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Broadsides (John Paul Jones Adventure Book 4) - Kindle edition by Christopher Kenworthy. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or. The year is The stage is set for the greatest battle of John Paul Jones' career. Arriving in Paris, he finds one of his crew, Landais, has taken possession off.

Envelope is unaddressed but stamped with "Pittsburgh, PA. Jul 4 " and "First Day of Issue. Invitations and announcements of events from local seacoast and New Hampshire organizations mostly from Back cover provides contact information, hours, and a map with directions from the sanctuary to the Parish House on Spinney Road. Cover: original painting of North Church by Marty Fernald. Person Record. Born Jul. Deceased Jul. Places of residence Scotland. Philadelphia, Pa. Occupation British Navy. Father John Paul. Mother Jean Duff. Notes Image from obj.

Born John Paul and added the Jones c Ref F Despite his famous success, John Paul Jones had a difficult time finding a command worthy of his accomplishments.

John Paul Jones: A Founder of the U.S. Navy

Still while looking for a position, Jones kept busy. His rock star status, good looks and gentle manners earned him much appreciation. He has been here often and dined with us several times; he is said to be a man of gallantry and a favorite amongst the French ladies Comfortable though he was, his ambition pushed him to make conquests beyond the boudoirs. Left without a proper rank as Congress chose to give him a gold medal rather than an exalted position, John Paul Jones took up Russian Empress Catherine the Great's offer of an admiralty.

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He performed well in the Liman Campaign against the Turks in the Black Sea but he made an enemy of Prince Potemkin, the Queen's favorite, when he criticized the leadership of the other commanders, though he got on very well with the Russian crews. While waiting for his next command, the admiral learned more about the ways of the Russian Court.

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He continued enjoying women who offered themselves to him and did not refuse when a fresh-faced peddler-girl made him a proposition. The young butter-seller went to the authorities claiming that Jones had raped her, and she a virgin and not yet in her teens. Naturally, popular sentiment rose against him although it was later revealed that the girl was a good bit older and definitely not an innocent. It came to light that this was probably a court-driven plot, but by that time it was too late to save his reputation.

He went to Empress Catherine hoping to get another command but instead, he received an official leave of absence.

Between his newfound notoriety and Empress' coolness towards him, it was time to leave Mother Russia and return to Paris. Unfortunately, the Paris to which John Paul Jones returned was not the glittering jewel that it had once been. The French were experiencing their own revolution, and his health was very poor. Although the Swedes did offer him the chance to fight the ungrateful Russians, he died in debt on July 18, , before he could accept either that or a forthcoming position as US Consul to the Barbary States.

He was 45 years old. Jones' French friends paid for the funeral, and he was buried in a lead-lined coffin in the cemetery for Protestant foreigners. They also took care to preserve his body in alcohol so that he might better be paid proper honors when the madness of the world subsided and the United States remembered her hero. It was a long time coming, but in American authorities located his coffin in the now over-built cemetery. They were able to find it relatively easily because it was lined in lead.


The body was moved back to America with great pomp and show as 11 battleships saw him back home over the seas with great ceremony. Fredericksburg was among the places that vied to be his final resting, but in the end the Naval Academy Chapel at Annapolis was chosen. The body of John Paul Jones rests in an ornate crypt carved with the names of his fighting vessels. This article has only sketched John Paul Jones' brilliant and tempestuous life. The following books and Web sites are intriguing sources of information:. Drexel Hill, PA: Casemate, American War of Independence at Sea. The Serapis Project. Skip to main navigation Skip to main navigation Skip to search Skip to search Skip to content. Use current location. See all locations. Admin Admin Admin, collapsed. Main navigation Events. Open search form. Enter search query Clear Text.

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Abigail Adams, wife to the future president, wrote of Jones: "Under all this appearance of softness he is bold, enterprising, ambitious and active. Footer Menu. Powered by BiblioCommons.