, so soon as he made his ap- 
pearance on this coast; they had time sufficient to have 
done it since he first appeared off the coast of Scotland ; 
but this keeps pace with all their movements, always a 
day or two too late." 

A letter from Hull, dated Sept. 26, which may be de^ 
pended upon, says, "A little past five this afternoon an 
express arrived from Mr. Foster, of Bridlington, to the 
Mayor of this place, which relates, that between eight and 
nine this morning Paul Jones, with his fleet, was seen off 
Flamborough Head, steering to the northward; that he 
was scarcely out of sight, when three frigates, two large 
armed ships, and two sloops appeared there, (sent by the 
Admiralty) who immediately pursued the same course 
after him." 

The ships gone in pursuit of Jones's squadron are two 
frigates of 36 guns, one of 28, three of 20, and two armed 
ships, one of which mounts 28 guns, and the other 20. 

"The Morning Post and Daily Advertiser," Thurs- 
day, September 30, 1779. 

[Anecdote of Paul Jones's cruelty.] 

Paul Jones, or John Paul, which is his real name, is a 
man of savage disposition ; He was for many years a 
commander of a coasting vessel, in which time he com- 
mitted many barbarities upon his crew, for some of which 
he has been tried by the laws of his country : but one in 
particular will forever stamp his character as a dark as- 
sassin. Between Whitehaven and Bristol, he took a dis- 
like to one of his crew, and meditated revenge, which he 
performed as follows : "One evening upon deck, he be- 
haved with more than common civility towards him, and 



58 PAUL JONES 

calling him aside to do something of the ship's duty, the 
unsuspecting man went, when Jones desired him to lay 
hold of a rope, which was out of his reach ; Jones then de- 
sired him to stand upon a board; (the board having been 
so balanced, as a small weight would overturn it) which 
he did, when he fell into the sea and was drowned." 
Thus he got rid of an innocent man without being sus- 
pected his murderer. 

"London Evening Post," Friday, October i, 1779. 

[Extract of a letter from Jamaica, July 23rd.] 

The William, Capt. Lucas, from Glasgow to Halifax, 
with bedding and soldiers' cloathes, was taken on Thurs- 
day se'n night, on the coast of Scotland, by Paul Jones, 
and ransomed for 1000 guineas; he allowed her six 

weeks to perform her voyage in. 

* * * * 

[Extract of a letter from Sunderland, Sept. 26th.] 

"A vessel from the East country arrived here this 
morning, the master of which says, that on his passage 
across he saw a fleet of about twelve sail standing for the 
Sound, or some ports near it ; that two or three of them 
were large ships; and from what he has learned since 
his coming on shore he believes, and with great reason, 
that they might be Jones's squadron, augmented by the 
prizes he took from the Baltic fleet; not having heard 
any thing of him since the engagement with the Serapls, 
the above gains credit with us, as he knew very well 
that he could not safely go North about, and the wind 
not fair for Dunkirk." 



THE VAIN PURSUIT 



THE VAIN PURSUIT 

"The Morning Post and Daily Advertiser," Friday, 
October i, 1779. 

No accounts whatever were received of Paul Jones by 
the several mails which came to the post office yesterday, 
nor by any express, or otherwise; it is therefore sup- 
posed that he has crossed the seas to Norway or Sweden. 

Paul Jones resembles a Jack O'Lantern, to mislead our 
mariners and terrify our coasts. He is no sooner seen 
than lost; Hey! Presto! like Mungo in the Farce 
"Mungo here, Mungo there, and Mungo everywhere!" 

In the engagement between the Serapis and Paul Jones, 
his vessel was so disabled, that the captain of the Serapis 
called out to Jones to strike, else he would sink him. 

"London Evening Post," Saturday, October 2, 1779. 

A Danish ship has brought advice, that on Tuesday 
evening she saw Paul Jones, and his squadron near the 
coast of England, and that in three hours afterwards she 
met the Winchelsea, Captain Saxton, and other frigates, 
in pursuit of that daring rover; there is every reason, 
therefore, to imagine that we shall very soon have some 
account of him. 

"London Evening Post," Saturday, October 2, 1779. 
[Memoirs of the celebrated Paul Jones.] 

This now American Commodore, and terror of the 
Irish Seas, is, by birth, a Scotchman, and is said never 

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62 PAUL JONES 

to have disgraced his country in one single instance of 
being too nice and delicate in the means of promoting his 
interests. His outset was a cabbin boy, when by degrees 
he got to be master of a Scotch trader, and in that capac- 
ity made several voyages to the West Indies. 

Whilst he was on this trade, the following anecdote is 
told of him, which will mark the character of the man 
much better than more verbose descriptions : 

There was on board his ship a carpenter put in by 
one of his owners, a man of integrity and knowledge in 
his business. With him Paul could never agree; the 
carpenter was a check upon the Captain; and the Cap- 
tain, knowing he had a superior interest with the own- 
ers, would not venture to discharge him, but plotted the 
following manoeuvre in order to make him discharge 
himself. 

As the carpenter was, in one of the hot days, of sum- 
mer, laying fast asleep upon the deck, Paul anointed his 
hair pretty plentifully with turpentine, after which he 
laid a train of gunpowder at some distance, which set- 
ting fire to the carpenter, he instantly bounced up, and 
in the confusion, which must appear to a man wakened 
out of his sleep, under such alarming circumstances, 
jumped overboard, and was never more heard of. 

Some of the sailors, however, observing this horrid 
action, lodged examinations against him on his arrival in 
Scotland; but Paul, being good at manoeuvring, so con- 
trived it, that on his trial no evidence appeared, and he 
was of course acquitted. 

On the breaking out of the American war, he offered 
his services to those States, and was accepted; here 
he shewed such courage and dexterity, that he was soon 
entrusted with command of a little fleet which have been 
very detrimental to the trade of this country. During 



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the course of this service, he paid a visit to Lord Sel- 
kirk, whilst that nobleman was from home, and there 
plundered his house of plate, and many valuable articles, 
to a considerable amount. 

Paul, after this plunder, put into one of the ports of 
France, and immediately wrote up an account of the par- 
ticulars to Dr. Franklin, but that honest Statesman, so 
far from applauding the conduct of Jones in thus at- 
tacking the private property of a nobleman, condemned 
the measure, and immediately told him he must make 
restitution. Paul made a virtue of necessity, and pre- 
tending to be governed entirely by the recollection of 
his own errors, wrote a letter to Lord Selkirk, condemn- 
ing the rashness of the action, and begging his Lordship 
to accept his plate back again, as a mark of his contrition. 

Lord Selkirk, with a very peculiar delicacy, refused the 
plate on those terms, but wrote him word, as it had been 
in his family for a long time, he would esteem it a favour 
if, when it was put up to auction he would buy it in for 
him. Paul forwarded Lord Selkirk's letter to Dr. Frank- 
lin, who, not to be outdone in delicacy, took care to have 
few bidders for the plate, and had it all bought in at a 
very low price for Lord Selkirk, to whom he forwarded 
it by the first opportunity. 

Paul, soon after strengthened by a few ships, disdained 
the plunder of individuals, and flew at a nobler game; 
he now cruizes in the Irish Channel as an American 
Commodore, and has taken several ships of property in 
this department ; where, to the scandal of our naval gov- 
ernment, he has been suffered to plunder with inpunity 
for several months, to the terror of the inhabitants of the 
Western coasts of Ireland, and the actual loss of a con- 
siderable quantity of private property. 

He is between forty and fifty years of age, of a vigor- 



64 PAUL JONES 

ous, seasoned constitution, not very nice in his morals, 
or refined in his understanding, but made up of much 
cunning and knowledge of the world. To these he is 
hazardous and cut off, may prove a thorn in the com- 
merce of this country. 

To the Printer of the "London Evening Post," Satur- 
day, October 2, 1779. 

Malton, Sept. 26. 
Sir, 

I beg leave to lay before the public the following facts, 
which I know to be true in every particular. I learnt 
them at Scarborough, which place I left last night. 

Paul Jones's squadron appeared in sight, for the first 
time, last Monday (the 2Oth) off Scarborough Castle, 
some of his cruizers being to the northward, and others 
to the southward, for to occupy a greater space and to 
keep a lookout. He continued on this station, or near 
it, being seen every day until Thursday when his four 
frigates, as below, formed off Flamborough Head. 

That morning a fleet of Baltickers appeared off Scar- 
borough Castle, and the Magistrates sent a boat with a 
letter to inform Captain Pearson, (who, to convoy this 
fleet, commanded the Serapis man of war of 44 guns, 
capable to mount 50, who had also the Countess of Scar- 
borough armed ship, of 18, or 20 six pounders, com- 
manded by Captain Percy) of Jones being on the coast 
with a fleet of two 50 and one 40 gun ship, and several 
smaller vessels; to which Captain Pearson, in reply, 
wrote; he was, notwithstanding the superiority, not 
afraid to meet the enemy. On this he kept on his course, 
and at seven o'clock in the evening was attacked by Jones 
with four frigates, referred to above. The action was un- 



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doubtedly very sharp, and lasted till eleven o'clock, when 
both his Majesty's ships struck. 

Captain Pearson has, I dare say, made a gallant de- 
fense; but the prudence of risquing such a convoy to 
the Southward when intelligence that such a force was 
on the coast, I do not call in question ; but doubtless the 
three ships he was advised of, were far superior to him ; 
and tho' the intelligence was not quite exact, yet it turned 
out pretty near the force, as a 40 gun frigate, two of 
36, and one of 32, are nearly, though not quite equal to 
two 50, and one 40 gun ship. 

The morning after the action, a boat with seven men 
came on shore at Filay, a small fishing village, within 
ten miles of Scarborough. The men, as by the affidavit, 
which I supposed will be published, say, they ran away 
from Jones ; but I learnt at Scarborough, that the general 
opinion was, they had been sent for intelligence. The 
whole affidavit is unintelligible, and I believe, no way 
near the truth; but the men are secured, and sent to 
Beverley jail. 

Jones's squadron may be seen as below ; and as the 
seamen say, that the weather has been fine, and he may 
have repaired the damage at sea, it is to be feared he 
has not only got the whole ready for service, but manned 
and victualled out of different prizes he has taken ; and 
this day there was certain advice at Scarborough, of the 
vessels below being gone after Jones. I leave the public 
to determine the odds ; but men of knowledge in the sea- 
faring way, are afraid, with so bold and desperate an 
enemy, that the English fleet has no superiority. It is 
supposed he is gone to Norway or Gottenburgh to refit. 

I do therefore, Sir, call on my Lord Sandwich, to have 
a careful eye on the North or Baltic Sea. The French, 
I fear, are finding their way there with fleets, as they did 



66 PAUL JONES 

in the reign of Queen Anne. I believe the chance of 
having the supplies for the public and merchants serv- 
ice, will be rendered precarious. 

Jones may have a reinforcement sent him, as he is 
supposed to be high patronised in France. His marines, 
60 in each vessel, are said to be of that nation. If the 
Admiralty would send, or have in readiness, three or 
four 50 gun ships and large frigates it will be highly 
prudent, least (which God in his infinite mercy forbid to 
this poor country) any accident happen the fleet that is 
now looking out for Jones. 

I hope, Sir, it will be observed by the public, that the 
Admiralty have full information of this daring rover, 
every title of which is certainly a fact. 

Jones's Squadron Guns 

*Le Bonne Homme Richard 40 

^Alliance 36 

*Monsieur 36 

*Pallas i 32 

Brig Vengeance 12 

i brig 12 

His Majesty's late ship Serapis (lost 

her mainmast) 44 

Countess of Scarborough 20 



232 

His Majesty's squadron in search of Jones 

Diana, a frigate 32 

Another frigate 32 

An armed ship 34 

A frigate 28 

* Were certainly all together when the Serapis was taken. 

EBOR. 



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An armed ship 24 

i ditto 20 

i ditto 20 

i sloop of war 16 



206 

"The Morning Post and Daily Advertiser," Monday, 
October 4, 1779. 

The following ships appeared off Scarborough on 
Tuesday morning, in pursuit of Paul Jones's squadron, 
viz.: The Prudent, of 64 guns, Captain Burnet; Amphi- 
trite, of 28, Captain* Byrne; Pegasus, of 28, Captain 
Bazely ; Medea, of 28, Captain Montague, and the Cham- 
pion, of 24, Captain Hamilton; Captain Bazely, of the 
Pegasus, went on shore at Scarborough, where he stopped 
a short time, in order to get information respecting Jones 
Various are the reports and conjectures about this free- 
booter, but the most general received opinion is, that he 
is got into Norway, and that his manoeuvres have been 
so prudent and successful, as to elude the most active re- 
searches of the different squadrons detached against him. 

"London Evening Post," Monday, October 4, 1779. 

[Extract of a letter from North Shields, Sept. 21.] 

"A brig which arrived here this morning from over 
sea reports, that about 20 leagues off this harbour she 
descried a fleet of ships, supposed to be about 12 sail, 
some of them large ones, and steering for the northward, 
with all the canvas they could set. He was sure they 
were no fleet to Scotland, as there were amongst them 
vessels that were too large, either for that trade, or the 
men of war employed to protect it. We are therefore of 



68 PAUL JONES 

opinion that it was Paul Jones, going round Scotland to 
St. George's Channel." 

Other accounts declare, that the men of war Capt. 
Garner met with, were the fleet of British frigates which 
passed through Yarmouth Roads on Friday, in pursuit of 
Paul Jones's squadron. 

The Nancy, Capt. Hardy, from the Firth, is arrived 
at Lisbon, after being taken by a French privateer, and 
ransomed for 500 guineas. 

By a letter from Whitby we hear, that a vessel from 
Liverpool, laden with salt, is taken by Paul Jones, and 
sent into some port in France. 

The Warley, Capt. Randall, from the Baltick, was 
taken by Paul Jones, and ransomed for 500 guineas. The 
Liberty, Capt. Knight, from the Baltick, which was taken 
by Paul Jones, is arrived off Scarborough after being 
ransomed for 1,000 guineas. 

"London Evening Post," Tuesday, October 5, 1779. 

A letter from Hull mentions that Paul Jones was on 
Saturday se'n night, 12 league off Flamborough Head, 
laying there to refit, and the next morning bore away 
to N. N. E. A Dutchman who arrived at Hull last Tues- 
day, says, our fleet was within three hours' sail of him, 
and going under a prest sail. 

[Extract of a letter from Berwick, Sept. 30.] 

"This morning a ship of the line, and four frigates, 
passed by this port ; they were supposed to be King's ships, 
and in search of Paul Jones's squadron. We expected 
they would have sent a boat on shore here for news, but 
perhaps they think it better to do it at Edinburgh, where 
they would be most likely to gain intelligence." 



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[Extract of a letter from Edinburgh, October 1.] 

"Yesterday arrived in Leith road from Spithead the 
Prudent man of war of 64 guns, and several frigates 
sent by the Lords of the Admiralty in quest of Paul 
Jones. Their first appearance caused a general alarm, 
and the Emerald and other ships in the road prepared 
to engage, supposing them to be enemies." 

The Newcastle Journal of October 2, has the following 
paragraph : 

"Yesterday we received an account from Blyth, that 
the master of a vessel arrived there, said he saw an en- 
gagement between some English frigates and Jones's 
squadron, when the latter were all either taken or de- 
stroyed." 

"The Morning Post and Daily Advertiser," Friday, 
October 8, 1779. 

[Extract of a letter from Yarmouth, Oct. 5.] 

"This day came into our roads his Majesty's frigate, 
The Winchelsea, one of the nine ships lately sent on the 
North coast, in quest of the celebrated Paul Jones, who 
has so much affected the trade in those seas; the ac- 
count brought by this ship is, that Jones with a 40 gun 
ship, his prize in tow, dismasted, was seen steering last, 
northeast, supposed for Norway, a few hours' sail ahead ; 
the English immediately directed their course after him, 
till they were within less than a league of the coast of 
Norway, yet unfortunately missed him, and in the chase, 
it blowing a gale of wind, three of their ships separated 
from the fleet." 



70 PAUL JONES 

"London Evening Post," Friday, October 8, 1779. 

[Extract of a letter from Plymouth, Sept. 30.] 

"The remainder of Admiral Ross' fleet are arrived 
here from the coast of France, and have received orders 
to take in water and provisions, and sail immediately for 
the Irish Channel, to intercept Paul Jones's squadron, in 
case he should be gone North about. The ships for this 
purpose, it is said, are the Jupiter and four frigates, with 
a sloop of war. They are expected to sail to-morrow, 
or the day after." 

"The Morning Post and Daily Advertiser," Saturday, 
October 9, 1779. 

News of the taking, or sinking of that piratical depre- 
dator Paul Jones, is hourly expected at the Admiralty, 
as the last intelligence from the Commander of one of 
the squadrons sent out after him, informed his Lordship 
that they were then in chase and within a few hours' sail 
of the remains of his scattered squadron. 

"London Evening Post," Saturday, October 9, 1779. 

[Extract of a letter from Bergen September 14.] 
"The Alliance American privateer, of 36 guns, Capt. 
Landais, has sent in here, two days ago, two prizes, 
viz. : the Betsey, Fisher, from Liverpool to New York ; 
and the Union, Johnson, from London to Quebec; also 
three others which she sent for France. She only sailed 
from L'Orient the I4th of August." 

Letter from on board the Milford frigate, dated the 
4th inst. off Scilly, says, that they were in pursuit of 
Paul Jones, and hoped soon to give a good account of 



CONTEMPORARY ACCOUNTS 71 

him; and that the Crescent the day before had taken 
two French cutters of 14 guns each, and sent them into 
that place. 

It was yesterday reported that the Captain of a Dutch 
Indiaman who had left the Texel two days, saw two 
of Paul Jones's ships carried in there as he came away, 
that two others were driven on shore, and that the British 
squadron were in chace of the remainder. 

A gentleman, who came over in the packet boat with 
the Dutch mail, says, they passed through 1 1 sail of men 
of war in full chace, and that he supposed they were in 
pursuit of Paul Jones; this was last Wednesday morn- 
ing. 



SOME SARCASM 



SOME SARCASM 

For "The London Evening Post." 

[Paul Jones to Jemmy Twitcher.] 

My Lord, 

I should think myself the most ungrateful of all men 
living, was I not to take the earliest opportunity of ex- 
pressing the great obligation I lie under to your Lord- 
ship in permitting me, for so long a time, to seize, plun- 
der, and carry off the vessels of the merchants, in the 
British and Irish seas, as I am perfectly sensible, my 
Lord, I could not have done so, but by your Lordship's 
kind permission. It was a favour, my Lord, that much 
exceeded my warmest expectations ; and as it hath made 
my fortune, and raised my reputation as a gallant seaman, 
I most heartily thank your Lordship for it. At the first, 
I was something puzzled to account for your Lordship's 
favour to me, but upon a little consideration I became 
sensible, that a familiarity of principles, lives, and cir- 
cumstances, generally begets mutual affection between 
men ; and there appears to be a very strong and striking 
likeness between your Lordship's principles, life, and 
circumstances, when compared with my own. To be like 
so great a man as your Lordship, flatters my vanity much, 
and therefore you will excuse me, my Lord, if I mention 
some of the features of our similarity. 

Your Lordship and I do, both of us, heartily despise 
all the musty rules of religion ; your Lordship and I do, 
both of us, love a bottle and a wench; your Lordship 
and I agree, that speaking truth is vulgar and disgrace- 

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ful; your Lordship and I think it an honour to pro- 
cure riches by any means whatsoever; you and I, my 
Lord, have both of us the command of fleets; you and 
I, my Lord, have both of us plundered the British na- 
tion, and are thereby become opulent; you and I, my 
Lord, are both of us hated and dreaded by the people 
of England; and as our principles, lives, and circum- 
stances are so very similar, it is great odds, that our 
deaths will be the same. 

Having thus indulged my vanity, in showing the great 
likeness between your Lordship and myself, which was 
doubtless the cause of your permitting me to plunder 
the merchants so long in your seas, I think it my duty 
to inform your Lordship, that I am now got safe into port 
to refit and victual my fleet, where I shall be retained for 
some time; but flatter myself with the hopes of paying 
your Lordship another visit in the British seas before 
winter is over, when I make no doubt but your Lord- 
ship will again repeat the same favour to a man, who is 
so perfectly like yourself, as PAUL JONES. 



Yesterday it was currently reported, that part of 
Paul Jones's fleet was taken, and were seen conducting 
up the Texel ; but yesterday evening's letters by the Dutch 
mail dated October 5, making not the least mention of 
it, we suppose the whole is nothing but a mere report. 

A correspondent says, what will the public conclude 
when they are told, that the Winchelsea, one of the 
ships sent after Paul Jones, and which was Commodore, 
had just returned from a three years' station in the West 
Indies, her bottom covered with grass and barnacles, 
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and all sails she could make, the rest of the ships were 
a match for her with their topsails only. 



The Edinburgh Advertiser of October I has the fol- 
lowing paragraph : 

"The people in Scotland have shown their loyalty by 
raising men and money, and supporting government ; yet 
they are not to be trusted with arms. This is the con- 
tinuation of that wretched, narrow-minded system of pol- 
icy which has lost us America. Jenkinson, in his official 
letter, written by order of the King's confidential servants, 
tells us, that the situation of North Britain does not at 
this moment require our plan to be carried into execu- 
tion. Do these wise and active ministers think, when the 
enemy have landed that this is the proper moment for 
puting arms into our hands to act against a disciplined 
army? I am afraid we would not in that case make a 
better figure than the inhabitants of Grenada. The peo- 
ple of that island offered several months ago to train 
themselves as militia, but Lord Macartney differed with 
them, and, like his Majesty's confidential servants at 
home, did not think that the moment to carry their plan 
into execution. The consequence was, we have lost one 
of our most valuable colonies, and the merchants have 
lost a million of property. The renegade Paul Jones has 
been on our coasts for five weeks taking our ships, yet 
no force has been sent against him. Seeing therefore 
that we cannot hope for any assistance from the wisdom 
and vigour of his Majesty's confidential servants, it seems 
to be the general opinion in Dumfries, that we should 
take up arms, notwithstanding Jenkinson's letter, for 
surely we have a right to defend ourselves, our families, 
and our properties." 



THE ALARM ON THE COAST 



THE ALARM ON THE COAST 

"The Morning Post and Daily Advertiser," Monday, 
October n, 1779. 
[Extract of a letter from Fort William, Sept. 25'.] 

"An alarm being given by a report that Paul Jones, 
with his squadron of five armed vessels, was in the sound 
of Mull, and on his way yesterday evening to attack this 
fort. The inhabitants of the village of Marysburgh unan- 
imously offered their services to Capt. Cochrane, Com- 
manding Officer of the troops in the fort, to enter the 
garrison, and put themselves under his command, and 
petitioned for arms to defend themselves and the fort 
to the utmost of their power, and instantly turned out 150 
volunteers, of excellent good men. Captain Cochrane, 
and the other officers of the troops, received them with 
the greatest politeness, and was highly pleased with their 
appearance. He thanked them for their ready services 
to their King and country; assured them he would give 
them arms if any emergency required it, and would rep- 
resent their loyalty to the Commander in Chief ; and this 
morning several of the country gentlemen waited on 
Capt. Cochrane, in consequence of the above alarm, to as- 
sure him. They would raise the whole people to de- 
fend the fort and country, if he thought it necessary so 
that at a few hours' warning, we shall have 500 more in 
arms in this country; and should Mr. Jones attempt to 
make an attack here, he will meet with a warm recep- 
tion." 

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The report concerning Paul Jones is now said to be 
a mistake of the Dutch Captain. The matter stands thus : 
Paul Jones has carried his two prizes into the Texel, and 
has been ordered to put to sea with them from that port 
in three days after his arrival. 



"London Evening Post," Monday, October n, 1779. 

[Extract of a letter from Nantz, Sept. 14.] 

Last Tuesday morning the following armed ships ar- 
rived at Bridlington after an unsuccessful cruize in pur- 
suit of Paul Jones, viz. : Jane the First, Captain Frazer, 
and Jane the Second, Captain Hill ; both of 20 guns ; and 

the George, Captain , of 18 guns. The above 

ships sailed from Shields the same evening. 



"The Morning Post and Daily Advertiser," Tuesday, 
October 12, 1779. 

As mean an idea as may, by many, be entertained of 
Paul Jones's expedition, we have authority to assure the 
public, that it is one of two things required by the Court 
of Versailles of the Congress. The French Ambassador 
in America had orders to remonstrate on the inactivity, 
in consequence of which the expedition against Penob- 
scot and that of Jones' were undertaken ; the latter was 
to have burned Dublin or Liverpool, but the frigates that 
were to have been furnished by the French to assist him, 
were kept with D'Orvillier's fleet, which occasioned the 
failure of the scheme. Had the enterprising seaman 
been well seconded, he might have done great mischief 

to our coast. 

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Paul Jones, it is reported, is divided from his fleet and 
two of his ships taken. We hope that Mr. Cunningham 
and Mr. Jones will arrive in England about the same 
time, that justice may be done on such diabolical traitors 
and pirates. 



SAFE IN HOLLAND 



SAFE IN HOLLAND 

"London Evening Post," Tuesday, October 12, 1779. 
[Extract of a letter from Amsterdam, Oct. 8.] 

"Captain Paul Jones arrived here yesterday, and at two 
o'clock appeared on 'Change; the crowd of persons as- 
sembled together to see him was astonishing and it was 
with the utmost difficulty he could afterwards pass to the 
house of the gentleman with whom he was to dine. It 
seems that Jones, with his squadron, consisting of the 
Bon Homme Richard of 40 guns, P. Jones, six of them 
18 pounders; the Alliance of 36 guns, Capt. Lundy, a 
Frenchman, 12 pounders; the Pallas, a French frigate 
of 32 guns, twelve and nine pounders, and the Vengeance 
brig of 16 guns, fell in with the Baltic fleet off Flam- 
borough, under convoy of the Serapis of 44 guns, twenty 
eighteen pounders, and the Countess of Scarborough 
armed ship, of twenty-two guns. Jones supposed the 
Serapis to be a frigate of 28 guns, and immediately bore 
down to engage her, and after several manoeuvers, found 
that she both worked and sailed better than his own ves- 
sel. He determined to close with her, and within pistol 
shot received a broadside from her eighteen pounders ; 
he now found his mistake. At this period there was lit- 
tle wind, the sea smooth, and moon light; about twelve 
o'clock the Serapis, by mere accident; ran her bowsprit 
over the Bon Homme 's quarters. Jones took the advan- 
tage of this circumstance, and lashed the bowsprit of the 
Serapis in that position; by these means both ships fell 
along side, the guns overlapping each other, and in this 

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situation they remained for three hours and a half; the 
contest was bloody on both sides ; the decks of the 
Serapis were several times cleared from the tops of 
Jones's ship. At length, Capt. Pearson, of the Serapis, 
ordered all his men to the lower deck, to fight the eighteen 
pounders, himself only remaining on deck, for there was 
no occasion to steer either vessel. Three of Jones's 
eighteen pounders burst the first fire, and three of his 
lower ports were knocked into one; some of his men 
called out for quarter, saying, that the ship was sinking 
and on fire in two places ; the latter was really the case ; 
in the confusion, all the prisoners who were taken on the 
cruise, were set at liberty. Captain Pearson hearing all 
that was said, asked Jones if he had struck? (at this time 
the flag was shot away). "No, sir," says he, "I have not 
as yet thought of it, but am determined to make you 
strike." The Alliance frigate, which had behaved most 
infamously during the whole cruize, was in the first part 
of the action lying inactive to windward, and in this time 
of confusion, bore down and fired into Jones's ship, and 
killed eleven men, continued to fire, and entirely cleared 
his forecastle. Jones imagining that he had fired through 
mistake, threw out a private signal for three lanthorns, 
(it appears since that his intention was to sacrifice Jones). 
He at length came within hail, which convinced him of 
his supposed mistake. The Serapis having struck, Jones 
walked on board, and removed all the wounded, and as 
many stores, &c, as possible, but finding it impossible 
to keep his ship above water, and extinguish the fire, he 
left her, and in about five hours after she burnt nearly to 
the water's edge, and sunk. The Alliance was the ship 
that wounded her below water. Jones lost 84 men killed 
and wounded, and the Serapis 150." 



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[Extract of a letter from Harwich, Oct. 7.] 

"Thursday advice was received from the Captain of the 
Bee cutter, stationed at the Nore, that he had taken a 
vessel laden with stores, bound to France, and carried her 
into Sheerness. 

"This moment arrived the Prince of Wales packet, 
after landing the mail and a Russian messenger at Aid- 
borough ; by her we learn, that Paul Jones and his squad- 
ron are really got up to Amsterdam, except the 40 gun 
ship which engaged the Serapis, she having gone to the 
bottom, after being quitted by Jones and his crew; the 
Serapis was so disabled, as to be towed across the sea. 
Expresses of the above are sent to Lord Weymouth." 



Amsterdam, Oct. 8. Last Thursday Paul Jones ar- 
rived in the Texel. He set out yesterday for the Hague. 
He is a very different man from what he is generally 
represented ; good sense, a genteel address, and a very 
good, though small person. Great Britain will find him 
a man capable of giving her a great deal of trouble. 
Jones's ship, and the Serapis, mounted 40 guns each; 
though the latter had 20 eighteen pounders, and the for- 
mer but 6; three of which burst at the first discharge. 
They had about an equal number of men killed and 
wounded, from 150 to 200 each. His own ship could 
scarcely be kept above water, for an hour and a half 
before the Serapis struck ; and the next day she went to 
the bottom ; after he had taken out his wounded, powder, 
&c. It seems he had found the Serapis' s metal too heavy, 
and the ship herself to work too easy for him ; therefore 
he run her bowsprit directly across his mizen, and with 
his own hands lashed them together. Captain Pearson (of 
the Serapis) thinking the ships were only accidentally en- 



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tangled, dropped an anchor that Jones might shoot ahead ; 
but in a few minutes they were against each other; and 
their yards entangling, they fought in that situation near 
two hours, when the Serapis struck; Captain Pearson 
leaped on board Jones's ship without boat or plank. His 
coming into the Texel is a concerted plan; for it is cer- 
tain, that orders were waiting for him there, before it was 
known that he had taken the Sercpis. A few days will 
determine what part the Dutch will take in the present 
quarrel. 



CAPTAIN PEARSON'S STORY OF HIS 
DEFEAT IN THE SER4PIS 






CAPTAIN PEARSON'S STORY OF HIS 
DEFEAT IN THE SER4PIS 

"London Evening Post," Tuesday, October 17, 1779. 
[From the London Gazette of October 12.] 

Admiralty Office, Oct. 12, 7779. 

A letter from Captain Pearson, of his Majesty's ship 
Serapis, to Mr. Stephens, of which the following is a 
copy, was yesterday received at this office. 

Pallas, French frigate in Congress Service, 
~. Tex el, October 6, /77p. 

You will be pleased to inform the Lords Commission- 
ers of the Admiralty, that on the 23d ult, being close in 
with Scarborough, about eleven o'clock, a boat came on 
board with a letter from the Bailiffs of that Corporation, 
giving information of a flying squadron of the enemy's 
ships being on the coast, and of a part of the said squad- 
ron having been seen from thence the day before, stand- 
ing to the Southward. As soon as I received this intelli- 
gence, I made the signal for the convoy to bear down 
under my lee, and repeated it with two guns; notwith- 
standing which the van of the convoy kept their wind, 
with all sail stretching out to the Southward from under 
Flamborough Head, till between twelve and one, when 
the head of them got sight of the enemy's ships, which 
were then in chace of them; they then tacked and made 
the best of their way under the shore for Scarborough, 
&c. letting fly their top-gallant sheets, and firing guns; 
upon which I made all the sail I could to windward, to 

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get between the enemy's ships and the convoy, which I 
soon effected. At one o'clock we got sight of the enemy's 
ships from the mast head, and about four we made them 
plain from the deck to be three large ships and a brig ; 
upon which I made the Countess of Scarborough's sig- 
nal to join me, she being in shore with the convoy; at the 
same time I made the signal for the convoy to make the 
best of their way and repeated the signal with two guns ; 
I then brought to, to let the Countess of Scarborough 
come up, and cleared ship for action. At half past five the 
Countess of Scarborough joined me, the enemy's ships 
then bearing down upon us, with a light breeze at S.S.W. 
We then tacked, and laid our head in shore, in order to 
keep our ground the better between the enemy's ships 
and the convoy ; soon after which we perceived the ships 
bearing down upon us to be a two decked ship and two 
frigates, but from their keeping end upon us, on bearing 
down, we could discern what colours they were under; 
at about twenty minutes past seven the largest ship of 
the three brought to on our larboard bow within musquet 
shot ; I hailed him ; and asked what ship it was ; they 
answered in English, the Princess Royal; I then asked 
where they belonged to; they answered evasively; on 
which I told them, if they did not answer directly, I would 
fire into them; they then answered with a shot, which 
was instantly returned with a broadside; and after ex- 
changing two or three broadsides he backed his topsails, 
and dropped upon our quarter within pistol shot, then 
filled again, put his helm a weather, and run us on board 
upon our weather quarter, and attempted to board us, but 
being repulsed, he sheered off ; upon which I backed our 
topsails, in order to get square with him again, which, as 
soon as he observed, he then filled, put his helm a-weather 
and laid us athwart hawse; his mizen shrouds took our 



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jib-boom, which hung him for some time, till it at last 
gave way, and we dropped along side of each other, when 
the stake of our spare anchor hooking his quarter, we 
became so close fore and aft, that the muzzles of our 
guns touched each other's sides. In this position we en- 
gaged from half past eight till half past ten, during which 
time, from the great quantity and variety of combustible 
matters which they threw in upon our decks, chains, and 
in short into every part of the ship, we were on fire not 
less than ten or twelve times in different parts of the 
ship, and it was with the greatest difficulty and exertion 
imaginable at times that we were able to get it extin- 
guished. At the same time the largest of the two frigates 
kept sailing round us the whole action, and raking us fore 
and aft, by which means she killed or wounded almost 
every man on the quarter main decks. About half past 
nine, either from an hand granade being thrown in at 
one of our lower ports, or from some other accident, a 
cartridge all the way aft, blew up the whole of the people 
and officers that were quartered abast the main-mast, 
from which unfortunate circumstance all those guns were 
rendered useless for the remainder of the action, and I 
fear the greatest part of the people will lose their lives. At 
ten o'clock they called for quarters from the ship along- 
side, and said they had struck ; hearing this, I called upon 
the Captain to know if they had struck; or if he asked 
for quarters ; but no answer being made, after repeating 
my words two or three times, I called for the boarders, 
and ordered them to board, which they did ; but the mo- 
ment they were on board her, they discovered a superior 
number laying under cover with pikes in their hands 
ready to receive them, on which our people retreated 
instantly into our own ship, and returned to their guns 
again till half past ten, when the frigate coming across 



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our stern, and pouring her broadside into us again, with- 
out our being able to bring a gun to bear on her, I found 
it in vain, and, in short, impracticable, from the situation 
we were in, to stand out any longer with the least pros- 
pect of success; I therefore struck, (our main-mast at 
the same time went by the board). The First Lieutenant 
and myself were immediately escorted into the ship along- 
side, when we found her to be an American ship of war, 
called the Bon Homme Richard, of 40 guns and 375 men, 
commanded by Captain Paul Jones; the other frigate 
which engaged and took the Countess of Scarborough 
after two hours action, to be the Pallas, a French frigate 
of 32 guns and 275 men; the Vengeance, an armed brig 
of 12 guns, and 70 men, all in Congress service, and under 
the command of Paul Jones. They fitted out and sailed 
from Port 1'Orient the latter end of July, and came North 
about ; they have on board, 300 English prisoners, which 
they have taken, in different vessels, in their way round, 
since they left France, and have ransomed some others. 
On my going on board the Bon Homme Richard, I found 
her in the greatest distress ; her quarters and counter on 
the lower deck entirely drove in, and the whole of her 
lower guns dismounted; she was also on fire in two 
places, and six or seven feet water in her hold, which 
kept increasing upon them all night, and the next day, 
till they were obliged to quit her, and she sunk, with a 
great number of her wounded people on board her. She 
had 306 men killed and wounded in the action ; our loss 
in the Serapis was also very great. My officers and peo- 
ple in general behaved well, and I should be very remiss 
in my attention to their merit, were I to omit recommend- 
ing the remains of them to their Lordships favour. I 
must at the same time beg leave to inform their Lord- 
ships, that Captain Piercy, in the Countess of Scarbor- 



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ough, was not in the least remiss in his duty, he having 
given me every assistance in his power, and as much as 
could be expected from such ship, in engaging the atten- 
tion of the Pallas, a frigate of 32 guns, during the whole 
action. I am extremely sorry for the misfortune that 
has happened, that of losing his Majesty's ship I had the 
honour to command ; but, at the same time, I flatter my- 
self with the hopes, that their Lordships will be convinced 
that she had not been given away ; but, on the contrary, 
that every exertion has been used to defend her; and 
that two essential pieces of service to our country have 
arisen from it; the one in wholly oversetting the cruize 
and intentions of this flying squadron ; the other in refus- 
ing the whole of a valuable convoy from falling into the 
hands of the enemy, which must have been the case had 
I acted any otherwise than I did. We have been driving 
about in the North sea ever since the action, endeavouring 
to make any port we possibly could, but have not been 
able to get into any place till to-day we arrived in the 
Texel. Herewith I inclose you the most exact list of 
the killed and wounded I have as yet been able to procure, 
from my people being dispersed among the different 
ships, and having been refused permission to muster 
them; there are, I find, many more, both killed and 
wounded, than appears on the inclosed list, but their 
names as yet I find impossible to ascertain ; as soon as I 
possibly can, shall give their Lordships a full account of 
the whole. I am, Sir, 

Your most obedient and 
Most humble servant, 

R. PEARSON. 

P. S. I am refused permission to wait on Sir Joseph 
Yorke, and even to go on shore. Inclosed is a copy of 
a letter from Captain Piercy, late of the Scarborough. 



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Abstract of the list of killed and wounded. 
Killed 49 
Wounded 68 

Among the killed are the boatswain, pilot, I master's 
mate, 2 midshipmen, the coxswain, quarter-master; 27 
seamen, and 15 marines. Amongst the wounded are the 
second Lieutenant Michael Stanhope, and Lieutenant 
Whiteman, second Lieutenant of marines, 2 surgeons 
mates, 6 petty officers, 46 seamen, and 12 marines. 

Pallas, a French frigate in Congress service, 

Texel, October 4, ///p. 
Sir, 

I beg leave to acquaint you, that, about two minutes 
after you began to engage with the largest ships of the 
enemy's squadron, I received a broadside from one of 
the frigates, which I instantly returned, and continued 
engaging her about twenty minutes, when she dropt a 
stern. I then made sail up to the Serapis to see if I could 
give you any assistance, but upon coming near you, I 
found you and the enemy so close together, and covered 
with smoke, that I could not distinguish one ship from 
the other; and for fear I might fire into the Serapis 
instead of the enemy, I backed the main top sail, in order 
to engage the attention of one of the frigates that was 
then coming up. When she got on my starboard quarter, 
she gave me her broadside, which, as soon as I could get 
my guns to bear, (which was very soon done) I returned, 
and continued engaging her for near two hours ; when I 
was so unfortunate as to have all my braces, great part of 
the running rigging, main and mizen top sail sheets, shot 
away, seven of the guns dismounted, four men killed, and 
twenty wounded, and another frigate coming up on my 
larboard quarter. In that situation, I saw it was in vain 



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to contend any longer, with any prospect of success, 
against such superior force; I struck to the Pallas, a 
French frigate of 32 guns and 275 men, but in the service 
of the Congress. I likewise beg leave to acquaint you, 
that my officers and ship's company behaved remarkably 
well the whole time I was engaged. 

I am, with great respect, Sir, 
Your most obedient and very 
Humble servant, 

THO. PIERCY. 

"The Morning Post and Daily Advertiser," Thursday, 
October 14, 1779. 

Paul Jones in his action with the Serapis, conducted 
himself like the pirate, and not the hero. He meanly 
sued for quarter, when his intentions were murder ; thus 
taking advantage of our Englishman's humanity to make 
American treachery triumphant. On land the rebels fight 
from lurking holes, and seek the blood of their enemies 
like cowardly villains. At sea they cry for mercy, to 
mask the malice of premeditated assassination. 

Paul Jones, when he went to Amsterdam, declared he 
had only eighty men killed and thirty wounded, and that 
he received not the least assistance from any of his 
squadron in capturing the Serapis. This story was sent 
over here, and in opposition to the most undoubted proofs 
of his having 306 men killed and wounded, of his having 
cried out for quarter, and of the assistance he received 
from another vessel raking the Serapis fore and aft, the 
worthy patriots are endeavoring to establish the veracity 
of this piratical rebel by extolling his courage, lessening 
his loss, excusing his treachery, and giving the lie to the 
letter of our brave captain. Our enemies at home are 
more inveterate than our foes abroad, and we shall never 



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be able to silence their treasonable tongues, until a few 
examples of unnatural perfidy are exhibited on the triple 

tree. 

* * * * 

Who will be daring enough to deny, that the gallant 
Pearson, who lost His Majesty's frigate the Serapis, 
overpowered by numbers, does not deserve an ovation 
more than the wary admiral who saved his Sovereign's 
navy from an inferior force? The latter, it is true, had 
the bubble reputation of the day, which soon dispersed ; 
while the conduct of the former will ever be engraved on 
the grateful hearts of his fellow citizens ! 

It is hoped whenever Capt. Pearson returns from his 
captivity, his country will show him some public token 
of their esteem, not by hanging lights in their windows, 
(for those, as the Frenchman says, in the pantomime, are 
celebrated "to keep the people in the dark,") but by some 
honest and open mark, which the day may not blush to 
look upon ! 

"The Morning Post and Daily Advertiser," Friday, 
October 15, 1779. 

Merit loses half its lustre in a man who is supposed to 
be engaged in a bad cause, his bravery is said to flow 
from despair, and his bold perseverance is termed per- 
verse obstinacy. This is verified in Paul Jones, whose 
late gallant behaviour would have been extolled to the 
skies, if his bravery had been exerted in our service, but 
as he fought against us, we cannot find in our hearts to 
allow him any merit at all. Justice, however, requires, 
that while we execrate the principles of him who fights 
against his country, we should not rob him of those merits 
which we see him possess as a man, in a very eminent 
degree. 



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It has been asserted in print, that if Sir Joseph Yorke 
should make a demand of the Dutch to take the Serapis 
from Paul Jones, and return her to His Majesty, the 
States would be obliged to comply with the demand, be- 
cause they have not as yet acknowledged the independence 
of the Americans and consequently are not bound to re- 
spect a flag that they do not know. But if there is no 
other chance of recovering the Serapis, it is to be feared 
that she is forever lost to us; for it should be remem- 
bered, that Paul Jones has a French as well as an Ameri- 
can Commission, and consequently if one flag is not repre- 
sented, he may hoist the other, which the Dutch must 
necessarily respect. 

It was a mortifying circumstance for Captain Piercy, 
in the Countess of Scarborough, to see his consort in dis- 
tress to know she waited relief that he had it in 
his power to afford it, but dared not, lest while he in- 
tended to succor her and fire upon the enemy, he should 
mistake the Serapis for the Bon Homme Richard, and add 

to her distress instead of supporting her. 

* * * * 

Edinburgh, Oct. p. 

Yesterday the Prudent man-of-war and the frigates 
which accompanied her in search of Paul Jones, sailed 
from Leith Roads for the Downs. The same day the 
Cerberus, Pelican and Scarborough frigates, part of an- 
other fleet that was sent in quest of Paul Jones, arrived 
in the Roads. 



AFTERMATH 



AFTERMATH 

"London Evening Post," Thursday, October 15, 1779. 

For the London Evening Post. 
PAUL JONES: A SONG 

To the tune of Stick a Pin There. 
Of heroes and statesmen, I'll just mention four; 
That cannot be match'd, if we trace the world o'er; 
For none of such fame ever slept o'er the stones, 
As Germain, Jem. Twitcher, Lord North and Paul Jones. 

Thro' a mad-headed war, which Old England will rue, 
At London, at Dublin, and Edinburgh too, 
The tradesman stands still, and the merchant bemoans, 
The losses he meets with from such as Paul Jones. 

Contractors about this bold rebel harangue, 
And swear if they catch him, the traitor they'll hang; 
But 'mongst these devourers of ten per cent loans, 
Are full as great robbers as any Paul Jones. 

How happy for England, would Fortune but sweep 
At once all her treach'rous foes to the deep ; 
For the land under burthens most bitterly groans, 
To get rid of some that are worse than Paul Jones. 

To each jolly heart that is Britain's true friend, 
In bumpers I'd freely this toast recommend; 
May Paul be converted, the Ministry purg'd, 
Old England be free, and her enemies scourg'd : 

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If success to our fleets be not quickly restor'd, 
The leaders in office to shove from the board ; 
May they all fare alike, and the de'il pick the bones, 
Of Germain, Jemmy Twitcher, Lord North and Paul 
Jones. 

"London Evening Post," Monday, October 18, 1779. 

Paul Jones, since he has been at Amsterdam, has put 
into the hands of the American agent there, ransom bills 
to the amount of upwards of 8000 guineas for him to 
procure the payment of them, and those were not all that 
he had in his possession. 

"London Chronicle," October 19, 1779. 

Jones appeared on the 8th, was styled "The Terror of 
the English," was dressed in the American uniform with 
a Scotch bonnet edged with gold, is of middling stature, 
stern countenance and swarthy complexion. 

"London Evening Post," Tuesday, October 19, 1779. 

[Extract of a letter from Amsterdam, Oct. 8.] 

"Tuesday last Paul Jones, with the prizes the Serapis 
and Scarborough, entered the Texel, and this day he ap- 
peared on the Exchange where business gave way to curi- 
osity; the crowd pressing upon him, by whom he was 
stiled the terror of the English, he withdrew to a room 
fronting a publick square, where Mons. Denneville, the 
French agent, and the Americans, paid him such a volley 
of compliments, and such homage, as he could only an- 
swer with a bow ; he was dressed in the American uni- 
form, with a Scotch bonnet edged with gold ; is of a mid- 
dling stature, stern countenance, and swarthy complexion. 
It was supposed he was going for Paris to receive the con- 
gratulations of the Grand Monarque, and Dr. Franklin; 



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but I am now informed he is gone to the Hague to solicit, 
by the French Ambassador, the repair of his shipping, 
which, if he should succeed it, he will probably elude 
the vigilance of a 74 gun ship waiting before the Texel." 



Yesterday forty sail of colliers arrived in the river, be- 
ing part of a large fleet, which have been detained in the 
Northern ports for fear of Paul Jones's squadron, for a 
considerable time past. 

A gentleman of the Borough returning to town on Sun- 
day night from Richmond, was stopped the other side 
Turnham-Green by a single highwayman, who, upon be- 
ing asked what he wanted, said his name was Paul Jones, 
and that he must unrig him (the gentleman) of his watch 
and money, which, upon receiving, the highwayman made 
a polite bow, and said, if the person robbed should meet 
any of his company, his name (Paul Jones) would frank 

him to town. 

* * * * 

[Extract of a letter from Edinburgh, Oct. 13.] 

"We are informed that the Africa tender, besides the 
Betty and Becky, since arrived at Leith, retook a Leith 
sloop off Lerwick, Peter Cooper, master, which had been 
taken by Paul Jones's squadron. On board of her were 
a mate, named Noble, and two of Jones's men. The 
Africa landed her men at Peterhead, from whence they 
proceeded to Aberdeen, and arrived there on Friday last." 

* * * * 

The celebrated Paul Jones, since his arrival in Holland, 
has remitted some money, which he owed a watch-maker 
in Holbrone, for several years past. 



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"The Morning Post and Daily Advertiser," Wednes- 
day, October 20, 1779. 

Two ships, taken by Paul Jones's squadron and car- 
ried into Bergen, are ordered to be given up, and to de- 
part that port in 24 hours. The armed ship that went 
in with them is ordered to be detained twenty-four hours 
after they sail. 

"The Morning Post and Daily Advertiser," Friday, 
October 22, 1779. 

The Danes have ordered all the "English ships which 
Paul Jones had made prizes of, and sent within their 
jurisdiction, to be delivered up. This is an example 
which the Hollanders should follow, for their own sakes. 

Paul Jones, the famous pirate, on his arrival at Am- 
sterdam, went immediately to The Hague, and was re- 
ceived in high style by the French Ambassador, and with 
as much heartfelt satisfaction as he could have expected 
from our present race of citizens, had he sailed up the 
Thames in triumph. Paul immediately after set out for 
Paris, and it is hoped by his friends on this side of the 
water, that after he has received a few instructions viva 
voce from old Ben Franklin, Jones may in some measure 
prove a substitute for that excellent, and immortal Pa- 
triot, John the Painter. 

"London Evening Post," Friday, October 22, 1779. 

The French Minister at the Hague has given to Paul 
Jones protection as an officer belonging to the French 
navy, and to the ships under his command, as being a 
squadron of his Sovereign. 



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"London Evening Post," Tuesday, October 26, 1779. 

Copenhagen, Oct. 2. 

Upon the requisition of Mr. Eden, the English envoy, 
the King has ordered two vessels, carried into Bergen, 
in Norway, by one of Paul Jones's frigates, to be de- 
livered up. The two vessels are the Betsy, of Liver- 
pool and the Union, of London, bound to Quebec and 
New York, for account of the English government. 
When his Majesty ordered these vessels to be given up, 
he at the same time ordered the privateer that took them 
to be detained 24 hours, that she might not pursue them. 

Paris, Oct. 15. 

The Spanish Ambassador is set out for Brest to be 
himself an eye witness of what repairs the combined fleet 
are in need of, and to hasten the fitting them for sea 
again. 

We have accounts from Brest, that the King has wrote 
to M. Du Chaffault, that no reason whatever shall make 
him alter his intention of having the fleet sail as soon as 
possible, and that all he wants of his navy is to land 80,000 
men in the enemy's country. The same accounts add, 
that the Prince de Beauvau being arrived at Brest under 
the strictest incognito, it is imagined he is to second the 
Count de Vaux, if his advanced age should not enable 
him to support the fatigue of a landing. It is said that 
Paul Jones is at Versailles. 

At the departure of the last courier from Brest, the 
fleet was ready to sail, and only waited orders to weigh 
anchor. 

All the general officers, who had obtained leave to pass 
some time at Paris, are on their return to Havre and St. 
Maloes, in order to be there the i8th instant. 



no PAUL JONES 

"The Morning Post and Daily Advertiser," Wednes- 
day, October 27, 1779. 

We are assured that Paul Jones is arrived at Versailles. 



IN THE TEXEL 



IN THE TEXEL 

"The Gazetteer and New Daily Advertiser," Friday, 
October 22, 1779. 

[Extract of a letter from Amsterdam, dated October 14, 1 779-1 

"Captain (called by many here Admiral) Paul Jones 
frequents the coffee-house and the Exchange, and seems 
not very fond of courting the attention of the crowds that 
daily surround him, but seems perfectly indifferent as to 
the popularity he has gained by his desperate courage and 
unprincipled practices. He is of the middle height, thin, 
and strong featured ; he generally wears a roqueleau over 
his regimentals, with a large cape to it, edged with gold 
lace. He was at the Hague with the French Ambassa- 
dor on Friday, and it was expected he would visit Rotter- 
dam, where his reception might probably not have been 
so replete with peaceful admiration. He returned here 
on Sunday. 

"There is much talk of Sir Joseph Yorke's interfering, 
either to demand the delivery of this man, or his vessels ; 
but the most sensible of the merchants say, he is too con- 
temptible an object to call forth the notice of an English 
Ambassador. Paul Jones has enjoyed himself on land, 
without paying the smallest mite of compassion towards 
his wounded crew, or the prisoners ; to the honor of hu- 
manity, some skillful surgeons are ordered to cure them 
on board, it not being permitted in neutral ports to land 
the wounded men. Some say Sir Joseph Yorke sent the 
surgeons. 

"There is one De Neu , a merchant, who expects to 

"3 



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be an agent for the Americans ; he has been particularly 
polite to Paul Jones, who, it is thought, lives in his house ; 
he sent a vessel to this nominal Admiral in the Texel, 
loaded with provisions. Jones will, no doubt, take a 
safer road than out of the Texel to France, and proceed 
by land ; the Texel is narrowly watched in expectation of 
meeting with him. Upon the whole I have formed re- 
specting the character of this celebrated seaman, he seems 
to be the greatest villain that ever existed, a cruel com- 
mander, without the least tincture of honour or feeling, 
and who seems to grasp at riches by plunder and murder. 
"Since the arrival of Jones, many politic merchants 
have cleared their ships (amongst which are several 
Americans) out of the Texel privately, being afraid to 
wait his departure, lest they share his fate and be cap- 
tured, which will certainly happen to him in case he ven- 
tures to sea." 

From "The Gazetteer and New Daily Advertiser," 
Tuesday, October 19, 1779. 

[Extract of a letter from an English gentleman in Holland, 
dated Amsterdam, Oct. 12, 1779.] 

"I make no doubt but you are informed of the engage- 
ment between Paul Jones's squadron and the Serapis, &c, 
before this reaches you, and of the loss sustained on both 
sides. 

"The Dutch look upon him to be a brave officer, and 
therefore bestowed many fulsome compliments during his 
stay here. Nay, they even go so far as to lay odds, that 
before Christmas he lands a force in England or Ireland, 
sufficient to destroy at least the towns and country villages 
along the shore, as he is well acquainted with the coasts 
and channels belonging to Britain and the most vulner- 



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able parts thereof, if not to destroy whole cities and coun- 
ties. 

"The first entry of licensed goods from England made 
in the Isle of Man, after it was annexed to the Crown, 
was made by Paul Jones, he having imported the first 
rum there. His name stands first in the Custom-house 
books at Douglas. 

"Yesterday forty sail of colliers arrived in the river, 
being part of a large fleet which have been detained in 
the northern ports for fear of Paul Jones's squadron for 
a considerable time past." 

"London Evening Post," Thursday, October 28, 1779. 

[Extract of a letter from off the Island of the Texel, dated 
October 20, 1779.] 

"I went this afternoon with some gentlemen, on board 
the Serapis English frigate, where I saw Mr. Paul Jones ; 
she appeared to have suffered very much in the engage- 
ment with the Bon Homme Richard, Jones's ship, having 
lost her main mast, and being otherways very much dam- 
aged in her hull ; she has got a new mast along side, which 
came down from Amsterdam, and is getting every neces- 
sary repair, so that when she sails from hence, she will 
be completely refitted, and may do the English a great 
deal of mischief, as Paul Jones is most certainly a very 
enterprizing man. I was likewise on board the Pallas 
French frigate, where I saw Captain Pearson, late cap- 
tain of the Serapis, with several of his officers, who are 
prisoners on board that ship. Notwithstanding Sir Jo- 
seph Yorke's memorial to the States of Holland, Paul 
Jones will refit his fleet as well as if he was in a port of 
France or America. His fleet consists of the following 
vessels, viz., the Serapis of 44 guns; the Alliance, an 



u6 PAUL JONES 

American frigate of 36 guns; and the Vengeance, a 
French brig of 14 guns; or 16 guns ; with the Countess of 
Scarborough prize, of 20 guns. 

"London Evening Post," Thursday, October 28, 1779. 

Rotterdam, Oct. 15, 1779. 

Sir Joseph Yorke, the British Ambassador at the 
Hague, has actually demanded Paul Jones and his prizes. 
The answer from their High Mightinesses, I am in- 
formed, from the best authority, is as follows : 

"Previous to any consideration for delivering up Cap- 
tain Paul Jones, or the vessels he has taken, we request 
a candid and impartial answer to the following queries : 

"Does Sovereignty imply or confer any right to rob, 
inslave, or murder the subject, or, in other words, can 
the breath and mandate of a King sanctify a crime, or 
justify villainy ? 

"Has not Captain Paul Jones as great a right to capture 
the ships of his Britannic Majesty, or his subjects (having 
a commission from the Congress) as they have to capture 
those belonging to America? 

"Have not the ports of Holland been deemed neutral? 
And would not a denial of such neutrality, by giving up 
Captain Paul Jones at the present critical period, be mani- 
fest injustice to the Colonies, and a gross, dangerous, and 
unpardonable insult to their friends and allies, the French 
and Spaniards? 

"Is not Captain Paul Jones (criminal as he is repre- 
sented) a saint in comparison with those officers, who, 
under the specious pretence of fighting the battles of their 
King and country in the Colonies, commit the most horrid 
outrages that ever disgraced the annals of a civilized na- 
tion ; have they not stole cattle, plundered houses, seized 
ships, murdered their fellow subjects in cold blood, de- 



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stroyed whole towns by fire, and exposed unoffending 
men, women and children, to the mercy of the elements, 
and every calamity that infernal rage, or ministerial bru- 
tality, can invent or dictate? 

