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To Henry Laurens. 13 May, 1784 86
To Charles Thomson. 13 May 87
Ratification of the Definitive Treaty.
To Mr. and Mrs. Jay. 13 May 89
From Francis Hopkinson to B. Franklin. 24 May. . 90
American Philosophical Society. — Defects in the usual
From David Hartley to B. Franklin. 1 June. . • 94
Defects of Form in ratifying the Treaty.
To David Hartley. 2 June 96
Answer to Mr. Hartley's Objections to the Form of the
To the Count de Campomanes. 5 June 98
Franklin's Writings. — Power of an Individual to do Good.
To the President of Congress. 16 June 100
Definitive Treaty ratified. — Jay and Laurens. — The Mar-
From Thomas Jefferson to B. Franklin. 19 June. . . 102
From William Carmichael to B. Franklin. 9 July. . . 104
From Richard Price to B. Franklin. 12 July. . . 105
Dr. Price's Pamphlet on the American Revolution.—Let-
To Thomas Percival. 17 July 107
Remarks on Duelling.
To Messrs. Weems and Gant. 18 July 109
Ordination of American Clergymen of the Episcopal Church.
To Benjamin Vaughan. 26 July I1l
Restraints on Commerce. — Cook's Voyages. — Dr. Price's
From Count de Campomanes to B. Franklin. 26 July. . 114
From Benjamin Harrison to B. Franklin. 27 July. . 116
Requesting him to engage an Artist for executing a Statue
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 125
On receiving a Copy of Cook's Voyages by Order of the
To William Strahan. 19 August. . . . . .126
Invites him to Passy. — Annihilation of profitable Places.—
To George Whatley. 21 August 132
Tract on the Principles of Trade. — Foundling Hospital. —
To a Friend in England. 21 August. . . . .133
From James McHenry to B. Franklin. 24 August. . 135
The Marquis de Lafayette. — The Adjournment of Con-
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
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
SEVERAL POLITICAL AND HISTORICAL TRACTS
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