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Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1874, by
CONTENTS OF VOLUME II.
1772) . - - - - - - - - - - . 80–125
Negotiations with Lord Howe for a Reconciliation with the Colonies —Franklin's Curtain Lecture to John Adams (1776) - . 361-370
Franklin's Mission to France—Complaints of Lord Stormont—Arrival in Passy–M. de Chaumont—Reception in Paris–Count de Vergennes—Lord Stormont—Lafayette—Capture of Burgoyne–Treaty of Alliance with France (1776–1778) . . . . . 371-416
Recall of Silas Deane—France prepares for War—Advances made to Franklin by the English Government—His Difficulties with Mr. Lee —Franklin and Voltaire (1778) - - - - - . 417-434
New Attempts to corrupt the Commissioners—Pickpocket Commerce —Too many Cooks—Indiscretion of British Commissioners—The Wreckers—Cruelty to American Prisoners—American Extravagance —Named Minister Plenipotentiary (1778–1779) - - . 435-475
Inception of Irish Emigration to America—Intrigues of Personal Enemies—The First Clay Medallion in France—Rules for judging Englishmen—Sword to Lafayette—Beaumarchais' Accounts—Paying too much for the Whistle—Complaint of the Left Hand (1779–T 1780) - - - - - - - - - - . 476–496 x.
Never a Good War or a Bad Peace—British Devilism—Prospects of