• ...without a Respectable Navy, Alas America!

    John Paul Jones, Benjamin Walker (1851). “Life of Rear-Admiral John Paul Jones : Chevalier of the Military Order of Merit, and of the Russian Order of St. Anne... : Compiled from His Original Journals and Correspondence : Including an Account of His Services in the American Revolution and in the War Between the Russians and Turks in the Black Sea”, p.44