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From Samuel Cooper to B. Franklin. 23 May, 1780. . 455

Service of a French Frigate. — Alliance with France.—

Count d'Estaing.

To an Agent for American Cruisers. 30 May. . . 458

Free Ships make free Goods.

To the President of Congress. 31 May 459

Trouble of maritime Affairs. — Difficulty of meeting Drafts.

— Capture of neutral Vessels. — Rule adopted by the Eu-

ropean Powers. — Unfavorable Disposition in Europe to-

wards England. — Difficulties in the Exchange of Prisoners.

To the President of Congress. 1 June 465

Recommending Commodore Jones.

To Robert Morris. 3 June 465

State of Affairs in Europe.— Neutral Trade.

To Charles W. F. Dumas. 5 June 466

Neutral Ships. — Private Property ought not to be disturbed

in Time of War. — Letter of General Clinton.

To John Jay. 13 June 469

Letters broken open. — Bills of Exchange. — Print of Dr.

Franklin.

To William Carmichael. 17 June 471

Sir John Dalrymple. — The Marquis de Lafayette. — Riots

in London Madame Brillon.

To John Fothergill. 19 June 474

To Charles W. F. Dumas. 22 June 475

To M. de Sartine. 27 June 476

From Count de Vergennes to B. Franklin. 30 June. . 477

American Paper Money held by Foreigners.

To Count de Vergennes. 10 July 479

Foreign Merchants ought not to suffer from the Deprecia-

tion of American Paper Money.

From David Hartley to B. Franklin. 17 July. . . 480

Conciliatory Bill rejected in the House of Commons.

To Alexander Small. 22 July 481

To Charles W. F. Dumas. 26 July 482

Capture of Charleston. — Jones and Landais.

To the President of Congress. 9 August. . . . 484

Disputes of Jones and Landais. — French Court displeased

with Mr. Adams's Correspondence.— Armed Neutrality.

To James Lovell. 10 August 491
To John Paul Jones. 12 August, 1780 493

From John Adams to B. Franklin. 17 August. . . 494

Opinions in Europe concerning the American War.

From James Hutton to B. Franklin. 21 August. . . 496

Moravian Missionaries in Labrador.

To Charles W. F. Dumas. 2 October 498

Relative to M. Dumas's Appointment and Services.

To John Jay. 2 October 499

Money obtained in France to meet the Drafts of Congress.

To Miss Georgiana Shipley. 8 October .... 502

To Charles W. F. Dumas. 9 October 504

To Richard Price. 9 October 505

Toleration. — Religious Tests.

To Thomas Ruston. 9 October 506

American Finance and Paper Money.

From John Jebb to B. Franklin. 11 October. . . 508

Proposal of a Federal Union between America and England.

From John Adams to B. Franklin. 4 November. . . 513

To Sir Grey Cooper. 7 November 514

Requesting Relief for Mr. Laurens, Prisoner in the Tower.

From Count de Vergennes to B. Franklin. 26 November. 515

From Charles Vernon to Sir Grey Cooper. 27 November. 516

Mr. Laurens's Treatment in the Tower.

From Sir Grey Cooper to B. Franklin. 29 November. . 517

From John Adams to B. Franklin. 30 November. . . 518

Affairs in Holland.

To James Lovell. 2 December. 520

Embarrassed with the Numerous Drafts from Congress.

To the President of Congress. 2 December. . . . 521

Advisable to furnish the French Troops with Provisions in

America.

To the President of Congress. 3 December. . . . 522

Captivity of Mr. Laurens. —Memorial of Sir Joseph Yorke.

— Delays in sending Supplies. — Portuguese Ship captured

by an American Cruiser.

To Charles W. F. Dumas. 3 December. . . .525

1781.

From Samuel Huntington to B. Franklin. 1 January. . 526

Instructions for procuring a further Loan in France.

CORRESPONDENCE,
PART SECOND;

COMPRISING

LETTERS, PRIVATE AND OFFICIAL,

FROM

THE TIME OF THE AUTHOR'S FIRST MISSION TO ENGLAND,

TO

THE BEGINNING OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION.

1757—1775.

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