"Have the Court of Great Britain offered a reward, or 
denounced punishment against the aforesaid British 
thieves, murderers, and incendiaries. Has it relinquished, 
in one instance, its own inhuman measures or proposed to 
restore the ships that have been taken from the highly 
injured Colonists. If it has not, with what propriety 
or justice does it now demand Captain Paul Jones? Is 
not the requisition to the last inflammatory and diabolical 
proceedings of the British troops in America excite retal- 
iation, and make poor Old England (once famed for 
mercy and sound policy) contemptible in the eyes of every 
nation upon earth?" 

"London Evening Post," Thursday, October 28, 1779. 

Paul Jones has been most graciously received at Ver- 
sailles, particularly by the Queen, who made several sar- 
castic comparisons between his conduct and the Count 
d'Orvillier's. She has presented him with a sword of 
very considerable value. 

"The Morning Post and Daily Advertiser," Friday. 
October 29, 1779. 

The sentiments of the patriots to the honour of their 
country, are fully displayed, in exhibiting their darling 
Paul Jones, dressed like an admiral, and stuck up in every 
print shop, alongside his political co-partner, Admiral 
Keppel. They form a blessed pair of Englishmen to 
divert the curiosity of a London mob. 

Paul Jones having lost his election for Middlesex, by a 



n8 PAUL JONES 

scheme which his friends imagine comes within the mean- 
ing of undue influence he will petition ; and if that is car- 
ried against him, he is to come in for the City at the gen- 
eral election. Had the Commodore been proposed by 
Tommy Townsend at the Sheriff's meeting at Hackney, 
he would not have met with any opposition. 

If the Dutch should, in compliance with the requisition 
of our Ambassador, deliver up Paul Jones, which bye the 
bye is rather improbable it is confidently said he will be 
tried for his life ; not indeed for having levied war against 
the King, that is a crime which at present it would not 
be prudent to punish in an American, or person bearing 
an American Commission, as through retaliation we might 
lose some of our best friends in America. The crime for 
which report says he will be tried is murder; for he is 
accused, but with what degree of justice it is not easy 
at present to ascertain, of having murdered a man in 
Scotland, before he enlisted under the banner of rebellion. 

As Paul Jones is now the most general topic of con- 
versation, every anecdote that relates to him will certainly 
gratify the curiosity of the public. A correspondent says 
he has therefore, sent us the following, which he assures 
us may be depended upon : 

"Paul Jones was born at Whitehaven, where he was 
put to school but having no turn for grammatical learning, 
he proved in point of books a very great blockhead, and 
on which account he often received very severe chastise- 
ment. One day in particular, when he came to perform 
his task, not having looked at a syllable of it, he was of 
course completely ignorant of what he should have re- 
hearsed. This neglect so exasperated his master, that he 
gave him the most violent flogging ; Paul had resolved to 
retaliate upon his master. Having furnished himself 
with a large oaken stick, he way-laid the pedagogue upon 



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his return from a club, who being half seas over was un- 
able to defend himself. Jones attacked him in a dark 
place, and belabored him most unmercifully to such a 
degree that he was taken up for dead. He, however, re- 
covered, but Paul Jones did not wait the event, and im- 
mediately entered on board a man-of-war that lay off 
Whitehaven. To this accident are we indebted for hav- 
ing such a formidable and desperate pirate by sea." 

"London Evening Post," Saturday, October 30, 1779. 

"This afternoon arrived here the Zephyr, Captain John 

Filter, and , Capt. Henry Postgate, from Amsterdam, 

both which vessels were taken by a cutter privateer of 
Dunkirk, of loguns, Capt. J. F. Clux,on Friday morning, 
the 22d instant, and ransomed on Saturday the 23d for 
400 guineas each. By these vessels, which left Amsterdam 
only on Thursday the 2ist, advice is received, that Paul 
Jones was then fitting the Countess of Scarborough up to 
send the prisoners to France in, and is likely ready to sail 
by this time. The Serapis was nearly repaired ; a mainmast 
had been sent down, and was along side ready for taking 
in on the 2ist. As such, these ships must be near ready. 

"There is the following further account received from 
Amsterdam, that a large frigate, built for the French, is 
launched there, to carry 32 thirty-two pounders on one 
deck, and was fitting out with all expedition the command 
of which is designed for the Captain of the Pallas, which 
took the Countess of Scarborough; and that frigate was 
nearly ready to launch, larger than the above, and for our 
enemies. Two French cutters, of 18 guns each, were rid- 
ing at the Texel, which had joined Jones's fleet, and with 
the force getting ready, and that may join, will make a 
formidable flying squadron; the intelligence concerning 



120 PAUL JONES 

which, I got a steady gentleman in town to collect, and 
you may rely on the whole. 

"I hope, Sir, I may call on the Admiralty once more to 
keep an eye on the North Sea, to look after this rover. 
The proper station for ships will be in Harwich, the Hum- 
ber, and in the Firth of Forth. As to Shields and Holy 
Island, there is not depth of water for large ships ; and if 
the Admiralty sends a proper number of 50 guns, or one 
or two of 60, and some frigates, stationed as above, Jones 
may be timely cut off before he is strengthened further 
by the capture of more of our small cruisers, or capital 
frigates ; for I am certain, that there is no probability of 
the Dutch giving up the Serapls and Countess of Scar- 
borough; on the contrary they laugh at our memorial, and 
give Jones every encouragement he can expect or wish." 
* * * * 

Letters from France say, that Paul Jones is made a 
Knight of the order of St. Lewis. 

"The Morning Post and Daily Advertiser," Wednes- 
day, November 3, 1779. 

A gentleman who came to town yesterday morning 
from Holland, declared at a Coffee-house near the 
'Change, that he saw Paul Jones at the Hague last Thurs- 
day evening, that he is much caressed by the Dutch and 
that he saw his ships lie in the Texel. According to this 
account Jones could not be at Paris, as has been asserted 
in some of the papers. 

"London Evening Post," Friday, November 12, 1779. 

A letter from Ostend, says, "We just now hear that 
Paul Jones is preparing to leave the Texel with his ships, 
on a fresh cruize, the object of which is kept a profound 



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secret ; but it has no doubt in view some depredation on 
the North of Great Britain. The Serapis is said to be 
coming to Dunkirk to repair, and that he is to have one 
of their large privateers in her stead, with the Pallas, and 
two other vessels." 

"The Morning Post and Daily Advertiser," Satur- 
day, November 13, 1779. 

The livery should not be in too great a hurry to promise 
their votes to any citizen who has declared himself a can- 
didate for the vacant Chamberlainship, as it is almost a 
certainty that Gen. Burgoyne, Paul Jones, Charles Fox, 
Cunningham the pirate, or some other of our desperate 
patriots will declare themselves in a few days. 

The last letters by the Dutch Mail advise, that notice 
has been given Paul Jones that the time limited for his 
refitting being expired, he must put to sea within the 
course of ten days, which injunction he promised to com- 
ply with. A proper force of English frigates is waiting 
in order to salute him on his sailing out of the mouth of 
the Texel. 

"London Evening Post," Monday, November 15, 1779. 

A gentleman who came from Holland on Saturday says, 
that Paul Jones with his fleet, sailed out of the Texel last 
Tuesday, and that he had taken on board provisions for 
a seven months cruize. 

"London Evening Post," Tuesday, November 16, 1779. 

Hague, Nov. 4. 

Sir Joseph Yorke, the English Ambassador to this 
republick, has presented the following Memorial to their 
High Mightinesses, viz. : 



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"High and Mighty Lords, 

"In thanking your High Mightinesses for the orders 
which your humanity, dictated relative to the wounded 
men on board the two King's ships, the Serapis and the 
Countess of Scarborough, I cannot but comply with the 
strict orders of his Majesty, by renewing, in the strong- 
est and most pressing manner, his request that those ships 
and their crews may be stopped, and delivered up, which 
the Pirate Paul Jones of Scotland, who is a rebel subject, 
and a criminal of the state, has taken. 

"The sentiment of equity and justice which your High 
Mightinesses possess, leave me no room to doubt but 
that, upon mature deliberation upon all the circumstances 
of this affair, you will acknowledge the reasonableness of 
this request, founded both on the most solemn treaties 
now subsisting between Great Britain and the United 
Provinces, and the right and customs of nations in friend- 
ship and alliance. 

"The stipulations of the treaty of Breda of the 2Oth of 
July, 1667 (old Stile) confirmed particularly in that of 
1716, and all the later ones are too clear and incontestible 
in that respect for the full force of them not to be felt. 

"The King would think he derogated from his own 
dignity, as well as that of your High Mightinesses, was 
he to enter into the particulars of a case so notorious as 
that in question, or to set before the eyes of the ancient 
friends and allies of his Crown analagous examples of 
other Princes and States, but will only remark, that all 
the placards even of your High Mightinesses require, 
that all the Captains of foreign armed vessels shall, upon 
their arrival, present their letters of marque or commis- 
sion, and authorities, according to the custom of the 
Admiralties, to treat all those as pirates whose letters are 



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found to be illegal for want of being granted by a Sov- 
ereign power. 

"The quality of Paul Jones, and all the circumstances 
of the affair, are too notorious for your High Mighti- 
nesses to be ignorant of them. The eyes of all Europe 
are fixed upon your resolution; your High Mightinesses 
too well know the value of good faith not to give an 
example of it in this essential rencontre. The smallest 
deviation from so sacred a rule by weakening the friend- 
ship of neighbors, may produce serious consequences. 

"The King has always glorified in cultivating the 
friendship of your High Mightinesses; his Majesty con- 
stantly persists in the same sentiments; but the English 
nation does not think that it any ways has deserved its 
fellow citizens to be imprisoned in the ports of the repub- 
lic by a man of no character, a subject of the same coun- 
try, and who enjoys that liberty which they are de- 
prived of. 

"It is for these and many other stirring reasons, which 
cannot escape the wisdom and penetration of your High 
Mightinesses, that the underwritten hopes to receive a 
speedy and favourable answer, conformable to the just 
expectation of the King his Master and the British na- 
tion. 

"Done at the Hague, Oct. 29, 1779. 

"SiR JOSEPH YORKE." 

* * * * 

Paul Jones's squadron now consists of one ship of 
40 guns, one of 32, one of 26, and two other vessels of 16 

guns each. 

* * * * 

Paul Jones is said to have left the Texel, with an in- 
tent to pay a visit to these coasts before Christmas. If 
this be true, the British memorial lately presented to the 



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States, falls to the ground, and only adds a fresh instance 
to the imbecility of our councils. 

"The Morning Post and Daily Advertiser," Thursday, 
November 18, 1779. 

Hague, Nov. 10. 

On the 25th of last month their High Mightinesses 
came to the following resolution relative to Paul Jones's 
squadron and prizes, and delivered the same to the Eng- 
lish Ambassador : 

"That their High Mightinesses being informed that 
three frigates had lately arrived at the Texel, namely, two 
French and one called an American, commanded by Paul 
Jones, bringing with them two prizes taken by them in 
the open sea, and called the Serapis and the Countess of 
Scarborough, described in the Ambassador's Memorial. 
That their High Mightinesses having for a century past 
strictly observed the following maxim, and notified the 
same by placards, viz., that they will, in no respect what- 
ever, pretend to judge of the legality or illegality of the 
actions of those who have on the open sea taken any 
vessels which do not belong to this country, and bring 
them into any of the ports of this republic, that they only 
open their ports to them to give them shelter from storms 
or other disasters, and that they oblige them to put to 
sea again with their prizes without unloading or dispos- 
ing of their cargoes, but letting them remain exactly as 
when they arrived. That their High Mightinesses will 
not examine whether the prizes taken by the three frigates 
in question belong to the French or the Americans, or 
whether they are legal or illegal prizes, but leave that to 
be determined by the proper judges, and will oblige them 
to put to sea, that they may be liable to be retaken, and 
by that means brought before the proper judge, partic- 



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ulariy as his Excellency, the Ambassador, must own he 
would have no less a right to reclaim the above mentioned 
ships, if they had been private property, than as they 
have been King's ships ; therefore their High Mightinesses 
are not authorized to pass judgment upon these prizes, or 
the person of Paul Jones ; that as to what regards acts of 
humanity, their High Mightinesses have already made 
appear how ready they are to shew them towards the 
wounded on board those vessels, and that they have given 
orders accordingly. That an extract of the present reso- 
lution shall be given to Sir Joseph Yorke by the Agent 
Vander Burch de Spierinxhock." 

* * * * 

From the answer of the States General to Sir Joseph 
Yorke's memorial respecting Paul Jones, it appears clearly 
that they are anxious to avoid a dispute with either of 
the belligerent powers; thro' their pretended neutrality 
militates too essentially against the interests of England, 
for our ministers to depend any longer on their profes- 
sions of amity. 

"The Gazetteer and New Daily Advertiser," Thursday, 
November 18, 1779. 

Newcastle, Nov. Jj. 

We hear that Paul Jones will not be able to put to sea 
again without having another brush with four of our 
frigates, who are constantly cruizing off the Texel, with 
orders not to quit that station till they bring him to action. 

* * * * 

By a private letter from the Hague we are informed, 
that the politicians in that centre of politics are unani- 
mously of opinion, that no satisfactory answer will 
be given to the Memorial of Sir Joseph Yorke. The 
State General will order Jones to depart as soon as possi- 



126 PAUL JONES 

ble, without disposing of his prizes ; and orders will be 
given to furnish him with no more stores than are neces- 
sary to carry him into the first neutral or free port. But 
these orders will be so general, that on sundry pretexts 
they may very easily, and most certainly will be eluded. 

"London Evening Post," Friday, November 19, 1779. 

Everybody is impatient to know what answer will be 
given to Sir Joseph Yorke's last memorial, which will, in 
all probability, soon appear, as the States assembled the 
day before yesterday, and were to examine the said 
memorial before they proceeded to anything else. 

We are informed that six English prisoners, of the crew 
of the Serapis, having found means to escape from that 
ship, came to the English Ambassador at the Hague, who 
gave them money to bear their expenses to England ; that 
these men went afterwards to Amsterdam, in order to 
embark for England, but they were stopt in that city. 
This seems a little hard, and an infringement of all rights, 
particularly that of nations; they endeavored however, 
to colour over this proceeding, by saying it was Jones's 
people that seized these men, unknown to the Magistrate ; 
but would they have dared do anything without his knowl- 
edge, which throws such a contempt upon his authority? 
The conduct of the Amsterdammers is very unaccount- 
able; they seem determined to quarrel with the English. 

There are only 25 men of war equipped out of the 41 
that were agreed upon. These will be divided into four 
squadrons. 

"The Morning Post and Daily Advertiser," Friday, 
November 19, 1779. 

Paul Jones's squadron are most certainly ordered to 
leave the Texel immediately; they Consist of five ships 



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(including the Serapis and Countess of Scarborough, 
prizes) in all ; as the force that is sent to watch their com- 
ing is something superior, it is to be hoped the next 
port which their renegade makes will be an English one, 
under convoy of His Majesty's. 

[Extract of a letter from Rotterdam, Oct. 26.] 

"You will know that the rebel and villain Paul Jones 
is in Amsterdam, however, he is not generally caressed, 
and it is therefore I suppose that he keeps himself quiet. 
He appears in French regimental and not in English, as 
mentioned in the English papers. He was one day at the 
Hague; another in Rotterdam, but few persons know of 
his being here. One man was in our warehouse, who 
with another made his escape in a boat from Paul Jones's 
ship, they were told of the English prisoners who were 
set to attend their wounded companions. At present the 
wounded are all on shore, by order of the Prince of 
Orange, and properly attended and when well will be free 
men again. 

"The Morning Post and Daily Advertiser," Monday^ 
November 22, 1779. 

We learn from Utrecht, that the Gazette of that Prov- 
ince has been suppressed. The reason for it is as fol- 
lows: A vessel of Paul Jones's, which a few weeks ago 
brought two prizes into one of the ports of Norway, the 
Captain having been obliged to release them and to quit 
the port himself in 24 hours as he neither bore a flag, nor 
could show letters of marque from any sovereign 
acknowledged by his Danish Majesty, Mr. Pench, editor 
of the French Utrecht Gazette, having admitted in his 
paper No. 91, of the 22d of October, several very offen- 



128 PAUL JONES 

sive expressions, highly reflecting on this proceeding and 
entirely out of his department, he has been suspended 
until such time as he shall have made proper satisfaction. 
The wisdom of our government, and of our illustrious 
magistrates do not permit the Gazettes to be converted 
into indecent libels against any power in Europe. As 
Mr. Pench has made a very respectful submission to the 
Danish Envoy, we hope that the King of Denmark will 
permit his minister to intercede for him, and that he soon 
will be allowed to follow his occupation. 



"The Gazetteer and New Daily Advertiser," Wednes- 
day, December i, 1779. 

Leyden, Nov. 25. 

The notoriety of the reclamations made by Sir Joseph 
Yorke to the States General, on the subject of Paul 
Jones, having excited a general attention throughout all 
the nations of Europe, as to the ultimate termination of 
it, we are happy in the opportunity of communicating 
to the public the final and definitive resolution of the 
States, which we represent impartially, and in the 
very terms in which it was conceived. This resolution is 
drawn up with great skill, as it agrees scrupulously with 
the principles of neutrality, which they profess, without 
any violation of the amity subsisting between Great Brit- 
ain and the Republic. The following is the translation : 

Wednesday, Nov. 19, 1779. 

"On resuming the deliberations respecting the Memo- 
rial presented by Sir Joseph Yorke, the Ambassador 
Extraordinary, and Plenipotentiary of his Majesty the 
King of Great Britain, to their High Mightinesses, on the 
of last month, renewing, in consequence of particu- 



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lar orders from his said Majesty, the most pressing 
solicitations for the restitution of the two vessels of war 
the Serapis and Countess of Scarborough, and also for 
the release of their respective crews, which one named 
Paul Jones had captured, it has been resolved to return 
the following answer to the last Memorial of the above 
mentioned Ambassador: 

"That, upon the repeated instances made by the Ambas- 
sador, by order of his Court, for the restitution of the 
vessels of war the Serapis and Countess of Scarborough 
and also for the releasement of their respective crews, 
which one named Paul Jones had captured, and with 
which he had entered the Texel, their High Mightinesses 
have repeatedly taken into their most serious considera- 
tion all the circumstances of the affair ; that they find 
themselves under the necessity of beseeching his Majesty 
to believe that their High Mightinesses still continue in 
their old maxim of rigid neutrality, and that without 
concerning themselves with any decision respecting the 
legality or illegality of the capture of those prizes brought 
into their ports, they will compel them to put to sea. . . . 
Their High Mightinesses are of opinion that this maxim 
which they allude to is entirely consistent with all their 
treaties; . . . but to shew that it was no intention or 
inclination of theirs that any succours should be procured 
in their territories for the aid of his Majesty's Colonies 
in America, they issued immediately, on the entry of Paul 
Jones into their harbour, a strict order, that he should not 
be supplied with any species of military ammunition, nor 
any other articles of any kind, excepting only such as 
were necessary for him in going to sea again, and for 
his reaching the first port where he could be received. 

"That their High Mightinesses will likewise give orders 
for him to depart as soon as his vessels are in a condition 



130 PAUL JONES 

to put to sea, and there is a favourable wind; and will 
even force him to obey this injunction in case there should 
be any occasion. That their High Mightinesses assure 
him that he may depend on it, that they shall invariably 
persist in the declaration which they made to his Maj- 
esty . . ." That they did not wish to do anything from 
which it might be inferred that they acknowledged the 
independence of his Majesty's American Colonies; "and 
that they will not afford either succour or asylum to 
Paul Jones, but will uniformly pursue the conduct they 
have at all times maintained towards those who have put 
into their ports for shelter in any disasters which have 
befallen them at sea : They do not concern themselves 
with what has happened to them at sea, and without in- 
forming themselves on the subject, they leave everything 
in the same state in which it was a little before the vessel 
entered their country. That their High Mightinesses flat- 
ter themselves that his Majesty, and the English nation, 
for whom their High Mightinesses have the utmost 
esteem, will be contented with these dispositions, without 
insisting farther upon the reclamation made. That an 
extract of the resolution of their High Mightinesses be 
delivered to Sir Joseph Yorke by the Agent Vawder Burk 
de Spivinxhook. That further, the Admiralty College at 
Amsterdam shall be written to, to signify to Paul Jones, 
that their High Mightinesses assure him, that having only 
put in there for the purpose of sheltering his disabled 
vessels from the dangers of the sea, he has had time suf- 
ficient to refit them, and in consequence of that, they 
desire he will set sail as soon as the wind and weather 
render it possible ; and that he will quit their country, as 
their High Mightinesses cannot permit his longer stay; 
and as the approach of winter may reduce him to many 
inconveniences, it will be necessary for him not to let any 



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favourable opportunity for putting to sea escape him. . . . 
That this is the serious intention of their High Mighti- 
nesses and that they do not imagine he will, by opposing 
them, oblige them to pursue measures that will not be 
agreeable to him. That nevertheless, for the greater se- 
curity, and to prevent delays, his Serene Highness the 
Prince Stadtholder, (as High Admiral) is hereby re- 
quested to give orders to Vice-Admiral Theynst, or to 
the officer who commands in the Texel, to observe with 
the utmost care, that the said Paul Jones go out with his 
prizes as soon as the weather and wind permit ; and not 
to admit of any delay but what shall be found absolutely 
necessary; and to aid, by any possible means, not even 
excepting force, the execution of their High Mighti- 
nesses' orders." 

"The Gazetteer and New Daily Advertiser," Thurs- 
day, December 16, 1779. 

Hague, Dec. 10. 

Circumstances having changed relative to Paul 
Jones's squadron, at the Texel, the States General 
have suspended the effect of their resolution of the 
iQth of November. By a future resolution taken by 
their High Mightinesses on the 26th of the same month 
it appears they on that day received a letter from the 
Prince Stadtholder, in which his Serene Highness in- 
formed them, "that conformable to their above-mentioned 
resolution of the I9th of November, he had sent the neces- 
sary orders to Vice-Admiral Rynst, who commands in the 
road of the Texel, that he should use every means, not 
excepting forcible ones, to oblige Paul Jones to put to sea 
with the first fair wind, and that Paul Jones had declared 
he was ready to obey the orders of their High Mighti- 
nesses, and would sail as soon as he was provided with 



132 PAUL JONES 

everything necessary; but that it since happened that on 
the 25th of November Admiral Rynst sent Capt. Van 
Overmeer on board the Serapis, to give notice to the com- 
manding officer, that he must provide himself with a Pilot 
and sail ; he was answered, that that ship was no longer 
commanded by Paul Jones, but by the French Captain 
Cotensau de Cosgelin, who had taken possession of her in 
the name of the King of France." 

The Prince then refers to Vice-Admiral Rynst's letter, 
and adds, "that till he received the further orders of their 
High Mightinesses he had wrote to Admiral Rynst not 
to use any forcible means till further orders with regard 
to the ships in question, and that their commanders should 
prove they had French commissions, but that the former 
orders should nevertheless remain in force with regard 
to the ship called the Alliance, actually commanded by 
Paul Jones;" and his Serene Highness at the same time 
"charged the Vice-Admiral to take care that, conformable 
to the treaty of the 3d of November, 1756, none of the 
prisoners who were not brought into the road on board 
that vessel should be carried on board her." The Prince 
further hopes, that the States will approve his conduct in 
this affair; their High Mightinesses having deliberated 
upon this, they immediately thanked the Prince Stadt- 
holder for what he had communicated to them, and en- 
tirely approved of his proceedings in the affair in ques- 
tion, and they mean to deliberate upon what is further to 
be done in it. 



JONES'S LETTER IN THE LEYDEN 
GAZETTE 



JONES'S LETTER IN THE LEYDEN 
GAZETTE 

"The Morning Post and Daily Advertiser," Novem- 
ber 24, 1779. 

The following letter was addressed from Paul Jones to 
the Editor of the Leyden Gazette. 

"From on board the Bon Homme Richard, heretofore, 
the Serapis man-of-war, in the Texel, Nov. n. 
Sir, 

"It gives me great pain to observe, that the translation 
of an extract from my journal, which has appeared in 
your Gazette, is prefaced by a remark which leads people 
to suppose that I have endeavoured to increase my own 
reputation by lessening that of another. So far from 
having any such design, it has never been my wish to 
make any complaint whatsoever against an officer, or any 
other person serving under me public, not the behaviour 
even of Capt. Landais excepted. 

"In a journal a man conveys his ideas just as they occur 
to him at the time he writes, whether they are formed 
from proper observations, are in consequence of another 
person's representations, or such as arise from appear- 
ances. He therefore must be subject to errors, which 
afterwards he. may have it in his power to correct. If it 
had been my intention to have published my journal, I 
should certainly not have done it without that precaution, 
had it been only in regard to the style ; much less should 
I have given it to the public after it had undergone a 

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136 PAUL JONES 

translation from the original, just as it stood from the 
time of writing it. 

"I am fully persuaded that this publication has been 
made without the smallest intention on your part to hurt 
any one's character; but as an unfavorable impression 
may possibly be left in the minds of the public, concern- 
ing the conduct of Capt. Ricot, I am obliged in honor to 
declare, that, since the action, he has cleared up his con- 
duct in that affair entirely to my satisfaction. It now 
plainly appears, that the Lieutenant who was the boat- 
pilot, disobeyed the express orders of Capt. Ricot, in not 
coming to my assistance. I ought likewise to declare, I 
had not any design to reflect, in the most distant manner, 
on Capt. Chamillard, or any other officer on board the 
Bon Homme Richard during the action, the gunner, the 
carpenter, and the captain of the soldiers excepted. The 
crew was very indifferently composed, but the officers, 
tho' young men, behaved, in the midst of the most im- 
minent dangers, with the greatest calmness and bravery, 
which, at the same time that it reflects the highest honour 
upon them, demands my sincerest thanks. 

"I cannot, Sir, conclude this letter, without taking the 
opportunity of paying my sincere acknowledgments to 
Captain Cotineau, commander of the Pallas, both respect- 
ing his engagement with the Countess of Scarborough, 
and the particular solicitude which he discovered for the 
situation of the Bon Homme Richard. Captain Ricot, 
above all, claims my particular thanks for his attentive 
assiduity regarding the motions of the Bon Homme 
Richard, and that of his first Lieutenant, and the detach- 
ment from his crew, which came to my assistance imme- 
diately after the action, and did everything in their power 
to save the ship. My gratitude is also owing to the offi- 
cers and crew of the Alliance for the generous inclina- 



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tion which, as I afterwards learnt, they discovered to get 
as near the enemy as they possibly could, conformably 
to my orders, and to give all the assistance which could 
be expected from them, and I am absolutely persuaded 
that in case they could have accomplished their wishes, 
or that Captain Landais had taken the advice of his offi- 
cers I should have received such speedy succour from 
them, as would have finished the action before the ships 
had been so much injured, and by these means many 
lives would have been saved, as well as the ship le Bon 
Homme Richard. 

"I have the honour to be with much respect, &c, 

"(Signed) J. PAUL JONES." 



UNDER WAY AGAIN 



UNDER WAY AGAIN 

"The Gazetteer and New Daily Advertiser," Friday, 
December 3, 1779. 

[Extract of a letter from Dublin, Nov. 23.] 

By the last vessels which arrived at Harwich from the 
Texel we hear, that Paul Jones's squadron was com- 
pletely refitted ; but that it was currently reported at 
Amsterdam, the ships would be sold to the best bidder, 
as that arch rebel did not think it safe to put to sea, from 
his knowledge of the English frigates that were cruizing 
for him. This report, however, was not much credited, 
as many people supposed he only waited for a proper 
opportunity of stealing away to some port of French 
Flanders. 

"London Evening Post," Tuesday, December 7, 1779. 

Friday last arrived the Earl of Besborough packet 
with a mail ; by her we are informed that Paul Jones's 
squadron is joined by four French frigates, and that 
Jones, being determined not to be taken alive, should he 
be overcome by the English, has concealed a quantity 
of lead in his cloaths to sink himself. 

"London Evening Post," Wednesday, December 29, 
1779. 

Paul Jones sailed out of the Texel, in the Alliance 
frigate, on the I3th instant; so that it is probable we 
shall soon hear of his farther exploits upon our coast, if 

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142 PAUL JONES 

he does not, which is suspected, sail directly for America. 
It is not certain whether he has any other ships with him 
or not. 

"London Evening Post," Friday, December 31, 1779. 

The following is an exact list of Paul Jones's squad- 
ron : the Serapis of 44 guns, commanded by a French 
officer; the Alliance, of 38 guns, on board of which is 
Paul Jones ; a French frigate, of 30 guns ; another of 24, 
the Countess of Scarborough, of 20, a sloop of war of 
16 and one of 14; and two cutters, one of 12, the other 
of 10 guns, and it is said they are all well manned. All 
the English seamen, taken on board the Scarborough and 
Serapis, are set at liberty; most of the wounded are re- 
covered, and all of them have entered with Capt. Pearson 
in the ship he is appointed to. They are allowed one 
shilling per diem for subsistence, till a vessel arrives from 
England to carry them to the River Thames, where his 
ship lies. 

"The Gazetteer and New Daily Advertiser," Thurs- 
day, December 30, 1779. 

[Extract of a letter from Amsterdam, Dec. 24.] 

"Paul Jones is still here, but supposed to sail as soon 
as the wind will admit; all the ships are under French 
colours. Admiral Retz, who commands in the Texel, sent 
to him when the time expired that he was ordered by the 
States to quit Holland, and acquainted him, that unless 
he left the Texel before the next morning, he should send 
a force sufficient to drive him out; at this time he had 
American colours flying. The next morning the Admiral 
sent an officer to see if he was gone, who returning said, 
that Paul Jones's ship was under French colours, and had 



CONTEMPORARY ACCOUNTS 143 

informed him that he no longer belonged to the Amer- 
icans, but to the crown of France; this answer silenced 
the Admiral. A mezzotinto print of him is in all the 
shops in Amsterdam, the Hague, and Rotterdam ; it was 
scraped by an English artist who resides here. 

"London Evening Post," Saturday, January i, 1780. 

"Sailed on Wednesday evening from St. Helen's, hav- 
ing slipped their cables, in quest of the Serapis and Scar- 
borough, taken some time since by Paul Jones, the fol- 
lowing ships: Namure, Courageaux, Centaur, Valiant, 
Thunderer, Buffalo, Portland, Emerald, Seaford and 
Camel; the Ha-wke and Wolfe sloops, in consequence of 
a signal made by one of the frigates cruising off the 
island ; the Wolfe is returned, and reports, that the above 
ships were in sight of the fleet they went in quest of." 

"The General Advertiser and Morning Intelligencer," 
Saturday, January i, 1780. 

"On Monday, last, at nine in the morning, Capt. Paul 
Jones sailed from the Texel. The English ships sent in 
search of him were driven from the Dutch coast, by the 
violence of the winds, a fortnight ago. 

"Captain Pearson and Piercy took their leave this day 
of Sir Joseph Yorke, and the packet that brings this letter 
to you will have the honour of bearing those two heroes 
to their native country." 

"The General Advertiser and Morning Intelligencer," 
Tuesday, January 4, 1780. 

A few days before Paul Jones sailed from the Texel, 
he performed an action which marked in the strangest 
manner his bold, decisive and sanguinary character; and 



which struck hundreds of spectators with horror and 
amazement. Eight of his ship's crew seized the ship's 
longboat, with an intention to desert, and rowed a little 
space from shore, when news of this incident was brought 
to the Captain, who instantly went upon deck, and per- 
ceiving that they would be beyond his reach before he 
should be able to go in pursuit of them, very calmly, 
with his own hands, pointed one of the ship's guns 
against the boat, and sunk it with the eight deserters, in 
the bottom of the ocean. The above anecdote we re- 
ceived from a lady of character, who had it from her 
brother at Amsterdam. 

"London Evening Post," Tuesday, January 4, 1780. 

Twenty-seven ships in all, sailed from the Texel, eight 
only of which are taken; the nineteen others are sup- 
posed to have got into Brest ; and as they are said to have 
kept along the French coast, it is imagined that they had 
all the really exceptional articles on board, such as tim- 
ber, canvass, cordage, powder, &c. 

Paul Jones sailed with the above ships from the Texel, 
but kept close to shore with the nineteen ships, and is 
supposed to have got into Brest with them, as none of 
them were seen by any of our ships. 
* * * * 

Paul Jones is shortly to make his appearance in a much 
superior naval character, as the Queen of France has the 
highest opinion of his abilities. 

"London Evening Post," Wednesday, January 5, 1780. 

"When Paul Jones appeared off the Humber, in Sep- 
tember, he made a signal for pilots, two of whom went 
off, and were detained by him on board his own ship. In 



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the engagement with the Serapis, Jackson, one of the 
pilots, who was repeatedly desired by Jones, but would 
not stay below, had the misfortune to lose an arm. He 
has returned lately from Holland, and speaks of Paul 
Jones in the warmest terms of gratitude, who has sent 
him home with one hundred dollars in his pocket, and 
has written a letter to our Mayor and corporation, assur- 
ing them that he procured the pilots only for his own 
safety. He desires that they would certify annually that 
Jackson is alive, on the receipt of which certificate, he 
has procured him the allowance of half pilotage (half 
of what he usually earned by his profession) for the 
remainder of his life. You may depend upon this fact" 

"London Evening Post," Monday, January 10, 1780. 

We have received advice here that a tender from Eng- 
land, of 200 ton burthen, is arrived in the Texel to take 
on board the English seamen and officers late belonging 
to the Serapis and Scarborough. Before the action with 
Paul Jones they had near 500 men, but by the killed 
and wounded (many of the latter of which have died), 
desertion, &c., not more than 200 will embark. 
* * * * 

[Extract of a letter from Deal, Jan. 7.] 

"This day arrived here from a cruize after Paul Jones, 
of whom he had not been able to see or hear anything, 
Commodore Reynolds, in the Jupiter of 50 guns, with 
the Stag of 32, and the Amazon of 24, two sloops and a 
cutter." 

"London Evening Post," Tuesday, January n, 1780. 

A letter from Weymouth, dated Jan. 8th, has the fol- 
lowing paragraph : "Lord Digby has a letter, by express 



146 PAUL JONES 

from his brother the Admiral, which says, the famou; 
Paul Jones is taken. On this occasion there were rejoic- 
ings at Sherborne, near which is his Lordship's seat." 

"The General Advertiser and Morning Intelligencer," 
Wednesday, January 12, 1780. 

[Extract of a letter from Portsmouth, Jan. 10.] 

"Captain Paul Jones left the Texel the 27th of Decem- 
ber, in the morning, in the Alliance, American frigate, 
and a small Boston Privateer of 10 guns. The Alliance 
mounts 40 guns on one deck and is reckoned a remark- 
able fine vessel, and swift sailer. Jones said, on his de- 
parture he was an over match for any frigate in the 
British Navy, and that his ship sailed faster than any 
line of battleship. The Alliance is exceedingly well 
planned, having 320 seamen on board; but Jones wants 
officers, and therefore prevailed on the celebrated Cap- 
tain Conyngham to go his second in command as far as 
Brest." 

"The General Advertiser and Morning Intelligencer," 
Thursday, January 20, 1780. 

[Extract of a letter from the surgeon of the Jane armed ship of 
20 pounders and 125 men, dated Little Nore, Dec. 24.] 

"I wrote you some time ago of our design of cruising 
in quest of Paul Jones off the Texel. We parted com- 
pany with the fleet in a gale of wind on the 8th and on 
the tenth fell in with two French ships, one of them a 
frigate of 24 six and nine pounders, and 80 men. We 
had a very warm engagement with them for four hours, 
when they were glad to sheer off, leaving us so shattered 
in our masts and rigging, as to disable us either from 
chasing them, or continuing our cruize, so were forced to 



CONTEMPORARY ACCOUNTS 147 

put in here to refit. We had only three men slightly 
wounded, which was surprising in an engagement of such 
a length and against so great superiority of strength." 

It is confidently reported that Paul Jones is cruizing 
with his squadron about the Lands' End. Tuesday or- 
ders were sent from the Admiralty to Plymouth for sev- 
eral frigates to put to sea immediately. It is said they 
are going in quest of the above adventurer. 

"The General Advertiser and Morning Intelligencer," 
Monday, January 24, 1780. 

[Extract of a letter from Paris, Jan. n.] 
"The flotilla, late under the command of Paul Jones, 
which sailed from the Texel at the same time as the 
Dutch convoy, has put into Dunkirk. As to Paul Jones, 
who commands the Alliance, he has continued his course, 
and .it is thought will put into 1'Orient." 

"The General Advertiser and Morning Intelligencer," 
Thursday, January 27, 1780. 

[Extract of a letter from Dover, January 24.] 
"Yesterday landed here, out of an open boat from Dun- 
kirk, one White and another sailor, who report that they 
belonged to a vessel laden with corn, bound to the port 
of London, but were taken a few days ago, by Paul Jones, 
and sent into Dunkirk. They further say, that they con- 
cealed themselves under deck, and in the night cut a boat 
from the moorings, and put to sea without any provisions, 
except a biscuit or two they had in their pocket. They 
say that at the same time that Jones took them he took 
two colliers, all off Portland, and sent them also for Dun- 
kirk. The poor fellows had no money, but the boat was 
valued and sold, by which they got more than sufficient to 
carry them home to their families." 



LAST RUMORS 



LAST RUMORS 

"London Evening Post," Saturday, April 22, 1780. 

The Americans are preparing an expedition against the 
English island of Santa Croix, in the West Indies. It is 
to go from France, and to consist of two ships, of the 
line, and 800 men. This measure is taken in consequence 
of the Court of Denmark's having given up the Betsey, 
Capt. Fisher, and another vessel, which were taken in the 
North Seas last year by Paul Jones, and carried into 
Bergen ; which, the Americans say, was treating them like 
rebels. 

"The General Advertiser and Morning Intelligencer," 
Wednesday, May 10, 1780. 

[Extract of a letter from Paris, April 30.] 

"The famous Captain Paul Jones actually lodges in 
this city with Mr. Adams, at the Hotel Valois, Rue Riche- 
lieu. Last Tuesday he went to the opera, where he re- 
ceived the applause of the audience who testified their joy 
to see that intrepid mariner." 

"The General Advertiser and Morning Intelligencer," 
Wednesday, June 28, 1780. 

[Extract of a letter from Plymouth-Dock, June 23.] 

"We received intelligence this day by express from 
Bristol, that the noted Paul Jones has once more made his 
appearance in Bristol Channel, where it is apprehended 
he will do much mischief ; his force consists of a 50 gun 



152 PAUL JONES 

ship and two frigates; and as there are no ships of 
strength on that station at present to check his career, it 
is not to be doubted but what his success will be much too 
favourable." 

"The Gazetteer and New Daily Advertiser," Thurs- 
day, July 6, 1780. 

Sligo, June 23. 

For some days past, six large ships, supposed to 
be Paul Jones's squadron, have been cruising in our 
Bay, and off the Isle of Arran; they landed in boats 
in two or three different places, and took off a num- 
ber of sheep, black cattle, and fowl, particularly at 
the Rosses ; and also plundered a rush wherry with fish. 
To these very alarming circumstances, we are sorry to 
add, that on Sunday the i8th instant, about six o'clock in 
the evening, one of the above ships, mounting 36 guns, 
with English colours, came up with, and took the Swallow 
of this port, Capt. Martin, after a chase of twelve hours ; 
she sailed from hence only the evening before, and was 
bound to Greenock with a very valuable cargo of provi- 
sions. The above disagreeable intelligence is attested by 
the mate, and one of the hands, who got on shore in the 
Swallow's boat just before she was boarded, and who ar- 
rived here on Wednesday evening last. 

"London Evening Post," Saturday, August 5, 1780. 

The Honourable Commissioners of his Majesty's Cus- 
toms have this day received an account, containing a cor- 
roboration of the above. It is further added, that Paul 
Jones's squadron appeared off Kirkwall on the 2Oth, con- 
sisting of four frigates and that one of them stood so 
close in shore that they cpuld perceive her to be of con- 
siderable force, and full of men. 



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The ship which Jones had hoisted his broad pundant on 
board was the largest of the fleet, and named the Vigilant. 
A capital house at 1'Orient is said to be principally con- 
cerned in the adventure. 

An account arrived this day at the Custom house from 
Aberdeen, that the French privateer, which has for some 
time molested that coast, still maintains her station. She 
has taken three more vessels, and run two on shore. 

The appearance of Paul Jones on the coast, will, it is 
hoped accelerate the subscription for erecting the battery 
at Leith ; respecting which the publick have already taken 
a sufficient time to deliberate. The sooner it is begun 
the better, for publick buildings are never too hastily 
finished. 

"London Evening Post," Thursday, August 10, 1780. 

A letter from an Officer on board the Biensaisant, to a 
Gentleman in Edinburgh, dated July 22, says, "Yesterday 
morning we discovered a large ship, and stood towards 
her under French colours. As soon as we came along 
side she struck, and proved to be the Margarette, from 
St. Domingo, with coffee, sugar, cotton, and indigo, val- 
ued at 16,000 1. She had been taken by the Valiant man- 
of-war, and retaken by the Count d'Artois, of 64 guns, 
which lately took several rich Glasgow ships on the Irish 
Coast. The prisoners say, that Paul Jones is gone to 
America, to desire the Congress to demand satisfaction 
from the Court of France, for their ill usage in not giving 
him the command of the Serapis, which he took last year. 
We met with the Panther man-of-war this day, from 
Gibraltar; they bring accounts, that the garrison are in 
high spirits, and fear not the attempts of the Spaniards." 



154 PAUL JONES 

"London Evening Post," Wednesday, August 23, 1780. 

Yesterday a hooker was sent to look for one of the 
prizes taken by the Snapper privateer of Liverpool and is 
returned here, having found the said vessel in the harbour 
of Crookhaven ; her cargo consists of masts, yards, rosin, 
turpentine, and naval stores for three frigates. The mas- 
ter of the hooker reports that Paul Jones is lying at the 
Cape with a 64 gun ship and a small vessel of 14 guns, 
but we hope the convoy to the fleet will be strong enough 
for him. 



AN ANECDOTE 



AN ANECDOTE 

"The General Advertiser and Morning Intelligencer," 
Thursday, September 7, 1780. 

Anecdote of Paul Jones A correspondent has favored 
us with the following information concerning the famous 
partisan, Paul Jones, which we present to our readers, as 
it is so very different from the general character given 
of him, and may be depended upon as genuine. 

In the first place, most people honour Scotland with 
his birth, but our correspondent asks, if ever they heard 
of that name in Scotland? The answer will be no; for 
as poor as some parts of Wales are, I believe a Welsh- 
man would have more pride than to leave Wales to settle 
in Scotland but he accounts for it thus; a gentleman in 
Cumberland had an amour with a young woman in that 
county, the consequence of which was the birth of Paul, 
to whom they gave the surname of Jones; and in order 
that the affair might be kept a profound secret, he was 
sent to nurse across the water into Scotland with the wife 
of Lord Selkirk's gardiner, where he continued until he 
was eleven or twelve years old, when he was put appren- 
tice, to a Captain of a ship ; and turning out an excellent 
sailor, after his apprenticeship ended, he was promoted. 
Some years afterwards he, by accident, was so unfortu- 
nate as to kill the carpenter of the ship to which he be- 
longed, for which he was tried and honourably acquitted. 
After this he went and took part with the Colonies at the 
commencement of the trouble, and in time to America, 
where he gained the esteem of many, obtained commis- 



158 PAUL JONES 

sions from Congress and Dr. Franklin. His various 
enterprizes and successes are well known, but his con- 
duct respecting the robbery committed by his crew at 
Lord Selkirk's, remains yet to be cleared up, notwith- 
standing he purchased, at public vendue (auction) in 
France, all the Earl's plate, and sent his Lordship a letter 
of excuse, and an apology for his conduct, acquainting 
his Lordship, that he had brought all the plate, and that 
it lay at his Lordship's disposal at a banker's in Paris, 
where it remains to this time. 

A gentleman who happened to be at Nantz when Paul 
Jones was there, about three years ago, had the curiosity 
to go on board Mr. Jones's ship, in order to see this fa- 
mous adventurer; of this visit he gives the following ac- 
count. That when he came on board the ship, he found 
the vessel as clean and sweet as any British man-of-war, 
his men in the greatest order, and that he carried his com- 
mand without an oath, and he appeared to be very well 
bred, and a man of few words. During his stay in Hol- 
land he supported the same character; since which, a 
friend of our correspondent's has given us the following 
from an English lady now at Versailles Extract of her 
letter, dated Versailles, 7th June, 1780. "The famous 
Paul Jones dines and sups here often, a smart man of six 
and thirty, speaks but little French, appears to be an ex- 
traordinary genius, a poet as well as hero; a few days 
ago he wrote some verses extempore, of which I send you 
a copy. He is greatly admired here, especially by the 
ladies, who are all wild for love of him, as he for them, 

but he adores Lady , who has honoured him with 

every mark of politeness and distinction." 

"Addressed to the Ladies who have done me the hon- 
our of their polite attention Presented by him to Mad- 
emoiselle G 



CONTEMPORARY ACCOUNTS 159 

Insulted Freedom bled ; I felt her cause, 
And drew my sword to vindicate her laws 
From principle, and not for vain applause. 
I've done my best ; self-interest far apart, 
And self-reproach a stranger to my heart ; 
My zeal still prompts, ambitious to pursue, 
The foes, ye fair ! of Liberty and you. 
Grateful for praise, spontaneous, and unbought, 
A generous people's love, not meanly fought ! 
To merit this, and bend the knee to beauty, 
Shall be my earliest and latest duty." 

Extract of another letter from the same to the same, 
dated 24th July, 1780. "Since my last, Paul Jones drank 
tea and supped here If I am in love with him, for love I 
may die; I have as many rivals as there are Ladies, but 

the most formidable is still Lady , who possesses all 

his heart. This Lady is of high rank and virtue ; very 
sensible, good-natured, and affable; besides this, she is 
possessed of youth, beauty, and wit, and every other 
female accomplishment. He is gone, I suppose, for 
America ; they correspond, and his letters are replete with 
elegance, sentiment and delicacy. She drew his picture 
(a striking likeness) and wrote some lines under it, which 
are much admired, and presented it to him, who since he 
received it, is, he says, like a second Narcissus, in love 
with his own resemblance. To be sure he is the most 
agreeable sea wolf one would wish to meet with. As to 
his verses, you may do with them as you please. The 
King has given him a magnificent sword, which, lest it 
should fall into the hands of the enemy, he has begged 
to commit to the care of her Ladyship ; a piece of gallan- 
try, which is here highly applauded. If any further ac- 



160 PAUL JONES 

count of this singular genius should reach my hands, you 
shall have it." 

* N. B. Mademoiselle G and Lady under- 
stand English. 

"The Gazetteer and New Daily Advertiser," Friday, 
December i, 1780. 

Paul Jones is in great disgrace in France for refusing 
to fight Mr. Sullivan, his Second Lieutenant (a native of 
Corke, and nephew to Gen. Sullivan) who thought proper 
to present his behaviour to him. Jones endeavours to 
console himself with the sum of 80,000 1. sterling, which 
he has picked up. 



FAREWELL TO ENGLISH SEAS 



FAREWELL TO ENGLISH SEAS 

"London Evening Post," Monday, December 25, 1780. 

Paul Jones's ship having been throughout repaired, and 
the convoy being ready to sail, consisting of ten sail of 
vessels bound to America, laden with silk, linen, tea in 
great quantities, cloth of all sorts, superfine and coarse 
blankets, wine, and numberless other articles too long to 
mention, two of them had military stores on board; and 
Jones's ship is entirely laden with them ; they sailed from 
hence on the 29th ult. two French frigates attended them ; 
one was going to Martinico with dispatches, and the other 
to Cape Francois for the same purpose ; they were to con- 
voy the above fleet, which was to go by the Southern pas- 
sage as the safest ; the frigate bound to Martinico was to 
leave the fleet when she arrived at her proper latitude for 
that island ; the other frigate was to accompany the con- 
voy, as far as her way lay for Cape Francois. 

"The Gazetteer and New Daily Advertiser," Friday, 
October 25, 1782. 

[Extract of a letter from Edinburgh, Oct. 12.] 

Paul Jones's squadron, which surprised and took the 
forts and settlements in Hudson's Bay, consisted of three 
frigates, and three or four privateers. They got a con- 
siderable booty at Fort Charles and Fort Rupert factories, 
destroyed all the forts and vessels on the Bay, particu- 
larly Forts Nelson and Churchill, and took away with 
them two very valuable loaded vessels belonging to the 

163 



164 PAUL JONES 

Company, which were sent for Boston, prior to Paul 
Jones's bearing away for the North Seas, where it seems 
he is to finish his cruise. It is supposed his booty, exclu- 
sive of the damage he has done the forts and factories, 
cannot amount to less than 100,000 L. 

[Nothing of the sort ever occurred. ED.] 

"The Gazetteer and New Daily Advertiser," Wednes- 
day, December 10, 1783. 

On Friday evening, about nine o'clock, the celebrated 
Paul Jones arrived to town from Paris, with dispatches 
from the American Congress for his passage from Phila- 
delphia to France ; and after delivering his dispatches on 
Friday evening, he set out the next jnorning at three 
o'clock for Paris, to proceed from thence to America. 



BIBLIOGRAPHY 

Cumberland Packet, April 28, 1778. 

Account of the "Ranger's" descent on Whitehaven and 
taking of the "Drake." 

Paul Jones. Gentlemen's Magazine, London, 1778. 

Scots Magazine, Vol. xl, 1778; Vol. xli, November, 1779. 
Accounts of the "Ranger" and "Bon Homme Richard" 
expeditions in Scottish waters. 

Memoirs of the Celebrated Paul Jones. London Chronicle, 
Sept. 21, 23, 1779. 

John Paul Jones, Postcript to the Pennsylvania Packet, 
Thursday, Dec. 16. 1779. Folio. Broadside. Gives ac- 
count of depredations of Jones on coast of Great Britain 
and the capture of the "Serapis." 

Journals of Congress from Monday, February ist, to Mon- 
day, March ist, 1779. I2mo, 50 pp. Philadelphia: Printed 
by David C. Claypoole, Printer to the Honorable, the 
Congress of the United States of America. 

This is the general title of the series running in 
pamphlet form as follows: March ist to March 30; March 
3ist to April loth; April I2th to April I7th; April igth 
to April 24th; April 24th to May 3rd, etc. 

These Journals for several years on to 1781 contain 
much Paul Jones matter. The later volumes were issued 
by John Patterson, of New York. 

Missive van Z. Hoogheid omtrent de a Engelsche Prys- 
scheepen, onder P. Jones, Texel binnengekomen, 22 Dec., 

1779- 

Folio dispatch concerning the "Serapis" and her cap- 
tors. 

Nader aanteekening van Dordrecht, Rotterdam en Schiedam 
omtrent de resolutie van 17 Nov. 1779 in de saak van Paul 
Jones, 22 Dec. 1779. Folio, sheet. 

167 



i68 PAUL JONES 

Nieuw lied, Een, op de groote held Paul Jones: "Hier komt 

Paul Jones aan, het is soon aardig ventje." Folio, 4 
pages. N.P. N.D. (1779). 

Popular ballad composed to celebrate the arrival of 
Paul Jones in the Texel. 

Resolutie op de Memorie van d. Groot-Britain Ambass 
raakende het geval van twee schepen door P. Jones 
genomen, leggende op de Rheede Van Texel. 21 Oct. 
1779. Folio, 10 pp. 

Resolutie. ... 17 Nov. 1779. Folio, 4 pp. 

Account of the Action with Paul Jones. Gentlemen's Maga- 
zine, Vol. 49, page 494. London, 1779. 

The Annual Register: A View of History, Politics and 

Literature. 8vo. London: 1758 and continuing to date. 
Paul Jones. Volumes for 1779-1780-1781 to 1792. 

Captain Paul Jones's Victory. Ballad. Folio. Broadside. 
N.P. N.D. (1779). 

Paul Jones's Victory: and the Wat'ry God. Folio. Broadside. 
N.P. N.D. (1779.) 

Het Politick systema van de regeering van Amsterdam, in 

een waar daglicht voorgesteld en haar gedrag tegens de 
beschuldiging van den Ridder Yorke, bescheidenlyk ver- 
deedigd in een brief aan een Heer van Regeering in 
Zeeland. Cassandrae si non creditur ruet. Ilium. 8vo, 
50 pp. te Middelburg, by C. Bohemer. te Amsterdam, by 
J. Doll, en te Rotterdam, by D. Vis. N.D. (1780). 
Paul Jones, page 41. 

Echt verslag der voornaamste levensbyzonderheden van John 
Paul Jones, Zee-Kapitein in dienst der Vereenigde Staaten 
van Noord-America, behelzende deszelfs menigvuldige 
Krygsbedrijven, en verbaazende Lotgevallen in Engeland, 
Schotland, lerland, Frankryk, 'America en de West- 
indische Eilanden, enz. Waarby gevoegd is, Een Verhaal 
van het onlangs voorgevallen gevecht tusschen de En- 
gelsche schepen "The Serapis," kapitein Pearson en 
"The Countes of Scarborough," kapitein Piercy, en een 
gedeelte van het Esquader van den commandant Jones, 



BIBLIOGRAPHY 169 

gelyk hetzelve is opgegeven door den Heer Theophilus 
Smart, die ontkomen is van het Schip van Kapitein 
Jones, eenige minuuten voor dat hetzelve zonk. Uit het 
Engelsch vertaald. 8vo, 51 pp. Te Amsterdam; Dirk 
Schuurman. Boekverkooper, op het Rokkin, het 3 de 
Huis van de Vispoort, 1780. 

Engraved portrait of Paul Jones facing title page. 

It is stated in Phibbin's Collection of material formed 
by him with the intention of writing a new life of Jones, 
which was deposited in the British Museum Library in 
1848 that Theophile Smart feigned to be an Irish de- 
serter from the "Bon Homme Richard," who swam ashore 
with his MS. between his teeth, and that the portrait of 
Jones had been originally used as a portrait of General 
Pascal Paoli, and was afterwards affixed to a publication 
for Pugawscheff, or Puogatochow, who pretended to be 
Peter III, and was executed at Moscow, January 10, 1775. 
Phibbin quotes in support of this statement Mercure Fran- 
gais Politique, Historique, et Litteraire, November, 1779, 
where Smart's book is termed a "catch penny publica- 
tion." 

Captain Pearson Knighted. Gentlemen's Magazine, page 
502. London, 1780. 

Captain Pearson Court-Martial. Official Chronicle, London, 
1780. 

Paul Jones: or the Fife Coast Garland. A Heroi-Comical 
Poem. In four parts. In which is contained The Oyster 
Wives of New Haven's Letter to Lord Sandwich. O 
qualis hurly burly fuit! Pol. Mid. Quarto, 37 pp. Edin- 
burgh: Printed in the Year M.DCC.LXXX. 

This is a satire in high-sounding verse making fun of 
the panic that prevailed at the arrival of Commodore 
Jones' squadron off the Scottish Coast. 

De Opper-Admiraal van Holland. Waar in te vinden zyn 

veel fraaije Oorlogs en andere Liederen, alle op de tegens- 
woordige tijds omstandigheid toepasselyk. De Vyfde 
Druk. Met een vignet. I2mo, Q2-Iv pp. t'Amsteldam. 
By B. Koene, Boekdrukker op de Lindegragt. N.D. 
(1780). 

Song book, containing verses celebrating Paul Jones. 



i;o PAUL JONES 

Elegaic Epistles on Love and War. Large 8vo. London, 
March, 1780. 

"Genuine description of the tragical engagement be- 
tween 'Serapis' and 'Bon Homme Richard.' " 

A new song of Paul Jones, the Cumberland Militia, and 
Scarborough Volunteers. Newcastle upon Tyne. 1780. 
(A slip folio.) 

Paul Jones. A new song. London. 1780. (A slip 8vo.) 

"Paul Jones." Broadside, Published by J. Forth, of Peck- 
lington. N.D. (Ca. 1780). 

The Field of Mars. Being an Alphabetical Digestion of the 

principal Naval and Military Engagements in Europe, 
Asia, Africa and America, particularly of Great Britain 
and her Allies from the Ninth Century to the present 
period. Consisting of Attacks, Battles, Decents, Expedi- 
tions, Sea Fights, Attempts, Blockades, Defeats, Inva- 
sions, Storms, Actions, Bombardments, Engagements, 
Reductions, Sieges, Surprises and Skirmishes. Selected 
from the best Historians and Journalists and adjusted 
from the Greatest Authority. Interspersed with concise 
Descriptions of the Towns and Places, the subject of 
each article, to which is prefixed an Essay on the Act of 
War and a comprehensive system of Military and Naval 
Discipline. Embellished with Maps, Charts, Plans and 
Views of Battles. 2 vols. p.n.n. London: Printed for 
J. Macgowan, No. 27 Paternoster Row. M,DCC,LXXXI. 

