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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
Methods of Teaching Languages. — Balloons.

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
Ratification of the Treaty.

To the Count de Campomanes. 5 June 98

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 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-
ter from M. Turgot.

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
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 125

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.
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