[Commissioners to John Daniel Schweighauser]
[addrLine] Mr. Schweighauser
[dateline] Passi July 16 1778
We have ordered the Ranger under the command of Lieutenant Simpson to put to Sea with
all possible Expedition: You will be so good as to furnish her, with the Necessaries
Mr. Simpson may demand, with as much dispatch as possible.
The British Prisoners, on board of all these Frigates, are to be left behind, but
We will endeavour tomorrow to obtain directions from the Ministry, in whose hands
and in what place they shall be lodged. We have directed the Captains to leave them
in such place and in the Custody of such Persons as you shall advise.
[signed] Signed B. Franklin,
[signed] Arthur Lee,
[signed] John Adams.