On Board the "Serapis." John Benton Wright, London 
Magazine. 1781. 

Substance of the Principal Articles in the Centra-Manifesto 
of the States-General of the United Provinces, done at 
the Hague, in answer to the British Manifesto, March, 
1781. Westminster Magazine. 1781. 
Paul Jones, pp. 162, 163, 164. 

Politick Vertoog over het waar sistema van de stad van 

Amsterdam, met relatie tot de Algemeene Belangens der 
Republiek, zo als Hetzelve uit 's Lands, Historien Kan 
Worden Opgemeekt. Benevens Consideratien Over Den 



BIBLIOGRAPHY 171 

Tegen Woordigen Oorlog en Het Voorgevallen in 
de Jaaren 1777-1780. Mitsgaders, Deductie Over de 
Geheime Onderhandenlingen Tusschen Den Heer Van 
Berckel, en de Engelsche Colonien in America, en het 
Tractaat met Dezelve Geslooten te Aken 4 Sept. 1778. 
Uit de Papieren van een Regent van Eene Voor-naame 
Stad, in Eene Der Land-Provintien. 8vo, 346 pp. 
(Utrecht, N.P.) MDCCLXXXI. 
Paul Jones, pp. 115, 127, 148-155. 

De geest van het Politick systems van de regeering van 
Amsterdam of Missive, waarby verslag van Memorie, 
rakende de Tegenwoorden zekere Staats-Zaken. 8vo. 
1781. 

Paul Jones, ou Proph6ties Sur L'Amerique, L'Angleterre, La 
France, L'Espagne, La Hollande, &c. Par Paul-Jones, 
Corsaire, Prophete & Sorcier comme il n'en fut jamais. 
Joint Le Reve D'un Suisse Sur La Revolution De 
L'Amerique, dedie a Son Excellence Mgneur L'Ambassa- 
deur Franklin & a leurs Nobles & Hautes Puissances 
Messeigneurs Du Congres. 8vo, 120 pp. De L' Ere De 
L'Independance De L'Amerique L'An V (1781). 
Issued in Basle. Of excessive rarity. 

Propheties sur La Hollande, Esquisse de L'ouvrage du 
Prophete Americain Paul Jones, Public 1'an cinq de la 
republique. 8vo, 8 pp. Bruxelles, Chez Les Elibraires. 
N.D. (1797.) 

Ariel-Trumpet encounter. Naval Chronicle. London, 1781. 

Poem: "On the Memorable Victory, obtained by the Gallant 
Captain John Paul Jones of Le Bon Homme Richard, 
(or Father Richard) over the British Ship of War Serapis, 
of 44 Guns, under the command of Captain Pearson." 
Mr. Francis Bailey's Freeman's Journal, Philadelphia, 
August, 1781. Written by Philip Freneau. 

The Poems of Philip Freneau. Written chiefly during the 
late war. Sm. 8vo. vii-4O7 pp. Philadelphia: Printed 
by Francis Bailey, At Yorick's Head, In Market Street. 
M DCC LXXXVI. 

On Paul Jones's Engagement with the "Serapis," &c, 

p. 207. Captain Jones's Invitation, p. 169. 



172 PAUL JONES 

The Miscellaneous Works of Mr. Philip Freneau, Containing 

his Essays and Additional Poems. I2mo, xii-429 pp. 
Philadelphia: Printed by Francis Bailey, at Yorick's 
Head, in Market Street. M DCC LXXXVIII. 



Poems Written between the years 1768 and 1794. By Philip 
Freneau of New Jersey. A new edition, revised and cor- 
rected by the Author, including a considerable number 
of Pieces never before published. 

Audax inde cohors stellis e pluribus unum 

Ardua pyramidos tollit ad astra caput. 

8vo, 456 pp. Monmouth, N. J.: Printed At the Press of 
the Author, at Mount Pleasant, near Middletown Point, 
MDCCXCV; and of American Independence, XIX. 



Poems. Written and published during the American Revolu- 
tionary War, and now republished from the original manu- 
script; interspersed with translations from the ancients 
and other pieces not heretofore in print. By Philip 
Freneau. 

Justly to record the deeds of fame, 

A muse from heaven should touch the soul with flame; 
Some powerful spirit in superior lays 
Should tell the conflicts of the stormy days. 
The third Edition, in two volumes. Vol. I, 280-10; Vol. 
II, 302-x-ii pp. Philadelphia: From the Press of Lydia 
R. Bailey, No. 10, North-Alley. 1809. 

Jones' victory, pages 52-56. Engraved frontispiece, 
of Vol. i, shows the taking of the "Serapis." 



Collections of Poems on American Affairs, and a variety of 

other subjects chiefly moral and political; Written be- 
tween the year 1797 and the present time. By Philip 
Freneau. Author of Poems written during the Revolu- 
tionary War, Miscellanies, &c., &c. In Two Volumes. 

Then, England, come! a sense of wrong requires, 

To meet with thirteen stars your thousand fires. 

Through these stern times the conflict to maintain; 

Or drown them, with your commerce, in the main. 
i6mo, 200-176 pp. New York: Published by David Long- 
worth At the Dramatic Repository Shakspeare Gallery. 
1815. 



BIBLIOGRAPHY 173 

Poems on Various Subjects, but chiefly Illustrative of the 
Events and Actors in the American War of Independence. 
By Philip Freneau. Reprinted from the rare edition 
printed at Philadelphia in 1786. With a Preface. I2mo, 
xxii-362 pp. London: John Russell Smith, Soho Square. 
1861. 

John Paul Jones, pp. 149, 183. 

Poems relating to the American Revolution. By Philip 
Freneau. With an introductory Memoir and notes by 
Evert A. Duyckinck. 4to, 326 pp. New York: W. J. 
Middleton, Publisher, M DCCC LXV. 

Nieuwe Reize Door Noord-Amerika, in den Jaare 1781. Door 
den heere Abt Robin uit het Fransch. 8vo. 283 pp. Te 
Amsterdam bij Allart en Holtrop. MDCCLXXXII. 

Cui Bono? ou Examen. Quels avantages les Anglois ou 
Les Americains, Les Francois, Les Espagnols ou Les 
Hollandois retiront ils des plus grandes victoires, 
ou des plus grandes succes dans la Guerre actuelle? En 
forme de lettres adressies a Monsieur Necker ci devant 
controleur general des finances de France, Par Josias 
Tucker, Docteur en Thiologie Doyen de Glocester. Tra- 
duit de 1'Anglois. i2mo, 95 pp. A Londres Et Se trouve 
chez des principaux libraires de 1'Europe. M DCC 
LXXXII. 

Supplement to the Boston Chronicle. Vol. VII, Number 
1905. Monday, March 13, 1782. Folio. Broadside. 

This was a "fake" sheet, issued by Benjamin Frank- 
lin, at Passy, containing a gruesome account of a con- 
sigment of American scalps "captured" while en route 
to Gov. Haldimand of Canada, by Capt. Gerrish, of the 
Massachusetts Militia. The broadside also contains a 
letter signed "Paul Jones" dated from Ipswich, New 
England, refuting the charge that he is a "pirate," under 
date of March 7, 1781. This, like the other matter in the 
sheet, was written by Dr. Franklin. It was first published 
with certain credit to Franklin in Colburn's edition of his 
works, London, 1818. 

Paul Jones' appearance in the Texel: Pages 220-221, 
Vol. 13. Portrait on copper opposite page 220, drawn 
by J. Boys, engraved by Rein 'T Vinkiles and C. Bogarts. 



174 PAUL JONES 

The American and British Chronicle of War and Politics; 
being an Accurate and Comprehensive Register of the 
most memorable Occurrences in the last ten Years of 
his Majesty's Reign: In which will be found Above 
Eighteen Hundred Interesting Events, During the late 
War between Great Britain and America, France, Spain 
and Holland; From May 10, 1773, to July 16, 1783. The 
Whole carefully collected from Authentic Records, and 
correctly arranged in Chronological Order. Multum in 
Parvo. This compendium, or Political System of Foreign 
and Domestic Affairs, is a faithful Diary of Civil and 
Military Transactions, extracted from Government Dis- 
patches and Official Papers, Votes of the House of Com- 
mons and Lords, Resolutions of Congress, Acts of Coun- 
cil, Royal Proclamations, Edicts, &c. Provincial Con- 
siderations, Debates, Petitions, Addresses, Meetings, and 
Determinations, Every Engagement by Sea and Land, 
Military Operations, Civil Establishments, Changes in 
Administration, Political Struggles, and Principal Ap- 
pointments; Treaties of Alliance, Commerce, and Peace; 
Constitutional and Financial Reform; Land and Marine 
force of the Belligerent Powers; Public Revenue, Debt, 
and Expenditure, &c. &c. &c. To the Recapitulation of 
Public Occurrences during the late War in America and 
in Europe, is added a general Table of Prior Events; 
British Governors in America at the Commencement of 
Hostilities; Members of the first Congress; Constitution 
and Form of Government of the several States, and 
Population in each; Ships of War taken, lost, or de- 
stroyed; Roads in America; and a copious Abridgement 
of the Treaties of Peace. 8vo, N.P. London: Printed 
for the Author. (1783). 

Geschiedenissen der Vereenigde Nederlanden. Voor de 
Vaderlandsche Jeugd. Met Platen en Pourtraiten. i6mo, 
28 volumes bound in 14. te Amsterdam, by Johannes 
Allart. 1783-1794. 

Historisch Genealogischer Calender oder Jahrbuch der 

Merkwiirdigsten neuen Welt-Begebenherten fur 1784. 
24 mo. 182 pages. Leipzig. Zur Messe. Bey Hande und 
Spener von Bertin. 

The New, Comprehensive, and Complete History of England. 
From the earliest Period of Authentic Information, to the 
Middle of the Year, MDCCLXXXIII. Containing a full, 



BIBLIOGRAPHY 175 

accurate, comprehensive and impartial Account of all the 
most remarkable Transactions, memorable Events, and 
singular Occurrences, in which the English have been 
concerned, from the remotest Period of Time, to the 
Present very Important Crisis. With an Interesting and 
circumstantial Detail of the Origin, Constitution, and 
Present State of this Kingdom, and of our various Con- 
quests, Acquisitions, and Revolutions, in various Parts, at 
Homeland Abroad. Also a Faithful Chronological Ac- 
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Scepter, and other Illustrious Personages, who have ren- 
dered themselves conspicuous by their Valour, their Pa- 
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Usurpations, Revolutions, Rebellions, Sea fights, Ex- 
peditions, Insurrections, Attacks, Repulses, Ravages, In- 
roads, Reprisals, Crusades, Settlements, Devastations, 
Conquests, Defeats, Alliances, Negotiations, Treaties, 
Surrenders, Conspiracies, Associations, Conventions, 
Plots, Massacres, Assassinations, Executions, Storms, 
Tempests, Shipwrecks, Famines, Dearths, Plagues, Mor- 
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Interspersed with valuable Reflections and Remarks, elu- 
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Inspire the Present Age with an Emulation of imitating 
their Glorious Examples. By Edward Barnard, Esq. As- 
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have for many Years made the English History their 



176 PAUL JONES 

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Masters, such as Holbein, Wegel, Vandyke, and Sir God- 
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a Complete Collection of all the English Coins, and the 
Great Seals of England from Egbert I. sole King of all 
England, to his present Majesty. Folio, iv-7io pp. and 
three pages of lists of subscribers. London: Printed for 
the Author: and Published by Alex. Hogg, at No. 16, 
Pater-Noster Row. N.D. (1784.) 

Fine plate showing the battle with the "Serapis," fol- 
lowing page 692. 



A Chronological List of the Captains of His Majesty's Royal 
Navy; with the Dates of their First Commissions, Pro- 
motions, and other Occurrences; The 2ist June, 1673, in 
the Reign of King Charles, and brought down to the 
Year 1783. By Rear Admiral John Hardy. 4to, xii-Q5 
pp. London: Printed for T. Cadell, in the Strand. 
M.DCC.LXXXIV. 



BIBLIOGRAPHY 177 

Gives record of Captain Richard Pearson, of the 
"Serapis," page 79. 

Allgemeines Historiches Taschenbuch oder Aberiss der 
Merkwurdigsten neuen Welt-Begebenheiten enthaltend 
fur 1784. Die Geschichte der Revolution von Nord- 
America, von M. C. Sprengel. Professor der Geschichte 
auf der Universitat Zur Halle. Mit 18 Kufssen und 
illumtes Landcharts. i6mo, 182 pages. Berlin: bei Hande 
und Goener. N.D. (1784.) 

Plates by Chadowiecki, include Paul Jones in a group 
of portraits. 



M. C. Sprengel, ordentlichen Lehrers Geschichte in Halle. 
Geschichte der Revolution von Nord America. Mit einer 
illuminirten accuraten Charte von diesem neuen Frey- 
staate. I2mo, (6)-272 pp. Frankenthal, zu finden bei 
Ludwig Bernhard Friederich Segel, turfalz privie. Buch- 
druckter. 1785. 

Memorial, to Justify Peter Landais conduct during the late 
war. 4to, 115 pp. Boston: Printed by Peter Edes, at 
his Office, at the American-Exchange, State-Street. 
M,DCC,LXXXIV. 

The second Part of the Memorial to Justify Peter Landais 
conduct during the late War. 4to, 52 pp. New York: 
Samuel Louden. N.D. (1787.) 

Charges and Proofs respecting the Conduct of Peter Lan- 
dais. 4to, 18 pp. New York: Francis Childs. N.D. 
(1787.) 

New York Argus. Oct. 30, 1787. Account by James Milli- 
gan of a meeting between Commodore Jones and Peter 
Landais. 

Steel's Naval Remembrancer, or, the gentleman's maritime 
chronology Of the various Transactions of the late War, 
From its Commencement to the important period of 
signing the Preliminary Articles, on the 2Oth of January, 
1783. Being An interesting Collection of Intelligence, 
absolutely necessary for making an accurate Investiga- 
tion of the naval Resources and efficient Force of the 



178 PAUL JONES 

late belligerent Powers. Comprised under the follow- 
ing heads: i. An Accurate Statement of the marine 
Forces of England, France, Spain, and Holland, on the 
20th of January, 1783: deducing thence a comparative 
View of the Navies of each Power, as opposed to Great- 
Britain. 2. The Disposition of the commissioned Ships 
of the British Navy, January 20, 1783, tabularly shewing 
the Admirals and Commodores on the different Stations, 
with the number of Ships under their respective Com- 
mands. 3. A list of the Cabinet, Jan. 20, 1783. 4. Au- 
thentic Copies of the Provisional Articles and Definitive 
Treaty with America; and the Preliminary Articles and 
Definitive Treaties with France, Spain and Holland; in- 
cluding Copies of the Full Powers, Separate Articles, 
and other instruments, signed by the belligerent and 
mediating Powers, or their Plenipotentiaries. 5. The 
British Ministry, at the different Periods of signing the 
Preliminary Articles and Definitive Treaties, &c. 6. A 
List of British Ships of War lost, taken, or destroyed, 
during the late War, by whom and when taken, &c. 7. 
A list of American, French, Spanish, and Dutch Ships, 
taken or destroyed during the late War, by whom and 
where taken, &c. 8. A lisf of Admirals, Commodores, 
Post-Captains, Masters and Commanders, and Lieuten- 
ants commanding gutters, &c. who have lost their Lives 
in the Service of Great-Britain during the late War, with 
the Dates of their Commissions, the Ships they com- 
manded, and the Year and Manner of their Death. With 
many other subordinate Lists, Tables, &c. i6mo, 104-2 
pp. London: Printed for David Steel, No. i Union-Row, 
Little Tower-Hill and to be had of the Booksellers in 
Town and Country. M.DCC.LXXXV. Price Two Shil- 
lings. 

Histoire Des Trounbles De L'Amerique Anglaise Ecrite Fur 
Les Memoires Les Plus Authentiques; Dediee A Sa Ma- 
jeste Tres-Cretienne Par Francois Soules. Avec Des 
Cartes. Four volumes. 8vo. 379; 365; 420; 272- (42) pp. 
Tros Tyriusque mihi nullo discrimine agitur, Verg. Aeneid. 
Lib. i. A Paris, Chez Buisson, Libraire, Hotel de Mes- 
grigny; Rue Des Poitevins, No. 13, 1787. 

The Courant. New York, September, 1787. Letter from 
Paul Jones concerning Capt. Pearson's sword, dated Sept. 
7- 



BIBLIOGRAPHY 179 

Historic de la derniere guerre, entre la Grande-Bretagne, et 
les Etats Unis de 1'Amerique, la France, 1'Espagne et la 
Hollande. Par Odet Julien Le Boucher. 4to, xxxiv-(i)- 
358-(i) pp. Paris, Brocas. 1787. 

History of all the Engagements by Sea and Land that hap- 
pened in America or Europe, and the East and West 
Indies, during the American Revolution, betwixt the Eng- 
lish alone, against the American and French, and the 
Spanish and Dutch Nations, from the Battle of Lexing- 
ton, April 19, 1775, to the Definitive Treaty of Peace in 
1783. 8vo. U)-436 pp. Manchester: T. Harper. 1787. 

A Short Account of the Naval Actions of the Last War 

in order to prove that the French Nation never gave such 
Slender Proofs of Maritime Greatness as During that 
Period; with Observations on the Discipline and Hints 
for the Improvement of the British Navy. By An Officer. 
8vo, vii-148 pp. London: J. Murray, 1788. 
Paul Jones, pages 21-22. 

Observations, relative chiefly to Picturesque Beauty, made in 
the year 1776, On several Parts of Great Britain, Particu- 
larly the High-Lands of Scotland. Vol. II. By William 
Gilpin, A.M. Prebendary of Salisbury; and Vicar of 
Boldre in New-Forest, near Lymington. 8vo, iQ6-xx-(i) 
pp. London: Printed for R. Blamire, St r and. M.DCC. 
LXXXIX. 

Paul Jones, pages 105-6 and (i). 

W. Tooke's Life of Catherine the II. Two vols. 8vo. Lon- 
don. 1788. 

Paul Jones, Vol. 2, page 252. 

The History of the rise, progress, and establishment, of the 
independence of the United States of America; including 
an account of the late war; and of the thirteen colonies, 
from their origin to that period. By William Gordon, 
D.D. Quid verum . . . euro, et rogo, et omnis in hoc sum. 
Horat. i Ep. i. Lib. In four volumes. 8vo. 504; 584; 
499; 445 pp. and index. London: Printed for the author; 
and sold by Charles Dilly, in the Poultry; and James 
Buckland, in Pater-Noster-row. M DCC LXXXVIII. 
(Entered at Stationers-hall.) 

Reissue, Three volumes, 8vo, New York. 1789. 



i8o PAUL JONES 

Vaderlandsche Historic, vervattende de Geschiedenissen der 
Vereenigde Nederlanden, Uit de geloofwaardigste Schry- 
vers en egte Gedenk stukken zamengesteld. Met Plaaten 
Zes en twintigste Deel Behelzende de Jaaren 1779 en 
1780, bevattende het vervolg der Noordamerecaansche 
onlusten Ten onmiddelyken vervolge van Wagenaar's 
Vaderlandsche Historic. 8vo, 501 pp. and 12 of index. 
Te Amsterdam, by Johannes Allart. MDCCXC. 
Paul Jones, pages 148-166. 

Traite sur 1'etat actual de la Marine Franchise. 8vo, 34 pp. 
Paris: Grandjean. 1791. 

Reissued in 1799 by Order of the First Consul with 
the added line: "Ecrit par le grand amiral Americain et 
Russe, Paul Jones." 

Death of Paul Jones. The Historical Magazine, No. XLV. 
Page 248. London, July, 1792. 

Algemeene Geschiedenis der Tegenwoordige Eeuw. In vier 
Deelen. Met Plaaten. 8vo, 381; 381; 379; 347 pp. Te 
Harlingen, By V. Van der Plaats. 1793. 
Paul Jones, page 183, Vol. 3. 

A Catalogue of engraved British portraits, from Egbert the 

Great to the Present Time. Consisting of the Effigies of 
persons in every walk of human life; as well those whose 
services to their country are recorded in the annals of the 
English history, as others whose eccentricity of char- 
acter rendered them conspicuous in their day. With an 
appendix, containing the portraits of such foreigners as 
either by alliance with the Royal Families of, or resi- 
dence as visitors in this Kingdom, or by deriving from it 
some title of distinction, may claim a place in the British 
series Methodically disposed in Classes, and interspersed 
with a number of Notices Biographical and Genealogical, 
never before published. By Henry Bromley. 4to, xiv- 
479-56 pp. London: Printed for T. Payne, Mews Gate, J. 
Edwards, Pail-Mall; W. Otridge and Son, Strand; and R. 
Faulder, New Bond Street. MDCCXCIII. 
Contains fine portrait of Paul Jones. 

Collections of the Massachusetts Historical Society, for the 
Year 1793. Volume II. 8vo, (i)-246 pp. Printed at 



BIBLIOGRAPHY 181 

the Apollo Press in Boston. By Belknap and Hall. 
MDCCXCIII. 

Collections of the Massachusetts Historical Society for the 
year 1793. Vol. II, 8vo. (1^-246 pp. Boston: Printed 
in the year 1793. Re-printed by Monroe & Francis, No. 
4 Cornhill, Printers to the Massachusetts Historical So- 
ciety. 1810. 

Paul Jones page 183. 

American Biography: or, An Historical Account of those 
Persons who have been distinguished in America, as Ad- 
venturers, Statesmen, Philosophers, Divines, Warriors, 
and other remarkable Characters. Comprehending a Re- 
cital of the Events connected with their Lives and Ac- 
tions. By Jeremy Belknap, D.D. Published according 
to Act of Congress, Two vols. 8vo, 416; 476 pp. Boston 
Isaiah Thomas, MDCCXCIV. 

The American Remembrancer, and Universal Tablet of Mem- 
ory: Containing a list of the most eminent men, whether 
in Ancient or Modern Times, with the Atchievements 
through which they have been particularly distinguished: 
As also the most remarkable events in History, From the 
Earliest Period till the year 1795, Classed under distinct 
Heads, with their respective dates. To which is added 
A Table, Comprehending the Periods at which the most 
remarkable Cities, and Towns were founded, their present 
population, latitude, and longitude. The whole being in- 
tended to form a comprehensive abridgement of History 
and Chronology, particularly of that Period which relates 
to America. By James Hardie, A.M. Multum in parvo. 
I2mo, 259 pp. Philadelphia: Printed for the author by 
Thomas Dobson, at the Stone-House, No. 41, South Sec- 
ond-Street. M.DCC.XCV. 

De Vaderlandsche Historic in Themata, vervattende, in eene 
tykelijke en tevens beknopt orde, alle de voornaamste 
gebeurtinissen, die, van den aanbeginne des lands, tot 
heden toe, in ons Vaderland zyn voorgevallen. Vierde 
verbeterde en vermeerderde druk. i2mo. iv-i62 pp. Te 
Amsteldam, by A..B. Saakes. MDCCXCVI. 

Contains rare Portrait of Paul Jones, after a sketch 
made in the theatre at Amsterdam, Oct. 9, 1779, with a 
battle emblem in the back ground. 



1 82 PAUL JONES 

Paul Jones. The Britannic Magazine. Vol. iv, London, 1796. 
Portrait of Jones by Chapman; one of Pearson by Orme. 

A survey of the Turkish Empire. In which are considered, 
I. Its government, finances, military and naval force, 
Religion, History, Arts, Sciences, Manners, Commerce, 
and Population. II. The state of the Provinces, Includ- 
ing the ancient Government of the Crim Tartars. The 
Subjection of the Greeks, their efforts towards emanci- 
pation, And the Interest of other Nations, Particularly of 
Great Britain, in their Success. III. The causes of the 
decline of Turkey, And those which tend to the Pro- 
longation of its Existence, With a Development of the 
Political System of the late Empress of Russia. IV. The 
British commerce with Turkey, The Necessity of abolish- 
ing the Levant Company, And the Danger of our Quaran- 
tine Regulations. With many other important particulars. 
By W. Eton, Esq; many years resident in Turkey and 
Russia. 8vo, xxviii-5i6 pp. London: Printed for T. 
Cadell, jun. and W. Davies, in the Strand, 1798. 

2nd. Ed. 8vo. London, 1799. There is a French trans- 
lation of this book by C. Lefebure, 8vo. 1799. 

Memoires de Paul Jones, Ou il expose ses principaux ser- 
vices, et rappelle ce qui lui est arrive de plus remarquable 
pendant le cours de la revolution americaine, particuliere- 
ment en Europe, ecrits par lui-meme en anglais, et 
traduits sous ses veux par le citoyen Andre. Munera 
sunt lauri. :6mo, xix-244 pp. A Paris, Chez Louis 
Libraire, rue Saint-Severin, No. no. An VI. 1798. 

A translation of this volume appears in Niles' Register 
for 1812. It is a narrative made up from the manuscript 
"Journal for the King" presented by Paul Jones to Louis 
XVI. Carries a fine copper plate portrait by Renaud, 
as a frontispiece. Andre was for a time secretary to .the 
Commodore. 

La Liberte Des Mers Ou Le Gouvernment Anglais Devoile. 
Par Bertrand Barere. 

"Un effort reste a faire a la Grande-Nation: ce n'est 
pas avec le peuple anglais qu'elle combat, c'est seulement 
avec une centaine de scelerats. Qu'ils tombent! la paix 
de 1'Univers est etablie." Lettre de Thomas Muir, Ecos- 
sais refugie, au Ministre de la Police Generate, le 8 
Nivose, an 6. En 2 volumes in 8vo., a 50 s. le vol. 8vo, 



BIBLIOGRAPHY 183 

lxiii-314; 319-409 pp. Imprime En France. Ventose, an 
VI De La Republique. 

Histoire De Catherine II, Imperatrice De Russie. Par J. 

Castera. Nihil compositum miraculi causa, verum audita 
scriptaque sinioribus tradam. Tacit. Ann. Lib. XI. 
Avec Seize Portraits Ou Cartes, Graves En Taille-Douce. 
Three Vols, 8vo, vii-444; 412; 466 pp. A Paris: Chez 
F. Buisson, Imprimeur Libraire, Rue Hautefeuille, No. 
20, An VIII. 

Paul Jones, Vol. I, pages 38, 39. 

The Life of Catherine II, Empress of Russia. With Seven 
Portraits elegantly engraved and a correct map of the 
Russian Empire. In Three Volumes. Nihil compositum 
miraculi causa, verum audita scriptaque senioribus tradem. 
TACIT. Ann. lib. XI. The Third Edition, with consider- 
able improvements. 8vo, viii-572; viii-543; vii-soi pp. 
London: Printed for T. N. Longman and O. Rees, Pater- 
noster-Row; and J. Debrett, Piccadilly. 1/99. 

History of Catherine II. Empress of Russia. By J. Castera. 
Translated from the French by Henry Hunter, D.D. 
Nihil compositum miraculi causa, verum audita, scrip- 
taque senioribus tradem. TACIT. Ann. Lib. XI. Em- 
bellished with thirteen Portraits, and a view of the Fort- 
ress of Schlusselburg. 8vo, xxxi-(i)-579 pp. London: 
Printed for John Stockdale, Piccadilly. 1800. 
Paul Jones, pages 505-6. 

The Life of Catherine II, Empress of Russia, with eleven 
Elegant Portraits, A View of the Fortress of Schlussel- 
burg, and a correct map of the Russian Empire. The 
Fourth Edition, With Great Additions, and a copious 
Index. In Three Volumes. 8vo. xi-52O; vii-486; viii- 
563 pp. London: Printed by A. Strahan, Printers Street. 
For T. N. Longman and O. Rees, Paternoster-Row. 
1800. 

"Copy of a Letter sent from John Paul Jones, Esq., Com- 
mander in Chief of the American squadron in Europe, 
to the Right Hon. the Countess of Selkirk, St. Mary's 
Isle, Scotland." Pages 283-284. The Monthly Magazine, 
Vol. 5, London, April, 1798. 



184 PAUL JONES 

Beknopt Handboekje der Vaderlandsche Geschiedenissen. 
Aanvang neemende met de komit van Karel de Vde tot 
de Graeffelijke Waardigheid over deeze Landen, tot den 
tegenwoordigen tijd. Uit de beste Autheuren, en anders 
echte stukken ten dienste van Neerlandsch Jongeling- 
schap, bij een gezameld, en in orde gesteld door Cornells 
van der Aa. Met Platen en Pourtraitten. Six vols. i8mo, 
xvi-347; vi-352; vi-368; xiv-4o8; vi-447; vi-4o5; Te Amster- 
dam, bij Johannes Allart. MDCCC-MDCCCIII. 
Paul Jones, Vol. 5, pages 299-304. 



Paul Jones. Song. Broadside, with cut and verses. "My 
Rattling Mare and I." 4to. W. Forth, Printer, Waverly 
Streets Hull. N.D. (1800.) 

The Life and History of Paul Jones, the English Corsair; 

Giving an account of the Extraordinary Perils, Escapes, 

and Voyages, of that Bold and Determined Pirate and 

Smuggler. 

All desperate hazards courage do create, 
As he plays frankly who has least estate: 
Presence of mind, and courage in distress, 
And more than armies to procure success. 

Dryden. 

i6mo, 32 pp. London: Printed and sold by Dean and 

Munday, Threadneedle Street. Price six-pence. N.D. 
Folding frontispiece, colored by hand, showing "Paul 

Jones the English Corsair shooting his Lieutenant for 

attempting to strike his Colours." 

The Life and History of Paul Jones, the English Corsair: 
Giving an Account of the Extraordinary Perils, Escapes, 
and Voyages, of the Bold and Determinate Pirate and 
Smuggler. 

All desperate hazards courage do create, 
As he plays frankly who has least estate; 
Presence of mind, and courage in distress, 
Are more than armies to procure success. 

Dryden. 

I2mo, 30 pp. Plymouth: Printed and Published by R. 
Bond, 31, Market-street. Price Sixpence. N.D. (Ca. 
1800.) 

Folding plate. 



BIBLIOGRAPHY 185 

View of the Russian Empire during the reign of Catharine 
the Second and to the Close of the Eighteenth Century. 
By William Tooke, F.R.S. Member of the Imperial 
Academy of Sciences and of the Free Economical Society 
at St. Petersburg. In Three Volumes, 8vo, xxxvi-63o; 
574, 628 pp. The Second Edition. London: Printed by 
A. Strahan, Printers-Street; for T. N. Longman and O. 
Rees, Paternoster-Row. 1800. 
Paul Jones, pages 216-218. 

The Life of Catharine II, Empress of all the Russias: With 
an elegant portrait of the Tzarina, and a correct map of 
the Russian Empire. By W. Tooke, F.R.S. Member of 
the Imperial Academy of Sciences, and of the Free Eco- 
nomical Society of St. Petersburg. First American Edi- 
tion. Two volumes. 8vo, xii-558; xi-s6o pp. Phila- 
delphia: Published by William Fry, No. 36, Chestnut 
Street. H. Maxwell, Printer. 1802. 
Paul Jones, pages 259-261. 

An History of Marine Architecture. Including an Enlarged 
and Progressive view of the Nautical Regulations and 
Naval History, both Civil and Military, of all Nations, 
especially of Great Britain; derived chiefly from Original 
Manuscripts, as well in private collections as in the great 
public repositories; and deduced from the earliest period 
to the present time. In three volumes. By John Char- 
nock, Esq., F.S.A. 4to, xcx-368; 496; 436 pp. London: 
Printed for R. Faulder, Bond Street; G. G. and J. Robin- 
son and Co. Paternoster-row; A. and J. Black, and H. 
Parry, Leadenhall-street; T. Egerton, Charing Cross; G. 
Nicoll, Pall Mall; C. Law, Ave Maria Lane; J. Sewell, 
Cornhill; J. White, Fleet-street; W. J. W. Richardson, 
Royal Exchange; Leigh and Sotheby, York-street; Cadell 
and Davies, and W. Otridge and Son, Strand; I. and J. 
Boydell, Cheapside, F. and C. Rivington, St. Paul's 
Church-yard; T. Payne, Mews Gate; Heather and Co. 
Leadenhall-street; Longman and Rees, J. Wallis, and 
H. D. Symonds, Paternoster-row; J. Debrett and J. 
Wright, Piccadilly; J. and A. Arch, Gracechurch-street; 
Vernor and Hood, Poultry; J. Hookham, and J. Carpen- 
ter and Co. Bond-street; J. Bell, Oxford-road; Crosby 
and Letterman, Stationer's-court; Bunney and Gold, 
Shoe-lane; Darton and Harvey, Gracechurch-street; D. 
Steel, Towerhill; J. Hardy and Sons, Ratcliffe Highway; 



i86 PAUL JONES 

Lackington, Allen and Co., Finsbury-square; E. Lloyd, 
Harley-street; and S. Deighton, Cambridge: By Bye and 
Law, St. John's-square. Clerkenwell. MDCCC. 
Describes the "Serapis." 

Memoires Historiques Et Politiques Du Regne De Louis 

XVI, Depuis Son Manage Jusqu' A Sa Mort, Ouvrage 
compose sur des pieces authentiques fournies a 1'auteur, 
avant la revolution, par plusieurs ministres et hommes 
d'etat; et sur les pieces justificatives recuillies, apres le 
10 aout, dans les cabinets de Louis XVI, a Versailles, et 
au chateau des Tuileries. Par Jean-Louis Soulavie 
(1'aine), correspondant le 1'ancienne Academic des In- 
scriptions et de celles des Antiquites de Hesse-Cassel et 
Petersbourg, Ancien associe de celles de Nismes, Tou- 
louse, Bordeaux, Marseille, Pau, Dijon, Orleans, Mon- 
tauban, Angers, Arras, Metz, Larochelle, Chalons-sur- 
Marne, etc. Six vols., 8vo, cxvi-355; xcvi-348; 439; 408; 
456; 550 pp. A Paris: Chez Treuttel et Wiirtz, libraires, 
Quai Voltaire, No. 2; et a Strasbourg, Grand Rue, No. 
15. and X. (1801). 

Historical and Political Memoirs of the Reign of Louis XVI 

from His Marriage to His Death. Founded on a Variety 
of Authentic Documents furnished to the Author before 
the Revolution by many eminent Statesmen and Minis- 
ters, and on the Secret papers discovered after the loth 
of August, 1792, in the closets of the King at Versailles 
and the Tuileries: By John Lewis Soulavie, the Elder, 
Compiler of the Memoirs of Marshall Duke of Richelieu 
and of the Memoirs of the Duke of St. Simon. Trans- 
lated from the French. In Six Volumes. Accompanied 
with explanatory Tables, and one hundred and thirteen 
portraits. 8vo, 334; 346; 438; 376; 416; 517 pp. Printed 
for G. and J. Robinson, Paternoster Row, by T. Davison, 
Lombard-street, White Friars. 1802. 

Tableau Historique et Politique De L'Europe, Depuis 1786 
Jusqu 'en 1796, ou L'an 4; Contenant L'Histoire Des Prin- 
cipaux Evenemens du Regne De F. Guillaume II, Roi de 
Prusse; Et un Precis des Revolutions de Brabant, de 
Hollande, de Pologne et de France, Par L. P. Segur, 
L'Aine, Ex-Ambassadeur, Membre du Corps Legislatif. 
Seconde Edition, revue et corrigee. 

Quid verum, atque decens euro et rogo, 



BIBLIOGRAPHY 187 

Et omnis in hoe sum. Horat Epis 

Two Volumes, 8vo, xxxiv-3o8; 372 pp. A Paris, Chez F. 
Buisson, Imprimeur-Lib., rue Hauteseuille, No. 20. A N 
IX (1801). 

London issue, 3 vols., 8vo, same year. T. Longman and 
O. Rees. 

The History of England, from the Accession of George the 
third, to the Conclusion of Peace in the Year one 
thousand seven hundred and eighty-three. By John 
Adolphus, Esq., F.S.A. In three volumes. 8vo, xxvii- 
588; xii-544; xv-6oo pp. London: Printed for T. Cadell, 
Jun. and W. Davies, in the Strand. 1802. 

The Life, Voyages, Surprising Incidents, and Sea Battles, of 

the famous Commodore Paul Jones, the American Cor- 
sair. In which are contained a Variety of Important 
Facts, displaying the Revolution of Fortune that this 
Naval Adventurer underwent. Accurately compiled from 
Authentic Documents. I2mo, 48 pp. London: Printed by 
T. Maiden, Sherbourn-Lane, for Ann Lemoine, White- 
Rose-Court, Coleman Street, and sold by T. Hurst, 
Paternoster-Row. N.D. (1802.) (Price Six-pence.) 

The Life, Voyages, Surprising Incidents, and Sea Battles, of 

the famous Commodore Paul Jones, the American Cor- 
sair. In which are contained a Variety of Important 
Facts, displaying the Revolution of Fortune that this 
Naval Adventurer underwent. Accurately compiled from 
Authentic Documents. I2mo, 36 pp. London: Printed 
by T. Maiden, Sherbourn-Lane, for Ann Lemoine, White- 
Rose-Court, Coleman Street, and J. Roe, No. 90, Hounds- 
ditch. Sold by all the Booksellers in the United King- 
dom. (Price Six-Pence.) N.D. 

The Interesting Life, Travels, Voyages and Daring Engage- 
ments, of that Celebrated and Justly Notorious Pirate, 
Paul Jones; containing numerous Anecdotes of Un- 
daunted Courage, in the Prosecution of his Nefarious 
Undertakings. Written by Himself. 8vo, 36 pp. Lon- 
don: Printed for Tegg & Castleman. 1803. 

Frontispiece depicting Jones shooting Lt. Grubb for 
lowering his flag. This picture a fiction. There was no 
such personage as Grubb and Jones never shot one of 
his officers. 



i88 PAUL JONES 

The History, Ancient and Modern of the Sheriffdans of Fife 
and Kinross, with a description of both, and of the Firths 
of Forth and Tay, and the Islands in them, In which 
there is an account of the Royal Seats and Castles, and 
of the Royal Burghs and Ports, and of the Religious 
Houses and Schools, and of the most Remarkable Houses 
of the Nobility and Gentry, with an account of the Nat- 
ural Products of the Land and Waters, by Sir Robert 
Sibbald, M.D. 

Quas aer volueres, refert; quos aequora pisces; 

Quaeque, Caledoniis, munera terra dedit. 
A new edition, with notes and illustrations, embellished 
with elegant engravings. 8vo, xvi-468-vi pp. Cupar Fife: 
Printed by and for R. Tullis, the Publisher; sold also by 
A. Constable, and W. Creech, Edinburgh; J. and A. Dun- 
can, Glasgow; P. Bower, St. Andrews; J. Ford, Kirk- 
caldy; W. Cockburn, Anstruther; and by T. N. Longman, 
and O. Rees. London. 1803. 

Paul Jones, pages 90 and 338. 

The British Trident; or, Register of Naval Actions: includ- 
ing Authentic Accounts of all the most remarkable en- 
gagements at sea, in which the British flag has been emi- 
nently distinguished; From the Period of the memorable 
Defeat of the Spanish Armada, to the present time. 
Chronologically arranged. By Archibald Duncan, Esq. 
Late of the Royal Navy. In four volumes. I2mo, 
xxvi-314; 384; 380; 324; pp; (6 pp. of index), 350 (7 pp. 
of index). London: Printed and published by James 
Cundee, Ivy Lane, Paternoster-row; Sold by C. Chappie, 
Pali-Mall. 1804, 1805, 1805, 1805, 1806. 

Five volumes, despite the statement in the title. 

Sketches of the Lives of Remarkable and Celebrated Char- 
acters. Consisting chiefly of those who have distin- 
guished themselves in the last and during the American 
War. Extracted from the most authentic and impartial 
Publications. I2mo, 24Q-(i)-pp. Paisley: Printed by W. 
Falconer. 1804. 

Paul Jones, pages 79-114. 

Naval and military Memoirs of Great Britain, from 1727 
to 1783. By Robert Beatson, Esq. L.L.D. In six vol- 
umes. 8vo, xv-525; vi-6o8; 448 (Appendix only); xvi- 



BIBLIOGRAPHY 189 

576; xvi-7i5; xx-484 pp. London: Printed for Long- 
man, Hurst, Rees and Orme, No. 39 Paternoster-row; 
W. J. and J. Richardson, Royal Exchange; A. Constable 
and Co., Edinburgh; and A. Brown, Aberdeen. 1804. 
First edition in 3 vols. 8vo. London. 1790. 

Memoires De M. Le Baron De Besenval, Lieutenant-Gen- 
eraj des Armees du Roi, sous Louis XV et Louis XVI, 
Grand' Croix de 1'Ordre de Saint-Louis, Governeur de 
Haguenau, Commandant des Provinces de 1'Interieur, 
Lieutenant-Colonel du Regiment des Gardes-Suisses, etc.; 
Ecrits Par Lui-Meme, Imprimes Sur Son Manuscrit 
Original, Et public par son Executeur Testamentaire. 
Contenant beaucoup de Particularites et d'Anecdotes sur 
la Cour, sur les Ministres et les Regnes de Louis XV et 
Louis XVI, et sur les Evenements du temps. Precede 
D'Une Notice sur la Vie de 1'Auteur. Three volumes, 8vo, 
iv-xvi-374; 376; 439 pp. A Paris: Chez F. Buisson, 
Libraire, rue Hautefeuille, No. 31, An Treizieme (1805). 
Reissued, Paris, 1846. 

History of the Rise, Progress and Termination of the Amer- 
ican Revolution, Interspersed with Biographical, Politi- 
cal and Moral Observations, In three volumes. By Mrs. 
Mercy Warren of Plymouth (Mass.) 8vo, 447; 412; 475 pp. 
Boston: Printed by Manning and Loring for E. Larkin, 
No. 47 Cornhill. 1805. 

Paul Jones references, page 112. 

A Narrative of the Unparalleled and Celebrated Commodore 
Paul Jones. Containing a brief account of the many 
surprising Adventures and imminent Dangers he was 
exposed to during the American Revolution, to wit: the 
taking of a number of Vessels in the enemies Harbors; 
his engagement with the "Serapis," and compelling the 
British to an exchange of Prisoners, whom they at first 
treated as rebels, &c., &c. Translated from a manuscript 
written by himself. I2mo, 32 pp. Carlisle: From the 
Press of A. Loudon, Whitehall. 1806. 



Narrative of the Adventures of an American Navy Officer 
who served during the part of the American Revolution 
under the command of Com. John Paul Jones, Esq. 



190 PAUL JONES 

Copyright secured. I2mo, 270 pp. New York: Printed 
for the Author. 1806. 

Written by Nathaniel Fanning, a native of Stonington, 
Conn., who was a midshipman on the "Bon Homme Rich- 
ard" in the "Serapis" fight, in charge of the main-top. 
He served much with Commodore Jones and acted for 
a time as his secretary. He entered the navy from a 
privateering venture that landed him a prisoner in Eng- 
land. The book was suppressed to a great extent because 
of some scandalous matter made public in it and re- 
issued in 1808 with a title giving the author's name and 
amended by the excision of 24 pages of text and the 
dedication. The new title was pasted in on a flyleaf and 
as the pagination was not changed it is assumed that 
sheets of the first edition were utilized. Fanning died 
Sept. 30, 1805, of yellow fever at Charleston, S. C., while 
in command of the Naval Station. The second title 
reads: 

"Memoirs of the Life of Captain Nathaniel Fanning, 
an American Naval Officer who served during part of the 
American Revolution under the command of Commodore 
John Paul Jones, Esq., and who died lately at Charleston 
in the service of the United States. Copyright secured. 
New York. Printed, 1808." 

Jones said of Fanning: 

"Fanning was a brave and sensible officer. In the 
action with the 'Serapis' he was stationed in the main- 
top, where his behavior did him great credit, and materi- 
ally influenced the result. He was always perfectly cool, 
and of dauntless bravery. He was the perfection of the 
fighting Puritan. After the cruise with the 'Serapis' he 
commanded the French privateer 'L'Eclipse' of Dunkirk, 
until the end of the war, with infinite honor to himself 
and the service and vast damage to the enemy." 

Fanning last went to sea with Captain Jones in the 
"Ariel," the log of which affords this interesting mention 
of the young gentleman: 

"Saturday, April 2d. These 24 hours begins with clear 
weather and Moderate Breezes from the Eastward. Had 
a grand entertainment on board. Fire salutes. Exer- 
cised Great Guns and Small Arms. The Captain kicked 
Mr. Fanning, Mid-shipman and ordered him below." 

The Naval and Military History of the Wars of England; 
including the Wars of Scotland and Ireland, in which is 



BIBLIOGRAPHY 191 

given, An accurate and lively Description of the Sieges, 
Battles, Bombardments, Sea-Engagements, Expeditions, 
and extensive Conquests, of the British Arms, in all 
Quarters of the Globe, with a variety of Interesting and 
extraordinary Anecdotes of Military Skill and Intrepidity, 
heroic Adventures, brilliant Exploits, martial Atchieve- 
ments, and memorable Actions, of the British Warriors, 
calculated to inspire the Rising Generation with Magna- 
nimity and Virtue, and to Impress on their Minds the 
generous Ardour and Noble Emulation of their Ances- 
tors. None but the Brave deserve the Fair. Ornamented 
with elegant copper-plates. 8vo, iv-44O; 448; 480; 456; 448; 
448; 488; 524 pp. London: Printed for the Author, and 
sold by Champante and Whitrow, Jewry-Street, Aldgate; 
and at the British Directory Office, Ave-Maria-Lane, St. 
Paul's. N. D. (1807). 

Paul Jones takes two British ships ("Serapis" and 
"Scarborough") page 210, Vol. 7. 



The British Neptune; or, A history of the achievements of 

the Royal Navy, from the earliest periods to the present 
time. By William Burney, A.M. Master of the Naval 
Academy at Gosport, &c., &c. 8vo, vi-4QO pp. London: 
Printed for Richard Phillips, Bridge-street, Blackfriars; 
and to be had of all booksellers in the United Kingdom. 
1807. (Price 75. 6d. bound and lettered; or IDS. 6d. on 
fine paper, elegantly bound and gilt.) 
Paul Jones, page 332. 



The Interesting Life, Travels, Voyages, and daring engage- 
ments of that celebrated and justly notorious Pirate, Paul 
Jones, containing numerous anecdotes of undaunted cour- 
age in the persecution of his nefarious undertakings. 
" the Pirate 

Unpitying hears the Captive's moans 

Or e'en a dying Brother's groans!" 

i6mo, 36 pp. New York: Printed for George Sinclair, 
No. 235 Broadway, Corner of Robinson Street, by J. 
Hardcastle, 13 Beekman-Slip, 1807. 



The History of Paul Jones, the notorious pirate, during the 
American War. i2mo. Falkirk, 1808. (A chap-book.) 



192 PAUL JONES 

Histoire de France, Pendant Le Dix-Huitieme Siecle: Par M. 

Lacretelle Le Jeune. 

Expatiantur; nullo inhibente per auras 

Ignotae regionis eunt. 

OVIDE. 

Six vols. 8vo, 400; 431; 406; 404; 358; 408 pp. A Paris, 
Chez F. Buisson, Libraire-Editeur, Rue Gilles-Cceur, No. 
10. 1808. 

American Magazine of Wit. A Collection of Anecdotes, 
Stories and Narratives. Numerous, Marvellous, Witty, 
Queer, Remarkable and Interesting. Partly selected and 
partly Original. By a Judge of the Convivial Court of 
Dover, aided by a Jury of Odd Fellows. I2mo, 336 pp. 
New York: Printed by H. C. Southwick, No. 2 Wall 
Street. 1808. 

Includes anecdotes of Paul Jones, Franklin, Washing- 
ton, Lee, Burgoyne and Arnold. 

Memoires Historiques Litteraires Et Critiques De Bachau- 
mont, Depuis L'Annee 1762 Jusques 1788; Ou Choix 
d'Anecdotes historiques, Litteraires, critiques et drama- 
tiques; de bons mots, d'Epigrammes, de Pieces festives, 
tant en prose qu'en vers; de Vaudevilles et de Noe Co sur 
la Cour; de Pieces peu connues, des Eloges des savans, 
des artistes et des hommes de lettres, Extrait des Me- 
moires secret de la republique des lettres, et mis en ordre. 
Par J. T. M . . . e. Two Vols., 8vo, x-4is; 400 pp. Paris: 
Leopold Collin, Libraire, Rue Git-Le-Coeur,, 1808. 

The Life, Travels, Voyages, and Daring Engagements of 
Paul Jones: Containing numerous anecdotes of un- 
daunted courage. To which is prefixed, The Life and 
Adventures of Peter Williamson, who was Kidnapped 
when an infant from his native place, Aberdeen, and Sold 
for a slave in America. 24mo, 96 pp. Albany: Printed 
by E. & E. Hosford. 1809. 

Letters of an Englishwoman in Paris during the American 
War. By Miss Edes Herbert. Edinburgh. 1809. 

The Interesting Life, Travels, Voyages, and daring engage- 
ments of the Celebrated Paul Jones, containing numerous 
Anecdotes of undaunted Courage, in the prosecution of 
his bold Enterprises. Second Edition. To which is 



BIBLIOGRAPHY 193 

added, the Song written on the engagement between the 
"Good Man Richard," and the English frigate "Serapis." 
I2mo, 35 pp. New York: Printed for G. Sinclair, No. 
259 Broadway, between Murray and Warren Streets. 
1809. 

The Life, Travels, Voyages, and Daring Engagements of 
the Celebrated Paul Jones. To which is added: The 
Life and Extraordinary Adventures of Mary Lacy; giv- 
ing an account of her leaving her parents disguised as 
a man; serving four years at sea, and seven years appren- 
ticeship in Portsmouth dock-yard. i6mo, 100 pp. New 
York: Printed for E. Duyckinck, No. no Pearl-street, by 
G. Bunce. 1809. 

Lettres et Pensees du Marechal Prince de Ligne, precedees 
d'une Preface par Mme. la Baronne de Stael-Holstein. 
8vo, Paschond: Geneve et Paris. 1809. 

Letters and Reflections of the Austrian Field-Marshal Prince 
de Ligne. Edited by the Baroness de Stael Holstein. 
Containing Anecdotes Hitherto Unpublished of Joseph 
II, Catherine II, Frederic the Great, Rousseau, Voltaire 
and Others, with Interesting Remarks on the Turks. 
Translated from the French by D. Boileau. Two vols. 
I2mo, 245; 267 pp. London: Printed by W. Flint, Old 
Bailey, for Samuel Tipper, Ledenhall-street. 1809. 

Letters and Reflections of the Austrian Field-Marshal Prince 
de Ligne, Edited by The Baroness de Stael Holstein, 
Containing Anecdotes hitherto unpublished of Joseph II, 
Catherine II, Frederick the Great, Rousseau, Voltaire, and 
others, with interesting remarks on the Turks, Trans- 
lated from the French by D. Boileau. I2mo, 2 volumes 
in one. ix-i2O; 119 pp. Philadelphia. Published by 
Bradford & Inskeep, Philadelphia; Inskeep & Bradford, 
New- York; and William M'llhenney, Boston, Printed by 
B. Graves, North Fourth Street. 1809. 

Memoires souvenirs et Anecdotes. Par M. Le Comte de 
Segur De L'Academie Francaise. Correspondence Ejt 
Pensees du Prince de Ligne Avec Avant-Propos et Note's 
Par M. Fs. Barriere. I2mo, 2 volumes. 219; viii-447 
pp. Paris, Librairie de Firmin Didot Freres, Fils Et Cie 
Imprimeurs de L'Institut, Rue Jacob, 56. 1859. 



194 PAUL JONES 

Bound in: "Pensees et Lettres due Marechal Prince de 
Ligne." Publiees Par Mme. La Baronne de Holstein. 
xx- 1 74 pp. 

The Prince de Ligne. His Memoirs, Letters and Miscel- 
laneous Papers. Selected and translated by Katherine 
Prescott Wormley. With introduction and preface by 
C. A. Saint-Beauve and Madame de Stael Holstein. Il- 
lustrated with Portraits, from the original. In two vols. 
8vo, vi-329; 328 pp. Boston: Hardy, Pratt & Company. 

1899- 

Paul Jones references pages 70, 78, 87, Vol. II. The 
Prince regards him as "a corsair." 

An American Biographical and Historical Dictionary, con- 
taining an account of the Lives, Characters, and Writings 
of the most Eminent Persons in North America from its 
first discovery to the present time, and a summary of 
the history of the Several Colonies and of the United 
States, by William Allen, A.M. Quique sui memores alios 
fecere merendo. Virg. 8vo, viii-632 pp. Published by 
William Hilliard, and for sale at his bookstore in Cam- 
bridge. Hilliard & Metcalf, printers. 1809. 

An American Biographical and Historical Dictionary, con- 
taining an account of the Lives, Characters, and Writings 
of the most Eminent Persons in North America from its 
first settlement, and a summary of the history of the 
Several Colonies and of the United States. By William 
Allen, D.D., President of Bowdoin College; Fellow of 
the Amer. Acad. of Arts and Sciences; and Member of 
the Amer. Antiq. Soc., and of the Hist. Soc. of Maine, 
N. Hampshire and N. York. Quique sui memores alios 
fecere merendo. Virg. Second edition. 8vo. viii-8oo 
pp. Boston: Published by William Hyde & Co. 
MDCCCXXXII. 

John Paul Jones references, p. 501. 

Reissued, 1857. 

Storia della guerra dell' independenza degli Stati Unit! 
d'America. Scritta da Carlo Botta. 4 vols. 8vo, 363; 
S43J 553.' 477 PP- Parigi, per D. Colas, Stampatore, e 
Librajo. Contrada del Vieux-Colombier, No. 26. Anno 
1809. 



BIBLIOGRAPHY 195 

History of the War of the Independence of the United States 
of America. Written by Charles Botta. Translated 
from the Italian, by George Alexander Otis. 8vo, three 
vols. 434; 567; 503 pp. Philadelphia: Printed for the 
translator. Lydia R. Bailey, Printer. 1820-21. 

John Paul Jones' Sea Fight with Captain Pearson. The 
North American Review, pages 192-194. Boston, July 
1821. (Review of above). 

History of the War of the Independence of the United 

States of America. By Charles Botta. Translated from 
the Italian by George Alexander Otis, Esq. Second edition, 
in two volumes, revised and corrected. 8vo, 414; 455 pages. 
Boston: Published by Harrison Gray, William L. Lewis, 
Printer. 1826. 

History of the War of Independence of the United States of 
America. By Charles Botta. Translated from the Ital- 
ian by George Alexander Otis, Esq. Eighth Edition, in 
two volumes, revised and corrected. 8vo, 472; 468 pp. 
New Haven: T. Brainard. 1840. 

History of the War of the Independence of the United States 
of America. By Charles Botta. Translated from the Ital- 
ian by George Alexander Otis, Esq. Tenth Edition in two 
volumes, Revised and Corrected. 8vo, x-472; iv-464 pp 
Cooperstown, N. Y.: Published by H. & E. Phinney. 
1848. 

The Interesting Life, Travels, Voyages, and daring Engage- 
ments, of the celebrated Paul Jones: Commodore in the 
American Navy during the late Revolutionary War: Con- 
taining numerous anecdotes of undaunted courage, in the 
prosecution of his undertakings. i6mo, 46 pp. Hudson: 
Published by William E. Norman, No. 2, Warren Street. 
N. Elliot, printer, Catskill. 1809. 

The Interesting Life, Travels, Voyages and Daring Engage- 
ments of the Celebrated Paul Jones; containing numer- 
ous Anecdotes of undaunted courage in the prosecution 
of his bold enterprises. TQ which is added the song 
written on the Engagement between the "Good Man 
Richard" and the English frigate "Serapis." I2mo, 35 
pp. New York: G. Sinclair. 1809. 



196 PAUL JONES 

The Life and History of Paul Jones, the English Corsair: 

Giving an Account of the Wonderful and Extraordinary 
Perils, Escapes, & Voyages of that bold and determinate 
Pirate and Smuggler. i2mo, 34 pp. London: Printed 
and Published by J. Lee, Half-Moon-street, Bishopsgate, 
without and sold by the Booksellers. Price Six Pence. 
(Ca. 1810.) 

Colored frontispiece. 

An Englishman's descriptive account of Dublin, and the road 
from Bangor Ferry, to Holy Head. Also of the Road 
from Dublin, by Belfast, to Donaghadee, and from Port- 
patrick to Newcastle upon Tyne, by way of Dumfries, 
Carlisle, and Gillsland. With Observations on the So- 
ciety, Manners, and Customs, of the Places described; 
interspersed with Historical and Biographical Anecdotes 
of eminent persons. Partly compiled from various 
authorities. To which is prefixed an accurate plan of 
Dublin. By Nathl. Jefferys. i2mo, 224 pp. London: 
Printed for Cadell and Davies, And sold by Archer and 
G. Keen, Dublin; Archer, Belfast; Geo. Johnstone, Dum- 
fries; Miller, Newcastle; Scott, Carlisle; Stoddart and 
Craggs, Hull; Crossthwaite, Whitehaven; and by the 
principal Booksellers in Liverpool and Chester. 1810. 

