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Entered according to the act of Congress, in the year one thousand eight hundred and thirty-nine, by HILLIARD, GRAY, AND Co., in the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the District of Massachusetts.
STEREOTYPED AND PRINTED BY
FOLSOM, WELLS, AND THURSTON,
PRINTERS TO THE UNIVERSITY.
COMPRISING LETTERS, PRIVATE AND OFFICIAL, FROM
THE BEGINNING OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION TO
THE END OF THE AUTHOR'S MISSION TO FRANCE.
The King of France grants to the United States a further
Sum of Six Millions of Livres.- Declines the Mediation
of Russia and Austria. - Dr. Franklin requests Permission
Account of the Squadron and Expedition of Paul Jones.
To Charles W. F. Dumas. 4 May. 1781.
From Miss Georgiana Shipley to B. Franklin. 6 May.
Indian Languages. Mariner's Compass.
To the Marquis de Lafayette. 14 May.
Expedition against Arnold. - British Policy.
From Count de Vergennes to B. Franklin. 8 June.
To William Jackson. 5 July.
To D. Wendorp and Thomas Hope Heyhger. 8 June.
From John Laurens to B. Franklin. 9 June.
Suggests the Appointment of a Secretary of Legation.
To the President of Congress. 11 June. .
Expenses of Foreign Ministers charged on Public Account.
From Samuel Huntington to B. Franklin. 19 June.
Communicating Instructions for the Negotiation of Peace.
To Francis Hopkinson. 13 September.
From John Adams to B. Franklin. 4 October.
Commission for negotiating Peace.
To John Adams. 12 October.
Relative to General Burgoyne and Mr. Laurens.
From Robert R. Livingston to B. Franklin. 24 October.
Mr. Livingston appointed Secretary of Foreign Affairs.
To Thomas McKean. 5 November. .
To Messrs. Kornmann. 21 November.
Relative to a Claim of Relationship with Dr. Franklin.
American Prisoners in England. - Proposed Mediation not
agreed to by the British Cabinet. - Purchases of Goods in
Capitulation of Lord Cornwallis.-General Greene.
From Robert R. Livingston to B. Franklin. 26 November.
Financial Difficulties of the United States. Necessity of
further Assistance from France. - Preparations for another
From Robert Morris to B. Franklin. 5 December. .
Impolicy of the Purchases in Holland. - Disposition of the
American People towards the French.
Scheme of a Loan proposed by John de Neufville of Am-
From William Alexander to B. Franklin. 15 December.
To William Alexander. 15 December.
To David Hartley. 15 December.
To Charles W. F. Dumas. 19 December.
To David Hartley. 15 January.
Account of the Means used for the Release of Mr. Laurens.
From Count de Vergennes to B. Franklin. 31 December.
From David Hartley to B. Franklin. 2 January.
History of the Proceedings for promoting a Negotiation of
Peace. Lord North.- Propositions for a separate Treaty
From Brissot de Warville to B. Franklin. 22 December. 114
Project of a Work on Legislation.
To Miss Martha Laurens. 29 December.
From Professor Embser to B. Franklin. 6 January.
Bipontine Edition of the Classics.
From Robert R. Livingston to B. Franklin. 7 January. .
Suggestions respecting the general Terms of Peace.-
Boundaries. Fisheries.- Loyalists.- Restoration of Rec-
No Negotiations can be opened without the Concurrence