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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.”
Clerk of the District of Pennsylvania.