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THE

OF

BENJAMIN FRANKLIN,

LL.D. F.R.S. &c.

MINISTER PLENIPOTENTIARY FROM THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
AT THE COURT OF FRANCE, AND FOR THE TREATY OF PEACE
AND INDEPENDENCE WITH GREAT BRITAIN, &c. &c.

COMPRISING

A SERIES OF LETTERS

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MISCELLANEOUS, LITERARY, AND POLITICAL SUBJECTS:

WRITTEN BETWEEN THE YEARS 1753 AND 1790;

ILLUSTRATING THE

Pemoirs of his public and private Life,

AND DEVELOPING
THE SECRET HISTORY

OF HIS

POLITICAL TRANSACTIONS AND NEGOCIATIONS."
PUBLISHED FROM THE ORIGINALS,

BY HIS GRANDSON
WILLIAM TEMPLE FRANKLIN.

IN TWO VOLUMES.

VOL. II.

Second EDITION, WITH ADDITIONS.

LONDON:
PRINTED FOR HENRY COLBURN,
PUBLIC LIBRARY, CONDUIT STREET, HANOVER SQUARE.

1817.

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· [This PART, consisting entirely of Letters and Documents
relative to the same subject, namely--Overtures and Nego-
tiations for Peace and Commerce between Great Britain and
the United States of America; it has been deemed unnie-
cessary to precede each Letter (as in the former Parts) by a
Note of its particular Contents.]

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William Alexander, Esq. to Dr. Franklin, April 4, 1778 17
Dr. Franklin to Dr. Baueroft, April 16, 1778
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me to His Excellency Jos. Reed, Esq.) >

i March 19, 1780- ban ?

18

Si tu 4Certificate uz of William Alexander, (.

. *Esg, March 19, 1780 139

William Alexander, Esqo to Dr. Franklin, March 19,

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Dr. Franklin to Count de Vergennes, April 24, 17781., 21

Count de Vergennes to Dr. Franklin, April 25, 1778 .

D. Hartley, Esq. to Dr. Franklin, April 29, 1778

Dr. Franklin in answer to the foregoing, April 29, 1778

Anonymous to Dr. Franklin, May 20, 1778

Dr. Franklin, in answer to a letter i from Brussels, July

.:19 1778 ***e tri goof

in answer to the propositions of quitting

the alliance with France, Feb. 3, 1779 33

na to David Hartley, Esq. Feb. 22, 1779 .

to ditto, March 21/1779 3 .

From D. Hartley, Esq. to Dr. Franklin, April 22, 1

Dr. Franklin to D. Hartley, Esq. May 4, 1779

... ! to ditto, Feb. 2; 1780 *

'. . ' 48

From D. Hartley, Esq.fo Dr. Franklin, July 17, 178051

Dr. Franklin to His Excellency J. Adams, Esq. April

. 29, 1781

29, 178111 uurii. Wo r ds of 54

. : to D. Hartley, Esq. June 80, 1781 . 55

to His Excellency J. Adams, Esq. Oct. 5,1781. ...
* to ditto, Oct. 12, 1781 ! : ?

William Alexander, Esq. to Dr. Franklin, Dec. 15, 1781 58

Dr. Franklin to Mr. Alexander, in answer, Dec:15, 1781

to D. Hartley, Esq. Dec. 15, 1781

D. Hartley, Esq. to Dr. Franklin, Jan. 2, 1782 .)

o Conciliatory Bill

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to Dr. Franklin, P.Ş. Jan. 8,1782
Dr. Franklin to D. Hartley, Esq. Jan. 15, 1782
D. Hartley, Esq. to Dr. Franklin, Jan. 24, 1782
William Alexander, Esq. to D. Hartley, Esq. Jan. 25

* . t. 1782 ya jinsial bodies
D. Hartley, Esq. to Dr. Franklin, Feb. 1, 1782
Dr. Franklin to D. Hartley, Esq. Feb. 161782
D. Hartley, Esy, to Dr. Franklin, Feb. 28, 1782 s. 81
Col. Hartley, M. P to Dr. Franklin, Feb. 28, 1782 .
Edmund Burke, M. P. to Dr. Franklin, Feb. 28, 1782

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