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To the same, March 30. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 139

John Adams, minister at the Hague, to Dr. Franklin, March 26. - 140

TO R. R. Livingston, secretary of foreign affairs, April 8. · · · · 142

To Robert Morris, minister of finance, same date, ..... 144

To R. R. Livingston, secretary of foreign affairs, April 12, 1782. • 145

To the same, June 25. u · · · · · · · · · · · - 146

Count de Vergennes to Dr. Franklin, April 23, containing a memorial

of the Danish minister complaining of an American cruizer. . . 150

From count de Vergennes to R. R. Livingston, June 29.... - 151

Form of the discharge from parole given to earl Cornwallis by Dr.

Franklin, June 9. - . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 153

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

To Robert Morris, August 12. - - - - - - - - - - - - 158

To the secretary of foreign affairs, September 3. - ..... 161

To the president of Congress, March 12. . . . . . . . . . 164

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

From the same to Dr. Franklin, April 21, 1781. . . . . . . - ibid.

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. ....... - - - 173

Secretary Townsend's letter, · · · · · -.- - - - 174

Count de Vergennes to Dr. Franklin, August 23. - . . . -* - ibid.

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

October 2, 1782. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 175

To the secretary of foreign affairs, United States, October 11. - - ibid.

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

To the same, enclosing preliminaries of peace, same date. · · ·

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

To the secretary of foreign affairs, December 5. •'......

Articles of peace. - - - - - - - - - - - - . . . . .

Dr. Franklin to Richard Oswald, British commissioner, Nov. 26. - 194

Law of Pennsylvania estimating damages incurred in the war, as

matter of negociation. - - - . - - - - - - - - - - 196

Article proposed to be inserted in the treaty for making compensation

for damages. . - - - - - - - - . . . - - - - - 201 ·

Facts stated by Dr. F. respecting British merchants demands, &c. - ibid:

ibid.

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DR. FRANKLIN'S JOURNAL,

Containing particulars of the negociation begun at Passy, May 8, 1782.
Negociation opened through lord Cholmondely, by a note from him to

Dr. Franklin, dated March 21, 1782. - ........: 203

Dr. Franklin sees him and writes to lord Shelburne in consequence, . 203

Lord Shelburne's answer, April 6. - - - . - - - . . . . 204

Henry Laurens to Dr. Franklin, April 7, introducing Mr. Oswald,

British commissioner, . . - - - ... - - - • - - • 205

Dr. Franklin introduces Mr. Oswald the British commissjoner to count

de Vergennes, April 15. • • • • • . . . . . . . . 206

They visit count de Vergennes, April 17. . . . . . . . . . 208

Dr. Franklin writes to lord Shelburne, April 18. • - - - - - - ibid.

Minutes of their intercourse with the British and French negociators. 211

Striking notes of a particular diplomatic conversation. . . . . . 212

Dr. Franklin writes Mr. Adams at the Hague, communicating pro-

gress of events. - - - - - - - - • • • • - - - 215

Writes to Mr. Laurens, - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 216

From Mr. Adams at the Hague, April 16. · · · · · · · · · 218

Dr. Franklin's answer. · · · · · · ·

Mr. Adams's reply, . . . . . . . . . . - - - 221

Mr. Laurens to Dr. Franklin, April 20.

- - - - - - 223

Lord Shelburne, to Dr. Franklin, same date. - - ... - - • 225

Extracts from minutes of the British privy council, and discourse.

with Oswald thereon, April 27. . . . . . . . . . . . 226

Dr. Franklin communicates with count de Vergennes, May 4. - · 227

Dr. Franklin and Mr. Oswald visit counț de Vergennes, acquaints

Mr. Adams of events, May 8. . . . . . . . . . . . . 229

Mr. Grenville presents a letter from Mr. Secretary Fox, dated St.

James', May 1. - • - - · · ·

· - - - - - 230

Conversation with him. . . . . . - - - - - . - - - - 231

Wait on count de Vergennes--their conversation - - - - - - 232

Dr. Franklin to Mr. Fox, May 10, and to lord Shelburne, same day. - 235

The marquis de la Fayette and Messrs. Oswald and Grenville, meet

at Dr. Franklin's—their conversation.......... 237

Letter to lord Shelburne, May 13. - ......... .ibid.

Mr. Oswald about to return to England-conversations with Mr.

Grenville, which betray a fluctuation of opinions among the British

ministry. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 239

David Hartley to Dr. Franklin, and his answer. . . . . . . 240

Mr. Jay complains of the Spanish court-Dr. Franklin's advice on the

occasion. - - - - - - - - - - - - - . - - - - 241

Anecdote of the count de Nord (afterwards the emperor Paul) and

the prince Bariatinski-and a ready mode of discharging the forms

of diplomatic etiquette. - - - . . . . . . . . . . . 242

Mr. Laurens writes from Ostend, concerning earl Cornwallis, May 17. 243

The answer and his solicitude for the presence of Mr. Laurens at

Paris-states his motives. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 246

David Hartley to Dr. Franklin, May 1. - - - - - - - - - . . 249.

A breviate or project of matter for negociation. . . . . . . . 255

Another letter from D. Hartley, concerning the negociation, May 13. 259
Project of preliminaries enclosed in the preceding....... 260

Negociation affected by the action between count de Grasse, and ad.

miral Rodney. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ... - 261

The diplomatic intercourse much perplexed-count d'Estaign appears

on the tapis, and the marquis de la Fayette. . . . . . . . - 262

Dutch ministers, conference with. . . . . . . . . . . . . 263

The Swedish ambassador intimates the desire of his court for a treaty
with the United States. , - ,

- - - - - - ibid

Lord Shelburne writes concerning Mr. Oswald's mission. . . . . 264

America not mentioned in the full powers to treat produced by Mr.

