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John Paul Jones


John Paul Jones is famous for replying to a request that he surrender by saying, "I have not yet begun to fight!"
  American naval commander in the American Revolution (1747-1792)
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  • John Paul Jones is famous for replying to a request that he surrender by saying, "I have not yet begun to fight!"
  • John Paul Jones, September 14, 1775; excerpts from a letter to the naval committee of the N. A. insurrectionists.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  Starship Troopers
  • In the days that followed, Adams spent considerable time with the daring young Scottish-American naval officer, John Paul Jones, who was fitting out an old French merchantman that he had renamed the Bonhornme Richard.
    David McCullough  --  John Adams
  • The few resident Americans she met, like the famously beautiful Anne Bingham of Philadelphia and the naval hero John Paul Jones, did not greatly impress her.
    David McCullough  --  John Adams

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  • And John Paul Jones was a decided disappointment.
    David McCullough  --  John Adams
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Associated words [difficulty]:   John Paul Jones [8] , John Hancock [5] , Patrick Henry [5] , Paul Revere [5] , Benedict Arnold [6] , Thomas Paine [6]
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