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THE

Private Correspondence

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

ON

MISCELLANEOUS, LITERARY, AND POLITICAL SUBJECTS :

WRITTEN BETWEEN THE YEARS 1753 AND 1790 ;

ILLUSTRATING THE

gemoirs 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.

THIRD EDITION, WITH ADDITIONS.

LONDON:

PRINTED FOR HENRY COLBURN, CONDUIT STREET.

1818.

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