Letters from Navy founding father rediscovered | Navy Times | navytimes.com

Capt. John Paul Jones may have served more than 200 years ago, but his letters reveal that the topics of his day can still resonate.

For example, Jones, as a founding father of the Navy, was quite vocal about the quality of leaders needed at the time.

“I am determined never to draw my sword under the command of any man, who was not in the Navy, as early as myself, unless he hath merited a preference by his Superior Services and abilities,” Jones writes in one of 11 letters housed at the Charleston Library Society in South Carolina.

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