Pages 148 to 151 contain an account of Paul Jones and 
his abstraction of the plate of the Selkirk family. 

Comical Adventures of Roderick Random and his Friend 

Strap. With their voyage to S. America. i6mo, 106 pp. 
Philadelphia: D. Hogan. 1810. 

Page 69 to end, includes "Life of the Celebrated Com- 
modore Paul Jones." 

Historia Om Forenta Amerikas Sjelfslandighet och Frihets- 

krig mot England. Jemte dess Statsforfattning och Till- 
stand efter Freden i Paris. 1783, samt Lefvernesbeskrif- 
ningar om dess namnkunnige Revolutionsman, Washing- 
ton, Gates, Franklin, Laurens och Paul Jones. Forfattad 
af M. C. Sprengel. Professor i Historien. Med Por- 
tratter och en Revolutionssoen. Ofversattning. i8mo, 
250 pp. Orebro, Tryckt hos N. M. Lindh, 1810. 

The Life, Travels, Voyages and daring Engagements of 
Paul Jones; Containing numerous examples of undaunted 
Courage. Printed for the benefit of William Earl, who 



BIBLIOGRAPHY 197 

lost a limb on board the "Good Man Richard," i6mo, 48 
pp. Boston: Printed by N. Coverly, Jun. N. D. 

The Naval Chronicle for 1810; containing a general and bio- 
graphical history of The Royal Navy of the United King- 
dom; with a variety of original papers on nautical sub- 
jects. Under the guidance of several literary and profes- 
sional men. Vol. XXIV. (from July to December). 
Agnoscent Britanni suam causam. His due. hie exer- 
citus. ibi tributa et metalla, et cae terae servientium poe- 
nae; quas in aeternum proferre, aut statim ulcisci, in hoc 
campo est. Proinde ituri in aciem, et majores vestros, 
et posteros cogitate. 8vo, viii-5i6 pp. London: Printed 
and published by and for Joyce Gold, 103, Shoe-Lane; 
And sold by Messrs. Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme & 
Browne, Messrs. Wilkie & Robinson, Messrs. Sherwood, 
Neeley and Jones, and Mr. Walker, Paternoster-row; 
White & Co. Fleet-street; Messrs. Vernor, Hood, and 
Sharpe, Poultry; Mr. Asperne, and Messrs. Richardsons, 
Cornhill; Messrs. Black, Parry, and Kingsbury, Leaden- 
hall-street; Messrs. Crosby and Co. Stationer's-hall-court; 
Messrs. Scatchard and Letterman, and Mr. Law, Ave- 
maria Lane; Mr. Lindsell, Wimpole-street; Mr. Andrews, 
Charing-cross; Mr. Booth, Duke-street, Portland-place; 
Messrs. Mottley and Co., Portsmouth; Mr. Woodward, 
Portsea. Messrs. Congdon, Hoxland, and Platt, Dock; 
Messrs. Haydn, Rees, and Curtis, Smith, Rogers, and 
Nettleton, Plymouth; Mr. Godwin, Bath; Messrs. Norton 
and Son, Bristol; Mr. Robinson, Liverpool; Mr. Wilson, 
Hull; Messrs. Manners and Miller, Mr. Creech, and Mr. 
Constable, Edinburgh; Mr. Turnbull and Mr. Lumsden, 
Glasgow; and the principal Booksellers in the different 
Seaport Towns throughout the United Kingdom. 

Contains portrait and sketch of Sir Richard Pearson, 
Captain of the "Serapis." Jones' arrival in Harwich, 
noted in issue for November, 1810. 

The History of Paul Jones, the notorious Sea Pirate during 
the American War. i6mo, 24 pp. Lancaster: C. Clark. 
rib i. 

Of the utmost rarity. 

The Interesting Life, Travels, Voyages and Daring Engage- 
ments of that celebrated and justly renowned Com- 
mander Paul Jones, containing numerous anecdotes of 



198 PAUL JONES 

undaunted courage in the prosecution of his various 
enterprises. Written by himself. (The first Philadel- 
phia from the fourth London edition). i2mo, 36 pp. 
Philadelphia: Published by William M'Carty. James 
Maxwell, Printer, No. 80, South Fifth Street. 1812. 

Paul Jones. Niles' Weekly Register, pages 230, 231; 249- 
251; 277; 278; 296-298; 317, 318; 330, 331, Baltimore, June- 
July, 1812. 

Translation of the "Journal for The King" prepared 
for Louis XVI, by Paul Jones. 

Memoirs of the life of Prince Potemkin; Field-Marshall, 

and Commander-in-chief of the Russian Army; Grand 
Admiral of the Fleets; Knight of the principal orders of 
Prussia, Sweden, and Poland, and of all the orders of 
Russia; &c., &c. Comprehending original anecdotes of 
Catherine the Second and of the Russian Court. Trans- 
lated from the German. 8vo, viii-256 pp. London: 
Printed for Henry Colburn, English and foreign public 
library, Conduit Street, Hanover Square. 1812. 
Paul Jones, page 161. 

Souvenirs Et Portraits 1780-1789. Par M. e Levis. II 
seroit a souhaiter que ceux qui ont etc a portee de con- 
noitre les hommes fissent part de leurs observations. 
Duclos, Cons, sur les moeurs. 8vo, xxiii-268 pp. A Paris 
1813, Et Se Trouve A Londres, Chez L. Deconchy, Li- 
braire, No. 100, New Bond Street. 

Reissued in 1815 Paris, Laurent Beaupie, 218 Palais 
Royal; increased to 330 pages. First issue Paris, 1809. 

The Life, Travels, Voyages and daring Engagements of 
Paul Jones. Containing numerous anecdotes of Un- 
daunted Courage. To which is added the Life and Ad- 
ventures of Peter Williamson, who was kidnapped when 
an Infant, from his Native Place, Aberdeen, and sold 
for a slave in America. i6mo, 106 pp. Hartford: 
Printed by John Russell, Jr., State Street. And for sale, 
Wholesale and Retail. 1813. 

The Life, Travels, Voyages and Daring Engagements, of 
Paul Jones: Containing numerous anecdotes of Un- 
daunted Courage. (With song of the "Serapis" Fight.) 
To which is Prefixed (The) authoritative narrative of the 



BIBLIOGRAPHY 199 

Life and surprising Adventures of Peter Williamson, 
who was kidnapped when an Infant, from his Native 
Place, Aberdeen, and sold a Slave in America. His mar- 
riage, Perils, Hardships, and Escapes and his great 
service to the English interest by his intimate acquain- 
tance with the Indian Language and Manners. Written 
by Himself at Intervals and Published at his Coffee- 
Room in Edinburgh. (Gray's Elegy reprinted at end of 
Book). The two in one 24mo volume paged separately, 
40-108. Albany, (N. Y.); Printed by H. C. Southwick. 
1813. 

This narrative, copied from an English Chap-Book, 
evidently, is full of errors and misstatements. Describes 
Jones as dying on a "small estate purchased by him in 
Kentucky" in 1801, "aged 52 years, and 8 months." 

Sketches of the Naval History of the United States; from 
the commencement of the Revolutionary War to the 
present time; containing detailed accounts of all the 
Interesting Actions of the Public Vessels of the United 
States and of Privateers; and an historical view of the 
policy and acts of the United States government, rela- 
tive to the Naval Establishment: likewise an appendix, 
wherein the chief part of the important documents con- 
cerning the Navy are collected. By Thomas Clark, U. S. 
Topographical Engineer. t2tno, xiv-177-xxxix pp. Phila- 
delphia. Printed for M. Carey. 1813. 

A New American Biographical Dictionary; or, Remem- 
brancer of the Departed Heroes & Statesmen of America. 
Confined exclusively to those who signalized themselves 
in either capacity, in the Revolutionary War which ob- 
tained the Independence of their Country. Compiled 
from the best publications. By Thomas J. Rogers. "We 
are reduced to the alternative of choosing an uncondi- 
tional submission to the tyranny of irritated ministers or 
resistance by force. The latter is our choice. We have 
counted the cost of this contest and found nothing so 
dreadful as voluntary slavery^' Declaration of Congress, 
setting forth the necessity of taking up arms July 6, 
1775. I2mo, v-424 pp. Easton, Penn.: Printed and pub- 
lished by T. J. Rogers. 1813. 

Reissued, Easton, xii-352 pp. 1823. Fourth edition, 
i2mo, 400 pp. Philadelphia: Samuel F. Bradford. 1829. 



200 PAUL JONES 

The Columbian Naval Songster: Being a collection of orig- 
inal Songs. Odes, Etc., composed in honour of the Five 
Great Naval Victories, obtained by Hull, Jones, Decatur, 
Bainbridge and Lawrence over British ships, &c. Com- 
piled and arranged by Edw. Gillespy. I2mo, 96 pp. 
(New York: N. P.) 1813. 

The Columbian Naval Melody; a Collection of Songs and 
Odes, composed on the Late Naval Victories and other 
Occasions. I2mo, 94 pp. Boston: Printed by Hans 
Lund. 1813. 

Historical and Literary Memoirs and Anecdotes, Selected 
from the Correspondence of Baron de Grimm and Dide- 
rot with the Duke of Saxe-Gotha, between the years 1770 
and 1790. Translated from the French. In two volumes. 
8vo, xx-522; v-496 pp. London: Printed for Henry 
Colburn, Conduit Street, Hanover Square. Sold also by 
George Goldie, Edinburgh, and John Gumming, Dublin. 
1814. 

A Compilation of Biographical Sketches of Distinguished 

Officers in the American Navy, with other Interesting 
Matters. 

"Fresh leaves of martice laurel shall shade the hero's 
grave, 

Who dies with arm uplifted his country's rights to 

save." 

By Benjamin Folsom. 8vo, i88-(i) pp. Newburyport: 
Published for the compiler, and for sale at the Newbury- 
port Bookstore, No. 13 Cornhill, and by Various other 
Booksellers in the United States. Horatio G. Allen, 
Printer. 1814. 

Desilver's Naval Almanac, for the Year of Our Lord 1814; 

Being the second after Leap Year. Calculated by Joshua 
Sharp. Containing, besides the usual matter of an Al- 
manac, some interesting particulars relative to the Navy of 
the United States, and a variety of useful and entertaining 
articles. I2mo, 48 pp. Philadelphia: Published by Thomas 
Desilver, No. 220 Market Street. 
Short biography of Paul Jones. 

Eight 4-line verses entitled "Paul Jones." London: Broad- 
side. Printed at the Catnach Press, by W. B. F. Footey. 
Monmouth Court, Bloomsbury, oldest and cheapest 



BIBLIOGRAPHY 201 

House in the World for Ballads, (4,000 sorts) Children's 
Song Books. (Ca. 1814). 

Waverly; or, "Tis Sixty Years since. In Three Volumes. 
Under which King, Benzonian? Speak or die! Henry 
IV., Part II. Sm. 8vo, 358; 370; 371 pages. Edinburgh: 
Printed by James Ballantyne and Co. for Archibald Con- 
stable & Co. Edinburgh; and Longman, Hurst, Rees, 
Orme, and Brown. London. 1814. 

Reference to the excitement in Edinburgh over the 
appearance of Paul Jones at Leith, in appendix. 

A Selection of Miscellaneous Pieces, in Prose and Verses, to 
which is added an Historical Sketch of the French Revo- 
lution, and its consequences, From its commencement, 
A. D. 1789, to the Restoration of the Family of Bourbon, 
A. D. 1814. By M. J. Bigland. I2mo, (2)-3o6-(6) pp. 
Doncaster: Printed and Published by W. Sheardown, 
High-street, for the Editors. 1814. 
Paul Jones, pages 1-33. 

Collections of the New York Historical Society, for the Year 
1814. Vol. II. Haec olim meminisce juvabit. Sm. 4to, 
358-139 pp. New York: Printed by Van Winkle and 
Wiley, corner of Wall and New Street. 1814. 
Paul Jones, page 52. 

The History of the Lives and Actions of the Most Famous 

Highwaymen, Street-Robbers, &c., &c., &c. To which is 
added, a Genuine Account of the Voyages and Plunders 
of the most Noted Pirates. By Captain Charles John- 
son. A New Edition. 

"... Little Villains oft' submit to fate, 

That great ones may enjoy the world in state." 

Garth. 

8vo, viii-574 pp. Edinburgh: Printed for John Thom- 
son, Jun. and Co., Edinburgh; Longman, Hurst, Rees, 
Orme, and Brown, London; and John Cumming, Dublin. 
1814. 

Chapter on Paul Jones, pages 554 to 563. 

"Paul Jones." A poem of eight verses, of 32 lines, on a 
Ballad sheet, with wood-cut. N.P.N.D. (Ca. 1815). 

Paul Jones: A Poetical Broadside, with wood-cut. Re- 
Counts exploits. Seven Dials. (London) N.D. (1815). 



202 PAUL JONES 

The Interesting Life, Travels, Voyages and Daring Engage- 
ments of the Celebrated Paul Jones, Containing numer- 
ous Anecdotes of undaunted Courage in the Prosecution 
of his Bold Enterprises, To which is added the song 
written on the Engagement between the "Good Man 
Richard" and the English Frigate "Serapis." I2mo, 33 
pp. New York: Published by Henry Tyler. 1815. 
Folding plate in colors. 

The Naval Monument, containing official and other accounts 
of all the Battles fought between the Navies of the 
United States and Great Britain during the late War; and 
an account of the war with Algiers, with twenty-five en- 
gravings. Register of the United States. 8vo, xvi-3i6 
pp. Boston: Published by A. Bowen, and sold by Cum- 
mings and Milliard, No. I Cornhill. 1816. 

An inquiry into the merits of the principal naval actions, be- 
tween Great-Britain and the United States; comprising 
an account of all British and American ships of war, 
reciprocally captured and destroyed, since the :8th of 
June, 1812, by William James. "Truth came from above, 
Falsehood from below." Johnson. 8vo, vi-iO2 pp. 
Halifax, N. S. Printed for the author, by Anthony H. 
Holland, Acadian Recorder Office. 1816. 

Reviews the "Serapis" fight in the introduction. 

Life of John Paul Jones. The Analectic Magazine, and 
Naval Chronicle, pages 1-29. Philadelphia, July 1816. 

Letters of Paul Jones. The Analectic Magazine, pages 399- 
401. Philadelphia, November, 1816. 

Original Correspondence, Paul Jones. The Edinburgh 
Magazine and Literary Miscellany; A new series of the 
Scots Magazine, pages 14-20. Edinburgh, August, 1817. 

Contains an account of Paul Jones, and copies of his 
letters to Lord and Lady Selkirk, Admiral Vander Capel- 
len, and of letters addressed to him by Benjamin Frank- 
lin, the Empress Catherine of Russia, and Kosciuszko. 

Lives of the British Admirals: Containing an accurate 
Naval History from the Earliest Periods. By Dr. John 
Campbell. The Naval History continued to the year 
1779, by Dr. Berkenhout. A New Edition, revised, cor- 



BIBLIOGRAPHY 203 

rected, and the Historical Part further continued to the 
year 1780, by the late Henry Redhead Yorke, Esq., and 
further continued to the last Expedition against Algiers 
in 1816, with the Lives of the most Eminent Naval Com- 
manders from the Time of Dr. Campbell to the above 
Period. By William Stevenson, Esq. In 8 volumes, 8vo. 
(43)-xx-4o8; (z)-556; (2^-526; (i)-5i4; (0-525; iv-(i)- 
522; (i)-552; (0-389-144 pp. London: Printed for C. J. 
Barrington, Strand, and J. Harris, corner of St. Paul's 
Church Yard. 1817. 

John Paul Jones, pages 469-480, Vol. 5. 

The Interesting Life, Travels, Voyages, and daring engage- 
ments, of that celebrated and justly renowned Com- 
mander Paul Jones, containing numerous anecdotes of 
undaunted courage, in the prosecution of his various 
Enterprises. Written by himself. 241110, 64 pp. Phila- 
delphia: Published by Robert Desilver, No. no, Walnut 
Street. 1817. 

The Biography of the principal American Military and Naval 
Heroes; Comprehending details of their Achievements 
during the Revolutionary and Late Wars. Interspersed 
with Authentic Anecdotes not found in any other work. 
Embellished with portraits. By Thomas Wilson, of 
Philadelphia. Assisted by Several Literary Gentlemen, 
in different parts of the United States; and carefully col- 
lected from the most authentic sources. Speak of man 
as he is, in the language of truth, and not of adulation. 
In two volumes. I2mo, 324; 320 pp. New- York: Printed 
and Published by John Low, No. 139 Cherry-street. 1817. 

The Biography of the Principal American Military and 
Naval Heroes; comprehending details of their Achieve- 
ments during the Revolutionary and Late Wars. Inter- 
spersed with Authentic Anecdotes not found in any other 
work. Embellished with Portraits. By Thomas Wilson 
of Philadelphia. "Speak of man as lit is, in the language 
of Truth, and not of Adulation." Second edition, revised. 
In two volumes. I2mo, 360; iv-5-336 pp. New-York: 
Printed and Published by John Low, No. 159 Cherry- 
street. 1821. 
Reissued 1823. 

Full and correct account of the chief Naval Occurrences of 
the late war between Great Britain and the United States 



204 PAUL JONES 

of America; preceded by a cursory examination of the 
American accounts of their naval actions fought previous 
to that period; to which is added an Appendix; with 
plates. By William James. "Truth is always brought to 
light by time and reflection; while the lie of the day 
lives by bustle, noise, and precipitation." Murphy's Taci- 
tus. B.ii.39. 8vo, xv-528 pp., ccxvi Appendix and Index. 
London: Printed for T. Egerton, Whitehall, 1817. 

Includes his view of the "Serapis" encounter and an 
attack on the veracity of American historical writers. 

Sketches of the Life and Character of Patrick Henry. By 

William Wirt, of Richmond, Virginia. "In quo hoc maxi- 
mum est, quod neque ante illim, quern ille imitaretur, 
neque post ilium, qui eum initari posset, inventus est." 
Paterc. lib. i. cap. v. 8vo, xv-427-xii-(i) pp. Philadelphia: 
Published by James Webster, No. 10 S. Eighth Street. 
William Brown, Printer, Prune Street. 1817. 

Reissued: New York, 1831; 8vo, 468 pp., Philadelphia, 
1844. 

The Life of Paul Jones, containing his Travels, Voyages, 
and Daring Engagements, with numerous anecdotes of 
undaunted courage. Second Edition. 24mo, 60 pp. Hart- 
ford: Printed and Published by B. & J. Russell, State 
Street. 1818. 

Memoirs of the Life and Writings of Benjamin Franklin, 
LL.D., F.R.S., &c. Minister Plenipotentiary from the 
United States of America to the Court of France, and 
for the Treaty of Peace and Independence with Great 
Britain, &c., &c. Written by Himself to a late Period 
and continued to the time of his Death, by his Grand- 
son; William Temple Frank!in. Now .first published 
from the original MSS. comprising the Private Corre- 
spondence and Public Negotiations of Dr. Franklin, and 
a Selection from his Political, Philosophical, and Mis- 
cellaneous Works. Three vols., 4to, x-45o-lxxxviii; 
(i3)-44o; (7)-57O pp. London: Printed for Henry Col- 
burn, British and Foreign Public Library, Conduit Street. 
1818. 

Contains the first admission of the authorship of the 
"Boston Chronicle" supplement of "March 13, 1782," with 
its letter signed "Paul Jones" resenting the charge of 
being a "pirate." The three volumes were amplified into 



BIBLIOGRAPHY "205 

four in a second and third edition the same year, and 
volumes 5 and 6 were added, with a preface to Vol. 5, un- 
der date of April 19, 1819. These two last volumes cov- 
ered miscellanies and private letters. 

Memoirs of the Life and Writings of Benjamin Franklin, 
LL.D., F.R.S. Minister Plenipotentiary from the United 
States cf America to the Court of France, and for the 
Treaty of Peace and Independence with Great Britain, 
&c. Written by Himself, to a Late Period, and Continued 
to the Time of his Death by his Grandson, William Tem- 
ple Franklin. Now first published from the Original 
Manuscript, Comprising the private Correspondence and 
public negotiations of Dr. Franklin: Together with the 
whole of his Political, Philosophical & Miscellaneous 
Works. 8vo, 6 volumes, xxi-sig; xxxv-43i; v-477; 407; 
viii-434; xxiii-s64 pp. Philadelphia: Printed by T. S. 
Manning. 1818. 

References to John Paul Jones: Vol. I, pp. 412, 413, 
416, 421. Vol. V, pp. 39, 88, 322. Vol. VI, p. 358. 

Supplement to The Boston Chronicle, March 13, 1782. Folio. 
2 pages. Philadelphia: 1818. 

The reprint issued with memoirs, etc., of Franklin. 
1818. Contains the two-column letter signed "John Paul 
Jones, whom you are pleased to stile a pirate," in which 
the writer fully and forcibly defines piracy, its causes, 
etc. 

Memoirs sur la vie et les ecrits de Benjamin Franklin, Doc- 
teur en droit, Membre de la Societe Royale de Londres 
et de 1'Academie des Sciences des Paris; Ministre pleni- 
pententiaire des Etats Unis d'Amerique, a la cour de 
France, etc., etc.; Publics sur le manuscrit originae re- 
dige par lui meme en grand partie. et continui jusqu'a sa 
morte, Par William Temple Franklin, son petit-fils. Avec 
un Portrait de B. Franklin. Three Vols. 8vo, (io)-39o; 
435; (i6)-4io pp. A Paris, Chez Treuttel et Wurtz, Li- 
braires, rue de Bourbon, No. 17; Et a Strasbourg, meme 
Maison de Commerce. A Londres, Chez H. Colburne, 50 
Conduit Street, New-Bond. 1818. 

Memoirs of the Life and Writings of Benjamin Franklin, 
LL.D., F.R.S., &c. Minister Plenipotentiary from the 
United States of America at the Court of France, and for 
the Treaty of Peace and Independence with Great Brit- 



206 PAUL JONES 

ain, &c., &c. Written by Himself to a late period, and 
continued to the time of his Death, by his Grandson, 
William Temple Franklin. Comprising the Private Cor- 
respondence and Public Negotiations of Dr. Franklin, 
and his select Political, Philosophical and Miscellaneous 
Works. Published from the Original MSS. In six vol- 
umes. New Edition. 8vo, xii-54i; 450; 456; xvi-493; xii- 
392; viii-523 pp. London: Published for Henry Colburn, 
by R. Bently, New Burlington Street. 1833. 

Correspondence of Paul Jones. The Analectic Magazine, 
pages 227-235, Philadelphia, March, 1818. 

Biographic Universelle Ancienne Et Moderne, Histoire, Par 
Ordre Alphabetique, De La Vie Publique Et privee De 
Leurs Actions, Leurs Talents, Leurs Vertus Ou Leurs 
Crimes Revue, Corrigee Et Considerablement Augmentee 
D'Articles Omis Ou Nouveaux Ouvrage Redige Par Une 
Societe De Gens De Lettres Et De Savants 

On doit des egards aux vivants; on ne doit aux morts 
que la verite. 

Voltaire. 

Tome XXI. Paris: Chez Madame C. Desplaces, Edi- 
teur-Proprietaire De La Deuxieme Edition De La Biog- 
raphic Universelle, Rue De Verneuil 52, et Leipzic Lib- 
rairie De F. A. Brockhaus. N.D. (1818). 

Sketch of Paul Jones by Dezos de la Roquette, pages 
548-49. 

An Appeal to the Government and Congress of the United 

States, against the Depredations committed by American 
Privateers, on the Commerce of Nations at Peace with 
us. By an American Citizen. 

"I do not wish to see a new Barbary rising in Amer- 
ica, and our long-extended Coast occupied by piratical 
States. I fear lest our privateering successes in the two 
last wars, should already have given our people too 
strong a relish for that most mischievous kind of gaining 
mixed with blood; and if a stop is not put to the practice, 
mankind may hereafter be more plagued with American 
corsairs, than they have been or are with Turkish." Dr. 
Franklin's Letter to David Hartley, Esq., May 8, 1783. 
Private correspondence, page 530. 8vo, viii-ioo pp. 
New York: Printed for the Booksellers. 1819. 

Paul Jones, page 32. 



BIBLIOGRAPHY 207 

The Life, Voyages and Sea Battles of that Celebrated Sea- 
man, Commodore Paul Jones, still remembered by some 
of the old Inhabitants now living in Wapping, he being 
originally in the Coal Trade, in which are contained a Va- 
riety of Important Facts, displaying the Revolutions of 
Fortune that this Naval Adventurer underwent. I2tno, 
24 pp. Derby: Published by Thomas Richardson. N.E). 
(Ca. 1820). 

Senate of the United States. January 26, 1820. Report of 
The Committee on Claims, on the petition of James War- 
ren. 8vo, 3 pp. 

Warren was a Lieutenant on the "Alliance" under 
Capt. Peter Landais. His claim grew out of the sale of 
certain prizes at Bergen in Norway, during the 1779 
cruise of Paul Jones's fleet. 

History of Paul Jones, The Pirate. (Cut of brig under sail) 
i6mo, 24 pp. Glasgow: Printed for the Booksellers. 
N.D. (Ca. 1820.) 

An account of the Black Hole of Calcutta included. 

Generosity of Paul Jones. The Repository of Arts, Litera- 
ture, Fashions, Manufactures, &c. The Second Series. 
Pages 314-317. London, May i, 1820. 

Paul Jones. The Repository of Arts, Literature, Fashions, 
Manufactures, &c. The Second Series. Pages 25-28. 
London, July i, 1820. 

Nurse Dandlem's Little Repository of Great Instruction, for 
All who would be Good and Noble. Containing, among 
other interesting Particulars, the surprising Adventures of 
Little Wake Wilful, and his happy Deliverance from 
Giant Grumbolumbo. Ornamented with cuts. 48mo, 31 
pp. Willington: Printed and sold by F. Houlston and 
Son. N.D. (Ca. 1820). Price two-pence. 
Paul Jones, pages 12-13. 

Secret Journals of the Acts and Proceedings of Congress, 
From the first Meeting thereof to the dissolution of the 
Confederation, by the adoption of the Constitution of the 
United States. Published under the direction of the 
President of the United States conformably to Resolu- 
tion of Congress of March 27, 1818, and April 21, 1820. 



208 PAUL JONES 

8vo, 4 vols. 464; 587; 614; 454 pp. Boston: Printed and 
Published by Thomas B. Wait. 1820-1821. 

Wonderful Characters, comprising Memoirs and Anecdotes 
of the most Remarkable Persons of Every Age and Na- 
tion. Collected from the most Authentic Sources, by 
Henry Wilson. 

"Together let us beat this ample field 
Try what the open, what the covert, yield; 
The latent tracts, the giddy heights explore 
Of all who blindly creep and sightless soar; 
Eye Nature's walks, shoot folly as it flies, 
And catch the manners living as they rise; 
Laugh where we must, be candid where we can, 
But vindicate the ways of God to man." 

Pope's Essay on Man. 

Three vols., 8vo, 406; 480; 470 pp. London: J. Robins 
and Co. Albion Press, Ivy Lane, Paternoster-Row. 1821. 
"Paul Jones, the Pirate," pages 273-310. 

Anecdotes of the Revolutionary War in America. With 
Sketches on Character of Persons the most distinguished 
in the Southern States, for Civil and Military services. 
By Alexander Garden, of Lee's Partisan Legion; Aid-de- 
Camp to Major General Greene; and Honorary Member 
of the Historical Society of New York. 

"I cannot but remember such things were " 

Shakespeare. 

Two vols. I2mo, vii-i88-xxxii-v; i8Q-438-xxxii-v pp. 
Charleston: Printed for the Author, By A. E. Miller, No. 
4, Broad-street. 1822. 

Anecdotes of the American Revolution. Illustrative of the 
Talents and Virtues of the Heroes and Patriots who 
acted the most conspicuous parts therein. By Alexander 
Garden of Lee's Legion. Second Series. 

"For their commendation I am fed 
It is a banquet to me." 

Shakespeare. 

. I2mo, ix-223-vi pp. Charleston: Printed by A. E. Miller, 
No. 4 Broad-street. 1828. 

Anecdotes of the American Revolution. Illustrative of the 
Talents and Virtues of the Heroes of the Revolution who 
acted the most conspicuous parts therein. By Alexander 



BIBLIOGRAPHY 209 

Garden, of Lee's Legion. Three volumes. 4to, vii-i88- 
xxxii-v; 189 to 438-xxxii-v; ix-223-vi pp. Reprinted. 
Brooklyn, New York. 1865. 

Edited by Thomas W. Field. Edition of 150 copies, 
of which 30 were on large paper. Issued at the Union 
Press, Brooklyn, N. Y. 

The Interesting Life, Travels, Voyages and Daring Engage- 
ments of the Celebrated Paul Jones; Containing numer- 
ous Anecdotes of Undaunted Courage, in the Prosecution 
of his bold Enterprises. To which is added, the Song 
written on the Engagement between the "Good Man 
Richard" and the English frigate "Serapis." I2mo, 28 pp. 
New York: W. Borradaile. 1822. 

With fine folding plate of Jones shooting Lt. Grubb 
(interesting specimen of American engraving). The title 
calls for "A Song written on the Engagement," but there 
is no indication that it was ever issued with the volume. 

Biographical Sketches of Distinguished American Naval 
Heroes in the War of the Revolution, between the Amer- 
ican Republic and the JCingdom of Great Britain; com- 
prising sketches of Com. Nicholas Biddle, Com. John Paul 
Jones, Com. Edward Preble, and Com. Alexander Mur- 
ray. With incidental Allusions to other Distinguished 
Characters. 
"Patriots have toil'd, and in their country's cause 

Bled nobly; and their deeds as they deserve 

Receive proud recompense." 

. . . "The historic muse, 

Proud of the treasure, marches with it down 

To latest times." 

By S. Putnam Waldo, Esq. Author of the 'Journal of 
Robbins,' 'Tour of Monroe,' 'Memoirs of Jackson,' 
'Life of Decatur,' &c. 8vo, 392 pp. Hartford: Published 
by Silas Andrus. 1823. 

Biographical sketch of Com. John Paul Jones, pages 
75-142. 

Journals of the American Congress from 1774 to 1788. Com- 
plete in Four volumes, 8vo. Washington: 1823. 

Memoirs of the Private Life of Marie Antoinette, Queen of 
France and Navarre, to which is added Recollections, 



210 PAUL JONES 

Sketches, and Anecdotes Illustrative of the Reigns of 
Louis XIV, Louis XV and Louis XVI. By Madame 
Campan, First Femme de Chambre to the Queen. In 
Two Volumes. 8vo, 447-xlvii; (5^-462 pp. London: 
Printed for Henry Colburn and Co. and M. Bossange and 
Co. 1823. 

Reissued, Henry Colburn, 1824. 

Memoirs Sur La Vie Priv6e De Marie-Antoinette, Reine de 

France et de Navarre; suivis de Souvenirs et Anecdotes 
Historiques sur les Regnes de Louis XIV, de Louis XV. 
et de Louis XVI. Par Mme. Campan, Lectrice de Mes- 
dames, Et Premiere Femme de Chambre de la Reine. 
Deuxieme Edition. 8vo, 2 volumes. 382; 384 pp. Paris, 
Baudouin Freres, Libraires, Rue de Vaugirard, No. 36. 
1823. 

Memoires Sur La Vie PrivSe De Marie-Antoinette, Reine de 

France Et De Navarre; Suivis De Souvenirs Et Anec- 
dotes Historiques Sur Les Regnes De Louis XIV, De 
Louis XV Et De Louis XVI, Par Madame Campan, 
Premiere Femme de Chambre de la Reine; Publics et 
Mis en Ordre. Par F. Barrere. Three vols. 8vo, 
xlvii-38o; 400; 385 pp. Cinquieme Edition. Paris Bau- 
douin Freres, Libraires, Rue De Vaugirard, No. 17. 1826. 

Royal naval biography; or, Memoirs of the Services of all 
the flag-officers, superannuated rear-admirals, retired-cap- 
tains, post-captains, and commanders. Whose names ap- 
peared on the Admiralty List of Sea Officers at the com- 
mencement of the present year, or who have since been 
promoted; Illustrated by a Series of historical and ex- 
planatory notes, Which will be found to contain an ac- 
count of all the naval actions, and other important events, 
from the Commencement of the late reign in 1760, to the 
present period. With copious addenda. By John Mar- 
shall (B), Lieutenant in the Royal Navy. "Failures, how- 
ever frequent, may admit of extenuation and apology. To 
have attempted much is always laudable, even when the 
enterprise is above the strength that undertakes it. To 
deliberate whenever I doubted, to enquire whenever I was 
ignorant, would have protracted the undertaking without 
end, and perhaps without improvement. I saw that one 
enquiry only gave occasion to another, that book re- 
ferred to book, that to search was not always to find, 



BIBLIOGRAPHY 211 

and to find was not always to be informed; and that thus 
to pursue perfection, was, like the first inhabitants of Ar- 
cadia, to chace the sun, which, when they had reached 
the hill above where he seemed to rest, was still beheld at 
the same distance from them." Johnson. Six vols. 8vo. 
xiv-883; 1019; Pt. I. 326; Pt. II, 456; Ft. I, 434; Pt. II, 
456; Pt. I, 434; Pt. II, 538; Pt. I, 482; Pt. II, 484; Pt. I, 414; 
Pt. II, 458 pp. (The last 2 vols. form "The Supplement 
Pts. I., II., III., IV." Published in parts, 1823-1825). Lon- 
don: Printed for Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and 
Brown, Paternoster Row. 1823. 

The Weekly Entertainer; and West of England Miscellany: 

from Monday, January 5, to Monday, June 28, 1824. Vol. 
IX new series. 8vo, 396 pp. Sherborne: Printed by 
Harker and Penny, Mercury-Office. 

On pp. 343-347 (the latter misprinted 247) is an article 
entitled "Sketches of Paul Jones." 

"Anecdote of Paul Jones," Collections, Historical and Mis- 
cellaneous; and Monthly Literary Journal. Page 99. 
Published by Jacob B. Moore, Concord, N. H. Vol. III. 
March, 1824. 

The United States' Naval Chronicle. "Sustentans et susten- 

tatus." By Charles W. Goldsborough. Vol. I. 8vo, 395- 

xii. Washington City: Printed by James Wilson. 1824. 

Includes sketch of Paul Jones. Vol. I, all published. 

The Atlantic Magazine. New York: E. Bliss & E. White, 
Printer, 2 Thames-Street. 1824. 

Letter of Paul Jones to the Countess of Selkirk, writ- 
ten on Board the "Ranger," Brest, 8th May, 1778. Pp. 
318-320. 

Letter of Paul Jones to the American Commissioners 
at Paris. Brest, May 27, 1778. 

Sketches of Paul Jones. The London Magazine, pages 492- 
499. London, May, 1824. 

Paul Jones. The London Magazine, pages 629-630. London, 
June, 1824. 

The Monument of Patriotism, being a collection of Bio- 
graphical Sketches of the Lives and Characters of some 



212 PAUL JONES 

of those men who signed the Independence of America; 
and brief sketches of many other Eminent Statesmen, 
also, Generals and Heroes who fought and bled in the 
Revolutionary War, and also, the most prominent charac- 
ters of the Late War with Great Britain. To which is 
annexed the Declaration of Independence in 1776, and 
George Washington's farewell Address. An eulogium 
on the character of General George Washington. Com- 
piled from the most authentic and approved authors, by 
John Royer. A new edition. I2mo, vii-275 PP- Potts- 
town: Published by John Royer. 1825. 

Biographia Americana; or, A Historical and Critical Ac- 
count of the Lives, Actions, and Writings, of the most 
Distinguished Persons in North America; from the first 
settlement to the present time. 

"If within the memory of man, or the compass of his- 
tory, any class of individuals have merited, beyond others, 
the honours and rewards of their contemporaries, the grati- 
tude of posterity, and the admiration of the world, it is 
those who, unmoved by difficulty, danger, and misfortune, 
directed the councils, and led to victory the arms of 
their country, in the long and sanguinary contest, which 
resulted in the Independence of the United States." 

"No study can be more useful to the ingenuous youth 
of the United States, than that of their own history, nor 
any examples more interesting, or more safe for their con- 
templation, than those of the great founders of the re- 
public." Tudor's Life of Otis. By a Gentleman of 
Philadelphia. 8vo, vii-356 pp. New- York: Published by 
D. Mallory, 1825. Hopkins & Morris, Printers. 

Written by Benjamin Franklin French. 

Memoir of the Life of Richard Henry Lee, and his Corre- 
spondence with the most Distinguished men in America 
and Europe, illustrative of their Character and of the 
Events of the American Revolution. By his Grandson, 
Richard H. Lee, of Leesburg, Virginia. In two volumes. 
8vo, 299; 238 pp. Philadelphia: H. C. Carey and J. Lea, 
Chestnut Street. William Brown, Printer. 1825. 

Life of Commodore John Paul Jones and Memoirs of Captain 
Nathaniel Fanning, who served during part of the Ameri- 
can Revolution, and died in the service of the United 



BIBLIOGRAPHY 213 

States, at Charleston, South Carolina. i2mo, 247 pp. Lex- 
ington, Ky.: Printed by W. Johnson, 1825. 

The Life, Voyages & Sea Battles of the Celebrated Pirate, 
Commodore Paul Jones, in which are contained a variety 
of important facts displaying the revolutions of fortune, 
which this naval adventurer underwent. Accurately com- 
piled from Authentic Documents. New Ed. I2mo, 24 
pp. Bradford, Yorkshire: Walker & Scarlet. N.E>. 
(1825). 

Memoires De Lekain, Precedes De Reflexions Sur Get 
Acteur Et Sur L'Art Theatral Par M. Talma. 8vo, 
lxviii-439 pp. A Paris: Chez Etienne Ledoux, Li- 
braire, Rue Guenegano, No. 9. 1825. 

Memoires Inedits De Madame La Comtesse De Genlis, Sur 
Le Dix-Huitieme Siecle et La Revolution Francoise De- 
puis 1756 Jusqu' A Nos Jours. Deuxieme Edition. Eight 
volumes. 8vo, (27)-38i; xx-38i; xxiii-374; xi-36g; xvi-375; 
xi-367; xii-387; xi-367 pp. A Paris, Chez Ladvocat, Li- 
braire De S. A. R. Monseigneur Le Due De Chartres, Au 
Palais-Royal, M, DCCC, XXV. 

Life and Character of the Chevalier John Paul Jones, a Cap- 
tain in the Navy of the United States during their Revo- 
lutionary War. Dedicated to the officers of the American 
Navy. By John Henry Sherburne, Register of the Navy 
of the United States. Spectimur agendo "Let us be 
tried by our actions." 8vo, viii-387 pp. City of Wash- 
ington: 1825. Sold by Wilder & Campbell, New York; 
and at the Principal Book-stores in the United States. 
Vanderpool & Cole, Printers, N. Y. 
Frontispiece portrait by C. W. Peale. 

Life and Character of the Chevalier John Paul Jones. The 
United States Literary Gazette, pages 51-60, Boston, 
October, 1825. 

A review of Sherburne's Life of Jones, 1825. Holds the 
book is not a good life, not full; gives a letter from some 
one who claims to have known John Paul Jones. He 
has read this life and adds in the letter many facts, he 
says were told him by J. P. J. 



214 PAUL JONES 

John Paul Jones. Actions in Command. The North Amer- 
ican Review, pages 6-12, Boston, July, 1825. (Review of 
Sherburne). 

Review of Sherburne's "Life and Character of the Chevalier 

John Paul Jones." The European Magazine, pages 64-68. 
London, September, 1825. 

The Life of Paul Jones, from Original Documents in the 
possession of John Henry Sherburne, Esq. Register of 
the Navy of the United States. I2mo, ix-32O pp. Lon- 
don: John Murray, Albemarle Street. MDCCCXXV. 

Written by Benjamin Disraeli, afterward Earl Bea- 
consfield. His first book. Adapted from Sherburne. 

The Life of Paul Jones. The Monthly Review, pages 48-59. 
London, September, 1825. 

A Review of the Disraeli version of Sherburne's Life 
of Paul Jones. 

Het Leven van Paul Jones, uit oorspronkelijke stukken 
opgemaakt, in bezit van John Henry Sherburne, Secre- 
taris der Marine van de Vereenigde Staten. Uit het 
Engelsch. 8vo, xii-282 pp. Te Groningen, Bij. W. Van 
Boekeren. 1829. 

The Life and Character of John Paul Jones a Captain in the 

United States Navy during the Revolutionary War. By 
John Henry Sherburne, author of "The European Tourists 
Guide;" "Naval Sketches;" "Erratic Poems;" "Etiquette;" 
"Osceola, a Tragedy;" "John Adams' Administration, from 
1797 to 1801," &c., &c. "Spectemur agendo," Let us be 
tried by our actions. Second Edition. 8vo, xvi-4o8 pp. 
New York: Adriance, Sherman & Co., Publishers, No. 2 
Astor House. MDCCCLI. 

Review of the "Life and Character of Paul Jones." The 
Democratic Review, Vol. 30, pp. 153-168. New York, 1852. 

American Military Biography; Containing the Lives, Char- 
acters and Anecdotes of the Officers of the Revolution, 
who were most distinguished in achieving our National 
Independence. Also the Life of Gilbert Motier La 
Fayette, Major General in the Continental Army, Marshal 
of France and Commander in Chief of the National 



BIBLIOGRAPHY 215 

Guards. In two parts, izmo, xxiii-24O-i86 pp. Printed 
for Subscribers. (By Roberts & Burr) New York: 1825. 
Frontispiece on copper by E. Tisdale. Reissue: I2mo, 
xiii-24-43i pp. New York: Cooke & Co. 1826. 

The Biography of the American Military and Naval Heroes 
of the Revolutionary and Late Wars, with Authentic 
Anecdotes found in no other work. Embellished with 
Six Portraits. Speak of Man as he is, in the Language 
of Truth, and not adulation. In two volumes. I2mo. 
37o; 336 pp. Published and sold by P. M. Davis, Late of 
the Army. New York. 1826. 

John Paul Jones, pp. 110-131, Vol. I. 

Paul Jones. The Mirror. New York, Dec. 30, 1826. 
Lafayette- Jones, Professor Wentworth's Magazine. 1826. 

Memoirs of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania. 8vo, 
Part I, 228 pp.; Part II, 432 pp. Philadelphia: Published 
by McCarty and Davis, No. 171 High Street. 1826. 

Memoirs of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania. Being 
a Republication Edited by Edward Armstrong, Member 
of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania. 8vo, 494 pp. 
Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott & Co. 1864. 

The Life of Paul Jones, the Pirate, one of the principal char- 
acters in the celebrated Novel, "The Pilot," by Sir Walter 
Scott, Bart. With some highly interesting particulars of 
Captain Gustavus Cunningham, another Pirate, contem- 
porary with Paul Jones. Compiled from the London 
Gazette, and other Authentic sources. I2mo, 24 pp. Lon- 
don: Printed by and for Hodgson & Co., No. 10, Newgate 
Street. N.D. (1826). 

Very spirited colored folding plate, "Shooting of 
Lieut. Grub for endeavoring to lower the American flag 
to the 'Serapis.' " 

Paul Jones Der Kuhne Seeman und Griinder der Ameri- 
kanischen Marine nach Original papieren geschildert. Aus 
dem Englischen. "Mein Bestreden ist, in den Blattern 
der Geschichte mir Ehre, mir Achtung zu sichern." Von 
XV. i6mo, 266 pp. Leipzig: bei Adolph Weinbrod. 
1826. 



2i6 PAUL JONES 

Paul Jones; a Romance. By Allen Cunningham, author of 
"Sir Marmaduke Maxwell," "Traditional Tales," &c. 

Success, the mark no mortal wit 

Or surest hand, can always hit: 

For whatsoe'er we perpetrate 

We do but now, we're steer'd by Fate, 

Which in Success oft disinherits, 

For spurious causes, noblest merits. 

Butte. 

In three volumes. I2mo, 380; 372; 371 pp. Edinburgh: 
Published by Oliver and Boyd; Longman, Rees, Orme, 
Brown & Green, London. 1826. 

Paul Jones; a Romance. By Allen Cunningham, author of 
"Sir Marmaduke Maxwell," "Traditional Tales," &c. 

Success, the mark no mortal wit, 

Or surest hand, can always hit: 

For whatsoe'er we perpetrate 

We do but now, we're steer'd by Fate, 

Which in Success oft disinherits, 

For spurious causes, noblest merits. 

Butte. 

In Three Volumes, Cr. 8vo. 256; 248; 249 pages. Phila- 
delphia. H. C. Carey & F. Lea. Chestnut Street. Sold by 
G. & C. Carvill, New York; Milliard, Gray & Co., Boston. 
1827. 

/ 

Paul Jones, der Seerauber fur America's Freheit. Von Allan 
Cunningham. 

Gliick dieses Ziel trifft der Verstand 

Nicht immer, nicht die sichre Hand, 

Denn, was man auch zu Stande bringt 

Wir rudern nur, das Schicksal lenkt, 

Das oft enterbt wer Gluck verdient, 

Und haufig nur das Schlecht 'ste kront. 

Butler. 

Aus dem Englischen. Three vols. 8vo, 410; 410; 390; 400 
pp. Stuttgart, bei Gebriider Fransch. 1827. 

Naval Sketch-book; or, the Service Afloat and Ashore; with 
characteristic reminiscences, fragments, and opinions on 
professional, colonial, and political subjects; interspersed 
with copious notes, biographical, historical, critical, and 
illustrative. By An Officer of rank. In two volumes. 
8vo, xx- 241; vi-286 pp. London: Printed for the author; 



BIBLIOGRAPHY 217 

and sold by H. Colburn; Geo. B. Whittaker; Simpkin 
& Marshall, and all booksellers. 1826. 

Written by Capt. William Nugent Glascock. 

Discovery of Letters of John Paul Jones. The North 
American Review, pages 292-294. Boston, October, 1826. 

Paul Jones: A Melodramatic Romance in Three Acts. By 
Thomas Dibdin, Esq. Author of The Cabinet, The Two 
Gregories, The Lady of the Lake, Ivanhoe, The English 
Fleet, The Jew and the Doctor, Don Giovanni, &c. 
Printed from the Acting Copy, with Remarks, Biographi- 
cal and Critical, By D. G. To which are added a De- 
scription of the Costume, Cast of the Characters, En- 
trances and Exits, Relative Positions of the Performers 
on the Stage, And the Whole of the Stage Business. 
As performed at the Theatres Royal, London. Embel- 
lished with a Fine Engraving, By Mr. Bonner, from a 
Drawing taken in the Theatre, by Mr. R. Cruickshank. 
i6mo, 62 pp. London: John Cumberland, 6, Brecknock 
Place, Camden New Town. N.D. 

Paul Jones: A Melodramatic Romance in Three Acts. By 
Thomas Dibdin. Author of The Cabinet, The Lady of 
the Lake, The Jew and the Doctor, Suil Dhuv the Coiner, 
The Sixes, The Man and the Marquis, The English Fleet, 
Humphrey Clinker, Paul Jones, The Ruffian Boy, The 
Two Gregories, The Fate of Calais, Valentine and Orson, 
&c. Printed from the Acting Copy, with Remarks, Bio- 
graphical and Critical, By D. G. To which are added a 
Description of the Costume, Cast of the Characters, 
Entrances and Exits, Relative Positions of the Per- 
formers on the Stage, And the Whole of the Stage Busi- 
ness. As performed at the Metropolitan Minor Theatres. 
Embellished with a Fine Engraving, By Mr. Bonner, 
from a Drawing taken in the Theatre, by Mr. R. Cruik- 
shank. i6mo, 62 pp. London: John Cumberland, 2, 
Cumberland Terrace, Camden New Town. N.D. (Ca. 
1827). 

Memoires Ou Souvenirs Et Anecdotes Par M. Le Comte 
De Segur, De L'Academie Francaise, Pair De France; 
Ornes De Son Portrait, D'un Fac Simile De Son Ecriture, 
D'Un Portrait De L'Imperatrice Catherine II, D'Une 
Medaille Et D'Une Carte Du Voyage Du Crimee. Troi- 



218 PAUL JONES 

sieme Edition. Three Volumes. 8vo, 473; 429; 526 pp. 
Paris, Alexis Eymerie, Libraire-Editeur Rue Macerine, 
No. 30. M DCCC XXVII. 

First Edition 1825-1826. 

Paul Jones, pages 303, 308, 349, 427, Vol. III. 

Reissued in collected edition, Paris, 1830. 

Memoirs and Recollections of Count Segur, Ambassador 

from France to the Courts of Russia and Prussia, &c., 
&c. Written by himself. Three volumes. 8vo, xii-442; 
xii-352; xii-499 pp. London: Printed for Henry Colburn, 
New Burlington Street. 1825-1826-1827. 

Paul Jones, pages 292-3, 297-298; 337-338; 413-418, 
Vol. III. 

Fairburn's Improved Edition. Life of Paul Jones, the Eng- 
lish Corsair, Giving a Faithful Account of the Extraor- 
dinary Perils, Voyages, Adventures and Escapes of that 
bold Pirate and Smuggler, during the American War, 
from his Youth to his Death. i2mo, 24 pp. London: 
Printed and Published by J. Fairburn, no, Minories. 
N.D. (Ca. 1827). Price Sixpence. 
With two colored folding portraits. 

Life of Paul Jones. The Eclectic Review, pages 341-347, 
London, April, 1827. 

The Life of John Ledyard, the American Traveller; Com- 
prising Selections from his Journals and Correspondence. 
By Jared Sparks. Large 8vo, xii-325 pp. Cambridge: 
Published by Hilliard and Brown; and by Milliard, Gray, 
Little, and Wilkins, and Richardson and Lord, Boston; 
G. and C. Carvill, New York; Carey, Lea, and Carey, 
Philadelphia. 1828. 

John Paul Jones, Chapter VII, p. 153. 

Interesting Events in the History of the United States; 
Being a Selection of the Most Important and Interest- 
ing Events which have transpired since the Discovery of 
this Country to the Present Time. Carefully selected 
from the most approved Authorities. By J. W. Barber. 
I2mo, iv-22O-xxiv pp. New-Haven: Published by J. W. 
Barber. L. K. Dow, Printer. 1828. 
Paul Jones, pages 133-135. 



BIBLIOGRAPHY 219 

A General View of the Rise, Progress, and Brilliant Achieve- 
ments of the American Navy, Down to the Present Time. 
Illustrated by Biographical Sketches, Official Reports, 
and Interesting Views of American Commerce. To which 
is affixed a Succinct account of the origin and Progress 
of the Greek Revolution, Terminating with the Glorious 
Victory of Navarino, October 20, 1827. I2mo, 434 pp. 
Brooklyn, N. Y. MDCCCXXVIII. 
Paul Jones, Chapter 3, pages 33-66. 

A Critic of the Military Operations of the Russians in the 
Black Sea from 1787 to 1791. By A. Viskavatoff. St. 
Petersburg. 1828. 

The Interesting Life, Voyages, and Daring Engagements of 
the Celebrated Paul Jones; containing numerous Anec- 
dotes of Undaunted Courage, in the prosecution of his 
Bold Enterprises. To which is added, the song written 
on the engagement between the "Good Man Richard," 
and the English frigate "Serapis." I2mo, 28 pages, fold, 
col. front. New-York: Published by S. King, and sold 
wholesale and retail, at his store, No. 150, William-street. 
1828. 

The song mentioned on the title-page does not appear 
in this edition. 

The Life, Voyages & Sea Battles of that Celebrated Pirate 

Commodore Paul Jones, still remembered by some of 
the Old Inhabitants now living in Wapping, he being 
originally in the coal-trade. In which are contained a 
variety of important facts, displaying the revolutions of 
fortune that this naval adventurer underwent. Post, 8vo, 
28 pp. London: Printed by W. Lewis, Finch-Lane for 
T. and J. Allman, 55, Great Queen Street, Lincoln's-Inn- 
Fields, and may be had of all Booksellers. Price Six- 
pence. 1829. 

Scarce. The large colored folding plate is one of the 
rarest portraits of Paul Jones. 

Memoir, Correspondence and Miscellanies, from the Papers 
of Thomas Jefferson. Edited by Thomas Jefferson Ran- 
dolph. Four vols. 8vo, vii-(2)-466; (4)-soo; (4)-Si9; (4)- 
532 pp. Charlottesville: F. Carr, and Co. 1829. 

Second Edition: 4 vols. viii-464; (4)-5OO; (4)-SIQ; 
(2)-532 pp. Boston: Gray and Bowen. 1830. 



220 PAUL JONES 

An Historical and Statistical Account of Nova-Scotia, In 
two volumes. Illustrated by a map of the Province, and 
several engravings. By Thomas C. Haliburton, Esq. 
Barrister at Law, and Member of the House of Assembly 
of Nova Scotia. "This is my own, my native land." 8vo, 
viii-(3)-34O-viii; 4s6-(i) pp. Halifax, Published for Jo- 
seph Howe, and sold by C. H. Belcher; Robert Scholey, 
London; and Oliver & Boyd, Edinburgh. 1829. 
Paul Jones, page 94, Vol. 2. 

Life of Arthur Lee, LL.D. Joint Commissioner of the United 
States to the Court of France, and Sole Commissioner 
to the Courts of Spain and Prussia, during the Revolu- 
tionary War. With his Political and Literary Corre- 
spondence and his Papers on Diplomatic and Political 
Subjects, and the Affairs of the United States during the 
same Period. By Richard Henry Lee, A.M., H.A.M. Au- 
thor of the Life of Richard Henry Lee. In two volumes. 
8vo, (x)-i 1-431; (iv)-5-379 pp. Boston: Published by 
Wells and Lilly, Court Street. 1829. 

Campaigns of Suwarrow. Kaulbars. Moscow. 1829. 

The Diplomatic Correspondence of the American revolution; 

being the Letters of Benjamin Franklin, Silas Deane, 
John Adams, John Jay, Arthur Lee, William Lee, Ralph 
Izard, Francis Dana, William Carmichael, Henry Laur- 
ens, John Laurens, M. Dumas, and others, concerning the 
Foreign Relations of the United States during the whole 
Revolution; together with the Letters in reply from the 
Secret Committee of Congress, and the Secretary of 
Foreign Affairs. Also, the entire Correspondence of the 
French Ministers, Gerard and Luzerne, with Congress. 
Published under the direction of the President of the 
United States, from the original manuscripts in the De- 
partfnent of State, conformably to a Resolution of Con- 
gress, of March 27th, 1818. Edited 'by Jared Sparks. 
Twelve vols. 8vo. Boston: Nathan Hale and Gray & 
Bowen: G. & C. & H. Carvill, New York; P. Thompson, 
Washington. 1829-30. 

The name of Lafayette appears on the title pages ex- 
cept that of Vol. I. 

American Military Biography; containing the Lives and 
Characters of the officers of the Revolution who were 



BIBLIOGRAPHY 221 

most distinguished in achieving our National independ- 
ence. Also the Life of Gilbert Metier La Fayette, Major 
General in the Continental Army, Marshall of France 
and Commander in Chief of the National Guards. 8vo, 
615 pp. Published for Ross Houck, Cincinnati. Printed 
at the Chronicle Office. Price three dollars and fifty 
cents. 1829. 

Same matter as Roberts & Burr edition, New York, 
1825. New plates. 

American Military Biography; containing the Lives and 
Characters of the officers of the Revolution who were 
most distinguished in achieving our National independ- 
ence. Also the life of Gilbert Motier La Fayette, Major 
General in the Continental Army, Marshall of France and 
Commander in Chief of the National Guards. 8vo, 615 
pp. Published for E. Walters, Cincinnati. Printed at 
The Chronicle Office. Price three dollars and fifty cents. 
1830. 

Same as preceding. 

American Military Biography; Containing the Lives and 
Characters of the Officers of the Revolution who were 
most distinguished in achieving our National Independ- 
ence. Also the life of Gilbert Motier La Fayette, Major 
General in the Continental Army, Marshal of France and 
Commander in Chief of the National Guards. Published 
for Subscribers. 8vo, 607 pp. Philadelphia: Printed by 
William Stavely, No. 99 South Second Street. 1831. 

American Military Biography; Containing the Lives, Charac- 
ters and Anecdotes of the Officers of the Revolution, 
who were most Distinguished in Achieving our National 
Independence. Also, the Life of Gilbert Motier Lafay- 
ette, Major General in the Continental Army, Marshal of 
France and Commander-in-Chief of the National Guards. 
By E. S. Johnson. I2mo, 240-184 pp. Cincinnati: 1834. 
John Paul Jones, pages 137-158. 

