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To the President of Congress. 26 December, 1783.,

Recommending Mr. Hodgson as Consul in London.

To Mrs. Mary Hewson. 26 December. . . . .

1784.

To John Jay. 6 January. . . . . . . .

To Samuel Chase. 6 January. . . . . .

To David Hartley. 7 January. . .

Change in Administration. — Hereditary Officers of State.

From Charles Thomson to B. Franklin. 15 January. .

Treaty of Peace ratified by Congress.

To Mrs. Sarah Bache. 26 January. . . . . .

Order of the Cincinnati. — Hereditary Nobility. - De-

scending Honors.

From William Strahan to B. Franklin. 1 February.

Urging Dr. Franklin to visit England.

To Henry Laurens. 12 February. . . . . .

Remarks on the British Government.

To William Strahan. 16 February. . . . . .

Political Disorders in England.

To Benjamin Vaughan. March. . . . .

Reflections on the American Treaty with England.

From David Hartley to B. Franklin. 2 March. .

To Charles Thomson. 9 March. . . . .

To Henry Laurens. 12 March. . . . . .

To Mrs. Mary Hewson. 19 March. . . . . .

To M. de la Condamine. 19 March. . . . .

Animal Magnetism. — Cure of Diseases.

From Richard Price to B. Franklin. 6 April. . .

The Royal Society. - Political Affairs in England. - Dr.

Price's Design to write concerning the United States.

To John Walter. 17 April. . . . . .

On the Logographic Method of Printing.

To Benjamin Webb. 22 April. . . . . .

A new Method of repaying Money lent

To Samuel Mather. 12 May. . . . . . .

Cotton Mather. — Biographical Anecdotes.

To the President of Congress. 12 May. . . . .

Commerce with the British and French Colonies.

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. . . . . 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. . . . .

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

To Charles Thomson. 11 November, 1784. . . . 147

From George Whatley to B. Franklin. 15 November. . 147

Principles of Trade. — Foundling Hospitals. - Spectacles,

– Powers of Congress. — Toleration.

To Thomas Jefferson. 23 November. . . . . 151

From John Jay to B. Franklin. 13 December. , . 152

The Marquis de Lafayette. — Congress.

1785.

To David Hartley. 3 January. . . . . . . 153

To John Jay. 8 February. . . . . ...

To the President of Congress. 8 February. . . .

To Richard Price. 18 March. . . .

. 158

Purchase of Books for the Town of Franklin.

To William Carmichael. 22 March. . . .

To the President of Congress. 12 April. . .

To Benjamin Vaughan. 21 April...

. 161

Manufactures. — Books. — Loose Printing.

To John Ingenhousz. 29 April. . . . . . 163

Invitation to accompany him to America. — Idle Stories

about that Country. - Emperor of Germany.

To Count de Vergennes. 3 May. . . . .

To Mrs. Mary Hewson. 5 May. . . . .

From M. de Rayneval to B. Franklin. 8 May. . .

To John Jay. 10 May. . . . . . . . 169

To Charles Thomson. 10 May. . . . . .

To Jonathan Williams. 19 May. . . . . . 170

To George Whatley. 19 May. . . . . . . 171

From Count de Vergennes to B. Franklin. 22 May. . 171

Regrets Dr. Franklin's Departure. - Assures him of the

Esteem of the King.

To George Whatley. 23 May. . . . . . 172

Moral and Philosophical Reflections. — Foundling Hospital

at Paris. — Cincinnati. — American Confederation. — Anec-

dote of three Greenlanders. — Double Spectacles.

From Thomas Percival to B. Franklin. 23 May. .

Perceptive Power of Vegetables. — Bishop Watson's Col

lection of Tracts. — Christian Charity,

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