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Jones, John Paul, 1747-1792



  • Existence: 1747 - 1792

John Paul Jones was the United States' first well-known naval commander in the American Revolutionary War. He made many friends[1] and enemies—who accused him of piracy—among America's political elites, and his actions in British waters during the Revolution earned him an international reputation.

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

John Paul Jones letter

Mss 784126.1
Identifier: Mss 784126.1
Overview In English.

John Paul Jones letter

Mss 778659
Identifier: Mss 778659
Scope and Contents Letter from John Paul Jones abord l'Orient to Benjamin Franklin and John Adams, American plenipotetiaries at the Court of France, reporting news of American naval forces, including the intelligence that Comte Destaing had sailed on a secret mission.