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To Benjamin Vaughan. 24 October, 1788. . . . 364
Memoirs of his Life. — Turkish War. — Price and Priest-
ley. - Heresy.
To Mrs. Elizabeth Partridge. 25 November. . . . 366
To Mrs. Jane Mecom. 26 November. . . . .
To Charles Thomson. 29 November. . . . 368
Dr. Franklin's Public Services.
To the President of Congress. 29 November. . . 375
Requesting a Settlement of his Accounts.
From Miss Catherine L. Shipley to B. Franklin. 24 Dec. 379
On the Death of her Father, the Bishop of St. Asaph.
From Richard Price to B. Franklin. December. . . 380
Death of the Bishop of St. Asaph. - Dr. Rush. — Federal
Constitution. — Affairs in England.
To the Abbé Morellet. 30 December. . . . . 382
To Alexander Small. 17 February. . . . .
To Mrs. Catherine Greene. 2 March. . . . . 386
From M. Le Veillard to B. Franklin. 25 April. . . 387
State of Affairs in France. - Duke of Orleans.
To Miss Catherine Louisa Shipley. 27 April. . . .
On the Death of her father.
To Charles Carroll. 25 May. . . . . . .
To Richard Price. 31 May. . . . . . 393
Reflections on Life and Death.
To Benjamin Vaughan. 3 June. . . . . . 393
Relative to the Memoirs of his Life.
To Mrs. Jane Mecom. 3 August. . . . . . 394
To George Washington. 16 September. . . . . 395
From George Washington to B. Franklin. 23 September. 396
To Benjamin Vaughan. 2 November. . . . . 397
Memoirs of his Life. — Rules for Composition. — Congress.
- Parable against Persecution.
To John Wright. 4 November.
November. . . . . . 401
United States. - Abolition of the Slave Trade.
From the Princess of Daschkoff to B. Franklin. 4 Nov. 405,
Giving him Notice of his having been chosen a Member
of the Imperial Academy of Sciences.
To Samuel Moore. 5 November, 1789. . . . 406
To Alexander Small. 5 November. . . . . .
Poor Laws. — American Loyalists. - French and English
To M. Le Roy. 13 November. . . . . .
On the Affairs of France.
To David Hartley. 4 December. . . . . .
Convulsions in France. - Great Britain and the United
To Mrs. Jane Mecom. 17 December. . . . . 411
To Noah Webster. 26 December. . . . . . 412
On the English Language. — Improper Use of certain
Words in America – Universality of the French Lan-
guage. - Improvements in Printing.
From John Paul Jones to B. Franklin. 27 December. . 419
On his leaving the Employment of the Empress of Russia.
To — 19 January. . . . . . . . 420
Construction of the Treaty of Commerce between France
and the United States.
From Ezra Stiles to B. Franklin. 28 January. . . 421
Requesting a Portrait of Dr. Franklin for Yale College. -
Inquiry respecting his religious Sentiments.
To Ezra Stiles. 9 March. . . . . . . . 422
Consents to have his Portrait taken. — Explains his Senti-
ments on religious Subjects.
To Mrs. Jane Mecom. 24 March. . . . . . 425
To Charles Thomson. 11 July. . .
Proprietary Government in Philadelphia. - Stamp Act.
To Charles Thomson. 27 February. . . .
Expected Repeal of the Stamp Act.
To Charles Thomson. 27 September. . . .
Repeal of the Stamp Act.
To M. Le Roy. 31 January. . . . . . 433
Authorship of the “ Farmer's Letters." - Commercial Res.
olutions in America. - Political Errors.
To Charles Thomson. 5 February. . . . 435
Petition of the First Congress presented to the King and
Parliament. — Manner in which it was received. — Lord
Camden. - Lord Chatham's Speech and Plan of Concilia-
To Charles Thomson. 31 March.
Concerning the Ratification of the Treaty of Peace.
To Charles Thomson. 16 April. . . . . . 440
Treaty of Peace. — British Ministry. - Public Funds. -
French Alliance. — Treaties with Foreign Powers.
To Charles Thomson. 14 June. . . . . . 441
Projects and Plans by Persons in Europe for the Consid-
eration of Congress. — King of Sweden.
To Charles Thomson. 18 June...
Respecting a Million of Livres in the Account of the Amer-
ican Banker in France.
To Mrs. Jane Mecom. 20 September.
Attendance in the Convention. -- Disapprobation of War.
- Precautions for protecting Houses from Fire.
To M. Dubourg. . . . . . . . . 446
On the Nature of Sea Coal.
To Thomas Jefferson. 8 April. . . . . . 447
Concerning the Eastern Boundary of the United States.
1. List of the Author's Writings, chronologically arranged 449
11. Letters written by Franklin to Individuals and Public Bodies 464 .
III. Letters addressed to Franklin by various Persons . . 476
IV. Miscellaneous Letters . . . . . . . 481
V. General Index . . . . . . . . 485
LETTERS PRIVATE AND OFFICIAL,
THE BEGINNING OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION
THE END OF THE AUTHOR'S MISSION TO FRANCE.