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From James Bowdoin to B. Franklin. 6 Sept., 1774. 127

Excitement produced in America by the Acts of Parlia-

ment relating to the Colonies.

To William Franklin. 7 September.

130

Concludes to remain in England till he learns the Result

of the first Congress. — Thinks the Bostonians ought not

to pay for the Tea that was destroyed. — Sir William

Johnson.

To Peter Timothy. 7 September.

131

Success of the Congress will depend on the Unanimity

and Firmness of its Members.

From Samuel Cooper to B. Franklin. 9 September. 132

Popular Excitement in Massachusetts. -- Town Meetings. –

General Gage. — Military Force. — Josiah Quincy, Junior.

To Mrs. Jane Mecom. 26 September.

136

Abuse from his Enemies. — False Reports respecting his

Conduct.

To Richard Bache. 30 September.

137

Introducing Thomas Paine.

To Joseph Galloway. 12 October.

138

Elections for a new Parliament. Lord Percy. The

Court will persist in its Measures against America. — In-

utility of Parliament as at present constructed. His own

Situation.

1775.

To Thomas Cushing. 28 January.

. 140

Lord Chatham's Motion for conciliatory Measures. - More

Troops sent to America. — General Gage.

To James Bowdoin. 25 February.

Conduct and Character of the Ministry. — Firmness and

Union recommended to the Colonies.

To Joseph Galloway. 25 February.

144

Plan of Union sent by Galloway to England. — Objections

to a Union. - Preliminary Articles to be agreed upon be-

fore such a Plan should be adopted. — Lord North's Propo-

sal meant to divide rather than to conciliate the Colonies.

To Josiah Quincy. 26 February.

148

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From Joseph Priestley to B. Franklin. 13 Feb., 1776. .

Dr. Price.- Conduct of the Ministry. - Philosophical Ex-

periments. — Fixed Air.

To Charles Lee. 19 February.

Introducing Thomas Paine, the Author of " Common

Sense."

From David Hartley to B. Franklin. 24 February.

Urging Measures of Reconciliation between Great Britain

and the Colonies.

To Philip Schuyler. 11 March.

Commissioners appointed by Congress to go to Canada.

To Lord Stirling. 27 March.

Journey to Canada.

To Josiah Quincy. 15 April.

Journey to Canada. - Proceedings of Congress.

To Philip Schuyler. 27 May.

Journey from Albany to New York.

To the Commissioners in Canada. 27 May.

Prize carried into Boston. — German Auxiliaries. New

Governments advised by Congress. - His ill Health.

To George Washington. 22 July.

Contrivance for destroying the Enemy's Ships.

To Horatio Gates. 28 August.

Resolves of Congress for distributing Papers among the

Hessian Troops. — Prizes taken at Sea, — Dr. Price's Pam-

phlet. - Advices from England.

To Lord Howe. 8 September.

Concerning an Interview requested by his Lordship.

To Philip Mazzei.

Academy of Turin.-Culture of Silk in America. - Seeds

of a Plant from Italy.

To John Hancock, President of Congress. 8 December.

Announces his Arrival in France. - Does not assume a

public Character. -- Military Stores destined for America.

To the Committee of Secret Correspondence. 8 Dec.

1777.

To the Committee of Secret Correspondence. 4 Jan.

To Mrs. Mary Hewson. 12 January.

To the President of Congress. 20 January.

To Mrs. Mary Hewson. 26 January.

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1778.

To Ralph Izard. 29 January.

To James Hutton. 1 February.

On the Means of producing a Reconciliation between

Great Britain and America.

To David Hartley. 12 February.

American Prisoners in England. — Conduct of France in

Regard to the United States. - Change of Ministry neces-

sary for a Conciliation.

From David Hartley to B. Franklin. 20 February.

Lord North's Plan of Reconciliation.

To Thomas Cushing. 21 February.

Treaty of Alliance and Commerce between France and the

United States.

To Arthur Lee. 23 February.

Lord North - Rumor of a Treaty between General Wash-

ington and General Howe.

To David Hartley. 26 February.

Lord North's Conciliatory Bill. — Advice to the English

Whigs.

To Mrs. Catherine Greene. 28 February.

From David Hartley to B. Franklin. 3 March.

Lord North’s Conciliatory Bill. — Lord George Germain.

From Benjamin Vaughan to B. Franklin. 5 March.

Debate in Parliament on a Peace with America.

To Arthur Lee. 17 March.

Concerning Bills drawn by Congress on the Commissioners.

To James Hutton. 24 March.

To Ralph Izard. 30 March.

To William Pulteney. 30 March.

America cannot treat on any Terms short of Independence;

nor at all in Case England makes War against France.

To the President of Congress. 31 March.

Relating to Mr. Deane's Conduct in France.

To Arthur Lee. 1 April. :

On the Setlement of the Commissioners' Accounts.

To Arthur Lee. 4 April.

Respecting Mr. Lee's extraordinary Conduct in Regard

to the personal Intercourse of the Commissioners.

To Arthur Lee. 6 April.

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