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Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1874, by
JOHN BIG E LOW,
In the Office of the Librarian of Congress at Washington.

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PART III.

CHAPTER XI.

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Negotiations with Lord Howe for a Reconciliation with the Colonies —Franklin's Curtain Lecture to John Adams (1776) - . 361-370

CHAPTER XIII.

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

CHAPTER XIV.

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

CHAPTER XV.

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

CHAPTER XVI.

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.

CHAPTER XVII.

Never a Good War or a Bad Peace—British Devilism—Prospects of
Science—Invites Washington to visit Europe—Free Ships make
Free Goods—Madame Brillon—The Ephemera—Dialogue between
Franklin and the Gout—His Eurydice and Madame Helvetius—An
Economical Project for diminishing the Cost of Light—Indiscretion
of John Adams—Count de Vergennes declines answering his Letters
—Desperate Situation of the American Republic—New Appeal for
Aid, and a Warning to France (1780) . - - - . 497-547

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