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DISTRICT OF PENNSYLVANIA, TO WIT :
BE IT REMEMBERED, That on the Twentieth day of February, in the Thirty Third year of the Independence of the United States of America, A. D. 1809, WILLIAM DUANE of the said district, hath deposited in this office, the title of a book, the right whereof he claims as proprietor, in the words following, to wit: "The Works of Dr. Benjamin Franklin, in Philosophy, "Politics, and Morals: containing, beside all the Writings published in "former Collections, his Diplomatic Correspondence, as minister of the "United States, at the Court of Versailles; a variety of Literary Ar"ticles, and Epistolary Correspondence never before published: with "Memoirs and Anecdotes of his Life."
In conformity to the Act of the Congress of the United States, intituled, “An Act for the encouragement of learning, by securing the copies of maps, charts, and books, to the authors and proprietors of such copies during the times therein mentioned." And also to the Act, entitled, an Act supplementary to an Act, entitled, an Act for the encouragement of learning, by securing the copies of maps, charts, and books, to the authors and proprietors of such copies during the times therein mentioned,' and extending the benefits thereof to the arts of designing, engraving, and etching historical and other prints."
Clerk of the District of Pennsylvania.
To the president of Congress, from Nantz, October 8, 1776.
To the secret committee of Congress, from Nantz, October 8, 1776.
To the same, Paris, January 4, 1777.
To J. Hancock, president of Congress, January 20.
To Gen. Washington, June 13.
To the same.
To Richard Peters, Passey, September 12, 1777.
M. Dubourg, to Dr. Franklin, September 8.
To James Lovell, member of Congress, December 21.
To Henry Laurens, president of Congress, March 13, 1778.
To James Lovell, July 22.
To the committee for foreign affairs.
To James Lovell, October 17.
Instructions to J. Paul Jones, April 28.
From count de Vergennes to Dr. Franklin.
To Samuel untingdon, president of Congress.
Count Bernstoff, to Dr. Franklin, March 8.
To Samuel Huntingdon, June 1.
To the same, August 9.
To Samuel Huntingdon, president of Congress, March 4, 1780.
To the Danish minister of foreign affairs, December 21, 1779.
To Samuel Huntingdon, president of Congress, March 16, 1780.
Capt. Hutchins's memorial.
To James Lovell, March 16, 1780.
To Samuel Huntingdon, president of Congress, May 22.
To the same, March 12, 1781.
To count de Vergennes, February 13
To the same, March 6.
To M. Reyneval, secretary to the council of state, March 11.
To Francis Lewis, and the board of admiralty, March 17, 1781.
Charter party of J. Paul Jones, and his associates of the squadron,
Two letters to Samuel Huntingdon, president of Congress,
To sir Grey Cooper, secretary of the treasury of Great Britain, No-
vember 7, 1780.
The answer, November 29,
Lieutenant-governor of Tower of London, to sir G. Cooper, Nov. 27. 92
To Francis Lewis, May 16, 1781.
To Samuel Huntingdon, president of Congress, June 11.
Count de Vergennes to Dr. Franklin, June 8.
To Samuel Huntingdon, July 11.
To the same, September 13.
To Thomas M'Kean, president of Congress, November 5.
Protest of a captured ship captain.
Count de Vergennes to Dr. Franklin, October 24.
Memorial concerning clothing from France.
To major W. Jackson, June 28, 1781.
Major Jackson's answer, June 29.
Another to the same, July 2.
M. Necker's order in favor of major Jackson, May 12.
Major Jackson to Dr. Franklin, July 2.
Another from the same, July 2.
Dr. Franklin's reply, July 5.
To R. R. Livingston, secretary for foreign affairs, January 28, 1782. 116
To the same, same date.
- - ibid.
To the same, March 4, 1782.
Count de Vergennes to Dr. Franklin, enclosing a memorial of the
sieurs Liebert, &c. July 18, 1782.
The answer, same day.
Count de Vergennes to Dr. Franklin, enclosing a memorial from the
Danish ambassador, February 24, 1782.
The answer, March 3, 1782.
To R. R. Livingston, secretary of foreign affairs, March 9.