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THE NTV YORK
PUBLIC LIBSARY
632380 A
ASTOR, LENOX AND
TILDEN FOUNDATIONS

R 1932 I

Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1874, by

JOHN BIGELOW,
In the Office of the Librarian of Congress at Washington.

LIPPINCOTT's PRESS

PHILADELPHIA.

pitals—The Three Greenlanders, Official Salaries-American Royal-

ists—Elective Bishops-His Abridged Liturgy-Quits Passy-Jour-

ney to Havre-Voyage to Southampton-Attention from English

Friends—Voyage to the United States--Arrival Home (1785). 301-331

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CHAPTER XI.

Freedom of Commerce—Herschel and his Discoveries-Folly of War-

Picture of Franklin during the Session of the Convention to frame a

New Constitution-Speech in Favor of opening the Convention daily

with Prayer-Speech against allowing Salaries to Executive Officers

-Advises the Adoption of the Constitution (1787).

376–396

CHAPTER XII.

Re-elected President of Pennsylvania—Buffon-Remedy for the Stone

-Conveniences of a Revenue Tariff—The First Steamboat-Honesty

of Heretics—Franklin's Public Services—Unavailing Requests for a

Settlement of his Accounts (1787) .

397-430

CHAPTER XIII.

Retirement from Public Life-Remedy for Deafness-Death of the Good

Bishop-Penalties of Old Age-Farewell to Washington—The Perils

of too Good Credit -The Slave Trade-Noah Webster-Franklin's

Religious Views Last Illness—and Death (1789-1790). 431-469

CHAPTER XIV.

Franklin's Last Will and Testament-His Epitaph

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470-490

BIBLIOGRAPHY

• 491-512

INDEX.

513-542

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