Life and Correspondence of John Paul Jones, including his 
Narrative of the Campaign of the Liman. From original 
Letters and Manuscripts in the possession of Miss Jan- 
ette Taylor. Stereotyped by A. Chandler. 8vo, 555 pp. 
New York: (D. Fanshaw, Printer). 1830. 

Compiled by Robert C. Sands. Copyrighted by Sher- 



222 PAUL JONES 

man Converse. Miss Taylor was niece of the Commo- 
dore. There is a break in the pagination, the preface 
running to page 8 and the text starting at 13. The 
frontispiece is a steel portrait, engraved by J. W. Para- 
dise. The first complete and authentic biography. 

The Life, Voyages, and Sea Battles of that Celebrated Sea- 
man, Commodore Paul Jones, still remembered by some 
of the old inhabitants now living in Wapping, he being 
originally in the coal-trade. In which is contained a 
variety of important facts, displaying the Revolutions of 
Fortune that this Naval Adventurer underwent. 8vo, 24 
pp. Derby: Published by Thomas Richardson; Simp- 
kin, Marshall, and Co., London. Price Sixpence. N.D. 
(Ca. 1830.) 

With brilliantly colored frontispiece showing Paul 
Jones's adventures. 

Memoirs of Rear-Admiral Paul Jones, Chevalier of the Mili- 
tary order of Merit, and of the Russian order of St. 
Anne, &c. &c. Now first compiled from his original 
Journals and Correspondence: Including an account of 
his services under Prince Potemkin, Prepared for Publi- 
cation by himself. Two vols. I2mo. xii-33i; 341 pp. 
Published by Oliver & Boyd, Edinburgh; and Simpkin & 
Marshall, London. MDCCCXXX. 

Memoirs of Rear Admiral Paul Jones. The Westminster 
Review, pages 466-472. London, April, 1830. 
Review of above. 

John Paul Jones, The American Quarterly Review, pages 
409-436. Philadelphia, June, 1830. 
Review of above. 

Memoirs of Paul Jones, Late Rear-Admiral in the Russian 
Service, Chevalier of the Military Order of Merit, and of 
the Russian order of St. Anne, &c. &c. Now first com- 
piled from his original Journals and Correspondence: In- 
cluding an account of his services under Prince Potemkin, 
prepared for publication by himself. Two volumes in 
One. I2mo, xii-33i-34i pages. London: Re-published by 
Henry Washbourne, Salisbury Square, Fleet Street. 
MDCCCXLIII. 



BIBLIOGRAPHY 223 

Verpale des Turkichen Reichs. Kolnitz. Vienne. 1831. 
Credited to Metternich. 

The Adventures of a Yankee; or, the Singular Life of John 
Ledyard; with an Account o f his Voyage round the 
World with the celebrated Captain Cooke. Designed for 
Youths. By a Yankee. 32mo, vi-oo pp. Boston: Carter, 
Hendee & Babcock. 1831. 
Paul Jones, pages 68-69. 

The American Naval and Patriotic Songster. As sung at 
various places of amusement, in honor of Hull, Jones, 
Decatur, Perry, Bainbridge, Lawrence, &c, &c, &c. 
"Don't give up the ship." By * * *. 32mo, 4-256 pp. 
Baltimore: Published by P. N. Wood, Market Street. 
Wm. Wooddy, printer. 1831. 

The Life of John Paul; containing his Travels, Voyages, 
and Daring Engagements, with numerous Anecdotes of 
Undaunted Courage. 32tno, 64 pp. Thirtieth Edition. 
Printed for the Publishers. 1831. 

The Life of Gouverneur Morris, with Selections from his 
Correspondence and Miscellaneous Papers; detailing 
Events in the American Revolution, Etc. By Jared 
Sparks. Three vols. 8vo, 517; 531; 532 pp. Boston: 
Published by Gray and Bowen. 1832. 

Paul Jones references, page 377, Volume I; page 82, 
Volume II; page 8, Volume III. 

A Biographical Memoir of the Late Joshua Barney: From 
Autobiographical Notes and Journals in possession of his 
family, and other Authentic Sources. Edited by Mary 
Barney. 

Maris et terrae miles, pariter in utroquedignus, 

Meruit ac tulit honores, 

'Whoso shall telle a tale after a man, 

He must rehearse as neighe als ever he can'. 

Chaucer. 

8vo, xvi-328 pp. Boston: Published by Gray and Bowen. 
1832. 

The Diplomatic Correspondence of the United States of 
America, from the signing of the definitive treaty of 
Peace, loth September, 1783, to the adoption of the Con- 



224 PAUL JONES 

stitution, March 4, 1789. Being the Letters of Presi- 
dents of Congress, the Secretary for Foreign Affairs, 
American Ministers at Foreign Courts, Foreign Minis- 
ters near Congress Reports of Committees of Congress, 
and Reports of the Secretary for Foreign Affairs on vari- 
ous letters and communications, together with letters 
from individuals on Public Affairs Published under the 
direction of the Secretary of State, from the original 
manuscripts in the Department of State, conformably to 
an Act of Congress, approved May 5, 1832. 8vo, xl-504; 
xxxiv-5O4; xxv-5O7; xxxi-5O4; xxiv-492; xxxiv-578; xxx- 
512 pp. City of Washington: Printed by Francis Preston 
Blair. 1833-34. 

Paul Jones, Vol. II, page 442; Vol. Ill, 443; Vol. VII, 
287-418. 

American State Papers. Documents Legislative and Execu- 
tive, of the Congress of the United States, from the First 
Session of the First to the Third Session of the Thir- 
teenth Congress, inclusive: Commencing March 3, 1789, 
and ending March 3, 1815. Selected and Edited, under 
the Authority of Congress, By Walter Lowrie, Secretary 
of the Senate, and Matthew St. Clair Clarke, Clerk of 
the House of Representatives, Volume V (Finance Vol. I) 
Roy. 8vo, viii-Sig-xii pp. Washington: Published by 
Gales and Seaton. 1832. 

Estimate of prize money due to the squadron com- 
manded by the Chevalier John Paul Jones, page 41. 

American State Papers. Documents, Legislative and Execu- 
tive, of the Congress of the United States, from the first 
to the second Session of the Twenty-second Congress, 
inclusive: Commencing March 3, 1789 and ending March 
3, 1833. Selected and edited, under the authority of Con- 
gress, by Walter Lowrie, Secretary of the Senate, and 
Matthew St. Clair Clarke, Clerk of the House of Repre- 
sentatives. Vol. I. Roy. 8vo, xv-io-7<56-xliii pp. Wash- 
ington: Published by Gales and Seaton. 1833. 

Admiral John Paul Jones, Appointed Commissioner 
and Consul at Algiers. Letter to him with instructions 
to secrecy by Thomas Jefferson, Secretary of State, pages 
290-292. 

His decease prevents the execution of his commis- 
sion, page 293. 



BIBLIOGRAPHY 225 

Souvenirs D'Un Sexagenaire, Par A. V. Arnault De L'Acade"- 
mie Francaise. Verum amo, verum volo dici. Plaute, 
Mostellaria. Four volumes. 8vo, xxxii-4s6-(3); 382-(3); 
42i-(3); 439 PP- Paris Librairie Dufey, Rue Des Marais 
S. G. 17. 1833. 

Voyages round the World; with selected sketches of Voy- 
ages to the South Seas, North and South Pacific Oceans, 
China, etc., performed under the command and agency 
of the author. Also, information relating to important 
late discoveries; between the years 1792 and 1832, to- 
gether with the report of the Commander of the First 
American Exploring Expedition, patronized by the 
United States Government, in the brigs "Seraph" and 
"Annawan," to the Southern hemisphere. By Edmund 
Fanning. 8vo, xii-499 pp. New York: Collins & Hannay. 
MDCCCXXXIII. 

Paul Jones, page xi. Brother of Nathaniel Fanning, 
midshipman of the "Bon Homme Richard." 

Voyages Round the World; with selected sketches of Voy- 
ages to the South Seas, North and South Pacific Oceans, 
China, etc., performed under the command and agency 
of the author. Also, information relating to important 
late discoveries, between the years 1792 and 1832; to- 
gether with the report of the Commander of the first 
American exploring expedition, patronized by the United 
States Government, in the brigs "Seraph" and "Anna- 
wan," to the Southern Hemisphere. By Edmund Fan- 
ning. 8vo, xii-499 pp. London: O. Rich, 12, Red Lion 
Square. 1834. 

Voyages to the South Seas, Indian and Pacific Oceans, China 
Sea, Northwest coast, Feejee Islands, South Shetlands, 
&c., &c. With an Account of the New Discoveries made 
in the Southern Hemisphere, between the years 1830- 
1837. Also, the Origin, Authorization and Progress of 
the First American National South Sea Exploring Ex- 
pedition. By Edmund Fanning, Author of Fanning's 
Voyages. I2mo, xii-324 pp. New York: William H. 
Vermilye. 1838. , 

Account of the "Serapis* " fight, pages 217-232. Na- 
thaniel Fanning's own story. 

Second edition, same year. 



226 PAUL JONES 

The Mariner's Library, or Voyager's Companion. Contain- 
ing Narratives of the most Popular Voyages, from the 
time of Columbus to the present day; with Accounts of 
remarkable shipwrecks, Naval Adventures, the Whale 
Fishery, &c. The whole interspersed with numerous 
sketches of Nautical Life, and illustrated by fine En- 
gravings. 8vo, xii-492 pp. Boston: Printed and Pub- 
lished by C. Gaylord. 1834. 
Paul Jones, pages 246-249. 

Dundee Courier, Dundee, Scotland. July 30, 1834. Descrip- 
tion of Paul Jones' birthplace as restored by Lt. Alex- 
ander D. Pinkham, U.S.N. 

Report and Statement of Commissioner of Pensions, rela- 
tive to armed national ships employed during the Revo- 
lutionary War, and the names of their commanders. 8vo, 
6 pp. (Washington) May 13, 1834. Twenty-third Con- 
gress, ist Session. House document, No. 394. 

Letter of John Paul Jones to Mr. Jefferson. The North 
American Review, pages 310-312. Boston, October, 1834. 

Lives and Exploits of English Highwaymen, Pirates and 
Robbers, Drawn from the Earliest and Most Authentic 
Sources and brought down to the Present Time. By C. 
Whitehead, Esq. With sixteen Engravings by Messrs. 
Bagg. Two vols. I2mo, 347; 384 pp. London: Bull and 
Churtong, Hollis Street. 1834. 

French edition issued in Paris, same year, two vols. 
8vo. Includes Paul Jones. 

Men and Manners in Britain; or, a Bone to Knaw for the 
Trollopes, Fidlers, &c. being notes from a Journal, on 
Sea and on Land, in 1833-4. By Grant Thorburn, seeds- 
man. I2mo, xi-i87 pp. New York: Wiley & Long, 161 
Broadway. 1834. 

Anecdotes of Paul Jones, pages in, 113. 

A General Biographical Dictionary, Comprising a Summary 
Account of the most Distinguished Persons of all Ages, 
Nations and Professions, including more than One Thou- 
sand articles of American Biography. By J. L. Blake, 
D.D. Imp. 8vo. 1060 pp. New York: 1835. 



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Thirteenth edition, Philadelphia: H. Cowperthwait & 
Co. 1856. 1366 pp. 

People's Almanac. Vol. I. No. 4. 1837. I2mo, 48 pp. 
Philadelphia: Sold by Grigg & Elliott. Boston: Pub- 
lished by Charles Ellms, Agent. (1836). 
Paul Jones his battle with the "Serapis." 

Life, Travels, and Voyages and Daring Engagements of 
Paul Jones. Norwich. 1836. 

Report of the Committee on Revolutionary Claims, to which 
was referred the petition of James Jackson, heir at law of 
John Jackson, deceased, April 12, 1836. 8vo, I p. 

Mr. Jackson was a pilot for Jones, under protest, 
and was severely wounded while with him. 

The National Portrait Gallery of Distinguished Americans. 
"These are deeds which should not pass away, 

and Names that must not wither, though the earth 

Forgets her empire with a just decay, 

The enslavers and the enslaved, their death and birth." 
Conducted by James Herring, New York; and James B. 
Longacre, Philadelphia; under the superintendence of 
the American Academy of the Fine Arts. Vol. III. New 
York, Hermon Bancroft. Philadelphia, Henry Perkins. 
London, O. Rich, No. 12 Red Lion Square. Scatchard & 
Adams, Print. 1836. 

The Writings of George Washington; Being his Corre- 
spondence, Addresses, Messages, and other Papers, 
Official and Private, selected and published from the 
Original Manuscripts; with a Life of the Author, Notes 
and Illustrations. By Jared Sparks. Twelve vols. 8vo, 
xxix-586; xvi-534; xix-54O; 560; 558; 556; 566; 572; 558; 
563; 578; viii-592 pp. Boston: American Stationers' Com- 
pany. John B. Russell. 1837. 

The Writings of George Washington; being his Corre- 
spondence, Addresses, Messages, and other Papers, Offi- 
cial and Private, Collected and Published from the Orig- 
inal Manuscripts, with a Life of the Author, notes and 
Illustrations. By Jared Sparks. Twelve vols. 8vo. 
xxix-586; xvi-534; xix-54o; 560; 558; 556; 566; 572; 558; 



228 PAUL JONES 

563; 578; 592 pp. Boston: Little, Brown, and Com- 
pany. 1858. 

Paul Jones, Vol. 6, pages 546-47; Vol. 8, page 45; 
Vol. 9, pages 257, 262, 305, 424; Vol. 10, page 357. 

Second Congress, First Session, Report No. 823. House 
of Representatives. Richard Wall. Mr. Beaumont from 
the Committee on Revolutionary Claims made the follow- 
ing Report June 23, 1836. 2 pp. Blair & Rives, Printers. 
(Washington, 1836.) 

On a petition for prize money for captures made by 
the "Bon Homme Richard" commanded by John Paul 
Jones. 

Memorial of Janette Taylor, et al., representatives of John 
Paul Jones. December 12, 1836. 24th Congress, 2d ses- 
sion. House of Representatives, Document No. 19. 8vo. 
29 PP. 

24th Congress, 2d session, Doc. No. 155. House of Repre- 
sentatives. Statements from the Books of the Treasury 
Department respecting the prize money obtained by the 
late John Paul Jones from the Government of France, 
January 28, 1837. 8vo, 4 pp. Blair & Rives, Printers. 
(Washington, 1837.) 

The French Revolution: a history in three volumes. By 
Thomas Carlyle. 

M.eya 6 0,70)1' TI, Oflov yap epyov i>7rep /3a<riXeias, 
iiTT^p \vdeplas virep fvpoias virep arapa^ias. ARRIANUS. 

A6y/ia yap avruv TIS /iera/SaXXei ; X W P^ 5e doynaTW 1 
jueTa|8oXi}s, rl aXXo ff dov\fia GTCVVTCOV KCCI Trtidecdai Trpo- 
<TTTOLOViJ.eva)V. ANTONINUS. 

Three vols. I2mo. vii-4O4; vii-422; vii-488 pp. London: 
James Fraser, 215 Regent Street. M.DCCC.XXXVII. 

References to Paul Jones Vol. I, Book II, p. 62; 
Vol. II, Book I, p. 29; Vol. II, Book I, p. 69; Vol. II, 
Book VI, p. 378. 

Report of the Committee on Foreign Affairs, to whom was 
referred the petition of William C. Parke of South Read- 
ing, in the State of Massachusetts, also, the petition of 
Nathaniel Gunnison, of Portsmouth, in the state of New 
Hampshire; also, the petition of Lucy Alexander, of 



BIBLIOGRAPHY 229 

Stafford County, in the State of Virginia, January 12, 
1838. 8vo, 3 pp. (Washington, 1838.) 

Lc Capitaine Paul. Par Alexandra Dumas. Two vols. 8vo, 
316; 323 pp. Paris, Dumont, Editeur, Palais-Royal, 88, 
Au Salon Litteraire. 1838. 

The Adventures of Ebenezer Fox, in the Revolutionary 
War. Illustrated by Elegant Engravings from original 
Designs. i6mo, 240 pp. Boston: Published by Charles 
Fox, N.D. 

Paul Jones, page 221. 

Tales of the Wars; or, Naval and Military Chronicle. Satur- 
day, March 4, 1837. No. 61. London: Published by Wil- 
liam Mark Clark, 17, Warwick Lane, Paternoster Row. 

Action Between Paul Jones and Captain Pearson, 
pages 73, 74, 75. 

A General Biographical Dictionary. By John Gorton, Author 
of the "General Typographical Dictionary," &c., &c. A 
new edition. Three volumes, p.n.n. London: Whit- 
taker and Co., Ave-Maria Lane. 1838. 
John Paul Jones, Vol. II. 

A Book of the United States: Exhibiting its Geography, 
Divisions, Constitution and Government Institutions, 
Agriculture, Commerce, Manufactures, Religion, Educa- 
tion, Population, Natural Curiosities, Railroads, Canals, 
Public Buildings, Manners and Customs, Fine Arts, An- 
tiquities, Literature, Mineralogy, Botany, Geology, 
Natural History, Productions, &c. &c. &c. and presenting 
a view of the Republic generally, and of the Individual 
States; together with a Condensed History of the land, 
from its First Discovery to the present time. The Biog- 
raphy of about Three Hundred of the Leading Men. A 
description of the principal Cities and Towns; with statis- 
tical tables, relating to the Religion, Commerce, Manu- 
factures, and various other topics. Edited by Grenville 
Mellen. With engravings of curiosities, scenery, animals, 
cities, towns, public buildings &c. 8vo, 804 pp. Hart- 
ford: Published by H. F. Sumner & Co. 1838. 
Paul Jones, pages 527-28. 



230 PAUL JONES 

Paul Jones: A Drama in Five Acts, Translated from the 
French of Alexander Dumas, by William Berges, of New 
Orleans. I2mo, 89 pages. Philadelphia: Printed by T. 
K. & P. G. Collins, No. i Lodge Alley. 1839. 

The History of the Navy of the United States of America. 
By J. Fenimore Cooper. In two Volumes. 8vo, xxxvi- 
394; 481 pp. Philadelphia: Lea & Blanchard, successors 
to Carey and Co. 1839. 

The History of the Navy of the United States of America. 

By J. Fennimore (sic) Cooper, Author of "The Pilot," 
"The Red Rover," "The Water Witch," &c. In two vol- 
umes. 8vo, 258; 349 pp. Paris: Baudry's European Li- 
brary, 3 Quai Malaquais, near the Pont Des Arts and 9 
Rue du Coq near the Louvre. Sold also by Amyot, Rue de 
la Paix, Truchy, Boulevard Des Italiens, Theophile Bar- 
rois, jun. Rue Richilieu, Heideloff and Campe. Rue 
Vivienne, and by all the principal Booksellers on the Con- 
tinent. 1839. 

The Military Magazine and Record of the Volunteers of 

the City and County of Philadelphia, Comprising Authen- 
tic data of their Institution, the Organization, and mat- 
ters generally pertaining thereto, tending to foster the 
spirit of Patriotism so essential to the preservation of 
our social institutions, and to merit for Citizen Soldiery 
the approbation and applause of their fellow citizens. 
In 2 vols. Royal 8vo, 24 Nos. each. Embellished with two 
views to each number. Edited by William M. Huddy. 
Philadelphia: Published by William M. Huddy, No. 84 
Noble Street. 1839-41. p.n.n. 

Vol. II, Battle of the "Bon Homme Richard" and 
"Serapis" by George L. Curry, Boston, p. 74, 



The Penny Cyclopaedia of the Society for the diffusion of 
Useful Knowledge. Volume XIII. Intestines-Limoges. 
London: Charles Knight and Co., 22, Ludgate Street. 
MDCCCXXXIX. Price Seven Shillings and sixpence, 
bound in cloth. 

A long Sketch of Jones, in Vol. 13. Difficulties be- 
tween Holland and England; Jones conceals a quantity of 
lead in his clothes to sink himself, etc., etc. 



BIBLIOGRAPHY 231 

Tales of the Pirates; or, Lives of Smugglers and Buccaneers. 
Illustrated with Numerous Engravings by Eminent Ar- 
tists. 8vo, 285 pp. With fly-leaf index. London: Pub- 
lished by William Mark Clark, 19 Warwick Lane, Pater- 
noster Row. 1840. 

Includes Paul Jones among the "Pirates." 

The Forget Me not Songster. Containing a Choice Collec- 
tion of Old Ballad Songs. As sung by our Grandmothers. 
Embellished with numerous Engravings. i8mo, 256 pp. 
New York: Nafis & Cornish, 278 Pearl Street; St. Louis, 
(Mo.) Nafis, Cornish & Co.; Philadelphia: John B. 
Perry. N.D. (Ca. 1840.) 

Paul Jones, pages 24-25. Issued also Boston: Locke & 
Barbier. 



The Lives and Exploits of the Most Notorious Pirates and 
Their Crews. By a Sea Captain. i8mo, 322 pages. 
Derby. Thomas Richardson. N.D. (1840). 

Vignette on title shows "Paul Jones shooting his 
Lieutenant." 

Interesting Lives and Adventures of Celebrated Pirates. 
(Captain Teach, alias Blackbeard, Capt. Davis, Captain 
England, Anne Bonney, Captain Avery, Captain Vane, 
Captain Rackam, Mary Read, Captain Lowther, Captain 
Roberts, Sir Henry Morgan, Captain Low, Captain 
Roche, Captain Shriggs, Captain Kennedy, Captain Martel, 
Paul Jones). Frontispiece engraved by R. Baker. i6mo, 
Each title paged separately. London: Orlando Hodg- 
son, in Fleet Street. N.D. (1840). 

Geschichte der Nordamerekannischen seemacht und ihrer 
Kriegsthalen. Aus dem Englishen iibersetzt von H. 
Kunzel. 4 vols. 24mo. Frankfurt am Main: J. D. 
Saiierlander. 1840. 

Lives and Exploits of the most Celebrated Pirates and Sea 
Robbers. By T. Douglas. i8mo, 340 pp. Newcastle- 
upon-Tyne. Published by W. & T. Fordyce. 
MDCCCXLI. 

Frontispiece on steel of the "Bon Homme Richard" 
and "Serapis" engagement. Paul Jones, pages 191-214. 



232 PAUL JONES 

History of Paul Jones the Pirate. i6mo, 24 pp. Printed and 
sold by W. & T. Fordyce, 48, Dean Street, Newcastle, 
and 43, Myton Gate, Hull, N.D. Of whom may be had, 
the Pedigree and Performances of the celebrated Racer, 
Doctor Syntax, Price 2d. 

History of Paul Jones, The Pirate. i6mo, 24 pp. Printed 
and sold by W. and T. Fordyce, 15 Grey Street, New- 
castle. A large assortment of Histories, Songs, Chil- 
dren's Books, Pictures, &c. always on hand. N.D. (1835). 
Curious wood-cut portrait on title-page. 

The Reefer of '76. Paul Jones. By the Author of "Cruising 
in the last War." Graham's Magazine, pages 125-128. 
Philadelphia, March, 1841. 

Dictionary of Dates, and universal reference, Relating to all 
Ages and Nations; comprehending every remarkable oc- 
currence, ancient and modern the foundation, laws, and 
governments of countries their progress in civilization, 
industry, and science their achievements in arms the 
political and social transactions of the British Empire 
its civil, military, and religious institutions the origin 
and advance of human arts and inventions with copious 
details of England, Scotland, and Ireland; the whole 
comprehending a body of information, classical, political, 
and domestic, from the earliest accounts to the present 
time. By Joseph Haydn. 8vo, vii-s68 pp. London: Ed- 
ward Moxon, Dover Street. MDCCCXLI. 

A sketch of Paul Jones appears on p. 389 of this work 
under "Paul Jones, Privateer." 

The Life of Paul Jones, By Alexander Slidell Mackenzie, 
U.S.N. Two volumes. I2mo, viii-xx-26o; ix-3o8 pp. Bos- 
ton: Hilliard, Gray and Company. 1841. 

The Life of Paul Jones.. By Alexander Slidell Mackenzie, 
U.S.N. Two volumes, I2mo, xiii-26o; ix-3o8 pp. New 
York: Harper & Brothers, 82 Cliff Street. 1845. 

The Life of Paul Jones. By Alexander Slidell Mackenzie, 
U.S.N. Two volumes. I2mo, xiii-26o; ix-3o8 pp. New 
York: Harper & Brothers, 82 Cliff Street. 1846. 
Harper's New Miscellany. Reissued, 1848. 



BIBLIOGRAPHY 233 

Paul Jones. By J. T. Headley. The American Review, 
pages 228-238. New York: September, 1848. Review of 
the above. 

The Life of Paul Jones. By Alexander Slidell Mackenzie, 
U.S.N. Two volumes. I2mo, xiii-26o; ix-3o8 pp. New 
York: Harper & Brothers, Publishers, 320 & 331 Pearl 
Street, Franklin Square. 1878. 

Paul Jones. Chambers' Edinburgh Journal, No. 501, Satur- 
day, Sept. 4, 1841, pages 263-64. 

Battles of the British Navy; from A. D. 1000 to 1840. By 
Joseph Allen, Esq., Of Greenwich Hospital; Author of 
"England's Wooden Walls," &c. In two volumes. I2mo, 
xviii-524; x-(i)-s88 pp. London: A. H. Baily & Co., 
83, Cornhill. 1842. 

Paul Jones, pages 231-2; 250-54. 

Battles of the British Navy. By Joseph Allen, Esq., R.N., 
of Greenwich Hospital, New Edition, Revised and En- 
larged. In two volumes. "Palman qui meruit ferat." 
8vo, xvi-527; xi-6o4 pp., including index. London: Henry 
G. Bohn, York Street, Covent Garden, MDCCLII. 

The Book of the Navy; comprising a General History of the 
American Marine; and particular accounts of all the most 
celebrated Naval Battles, from the Declaration of Inde- 
pendence to the Present time. Compiled from the best 
Authorities, by John Frost, A.M. Professor of Belles 
Lettres, in the High School of Philadelphia. With an 
appendix. Splendidly embellished with numerous engrav- 
ings from original drawings, by William Croome, and 
portraits on steel of distinguished naval commanders. 
8vo, viii-344 pp. New York: D. Appleton & Company. 
MDCCCXLII. 

The Book of the Navy; Comprising a General History of 
the American Marine; and Particular Accounts of all the 
most Celebrated Naval Battles, from the Declaration of 
Independence to the Present Time. Compiled from the 
best Authorities. By John Frost, A.M. Professor of 
Belles Lettres, in the High School of Philadelphia. With 
an Appendix. Splendidly Embellished with numerous 



234 PAUL JONES 

Engravings from Original Drawings, by William Croome, 
and Portraits on Steel of Distinguished Naval Com- 
manders. 8vo, viii-344 pp. New York: D. Appleton & 
Co., 200 Broadway. Philadelphia: George S. Appleton, 
148 Chestnut St. MDCCCXLIII. 

The Book of the Navy; Comprising a General History of 

the American Marine; and Particular Accounts of all the 
most Celebrated Naval Battles, from the Declaration of 
Independence to the present time. Compiled from the 
best Authorities by John Frost, LL.D. Professor of 
Belles Lettres, in the High School of Philadelphia. 
Splendidly Embellished with Numerous Engravings from 
Original Drawings, by William Croome. And Portraits 
on Steel of Distinguished Naval Commanders. I2mo, 
382 pp. Hartford: Belknap and Hammersly. 1849. 

Brought up to include the Mexican War, amplified 
from the Appleton edition of 1842. 

Janette Taylor and Others and Lucy Alexander and Others. 

Mr. Parmenter from the Committee on Revolutionary 
Claims made the following Report, August 20, 1842. 4 pp. 
(Washington, 1842.) 

Petitioners (Representatives of Capt. Paul Jones) ask 
"for the payment of the value of prizes" sent by him to 
Bergen, Norway & by the (them) Danish Government 
surrendered to Great Britain. 

James Jackson of England. Mr. Parmenter from the Com- 
mittee on Revolutionary Claims made the following Re- 
port, August 20, 1842. 8vo, 2pp. (Washington, 1842.) 

Memoires de B. Barere Membre de la Constituante, de la 
Convention, du Comite de Salut Public, et de la Chambre 
des Representants, Publics par MM. Hippolyte Carnot, 
Membre de la Chambre des deputes, Et David (d'An- 
gers), Membre de 1'Institut; Precedes d'une Notice his- 
torique, par H. Carnot. Four volumes. 8vo, 441; 436; 394; 
ii-48o pp. Paris: Jules Labitte. Libraire-Editeur. Quai 
Voltaire, 3. 1842. 

Memoirs of Bertrand Barere, Chairman of the Committee 
of Public Safety During the Revolution. Now first 



BIBLIOGRAPHY 235 

translated by De V. Payen-Payne. In four volumes. 
8vo, 363; 333; 348; 403 pp. London: H. S. Nichols, 3 
Soho Square and 62a Piccadilly W. MDCCCXCVI. 



Journal and Letters of the late Samuel Curwen, Judge of 
Admiralty, etc., An American Refugee, in England, from 
1775 to 1/84, comprising remarks on the prominent men 
and measures of that period. To which are added, Bio- 
graphical Notices of many American Loyalists and other 
eminent persons. By George Atkinson Ward, member 
of the New York Historical Society. "For my native 
country I feel a filial fondness; her follies I lament, her 
misfortunes I pity; her good I ardently wish, and to be 
restored to her embraces is the warmest of my desires." 
S. Curwen, Jan. 10, 1780. Page 291. Roy. 8vo, xii- 
578- (2), slip of errata. New York: C. S. Francis and 
Co., 252 Broadway. Boston: J. H. Francis, 128 Wash- 
ington Street. 1842. 
Paul Jones, page 223. 



Journal and Letters of the Late Samuel Curwen, Judge of 
Admiralty, Etc., A Loyalist-Refugee in England, During 
the American Revolution. To which are added, Illus- 
trative Documents and Biographic Notices of many 
Prominent Loyajists and Other Eminent Men. Third 
Edition. By George Atkinson Ward, A.M., Member of 
the New- York Historical Society, and Corresponding 
Member of the Massachusetts Historical Society. "For 
my native country, I feel a filial fondness; her follies I la- 
ment, her misfortunes I pity; her good I ardently 
wish, and to be restored to her embraces is the 
warmest of my desires." S. Curwen, Jan. 10, 1780. Page 
321. New York: Leavitt, Trow & Co., 194 Broadway; 
London: Wiley and Putnam, Paternoster-Row. 1845. 

Portrait, Title, Dedication, Preface, pp. iii and iv; pref- 
ace to second edition, pp. i-viii; Preface to the Third 
Edition, pp. ix-xiii. Contents were not re-paged after 
prefaces to 2nd and 3rd editions were added. Introduc- 
tory Memoir, pp. 1-24, with 14-3 and 14-b inserted. Jour- 
nal and Letters, pp. 25-672. Errata, i page. In the body 
of the work, 444-0, 444-b, 444-c, and 444-d have been 
added. 

Paul Jones, pp. 611-618 inclusive. 



236 PAUL JONES 

Paul Jones. By Pierce Egan the Younger, Author of 
"Robin Hood," "Wat Tyler," &c. 

"Alas! such is our nature; all but aim 
At the same end by pathways not the same: 
Our means, our birth, our nation, and our name, 
Our fortune, temper, even our outward frame, 
Are far more potent o'er our yielding clay 
Than aught we know beyond our little day." 

Byron. 

Two volumes. 8vo, 340; iv-3o8 pp. London: F. Hex- 
tall, u 1 /-, Wellington-Street, North Strand. 1842. 
Usually the two volumes are found bound in one. 

Paul Jones, the Pirate. The Girls' and Boys' Penny Maga- 
zine. Vol. I, No. 12. 8vo, 8 pages. London, January 2, 
1843. (W. Strange, Publisher.) 

Colored picture of Jones leading a boarding party. 
Five page article. 

Interesting Lives and Adventures of Celebrated Pirates, 
Capt. Teach, alias Blackbeard, Capt. Davis, Capt. Eng- 
land, Anne Bonney, Capt. Avery, Capt. Vane. Capt. 
Rackam, May Read, Capt. Lowther, Capt. Roberts, Sir 
Henry Morgan, Capt. Low, Capt. Roche, Capt. Gow, 
Capt. Upton, Capt. Worley, Capt. Spriggs, Capt. Ken- 
nedy, Capt. Martel, Paul Jones. Frontispiece steel, 
"The Bon Homme Richard" and the "Serapis." Sq. 
i6mo. Each narrative paged separately. London: 
Published by J. S. Pratt, 1843. 

Annals of the Revolution: or, A History of the Doans. 
By H. K. Brooke. i8mo, 82 pp. Philadelphia: John B. 
Perry, No. 198 Market Street. New York: Nans & Cor- 
nish, 278 Pearl St. 1843. 
Paul Jones, pages 55-58. 

Paul Jones, a Tale of the Sea. By the Author of "Marion's 
Men," "Ernest Harcourt," "Eveline Trevor," etc., etc., 
etc. 

Once more upon the ocean. Yet once more! 
And the waves bound beneath me, as a steed 
That knows its rider. Welcome to this roar! 

Childe Harold. 

I never was on the dull tame shore, 
But I loved the great sea more and more. 

Barry Cornwall. 



BIBLIOGRAPHY 237 

8vo, 64 pp. Philadelphia: A. J. Rockafellar, 98 Chestnut 
Street. 1843. 

Paul Jones. Naval and Military Gazette. London, Janu- 
ary 14, 1843. 

American Archives: Consisting of a Collection of Authen- 
tic Records, State Papers, Debates, and Letters and other 
Notices of publick Affairs, the Whole Forming a Docu- 
mentary History of the Origin and Progress of the North 
American Colonies; of the Causes and Accomplishment 
of the American Revolution; and of the Constitution of 
the Government for the United States, to the final Ratifi- 
cation Thereof. In Six Series. First Series. From the 
Discovery and Settlement of the North American Col- 
onies, to the Revolution in England, in 1688. Second Se- 
ries. From the Revolution in England, in 1688, to the 
Cession of Canada to Great Britain, by the Treaty at 
Paris, in 1763. Third Series. From the Cession of Can- 
ada, in 1/63, to the King's Message to Parliament, of 
March 7th, 1774, on the Proceedings in North America. 
Fourth Series. From the King's Message, of March 7th, 
1774, to the Declaration of Independence, by the United 
States, in 1776. Fifth Series. From the Declaration of 
Independence, in 1776, to the Definitive Treaty of Peace 
with Great Britain, in 1783. Sixth Series. From the 
Treaty of Peace, in 1783, to the final Ratification of the 
Constitution of Government for the United States, Pro- 
posed by the Convention, held at Philadelphia, 1787. By 
Peter Force. Prepared and Published under Authority of 
an Act of Congress. (1843). 

John Paul Jones: Fourth Series, Vol. Ill, p. 1957. 
Vol. V, p. 932. Vol VI, pp. 4418, 820, 844, 972, 511, 980. 
Fifth Series, Vol. I, pp. 784, 977. Vol. II, pp. 171, 226, 
624, 1303, 1019, 1260, 1105, 1126, 1194, 1195, 1277. Vol. 
Ill, pp. 491, 507, 608, 659, 738, 660, 738, 739, 1148, 1281, 
1282, 1283, 1284. 

John Paul Jones. By J. Fenimore Cooper, Author of "The 
History of the United States Navy," Etc., Graham's 
Lady's and Gentlemen's Magazine, Philadelphia, pages 13 
to 25, July, 1843; 74 to 88, August, 1843. 

American Naval Biography, Comprising lives of the Com- 
modores, and other Commanders distinguished in the his- 



238 PAUL JONES 

tory of the American Navy. Compiled from the best 
Authorities, by John Frost, LL.D. Professor of Belles 
Lettres in the High School of Philadelphia. Embel- 
lished with portraits, views of remarkable engagements, 
and other illustrative engravings, from original drawings 
by W. Croome, James Hamilton and others. 8vo, xiv- 
440 pp. Philadelphia: Published by E. H. Butler. 
Stereotyped by C. W. Murray & Co. 1844. 

28th Congress, ist session. Doc. No. 284, House of Reps. 
Executive. Message from the President of the United 
States transmitting a communication from the Secretary 
of State, and copies of Letters relative to obtaining from 
the Government of Denmark indemnity for three ships 
and their cargoes, &c., May 22, 1844. 8vo, 10 pp. Blair 
& Rives, Printers, Washington. 1844. 

The ships were prizes sent by John Paul Jones to 
Bergen (then under Danish control) and by the Danish 
Government surrendered to Great Britain. 

TJje Pictorial History of the American Revolution: With 
d Sketch of the Early History of the Country, the Consti- 
tution of the United States, and a Chronological Index. 
Illustrated with several hundred engravings. 8vo, 432 pp. 
New York: Published by Robert Sears, 128 Nassau 
Street. Burgess, Stringer & Co.; W. H. Graham; Judd 
& Taylor Boston; Redding, & Co. Philadelphia; Zei- 
ber, & Co.; Colon & Adriance Baltimore; Shurtz & 
Taylor Cincinnati; Robinson & Jones Louisville; J. H. 
Bagby New Orleans; J. B. Steel & Co., Charleston, 
S. C.; Silas Howe Penfield, Ga.; William Richards 
Atherts, Ga.; J. J. Richards, and sold by Booksellers and 
Periodical Agents generally, throughout the United 
States. 1845. 

John Paul Jones, pp. 331-339- 

Nederlandsch Museum. Geschied- en Letterkundige Merk- 
waardigheden Natuurbeschrijvingen, Aardrijkskundige 
Bijzonderheden, Historische en Romantische Verhalen, 
Bijeenverzameld uit de Pennevruchten van verschillende 
Bekende en Anonyme Oorspronkelijke Schrijvers, als- 
mede Van Geleerde en Kundige Vertalers Van de Beste 
Stukken uit Buitenlandsche Periodieke en Andere wer- 
ken. Voor het Jaar 1845. Met platen. Quarto, 410 pp. 



BIBLIOGRAPHY 239 

and 2 p. of index. Amsterdam, bij C. L. Schleijer en 
Zoon. 1845. 

Paul Jones, pages 70-71; "Kapitein Paul," from the 
French of A. Dumas, pages 105-142. 

Anecdotes of Paul Jones. By Cap. K. Biblioteka dlia Tchte- 
nia. St. Petersburg. 1844. 

Life of Rear-Admiral John Paul Jones, Chevalier of the Milli- 
tary Order of Merit, and of the Russian Order of St. 
Anne, &c., &c.' Compiled from his original Journals and 
Correspondence: Including an Account of his Services 
in the American Revolution, and in the War between 
the Russians and Turks in the Black Sea. Illustrated 
with numerous engravings, From Original Drawings, by 
James Hamilton. 8vo, X-JOQ pp. Philadelphia: Walker 
& Gillis, 32 S. Fourth Street. 1845. 

Same: Philadelphia: Published by Grigg & Elliot, 
No. 9 North Fourth Street. 1846. Reissued 1847, 1849. 
Latter edition gives address No. 14 North Fourth Street. 

Life of Rear-Admiral John Paul Jones, Chevalier of the 

Military Order of Merit, and of the Russian Order of 
St. Anne, &c., &c., &c. Compiled from his original Jour- 
nals and Correspondence; including an account of his 
services in the American Revolution, and in the War be- 
tween the Russians and Turks in the Black Sea. Illus- 
trated with numerous engravings, From Original Draw- 
ings By James Hamilton. I2mo, 399 pp. Philadelphia: 
Lippincott, Grambo & Co., successors to Grigg, Elliot & 
Co., No. 14, North Fourth Street. 1851. 

Reissues: 1853, 1854, 1858, 1867, 1869, 1875. Lippincott 
imprint. Same size, etc. 

Paul Jones, The Pirate. Two vols. in one. 8vo, 544 pages. 
London: N.D. (Ca. 1845.) 

Dramatic Character Portrait of Mr. Elgood as Paul Jones. 
Skelt's Halfpenny ("plain, but two pence coloured") 
Sm. 4to. London: Skelt. N.D. 

The Pictorial Book of the Commodores: comprising Lives 
of Distinguished Commanders in the Navy of the United 
States. Compiled from the best Authority, By John 
Frost, LL.D., author of "Pictorial history of the United 



240 PAUL JONES 

States," "Pictorial history of the World," &c. &c. 8vo, 
xiv-9-44O pp. New York: Nafis & Cornish, 278 Pearl 
Street. St. Louis, (Mo.) Nafis, Cornish & Co. Phila- 
delphia: John B. Perry. N.D. (1845.) 

The Naval and Military Sketch Book and History of Adven- 
ture by Flood and Field. Part VI. Price one shilling. 
July. 8vo, 387 to 448 pp. London: Hugh Cunningham, 
193 Strand, and all Booksellers. William Stevens, printer, 
Bell Yard, Temple Bar. 1845. 

Paul Jones, pages 425-428. 

Issued later in volume form, the six months' num- 
bers bound together with title: "The Naval and Military 
Sketch Book and History of Adventure by Flood and 
Field," 8vo, viii-448 pp. London: Hugh Cunningham, 
Strand, N.D. (1845). 

Report of the Committee on Naval Affairs of the House of 

Representatives, to whom have been referred the memo- 
rial and other papers of the legal representatives of John 
Paul Jones, formerly a captain in the navy of the Unite^d 
States, February 10, 1846. 8vo, 29 pp. (Washington, 
1846.) 

Lives of Distinguished Naval Officers. By J. Fenimore 
Cooper. Author of "The Spy," "The Pilot," &c. &c. 
I2mo. Two volumes. Vignette title, before regular title. 
Vol. I-Bainbridge, Somers, Shaw, Shubrick, Preble. 
Pages 252. Vol. II-Jones, Woolsey, Perry, Dale. Pages 
264. Philadelphia: Carey and Hart. 1846. 

Reissues: Auburn: J. C. Derby, 1848; New York: 
Harper & Bros. 1849. 

The History of England from the accession of George III, 
1760 to the accession of Queen Victoria, 1837. By the 
Rev. T. S. Hughes, B.D., Canon of Peterborough. Be- 
ing the completion of the history of England from the 
invasion of Julius Caesar, to the present reign. Third 
edition with the author's corrections, improvements, and 
enlargement. To which is prefixed, A preliminary essay. 
In seven volumes. 8vo. xvi-5i7; xi-424; viii-46o; viii-45i; 
xi-475; xi-5O7; vii-6i5; pp. London: George Bell, 186 
Fleet Street. 1846. 

Paul Jones is referred to in Vol. II on pages 386, 
413, 414. A combination of Hume's History. Other 
Editions, 8vo, 1834; 4to, 1837; and 8vo, 1854-1858. 



BIBLIOGRAPHY 241 

A Bill for the Relief of the Heirs of John Paul Jones, as 
introduced in the House of Representatives, by Hon. 
Wm. B. Mackay, from the Committee on Naval affairs. 
8vo, 48 pp. New York: Casper C. Childs, Printer, No. 
80 Vesey Street. 1846. 

The Life and Adventures of Paul Jones. 8vo, 64 pp. New 
York: William H. Graham, Tribune Building. 1846. 
Reissued 1848, 1869. 

Memoirs of his own time. With reminiscences of the men 
and events of the Revolution. By Alexander Graydon. 
Edited by John Stockton Littell. 8vo, 504 pp. Phila- 
delphia. 1846. 

Washington and his Generals. By J. T. Headley, author of 
"Napoleon and his Marshals," "The Sacred Mountain," 
Etc. In two volumes. I2mo, xiv-348; vi-372 pp. New 
York: Baker and Scribner, 36 Park Row and 145 Nassau 
Street. 1847. 

Reissued by Charles Scribner, same plates, New York, 
1853. 

Seventeen Hundred and Seventy-six; or, The War of Inde- 
pendence. A History of the Anglo-Americans from 
the period of the Union of the Colonies against the French 
to the Inauguration of Washington, the first President 
of the United States of America. Illustrated by numer- 
ous Engravings of plans of Battles, prominent events, 
interesting Localities and Portraits of Distinguished Men 
of the period. By Benson J. Lossing. 8vo, 510 pp. New 
York: Edward Walker, 114 Fulton Street. 1847. 

Naval Heroes of America. 32010, X-IQI pages. Philadel- 
phia: Edward W. Miller, No. n George Street. 1847. 
John Paul Jones, pages 12-19. 

Incidents in American History; Being a Selection of the 
most Important and Interesting Events which have trans- 
pired since the Discovery of America, to the Present 
Time. Compiled from the most approved authorities. By 
J. W. Barber. I2mo, 404 pp. New York: Published by 
Geo. F. Cooledge & Brother, Booksellers and Publishers, 
323 Pearl Street. (1847). 
John Paul Jones, p. 154, 



242 PAUL JONES 

Report of the Committee of Claims, to whom was referred 
the bill from the Senate, for the relief of the heirs of John 
Paul Jones, December 21, 1847. 8vo, 56 pp. (Washing- 
ton, 1847.) 

A Relic of the Revolution, containing a Full and Particular 

Account of the Sufferings and Privations of all the 
American Prisoners captured on the high seas, and car- 
ried into Plymouth, England, during the Revolution of 
1776; with the names of the vessels taken the names and 
residence of the several crews, and time of their com- 
mitment the names of such as died in prison, and such 
as made their escape, or entered on board English men- 
of-war; until the exchange of prisoners, March 15, 1779. 
Also, an account of the several cruises of the squadron 
under the command of Commodore John Paul Jones, 
prizes taken, etc., etc. By Charles Herbert, of Newbury- 
port, Mass. Who was taken prisoner in the brigantine 
Dolton, Dec., 1776, and served in the U. S. frigate "Alli- 
ance," 1770-80. i6mo, 258 pp. Boston: Published for the 
proprietor, by Charles H. Peirce. 1847. 

The Prisoners of 1776; a Relic of the Revolution containing 
a full and Particular account of the Sufferings and Priva- 
tions of all the American Prisoners captured on the High 
Seas, and carried into Plymouth, England. During the 
Revolution of 1776. Also an account of the several 
cruises of the squadron under the command of Commo- 
dore John Paul Jones. Prizes Taken, etc., etc. By Rev. 
R. Livesey. Compiled from the Journal of Charles Her- 
bert of Newburyport, Mass. Who was taken prisoner 
in the Brigantine "Dolton," Dec. 1776, and confined in Old 
Mill Prison, Plymouth, England. I2mo, 264 pp. Boston: 
Printed for the Proprietor, by Geo. C. Rand. 1854. 

Life and Correspondence of Joseph Reed, Military Secretary 
of Washington at Cambridge, Adjutant General of the 
Continental Army, etc. By William B. Reed. Two vols. 
8vo, 437; 507 pp. Philadelphia: Lindsay and Blakiston. 

1847- 

Paul Jones, pages 75-76. 

Paul Jones and Merran Blair. By N. R. Family Herald, 
Vol. IV, No. 196, pages 525-30. London, Feb. 6, 1847. 



BIBLIOGRAPHY 243 

American Historical and Literary Curiosities; Consisting of 
Fac-Similes of Original Documents relating to the Events 
in the Revolution, &c., &c. With a variety of Reliques, 
Antiquities, and Modern Autographs. Collected and 
Edited by J. Jay Smith, Librarian of the Philadelphia and 
Loganian Libraries. And John F. Watson, Annalist of 
Philadelphia and New York. Assisted by the Associa- 
tion of American Antiquarians. Two Volumes, folio, 
p.n.n. Second Edition. Philadelphia: Published by 
Lloyd P. Smith. 1847. 

Vol. I : John Hancock's certificate of the appoint- 
ment of John Paul Jones to the Command of the sloop 
"Providence." A letter from Paul Jones introducing John 
Barry, Esq., afterwards Commodore Barry. 

American Historical and Literary Curiosities; Consisting of 
Fac-Similes of Original Documents relating to the Events 
of the Revolution, &c, &c. With a variety of Reliques, 
Antiquities, and modern Autographs. Collected and 
edited by John Jay Smith and John F. Watson. Assisted 
by an association of American Antiquarians. Sixth edi- 
tion, with improvements and additions. 8vo, two volumes. 
Philadelphia: W. Brotherhead. 1861. 

Histoire Generale De La Marine Comprenant Les Naufrages 
Celebres Les Voyages Autour Du Monde, Les Decou- 
vertes Et Colonisations L'Histoire Des Pirates, Corsaires 
Et Negriers Exploits Des Marine Illustres Voyages Dans 
Les Mers Glaciales Guerres Et Batailles Navales 
Jusqu'Au Bombardement De Tanger Et La Prise De 
Mogador Par Le Prince De Joinville. Edition Splen- 
didement Illustree Publiee Sous La Direction De M. 
Van Tenac Attache Au Ministere De La Marine. Four 
vols. Large 8vo, 397; 308; 398; 396 pp; Paris: Eugene 
Et Victor Penaud Freres, Editeurs, 10, Rue Du Faubourg 
Montmartre. 1847-1848. 

Paul Jones and Pearson, Vol. Ill, pp. 374-376. 

The Pirates of Cape Ann; or, The Freebooter's Foe. A 
Tale of Land and Water. By Charles E. Averill, Author 
of "The Secret Service Ship," "The Wreckers," etc., etc., 
etc. 8vo, 100 pp. Boston: Published by F. Gleason, 
At The Flag of Our Union Office, Corner of Court and 
Tremont Streets. N.D. (1848). 



244 PAUL JONES 

The History of France from the Earliest Times to 1848. 

By M. Guizot and Madam Guizot de Witt. Translated 
by Robert Black. 8vo, 8 vols. London and New York: 
The Chesterfield Society. N.D. 

Paul Jones references, Vol. V, p. 281. 

Speech of Hon. G. A. Starkweather, of N. Y., on the Bill for 

the Relief of the heirs of John Paul Jones, delivered in 
the House of Representatives, February n, 1848. 8vo, 
7 pp. Washington: Printed at the Congressional Globe 
Office. 1848. 

Memoirs of the Generals, Commodores and other Com- 
manders who distinguished themselves in the American 
Army and Navy during the War of the Revolution and 
1812, and who were presented with Medals, by Congress, 
for their Gallant ^services. By Thomas Wyatt, A.M. 
Author of the "Kings of France," Etc., Etc. Illustrated 
by eighty-two engravings on steel from original medals. 
8vo, viii-3is pp. Philadelphia: Published by Carey and 
Hart. MDCCCXLVIII. 

Life of Paul Jones. By Edward Hamilton. i2mo, 304 pp. 
Aberdeen: Published by George Clark and Son. Lon- 
don: W. Brittain, 54 Paternoster Row. MDCCCXL- 
VIII. 

This is simply a reprint in one volume of Alexander 
Slidell Mackenzie's "Life" first issued in two volumes, 
Boston, 1841. How Mackenzie was transformed into 
"Edward Hamilton" none of the biographers reveal. 

Paul Jones, the Son of the Sea. By Alexander Dumas. 8vo, 
106 pp. New York: W. F. Burgess. 1849. 

The Book of Remarkable Characters and Events. Com- 
prising the Lives and Histories of the most extraordinary 
Persons of Ancient and Modern times. i2mo, 384 pp. 
Hartford: Published by S. Andrews & Son. 1850. 
John Paul Jones, pages 299-324. 

The Pictorial History of the American Navy: Comprising 
the Lives of its Distinguished Commanders. 8vo, xiv- 
(i)-9-440 pp. New York: Nafis & Cornish. 1850. 
Same: New York: Leavitt & Allen. 1854. 



BIBLIOGRAPHY 245 

The Lives and Exploits of the Most Notorious Pirates and 
Their Crews. By a Sea Captain. 32mo, 324 pp. Hali- 
fax (Eng.): Printed and Published by William Milner, 
Cheapside. MDCCCL. 

Paul Jones, pages 151-170. 

Lives, Exploits and Cruelties of the most Celebrated Pi- 
rates and Sea Robbers. Brought down to the Latest 
Period. i8mo, 320 pp. Frontispiece in colors. London: 
Milner and Company, Paternoster Row. N.D. 
Paul Jones, pp. 237-256. 

The Works of John Adams, Second President of the United 

States: With a Life of the Author, Notes and Illustra- 
tions, by his Grandson, Charles Francis Adams. Large 
8vo, Ten volumes. Boston: Little, Brown and Com- 
pany. 1856. 

John Paul Jones, Vol. Ill, 163, 201, 202. Vol. VII, 13, 
15-17, 97- Vol. VIII, 319. Vol. Ill, 198, 211. Vol. VII, 
66, 122, 170, 205. VIII, 164, 165, 468. X, 28, 30. 

The Annals of Yorkshire from the Earliest Period to the 
Present Time. Compiled by Henry Schroeder. 8vo, 424- 

(2) pages. Leeds: Published by Crosby & Co. 1851. 

i 

The Annals of Yorkshire from the Earliest Period to 1852. 
Compiled by Henry Schroeder. 8vo, viii-4O4-(3) pages. 
Leeds: Published by George Crosby. 1852. (Second 
Vol. of above.) 

Historical sketches of North Carolina from 1584 to 1851. 
Compiled from original records, official documents, and 
traditional statements, With biographical sketches of her 
distinguished statesmen, jurists, lawyers, soldiers, divines, 
etc. By John H. Wheeler, late Treasurer of the state. 
Illustrated with engravings. Two vols in one. 8vo, 480 
pp. Philadelphia: Lippincott, Grambo and Co., Succes- 
sors to Grigg, Elliot and Co. 1851. 

The War of 1788. By Todleben. St. Petersburg. 1851. 

Thrilling Incidents of the Wars of the United States, com- 
prising the most Striking and Remarkable Events of the 
Revolution, the French War, the Tripolitan War, the In- 
dian War, the Second War with Great Britain, and the 



246 PAUL JONES 

Mexican War. With three hundred Engravings. By the 
Author of "The Army and Navy of the United States." 
8vo, 600 pp. New York: Published by Robert Sears, 128 
Nassau Street. 1851. 

The Pictorial Field-Book of the Revolution; or, Illustrations, 
by Pen and Pencil, of the History, Biography, Scenery, 
Relics, and Traditions of the War for Independence. 
By Benson J. Lossing. With several hundred engrav- 
ings on wood, by Lossing and Barritt, chiefly from orig- 
inal sketches by the author. In 2 vols. Large 8vo, xxxii- 
576-16; xvi-88o-35 PP- New York: Harper & Brothers, 
publishers, 82 Cliff Street. 1851-1852. 

The Pictorial Field-Book of the Revolution; or, Illustrations, 
by Pen and Pencil, of the History, Biography, Scenery, 
Relics, and Traditions of the War for Independence. By 
Benson J. Lossing. With eleven hundred engravings on 
wood, by Lossing and Barritt, chiefly from original 
sketches by the author. In two volumes. 4to, xxxii (33)- 
783; viii-(g)-772 pp. New York: Harper & Brothers, 
publishers, Franklin Square. 1855. 
Paul Jones medal, page 643, Vol. 2. 

The Sages and Heroes of the American Revolution. In two 

parts, including the signers of the Declaration of Inde- 
pendence. Two hundred and forty-three of the Sages 
and Heroes are presented in due form and many others 
are named incidentally. By L. Carroll Judson, Author of 
a Biography of the Signers of the Declaration of Inde- 
pendence, Moral Probe, et cet., et cet. 8vo, vi-48o pp. 
Philadelphia, Published by the Author. 1851. 

The Sages and Heroes of the American Revolution. In two 

parts. Including the Signers of the Declaration of Inde- 
pendence. Two hundred and forty-three of the Sages 
and Heroes are presented in due form and many others 
are named incidentally. By L. Carroll Judson, Author 
of A Biography of the Signers of the Declaration of 
Independence, Moral Probe, et cet., et cet. Revised 
stereotype edition. 8vo, vi-48o pp. Philadelphia: Pub- 
lished by the Author. 1852. 

Paul Jones, Part II, pages 444-45. 

Reissued, Philadelphia, 1854-1862. 



BIBLIOGRAPHY 247 

Campaigns of Roumianzeff, Potemkin and Souvaroff. By 
M. N. Bogdanovitch. St. Petersburg. 1852. 

I 

A History of the United States Navy, and Biographical 
Sketches of American Naval Heroes from the formation 
of the Navy to the close of the Mexican War. By 
Charles J. Peterson. 8vo, xv-6ii pp. Philadelphia: J. & 
J. Gihon. 1852. 

The American Navy: Being an Authentic History of the 
United States Navy and Biographical Sketches of Ameri- 
can Naval Heroes, from the Formation of the Navy to 
the close of the Mexican War, by Charles J. Peterson, 
author of "The History of the American Revolution." 
"The Military heroes of the War of 1812." "The Mili- 
tary Heroes of the War with Mexico," Etc. Etc. Illus- 
trated with over one hundred fine engravings. Royal 8vo, 
xiii-545 pp. Philadelphia: Published by Jas. B. Smith & 
Co., No. 146 Chestnut Street. 1856. 

References to Paul Jones p. 67; "Bon Homme Rich- 
ard" and "Serapis," p. 85. 

Reissued: same 1857, 1859; xiv-545 pp. 1860. 

