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To Henry Laurens. 13 May, 1784. . . . .

To Charles Thomson. 13 May. . . .

Ratification of the Definitive Treaty.

To Mr. and Mrs. Jay. 13 May. . . . .

From Francis Hopkinson to B. Franklin. 24 May. .

American Philosophical Society. — Defects in the usual

Methods of Teaching Languages. – Balloons.

From David Hartley to B. Franklin. 1 June.

Defects of Form in ratifying the Treaty.

To David Hartley. 2 June. . .

Answer to Mr. Hartley's Objections to the Form of the

Ratification of the Treaty.

To the Count de Campomanes. 5 June. . . . .

Franklin's Writings. — Power of an Individual to do Good.

– Two erroneous Opinions injurious to national Felicity.-

Hereditary Descents.

To the President of Congress. 16 June. . . . . 100

Definitive Treaty ratified. — Jay and Laurens. — The Mar-

quis de Lafayette.

From Thomas Jefferson to B. Franklin. 19 June. . 102

From William Carinichael to B. Franklin. 9 July. . . . 104

From Richard Price to B. Franklin. 12 July. . . 105

Dr. Price's Pamphlet on the American Revolution. — Let-

ter from M. Turgot.

To Thomas Percival. 17 July. . . . . .

Remarks on Duelling.

To Messrs. Weems and Gant. 18 July. . . . . 109

Ordination of American Clergymen of the Episcopal Church.

To Benjamin Vaughan. 26 July. . . . . . 111

Restraints on Commerce. — Cook's Voyages. - Dr. Price's

Pamphlet. — Luxury.

From Count de Campomanes to B. Franklin. 26 July.. 114

Remarks on Dr. Franklin's Writings. — His Discoveries. —

Laws in Spain. — Royal Academy of History.

From Benjamin Harrison to B. Franklin. 27 July. 116

Requesting him to engage an Artist for executing a Statue

of General Washington.

To Count de Mercy Argenteau. 30 July. . . . 118

From Count de Mercy Argenteau to B. Franklin. 30 July. 119
To Messrs. Sears and Smith. 4 August, 1784. . . 119

Duty on Slaves imported into the French Islands.

To Mrs. Mary Hewson. 15 August. . . . . 120

Invites her to come to Paris.

To William Franklin. 16 August. . . . . . 121

To Richard Price. 16 August. . . . . . . 123

Balloons. — English Constitution. — State of America.

To Lord Howe. 18 August. .

On receiving a Copy of Cook's Voyages by Order of the

King.

To William Strahan. 19 August. . . . . . 126

Invites him to Passy.- Annihilation of profitable Places.-

American Congress and British Parliament. — The late

War.- Emigration.

To George Whatley. 21 August. . . . . . 132

Tract on the Principles of Trade. — Foundling Hospital. -

Double Spectacles.

To a Friend in England. 21 August. . . . . . 133

General Melville. — Profession of Faith. – The Old Tes-

tament.

From James McHenry to B. Franklin. 24 August. . 135

The Marquis de Lafayette. — The Adjournment of Con-

gress, and Dissolution of the Committee of the States.

From Count de Vergennes to B. Franklin. 27 August. . 137

To Count de Vergennes. 3 September. . . . . 138

To Benjamin Vaughan. 7 September. . . . . 138

Introducing Count Mirabeau.

From Count de Vergennes to B. Franklin. 9 September. 139

From William Carmichael to B. Franklin. 25 September. 140

Appointment of M. Gardoqui as Minister from Spain to the

United States. -Count de Galvez.

From Count de Mercy Argenteau to B. Franklin. 28 Sept. 142

From Robert Morris to B. Franklin. 30 September. . 143

Settlement of the Public Accounts. - Contingent Fund.

To Charles Thomson. 16 October. . . . . 145

From Richard Price to B. Franklin. 21 October. . . 146

Sinking Fund. — Balloons.

VOL. X.

WORKS

BENJAMIN FRANKLIN;

CONTAINING

SEVERAL POLITICAL AND HISTORICAL TRACTS

NOT INCLUDED IN ANY FORMER EDITION,

AND

MANY LETTERS OFFICIAL AND PRIVATE

NOT HITHERTO PUBLISHED;

WITH

NOTES

AND

A LIFE OF THE AUTHOR.

BY JARED SPARKS.

VOLUME X.

BOSTON:
CHARLES TAPPAN, PUBLISHER.

LOUISVILLE, KY.:
ALSTON MY GATT.

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