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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.
To John Foxcroft. 4 February.
Agency in procuring Walpole's Grant.-Postoffice.
To Cadwallader Evans. 6 February.
Silk produced in Pennsylvania, and sent to England for
From David Hume to B. Franklin. 7 February.
To Thomas Cushing. 13 April.
Little done in Parliament relating to America. Lord
To Mrs. Deborah Franklin. 5 May.
To Mrs. Deborah Franklin. 14 July.
To William Frank.in. 17 August.
To William Franklin. 19 August.
Removal of Lord Hillsborough. Lord Dartmouth.
To William Franklin. 19 August, 1772.
Lord Hillsborough refuses Admittance to him. — His agree-
able Situation in London. — Desires to return Home.
Chosen into the Royal Academy at Paris.
To Anthony Benezet. 22 August.
To Joseph Galloway. 22 August.
Lord Hillsborough's Resignation. — Lord Dartmouth suc-
To Thomas Cushing. 3 September.
Petition to the King. — Lord Dartmouth appointed Minis-
To Joseph Priestley. 19 September.
Moral Algebra, or Method of deciding doubtful Matters
Rhubarb, — Upland Rice. — Chinese Tallow Tree.
To Thomas Cushing. 4 November. .
Petition to the King put into the Hands of Lord Dartmouth.
To Joseph Galloway. 2 December. .
Court of Exchequer. — The India Company. — Duty on
To Thomas Cushing. 2 December. .
Petition from Massachusetts Bay.- Conversation with Lord
Conversation with Lord Dartmouth on American Affairs. –
Condition of the India Company. - Security of the Colo-
nies lies in their growing Strength.
To Mrs. Deborah Franklin. 6 January.
To William Franklin. 14 February.
Ministry embarrassed with the Affairs of the India Com-
Proceedings of the Town of Boston. — Governor Hutchin-
From Samuel Cooper to B. Franklin. 15 March, 1773.
Lord Dartmouth. Measures adopted by the Towns in
Massachusetts. — Conduct of the Governor. - Administra-
tion in England universally disapproved.
Lord Dartmouth's Wish to heal the Breach between Great
Bishop of St. Asaph's Sermon.— Its liberal Sentiments in
Slavery in America. - Ships transporting Convicts to Vir-
Governor Hutchinson's Speech to the Assembly of Massa-
chusetts. Conversation with Lord Dartmouth respecting
it, and the Assembly's Answer.
Petition presented to the King, and the Answer.
From Samuel Cooper to B. Franklin. 14 June.
Committees of Correspondence. — Account of the Pro-
ceedings of the Massachusetts Assembly in Regard to
From Thomas Cushing to B. Franklin. 25 June.
Hutchinson's Letters. — Petition to the King for the Re-
moval of Governor Hutchinson and Lieutenant-Governor
Controversy with Governor Hutchinson. - Resolves of the
Virginia House of Burgesses. — Dr. Franklin justifies him-
self against the Charge of Neglect, as Agent for Massa-
Parliament prorogued. — The King's Answer to the Amer-
ican Petitions. — Proposed Means of obtaining Redress. —
General Sentiments of the People in England respecting
America. - Captain Calef. — Sir Francis Bernard's Project.
Dissenters' Petition. - Discovery of America by Europeans
before Columbus. - Remarks on the Proceedings against
To Samuel Cooper. 7 July, 1773. ..
Unanimity of the People of Massachusetts in the Senti-
ments of Liberty.-- Hutchinson's Letters.
Meeting with Lord North at Lord Le Despencer's. - Lord
Dartmouth. — Anecdote of Lord Hillsborough.
Prudence and Moderation recommended in the political
Printing of Hutchinson's Letters.
Address of Massachusetts for the Removal of their Gov-
ernor and Lieutenant-Governor.
To William Franklin. 1 September.
Resolutions of the New England Townships. - Project to
form a Union with Ireland.-Hutchinson's Letters.
To Thomas Cushing. 12 September.
Project to avoid repealing the American Tea Duty.
To John Baskerville. 21 September.
Sale of Printers' Types. — Sheet of Chinese Paper.
To William Franklin. 6 October.
Right of the British Parliament to make Laws binding the
Colonies, denied. — Lord Mansfield's Opinion of the pre-
tended Prussian Edict. — The Reading of it at Lord
Le Despencer's by Paul Whitehead.
To Thomas Cushing. 1 November.
Proposed Accommodation with Great Britain. Petition
Art of printing on China Ware.— Use of the Art in teach-
G To Joseph Galloway. 3 November. ,
Supposed Disposition to compose the Differences with
To William Franklin. 3 November, 1773.
From Samuel Cooper to B. Franklin. 10 November.
Method of warming Churches. – Hutchinson's Letters.-
Petition for the Removal of the Governors presented by
Lord Dartmouth. — Dued between Mr. Temple and Mr.
To William Franklin. 5 January.
Insinuations respecting Mr. Galloway. – Dr. Franklin pro-
To Thomas Cushing. 15 February.
A particular Account of the Proceedings of the Privy
Council on the Petition of the Assembly of Massachusetts
for the Removal of Governor Hutchinson. — Dr. Franklin
dismissed from his Office of Deputy Postmaster-General in
To Joseph Galloway. 18 February. .
Acts of the Pennsylvania Assembly. — Duty on Tea.-
To Samuel Cooper. 25 February.
Treatment of Dr. Franklin in Consequence of sending
Hutchinson's Letters. — French Edition of his Writings.
Petitions to Parliament from Americans in London.
Alarm of the Manufacturers. -New Measures hostile to
To Mrs. Deborah Franklin. 28 April.
Proposes to return Home. — Illness and Death of Mr.
Massachusetts Affairs. - Lord Chatham. - Postoffice.
Bishop of St. Asaph's Speech. – Poetry. - Use of Elo-
To Mrs. Deborah Franklin. 22 July.
From a Committee of New Jersey to B. Franklin.
Making Inquiry respecting the Proceedings of the Admin-