Lives and Exploits of English Highwaymen, Pirates & 
Robbers; Drawn from the most authentic sources. By 
Capt. Charles Johnson. Revised and continued to the 
Present time. By C. Whitehead, Esq. Embellished with 
Sixteen spirited Engravings. 

"Little villains oft submit to Fate, 

That great ones may enjoy the world in state." 
I2mo, 422 pp. London: Henry G. Bohn, York Street, 
Covent Garden. MDCCCXLII. 

Paul Jones, pages 385-414. 

Universal Naval History. Comprising the Naval History of 
the principal Maritime Nations of the World from the 
earliest period to the present. By John Frost, LL.D. 8vo, 
608 pp. New York: H. E. Robins & Co. 1852. 

The Romance of the Revolution, being a History of the Per- 
sonal Adventures, Heroic Exploits, and Romantic Inci- 
dents, as enacted ia the War of Independence. Edited 
by Oliver B. Bunce. 8vo, xxx-432 pp. New York: Pub- 
lished by Bunce & Brothers, 134 Nassau Street. 1852. 
Richard Dale, pages 144-47. 



248 PAUL JONES 

De Kerk, School en Wetenschap in de Vereenigde Staten 
van Noord-Amerika. D. Buddingh. Three vols. 8vo, 
xi-16;; xx-275; *-343 pp. Utrecht, Kemink en Zoon, 1852- 
1853. 

Paul Jones, pages 137-8, 340. 

The History of the National Flag of the United States of 

America. By Schuyler Hamilton. 8vo, 115 pp. Phila- 
delphia: 1853. 

Paul Jones. The Son of the Sea. By Alexander Dumas. 
8vo, 105 pp. New York: Garrett & Co. (N.D.) 1853. 

Illustrated American Biography; Containing Correct Por- 
traits and Brief Notices of the Principal Actors in Ameri- 
can History; Embracing Distinguished Women, Naval 
and Military Heroes, Statesmen, Civilians, Jurists, Divines, 
Authors and Artists; together with celebrated Indian 
Chiefs. From Christopher Columbus down to the Pres- 
ent Time. Complete in Six Volumes. Each Volume 
will contain One Hundred Portraits, and be divided into 
Three Parts. Part I, Embracing the Period from the 
Discovery, by Columbus, to the Declaration of Independ- 
ence. Part II, Embracing the Period from the Declara- 
tion of Independence, to the War of 1812, with England. 
Part III, Embracing the Period subsequent to the War of 
1812. One volume to be issued annually. By A. D. 
Jones. Vol. I, 4to, 412 pages. New York. J. Milton 
Emerson and Company. MDCCCLIII. 
John Paul Jones, pp. 195-196. 

The American Historical Annual. Illustrated with numer- 
ous Engravings. 8vo, 388 pp. New York: Published by 
John S. Taylor, 143 Nassau Street. 1853. 

"Paul Jones" by J. T. Headley, pages 329-349, with 
steel portrait. 

The Navy of the United States from the Commencement, 

1775 to 1853; a Brief History of each Vessel's service and 
fate as appears upon record. Compiled by Lieut. George 
P. Emmons, U.S.N., from the most reliable sources, 
under the authority of the Naval Department. To which 
is added a list of Private Armed Vessels, fitted out under 
the American Flag, previous and subsequent to the Revo- 



BIBLIOGRAPHY 249 

lutionary War, with their services and fate; also a list of 
the Revenue and Coast survey-vessels and principal ocean 
steamers, belonging to citizens of the United States in 
1850. 4to, 2o8-(i) pp. Washington: Printed by Gideon 
& Co., MDCCCLIII. 

Correspondence of the American Revolution; Being Letters 
of Eminent Men to George Washington, from the time 
of his taking command of the Army to the end of his 
Presidency. Edited from the Original Manuscripts. By 
Jared Sparks. Four vols. Large 8vo, viii-549; 554; 560; 
555 PP- Boston: Little, Brown, and Company. 1853. 

John Paul Jones, Vol. Ill, pp. 161, 242; Vol. IV, pp. 
192, 219, 307, 308. 

De Navorscher, Een Middel tot Gedachtenwisseling en Let- 
terkundig Verkeer Tusschen Allen, die lets Weten, lets 
Te Vragen Hebben, Of lets Kunnen Oplossen. Met 
Bijdragen Van de Heeren: A. J. Van Der AA; Dr. J. P. 
Arend; Mr. A. Backer; N. P. Van Den Berg; Mr. J. T. 
Bodel Nijenhuis; Prof. P. Bosscha; C. W. Bruinvis; D. 
Buddingh; J. H. Van Dale; Mr. J. Dirks; Dr. J. C. 
Drabbe; Jhr. W. C. J. Rammelman Elsevier; E. Gerdes; 
Dr. B. Glasius; Ds. A. P. Van Groningen; J. Badon 
Ghijben; Mr. M. C. Van Hall; K. J. R. Van Harderwijk; 
Mr. W. J. C. Van Hasselt; Ds. O. G. Heldring; C. J. 
Hellingwerff; Dr. A. A. Van Heusden; Dr. J. J. De Hol- 
lander; J. Honig Jzn. Jr; Dr. L. J. F. Janssen; J. Ph. Van 
Der Kellen; G. L. Kepper; S. F. Klijnsma; Ds. J. C. 
Kobus; Mr. J. L. De Bruyn Kops; C. Kramm; G. Kuyper, 
Hzn; W. J. Lagerwey; Mr. J. Van Lennep; J. H. Van 
Lennep; Ds. H. Mensinga; J. F. G. Meijer; Dr. E. Moll; 
J. Moulin; J. W. Muller; S. I. Mulder; J. J. Nieuwen- 
huijzen; Dr. I. A. Nijhoff; P. Nijhoff; Ds. H. M. C. Van 
Oosterzee; R. Posthumus; Ds. Is. Prins; J. B. Rietstap; 
M. Roest, Mz.; G. P. Roos; Dr. R. C. H. Romer; G. Van 
Sandwijk; Ds. J. G. De Hoop Scheffer; Dr. P. Scheltema; 
A. D. Schinkel; Dr. G. D. J. Schotel; J. Schreuder; J. 
Scott; Dr. F. A. Snellaert; Dr. H. J. Spijker; Mr. J. H. 
De Stoppelaar; Dr. E. B. Swalue; Mr. H. J. Swaving; 
Mr. R. W. Tadama; Dr. P. H. Tydeman; Dr. D. J. Vee- 
gens; Mr. L. G. Vernee; Prof. P. J. Veth; Prof. L. G. 
Visscher; Dr. A. Van Der Willigen; J. J. Wolfs; Ds. P. 
E. Van Der Zee, en velen die nog onbekend wenschen 



250 PAUL JONES 

te blijven. Viresque acquirit eundo. Derde Jaargang. 
8vo, 410 pp. Amsterdam, Bij Frederik Muller. 1853. 
Paul Jones, pages 38-40. 

Daring Deeds of American Heroes, with Biographical 
Sketches. Edited by James O. Brayman, Eq. 
"How sleep the brave, who sink to rest, 
With all their country's honor blest." 
I2mo, xvi-499 pp. Auburn: Derby & Miller. 1853. 

Daring Deeds of American Heroes with Biographical 

Sketches. Edited by James O. Brayman, Esq. 
"How sleep the brave, who sink to rest, 
With all their country's honor blest." 
I2mo, xvi-499 pp. New York and Auburn: Miller, Or- 
ton and Mulligan, New York: 24 Park Row. Auburn: 
107 Genesee St. 1856. 

Paul Jones: Naval battle, pages 150-161. 

Israel Potter; or, Fifty Years of Exile. A Fourth of July 
Story. Putnam's Magazine, July-December, 1854. Jan- 
uary-February-March, 1855. New York: G. P. Putnam 
& Co., 10 Park Place. London: Sampson, Low, Son & 
Co. 

Not completed owing to suspension of the magazine. 

Israel Potter. His Fifty Years of Exile. By Herman Mel- 
ville, Author of "Typee," "Omoo," etc. I2mo, 276 pp. 
New York: G. P. Putnam & Co., 10 Park Place. 1855. 

Contains some vivid chapters on Paul Jones. Re- 
printed under the title: "The Refugee." I2mo, 286 pp. 
Philadelphia: T. B. Peterson & Brothers. 1865. 

Israel Potter. His Fifty Years of Exile. By Herman Mel- 
ville, Author of "Typee," "Omoo," etc. I2mo, 174 pp. 
London: G. Routledge & Co., Farrington Street. 1855. 

John Paul Jones. By Benson J. Lossing. Harper's Maga- 
zine, Vol. XI, pages 145-170. New York: July, 1855. 

Beaumarchais Et Son Temps, Etudes Sur La Societe En 
France Au XVIII e Siecle D'Apres Des Documents In- 
edits Par Louis De Lomenie. Two Vols. 8vo. xi-52O; 
595 pp. Paris: Michel Levy Freres, Libraires-Editeurs 
Rue Vivienne, 2 Bis. 1855. 



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Life and Battles of John Paul Jones, the Greatest Naval 
Hero of Modern Times. Written by Himself and Edited 
by Miss Janette Taylor from original Letters and Man- 
uscripts. 8vo, 555 pp. Boston: Published by N. B. 
Parsons. 1855. 

Reprint of the Sands volume of 1830. 

The United States Navy. The Dublin University Magazine, 
pages 253-268. Dublin, September, 1856. 

Diary of the American Revolution. From Newspapers and 
Original Documents. By Frank Moore. Two volumes. 
8vo, iv-528; 559 pp. New York: Charles Scribner, 
Grand Street. London: Sampson, Low, Son & Com- 
pany. MDCCCLX. 

John Paul Jones, Vol. II, p. 390. 

Diary of the American Revolution. From Newspapers and 
Original Documents. By Frank Moore. Two vols. 8vo, 
528; 539 PP- New York: Charles Scribner, Grand Street. 
London: Sampson Low, Son & Company. MDCCCLX. 

Diary of the American Revolution. From Newspapers and 
Original Documents. By Frank Moore. Two Volumes 
in One. 8vo, 528; 559 pp. New York: Charles T. Evans, 
No. 448 Broadway. 1863. 

Diary of the American Revolution. From Newspapers and 
Original Documents. By Frank Moore. Two Vols. Roy. 
8vo, 528; 559 pp. New York: Privately Printed. 1865. 

Edition of 100 copies on large paper. Paul Jones, 
Vol. II, page 390. 

Vies Des Marins Celebres. Anciens et Modernes. Fran- 
cois et Etrangers. 'Nouvelle Edition, revue augmenetree 
Portrets. Sm. 8vo, 258 pp. Paris: B. Renault. 1856. 

The Pictorial Cyclopaedia of Biography: Embracing a Se- 
ries of Original Memoirs of the most Distinguished Per- 
sons of all Times. Written for this work by Sir Archi- 
bald Alison, D.C.L., William Baird, M.D., F.L.S., Sir Da- 
vid Brewster, F.R.S., James Bryce, A.M., F.G.S., John 
Hill Burton, Professor Creasy, A.M., Professor Eadie, 
D.D., LL.D., Professor Ferguson, A.M., Professor Gor- 
don, F.R.S.E., James Hedderwick, John A. Heraud, Rob- 



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ert Jamieson. D.D., Charles Knight, James Manson, 
James M'Connechy, Professor Nichol, LL.D., Elihu Rich, 
Professor Spalding, M.A. Professor Thomson, M.D., 
F.R.S., Ralph N. Wornum. American Edition. Edited 
by Francis L. Hawks, D.D., LL.D. With numerous illus- 
trations. Large 8vo, 6-1058-2 pp. New York: D. Ap- 
pleton and Company, 346 & 348 Broadway. M.DCCC- 
LVI. 

John Paul Jones, p. 432. 

Picturesque History of Yorkshire, being an Account of the 

History, Topography, Antiquities, Industries and Mod- 
ern Life of the Cities, Towns and Villages of the County 
of York, founded on personal observations made during 
many Journeys through the three Ridings. By J. S. 
Fletcher. In Six volumes, with over 600 illustrations. 
Vol. VI. London: The Caxton Publishing Company, 
Clean House, Surrey St., W. C. 
Paul Jones, pages 160 and 162. 

History of Scotland. From the Earliest Period to the Pres- 
ent Time. With numerous Engravings. Two vols, 
8vo, lxxi-526; 577 pp. Blackie and Son: Frederick 
Street, Glasgow; South College Street, Edinburgh; and 
Warwick Square, London. MDCCCLVI. 
Paul Jones, page 530, Vol. II. 

A Pictorial History of the Western World. By S. G. Good- 
rich. Illustrated with more than 300 engravings. 8vo, 
961 pp. New York: N. Watson. 1856. 
Portrait and account of Paul Jones. 

Ocean Scenes; or, The Perils and Beauties of the Deep: 
Being instructive and graphic Accounts of the most popu- 
lar Voyages on record; Remarkable shipwrecks, hair- 
breadth Escapes, Naval Adventures, The Whale Fishery, 
Etc. Illustrated by fine Engravings. I2mo, 492 pp. 
New York: Leavitt and Allen, No. 379 Broadway. 1857. 
John Paul Jones, page 246. 

The Letters of Horace Walpole, Earl of Orford. Edited by 

Peter Cunningham. Now first chronologically arranged. 

Large 8vo, Nine volumes. London: Richard Bentley, 

Publisher in Ordinary to Her Majesty. M.D.CCC.LVII. 

John Paul Jones, Vol. VII, pp. 59, 273. 



BIBLIOGRAPHY 253 

A History of the United States. For Families and Libraries. 
By Benson J. Lossing, Author of "Pictorial Field-Book 
of the Revolution," "History of the United States for 
Schools," "Lives of Eminent Americans," etc. Illustrated 
with nearly three hundred engravings, 4to, viii-672 pp. 
New York: Mason Brothers, 108 & no, Duane Street. 

1857. 

John Paul Jones, pp. 306, 307, 308. 

The Diplomatic Correspondence of the American Revolu- 
tion; Being the letters of Benjamin Franklin, Silas Deane, 
John Adams, John Jay, Arthur Lee, William Lee, Ralph 
Izard, Francis Dana, William Carmichael, Henry Lau- 
rens, John Laurens, M. Dumas and others, concerning the 
foreign relations of the United States during the whole 
revolution, together with the letters in reply from the 
Secret Committee of Congress and the Secretary of For- 
eign Affairs, also the entire correspondence of the French 
Ministers, Gerard and Luzerne with Congress. Published 
under the direction of the President of the United States 
from original manuscripts in the department of State con- 
formably to a resolution of Congress, March 27, 1818. 
Edited by Jared Sparks. New edition. Six vols. 8vo, 
763; 730; 728; 737; 747; 710 pp. Washington: Published: 
John C. Rives. 1857. 

The Naval Battles of the United States in the different Wars 

with Foreign Nations, from the Commencement of the 
Revolution to the present time, including Privateering. 
Embellished with twenty elegant engravings. I2mo, 278 
pp. Boston: Higgins, Bradley and Dayton, 20 Wash- 
ington Street. 1857. 

The Life and Recollections of John Rowland, late President 
of the Rhode Island Historical Society. By Edwin M. 
Stone, 8vo, 348 pp. Providence: George H. Whitney. 
1857. 

Paul Jones, page 57. Story of Jones's encounter with 
the Sheriff at Providence, who attempted his arrest for 
"pressing" the crew of a privateer owned by Joseph Law- 
rence and others. 

Battles of the United States, by Sea and Land: embracing 
those of the Revolutionary and Indian Wars, the War 
of 1812, and the Mexican War: with Important Official 



254 PAUL JONES 

Documents. By Henry B. Dawson, Member of the New 
York Historical Society, Etc. Illustrated with numerous 
highly-finished steel engravings, including battle scenes 
and full-length portraits, from original paintings by 
Alonzo Chappel. In two volumes. 4to, 746; 530 pp. 
New York: Johnson, Fry, and Company, 27 Beekman- 
Street. N.D. (1858). 

"Bon Homme Richard" and "Serapis," page 554, Vol. I. 

Lives, Exploits and Cruelties of the most Celebrated Pirates 

and Sea Robbers, brought down to the latest period. 
i8mo, 448 pp. Halifax: Milner and Sowerby. 1858. 
Paul Jones, pages 341-361. 

Battle-Fields and Naval Exploits of the United States. From 
Lexington to the City of Mexico. By Henry W. Harri- 
son. Illustrated with One Hundred and fifty Engrav- 
ings. 8vo, 448 pages. Philadelphia: H. C. Peck & Theo. 
Bliss. 1858. 

Geschiedenis van het Nederlandsche Zeewezen. Tweede 
druk. Vermeerderd met de nagelaten aanteekennigen van 
den overladen schrijver, en uitgegeven onder toezigt van 
Jhr. Mr. J. C. J. de Jonge. Six vols. 8vo, viii-xvi-8o5-2; 
xxiii-789; xx-758; xxii-794; 798-xix; 2 pp. Algemeen Zaak- 
register, 194 pp. Haarlem, A. C. Kruseman, 1858-1862. 
Paul Jones, Vol. IV, pages 424-5, 407; 608. 

A Revolutionary Patriot. By Z. Paddock. National Maga- 
zine, Vol. 12, page 532. New York, 1858. 

"Kirtland Griffin, who served on the 'Bonne Homme 
Richard' with Paul Jones." The name does not appear 
in the roster of either the "Richard" or the "Ranger," but 
"Kirtland Griffing" is on the roll of the "Alliance," under 
Landais at the "Serapis" fight. 

Battles of America by Sea and Land; a Complete Naval and 
Military History of the Country; In Four Parts, I, 
Colonial Battles. II, Revolutionary Battles. Ill, War 
of 1812. IV, Mexican Campaign. With Biographies of 
Naval and Military Commanders and Illustrative Anec- 
dotes. By Robert Tomes. Embellished with highly- 
finished Steel Engravings, from Original Designs, by 
Chapin, Chappel and other eminent Artists. Three vol- 



BIBLIOGRAPHY 255 

umes. 4to, 516; 512; 560 pp. New York: Virtue, Emmins 
& Co., 26 John Street. (1859, 1861.) 

John Paul Jones, Vol. II, pp. 150, 186-188, 189-194. 

Fifiana: or, Memorials of the East of Fife. By M. F. Con- 
nolly, Author of "Fifeshire Biography," "Life of Bp. 
Low," "Professor Tennant," &c. Roy. 8vo, 345 pp. Glas- 
gow: John Tweed, 11 St. Enoch Square. MDCCCLXIX. 
"Paul Jones a Biographical Romance," pages 269-292. 

The Rulers and Pursuits of Men. Ballou's Dollar Monthly. 
Vol. X, No. 3. Boston, September, 1859. 
Paul Jones, page 212. 

Catalogue of Printed Books in the Library of the New York 
Historical Society. 8vo, 653 pp. New York. Printed 
for the Society. MDGCCLIX. 

A Pictorial History of the United States: Embracing a Gen- 
eral History of the American Navy, with a Particular 
Account of all the most Celebrated Naval Battles, from 
the Declaration of Independence to the Present Time. 
By John Ledyard Denison, A.M. Author of The Illus- 
trated New World, in German and English, Pictorial 
History of the Wars of the United States, &c, &c. Illus- 
trated with numerous Engravings, many of which are 
beautifully colored, consisting of views of Cities, Battle 
Scenes, Etc., from Designs by Lossing, Darley, and other 
Celebrated Artists. Sold only by Distributing Agents. 
8vo, viii-34o pp. Published by Henry Bill, for Frances 
Dewing, San Francisco, Cal. 1859. 

Sketches of the Life, Character, and Times of Paul Jones. 
By Thomas Chase. I2mo, 58 pp. Richmond: Charles 
H. Wynne, Printer. 1859. 

Remarkable Adventures of Celebrated Persons, Eminent in 
the History of Europe and America, 8vo, New York: 
1860. 

Includes Paul Jones. 

John Paul Jones. Biographischer Roman. Stanislaus Ste- 
phan Albert Graf Grabowski. Two \ ""Is. i6mo. Han- 
over: Rumple. 1860. 



256 PAUL JONES 

Pictorial Chronicles of the Mighty Deep; or, The Sea, Its 
Ships and Sailors. Being a Record from the Earliest 
Times to Our Own Day of the Most Remarkable Mari- 
time Adventures, Voyages, Discoveries, Conflicts, Deeds 
of Bravery and Danger, with Special References to the 
Exploits of our own Countrymen, and the Founding, Ex- 
tension, and Development of the World-Wide British 
Empire. The Whole Forming a Valuable, Interesting, 
and Instructive Compendium. Collected and edited by 
Francis Watt, M.A. Embellished with upwards of One 
Hundred Excellent Woodcuts, and a Series of Coloured 
Plates from authentic Scenes in Foreign Lands, printed 
in the best Style of Chromo-Lithography. Royal 8vo, 
x-512 pp. New York and London: Frederick Warne & 
Co., N.D. (1860). 

Paul Jones, pages 379-387. 

The Ballads and Songs of Yorkshire, transcribed from Pri- 
vate Manuscripts, Rare Broadsides, and Scarce Publica- 
tions; with Notes and a Glossary. By C. J. Davison 
Indledew, M.A., Ph.D., F.G.H.S. Author of The History 
of North Allerton. i2mo, xi-3ig pp. London: Bell and 
Daldy, 186, Fleet Street. 1860. 

"Paul Jones, the Cumberland Militia and Scarborough 
Volunteers," pages 184-187. 

American State Papers. Documents Legislative and Execu- 
tive, of the Congress of the United States, from the Sec- 
ond Session of the Twenty-first to the First Session of 
the Twenty-fourth Congress, commencing March i, 1831, 
and ending June 5, 1836. Selected and Edited, under the 
Authority of Congress, by Asbury Dickins, Secretary 
of the Senate, and John W. Forney, Clerk of the House 
of Representatives. Volume IV, Naval Affairs. Roy. 8vo, 
x-ioi3 pp. Washington: Published by Gales & Seaton. 
1861. 

Report of the Secretary of State on the application 
of Janette Taylor, niece of Commodore John Paul Jones, 
commander of the frigate "Bon Homme Richard," for 
his share of prize money on three vessels and cargoes 
sent into Bergen in Norway, and delivered up by the 
Danish government to the enemy, pages 851-856. 

The Life and Exploits of John Paul Jones, Chevalier and 

Rear-Admiral. Embracing a full account of his services 



BIBLIOGRAPHY 257 

in the American, French and Russian Navies. By O. J. 
Victor, Author of Lives "Winfield Scott," "Garibaldi," etc. 
i6mo, viii-gs pp. New York: Beadle and Company, 141 
William Street, London: 44, Paternoster Row. N.D. 
(1861). No. 9 of Beadle's Dime Biographical Library. 

Historical Nuggets. Bibliotheca Americana; or, a Descrip- 
tive Account of my collection of Rare Books relating to 
America. Henry Stevens, G.M.B., F.S.A. I will buy with 
you, and sell with you. Shakespeare. Two Vols. I2mo, 
xii-436 to 805 pp. London: Printed by Whittingham 
and Wilkins, Tooks Court, Chancery Lane. MDCCCLXII. 
Paul Jones, pages 9, 300, 421, 436, Vol. I. 

Beschrijving van Nederlandsche Historie-Penningen. Ten 
Vervolge Op Het Werk van Mr. Gerard Van Loon. 
Uitgegeven Door De Koninklijke Akademie van Weten- 
schappen. (Afdeeling Letterkunde.) Zevende Stuk. 
Folio. 80-140 pp. 7 pp. of plates. Te Amsterdam, bij 
Frederick Muller. 1862. 

Medallion of John Paul Jones. 

The Annals of Yorkshire, from the Earliest Period to the 
Present Time. Compiled by John Mayhall. I2mo, 768 
pp. Leeds. 1862. 

National Portrait Gallery of Eminent Americans; Including 
Orators, Statesmen, Naval and Military Heroes, Jurists, 
Authors, Etc., Etc., From Original Full Length Paint- 
ings by Alonzo Chappel. With Biographical and His- 
torical Narratives by Evert A. Duyckinck, Editor of 
"Cyclopaedia of American Literature," Etc. In Two Vol- 
umes. 4to, iv-488; iv-47o pp. New York: Johnson, Fry 
& Company, 27 Beekman Street. N.D. (1861). 
Paul Jones, Vol. I, pages 157-165. Steel portrait. 

Denis Duval. By W. M. Thackeray. Chapter VIII, Corn- 
hill Magazine, London, June, 1864. 

The ending of the novel left unfinished by Thackeray's 
death, with a comment by the editor containing consider- 
able Jones matter. The chapter breaks off in the midst 
of the encounter with the "Serapis," on board of which 
"Denis" had just entered as a midshipman. 



258 PAUL JONES 

Denis Duval. A Novel. By W. M. Thackeray, Author of 
"Vanity Fair," "Pendennis," "The Newcomes," "Philip," 
"The Virginians," "The English Humorists," "The Four 
Georges," "Roundabout Papers," &c. With Illustrations. 
8vo, 80 pp. New York: Harper & Brothers, Publishers. 
Franklin Square. 1864. 

A reprint of the work as it appeared in the pages of 
Harper's Magazine, coincident with its publication in 
Cornhill. This was the first edition in book form, being 
No. 245 of Harper's Library of Select Novels. Not issued 
as a bo6k in England until 1867. 

Paul Jones and Denis Duval. By Rev. Edward E. Hale. 
Pages 493-503. Atlantic Monthly, Boston, October, 1864. 

Life and Times of Benjamin Franklin. By James Parton, 
Author of "Life and Times of Aaron Burr," "Life of An- 
drew Jackson," "General Butler in New Orleans," Etc. "I 
will follow the right course even to the stake: but without 
the stake if I can." Montaigne. Two vols. 8vo, 627; 
707 pp. New York: Mason Brothers, No. 7 Mercer St. 
Boston, Mason & Hamlin; Philadelphia, J. B. Lippincott 
& Co.; Chicago, S. C. Griggs & Co. London: Trubner 
& Co., 60 Paternoster Row. 1864. 

John Paul Jones: Vol. II, pp. 243, 335, 338, 341, 342, 
344, 345, 351, 38l, 385, 386, 437- 

Life and Times of Benjamin Franklin, By James Parton, 
author of "The Life and Times of Aaron Burr," "Life of 
Andrew Jackson," Etc. With finely Engraved Portraits. 
Two Vols. 8vo, 627; 707 pp. Boston and New York: 
Houghton, Mifflin and Company. The Riverside Press, 
Cambridge. 1897. 

De Voornaamste Geschiedenissen van Noord-Nederland. 
Door Mr. J. Van Lennep, Aan Zijn Kinderen Verhaald 
Vijfde druk Met platen. Four vols., 8vo, xii-258; xii-372; 
xii-343; xv-354 pp. Amsterdam: Gebroeders Kraay. N.D. 
(1865). 

Paul Jones in the Texel, page 37, Vol. 4. 

Batailles Navales De La France. Par P. Troude Ancien 
Officier De Marine Publiee Par P. Levot Conservateur 
De La Bibliotheque Du Port De Brest Correspondant 
du ministere de 1'instruction publique pour les travaux 



BIBLIOGRAPHY 259 

historiques. Four Vols. 8vo, x-453; 469; 536; 448 pp. 

' Paris: Challamel Aine, Editeur Libraire Commissionnaire 

Pour La Marine, Les Colonies Et L'Orient 30, rue des 

Bqulanders-Saint-Victor et rue de Bellechasse, 27. 1867. 

Vessels of War built at Portsmouth, New Hampshire, 1690- 
1868. (Communicated by Capt. Geo. Henry Preble, 
U.S.N.). New England Historical and Genealogical 
Register. Vol. XXII, pp. 393-402. Boston: Published by 
the Society, 17 Bromfield Street. Printed by David Clapp 
& Son. 1868. 

People's Book of Biography; Or, Short Lives of the Most 
Interesting Persons of all Ages and Countries. Con- 
taining more than eighty sketches of the lives and deeds 
of eminent Philanthropists, Inventors, Authors, Poets, 
Discoverers, Soldiers, Adventurers, Travellers, Politicians, 
and Rulers, Women as well as Men. By James Parton, 
Author of "Life of Benjamin Franklin," "Life of Andrew 
Jackson," "Life and Times of Aaron Burr," "Famous 
Americans of Recent Times," "General Butler in New Or- 
leans," Etc., Etc. Richly Illustrated with Twelve Steel En- 
gravings. 8vo, xii-624 pp. Published by Subscription 
only. A. S. Hale & Company, Hartford, Conn. H. H. 
Bancroft & Co., San Francisco, Cal. 1869. 
Chapter on Paul Jones pp. 334-39. 

The Uncle Sam Series. The Adventures of Captain Paul, 
the Naval Hero. Sm. folio, 14 pp. (not numbered) Pub- 
lished by Peter G. Thompson, Cincinnati, N.D. 
Pictorial wrappers, colored plates. 

The Ingham Papers: Some memorials of the Life of Capt. 
Frederic Ingham, U.S.N., sometime Pastor of the First 
Sandemanian Church in Naguadarick, and Major-General 
by Brevet in the Patriot Service in Italy. By Edward E. 
Hale, author of "If, Yes, and Perhaps." i2mo, xx-266 pp. 
Boston: Fields, Osgood, & Co., Successors to Ticknor 
and Fields. 1869. 

"Paul Jones and Denis Duval," pages 20-50. 

Our Flag: Origin and Progress of the Flag of the United 
States of America, with an Introductory Account of the 
Symbols, Standards, Banners and Flags of Ancient and 



2<5o PAUL JONES 

Modern Nations. By Geo. Henry Preble, U.S.N. 8vo, 

535 PP- Albany: Joel Munsell. 1872. 

Paul Jones references, pages 159-62, 166-69, 198-200, 
204-5- 

History of the Flag of the United States of America and of 

the Naval and Yacht Club signals, Seals, and Arms, and 
principal National Songs of the United States, with a 
chronicle of the Symbols, Standards, Banners, and Flags 
of ancient and modern nations. By Geo. Henry Preble, 
rear-admiral U.S.N. Second revised Edition. Illustrated 
with ten colored plates, two hundred engravings on wood, 
and maps and Autographies. 410, xxi-8is PP- Boston: 
A. Williams and Company, 283 Washington Street. 1880. 
Reissued: J. R. Osgood & Co., 8vo, xxi-8o8 pp. Bos- 
ton. 1882. 

Dictionary of American Biography, including men of the 
time; Containing nearly ten thousand notices of persons 
of both sexes, of native and foreign birth, who have been 
remarkable or prominently connected with the Arts, 
Sciences, Literature, Politics, or History, of the American 
Continent. Giving also the pronunciation of many of 
the foreign and peculiar American names, a key to the 
assumed names of writers, and a supplement. By Fran- 
cis S. Drake. Large 8vo. xxi-ioig pp. Boston: James 
R. Osgood and Company, (Late Ticknor & Fields, and 
Felds, Osgood & Co.) 1872. 

American Pioneers and Patriots. The Life and Adventures 

of Rear-Admiral John Paul Jones, commonly called Paul 
Jones. By John S. C. Abbott. Illustrated. i2mo, xi- 
359 PP- New York: Dodd, Mead & Company, 751 Broad- 
way. 1874. 

Reissued 1898. 

The American Revolution. By George Bancroft. Vol. IV. 
8vo, 741 pp. Boston. Little, Brown and Company. 1874. 
Paul Jones, pages 272-3. 

Three Historic Flags and Three September Victories, A 
Paper read before the New England Historical and 
Genealogical Society, July 9, 1873. By Geo. Henry 
Preble. Illustrated with Heliotypes from the Three 



BIBLIOGRAPHY 261 

Flags. 8vo, 31 pp. Boston: Printed for Private Dis- 
tribution. 1874. 

Diary of Ezra Green, M.D., Surgeon on board the Con- 
tinental Ship-Of-War "Ranger," under John Paul Jones, 
from' November i, 1777, to September 27, 1778. Born in 
1746; ^ied in 1847. With Historical Notes and a Biog- 
raphy, by Commo. Geo. .Henry Preble, U.S.N., and 
Walter C. Green. Reprinted, with additions, from the 
Historical and Genealogical Register for January and 
April, 1875. 8vo, 31 pp. Boston: For private distribution. 
1875. 

Edition of 200 copies, David Clapp & Son, Printers. 

Centennial History of the United States, from the Discovery 
of the American Continent, to the end of the First Cen- 
tury of the Republic. By Benson J. Lossing, LL.D., au- 
thor of "Pictorial Field Books of the Revolution, of the 
War of 1812, and of The Civil War," "History of the 
United States for Schools," "Lives of Eminent Ameri- 
cans," "Home of Washington," Etc., Etc. Illustrated by 
Four Hundred Engravings. Royal 8vo, viii-744-lx pp. 
Hartford: Thomas Belknap. W. E. Bliss, Toledo; Wat- 
son Gill, Syracuse; A. L. Bancroft, San Francisco; F. A. 
Hutchinson & Co., St. Louis, Cincinnati and Chicago. 
1875. 

History of New Hampshire, from its first discovery to the 
year 1830; with Dissertations upon the Rise of Opinions 
and Institutions, the Growth of Agriculture and Manu- 
factures, and the influence of Leading Families and Dis- 
tinguished Men, to the Year 1874; By Edwin D. San- 
bofn, LL.D., Professor in Dartmouth College. Large 
8vo, viii-422 pp. Manchester, N. H.: John B. Clarke. 

i87S. 

References to John Paul Jones, p. 206. 

Paul Jones. Drame en cinq actes, en prose. Theatre Com- 
plet de Alexandre Dumas. Vol. 6, pages 123-206. l8mo. 
Paris: M. Levy. 1874. 

America's Advancement: The Progress of the United States 
during their first Century, illustrated by one hundred 
superb engravings on steel, embellishing scenery, history. 
Biography, Statesmanship, Literature, Science and Art, 



262 PAUL JONES 

By C. Edwards Lester, Author of "Our First Hundred 
Years," etc., etc. 4to, 420 pp. New York: James S. Virtue, 
12 Dey Street. N. D. (1876). 

Centennial Souvenir. Portrait of Paul Jones. 

Le Captaine Paul. Par Alexandre Dumas. i8mo, 223 pp. 
Paris: M. Levy Freres. 1875. 

Reissue: C. Levy, i8mo, xlviii-223 pp. Paris. 1895. 

One Hundred Years Ago; The History of the American 
Flag. By W. H. Willcox. 8vo, 64 pp. New York: 
Bencke & Scott. 1876. 

The Stars and Stripes; The Flag of the United States of 
America; When, Where and by Whom it was first sa- 
luted. The question answered. By Benjamin F. Pres- 
cott. 8vo, 26 pp. Concord, N. H.: Printed by the Re- 
publican Press Association. 1876. 

Centennial History of the United States Navy Yard at Ports- 
mouth, N. H. Published by Permission of the Bureau 
of Yards and Docks, Navy Department. By W. E. H. 
Fentress, late an officer in the Vol. Navy. 8vo, 84 pages 
[Portsmouth]: O. M. Knight, Publisher. 1876. 

Histoire De La Marine Franchise Pendant La Guerre De 

L'Independance Americaine Precedee D'Une Etude Sur 
La Marine Militaire De La France Et Sur Ses Institu- 
tions Depuis Le Commencement Du XVIIe Siecle Jusqu'A 
L'Annee 1877. Par E. Chevalier, Capitaine De Vaisseau. 
Paris: Librairie Hachette Et Cie 79, Boulevard Saint- 
Germain. 1877. Droits de propriete et de traduction re- 
serves. 

Extracts from the Diary of Christopher Marshall, kept in 
Philadelphia and Lancaster, during the American Revolu- 
tion, 1774-1781. Edited by William Duane, Correspond- 
ing Member of the Historical Society of New York, and 
Honorary Member of the Historical Societies of Ver- 
mont, Delaware and New Jersey. I2mo, 330 pp. Albany: 
Joel Munsell. 1877. 

Paul Jones, pp. 226, 243, 269. 

Collections of the Massachusetts Historical Society. Vol. 
II. Fifth Series. Published at the charge of the Apple- 



BIBLIOGRAPHY 263 

ton fund. 8vo, xvii-(3)-soo pp. Boston: Published by 
the Society. M.DCCC.LXXVII. 

Jeremy Belnap refers to "Chevalier Jones," page 148. 

Paul Jones. 4to, 31 pp. New York Boys' Library. Vol. 2. 
No. 39. New York: Norman L. Munro. N.D. (1877.) 

The Pictorial History of the American Revolution; with a 
Sketch of the Early History of the Country, the Con- 
stitution of the United States, and a Chronological In- 
dex. Illustrated with Several Hundred Engravings. 
Large 8vo, 433 pp. Boston: Lee and Shepard. N.D. 
John Paul Jones references, pp. 331-339. 

Our National Flag; The Stars and Stripes; Its History in a 
Century. Address delivered before the New York His- 
torical Society, June I4th, 1877, the Centennial of the 
Adoption of the Stars and Stripes as Our National Flag; 
By Major-Genl. Schuyler Hamilton. 8vo, 40 pp. New 
York: George R. Lockwood, No. 812 Broadway. 1877. 
Mentions Paul Jones. 

Correspondence Litteraire, Philosophical et Critique. Par 

Grimm, Diderot Raynal, Meister, Etc. Revue Sur Les 
Textes Originaux Comprenant outre ce qui a etc public a 
diverses epoques Les Fragments Supprimes En 1813 Par 
La Censure Les Parties Inedites Conservees a la Biblio- 
theque Ducale de Gotha et a L'Arsenal a Paris Notices, 
Notes, Table Generale Par Maurice Tourneux. 8vo, 16 
volumes. Paris: Gamier Freres, Libraires-Editeurs, 6, rue 
des Saints: Peres 6. 1877. 

Vol. XII, page 394 (May, 1780): Paul Jones arrived in 
Paris; his success at the Opera; Houdon is doing his 
bust. 

Paul Jones, the Pirate. By J. K. Laughton. Eraser's Maga- 
zine, pages 501-522. London, January, 1878. 

Captain Paul. By Alexander Dumas. Seaside Library. Vol. 
15, No. 208, 4to, 19 pp. New York: George Munro; 17 
Vandewater Street. N.D. (1878.) 

The Magazine of American History with Notes and Queries. 

Vol. II. A. S. Barnes & Company. New York and 
Chicago. 1878. 



264 PAUL JONES 

Page 754 under Notes: John Paul Jones a Russian 
Admiral. (6 lines from the Daily Advertiser, N. Y., 
August 4, 1788. Signed J. S. A.) 

The History of England in the Eighteenth Century. By Wil- 
liam Edward Hartpole Lecky. Eight vols. 8vo, xviii-578; 
xvi-642; xii-545; xiv-56o; xvi-6o2; xviii-6n-22; xvi-465; xv- 
650 pp. London: Longmans, Green and Co. 1878-90. 

Paul Jones, Vol. IV, pp. 113, 494. Pol. V, p. 227. Vol. 
VI, p. 24. 

New York issue, 8 vols. 8vo, D. Appleton and Com- 
pany, 549 and 551 Broadway. 1878-90. Paul Jones, Vol. 
IV, pp. 122, 534; Vol. V, p. 227; Vol. VI, p. 24. 

The History of the United States Flag and the Patriotism 

of Betsy Ross, the immortal heroine that originated the 
first flag of the Union. Dedicated to the ladies of the 
United States. By Col. J. Franklin Reigert, author of 
the "Life of Robert Fulton." 800, 25 p. Harrisburg, Pa.: 
Lane S. Hart, Printer and Binder. 1878. 

Russki Vyestnik. No. 4. St. Petersburg. 1878. Account 
of Paul Jones. By N. Boyeff. 

Collections of the Massachusetts Historical Society. Vol. 
IV, Fifth Series. Published at the charge of the Apple- 
ton fund. 8vo, xii-53O pp. Boston: Published by the 
Society. M.DCCC.LXXVIII. 

References to John Paul Jones by John Adams writ- 
ing to Mrs. Mercy Warren, pages 374, 430. 

Brieven Van en aan Joan Derek Van Der Capellen Van De 
Poll, Uitgegeven Door Mr. W. H. De Beaufort. 8vo, x- 
854-(2> pp. Utrecht, Kemink & Zoon. 1879. 

Deeds of Daring Library. Paul Jones: A Naval Hero of the 

American Independence. "De Mortuis nil, nisi verum." 
By J. Ward, Author of "The World and its Workshops," 
"The Three Napoleons," &c. I2tno, viii-is8 pp. Lon- 
don: Dean & Son, i6oa Fleet Street, E. C. N.D. (1879.) 

The Magazine of American History with Notes and Queries, 

edited by John Austin Stevens. July-December. 1880. 

Vol. 5, page 62 under Notes: John Paul Jones at the 



BIBLIOGRAPHY 265 

French Opera. (18 lines from The New Jersey Ga- 
zette, October 18, 1780. Signed lulus.) 

The Second Turkish War. (1787-1791) By A. Petroff. St. 
Petersburg: 1880. 

Stories of the Sea. Told by Sailors. By E. E. Hale. I2mo, 
302 pp. Boston: Roberts Brothers. 1880. 

"Paul Jones and Richard Pearson," pages 127-146. 

Collections of the New York Historical Society for the year 
1878. 8vo, 503 pp. Publication -fund series. New York: 
Printed for the Society. MDCCCLXXIX. 

Letters fom Paul Jones to Robert Morris, pp. 442-4; 
446-9; 449-51. 

Souvenirs De Madame Vigee Le Brun De L' Academic 
Royale De Paris De Rouen, De Saint-Luc De Rome Et 
D'Arcadie De Parme Et De Bologne De Saint-Peters- 
bourg, De Berlin, De Geneve Et Avignon. En Ecrivant 
Mes Souvenirs Je Me Rappellerai Le Temps Passe, Qui 
Doublera Pour Ainsi Dire Mon Existence. J. J. Rous- 
seau. Two Volumes. 8vo, 365; 380 pp. Paris: G. Char- 
pentier, Editeur 13, Rue De Grenelle-Saint-Germain, 13, 
Tous droits Reserves. N.D. (1882.) 

Paul Jones is among the "Portraits a la Plume" on 
pp. 304 and 305, Vol. II. 

Life of Rear-Admiral John Paul Jones. Compiled from his 
original Journals and Correspondence: Including an Ac- 
count of his Services in the American Revolution and in 
the War between the Russians and the Turks. Illustrated 
with numerous Engravings. I2mo, 309 pp. New York: 
John W. Lovell Company, 14 & 16 Vesey Street. N.D. 
(1883.) No. 323 of Lovell's Library. 

Naval Battles, Ancient and Modern. By Edward Shippen, 
Medical Director, United States Navy: Contributor to 
Hammersley's Naval Encyclopaedia, etc. 8vo, xviii- 
7i8-(i) pp. J. C. McCurdy & Co., Publishers, Phila- 
delphia, Pa.; Cincinnati, O.; Chicago, 111.; St. Louis, Mo. 
1883. 

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Autobiography of Charles Biddlc, Vice- President of the Su- 
preme Executive Council of Pennsylvania. 1745-1821. 
(Privately Printed.) 8vo, xii-423 pp. Philadelphia: E. 
Claxton and Company. 1883. 

The American Cyclopaedia; A popular dictionary of general 
knowledge. Edited by George Ripley and Charles A. 
Dana. With supplement. Vol. IX. 8vo, 870- (7) pp. 
New York: D. Appleton and Company, i, 3 and 5 Bond 
Street. London: 16 Little Britain. 1883. 

Jones, John Paul, an American Naval officer. Vol. 9, 
pages 678-679. 

Brieven van en aan Joan Derek van der Cappellen tot den 
Pol. Uitgegeven door Mr. J. A. Sillem. Aanhangsel van 
de brieven door Mr. W. H. de Beaufort, uitgegeven in No. 
27 van de Werken van het Historisch Genootschap. Met 
twee registers. Werken van het Historisch Genoot- 
schap, gevestigd te Utrecht. Nieuwe Serie No. 25b. 8vo, 
viii-ioi pp. Utrecht, Kemink & Zoon. 1883. 

A Naval Encyclopaedia comprising a dictionary of Nauti- 
cal words and Phrases, Biographical Notices, and rec- 
ord of Naval officers. Special articles on naval Art and 
Science written expressly for this Work. By Officers 
and others of Recognized Authority in the Branches 
treated by them, together with Descriptions of the prin- 
cipal Naval Stations and Sea ports of the World, com- 
plete in one volume. 8vo, 872 pp. Philadelphia: L. R. 
Hamersly & Co. 1884. 

48th Congress, 2d Session. Senate. Mis. Doc. No. 67. A 

Descriptive Catalogue of the Government Publications of 
the United States, September 5, 1774-March 4, 1881. 
Compiled by order of Congress By Ben Perley Poore, 
Clerk of printing records. 8vo, (4)-i392 pp. Washing- 
ton: Government Printing Office. 1885. 

p. ii Report on prizes. Committee for Foreign Affairs, 
Philadelphia, May 31, 1780. Secret Journals of Congress, 
Vol. II, p. 313. Approving the reclamation of prizes 
taken by John Paul Jones, sent into Bergen, in Norway, 
and there, by an order of the court of Denmark, at the in- 
stance of the British Minister, seized and returned. 



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p. 12 Instructions to the American Minister at France. 
Princeton. Oct. 29, 1783. Secret Journals of Congress, 
Vol. IIII, pp. 412-416. Diplomatic relations with Ger- 
many & Denmark; expedition under John Paul Jones; 
Diplomatic transfers. 

p. 14 Report on the prize claims of John Paul Jones. 
Princeton, Nov. i, 1783. Secret Journals of Congress, 
Vol. Ill, pp. 430, 431. Report recommended that Capt. 
John Paul Jones be appointed agent to solicit payment 
and satisfaction to the officers and crews for all prizes 
taken under his command to which they are entitled, and 
that he shall receive the commission allowed in such 
cases. 

p. 18 Report on prize money due John Paul Jones's 
men. New York, Oct. 9, 1787. Journals of the Continen- 
tal Congress, Vol. IV, pp. 796, 797. Captain Jones author- 
ized to obtain from the French court the balance of prize 
money due him and his squadron. 

p. 18 Letter to the King of France. Prest. Arthur 
St. Clair. New York, Oct. 16, 1787. Secret Journals of 
Congress, Vol. IV, pp. 416, 417. Congress had directed a 
gold medal to be presented to the Chevalier J. Paul 
Jones, and requested the King of France to permit him to 
embark with his fleets of evolution, that he might acquire 
greater knowledge in his profession. 

p. 70 Report on the J. Paul Jones claim, Secretary A. 
Gallatin, Dec. n, 1807. State papers; claims, pp. 342, 347, 
loth Congress, ist Session. Statement of advances made 
to Captain Paul Jones in 1780, with an appended state- 
ment by J. Mason, signed by Albert Gallatin, Secretary of 
Treasury. 

p. 288 Memorial relative to pensioning James Jack- 
son of England. Ex. Docs. No. 127, 23rd Congress, 2d 
Session, Vol. Ill, 3 pp., 8vo. Prays to be allowed a pen- 
sion on account of injury to his father, John Jackson, 
taken on board the "Bon Homme Richard," commanded 
by Captain Paul Jones and afterwards wounded in battle. 

p. 304 Report on claim of J. Taylor, Secretary John 
Forsyth. Feb. 23, 1836. Senate Docs. No. 192, 24th 



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Congress, 1st Session, Vol. Ill, 10 pp., 8vo. Stating that 
there is no information on the records of the State De- 
panment bearing upon the claim of Janet Taylor, niece 
of John Paul Jones, for payment of certain prize-moneys. 

p. 311 Report on Petition of James Jackson, House 
Rep. Claims Com. April 12, 1836. Reports of Commit- 
tees No. 566, 24th Congress, ist Session, Vol. III. I p. 
8vo. Adverse to allowance of claim on account of ser- 
vices and. sufferings of John Jackson, of England, who 
was impressed on board the vessel commanded by Cap- 
tain Paul Jones. 

p. 320 Memorial on behalf of the heirs of John Paul 
Jones, Janette Taylor. Dec. 12, 1836. Ex. Docs., No. 19, 
24th Cong., 2d Session, Vol. i, 29 pp., 8vo. Praying in 
behalf of the heirs of the late John Paul Jones, a Captain 
in the United States Navy, allowance for prize money, for 
interest on money advanced for the public service during 
the Revolutionary War, for money advanced to the crew 
of the "Alliance," and for arrears of pay. 

p. 327 Letter relative to the John Paul Jones prize- 
money. Reg. T. L. Smith, Jan. 28, 1837. Ex. Docs. No. 
115, 24th Cong. 2d Session, Vol. Ill, 4 pp., 8vo. Trans- 
mitting statement relative to the prize-money due to the 
squadron under the command of the late John Paul 
Jones. 

p. 332 Report on petition of William C. Parker, 
House Foreign Affairs Com., March i, 1837. Reports of 
Committees, No. 297, 24th Congress, 2d Session, Vol. II, 
3 pp., 8vo. Recommends that the President be requested 
to negotiate with the Court of Denmark, for the purpose 
of obtaining indemnification for the value of three prizes 
sent by John Paul Jones into Bergen, Norway, in 1799, 
and delivered up by the Crown of Denmark to the Eng- 
lish. 

p. 482 Report on petition of heirs of John Paul Jones, 
Rep. Collamer, Jan. 31, 1844. House Reports, No. 115, 
28th Congress, ist Session, Vol. 7. 3 pp. Portion of 
lands in Virginia granted by Six Nations to William 
Trent purchased by John Paul Jones on belief that 
United States would confirm said grant; These lands 



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never ceded to the United States by Virginia; Congres- 
sional Virginia; validity of claim of petitioners for lieu 
lands denied. 

P-495 Message on indemnity from Denmark. Presi- 
dent John Tyler. May 20, 1844. House Docs. No. 264. 
28th Congress. Measures adopted to obtain indemnity 
for ships sent by Commodore John Paul Jones into Ber- 
gen and surrendered by Danish King; Treaty with Den- 
mark, 1830, no bar to the claim. 

p. 515 Report on claim of heirs of John P. Jones. 
Rep. W. B. Maclay, Feb. 10, 1846. House Reports, No. 
206, 20.th Congress, ist Session, Vol. i. 299 pp. Recom- 
mends allowance for money advanced for the public ser- 
vice and arrears of pay; copies of notes. 

P- 535 Report on claim of heirs of John Paul Jones. 
Senator Simon Cameron. Jan. 14, 1847. Senate Docs. 
No. 63, 29th Congress. 2d Session, Vol. II. 34 pp. Rec- 
ommends allowance of money advanced for the public 
service, arrears of pay, and the proportion of which may 
be found due to John Paul Jones on the value of certain 
prizes captured by the squadron under his command. 

p. 542 Report on petition of heirs of John Paul Jones. 
Rep. J. A. Rockwell. Dec. 21, 1847. House Reports, No. 
9, 3Oth Congress, ist Session, Vol. i. 56 pp. Recom- 
mends passage of Senate bill, with amendments to pay 
value of prizes taken during Revolutionary War; copy 
of Senate report and bill; Documents and correspondence. 

p. 640 Report on case of William C. Parke. Senator 
Pratt, March 21, 1854. Senate Reports, No. 180, 33rd 
Congress, ist Session, Vol. I. On petition asking that 
the unclaimed amount appropriated to the representatives 
of John Paul Jones and others as their share of the value 
of the prizes captured by them be distributed among 
those who have proved their right to a participation in 
the benefits of the Act. Adverse. 

p. 796 Report on claim of heirs of John Paul Jones. 
Secretary S. P. Chase. Jan. 13, 1862. Senate Ex. Docs. 
No. ii, 37th Congress, 2d session, Vol. IV. 15 pp. State- 
ment showing the names of all persons and their respec- 



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tive proportions of the fund to be distributed under the 
act for the relief of the heirs of John Paul Jones. 

A History of the Four Georges. By Justin McCarthy, M.P. 
Author of "A History of Our Own Times," Etc. In Four 
Volumes. 8vo, 321-8; 305; 349; 338 pp. New York: 
Harper & Brothers, Franklin Square. 1885. 
Paul Jones Vol. III. p. 183. 

Histoire De La Participation De La France A L'Etablisse- 
ment Des Etats-Unis D'Amerique Correspondance Dip- 
lomatique Et Documents. Par Henri Doniol Correspon- 
dant De L'Institut, Directeur De L'Imprimerie Nationale. 
Six volumes. Folio, x-7O7; ii-864; xii-72i; v-72i pp. Paris: 
Imprimerie Nationale. MDCCCLXXXVI-MDCCCXCII. 
Volume VI, "Complement du Tome V" is paged 259 
to 397 and takes the place of Chapter VIII, pp. 259 to 312; 
in Vol. V, Pages 312 to the end in Vol. V is an Appendice 
of the "Correspondence Due Comte De Rochambeau." 
Paul Jones, page 3, Vol. Ill; 320, Vol. IV. 

A larger history of the United States of America to the close 
of President Jackson's Administration. By Thomas 
Wentworth Higginson, Author of "Young Folks' History 
of the United States." Illustrated by maps, plans, por- 
traits, and other engravings. 8vo, 12-455 PP- New York: 
Harper & Brothers, Franklin Square. 1886. 
Paul Jones, page 291. Reissue 1905, same. 

Appleton's Cyclopaedia of American Biography. Edited by 
James Grant Wilson and John Fiske. As it is the com- 
mendation of a good huntsman to find game in a wide 
wood, so it is no imputation if he had not caught all. 
Plato. Vol. III. 8vo, (io)-752 pp. New York: D.Apple- 
ton and Company, i, 3 and 5 Bond Street, 1887. 
John Paul Jones, pages 467-468. 

Letter of John Paul Jones. From the Autograph Collection 
of Ferdinand J. Dreer. The Pennsylvania Magazine, 
pages 338-340. Philadelphia, July, 1887. 

Paul Jones and the armed neutrality. By John Fiske. At- 
lantic Monthly, pages 786-895. Boston, December, 1887. 



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Paul Jones. By Millicent Erskine Wemyss, Blackwood's 
Edinburgh Magazine, pages 541-562. Edinburgh, Octo- 
ber, 1887. 

Studies in Naval History. Biographies by John Knox 
Laughton, M.A. Professor of Modern History at Kings 
College, London. Lecturer on Naval History at the 
Royal Naval College, Greenwich. 8vo, 469 pp. -London: 
Longmans, Green, and Co. 1887. All rights reserved. 
Account of Paul Jones in Chap. XI, page 363. 

The Complete Works of Benjamin Franklin, including his 
Private as well as his Official and Scientific Correspond- 
ence, and numerous Letters and Documents now for the 
first time printed, with many others not included in any 
former collection, also the unmutilated and correct ver- 
sion of his Autobiography compiled and Edited by John 
Bigelow. "Strange that Ulysses does a dozen things so 
well" Iliad, B. II, 335. 8vo, 10 volumes. New York 
and London: G. P. Putnam's Sons. The Knickerbocker 
Press. 1887. 

John Paul Jones, Volumes VI, 179, 180, 181-83, 207, 
365, 366, 390, 454, 456, 463, 467, 468, 472; VII, 12, 108, 109, 
210-18; X, 183. 

Franklin in France. From Original Documents, most of 
which are now published for the first time. By Edward 
E. Hale and Edward E. Hale, Jr. In two Parts. Large 
8vo, xvi-478; x-47O pp. Boston: Roberts Brothers. 
1888. 

John Paul Jones: Part I, pp. 130, 135, 203, 253, 258, 
320, 330, 335, 351, 366, 439- Part II, p. 343- 

Blue Jackets of '76. A History of the Naval Battles of the 
American Revolution, together with a Narrative of the 
War with Tripoli. By Willis J. Abbot, Author of "Blue 
Jackets of '61;" "Blue Jackets of 1812." With illustra- 
tions by W. C. Jackson and H. W. McVickar. 8vo, viii- 
301 pp. New York: Dodd, Mead, and Company, Pub- 
lishers. N.D. (1888). 

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1887. Publication fund Series. 8vo, 499 pp. New York: 
Printed for the Society. MDCCCLXXXVIII. 

The Deane Papers, Vol. II. 1777-1778. pp. 290, in- 



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troduced to Deane; 290, a frigate to be purchased for 
Capt. Jones; 290, 303, the most intelligent of the Conti- 
nental Captains; 332, not obtaining a new frigate, he will 
command the "Ranger"; 357, to convoy ships off the coast 
of France; 383, informs Deane of the first international 
salute between the ships of America and France at 
Quiberon; his handbill for recruiting seamen in America. 

Collections of the New York Historical Society for the year 

1889. Publication fund series. 8vo, 561 pp. New York: 
Printed for the Society, MDCCCXC. 

The Deane Papers. Vol. IV. 1779-1781. Capt. John 
Paul Jones: pp. 101, A. Lee writes of his shameful busi- 
ness in attaching the "Alliance" frigate, to a squadron of 
French cruisers; 102, his fleet a project of Chaumont and 
Williams; 183, Deane compliments him on the honor he 
has acquired, and the reputation he has given to the 
American navy in Europe; 183, 188, he is about to sail for 
America; 251, Deane urges Franklin to obtain the "Terpsi- 
chore" frigate for him, but the Doctor refuses for want of 
funds; 261, Franklin sympathizes with his misfortunes. 

