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to Miss Stevenson, London, May 16, 1760. Advice
to John Baskerville, Printer, 1760.
to John Alleyne, esq. Aug. 9, 1768. On early mara
to Michael Collinson, esq. 1768 or 69. Respecting
Mr. Peter Collinson
to Michael Hillegas, esq. March 17, 1770. On
covering houses with copper!
to Samuel Rhoads, esq. June 26, 1770. Containing
the method of covering houses with copper
to Governor Franklin, Aug. 19, 1772. On exercise
of the body
to Mr. Anthony Benezet, Aug. 22, 1772.
to Dr. Priestley, Sept. 19, 1772.
or method of deciding doubtful matters with
to the Rev. Dr. Mäther, July 7, 1773.
petition-- America known to the Europeans be-
to Samuel Danforth, esq. July 25, 1773
to His Most Serene Highness Don Gabriel of Bour-
bon, Philadelphia, Dec. 12, 1775. On receiving
24 Dr. Franklin to Dr. Priestley, Paris, Jan. 27, 1777. Phi
losopher's stone-State of affairs in America 25 to Mrs. Thompson, (at. Lille ) Feb. 8, 1777 26 to Dr. Cooper, (Boston) May 1, 1777
29 to Mr. Winthrop, (Boston) May 1, 1777
30 to Mr. Cushing, (Boston) May 1, 1777
32 to Mr. Thomas Viny, (Tenterden, Kent) Passy, near Paris, May 4, 1779
32 to Mrs. Wright, London ) May 4, 1779
33 to General Beckwith, May 17, 1779. Discourag
ing his going to the United States under the
35 to Sir Edward Newenham, bart. (Dublin) May
27, 1779. Respecting Irish emigrations to the
37 'to General Gates, June 2, 1779. Relative to the
Chevalier De Ramondis-Capitulation of Sara-
38 to Richard Bache, esq. (bis son-in-law) June 2, 1779.
Respecting Dr. F.'s enemies in America - His
39 to Mrs. Bache, (his daughter) June 3, 1779. Various matter
41 to Mr. Bridgen, (London) Oct. 2, 1779. On copper coinage for the United States
45 to B. Vaughan, esq. Nov. 9, 1779. On his edition of some of Dr. Franklin's Writings
46 to Francis Hopkinson, esq. June 4, 1779
48 to Pere Beccaria Nov. 19, 1779
49 to Dr. Price, Feb, 6, 1780
50 to Dr. Priestley, Feb. 8, 1780. On true science
Reflections on the inconveniences 'attending all
52 to General Washington, March 5, 1780. Relative
to the Marquis De la Fayette- Invitation to
54 to the Chevalier De la Luzerne, March 5, 1780. Various matter
56 to F. Hopkinson, esg. March 16, 1780. Political
squibs-Dr. Ingenhausz's experiments on the
57 to Dr. Bond, March 16, 1780. Letter of friendship 58
LL.D. F.R.S. &c.
MINISTER PLENIPOTENTIARY FROM THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
AT THE COURT OF FRANCE, AND FOR THE TREATY OF PEACE
AND INDEPENDENCE WITH GREAT BRITAIN, &c. &c.
A SERIES OF LETTERS
MISCELLANEOUS, LITERARY, AND POLITICAL SUBJECTS :
WRITTEN BETWEEN THE YEARS 1753 AND 1790 ;
memoirs of his public and Private Life,
THE SECRET HISTORY
POLITICAL TRANSACTIONS AND NEGOCIATIONS.
PUBLISHED FROM THE ORIGINALS,
BY HIS GRANDSON
IN TWO VOLUMES.
THIRD EDITION, WITH ADDITIONS.
LONDON: PRINTED FOR HENRY COLBURN, CONDUIT STREET.
Dr. Franklin to the Rev. Dr. Cooper, May 15, 1781. New
constitution of Massachusetts - Maintenance
for the clergy-Scripture phrases, &c. i - 85 sto Messrs. D. Wepdorp and Thomas Hope Heygher,
June 8, 1781. Injustice of the English-New to , law of nations
.. . - 87 to W. Carmichael, esq. Aug. 24, 1781. Dr. F's i resignation refused by Congress- Various matin termini
! to the Rev. W. Nixon, Sept. 5, 1781. Means of • doing much good with little money . . ... to the Hon. Daniel of St. Thomas Jenifer, Sept. , 13, 1781 .. . .
- 90 - to Richard Bache, esq. Sept. 13, 1781. Mr.Whar
ton's pamphlet on the Indiana claims-Loss of . Dr. F.'s papers, , . ., . ,
to F. Hopkinson, esq. Sept. 13, 1781. Dr. F.'s .. friends and enemies : .. .. .. 92 i to Edmund Burke, esq. M.P. Oct. 15, 1781. Re
lative to Gen. Burgoyne and Mr. Laurens to Messrs. Korpman, Nov. 21, 1781. Relative to - a claim of relationship with Dr. Franklin •
to Gov. Pownall, Nov. 23, 1781. Relative to Mrs.
. Barry-The war-Authority to treat of peace .. Mr. Hobart ..
- 95 to Mrs. C. Edes, Dec. 13, 1781. Relative to Henry
Laurens, esq.--Mr. Burke General Burgoyne 96 to Miss Laurens, Dec. 29, 1781. Relative to her
-, ! . . • 100 to His Excellency Gen. Washington, April 2, 1782.
Capitulation of Lord Cornwallis -- Introduc
tion of Count de Segur, &c. . , • 102 to ibe Chevalier de Chastelleux, April 6, 1782.
Change of ministry in England-Peace---Cam-
- 103 : to Gen. Washington, April 8, 1782. Introduc
tion of the Prince de Broglie ... - 105 to the Rev. Dr. Priestley, June 7, 1782. Reflec
.: tions on the conduct of mankind to each other - Apologue-Experiments of Lavoisier • 106
to Dr. Shipley, Bishop of St. Asaph, June 10, 1782 108 to Dr. Ingenhausz, June 21, 1782. Reflections on
THE FIRST EDITION
Familiar letters have been usually considered as exhibiting a portraiture of the human mind; and though perhaps they are not always to be so regarded, especially in the intercourse of public men upon subjects involving particular interests and questions of national policy; yet even from these documents the most valuable materials of history are drawn, and the secret springs of great events are disclosed. Hence it is, that a deserved importance has ever been attached to the correspondence of persons who have figured with distinction in political revolutions, and the foundation of new states: