The Life and Letters of John Paul Jones - Vol. 2

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We the Officers & & of the American Squadron now at the Texel this 30th, Day of Octobr. 1779. do Attest and declare on our Words of honor as Gentlemen; that all the following Articles which We Subscribe respecting the Conduct of Peter Landais Captain of the Frigate Alliance, are really and truly matters of fact in Witness whereof We hereunto Sign our Names and Qualities; and will at any time hereafter be ready to prove the same upon Oath if required.--
1. --The Captain of the Alliance did not take the Steps in his power to prevent his Ship from getting foul of the Bon Homme Richard in the Bay of Biscay; for instead of putting his helm a Weather and bearing up to make way for his Commanding Officer (Which was his Duty) he left the Deck to Load his Pistols--
2. --When in chase of a Ship (Supposed an English East indiaman) on the day of August 1779. Captain Landais did not do his utmost to overtake that Ship which he might easily have done before night; but put his helm a Weather and bore away several times in the day after the Alliance had gained the Wake of the Chase and was overtaking her very fast.
3. -- CaptainLandais behaved with disrespect and impertinence toward the Commander in Chief of the Squadron on frequent occasions--
4. --He disobeyed his Signals
5. --He very Seldom answered any of them.
6. --He expressed his fears and apprehensions of being taken on the Coast of Ireland, and insisted in leaving sight of it immediately when We had Cruized there only two Days--
7. --His Separation from the Squadron the first time must have happened either thro' Ignorance or design, because tho' he distinctly saw the Signal for the Course before night, Yet he


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