Paul Jones. Opera Comique. (After MM. Chivot and 
Duree). In Three Acts. Written by H. B. Farnie. 
Composed by Robert Planquette, Composer of "Les 
Cloches de Corneville," "Rip Van Winkle," "Nell 
Gwynne," "The Old Guard," &c., &c. I2mo, 35 pp. Lon- 
don: Hopwood & Crew, 42, New Bond St. W. N.D. 
(1888). 

The Diary and Letters of Gouverneur Morris, Minister of 

the United States to France; Member of the Constitu- 
tional Convention, Etc. Edited by Anne Gary Morris. 
Two vols. With Portraits. 8vo, xiv-6o4; x-630 pp. New 
York: Charles Scribner's Sons. 1888. 

Paul Jones: Vol. i, pp. 378, 407, 429, 555- Vol. II, 
P. 45- 

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Anne Gary Morris. Two vols. 8vo, xiv-6o4; x-630 pp. 
Kegan Paul, Trench & Co., London. 1889. 

Paul Jones. A Nautical Romance. Translated by Henry 
Llewellyn Williams. i6mo, vii-177 pp. London: F. Warne 
& Co. 1889. 

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Correspondence Secrete Du Comte Mercy-Argenteau Avec 
L'Empereur Joseph II Et Le Prince De Kaunitz Publiee 
Par M. Le Chevalier Alfred D'Arneth, Directeur Des 
Archives De La Maison, De La Cour Et De L'Etat 
D'Autriche, Et M. Jules Flammermont, Professeur 
D'Histoire A La Faciute Des Lettres De Lille. Two 
vols. Roy. 8vo, lxxxviii-494; 589 pp. Paris. Imprimerie 
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United States. Edited under direction of Congress. By 
Francis Wharton. With preliminary index, and notes 
Historical and Legal. Published in conformity with Act 
of Congress of August 13, 1888. In six volumes. 8vo, 
xxxiii-2io; 875; 883; 869; 881; 1002 pp. Washington: 
Government Printing Office. 1889. 

Paul Jones references: Vol. I, pages 611, 613; Vol. II, 
PP. 317, 471, 473, 596, 597, 599, 610, 683, 689, 692, 703; Vol. 
Ill, pp. 41, 42, 61, 145, 242, 309, 356, 364, 367, 368, 371-2, 375- 
377, 378, 380, 384, 385 388, 39i, 395, 396, 398, 399, 404, 406, 
407, 408, 41 1, 419, 420, 422, 423, 424, 425, 426, 430, 431, 450, 528, 
535, 547, 744, 75i, 793. 801, 820, 821; Vol. IV, pp. 21, 48, 
172, 179, 288, 297, 300-304, 305, 381, 825, 826; Vol. V, 
PP. 313; Vol. VI, p. 742. 

The critical period of American history, 1783-1789. By John 
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during the war," Jay to Washington, June 27, 1786. Fifth 
Edition. 8vo, 18-368 pp. Boston and New York: 
Houghton, Mifflin and Company. The Riverside Press, 
Cambridge. 1889. 

John Paul Jones, the "Constitution" "made out of the 
barge which Paul Jones had taken from the 'Serapis.' " 

Portrait of John Paul Jones presented to the Bostonian So- 
ciety, by Benjamin F. Stevens, November 12, 1889. 8vo, 
8 pp. N.P. N.D. (Boston, 1889). 

Paul Jones's Funeral. Atlantic Monthly Magazine, pp. 712, 
713. Boston. May, 1890. 

Extracts relating to the Origin of the American Navy. Com- 
piled by Henry E. Waite. 8vo, 34 pp. Published by the 
New England Historical and Genealogical Society, Bos- 
ton, 1890. 



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Her Majesty's Navy; Including Its Deeds and Battles. By 
Lieut. Chas. Rathbone Low, F.R.G.S. (Late Indian 
Navy). Author of "History of the Indian Navy," "Life 
of Lord Wolseley," etc., etc. With Coloured Illustra- 
tions. By W. Christian Symons and W. Fred. Mitchell. 
Three Vols. 4to, xi-348; vii-352; vii-352 pp. New York: J. 
Arnot Penman, 7, Warren Street. London: J. B. Virtue 
& Co., Limited, 294, City Road. N.D. 
John Paul Jones, Vol. II, Chapter I. 

Our Flag, or the Evolution of the Stars and Stripes, includ- 
ing the reason to be of the Design, the colors and their 
position, mystic interpretation, together with selections 
eloquent, patriotic and poetical. By Robert Allen Camp- 
bell. 8vo, 128 pp. Chicago: H. E. Lawrence & Co. 1890. 

History of the United States Marine Corps. By Richard S. 
Collum, Captain, U. S. M. C. 8vo, 307 pp. Philadelphia: 
L. R. Hamersley & Co. 1890. 

The American Revolution. By John Fiske. In two vol- 
umes. Cr. 8vo, 21-244; 12-305 pp. Boston and New 
York: Houghton, Mifflin and Company, The Riverside 
Press, Cambridge. 1891. 

John Paul Jones: Vol. 2, Captures the "Drake," 120; 
his squadron, 122; Cruise on the British Coast, 123, 124; 
fight with the "Serapis," 125; effects of the victory, 129; 
death, 130; interest of Denmark and Russia in, 149. 

The National Cyclopaedia of American biography being the 
history of the United States as illustrated in the lives of 
the founders, builders, and defenders of the Republic, and 
of the men and women who are doing the work and 
moulding the thought of the present time. Edited by dis- 
tinguished biographers selected from each state. Re- 
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scholars and statesmen of the day. Fifteen vols. Roy. 
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author of "The Three Musketeers," "Twenty Years After," 
etc., etc. Translated by Henry Llewellyn Williams. 8vo, 
paper, pictorial cover, 116 pp. London and New York: 
Frederick Warne and Co. 1892. 



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London: Smith, Elder, & Co. 15 Waterloo Place. 1892. 
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The Writings of Thomas Jefferson, collected and Edited by 
Paul Leicester Ford. 1760-1826. Ten volumes. 8vo. 
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Paul Jones and the capture of the "Serapis." By John 
Clark Ridpath. The Chautauquan, pages, 643-650. Mead- 
ville, March, 1892. 

Collected orders of Prince Potemkin. Published by N. D. 
Ilubrovin. St. Petersburg. 1893. 

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Captain Paul Jones. By Alexandre Dumas. 8vo, 126 pp. 
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engravings. In two volumes. Revised and enlarged edi- 
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A Notable Woman, And Other Sketches. By Millicent Ers- 
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London and Sydney. 1893. All Rights Reserved. 
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Un Paladin Au XVIIP Siecle Le Prince Charles De Nassau- 
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Paul Jones. By Molly Elliot Seawell. Frontispiece and 
seven illustrations by H. D. Murphy. Sq. 8vo, viii-i66 
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Paul Jones. By Molly Elliot Seawell. i2mo, viii-i66 pp. 
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Richard," owned by the late Miss Sarah Smith Stafford, 
and willed by her to her brother, Samuel Bayard Stafford. 
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Print. 1893. 

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The Marquis de La Fayette in The American Revolution 

with some account of the Attitude of France Toward the 
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Dictionary of United States History. 1492-1894. Four Cen- 
turies of History. Written concisely and arranged alpha- 
betically in dictionary form. By J. Franklin Jameson, 
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300 portraits. 8vo, 733 pp. Puritan Printing Co., Bos- 
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cences of the Old Navy, Editor of the Journal of William 
Maclay. With technical Revision By Lieutenant Roy C. 
Smith, U. S. N. In Two Volumes. Illustrated. New Edi- 



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tion, Revised and Enlarged. 8vo, xxxviii-66o; xvi-626 pp. 
New York: D. Appleton and Company. N.D. 

A History of the United States Navy, From 1775 to 1901. 
By Edgar Stanton Maclay, A.M. Author of A History 
of American Privateers, Reminiscences of the Old Navy, 
Editor of the Journal of William Maclay. (U.S. Senator from 
Pennsylvania, 1789-1791). With Technical Revision By 
Lieutenant Roy C. Smith, U. S. N. New and Enlarged 
Edition. In Three Volumes. Illustrated. 8vo, xx-66o; 
xvi-559; xx-499 pp. New York: D. Appleton and Com- 
pany. N.D. 

Third volume suppressed and reissued, 1902, with a 
modification of the author's views on the Santiago sea fight 
involving Sampson and Schley. Frontispiece of Vol. I 
shows the fight between the "Bon Homme Richard" and 
the "Serapis." Paul Jones' exploits covered in Chapters 

III, IV, VI, VII and VIII. 

The Renegade. A Novel. By James Chalmers. 8vo, vi- 
337 PP- London: Innes & Co. 1895. 

John Paul Jones. By Molly Elliot Seawell, Century Maga- 
zine, pp. 875-893. New York, April, 1895. 

Johnson's Universal Cyclopaedia. A new edition prepared by 
a corps of thirty-six editors, assisted by eminent Euro- 
pean and American specialists under the direction of 
Charles Kendall Adams, LL.D., president of the Univer- 
sity of Wisconsin, Editor-in-chief. Illustrated with maps, 
plans and engravings. Complete in eight volumes. Vol. 

IV, Roy. 8vo, ii-(s)-9i2 pp. New York: D. Appleton 
and Company. A. J. Johnson Company. 1895. 

John Paul Jones, Naval officer, Vol. 4, p. 817. 

Nelson's Encyclopaedia. Everybody's book of reference. In 
12 volumes. Profusely illustrated. Editors in chief, 
Frank Moore Colley, M.A. New York: George Sande- 
man, M.A., Edinburgh. Vol. VII, Roy. 8vo, 623 pp. New 
York: Thomas Nelson & Sons. London: Edinburgh: 
Dublin, N. D. 

John Paul Jones, Vol. 7, pp. 19, 20. 

Chamber's Encyclopaedia. A dictionary of universal knowl- 
edge for the people with maps and numerous wood en- 



BIBLIOGRAPHY 279 

gravings. Revised Edition. Unaltered and unabridged. 
Vol. IV, Roy. 8vo, 936 pp. Chicago and New York: 
Belford, Clarke & Company, Publishers. N.D. 
John Paul Jones, Vol. 4, p. 132. 

The Navy in the War of the American Revolution. (A pa- 
per read before the District of Columbia Society of the 
Sons of the American Revolution.) By Rear-admiral 
James A. Greer, U. S. N. 8vo, 16 page leaflet. Washing- 
ton, D. C. N. D. (1895). 
Paul Jones, etc. 

Dashing Paul Jones, The Hero of the Colonial Navy. By 
Frank Sheridan. Author of "Through Flame to Fame," 
"Vernon Craig," "Jack, the Pride of the Nine," "Lionel's 
Pluck," Etc. I2mo, 212 pp. New York: Street & 
Smith, Publishers, 238 William Street. N.D. (1895.) 

Istoricheski Viestnik. No. 7. St. Petersburg. 1895. 

Our Flag: Its History and Changes from 1620 to 1896. By 
Sarah E. Champion. Ob. 241110, i8-(2) pp. New Haven: 
Tuttle, Morehouse & Taylor. 1896. 

Our Country's Flag. By William Brown Glover. Sq. i6mo, 
37 pp. New York, 1896. Press of J. J. Little & Co. 

The Naval History of the United States. By Willis J. Ab- 
bot. With many Illustrations, by H. W. McVickar and 
W. C. Jackson. 8vo, 1028 pp. New York: Dodd, Mead 
and Company. 1896. 
Paul Jones, pp. 78-143. 

The State Records of North Carolina. Published under the 
supervision of the Trustees of the Public Libraries, by 
order of the General Assembly. Collected and Edited by 
Walter Clark, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of 
North Carolina. Vol. XIII. 1778-1779. 8vo, xiv-iooo 
pp. Winston: M. I. & J. C. Stewart, Printers to the 
State. 1896. 

Paul Jones, p. 461. 

Collections of the Massachusetts Historical Society. Sixth 
Series. Vol. VIII. Published at the Charge of the Ap- 



2 8o PAUL JONES 

pleton Fund. 8vo, xix-s8o pp. Boston: Published by 
the Society. M.DCCC.XCVI. 

(Historical index to the Pickering papers. Indicates 
a Paul Jones reference on page 72, Vol. 8 of same). 

American Historical Association. Commodore John Barry. 
By Martin I. J. Griffin, of Philadelphia. (From the An- 
nual Report of the American Historical Association for 
1895, pp. 339-365.) 8vo, p.c. Washington: Government 
Printing Office. 1896. 

The Pretty Wit of Captain Paul Jones. By Clinton Ross. 
Leslie's Weekly, pp. 6-7. New York, July 2, 1896. 

The Beginnings of the American Navy. By James Barnes. 
The Century Magazine, pp. 547-560. New York, May, 
1897. 

The History of Commodore John Barry. By Martin I. J. 
Griffin. "I serve the Country for Nothing." Barry. 8vo, 
vi-26i-xiv pp. Philadelphia: Reprinted by permission 
from The Records of the American Catholic Historical 
Society. 1897. Copyrighted. 

Reference to John Paul Jones, Chapter X, p. 118. 

An American Viking. By H. F. Keenan. Harper's Weekly, 
pp. 665-6. New York, July, 1897. 

Portrait of John Paul Jones. Harper's Magazine, page 560. 
New York, September, 1897. 

The Royal Navy. A History from the Earliest Times to the 
Present. By Wm. Laird Clowes, Fellow of King's Col- 
lege, London; Gold Medallist U. S. Naval Institute; Hon. 
Member of the R. U. S. Institution. Assisted by Sir 
Clements Markham, K.C.B., FR.G.S., Captain A. T. Mahan, 
U. S. N., H. W. Wilson, Theodore Roosevelt, E. Fraser, 
etc. Twenty-five Photogravures and Hundreds of Full 
Page and other Illustrations, Maps, Charts, etc. In Five 
Volumes. Imp. 8vo, xxiv-6c)8; xiv-593; xix-6o9; xiv-624 
pp. Boston: Little, Brown and Company. London: 
Sampson, Low, Marston and Company, Limited, St. 
Dunstan's House, Fetter Lane, E.G. 1897. 

References to John Paul Jones, Vol. Ill, pp. 298, 525. 
Vol. IV, pp. 10, u, 12, 33-39, 98, 1 10, 113. 



BIBLIOGRAPHY 281 

The Writings in Prose and Verse of Rudyard Kipling. 
Verses. 1889-1896. 8vo, xiii-(8)-359 pp. New York: 
Charles Scribner's Sons. 1897. 

"The Rhyme of the Three Captains." Pages 105-116, 
credited to an exploit of "The Notorious Paul Jones, The 
American Pirate." 

The History of Our Navy from Its Origin, to the Present 
Day. 1775-1897. By John R. Spears, Author of "The 
Port of Missing Ships," "The Gold Diggings of Cape 
Horn," etc. With more than four hundred illustrations, 
maps and diagrams. In four volumes. Vol. I, 1897, 
xxii-4i6; Vol. II, 1897, xvi-425; Vol. Ill, 1897, xvi-47i; 
Vol. IV, 1897, xxii-6o7; Vol. V, 1899, xix-544 pp. New 
York: Charles Scribner's Sons. 

Vol. 1-4 published in 1897 complete "in four volumes": 
Vol. 5 issued in 1899 under the title "The History of Our 
Navy from Its Origin to the End of the War with Spain. 
1775-1898. In five volumes." Vol. I, has frontispiece 
portrait of John Paul Jones. 

History of the Liverpool Privateers and Letters of Marque. 
With an Account of the Liverpool Slave Trade. By 
Corner Williams. With Illustrations. 8vo, xv-7i8 pp. 
London: William Heinemann. Liverpool: Edward 
Howell, Church Street. 1897. 
Paul Jones, pages 199, 223, 262. 

Our Navy: Its Growth and Achievements. Text by Lieut. 
J. D. J. Kelley, U. S. N., Water Colors by Fred S. Coz- 
zens. Oblong 4to, 188 pp. Published by The American 
Publishing Company. Hartford, Conn. N.D. (1897). 

Year Book of Paul Jones Club S. A. R., of the Sons of the 

American Revolution, at Portsmouth, N. H. By Oliver 
Libby Frisbee, A.M., Historian of the Club. John Edwin 
Leavitt, Nathaniel Adams Walcott, Horace Andrew Mas- 
sey. Committee on Publication. I2mo. 54 pp. N.D. 

Twelve Naval Captains. Being a Record of certain Ameri- 
cans who made themselves Immortal. By Molly Elliot 
Seawell, author of "The Sprightly Romance of Mar- 
sac," "The History of the Lady Betty Stair," "Children 
of Destiny," "Throckmorton," "Little Jarvis." With Por- 



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traits. 8vo, 233 pp. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons. 
1897. 

Twelve Naval Captains. Being a Record of Certain Ameri- 
cans who made themselves immortal. By Molly Elliot 
Seawell, author of the "Sprightly Romance of Marsac," 
"The History of the Lady Betty Stair," "Children of 
Destiny," "Throckmorton," "Little Jarvis," etc. With 
portraits. 8vo, 233 pp. London: Keegan Paul, Trench, 
Trubner & Co., Ltd., Paternoster House, Charing Cross 
Road. 1898. 

Paul Jones, pp. 1-27. Treats also of Dale and Truxton 
in their relations to the Commodore. 

The State Records of North Carolina. Published under the 
Supervision of the Trustees of the Public Libraries, by 
order of the General Assembly. Collected and Edited by 
Walter Clark, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of 
North Carolina. Vol. XV. 1780-1781. 8vo, xiv-78o. pp. 
Goldsboro, N. C. Nash Bros., Book and Job Printers. 
1898. 

Paul Jones, p. 339. 

Russia's Sea-Power Past and Present, or the Rise of the 

Russian Navy. By Colonel Sir George Sydenham Clarke, 
K.C.M.G., F.R.S. Author of "Fortification," "Imperial 
Defence," Etc. With Maps and Illustrations. 8vo, xix- 
202 pp. London: John Murray, Albemarle Street. 1898. 
John Paul Jones, pp. 34, 43. 

My Scrapbook of the French Revolution. Edited by Eliza- 
beth Wormeley Latimer, Author of "France in the Nine- 
teenth Century," "Russia and Turkey in the Nineteenth 
Century," "England in the Nineteenth Century," "Europe 
in Africa in the Nineteenth Century," "Italy in the Nine- 
teenth Century," "Spain in the Nineteenth Century," Etc. 
8vo, viii-448 pp. Chicago: A. C. McClurg and Company. 
1898. 

John Paul Jones, p. 21. 

The Romance of an Empress, Catherine II, of Russia. Trans- 
lated from the French of K. Waliszewski. With a por- 
trait. 8vo, 450 pp. New York: D. Appleton and Com- 
pany. 1898. 

Paul Jones, p. 456. 



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The Navy in the War of the American Revolution. By 
Rear-Admiral James A. Greer, U. S. N. 8vo, 18 pp. His- 
torical Papers of the Society of the Sons of the Ameri- 
can Revolution in the District of Columbia. No. I. 1898. 

The American Navy: Its Ships and Their Achievements. 
By Charles Morris. 8vo, 333 pp. London: Hutchinson 
& Co., Paternoster Row. 1808. 

References to Paul Jones, "Bon Homme Richard" and 
the "Serapis," Chapter I, p. 13. 

The Nation's Navy. Our Ships and their Achievements. 
By Charles Morris. 8vo, 333 pp. Philadelphia: J. B. 
Lippincott Company. 1898. 

Washington After the Revolution, MDCCLXXXIV- 
MDCCXCIX. By William Spohn Baker, Author of 
"Itinerary of General Washington, 1775-1783," "Early 
Sketches of George Washington," "Engraved Portraits of 
Washington," "Medallic Portraits of Washington," "Char- 
acter Portraits of Washington," "Bibliotheca Washing- 
toniana" Etc. 8vo, 416 pp. Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott 
Company. MDCCCXCVIII. 
Paul Jones, p. 252. 

Letters of Sir T. Byam Martin. Vol. II, Navy Records So- 
ciety. London. 1898. 

John Paul Jones in the Revolution. By Captain A. T. Ma- 
han, U. S. N. Scribner's Magazine, pages 22-36; 204-19. 
New York, July-August, 1898. 

Interesting Facts and Incidents regarding the United States 
Flag. By Augustus Bedford. i6mo, 32 pp. Boston: 
Published by The Author. 1898. 

Leith and its Antiquities from the Earliest Times to the 
close of the Nineteenth Century With numerous Illus- 
trations, Biographical Sketches and Portraits of the 
Members of Parliament, Provosts, Distinguished Min- 
isters, &c., &c.; alsp, an Appendix of Charters, Deeds, 
and Documents, relating to the Birgh. By James Camp- 
bell Irons, M.A. Author of Manual of Police Law, and 
Practice Manual of Dean of Guild Law, Life and Work 



284 PAUL JONES 

of Dr. Croll, F.R.S., etc., etc. Two volumes. 4to, 594; 
650 pp. Edinburgh: Printed for the Subscribers by 
Morrison & Gibb, Ltd. N.D. (1898.) 

Memoires Du Comte De More (1758-1837) Publics Pour La 
Societe D'Histoire Contemporaine. Par M. Geoffrey de 
Grandmaison & Le Cte de Pontgibaud Avec Cinq Helio- 
gravures. 8vo, 343 pp. Paris, Alphonse Picard Et Fils 
Libraires De La Societe D'Histoire Contemporaine. Rue 
Bonaparte, 82. 1898. 

Paul Jones, pp. 98, 99, 100, 101, 102. 

The Chevalier de Pontgibaud. A French Volunteer of the 
War of Independence. Translated and Edited by Robert 
B. Douglass, Author of "Sophie Arnould; Actress and 
Wit," "The Life and Times of Madame du Barry," etc., 
etc. With an Engraved Portrait by Thevenin. Roy. 8vo, 
xi-2OO-(3) pp. Paris: Charles Carrington, 13 Faubourg 
Montmartre. 1898. 

The Story of the Revolution. By Henry Cabot Lodge. In 
two volumes. 8vo, xv-324; xii-28s pp. New York: 
Charles Scribner's Sons. 1898. 
Paul Jones, Vol. II, page 124. 

The Story of America. By Hesekiah Butterworth, author of 
the "Zig Zag Journeys;" "For the Boyhood of Lincoln," 
etc. Revised and enlarged. Illustrated with over one 
hundred and fifty engravings. 8vo, 692 pp. The Wer- 
ner Company. New York. Akron, Ohio, and Chicago. 
N.D. (1898). 

Paul Jones, p. 293. 

Esek Hopkins, Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Navy 

during the American Revolution, 1775 to 1778. Master 
Mariner, Politician, Brigadier-General, Naval Officer and 
Philanthropist. By Edward Field, A.B. 8vo, ix-28o pp. 
Providence: The Preston & Rounds Co. 1898. 
Paul Jones, p. 175 

The Story of Our Flag, Colonial and National, with Histori- 
cal Sketch of the Quakeress Betsy Ross. By Addie 
Guthrie Weaver. Colored illustration of the Flag and 



BIBLIOGRAPHY 285 

Washington Coat of Arms, by the Author. Sq. 8vo, 77 
pp. Published by A. G. Weaver, Chicago. N.D. (1898.) 
The "Bon Homme Richard" Flag, p. 58. 

Admiral Dewey, the Hero of Manila. Together with brief 
sketches of our early naval heroes. Paul Jones, Commo- 
dores Hull, Perry and David Porter, Admirals Farragut, 
Porter and Captain Winslow. i2tno, 349 pp. Chicago: 
Donohue, Henebery & Co. N.D. (1899). 

The Story of Paul Jones for Young Readers. With an In- 
troduction by J. Baldwin. i6mo, 64 pp. New York: Wer- 
ner School Book Co., N.D. (1899). 
Baldwin's Biographical Booklets. 

The American Monthly Magazine. Edited by Mrs. Mary S. 
Lockwood. Business Manager: Miss Lilian Lockwood. 
Vol. XV. July-December, 1899. Published by National 
Society, D. A. R., Washington, D. C. 1899. 

"The Name of John Paul Jones." By A. I. Robert- 
son, November, pp. 535-537- 

The Effrontery of Paul Jones. By George Gibbs, Lippin- 
cott's Monthly Magazine, pages 376-383. Philadelphia, 
September, 1809. 

Young Folk's Library of Choice Literature. John Paul 
Jones. The Story of his Life. By Walter Pritchard 
Eaton. Sm. 4to, 32 pp. Educational Publishing Com- 
pany. Boston, New York, Chicago, San Francisco. N.D. 
(1899). 

Paul Jones' Body Found in Paris, The World, New York, 
November 12, 1899. 

American Naval Heroes 1775-1812-1861-1898. Being Bio- 
graphical Sketches of the Brave Men who have Glorified 
the American Navy by their Deeds of Heroism. By John 
Howard Brown, Editor-in-Chief of the "Cyclopaedia of 
American Biography," Etc., Etc. With the editorial as- 
sistance of Gertrude Battles Lane. 8vo, xi-6o7 pp. Bos- 
ton: Brown and Company, Publishers. 1899. 

John Paul Jones, pp. 9. 10, n, 28, 32, 36, 37, 38, 39, 47, 
55-96, 104, 105, 106, 107, 108, 112, 116, 132. 



286 PAUL JONES 

Heroes of the United States Navy; Their Life, Histories and 
Achievements. By James Hartwell. i6mo, 209 pp. Phil- 
adelphia: H. Altemus. 1899. 

Richard Carvel. By Winston Churchill. With illustrations 
by Carlton T. Chapman and Malcom Fraser. 8vo, xi- 
538 pp. New York: The Macmillan Company. 1899. 

Twenty Famous Naval Battles. Salamis to Santiago. By 
Edward Kirk Rawson. Professor United States Navy. 
Superintendent Naval War Records. Two vols. 8vo, 
xxx-344; vi- to 730 pp. New York: 46 East I4th Street. 
Thomas Y. Crowell & Company, Boston, 100 Purchase 
Street. N.D. (Ca. 1899.) 

The Nautical Magazine. A Technical and Critical Journal 
for the Officers of the Royal Navy and Naval Reserve, 
and generally of the Mercantile Marine and Yachtsmen, 
Volume LXVIII, No. II. London: 1899. 

John Paul Jones, Cabin-Boy, Commodore and Ad- 
miral, by John Gillie, pp. 715-724. 

Four American Naval Heroes. Paul Jones, Oliver H. Perry, 
Admiral Farragut, Admiral Dewey. A Book for young 
Americans. With an Introduction by James Baldwin. 
By Mabel Barton Beebe. I2tno, 54 pp. Werner School 
Book Company: New York, Chicago, Boston. N.E-. 
(1899.) 

John Paul Jones. His fight with the "Serapis." By Cyrus 
Townsend Brady. McClure's Magazine, page 149. New 
York, September, 1899. 



The Imperial Russian Navy, its Past, Present, and Future. 
By Fred T. Jane. Royal 8vo, 755 pp. London. 1899. 

Paul Jones as a Citizen of Virginia. Virginia Magazine of 

History and Biography, Vol. Ill, No. 3, pp. 286-293. Rich- 
mond, January, 1900. 

John Paul Jones and the "Serapis." By John R. Spears. 
Munsey's Magazine, pp. 645-48, New York, February, 1000. 



BIBLIOGRAPHY 287 

The Naval Side of the Revolutionary War. By Captain 
Caspar F. Goodrich, U. S. N. By permission of the United 
States Naval Institute. Read before the Society on 
Tuesday evening, March 7, 1896. 8vo, 35 pp. Vol. IX, 
No. 2. Papers of the Military Historical Society of 
Massachusetts. December, 1900. 

The Army and Navy of the United States from the Period 
of the Revolution to the present day. A record of the 
formation, organization, and general equipment of the 
land and naval forces of the Republic. By William Wal- 
ton, Captain H. C. Taylor, U. S. N.; Major Joseph 
Wheeler, Jr., U. S. A., and Colonel Asa Bird Gardiner, 
U. S. A., retired, Assistant Editors, Revised and Enlarged 
with the official approval of the War, Navy and State 
Departments. Two vols. Folio, 130; 192 pp. George 
Barrie & Son, Publishers. Boston, Philadelphia, New 
York. 1900. 

Paul Jones' Original Commission Found. The World, New 
York, February i, 1900. 

Paul Jones No Pirate. The Times, New York, December 8, 
1900. 

The Life of John Paul Jones, written from original manu- 
scripts in possession of his relatives and from the collec- 
tion prepared by John Henry Sherburne. Together with. 
Chevalier Jones' own account of the campaign of the 
"Liman." i2mo, xl-4O7 pp. New York: A. L. Burt. 
N.D. (1900.) 

The United States Naval Academy; Being the yarn of the 
American Midshipman (naval cadet) Showing his Life in 
the old Frigates and Ships-of-the-Line, and then at the 
Naval School at Annapolis; and how that Institution be- 
came a famous Naval College, meanwhile making him 
into the most accomplished and versatile young seaman 
in the World; together with some Reference to the Boys 
best suited for the Navy, and what they must do and 
know to get into the Naval Academy, and what they have 
to expect while there: And also many Pictures, all prop- 
erly stopped to the Yarn as it is handsomely paid out. 
By Park Benjamin, of the Class of 1867. Illustrated. 



288 PAUL JONES 

8vo, xvi-475 pp. G. P. Putnam's Sons. New York and 
London: The Knickerbocker Press. 1900. 
Paul Jones, pp. 19^20. 

A Genealogical History. By Colonel Cadwallader Jones. 
8vo, 73 pp. Printed by Ye Bryan Printing Co., Columbia, 
S. C, in ye year of Our Lord MDCCCC. 

Paul Jones, Founder of the American Navy. A History. By 
Augustus C. Buell. In two volumes. Sm. 8vo, xv-328; 
vi-373 PP- Charles Scribner's Sons, New York. 1900. 

Commemoration Edition. Paul Jones, Founder of the Amer- 
ican Navy. A History. By Augustus C. Buell. With a 
supplementary Chapter by General Horace Porter, LL.D. 
In two volumes. 8vo, xiv-(i)-328; vii-439 pp. Charles 
Scribner's Sons. New York. 1906. 

Burial Place of John Paul Jones. Chautauquan Magazine, 
p. 454. February, 1900. 

The State Records of North Carolina. Published under the 
Supervision of the Trustees of the Public Libraries, by 
order of the General Assembly. Collected and Edited by 
Walter Clark, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of 
North Carolina. Vol. XVIII-I786. With Supplement. 
1779. 8vo, ix-825 pp. Nash Bros., Book and Job Print- 
ters, Goldsboro, N. C. 1900. 

The Grip of Honor. A Story of Paul Jones and the Ameri- 
can Revolution. By Cyrus Townsend Brady, Author of 
"For the Love of Country," "For the Freedom of the 
Sea," Etc. 

The fear o' Hell's a hangman's whip 

To haud the wretch in order, 

But where ye feel your honor grip, 

Let that eye be your border; 

In slightest touches, instant pause 

Debar a' side pretences, 

And resolutely keep its laws, 

Uncaring consequences. 

Burns. 

I2mo, xi-246 pp. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons. 
1900. 



BIBLIOGRAPHY 289 

Commodore Paul Jones. By Cyrus Townsend Brady. 
Author of "Reuben James, a Hero of the Forecastle;" 
"The Grip of Honor;" "Stephen Decatur;" Etc. I2mo, 
xv-48o pp. New York: D. Appleton and Company. 1900. 

American Fights and Fighters Series. Revolutionary Fights 
and Fighters. Stories of the First Five Wars of the 
United States from the War of the Revolution to the 
War of 1812. By Cyrus Townsend Brady. Author of 
"For Love of Country," "For the Freedom of the Sea," 
"The Grip of Honor," "Stephen Decatur," "Recollections 
of a Missionary in the Great West," etc. Illustrated. 
8vo, xiv-328 pp. New York: McClure, Phillips & Co. 
1900. 

Mr. Brady on Heroes, The Book Buyer, pages 302-303. 
New York, November, 1900. 

American Fights and Fighters Series. South American 
Fights and Fighters and other Tales of Adventure. By 
Cyrus Townsend Brady, LL.D. Illustrations by Seymour 
M. Stone, George Gibbs, W. J. Aylward and J. N. Mar- 
chand, together with Reproductions from old Prints and 
Portraits. 8vo, x-342 pp. Garden City, New York: 
Doubleday, Page and Company. MCMXIII. 
John Paul Jones, pp. 281-297. 

Great Commanders. Commodore Paul Jones. By Cyrus 
Townsend Brady. Author of "Reuben James, a Hero of 
the Forecastle;" "The Grip of Honor;" "Stephen Decatur;" 
Etc. With portrait and maps. I2mo, xiii-482 pp. New 
York: D. Appleton and Company. 1906. 

Paul Jones, By Molly Elliot Seawell. The Book Buyer, 
PP- 557-559- New York, January, 1001. 

Two Partial Americans: Paul Jones and Sam Houston. The 
Critic, pp. 123-4. New York, February 19, 1901. 

John Paul Jones. By C. H. Stockton. The Nation, pp. 180- 
181, New York, February 29, 1901. 

The Daring of John Paul Jones. By George Gibbs. Cos- 
mopolitan Magazine, pp. 640-643. New York, October, 
1901. 



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John Paul Jones, Founder of The American Navy. By 
Charles W. Turner. Sewanee Review, pp. 296-301. 
Sewanee, Tenn., July, 1901. 

The Story of the Greatest Nations from the Dawn of His- 
tory to the Twentieth Century. A comprehensive His- 
tory, founded upon the leading authorities, including a 
complete chronology of the world, and a pronouncing 
vocabulary of each Nation. By Edward S. Ellis, A.M., 
Author of "Standard History of the United States," "His- 
tory of Our Country," "A Popular History of the World," 
"A School History of the United States," Etc. Editor 
of "A Dictionary of Mythology," "Plutarch's Lives," etc. 
and Charles F. Home, M.S., Editor of "Great Men and 
Famous Women." Magnificently Illustrated. (In nine 
volumes). Folio. (Vol. IX) viii-1537 to 1735 pp. Pub- 
lished by Francis R. Niglutsch, New York, N.D. (1901- 

1903). 

Paul Jones, pp. 1567-1577. 

Gedenkschriften van Gijsbert Jan Van Hardenbroek heer 
van Bergestein, Lockhorst, 's Heeraatsberg, Bergam- 
bacht en Ammerstol, President der Utrechtsche Ridder- 
schap Gedeputeerde ter Generaliteits-Vergadering enz. 
(1747-1787) Uitgegeven en Toegelicht door Do. F. J. L. 
Kramer. Three vols. 8vo, xxxvii-577; xxvii-73i; xvii-639 
pp. Amsterdam: Johannes Muller. 1901-1910. 

Paul Jones, pp. 538-9, 533-45, Vol. I. 63-4 and 313. 
Vol. II. 

Songs of Paul Jones. A. Guiterman. New York Times 
Magazine Supplement, Sunday, August 18, 1901. Page 9. 

The Great Republic by the Master Historians. Edited by 
Charles Morris and Oliver H. G. Leigh. Four volumes. 
8vo. 368; 364; 371; 36i-xxxiv pp. New York, Pittsburgh, 
Chicago: The R. S. Belcher Co. 1002. 
John Paul Jones, Vol. II, p. 238. 

Philip Freneau. The Poet of the Revolution. A History of 
His Life and Times. By Mary S. Austin. Edited by 
Helen Kearny Vreeland. Great-granddaughter of the poet. 
Descriptas servare vices, operumque colores 
Cur ego, si nequeo ignoroque, poeta salutor. 

Horace. 



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8vo, x-28s pp. New York: A. Wessels Company. 
MDCCCCI. 

Paul Jones, pp. 126, 130, 131, 201, 225, 260. 

Portrait of John Paul Jones, Chautauquan Magazine, page 
605. March, 1902. 

Sea Fighters from Drake to Farragut. By Jessie Peabody 
Frothingham. 8vo, vii-396 pp. New York: Charles Scrib- 
ner's Sons. 1902. 

The American Merchant Marine. Its History and Romance, 
from 1620 to 1902. By Winthrop L. Marvin. 8vo, xvi- 
444 pp. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons. 1902. 
Paul Jones, pp. 12-13. 

The American Merchant Marine. Its History and Romance, 
from 1620 to 1902. By Winthrop L. Marvin. 8vo, xvi- 
444 pp. London: Sampson, Low, Marston & Company, 
Limited, St. Dunstan's House, Fetter Lance, Fleet Street, 
E. C. 1902. (All Rights Reserved.) 

A History of the American People. By Woodrow Wilson, 
Ph.D., Litt.D., LL.D. President of Princeton University. 
Illustrated with Portraits, Maps, Plans, Facsimiles, Rare 
Prints, Contemporary Views, Etc. In Five Volumes, 
Vol. II, 8vo, xviii-(i)-368-(i) pp. New York and Lon- 
don: Harper & Brothers, Publishers, MCMII. 

Paul Jones, pages 290, 303. Portrait and illustration 
of battle with the "Serapis." 

Tables of, and Annotated Index to, the Congressional Series 
of United States Public Documents. Prepared in the. 
office of the Superintendent of Documents, Government 
Printing Office. 4to, 769 pp. Washington: Government 
Printing Office. 1902. 

P. 103 Sist Congress, 2d session. December i, 1890 
March 3, 1891. Serial No. 2889, Vol. 5, House reports, 
No. 3879-4006. Purchase of portrait of John Paul Jones. 
1891. 

A Sketch of the Life of George Roberts, who Fought under 
John Paul Jones. That the man behind the gun may not 
be forgotten. 8vo, 7 pp. (Concord: N.P. N. D. 1902.) 
Reprinted from the Granite Monthly. Vol. 33, pages 



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91-97. Written by Charles H. Roberts. Reissued with 
corrections and additional memoranda. 1905. 

John Paul Jones of Naval Fame. A Character of the 
Revolution. By Charles Walter Brown, A.M., Author of 
"Nathan Hale," "Paul Revere," "Ethan Allen," "Count 
Pulaski," "Lafayette," Etc., Etc. "The Flag and I are 
Twins. Born the same hour we cannot be parted in Life 
or Death. So long as we can float, we shall float together." 
Paul Jones. Illustrated. 8vo, 277 pp. Chicago: M. A. 
Donohue & Co., 407-429 Dearborn St. N.D. (1902.) 

The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography. Published 
Quarterly by the Virginia Historical Society, for the year 
ending June, 1902. Vol. IX. Richmond, Va. House of 
the Society, No. 707 East Franklin Street. 

Extract from the Letter of Paul Jones to Joseph 
Hewes, p. 400. 

One Hundred Famous Americans. By Helen Smith Ainslie. 
Revised to date with an article on the Hall of Fame by 
Chancellor H. M. McCracken. 8vo, viii-574 pp. New 
York: G. Routledge & Son. N.D. (1902). 

Proceedings of the New Hampshire Historical Society Vol- 
ume III, June, 1895, to June, 1899, viii-534 pp. Published 
by the Society. Concord: Printed for the Society. 1902. 
"The Life and Character of John Paul Jones," Written 
by Rear-Admiral George E. Belknap, pages 414-434. 

Portrait of John Paul Jones. New England Magazine, page 
473. Boston, September, 1902. 

Harpers Encyclopaedia of United States History, from 458 
A.D. to 1902. Based upon the plan of Benson John Los- 
sing, LL.D. Sometime editor of "The American Histori- 
cal Record" and author of "The Pictorial Field-book of 
the Revolution," "The Pictorial Field-book of the War 
of 1812," etc., etc., etc. With special contributions cov- 
ering every phase of American History and development 
by eminent authorities, including John Fiske, the Ameri- 
can historian, Wm. R. Harper, Ph.D., LL.D., D.D., 
President of the University of Chicago, Albert 
Bushnell Hart, Ph.D., Prof, of History at Harvard, 
John B. Moore, Prof, of International law at Columbia, 



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John Freyer, A.M., LL.D., Prof, of literature at Univ. of 
California, William T. Harris, Ph.D., LL.D. N.S. Com- 
missioner of education, Woodrow Wilson, Ph.D., LL.D., 
Prof, of Jurisprudence at Princeton, Goldwin Smith, 
D.C.L., LL.D., Prof, of History Univ. of Toronto, Moses 
Coit Tyler, LL.D. Prof, of history at Cornell, Edward G. 
Bourne, Ph.D. Prof, of History at Yale, R. J. H. Goth- 
heil, Ph.D. Prof, of Semitic languages at Columbia, 
Alfred T. Mahan, D.C.L., LL.D., Captain United States 
Navy (retired) Etc., Etc., Etc.. With a preface on the 
study of American history by Woodrow Wilson, Ph.D., 
LL.D. Professor of Jurisprudence and Politics at Prince- 
ton University, author of "Colonies and Nation," Etc., Etc. 
With original documents, portraits, maps, plans, etc. 
Complete in ten volumes. Vol. V. 8vo, (2)-45O pp. 
Harper & Brothers, Publishers. New York. 1902. Lon- 
don. 

Paul Jones, pp. 189-192. 

Collections of the Massachusetts Historical Society. Sev- 
enth Series. Vol. III. Published at the charge of the 
Massachusetts Historical Trust Fund. 8vo, xvi-46o pp. 
Boston: Published by the Society. MDCCCCII. 
Paul Jones, pages 39, 200, 201. 

Captain Gustavus Conyngham. A Sketch of the Services he 
rendered to the cause of American Independence. By 
Charles Henry Jones, Chairman of the Board of Mana- 
gers. Published by the Pennsylvania Society of Sons of 
the Revolution. 1003. 8vo, 32 pp. Press of J. B. Lippin- 
cott Company. Philadelphia. 

Uit de Oude Doos. By D. F. Scheurleer. Het Nederlansche 
Zeewezen. 25 Gravenhage, Ze Jaargang, Augustus, 1903, 
pp. 172-178. 

Interesting article on Paul Jones with a number of 
Dutch Songs exploiting him. 

The State Records of North Carolina. Published under the 
supervision of the Trustees of the Public Libraries, by 
order of the General Assembly. Collected and edited by 
Walter Clark, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of 
North Carolina. Vol. XXI, 1788-1790. vi-io83 pp. Nash 
Brothers, Book and Job Printers, Charlotte, N. C. 1903. 
John Paul Jones, pp. vi and 527. 



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The Grove. By Col. W. H. S. Burgwyn. North Carolina 
Booklet. Raleigh, January, 1003. 

* 

The Naval History of the United States. By Willis J. Abbot. 
With 150 illustrations. 8vo, xii-86; pp. New York: 
Dodd, Mead and Company, Publishers, N.D. (1903). 

Our Nation's Flag in History and Incident By Nicholas 
Smith. I2mo, 215 pp. Milwaukee: The Young Church- 
man Co. 1903. 

Marins et soldats Frangais en Amerique pendant la Guerre 
d*e 1'Independence des Etats Unis. (1778-1783). Par le 
Vicomte de Noailles. (Amblard Marie Raymond 
Amedee.) 8vo, 439 pp. Paris: Libraire Academique 
Didier Perrin et Cie Libraires-fiditeurs, 35 Quai des 
Grands-Augustins. 1903. 

Squadron of Warships to Bring Home the Body of John 

Paul Jones, the Father of the American Navy. The 
Journal, New York, November 29, 1903. 

A Calendar of the John Paul Jones Manuscripts in the 
Library of Congress. Compiled under the Direction of 
Charles Henry Lincoln, Ph.D., of the Division of Manu- 
scripts. 8vo, 316 pp. Washington: Government Printing 
Office. 1903. 

The Compromises of Life and other Lectures and Addresses. 

Including some Observations on Certain Downward Tend- 
encies of Modern Society. By Henry Watterson. 8vo, 
xi-sn pp. New York: Fox, Duffield & Company. 1903. 
Reissued: Duffield & Company, New York, 1906. 
"John Paul Jones," pp. 181-222. "Farewell to Ambassador 
Porter," pp. 458-463. 

Letter of John Paul Jones. Facsimile of letter written 
aboard the "Ranger," February 13, 1778, while at anchor 
in Quiberon Bay, arranging for the first National Salute 
ever given the American Flag in Europe. At this time, 
Lord Howe's forces were occupying Philadelphia. 

The original copy of this letter is the property of a 
member of the Bibliophile Society, Mr. Charles T. Har- 
beck, of New York City, to whose courtesy and generosity 



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the members are indebted for the privilege of repro- 
ducing it. 

Issued Exclusively for Members of The Bibliophile 
Society. Copyright 1903, by The Bibliophile Society. All 
rights reserved. Folio. 

The Writings of Thomas Jefferson. Library Edition. Con- 
taining his Autobiography, Notes on Virginia, Parlia- 
mentary Manual, Official Papers, Messages and Ad- 
dresses, and other Writings, Official and Private, now 
Collected and Published in their Entirety for the first 
time, including all of the Original Manuscripts, deposited 
in the Department of State and Published in 1853 by 
order of the Joint Committee of Congress; With numer- 
ous Illustrations and a Comprehensive Analytical Index. 
Andrew A. Lipscomb, Chairman Board of Governors, 
Editor-in-Chief. Albert Ellery Bergh, Managing Editor. 
8vo, Twenty volumes. Issued under the auspices of The 
Thomas Jefferson Memorial Association of the United 
States, Washington, D. C. 1003. 

References to Paul Jones, Vol. V., pp. 34, 55, 64, 76, 
loi, 167, 218, 265, 368, 387, 388, 389, 405; Vol. VI, pp. 415, 
416, 421; Vol. VII, pp. 4, 38, 45, 83, 91, 94, 101, 117, 126, 
287, 356; Vol. VIII, pp. 246, 353, 362, 363, 374; Vol. IX, 
pp. 46; Vol. XIX, pp. 47, 53, 54. Letters to Paul Jones 
Vol. V, pp. 76, 368; Vol. VIII, pp. 245, 353J Vol. XIX, p. 
54- 

The Encyclopaedia Americana. A general dictionary of the 
arts and sciences, literature, history, biography, geography, 
etc., of the world. Editor-in-Chief Frederick Converse 
Beach, editor of the Scientific American; managing edi- 
tor George Edward Rines; editor and translator Edward 
Thomas Roe, author and editor. Thomas Campbell 
Copeland, expert statistician. In sixteen volumes. 8vo. 
The Americana Company, New York, Chicago. N.D. 
(1903.) 

Paul Jones, Vol. 9. 

The Story of France. From the Earliest Times to the Con- 
sulate of Napoleon Bonaparte. By Thomas E. Watson. 
In two volumes. 8vo. Vol. I, To the end of the Reign 
of Louis the Fifteenth, xv-7i2 pp. Vol. II, From the 
end of the Reign of Louis the Fifteenth to the Con- 
sulate of Napoleon Bonaparte. x-iO76 pp. New York: 



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The Macmillan Company. London: Macmillan & Co., 
Ltd. 1904. All rights reserved. 

References to John Paul Jones, Vol. II, pp. 72, 430, 476. 

Commodore John Barry. "The Father of the American 
Navy," a Record of his services for our country. "I 
serve the Country for Nothing." Barry. "May a suitable 
recompense always attend your Bravery." Washington. 
By Martin I. J. Griffin, Member of The American Catho- 
lic Historical Society, of Philadelphia; The Historical 
Society of Pennsylvania; The Buffalo Historical Society; 
The American-Irish Historical Society, and the Ameri- 
can Historical Association of the United States. Royal 
8vo, xii-424 pp. Published by the Author, Philadelphia. 
1903. Copyrighted. 

References to John Paul Jones, Chapter XIV, p. 143. 
Edition of 600 copies. 

Twenty-six Historic Ships. The Story of Certain Famous 
Vessels of War and of their Successors in the Navies of 
the United States and of the Confederate States of 
America, From 1775 to 1902. By Frederic Stanhope Hill, 
late U. S. Navy. Author of "Twenty Years at Sea," "The 
Story of the 'Lucky Little Enterprise,' " "The Historic 
Continuity of the Anglican Church," etc. With an Intro- 
duction by Rear-Admiral George Eugene Belknap, U. S. 
N., LL.D. (Retired). Roy. 8vo, xlix-513 pp. G. P. Put- 
nam's Sons, New York and London: The Knickerbocker 
Press. 1903. 

Paul Jones. A Sketch. By Benjamin F. Stevens. United 
Service, Series 3, Vol. 4, pp. 465-472, New York, 1903. 

Historical Sketch of the Lodge of Edinburgh, Defensive 

Band, No. 151. By A. A. Murray. Edinburgh. 1903. 

Where is the Grave of John Paul Jones? By George E. 
Light, attache of the Consulate General of the United 
States in Paris. Munsey's Magazine, pp. 576-578. New 
York, July, 1904. 

Moses Brown, Captain, U. S. N. By Edgar Stanton Maclay. 
A.M. Author of "A History of the United States Navy," 
"A History of American Privateers," "Reminiscences of 
the Old Navy," "Life and Adventures of Admiral Philip;" 



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Editor of "Journal of William Maclay" (U. S. Senator 
from Pennsylvania, 1789-1791), Editor of the "Diary of 
Samuel Maclay," (U. S. Senator from Pennsylvania, 1802- 
1809). 8vo, 220 pp. New York: The Baker and Taylor 
Company. 33-37 East Seventeenth Street. N.D. (1904.) 
Paul Jones references, pp. 16, 26, 59, 99. 

Curtis Letter. John Paul Jones' Letters to Lord and Lady 
Selkirk. An Interesting Collection. N. Y. Commercial 
Advertiser, November 25, 1904. 

Library of Congress. Journals of the Continental Congress. 
Edited from the Original Records in the Library of Con- 
gress. By Worthington Chauncey Ford, Chief Division 
of Manuscripts. Large 8vo. Twenty-three volumes. 
Washington: Government Printing Office. 1904. 

John Paul Jones, Vol. 22, pp. 151, Vol. 23, pp. 642, 
758, 761, 859. 

Bulletin of the New York Public Library, Astor, Lenox and 
Tilden Foundations. September 1904. Vol. VIII, Num- 
ber 9, Roy. 8vo, paged 407 to 468. 

List of Paul Jones titles in library, pp. 427-8. 

Battle between the "Bon Homme Richard" and the "Sera- 
pis." Commodore Jones's Report to Congress through 
Dr. Franklin. Passage from Augustus C. BuelPs "Life of 
Paul Jones." 8vo, 24 pp. Boston: Old South Leaflets. 
Vol. 7, No. 152. Boston: Directors of the Old South 
Work, Old South Meeting House. N.D. (1904.) 

58th Congress, sd Session. House of Representatives, Re- 
port No. 4887. John Paul Jones. March 2, 1905. Com- 
mitted to the Committee of the Whole House on the 
state of the Union and ordered to be printed. Mr. Mc- 
Cleary, from the Committee on the Library, submitted 
the following. Report. (To accompany H. J. Res 42). 
10 pp. 

On the removal of J. P. Jones' remains from France 
to the U. S. 

Capital Stories about Famous Americans. A Budget of 
Tales of Love, Heroism and Adventure On Land and 
Sea. Edited by Rev. Louis Albert Banks, D.D., Author 
of "The Hall of Fame," "Immortal Songs of Camp and 



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Field," Etc., Etc. 8vo, 542 pp. New York: The Chris- 
tian Herald, Louis Klopsch, Proprietor, 91 to 115 Bible 
House. N.D. (1905.) 

Paul Jones, pp. 331, 338. 

Addition to Relics of John Paul Jones. New York Times, 
March 12, 1905. 

Paul Jones as a Russian Admiral. By Jessie P. Frothing- 
ham. The Evening Post, New York, March 18, 1905. 

Paul Jones's Body found and Identified. The Times, New 
York, April 15, 1905. 

Jones's Body May Lie in Arlington. The Evening Sun, 
New York, April 15, 1005. 

Surely Paul Jones' Body. The Sun, New York, April 16, 
1905. 

Career of Paul Jones. The Evening Post, New York, April 
21, 1905. 

Paul Jones. Letter from the Editor of "American Ances- 
try," New York Globe, April 28, 1905. 

First Victory of the American Navy, A.D. 1779. Pages 68- 
84, Vol. XIV, "The Great Events by Famous Historians," 
Edited by Rossiter Johnston, LL.D. N.P. N.D. (New 
York, 1905.) 

Alexander Slidell Mackenzie's account of the taking of 
the "Serapis." 

How They Are Digging Up and Will Bring Back to America 

the Bones of John Paul Jones, America's First Great 
Naval Hero, Who Said: "We haven't begun to fight 
yet," and lashed two Ships together and Fought on the 
Enemy's Deck. New York Journal, March 5, 1905. 

New York Claims Paul Jones's Body. N. Y. Evening 
World, April 20, 1905. 

How Paul Jones' Body Has Been Identified. N. Y. World, 
April 16, 1905. 



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Marvellous Search For Paul Jones' Body. N. Y. Evening 
World, April 15, 1005. 

New York Societies Plan to Honor Paul Jones. N. Y. 
Evening World, April 21, 1905. 

Bury the Body of Admiral Paul Jones under New York's 
Great Naval Arch. N. Y. Evening World, April 28, 1905. 

The Story of John Paul Jones. By A. P. Terhune. N. Y. 
Evening World, May I, 1905. 

Floating in Alcohol, in a Lead Coffin, Hidden under the Cel- 
lar of a Stable. How Ambassador Porter burrowed 
Under the Busy Streets and Houses in Paris and Found 
the Missing Body of Admiral John Paul Jones, the 
"Father of the American Navy," in a Forgotten Ceme- 
tery. N. Y. Journal, May 7, 1905. 

Paul Jones is Coming Home. Where Shall the Body of the 
Hero Lie? N. Y. Herald, May 14, 1905. 

Scenes from the Life of John Paul Jones, whose Funeral 
begins this week. N. Y. Tribune, July 2, 1905. 

Some Good True Stories About John Paul Jones. The 
World Magazine, New York, July 16, 1905. 

Paul Jones in Portrait and Caricature. The World, New 
York, July 16, 1905. 

Paul Jones' Diary Found in Paris. The Herald, New York, 
July 17, 1005. 

Paris Honoring Paul Jones; Applauded the Yankee Jackies. 
The World, New York, July 19, 1905. 

Sigsbee Arrives with Jones's Body. The New York World, 
New York, July 24, 1905. 

Honors for John Paul Jones. The Sun, New York, July 25, 
1905. 

Jones' Fellow Officers. By Edgar S. Maclay. The Evening 
Post, New York, May 27, 1905. 



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John Paul Jones' Fellow Officers. By Edgar S. Maclay. 
The Magazine of History, pp. 301-305. New York, May, 
1905. 

Reprint from New York Evening Post. 

Resting Place of John Paul Jones at Annapolis. By Park 
Benjamin. The Independent, pp. 1159-63. New York, 
May 25, 1905. 

Finding the Body of Admiral Paul Jones in Paris. Scien- 
tific American, p. 367. New York, May 6, 1005. 

John Paul Jones, By F. W. Shepardson. The World To- 
day, pp. 605-8. Chicago, June, 1005. 

Is it Paul Jones's body? By Thomas E. Watson. Tom 
Watson's Magazine, pp. 391-392. New York, June, 1005. 

John Paul Jones and our first triumphs on the sea. By 

Charles Henry Lincoln (editor of the "Calendar of John 
Paul Jones' manuscripts in the Library of Congress"), The 
American Review of Reviews, pp, 30-42. New York, July, 
1005. 

Identification of John Paul Jones's Body. The Independent, 
pp. 65-72. New York, July 13, 1905. 

John Paul Jones' Poem. By C. E. Stevens. The Independ- 
ent, p. 88, New York, July 13, 1905. 

Ebeneezer Hogg vs. John Paul Jones. A New Hampshire 
case. By Otis G. Hammond, The Magazine of History, 
pp. 48-54. New York, July, 1905. 

Is it John Paul Jones or a substitute? Current Literatnre. 
p. 25. New York, July, 1905. 

Narrative of John Kilby, quarter gunner of the U. S. ship 

"Bon Homme Richard," under Paul Jones. With intro- 
duction and notes by Augustus C. Buell. Scribner's Mag- 
azine, pp. 22-41. New York, July, 1905. 

Paul Jones. Poem. By C. Furst. The Critic, p. 76, New 
York, July, 1905. 



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John Paul Jones from the Original Bust by Houdon in the 
possession of the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, 
Philadelphia. Scribner's Magazine, p. 21, New York, 
July, 1905. 

History of the Fanning Family: A Genealogical Record to 
1900 of the Descendants of Edmund Fanning, the Emi- 
grant Ancestor in America who settled in Connecticut in 
1653. To which is prefixed A General Account of the 
Fanning Family in Europe from Norman Times, 1197, to 
the Cromwellian Confiscations, 1652-3. By Walter Fred- 
eric Brooks. Illustrated with Plates and Maps. In Two 
Volumes. Royal 8vo, xvi-872 pp. Worcester, Massachu- 
setts. Privately Printed for the Compiler. 1905. 

