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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

Agemoirs 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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Dr. Franklin to Count de Vergennes, April 24, 1778 19

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

21

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

22

Dr. Franklin in answer to the foregoing, April 29, 1778 23

Anonymous to Dr. Franklin, May 20, 1778

ib.
Dr. Franklin, in answer to a letter from Brussels, July 1,
1778

24

in answer to the propositions of quitting the

alliance with France, Feb. 3, 1779

30

to David Hartley, esq. Feb. 22, 1779

to ditto, March 21, 1779

34

From D. Hartley, esq. to Dr. Franklin, April 22, 1779 36

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

to ditto, Feb. 2, 1780

44

From D. Hartley, esq. to Dr. Franklin, July 17, 1780 47

Dr. Franklin to his Excellency J. Adams, esq. April 29,

1781

to D. Hartley, esq. June 30, 1781

to his Excellency J. Adams, esq. Oct. 5, 1781 ib.

to ditto, Oct. 12, 1781
William Alexander, esq. to Dr. Franklin, Dec. 15, 1781

54
Dr. Franklin to Mr. Alexander, in answer, Dec. 15, 1781

ib.
to D. Hartley, esq. Dec. 15, 1781

55

D. Hartley, esq. to Dr. Franklin, Jan, 2, 1782

Conciliatory Bill

61

to Dr. Franklin, P.S. Jan. 8, 1782

62

Dr. Franklin to D. Hartley, esq. Jan. 15, 1782

63

D. Hartley, esq. to Dr. Franklin, Jan. 24, 1782

66

William Alexander, esq. to D. Hartley, esq. Jan. 25, 1782

D. Hartley, esq. to Dr. Franklin, Feb. 1, 1782

72

Dr. Franklin to D. Hartley, esq. Feb. 16, 1782

73

D. Hartley, esq. to Dr. Franklin, Feb. 28, 1782

75

Col. Hartley, M.P. to Dr. Franklin, Feb. 28, 1782

Edmund Burke, M.P. to Dr. Franklin, Feb. 28, 1782 78

Dr. Franklin to Robert R. Livingston, eşq, March 4, 1782 SO

William Alexander, esq. to Dr. Franklin, March 3, 1782 84

Dr. Franklin to Robert R. Livingston, esq. March 9, 1782 85

D. Hartley, esq. to Dr. Franklin, March 11, 1782

86

D. Hartley, esq. M.P. to Dr. Franklin, March 12, 1782 88

'Votes of the Commons, Feb. 27, 1782

to Dr. Franklin, March 21, 1782

91

Mr. Thomas Digges to Dr. Franklin, March 22, 1782

J. Adams, esq. to Dr. Franklin, March 26, 1782

Dr. Franklin to Robert R. Livingston, esq. March 30, 1782 101

to J. Adams, esq. March 31, 1782

- 102

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