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To the President of Congress. 26 December, 1783. . 50
Recommending Mr. Hodgson as Consul in London.
To Mrs. Mary Hewson. 26 December 51
To John Jay. 6 January 52
To Samuel Chase. 6 January. 53
To David Hartley. 7 January 55
Change in Administration.—Hereditary Officers of State.
From Charles Thomson to B. Franklin. 15 January. . 56
Treaty of Peace ratified by Congress.
To Mrs. Sarah Bache. 26 January 58
Order of the Cincinnati. — Hereditary Nobility. — De-
From William Strahan to B. Franklin. 1 February. . 65
Urging Dr. Franklin to visit England.
To Henry Laurens. 12 February 67
Remarks on the British Government.
To William Strahan. 16 February 68
Political Disorders in England.
To Benjamin Vaughan. March 70
Reflections on the American Treaty with England.
From David Hartley to B. Franklin. 2 March. . . 71
To Charles Thomson. 9 March 72
To Henry Laurens. 12 March 73
To Mrs. Mary Hewson. 19 March 75
To M. de la Condamine. 19 March 75
Animal Magnetism. — Cure of Diseases.
From Richard Price to B. Franklin. 6 April. . . 77
The Royal Society. — Political Affairs in England. — Dr.
Price's Design to write concerning the United States.
To John Walter. 17 April 79
On the Logographic Method of Printing.
To Benjamin Webb. 22 April 82
A new Method of repaying Money lent
To Samuel Mather. 12 May 82
Cotton Mather. — Biographical Anecdotes.
To the President of Congress. 12 May 85
Commerce with the British and French Colonies.
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.—
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 Ill
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
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. —
To a Friend in England. 21 August. . . . .133
General Melville. — Profession of Faith. —The Old Tes-
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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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. — Toleratjon.
To Thomas Jefferson. 23 November 151
From John Jay to B. Franklin. 13 December.
The Marquis de Lafayette. — Congress.
To David Hartley. 3 January. ....
To John Jay. 8 February
To the President of Congress. 8 February. .
To Richard Price. 18 March
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.
Manufactures. — Books. — Loose Printing.
To John Ingenhousz. 29 April.
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
To John Jay. 10 May.
To Charles Thomson. 10 May.
To Jonathan Williams. 19 May.
To George Whatley. 19 May. .
From Count de Vergennes to B. Franklin. 22 May
Regrets Dr. Franklin's Departure. —Assures him of the
Esteem of the King.
To George Whatley. 23 May
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.
From Richard Price to B. Franklin. 3 June, 1785. . 182
Library for the Town of Franklin.
From Claudius Crigan to B. Franklin. 7 June. . . 183
To Thomas Barclay. 19 June 184
Relative to his Charges for Salary as Minister Plenipo-
To . 20 June 186
Dissuading him from attempting to cross to England in a
From Francis Maseres to B. Franklin. 20 June. . . 187
Policy of restoring the confiscated Estates to the Loyalists.
— National Debt
To Francis Maseres. 26 June. 190
Results of the American Contest — State of America. —
The Loyalists. — Confiscation of Estates.
To Mrs. Mary Hewson. 26 June. ... . 194
From Richard Jackson to B. Franklin. 27 June. . . 195
State of Affairs produced by the Peace. — Great Britain.—
France. — East Indies.
From Mathon de la Cour to B. Franklin. 30 June. . 197
From Thomas Pownall to B. Franklin. 3 July. . .198
Political Remarks. — England. — America.
To Mrs. Mary Hewson. 4 July 201
Leaves Passy. — Travels to Havre in the King's Litter.
To Claudius Crigan. 5 July 202
Practicability and Expediency of establishing a Bishop in
To Granville Sharp. 5 July 205
Law of Gavelkind. — Election of Bishops. — Abridged
To David Hartley. 5 July 208
To Mathon de la Cour. 9 July 209
From M. de Castries to B. Franklin. 10 July. . . 212