. Following the signature, Lovell wrote: “Seal and send to the Navy Board the enclosed
to go by two Opportunities.” This letter appears to have been sent with John Mathews'
letter of 17 Oct. to the Boston Navy Board, requesting that body to ask
about the supplies he would need for himself and his “family”—his traveling companions
and his servants—and to provide him with those supplies on board the ship he was to
take to France (Adams Papers