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DISTRICT OF PENNSYLVANIA, 'ro wrr:

BE IT REMEMBERED, That on the Twentieth day of February, in the Thirty Third year of the Independence of‘ the United States of America, A. D. 1809, WILLIAM the said district, hath deposited in this office, the title of a book, the right whereof he claims as proprietor, in the words following, to wit: “ The Works of Dr. Benjamin Franklin, in Philosophy, “ Politics, and Morals: containing, beside all the \Vritings published “ in former Collections, his Diplomatic Correspondence, as minister of “ the United States,. at the Court of Versailles; a variety of Literary

“ Articles, and Epistolary Correspondence never before published: With Memoirs and Anecdotes of his Life.”

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In conformity to the Act of the Congress of the United States, inti~ d, “ an Act for the encouragement of learning, by securing the es of maps, charts, and hooks, to the authors and proprietors of such ies during the times therein mentioned.” And also to the Act, entid, “ an Act supplementary to an Act, entitled, ‘ an Act for the en~ ouragement of learning, by securing the copies of maps, charts, and ‘mks, to the authors and proprietors of such copies during the times~ .herein mentioned,’ and extending the benefits thereof to the arts ot'de~ signing‘, engraving, and etching historical and other prints.” D. CALDWELL

Clerk {if flit District of Pennsylvania.

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Instrument annulling 11th and 12th articles of treaty with France,

September 1, 1778. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 66

To James Lovell, December 2. - - - - - - - - - - - - 67

To Samuel I-Iuntingdon, president of Congress, December 2. - - 68

To the same, December 3. - - - - - . . . - - _ . . . 69

To the same, March 12, 1781. - - - - - - - - - - - - - 71

To count de Vergennes, February 13 - - - - - - - ~ - - 76

To the same, March 6. - - . - - . - _ . _ . _ . _ _ 73

To M. Reyneval, secretary to the council of state, March 11. - '- ibz'rl.

To Francis Lewis, and the board of admiralty, March 17, I781. - - 80

Charter party of J. Paul Jones, and his associates of the squadron,

(without date) - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 88

Two letters to Samuel Huntingdon, president of Congress, . - - ibid.

To sir Grey Cooper, secretary of the treasury of Great Britain, No-

vember 7, 1780. - - - - - - - - - - - - ~ - - - - 91

The answer, November 29, - - - - - — - - - - - - - ibid.

Lieutenant-governor of Tower of London, to sir G. Cooper, Nov. 27. 92

To Francis Lewis, May 16, 1781. - - - - - - - - - . - . ibid,

To S'amuel Hunting‘don, president of Congress, June 11. - - - - 93

Count de Vergennes to Dr. Franklin, June 8. - - - - . . . - 94,

To Samuel Hunting-don, July 11. - - - - - - - . - . . - 95

To the same, September 13. - - - - - - - - . . - - . ibii

To Thomas M‘Kean, president of Congress, November 5. - - - - 97

Protest of a captured ship captain. - - - - . - . . . . . 51,5111

Count de Vergennes to Dr. Franklin, October 24-. - - - - - . 104.

Memorial concerning clothing from France. - - - - - - . ibid,

To major W. Jackson, June 28, 1781. - - - - . . _ _ _ . 107

Major Jackson’s answer, June 29. - - - - - - . - . . . . 108

Another to the same, July 2. - - - - - - - - - -v . . . 55%

M. Necker’s order in favor of major Jackson, May 12. - - - . . 109

Major Jackson to Dr. Franklin, July 2. - _ - . . - . .. . _ 111

Another from the same, July 2. - - - - - - _ - - . . . {17,111

Dr. Franklin’s reply, July 5. - - - - - - . - - - . . _ 112

Another to major Jackson, same date' - - - - - - - - - . 113

Anotherto the same, July 6. - - - - - - . - . - . _ _ 114

To R. R. Livingston, secretary for foreign affairs, January 28, 1782. 116

To the same, same date. - - - - - - - - - - . . . .11,“

To the same, March 4-, 17852. .- - - - - - - - - - . . . 117

Franklin,]une9. -~ - . - - - - - - - - . - - . -153

To the secretary of foreign affairs of the United States, August 12. 154

T0 Robert Morris, August 12. - - - - - . . . . - - . ‘158

To the secretary nt‘ foreign afi'airs, September 3. - - - - - - - 161

To the president of Congress, March 12. a - - . _ . - . - 164,

From John Jay to the president of Congress, April 25, 1781. - - - 167

From the same to Dr. Franklin, April 21, 1781. - - - - - . . iln'i

Col. John Laurens, to Dr. Franklin, June 9, 1781. - ,- - - _ . 168

Dr. Franklin to R. Oswald, concerning capt. Charles Asgill, July 28,

1782.--------------------169

To John Adams, minister at the Hague, July 11, 1781. - - - - - 170

Mr. Adams’s answer, October 4, 1781. - - - - - - . . - . 172

To the secretary of foreign affairs, September 26, 1782. - - - - ibid.

Richard Oswald, communicating a letter from T. Townsend, British

secretary of state, September 24'. - - - - - - - - - L . 173

Secretary T0wnsend.’s letter, ~ - - - . - - - . . . . _ 174,

Count de Vergennes to Dr. Franklin, August 23. - - - ~ - - ibia'.

W. T. Franklin, to the secretary for foreign affairs of United States,

October 2, 1782. - - - - - - - -. q - - - - - - - 175

To the secretary of foreign afl'airs, United States, October 11. - - ibid,

To the same, November 7’. - a - - - - - - - - - - - - - 178

To the same, enclosing preliminaries of peace, same date. ,- - - - ibid-

Provisional articles with Great Britain, November 30, 1782. - - - 179

To the secretary of foreign affairs, December 5. - - - - -' -, - 185

Articlesof peace. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -193

Facts stated by Dr. F. respecting British merchants demands, 82c. - ibidi

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BR. FRANKLIN’S JOURNAL,

Containing particulars of the negociation begun at Passy, May 9, 1782.
Negociation opened through lord Cholmondely, by a note from him to
Dr. Franklin, dated March 21, 1782. _ - - - - - - - - ~ 203

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