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DISTRICT OF PENNSYLVANIA, TO WIT: COO 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 DUANE of 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 Writings published in “ former Collections, his Diplomatic Correspondence, as minister of the 56 United States, at the Court of Versailles ; a variety of Literary Ar- ticles, and Epistolary Correspondence never before published: with 5. Memoirs and Anecdotes of his Life.”

In conformity to the Act of the Congress of the United States, intituled, “ An Act for the encouragement of learning, by securing the copies of maps, charts, and books, to the authors and proprietors of such copies during the times therein mentioned.” And also to the Act, entitled, “ an Act supplementary to an Act, entitled, an Act for the encouragement of learning, by securing the copies of maps, charts, and books, to the authors and proprietors of such copies during the times therein mentioned,' and extending the benefits thereof to the arts of designing, engraving, and etching historical and other prints.”

D. CALDWELL,

Clerk of the District of Pennsylvania.

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CONTENTS.

VOL. V.

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DIPLOMATIC CORRESPONDENCE DURING THE REVOLU.

TION.

To the president of Congress, from Nantz, October 8, 1776. ... 1

To the secret committee of Congress, from Nantz, October 8, 1776. 3

To the same, Paris, January 4, 1777. • • - - - - - - - - - 4

To ). Hancock, president of Congress, January 20. - - - - - - 5

To Gen. Washington, June 13. · · · ·......... ibid.

To the same. . - - • • • • • • • • • • . - 6

To Richard Peters, Passey, September 12, 1777. . . . . . . - ibid.

M. Dubourg, to Dr. Franklin, September 8. - - - - - - - - 7

To James Lovell, member of Congress, December 21. .. .. ibid.

To Henry Laurens, president of Congress, March 13, 1778. - • . 8

To James Lovell, July 22. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 9

To the committee for foreign affairs. . . . . . . . . 14

From Dr. Price, London, January 18, 1779. - - - . . . . 26

To James Lovell, September 30. - - - - - - - - - - - - ibid.

To John Jay, president of Congress, October 4. - - - ... - 27

To the marquis de la Fayette, with the sword presented by Congress,

August 24. . - - - . . . - - - - - - - - - - - 36

The answer. · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · 37

To James Lovell, October 17. ............ - ibid.

Instructions to J. Paul Jones, April 28. - - - - - - - - - - 39

To Samuel Huntingdon, president of Congress, March 4, 1780. - • 41

To the Danish minister of foreign affairs, December 21, 1779. . . 45

To Samuel Huntingdon, president of Congress, March 16, 1780.

Capt. Hutchins's memorial. - · · · · · · · · · · · · · 49

To James Lovell, March 16, 1780. . . . . . . . . . ...

'To Samuel Huntingdon, president of Congress, May 22. -.-

From count de Vergennes to Dr. Franklin. - ....:

To Samuel Huntingdon, president of Congress. ....

Count Bernstoff, to Dr. Franklin, March 8. · · · · · · · · 57

To Samuel Huntingdon, June 1. - - - - - - - - - - - - 58

To the same, August 9. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 59

To James Lovell, August 10. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64

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

September 1, 1778. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 06

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

To Samuel Huntingdon, president of Congress, December 2. .

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. • • . . • • • • • • • • • • • 78

To M. Reyneval, secretary to the council of state, March 11. - ibid.

To Francis Lewis, and the board of admiralty, March 17, 1781. - . 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 Samuel Huntingdon, president of Congress, June 11. . . . . 93

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

To Samuel Huntingdon, July 11. - - - . . . . . . . . 95

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

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

Protest of a captured ship captain. · · · · · · . . . . . ibid.

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. • • • • - - - - - - - . - ibid.

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. - - - . . . . . . . . - ibid.

Dr. Franklin's reply, July 5. • • • • • • • • • • • - 112

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

Another to the same, July 6. - . . . . . . . . . . . . 114

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

To the same, same date. · · · · · - - - ... - - ibid,

To the same, March 4, 1782. - . . . . . . . . . . . . 117

Count de Vergennes to Dr. Franklin, enclosing a memorial of the

sieurs Liebert, &c. July 18, 1782. · · · · · · · · · · · 122

The answer, same day. - · · · · · · · · · · · · · · 127

Count de Vergennes to Dr. Franklin, enclosing a memorial from the

Danish ambassador, February 24, 1782. - - - - - - - - - 129

The answer, March 3, 1782. - - - - - - - - - - - - - 137

To R, R. Livingston, secretary of foreign affairs, March 9. - . - 138

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