Paul Jones. Poem. By S. M. H. Byers. Harper's Weekly, 
p. 1029, July 15, 1905. 

Last Honors to John Paul Jones. By H. E). Richardson. 
Harper's Weekly, pp. 1087-8. New York, July 29, 1905. 

The identification of John Paul Jones's body by the Profes- 
sors of the Paris Anthropological School. By Louis 
Capitan. The Independent, pp. 65-72. New York, July 13, 
1905- 

Vol. XXXI, No. i, March 1905 Whole No. 113. Proceedings 
of the United States Naval Institute, Vol. XXXI. Edited 
by Philip R. Alger. Published Quarterly by the Institute, 
Annapolis, Md. 8vo, 1062 pp. Copyright, 1905, by 
Philip R. Alger, Sec'y and Treas. U. S. Naval Institute. 
The Naval Academy Miniature of John Paul Jones. 
By Prof. Philip R. Alger, U. S. Navy, pp. 585-597. 

Is it Paul Jones's body? By Park Benjamin. The Independ- 
ent, pp. 121-125, New York, July 20, 1905. 

John Paul Jones. By Cyrus Townsend Brady. Munsey's 
Magazine, pp. 452-461, New York, July, 1905. 

Paul Jones, Pirate. By T. B. Whytehead. Yorkshire 
Archaeological Journal. Vol. 18, Part 3, pp. 310-312. 
Leeds. 1905. 



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The Personal Apearance of John Paul Jones. By James 
Barnes, Appleton's Booklover's Magazine, pp. 106-118, 
New York, July, 1905. 

Reprinted in Current Literature, pp. 210-12, New York, 

, August, 1905. 

A Rare Portrait of Paul Jones. The little-known engraving 
by Moreau compared with -the Houdon Bust and the 
Peale Painting. By Alexander Corbett, Jr. Century 
Magazine, pp. 774-779- New York, September, 1905. 
(Being the engraved portrait by Moreau le Jeune.) 

Library of Congress. List of the Benjamin Franklin Papers 
in the Library of Congress. Compiled under the Direc- 
tion of Worthington Chauncey Ford, Chief Division of 
Manuscripts. Imp. 8vo. 322 pp. Washington: Gov- 
ernment Printing Office. 1905. 

Paul Jones references, pp. 276-277; Pierre Landais, 
279-280. 

Story of Paul Jones. By Alfred Henry Lewis. Cosmo- 
politan Magazine, pp. 90-96, 71-79, 349-357, 499-5o8, 584- 
592, 211-217, 345-350, 421-427, 569-575, 691-696. New York, 
August, 1905 May, 1906. 

Letters of John Paul Jones, 1780. The Pennsylvania Maga- 
zine of History and Biography. Vol. 29, pp. 334-338. 
Philadelphia. July, 1905. 

Paul Jones as a Hero in Fiction. By A. R. Marble. The 
Dial, pp. 79-80. Chicago, August, 1905. 

John Paul Jones in Portraiture. By Beverly Stark. The 
Bookman, pp. 581-584, New York, August, 1905. 

Portrait of John Paul Jones. The Outlook, p. 527, New 
York, September, 1905. 

Portrait of Paul Jones, engraved by J. B. Longacre, from 
the portrait by C. W. Peale. The Literary Collector, 
Greenwich, Conn., September, 1905. 

Homeward Bound. Poem. By Edmund Clarence Stedman. 
Century Magazine, p. 765, New York, September, 1905. 



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Reprinted in Current Literature, p. 454, New York, 
October, 1905. 

Paul Jones, The Man, An Illustrious Example of the In- 
gratitude of Republics. By Lynn Teed Sprague. Out- 
ing Magazine, pp. 707-712. New York, September, 1905. 

Thirteen Chapters of American History: Represented by the 
Edward Moran Series of (13) Historical Paintings. By 
Theodore Sutro. Roy. 8vd, 113 pp. Printed privately 
in New York for Mr. Sutro. 1905. 

Inserted slip in title: New York: Theodore Sutro, 
280 Broadway and the Baker & Taylor Co., Publishers' 
Agents, 33-37 East I7th Street, $1.50 net. 

The Recovery of the Body of John Paul Jones. By General 
Horace Porter, LL.D. Recently Ambassador of the 
United States to France. Century Magazine, pp. 927- 
955, New York, October, 1905. 

Letters from John Paul Jones to Joseph Hewes. The Vir- 
ginia Magazine of History and Biography, Vol. 13, pp. 
87-90. Published Quarterly by the Virginia Historicaf 
Society. For the year ending June, 1006. Richmond, 
Va., House of the Society, No. 707 E. Franklin Street. 

Some facts about John Paul Jones. By Junius Davis. Mem- 
ber of the Wilmington, N. C, Bar. The South Atlantic 
Quarterly, pp. 378, 391; 50-64. Durham, North Carolina, 
October, 1905. January, 1906. 

Some Facts About John Paul Jones. By Junius Davis, 
Member of the Wilmington, N. C., Bar. Reprinted from 
"The South Atlantic Quarterly." 8vo, 36 pp. Raleigh: 
Presses of Edwards & Broughton. 1906. 

John Paul Jones. Communication. By A. A. Folsom. The 
Magazine of History, pp. 285-286. New York, October, 
1905. 

The Fame of John Paul Jones. Century Magazine, pp. 
955-959. New York, October, 1905. 

How "False" History is Made to Uphold the Claim that 
John Paul Jones was the Father or Founder of the Amer- 



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ican Navy. American Catholic Historical Researches, 
New Series, Vol. I, pp. 234-247. 1905. 

The Commodores of the Navy of the United Colonies: Hop- 
kins,' Jones, Barry. By Martin I. J. Griffin. Appleton's 
Book-Lovers Magazine, Vol. VI, pp. 574-584. New 
York, November, 1905. 

Reprinted in The American Catholic Historical Re- 
searches, pp. 116-131. Philadelphia, April, 1907. 

John Paul Jones and John Barry. American Catholic His- 
torical Researches, New Series, Vol. I, pp. 343-358. Vol. 
IJ, pp. 242-273. 1905-1906. 

The Surname of John Paul Jones. Century Magazine, pp. 
332-334. New York, December, 1905. 

Paul Jones' Body Discovered? By Ernest H. Gaskell. 
Everywhere. 1905. 

A History of All Nations from the Earliest Times. Being 
a Universal Historical Library by Distinguished Scholars, 
in Twenty-Four Volumes. By Charles M. Andrews, John 
Fiske, Theodor Flathe, G. F. Hertzberg, F. Justi, J. von 
Pflugh-Harttung, M. Philippson, Hans Prutz, F. Wells 
Williams. 24 volumes. 4to. Philadelphia and New 
York: Lea Brothers & Company. N.D. (1905.) 
Paul Jones, Vol. 22, p. 244. 

The American Nation. A History. Volume 9. The Amer- 
ican Revolution. By Claude Halsted Van Tyne, Ph.D., 
Assistant Professor of American History, University of 
Michigan. With maps. 8vo, xv-^6g pp. New York and 
London: Harper & Brothers. 1905. 
Paul Jones, pp. 317, 318, 352. 

Library of the Great World. Admiral Paul Jones. By A. 
Van Doren Honeyman, Author of "Bright Days in Mer- 
rie England," "Bright Days in Sunny Lands," Etc. i6mo, 
zoo pp. Plainfield, New Jersey, Honeyman & Company. 
1905. 

American Heroes and Heroines. By Pauline Carrington 
Bouve. I2mo, 299 pp. Boston. ID. Lothrop & Co. 
N.D. (1005.) 

Paul Jones, pp. 77-88. 



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Our Navy and the Barbary Corsairs. By Gardner W. Allen. 
8vo, xiii-354 pp. Boston, New York and Chicago: 
Houghton, Mifflin and Company, The Riverside Press, 
Cambridge. 1005. 

Letters of John Paul Jones printed from the unpublished orig- 
inals in Mr. W. K. Bixby's collection, with introductory 
remarks by General Horace Porter and Franklin B. San- 
born. 8vo, 123 pp. Boston: MDCCCCV. Printed ex- 
clusively for Members of the Bibliophile Society. (De 
Vinne Press.) 

Bulletins et Memoires de la Societe D'Anthropologie de 
Paris. Tome Sixieme (Ve Serie) 1905. Large 8vo, 
xxxii-4O9 pp. Paris VI e A La Societe D'Anthropolo- 
gie Rue de L'Ecole de Medecine, 15 Et Chez MM. Mas- 
son Et Cie, Libraires de L'Academe de Medecine 120, 
Boulevard Saint-Germain. 1905. 

L'Identification du Cadavre de Paul Jones et son 
Autopsie 113 ans Apres sa mort. Par MM. L. Capitan et 
Papillault. pp. 363-369- 

Notice sur les Travaux Scientifiques de M. le Docteur Capi- 
tan. 8vo, 86 pp., wrappers. N.P. N.D. (Paris, 1005). 
The recovery of the body of John Paul Jones, pp. 68-72. 

The Making of America. Editorial Edition limited to one 
thousand copies. Robert Marion La Follette, Editor-in- 
Chief. William M. Handy, Charles Higgins, Managing 
Editors. 10 vols. 8vo. The Making of America Co., 
Chicago. N.D. (1905-6.) 

Vol. IX. Army and Navy. John Paul Jones, pp. 208- 
210 in "The American Navy of the Revolution," by Charles 
O. Paullin; pp. 252-254; John Paul Jones, "Bon Homme 
Richard" and "Serapis" in "The Heroes of the Navy," by 
Charles C. Fitzmorris, p. 265; "Serapis" conquered in 
"The American Navy" by Horace Porter, p. 394; Sword 
Captured by, in "Historic Swords" by Randolph Iltyd 
Geare. 

The Life of General Hugh Mercer. With brief sketches of 
General George Washington, John Paul Jones, General 
George Weedon, James Monroe and Mrs. Mary Ball 
Washington, who were friends and associates of General 
Mercer at Fredericksburg; also a sketch of Lodge No. 4, 



3 o6 PAUL JONES 

A. F. and A. M., of which Generals Washington and Mer- 
cer were members; and a genealogical table of the Mer- 
cer family. By John T. Goolrick. Illustrated. 8vo, 140 ' 
pp. New York & Washington: The Neale Publishing 
Company. 1906. 

The Stars and Stripes and Other American Flags Including 
their Origin and History, Army and Navy Regulations 
Concerning the National Standard and Ensign, Flag 
Making, Salutes, Improvised, Unique, and Combination 
Flags, Flag Legislation, and many Associations of Ameri- 
can Flags, including the Origin of the name "Old Glory," 
with Songs and their Stories. By Peleg D. Harrison. 
With eight Flags illustrated in Colors. 8vo. xv-4ig pp. 
Boston: Little, Brown, and Company. 1906. 

Le Commodore Paul Jones. Sa reception a Nantes en 1780. 
By Gaetan de Wismes. Society d' Nantes Annales, Se- 
ries 8, Vol. 6, pp. 99-108, Nantes, 1906. 

Proceedings of the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of An- 
cient Free and Accepted Masons of the Commonwealth 
of Massachusetts, for the year 1905. Quarterly Com- 
munications: March 8; June 14; September 28; October 
ii ; November 16. Stated Communication: December 
27, Feast of St. John the Evangelist, being its one hun- 
dred and seventy-second Anniversary. M. W. Baalis San- 
ford, Grand Master. R. W. Sereno D. Nickerson, Re- 
cording Grand Secretary. Ordered to be read in all 
the Lodges. 8vo, 280 pp. Boston: The Rockwell and 
Churchill Press. 1906. 

Paul Jones, pp. 221-28; 230-32; 260-267. 

Year Book. Paul Jones Chapter Daughters of the American 

Revolution. "People Will Not Look Forward to Pos- 
terity who never look backward to their ancestors." 
Edmund Burke. 8vo, 2O-(i) pp. Boston, Massachu- 
setts: 1898-1906. N.P. N.D. (Wallace Spencer, 
Printer, 41 Arch Street, Boston, 1906). 

The Navy of the American Revolution, Its Administration, 
Its Policy and Its Achievements. By Charles Oscar 
Paullin, Ph.D. Sometime Fellow (Elect) in the Johns 
Hopkins University. I2mo, 549 PP- Cleveland: The 
Burrows Brothers Company. 1906. 



BIBLIOGRAPHY 307 

Franklin in France. By John Hay. The Century Maga- 
zine, New York. January, 1906. 
Mentions Paul Jones. 

Addresses of John Hay. 8vo, vi-353 pp. New York: The 
Century Co. 1906. 

Includes "Franklin in France," pp. 25-36. 

How Many Mutineers did Paul Jones Kill? By Emma Rep- 
plier. The Independent, pp. 832-834. New York, April 
12, 1906. 

Paul Jones. By S. B. Weeks. Publications of the Southern 
Historical (Quarterly). Vol. 10, pp. 228-232. Wash- 
ington, D. C. The Association. July, 1006. 

John Paul Jones' Last Cruise and Final Resting Place, the 
United States Naval Academy. By H. Marion. 8vo, 87 
pp. George E. Howard, Washington, D. C. 1906. 

Our National Flag. The Stars and Stripes. Its History in 
a Century. By Major-General T. Hamilton. Magazine 
of American History, Vol. I, No. 7. New York, Decem- 
ber, 1906. 

The Story of Paul Jones. An Historical Romance. By Al- 
fred Henry Lewis. Author of "Wolfville," "The Boss," 
"Peggy O'Neal," "The Sunset Trail," "The Throwback," 
Etc. Illustrations by Seymour M. Stone and Phillipps 
Ward. I2mo, 308 pp. G. W. Dillingham Company, Pub- 
lishers. New York. N.D. (1906). 

First published in the Cosmopolitan Magazine. 

A New Page in the History of John Paul Jones. By Mrs. 
Reginald De Koven. Harper's Weekly, p. 482. New 
York, April, 1906. 

Notes on a Wax Medallion, and Relative Autograph Letter 
of Paul Jones, Presented to the Society in 1860, and now 
in the National Museum of Antiquities. By Francis 
Caird Inglis, F.S.A., Scot. Reprinted from the Proceed- 
ings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, January 
8. 1006. Sq. I2mo, 53 pp. Printed by Neill & Co., Ltd., 
Bellevue, Edinburgh. 1906. 



308 PAUL JONES 

A Contribution to the Bibliography of The History of the 

United States Navy. Compiled by Charles T. Harbeck. 
Imp. 8vo, viii-247 pp. Privately Printed at the River- 
side Press, Cambridge, 1906. 

"Home Bound." Poem. By Wallace Irwin. Page 261 of 
"Random Rhymes and Odd Numbers." New York: The 
Macmillan Company. 1906. 

Barry and Jones. The National Hibernian. Washington, 
June 15, 1906. 

Reprinted in The American Catholic Historical Re- 
searches, pages 242-247, with reprint of "Barry the Father 
of the Navy" letter from the Philadelphia Bulletin. 
Philadelphia, July, 1006. 

Library of Congress. Naval Records of the American Revo- 
lution, 1775-1788. Prepared from the originals in the 
Library of Congress by Charles Henry Lincoln of the 
division of Manuscripts. Roy. 8vo, 549 pp. Washing- 
ton: Government Printing Office. 1906. 

Fit Sepulture at last given to Paul Jones. N. Y. World, 
April 25, 1906. 

Nation Honors Paul Jones. N. Y. Sun, April 25, 1906. 

A Fictitious Paul Jones Masquerading as the Real. The Ac- 
cepted Life of the Naval Hero by A. C. Buell Pronounced 
to be an Audacious Historical Forgery. By Mrs. Reg- 
inald De Koven. The New York Times, June 10, 1906. 

Paul Jones as a Statesman. N. Y. Tribune, July 6, 1906. 

Doubt is Cast Upon the Authenticity of Paul Jones' Re- 
mains, Now in America. N. Y. Herald, October 13, 1907. 

The Fire Divine. By Richard Watson Gilder. i2mo, vii- 
130 pp. New York: The Century Co. MCMVII. 
John Paul Jones, p. 58. 

Heroes of the Navy in America. By Charles Morris. Au- 
thor of "Historical Tales," "Half-Hours With American 
Authors," etc. I2mo, 320 pp. Philadelphia and London: 
J. B. Lippincott Company. 1907. 



BIBLIOGRAPHY 309 

Vol. XXXIII, No. I, March 1907, Whole No. xax. Proceed- 
ings of the United States Naval Institute. Volume 
XXXIII. Edited by Philip R. Alger. Published Quar- 
terly by the Institute. Annapolis, Md. Copyright, 1907, 
by Philip R. Alger, Sec'y and Treas. U. S. Naval In- 
stitute. 

New Light Upon the Career of John Paul Jones. Let- 
ter of Janette Taylor to James Fenimore Cooper, pp. 
683-709. 

The Sword Presented by Louis XVI to John Paul Jones. A 
History. By Charles Henry Hart. Read before the 
Numismatic and Antiquarian Society of Philadelphia, 
April 18, 1907. With a description of the Sword. By 
Cornelius Stevenson, Esq. 8vo, 711-715 pp. N.P. N.D. 
Reproduced in the Proceedings of the United States 
Naval Institute, Vol. XXXIII, pp. 711-715. (1007.) 

New Light Upon the Career of John Paul Jones. 8vo, paged 
683 to 709. Reprinted from the Proceedings of the 
United States Naval Institute, Vol. XXXIII, No. 2, 
Whole No. 122. N.D. 

The True Story of the "America." By Robert W. Neeser. 
Reprint from Naval Institute Proceedings, Vol. 34, No. 2, 
Whole No. 126, pages 573-580. 

Only 25 copies issued. Excerpted from the Pro- 
ceedings, with same pagination. 

England and America 1763 to 1783. The History of a Reac- 
tion. By Mary A. M. Marks, Author of "A Great Trea- 
son," "Masters of the World," Etc. Etc. 

"The submission of a free people to the executive 
authority of government is no more than a compliance 
with laws which they themselves have enacted." Junius. 
8vo, two volumes, xxiii-i to 664; viii-66s to 1306 pp. 
London: Brown, Langham. & Co., Ltd. 78 New Bond 
Street, W. 1907. 

John Paul Jones, his exploits pp. 761-762. 

The Library of Historic Characters and Famous Events Of 
All Nations and All Ages. A. R. Spofford, Librarian of 
Congress, Emeritus, Frank Weitenkampf, Astor Library, 
New York, and Professor J. P. Lamberton, Editors in 
Chief. Illustrated with Photogravures from Paintings by 



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Great Artists and from Authentic Portraits. Twelve 
vols. 8vo, each volume 400 pages. Boston: J. B. Mil- 
let Co. 1907. 

The American Pilgrim's Way in England to Homes and 
Memorials of the Founders of Virginia; The New Eng- 
land States and Pennsylvania; the Universities of Har- 
vard and Yale; The First President of the United States, 
& other Illustrious Americans. By Marcus B. Huish, 
LL.B. Illustrated by Elizabeth M. Chettle. 4to, xxv- 
(i)-376 pp. London: The Fine Arts Society, Ltd., 147 
New Bond St. 1907. 

Paul Jones, pp. 321-326. 

Catholics and the American Revolution. By Martin I. J. 
Griffin. Three Volumes. 8vo, 20-352; (s)-4Oo; (io)-4OO 
pp. Ridley Park, Pa.: Published by the Author. 1907, 
1909, 1911. 

Buell's Lies. By Martin I. J. Griffin. The American Catho- 
lic Historical Researches, pages 69-70. Philadelphia, Jan- 
uary, 1907. 

In the Track of the Enemy. A Story of Naval Prowess in 
1776, as Told by Midshipman Henry Gardiner. By Wil- 
liam P. Chipman, Author of "A Brave Defense," "A Dar- 
ing Capture," "Two Yankee Middies," "A Yankee Lad's 
Pluck," etc., etc. With Six Page Illustrations by J. Wat- 
son Davis. 8vo. v-287 pp. A. L. Burt Company, Pub- 
lishers, New York. N.D. (1907.) 

John Paul Jones. Commemoration at Annapolis, April 24, 
1906. Compiled under the Direction of the Joint Com- 
mittee on Printing by Charles W. Stewart. Superintend- 
ent Library and Naval War Records. Illustrated. Sm. 
4to, 210 pp. Washington: Government Printing Office. 
1907. 

Notice Historique sur le Vaissean le "Bon Homme Richard" 
(1776-1779). Par Nicodeme, Commissaire de Ire classe 
de la Marine. Revue Maritime, Vol. 173, pages 545-554- 
Paris, April, 1907. 

Short History of the American Navy. By John R. Spears. 
Published under the auspices of the Navy League of the 



BIBLIOGRAPHY 311 

United States. Illustrated. 8vo, vi-134 PP- New York: 
Charles Scribner's Sons. 1907. 

A History of the United States Navy. By John R. Spears. 
Illustrated. 8vo, 334 pp. Charles Scribner's Sons. New 
York. 1908. 

Paul Jones frontispiece and references, pp. 6-7, 13-14, 
15-19, 25-30, 296. 

Paul Jones. By Captain A. T. Mahan. Scribner's Magazine, 
New York, July-August. 1908. 

Proceedings of the Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Ma- 
sons of the District of Columbia, for the year 1907. 
Ninety-seventh Annual Report. 8vo, 639 pp. Washing- 
ton, D. C: The Wilkens-Sheiry Printing Co. 1908. 
Paul Jones, pp. 532-629. 

The Story of Commodore John Barry "Father of the Ameri- 
can Navy." By Martin I. J. Griffin, Historian of the 
Society of the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick of Philadel- 
phia. "I serve the country for nothing" Barry. "May a 
suitable recompense always attend your bravery." 
Washington. 8vo, 95 pp. Philadelphia. 1908. 

Jones Didn't. The American Catholic Historical Re- 
searches, page 83. Philadelphia, January, 1908. 

The American Catholic Historical Researches. New Series, 
Vol. IV. April 1908. No. 2. "The Story of Commodore 
John Barry. The Father of the American Navy." p. 97- 
191. 

Commodore Barry and the Sword of Paul Jones. The Amer- 
ican Catholic Historical Researches, pp. 250-254. Phil- 
adelphia, July, 1908. 

Proceedings of the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of An- 
cient Free and Accepted Masons of the Commonwealth 
of Massachusetts, for the Year 1907. Quarterly Com- 
munications: March 13; June 12; September n; Decem- 
ber ii (Annual). Special Communications: March 9; 
August 20; September 21; October 7, 16, 22; November 
ii : December 7. Stated Communication: December 27, 
Feast of St. John the Evangelist, Being Its one Hundred 



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and Seventy-Fourth Anniversary. M. W. John Albert 
Blake, Grand Master. R. W. Sereno D. Nickerson, Re- 
cording Grand Secretary. Ordered to be read in all the 
Lodges. 8vo, 253 pp. Boston: The Rockwell and 
Churchill Press. 1908. 

Paul Jones, pages 100-119. 

With John Paul Jones. By John T. Mclntyre. Author of 
"Fighting King George," etc. Illustrated by Clyde O. 
Deland. I2mo, 359 pp. Philadelphia: The Penn Pub- 
lishing Company. MCMVIII. 

Famous Duels of the Fleet and Their Lessons. By H. B. 

Money Coutts. With Illustrations by Norman Wilkin- 
son. I2mo, xviii-(i)-3i4 pp. William Blackwood and 
Sons, Edinburgh and London. 1908. 

F.-A. Gruyer Membre De L'lnstitut. La Jeunesse Du Roi 

Louis-Philippe D'Apres Les Portraits Et Les Tableaux 
Conserves Au Musee Conde. Sm. 4to, 270 pp. Paris: 
Librairie Hachette et Cie, 79, Boulevard Saint-Germain, 
79. 1909- 

Nelson and Other Naval Studies. By James R. Thursfield, 
M.A. Hon. Fellow of Jesus College, Oxford. "There is 
but one Nelson." With Illustrations. 8vo, xxxix-384 pp. 
London: John Murray, Albemarle Street, W. 1909. 
Paul Jones, pp. 170-357. 

The Makers of Canada. Sir Frederick Haldimand. By 
Jean N. Mclntosh. 8vo, 356 pp. Toronto: Morang & 
Co., Limited. 1909. 

On page 245 appears this paragraph: "Paul Jones is 
another distinguished Seaman who stalks through the 
General's (Haldimand) Correspondence where tragedy 
and Comedy walk side by side, as in the Old Gazettes." 
This correspondence is preserved in the British museum. 
It includes 232 volumes of MS. 

Jones Relic for Art Museum. New York Times, April 23, 
1909. 

Paris Landlord to sue for Damages in Digging out Paul 

Jones. New York American, July n, 1909. 



BIBLIOGRAPHY 313 

British Praise for Paul Jones. New York Times, Sept. 4, 
1909. 

Privateers and Privateering. By Commander E. P. 
Stratham, R.N., Author of the "Story of The Britannia," 
and joint author of the "House of Howard." With Eight 
Illustrations. I2mo, 382 pp. New York: James Pott 
& Company. 1910. 

London: Hutchinson & Co. xiii-382 pp. Same Year. 
Paul Jones, p. 13. 

The Life of Benjamin Disraeli, Earl of Beaconsfield. By 
William Flavelle Moneypenny. Volume I, 1804-1837. 
With Portraits and Illustrations. Read no history, noth- 
ing but biography, for that is life without theory. Con- 
tarini Fleming. 8vo, ix-4Oi pp. New York: The Mac- 
millan Company. 1910. All rights reserved. 
Paul Jones, pp. 60-61. 

John Paul Jones: Our Graveless Hero. Collier's Weekly, 
New York, April 9, 1910. 

John Paul Jones, Unguarded, Unhonored, Unburied. New 
York Herald, September 25, 1910. 

The Story of Our Navy for Young Americans from Colonial 
Days to the Present Time. By Willis J. Abbot, Author 
of "The Blue Jacket Series," "The Battlefield Series," 
"American Merchant Ships and Sailors." 8vo, 521 pp. 
New York: Dodd, Mead and Company. 1910. 

The American Historical Review. Vol. XV. No. i. April, 
1910, Lancaster, Pennsylvania. 4to, wrappers, 231 pp. 

"Letter of the Marquis of Rockingham respecting De- 
fense against John Paul Jones, 1779," pp. 567-71. 

The Romance of the American Navy As Embodied in the 
Stories of Certain of Our Public and Private Armed 
Ships from 1775 to 1909. By Frederic Stanhope Hill, 
Late United States Navy. Author of "Twenty-Six His- 
toric Ships," "Twenty Years at Sea," "The Story of the 
'Lucky Little Enterprise,' " "The Historic Continuity of 
the Anglican Church," etc. Illustrated. 8vo, xxxi-395 
pp. G. P. Putnam's Sons, New York and London. The 
Knickerbocker Press. 1910. 

Chapter on John Paul Jones, pp. 61 to 91. 



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The Encyclopaedia Britannica. A dictionary of Arts, Sci- 
ences, Literature and General Information. Eleventh 
Edition. Roy. 8vo, 29 vols. Cambridge, England, At 
the University Press. New York, 35 West 32d Street. 
1911. 

Paul Jones, Vol. 15, pp. 499-500. 

The Story of Our Navy. By William O. Stevens, Ph.D. 
Professor of English, U. S. Naval Academy. With Illus- 
trations and Maps. i2mo, vi-(2)-3i6 pp. Harper & 
Brothers, Publishers. New York and London, 1911. 
Paul Jones, pp. 12, 28. 

Rare Books, Prints and Autographs (Catalogue). No. 268, 
8vo, 160 pp. Maggs Bros., 109 Strand. London, N.D. 
(1911.) 

Letter from Paul Jones, to Thomas Jefferson, Paris. 
Oct. 5, 1785. Concerns the loss of La Perouse's exploring 
expedition in the South Sea. 

France in the American Revolution. By James Breck Per- 
kins. 8vo, 544 pp. Boston and New York: Houghton, 
Mifflin, Company, The Riverside Press, Cambridge, 1911. 
Paul Jones, pp. 154 and 244. 

John Paul Jones. By John T. Goodrich. The Sun, page 6, 
fifth column. New York, April n, 191 1. 

Relates to his sojourn at Fredericksburg, Virginia, and 
the local records concerning his brother, William Paul. 

North Sea Fishers and Fighters. By Walter Wood, author 
of "Men of the North Sea," "Survivors' Tales of Great 
Events," etc., etc. With colour and pencil illustrations 
by Frank H. Mason and Photographs by the Author. 
Sq. 8vo, xv-366 pp. London: Kegan Paul, Trench, 
Trubner & Co., Ltd. 1911. 

Paul Jones off Flamborough, pp. 319-335. 

Annals of a Yorkshire House. From the Papers of a Mac- 
aroni and his Kindred. By A. M. W. Stirling. With 3 
Portraits in Colour, 3 in Photogravure and 33 other Illus- 
trations. Two Volumes: Volume One. "I looked at 
the coffins in the vault till they seemed to me to become 
transparent and to show the dead lying within them in 
victorious quietness over this tremulous and spasmodic 



BIBLIOGRAPHY 315 

Life, and gently subsiding into the large lap of Catholic 
Nature." M. Milnes. 8vo, xviii-36i ; viii-36s pp. London: 
John Lane, The Bodley Head. New York: John Lane 
Company. MCMXI. 

Paul Jones, pp. 90-93 and 96-98, Vol. 2. 

The Logs of the "Serapis," "Alliance," "Ariel" under the Com- 
mand of John Paul Jones, 1779-1780. With Extracts 
from Public Documents, Unpublished Letters, and Nar- 
ratives, and Illustrated with Reproductions of Scarce 
Prints. Edited by John S. Barnes, late Lieutenant-Com- 
mander, U.S.N. 410, 138 pp. New York: Printed for 
the Naval History Society by the De Vinne Press. 
MDCCCCXI. 



Shed Light on Our History. Interesting Papers in Files 
of Treasury Department. The Evening Post, New York, 
Oct. 27, 1911. 

The Book of Knowledge, the Children's Encyclopaedia. 
Editors-in-Chief, Arthur Mee, Temple Chambers, Lon- 
don; Holland Thompson, Ph.D., The College of The City 
of New York. With an Introduction by John H. Finley, 
LL.D., President of The College of The City of New 
York. Departmental Editors and Contributors All 
Countries, Frances Epps; Men and Women, Ernest A. 
Bryant; The United States, Holland Thompson, Ph.D.; 
Natural History, Ernest Ingersoll; Our Own Life, Dr. 
C. W. Saleeby; The Earth, Dr. C. W. Saleeby; Plant Life, 
Edward Step; Famous Books, J. A. Hammerton; Golden 
Deeds, M. Perry Mills; Stories and Legends, Edward 
Wright; School Lessons, A. M. Skinner, M.A.; Book of 
Wonder, Arthur Mee; Familiar Things, Harold Begbie; 
Poetry and Rhymes, A. Von Hartmann; Things to Make 
& Do, H. G. Fleming; Dominion of Canada, N. A. Brisco, 
Ph.D. 20 volumes. 4to. New York: The Grolier So- 
ciety. London: The Educational Book Co. N.D. 
(191 1.) 

References to Paul Jones, Vol. IV, p. 990; Vol. IX, 
pp. 2897, 2898, 2899 (portrait), 2900. 

A Memorial to Paul Jones. Richmond, (Va.) Times-Dis- 
patch, March 2, 1911. 



316 PAUL JONES 

Memoirs of the Life and Works of Jean Antoine Houdon, 
the Sculptor of Voltaire and of Washington. By Charles 
Henry Hart and Edward Biddle. With thirty-three illus- 
trations. 4to. v-xiii-34i pp. Philadelphia: Printed for 
the Authors. MCMXI. 

Two hundred and fifty copies and two unnumbered 
copies for copyright purposes, printed by the De Vinne 
Press, New York. 

Chapter VII-i78o. Bust of John Paul Jones. Con- 
sideration of the Identification of the body of Jones by 
comparisons with the Houdon bust, pp. 125 to 172. 

Declares in Book Body sent to U. S. isn't Paul Jones's. The 
World, New York, December 22, 1911. 

Identity of Jones Based on Forgery, says Expert (Charles 
Henry Hart). The World, New York, December 23, 
1911. 

Paul Jones's Body, says Mrs. De Koven. New York Times, 
Dec. 25, 1911. 

Replies to Mrs. De Koven. New York Times, December 26, 
1911. 

Fanning's Narrative. Being the Memoirs of Nathaniel Fan- 
ning, an Officer of the Revolutionary Navy, 1778-1783. 
Edited and annotated by John S. Barnes, late Lieutenant 
Commander, U. S. N. Roy. 8vo, 258 pp. New York: 
Printed for the Naval History Society by The De Vinne 
Press. MDCCCCXII. 

Vol. II, of Publications of the Naval History Society. 

Burial of John Paul Jones. Poem. By Don C. Seitz, Har- 
per's Weekly, New York, February 3, 1912. 

Niece of Paul Jones Starves. Mme. Gombault Found Dead 
in Paris Had Relics of Great Captain. The Sun, New 
York, January 30, 1912. 

The Albert Shaw Lectures on Diplomatic History, 191 1. 

Diplomatic Negotiations of American Naval Officers, 
1778-1883. By Charles Oscar Paullin, Lecturer on Naval 
History in the George Washington University. 8vo, 380 
pp. Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins Press. 1912. 



BIBLIOGRAPHY 317 

"The Diplomatic Activities of John Paul Jones 1778- 
1792," PP. 11-42- 

Brave Deeds of American Sailors. By Robert B. Duncan. 
8vo, 311 pp. Philadelphia: George W. Jacobs & Com- 
pany, Publishers, N. D. (1912.) 

Porter Lauds Paul Jones. New York Tribune, April 18, 
1912. Report of unveiling Jones' statue at Washington. 

Footprints of Famous Americans in Paris. By John Jo- 
seph Conway, M.A. With an introduction by Mrs. John 
Lane and 32 Illustrations. 8vo, xxxi-3is pp. London: 
John Lane, The Bodley Head. New York: John Lane 
Company. MCMXII. 
Paul Jones, pp. 69-85. 

Statue Unveiled in Washington to John Paul Jones. New 
York World, April 18, 1912. 

Paul Jones Relic Is Brought Here from England. New 
York Herald, September 23, 1912. 

Out-Letters of the Continental Marine Committee and 
Board of Admiralty. August, 1776 September, 1780. 
Edited by Charles Oscar Paullin, of the Carnegie Insti- 
tution in Washington. Volume i, 8vo, xxviii-289 pp. 
New York: Printed for the Naval History Society by 
The De Vinne Press. MDCCCCXII. 

Includes letters to Paul Jones and Landais. 

Out-Letters of the Continental Marine Committee and 
Board of Admiralty. August, 1776 September, 1780. Ed- 
ited by Charles Oscar Paullin, of the Carnegie Institution, 
Washington. Volume II. 8vo, xxii-329 pp. New 
York: Printed for the Naval History Society by the 
De Vinne Press. MDCCCCXIV. 
Paul Jones, p. 112. 

Unveiling of the Statue of John Paul Jones. Washington, 
April 17, 1912. 8vo, 15 pp. and 6 plates. (Issued by the 
Government Printing Office.) 

George the Third and Charles Fox. Concluding part of the 
American Revolution by the Right Hon. Sir George Otto 



318 PAUL JONES 

Trevelyn, Bart., O.M. Author of "The Life and Letters 
of Lord Macaulay" and "The Early History of Charles 
James Fox." In two volumes, x-342; xi-473 pp. Long- 
mans, Green, and Co., 39 Paternoster Row, London, New 
York, Bombay, and Calcutta. 1912. All Rights Reserved. 
1912, 1914. 

John Paul Jones, Vol. I, p. 77; Vol. II, p. 99. 

The Sailor Whom England Feared. Being the Story of 
Paul Jones, Scotch Naval Adventurer and Admiral in the 
American and Russian Fleets. By M. MacDermot Craw- 
ford, Author of "The Wife of Lafayette," Etc. 8vo, 
viii-424 pp. London: Eveleigh Nash. 1913. 

Proceedings of the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of An- 
cient Free and Accepted Masons of the Commonwealth of 
Massachusetts, for the Year 1912. Quarterly Communi- 
cations: March 13; June 12; September n; December 
ii (Annual). Special Communications: January 18; 
April 18; May 23, 30; September 26; October 10; Novem- 
ber 10. Stated Communication: December 27, Feast of St. 
John The Evangelist, Being the One Hundred Seventy- 
Ninth Anniversary. M. W. Everett C. Benton, Grand 
Master. R. W. Thomas W. Davis, Recording Grand Sec- 
retary. Ordered to be read in all the Lodges. 8vo, 323 pp. 
Poole Printing Company, 251 Causeway St., Boston. 

IQI3- 

Paul Jones, pp. 104-113. 

A Naval History of the American Revolution. By Gardner 
W. Allen. In two volumes. 8vo, 365; 752 pp. Boston 
and New York: Houghton, Mifflin Company, The Riv- 
erside Press. Cambridge. 1913. 

Fanning's Narrative: The Memoirs of Nathaniel Fanning, an 
Officer of the American Navy, 1778-1783. By Himself. 
New York. 1806, 1808. 4to, xvii-229 pp. New York. 
Reprinted, William Abbatt. 1913. 

The Ships of the United States Navy and Their Sponsors, 
1797-1913. Compiled by Edith Wallace Benham (and) 
Anne Martin Hall. 8vo, xxvii-227 pp. Privately Printed. 
N.P. N.D. (1913.) 

Issued for Members of the Society of Sponsors of the 
United States Navy. 



BIBLIOGRAPHY 319 

The King's Ships, together with the Important Historical 
Episodes connected with the Successive Ships of the 
same name from remote times, and a list of names and 
services of some ancient war vessels. By Halton Stir- 
ling Lecky, Lieutenant Royal Navy. With over 2,500 
Illustrations from old Paintings, Prints and Models, 
Naval Crests, Admirals' Signatures, Etc., Etc. In six 
volumes. 4to. London: Horace Muirhead. 1913. 

The Life and Letters of John Paul Jones. By Mrs. Reginald 
De Koven. Illustrated. 8vo, xvi-478; vi-513 pp. New 
York: Charles Scribner's Sons. 1913. 

Review of same. The Nation, pp. 56-57, July 17, 1913. 

Silas Deane. A Connecticut Leader in the American Revo- 
lution. By George L. Clark, Author of "Notions of a 
Yankee Pastor." 8vo, xiii-287 pp. G. P. Putnam's Sons, 
New York and London: The Knickerbocker Press. 1913. 
Paul Jones, pp. in and 171. 

Our Navy in The Revolution. By Cyrus Townsend Brady. 
Literary Digest, pp. 477-8. New York, Sept. 20, 1913. 

John Paul Jones, All Round College Man. By A. Munford. 
Outing Magazine, Vol. 62, pp. 715-20. 1913. 

The Major Operations of the Navies in the War of Ameri- 
can Independence. By A. T. Mahan, D.C.L., LL.D., Cap- 
tain, U. S. Navy. Author of "The Influence of Sea 
Power upon History, 1660-1783," "The Influence of Sea 
Power upon the French Revolution and Empire, 1783- 
1812," "The Relations of Sea Power to the War of 1812," 
"Navy Strategy," Etc. With Portraits, Maps, and Battte 
Plans. 8vo, xiii-28o pp. Boston: Little, Brown, and 
Company. 1913. 

John Paul Jones, p. 212. 

Finish Memorial for Paul Jones. New York Herald, Janu- 
ary 21, 1913. 

Body of John Paul Jones to Rest in $75,000 Crypt at An- 
napolis To-day. New York Herald. January 26. 1913. 

Rare and Interesting Autograph Letters, signed Documents 
and Manuscripts. (Catalogue) No. 320. Jan.-Feb. 1914. 



320 PAUL JONES 

For sale by Maggs Brothers, Dealers in Fine and Rare 
Books, Prints and Autographs. 109, Strand, London, W. 
C, England. 

Gives part of text of important letter from Paul Jones 
to Joseph Hewes, pp. 93-94. 

Franklin and his Press at Passy. An Account of the Books, 
Pamphlets, and Leaflets Printed There, including the 
Long Lost Bagatelles. By Luther S. Livingston. 8vo, 
xii-2i6 pp. New York: The Grolier Club. 1914. 

Edition of 300 copies on Van Gelder paper and three 
on English hand-made paper. 

Contains a fac-simile of the Broadside "Supplement 
To the Boston Chronicle, London, March 12, 1782," with 
the letter of Paul Jones resenting the charge that he was 
a "pirate." 

Rare and Interesting Autograph Letters, Signed Documents 

and Manuscripts. (Catalogue) No. 322. March-April. 
1914. 4to, 108 pp. Maggs Bros., 109 Strand, London, 
W. C, England. 

Letter from Paul Jones, L'Orient, Aug. 24, 1785, to 
Thomas Jefferson, page S3, and description of Dupre 
Medal, page 54. 

George Hamilton Perkins, Commodore, U.S.N. His life and 
Letters. By Carroll Storrs Alden., PH.D. Instructor 
in English, U. S. Naval Academy. With Portraits and 
other Illustrations. Cr. 8vo, xii-3O2 pp. Boston and 
New York: Houghton, Mifflin Company. The Riverside 
Press. Cambridge. 1914. 
Paul Jones, p. 13. 

Proceedings of the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of An- 
cient Free and Accepted Masons of the Commonwealth 
of Massachusetts, for the Year 1913. Quarterly Com- 
munication: March 12; June n; September 10; Decem- 
ber 10 (Annual). Special Communication: January 18, 
19, 28; May I, 27; June 14; July i, 8; September 12, 29; 
October 13; November 23. Stated Communication: De- 
cember 30, Feast of St. John the Evangelist, Being the 
One Hundred Eightieth Anniversary. M. W. Everett 
C. Benton, Grand Master. R. W. Thomas W. Davis, 
Recording Grand Secretary. Ordered to be read in all 



BIBLIOGRAPHY 321 

the Lodges. 8vo, 391 pp. Poole Printing Company, 241 
Causeway St., Boston. 1914. 
Paul Jones, p. 108-16. 

The Life of Catherine the Great of Russia. By E. A. Bag- 
ley Hodgetts. With sixteen Illustrations. 8vo, ix-335 
pp. New York: Brentano's. 1914. 
Paul Jones, p. 286. 

Autograph Letters, Manuscripts, Etc. (Catalogue) No. 
326. March-June, 1914. 4to, 160 pp. Maggs Bros., 109 
Strand, London, W. C. England. 

Letter from Paul Jones to Thomas Jefferson, 
L'Orient, July 29, 1785, two autograph certificates of safe 
conduct issued to British seamen, 1776. 

Autograph Letters, Manuscripts, Etc. (Catalogue) No. 
328. July-Aug., 1914. 4to, 96 pages. Maggs Bros., 109 
Strand, London, W. C. England. 

Letter from Paul Jones to Thomas Jefferson, L'Orient, 
July 31, 1785, page 44 and plate xiv. 

Autograph Letters, Manuscripts, Etc. (Catalogue) No. 
332. Christmas, 1914. Sm. 4to, 96 pp. Maggs Bros., 109 
Strand, London, W. C. England. 

Two autograph letters from Paul Jones to the Count 
de Bernstorff at Copenhagen, March 23-24, 1788. Signed 
duplicate copies sent by Jones to Thomas Jefferson, then 
U. S. Minister to France, pp. 53-54. 

Catalogue of Americana: Including some important auto- 
graph Letters of American Literary Men, Statesmen, Etc. 
For sale by Walter M. Hill, 831-835, Marshall Field 
Building, 22 East Washington Street, Chicago. I2mo, 
60 pp. (Chicago, January 1915. No. 86.) 

Includes extracts from five Paul Jones letters and 
memoranda, pp. 56-57. 

Paull-Irwin. A Family Sketch. By Elisabeth Maxwell 
Paull. 
"The old, old Years, that did not stay, 

Have hallowed grown since they passed away." 
8vo, viii-io8 pp. Privately Printed. 1915. 
John Paul Jones, pp. 1-21. 



322 PAUL JONES 

"The Trident of Neptune is the Sceptre of the World" 

John Adams. Captain John Manley. Second in Rank in 
the United States Navy. 1776-1783. By Isaac J. Green- 
wood. 8vo, xxx-i74 pp. The De Vinne Press. New 
York. 1915. * 

Contains Capt. Manley's notice to Paul Jones to at- 
tend a Marine Court Martial. 

The Large and Important Library of John E. Burton, of 

Milwaukee, Wis. (Catalogue) No. 1174. Part IV. 
Miscellaneous Division. 8vo, no pp. The Anderson 
Galleries, Incorporated. Madison Avenue and Fortieth 
Street. New York. N.D. (1915.) 

List of Paul Jones relics from the Hyslop Collection, 
P- 13- 

Library of the Late Adrian H. Joline. (Catalogue) No. 
1132. Part III. American Autographs. To be sold 
February 23 and 24, 1915. 8vo, 64-(i) pp. The Ander- 
son Auction Company, Madison Avenue at Fortieth 
Street. New York. N.D. <I9I5.) 

Item 137, Ms. of J. F. Cooper's "Life of Richard Dale" 
including the battle with the "Serapis"; item 283, Ms. 
of Hazard Court Martial on Board "Alfred," in Paul 
Jones' autograph, as first senior Lieutenant. 

Smugglers of the Yorkshire Coast. By Walter Wood. 
Harper's Magazine, pp. 884-893. New York, May 1915. 
Paul Jones, p. 892. 

Autograph Letters, Manuscripts, etc., etc. (Catalogue) No. 
337. Whitsun, 1915. 4to, 140 pp. Maggs Bros., 109, 
Strand, London, W. C. 

Letter from Paul Jones to Thomas Jefferson, Copen- 
hagen, March 18, 1788, p. 75. 

The New International Encyclopaedia. Second Edition. 
Vol. XII. New York: Dodd, Mead & Co. 1915. 
John Paul Jones, p. 768. 

Ten Great Adventurers. By Kate Dickinson Sweetser. 
Author of "Book of Indian Braves," etc. Illustrated by 
George Alfred Williams. 8vo, 280 pp. Harper and 
Brothers, Publishers, New York and London. N.D. 

(1915.) 

John Paul Jones, pp. 209-233. 



BIBLIOGRAPHY 323 

Letters and Papers Relating to the Cruises of Gustavus 
Conyngham, a Captain of the Continental Navy. 1777- 
1779. Edited by Robert Wilden Neeser. 8vo, liii-24i 
pp. New York: Printed for the Naval History Society 
by the De Vinne Press. MDCCCCXV. 
Paul Jones, pp. n, 167, 190, 192. 

American Historical Liars. By Albert Bushnell Hart, Har- 
per's Magazine, pages 726-735. New York, October, 1915. 
Paul Jones, pp. 734-5- 

Reply to above by "D. C. S.," Editorial Page, New 
York World. Oct. 30, 1915. 

Our Sea Forces in The Revolution. (No. I of a series of 
Five Pamphlets published by The American History 
League. Edgar S. Maclay, Secretary.) 4to, 32 pp., pic- 
torial covers. (Greenlawn, L. I., N. Y., October, 1915.) 
Paul Jones, p. 15. 

American Aphorisms. By Brander Matthews. Harper's 
Magazine, pages 864-868. New York, November, 1915. 
Paul Jones, p. 866. 

Autograph Letters, Manuscripts, etc., etc. (Catalogue) No. 
340. Nov.-Dec.-i9i5. 4to, 148 pp. Maggs Bros., 109 
Strand, London, W. C. 

Letter from Paul Jones to Hogstead Hacker, Esq., 
Comm. of the Sloop of War "Providence," p. 78. 

The Cost of Unpreparedness. The World's Work, pages 32- 
48. New York, November, 1915. 

Picture of the "Serapis" fight, p. 39. 

The Stars and Stripes. A History of the United States Flag. 
Our National and State Laws are based on the Consti- 
tution and the Flag is the Symbol. By Charles W. Stew- 
art, Superintendent Library and Naval War Records. 
8vo, 89 pp. Boston, Mass. Boylston Publishing Co. 

1915. 

Paul Jones, p. 24-25. 

The American Books. The American Navy. By Rear- 
Admiral French E. Chadwick. (U. S. N., Retired.) 
I2mo, x-284 pp. Garden City-New York. Doubleday, 
Page & Company. 1915. 
Mentions Paul Jones. 



324 PAUL JONES 

Catalogue of the Books, Manuscripts and Prints and other 
Memorabilia in the John S. Barnes Memorial Library of 
the Naval History Society. Roy. 8vo, 377-(i)-pp. Naval 
History Society, New York. 1915. 

Autograph Letters, Manuscripts, etc. (Catalogue) No. 343. 
Spring, 1916. 4to, 144 pp. Maggs Bros., 109, Strand, 
London, W. C. N.D. (1916.) 

Letter to Jefferson and description of Congressional 
Medal, 1779, page 74. Jefferson letter makes mention of 
Mme. Thelison. 

Beautiful Bindings, Rare and Fine Books, Autograph Let- 
ters, Valuable Manuscripts, Duplicates and Selections 
consigned for Public sale by Mr. Henry E. Huntington, 
Mr. William K. Bixby and the Estate of Mr. E. Dwight 
Church. 8vo, 177 pp. (Catalogue) The Anderson Gal- 
leries, New York. (March 29-31, 1916.) 

Excerpts from letter of Paul Jones to John Brown, 
Secretary of the Admiralty regarding the building of the 
"America," page 96. 

John Paul Jones. By Lewis Frank Tooker. 

"The strength of the sea has strengthened thy hand, 
The heart of the sea is thy heart; 
It has bound thee in chains, it has set thee apart, 
An alien to be to the land." 

Illustrated. I2mo, vi-2io pp. New York: Macmillan 
Company. 1916. 

Autograph Collection of the late Howard K. Sanderson, of 

Boston. Including, with one exception, a complete set of 
the Signers of the Declaration of Independence, and 
under a separate alphabet additional important auto- 
graphs of the highest interest to American collectors 
from various consignors, to be sold May i, 2 and 3, 1916. 
8vo, 109 pp. (Catalogue) No. 1224. The Anderson Gal- 
leries, Madison Avenue at Fortieth Street, New York. 
N.D. (1916.) 

Item 482, page 65 and facsimile frontispiece. Letter 
to the Danish Prime Minister, Comte de Bernstorff. 

The American Flag. i8mo, 39 pp. The Liberty National 
Bank of New York. N.D. (1916.) 
Paul Jones, page 8. 



BIBLIOGRAPHY 325 

The Nutmeg Coast. By Winfield M. Thompson. Pages 
481-491, Harper's Magazine, New York, September, 1916. 
Paul Jones, p. 491. 

F. R. Halsey's Collections of Prints & Engravings. The 

Nation. New York, November 9, 1916. 

Autograph Letters, Signed Documents and Manuscripts. 
For sale by Maggs Brothers. (Catalogue) No. 359. Sm. 
4to, 152 pp. Maggs Bros., 109, Strand, London, W. C. 
1916. 

Letter from Jones to Thomas Jefferson, concerning 
the troubles on the "Alliance" and draft of a certificate to 
certain British seamen, liberated by him, page 70. 

Autograph Letters and Lincolniana. To be sold Monday 
and Tuesday, November 13 and 14, 1916. (Catalogue) 
No. 1248. 8vo, 121 pp. The Amderson Auction Co., Inc. 
New York. (1916.) 

Letter of Paul Jones to Thomas Jefferson, page 12. 

"This Country of Ours." National Hand Book. 8vo, 67 
pages. Compiled by M. V. Dolan, Albany, N. Y. Price 
50 cents. N.P. N.D. (Albany, 1916.) 
Paul Jones, p. 63. 

A Catalogue of Inexpensive Sets of Books by Standard 
Authors. Sm. 4to, 57-(4) pp. E. P. Button and Com- 
pany, 681 Fifth Avenue, New York. N.D. (1916.) 

Letter of Paul Jones to Thomas Jefferson, page 2 of 
addenda. 

Autograph Letters, Manuscripts, etc. (Catalogue) No. 352. 
Christmas, 1916. Sm. 4to, 128 pages. Maggs Bros., 109, 
Strand, London, W. C. 

Letter to Thomas Jefferson, Paris, March 3, 1786. 

Daring Deeds of Famous Pirates. True stories of the Stir- 
ring Adventures, Bravery and Resource of Pirates, Fili- 
busters & Buccaneers. By Lieut. E. Keble Chatterton. 
R. N. V. R., B. A. (Oxon.), Author of "The Romance of 
the Ship, Fore and Aft," "Sailing Ships and Their Story," 
&c. &c. &c. With Illustrations in Colors. 8vo, 246-0 ) 
pages. London: Seeley, Service & Co., Limited, 38 Great 
Russell Street. 1917- 



326 PAUL JONES 

Issued also by The J. B. Lippincott Company, 
Philadelphia. 1917. 

Paul Jones, pp. 196-209. 

Letters to Mrs. Sarah Josepha Hale and Maj.-Gen. David 
Hunter and other rare autographs. To be sold Thurs- 
day and Friday, January 25 and 26, 1917. 8vo, 83-(2) 
pages. (Catalogue) The Anderson Galleries, Madison 
Avenue at Fortieth Street. New York. N.D. (1917.) 

Letter of Col. Charles Pettit, Feb., 1781, noting Jones' 
arrival in France with "a mutinous crew." Page 34. 

The Frederick B. McGuire Collection of Historical Auto- 
graphs, mainly the correspondence of President Madison. 
8vo, unnumbered. (New York. [Catalogue] The Ameri- 
can Art Galleries, Feb. 26, 1917.) 

Letter from Paul Jones dated Texel, Dec. 13, 1779, to 
I. De Neufville & Fils, with historical note. 

Rare Autographs from the Collections of Mr. J. L. Claw- 
son, of Buffalo, and Mrs. B. A. Brown, of New York. 
To be sold Monday, March 26, 1917. Catalogue, No. 
1280. 8vo, 87 pages. The Anderson Galleries, Inc. New 
York. (1917.) 

Letter of Paul Jones to Thomas Jefferson concerning 
his bust by Houdon, pp. 13-14. 

The Life and Times of David Humphreys.. Soldier States- 
man Poet. "Belov'd of Washington." By Frank Lan- 
don Humphreys. In Two Volumes. Illustrated. 8vo, 
xii-45i, vi-so6 pages. G. P. Putnam's Sons. New York 
and London. The Knickerbocker Press. 1917. 
Paul Jones, Vol. II, pages 152, 160, 307. 

With Americans of Past and Present Days. By J. J. Jus- 
serand, Ambassador of France to the United States. 8vo, 
ix-35O pp. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons. 1917. 
Paul Jones, p. 314. 

Paul Jones, the Bold Privateer. i6mo, pictorial cover. New 
York: N.D. 

A rare Paul Jones item. 

Rare Books, Including Selections from the Library of Miss 
M. J. Meacham. To be sold March 19, 20, and 21, 1917. 



BIBLIOGRAPHY 327 

(Catalogue) No. 1289. 8vo, 201 pages. The Anderson 
Galleries, New York. U. S. A. N.D. (1917). 

Paul Jones Medallions and Lock of Paul Jones' hair. 
Page 128. 

Captain Paul Jones. Poem. By C. Fox Smith. P. 671, The 
London Spectator, June 16, 1917. 

"Paul Jones' Victory" and "Adam and Eve" song sheet, I 
page. N.D. N.P. 

The Sea: Its Stirring Story of Adventure, Peril & Heroism. 
By F. Whymper, author of "Travels in Alaska," etc. Illus- 
trated. Four volumes, 4to, vi-32o; vi-32o; viii-32o; 
viii-32O pp. Cassell, Fetter, Galpin & Co.: London, 
Paris & New York. (All Rights Reserved) N.D. 
Paul Jones, Vol. 3, pp. 71-78. Portrait, p. 77. 

The Life and Adventures of Paul Jones, The English Pirate. 
The Juvenile Library, No. 4. Or, Girls' and Boys' Story 
Teller. i6mo, 12 pp. London: Published by E. Lloyd, 
62 Broad Street, Holborn, two doors from Drury Lane. 
Of whom may be had a great number of Childrens' 
Books, Song Books, Penny Valentines, Memorandum 
Books, &c., &c. N.D. 

Select Biography; Containing Instructive and Entertaining 
Accounts of the Lives, Characters, and Actions of the 
most Eminent Persons of all Ages and all Countries. By 
the Editor of the History of Northumberland, Assisted 
by several Literary Gentlemen. Vol. II, 8vo, 735 pp. 
Newcastle upon Tyne, Printed and Published by Mac- 
kenzie and Dent, St. Nicholas Church- Yard. N.D. 
Paul Jones, pp. 229-245. 

Edinburgh Encyclopaedia. The account of Jones written by 
Dr. Duncan, of Dumfries from data obtained direct from 
Mrs. Lowden, sister of Paul Jones. 



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