Grenville-conversations on that head-the British negociator seeks

to make a separate peace-resisted. . . . . . . - - - - 265

Parole granted to the British colonel M-Cleod, at the request of the

duke of Richmond. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 268

Writes Mr. Adams on the state of negociation. . . . . . . . 270

Conversations with Mr. Oswald, and letter of lord Shelburne. - . 281
Lord Shelburne's memorandums, and particularly of the loyalists. . 283
Conversations and correspondence on the subject. . . . . . . 286
An article in the London Evening Post, of May 30, 1782, calculated

to inculcate the conclusion of separate treaties, and remarks thereon. 287

Mr. Dana writes from Petersburg—dispositions of Russia pointed

out. - - - - - - - - - - . . . . . . . . . . *279

Note to Mr. Oswald, concerning the exchange of Mr. Laurens for

gen. Burgoyne, and an application for the release of Cornwallis. - ibid.

Major Ross, aid-de-camp of earl Cornwallis, and the marquis de la

Fayette, about two aids of that general, who are released the let.

ter on that subject. - - - - - - - - - - - - - ...*280

The terms refused by Major Rose. . . . . . . . . . . . *281

Mr. Rayneval, secretary of the council at Versailles, appears on the

tapis. - - - - - - - - • - - - - - - - - - - - - ibid

Mr. Walpole considered as a British intriguer at Versailles. - . -*282

Advice of Mr. Jay having left Madrid. - - - - - - - - - - ibid.
Major Ross re-accepts the terms for lord Cornwallis's release before

refused. ........ .. .. .. .. .. . - ibid

The United Provinces desire the mediation of the empress of Russia. *283

New dispatches from England, and new quibbles evading the requisi-

tion of independent America, and interesting transactions thereon. *284

American prisoners at Portsmouth, England, 330 embarked for the

United States--more behind. . . . - - - - - - - - - -*286

The two British agents Grenville and Oswald clash; one the agent of

Fox, the other of Shelburne. - ......*288

Note from La Fayette. - - - - - - - . . . . . . . . - ibid.

Mr. Jay arrives June 23, 1782, and both visit count Vergennes, who

expresses doubts of the sincerity of the British court. - - . *289

Letter to R. Oswald, diplomatic. ........... - 290

* See errata at the end of the contents.

M. de Rayneval appears again, and intimates information of a power

given to general Carleton in Canada, to propose a separate re-union

with America, on the same footing as Irelandmand of the sending

of emissaries for similar objects to the states. . . . . . - - 291

Sir William Jones engaged in this secret service (note) ... . - ibid.

· M. Rayneval advises a visit to the count d'Aranda, the Spanish am.

bassador, which was concurred in by Messrs. Franklin and Jay. - 292

D’Aranda appears polite, but desirous of limiting the American boun-

dary... ... .. . .. . .. . . .. . . . . - ibid.
The journal of Dr. Franklin closes with July 1, 1782, being severely

indisposed. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - ibid.

MISCELLANEOUS CORRESPONDENCE

WITH DIPLOMATIC AND POLITICAL CHARACTERS, DURING THE

REVOLUTION.

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Editor's notes on the subsequent portion of the volume. - - - - - 293

Dr. Franklin to M. Dumas, June 27, 1780. . - - - - -

To the same, March 29. . - - - - - - - - -

To the same, concerning the sealing of dispatches.....296

Two letters to the same. - - - - .... 297

Mr. Adams to M. Dumas, May 21, 1780. - - - - - - - - - 298

To M. Dumas-armed neutrality and law of nations, June 5, 1780. ·- 299

Copy of a judgment in a case of prize, addressed to the admiralty at

Cherbourg, interesting to neutral flags, May 16, 1780. ... - 301

Instructions to an agent of American cruizers, May 30, 1780, inte

resting in relation to neutrals. . . . . . . . . . . . . 302

Mr. Adams to M. Dumas, June 6, 1780, concerning a publication of

gen. sir Henry Clinton ; and on the British naval power. .. - 303

To M. Dumas, about returning to America, June 22, 1780. ... - 304

To the same, concerning a ship captured, same date. - · - 305

To the same a project of a Dutch financier. . . . . . . . - 306

To the same, on business. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 308

To the same, alludes to the dispositions of Russia and Denmark. - 309

To the same. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - ibid.

Letter from Rhode Island to Dr. Franklin, giving an account of Ar-

nold's treason, October 10, 1780. . - - - - - - - - - - ibid.

Dr. John Jebb, of London, proposing a federal union between Ame.

rica and England, October 11, 1780. ... ... ... - 310

To M. Dumas. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 315

To the same. · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · - - - - 316

Memorial addressed to the states general, by Mr. Adams, March 8,

1781. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . - - - - - 317

Mr. Adams to prince Gallitzin, enclosing the resolutions of congress,

concerning neutrals, same date. - - - - - - - - - • - - 318

To M. Dumas. - - - - - - - ... - - - - - - - - - 319

To the same. .... .. . .. . . ...... - 320

To the game, Holland a great slop shop. ... ... ... - 320

To the same, containing news from America. - ...... - 321

To the same. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 322

Capt. J. Paul Jones to M. Dumas. . . . . . . . . . - - - ibid.

To M. Dumas, concerning the triumph of gen. Greene—the murder

of col. Haynes, December 19, 1781. - • • • · · · - 323

To the same, May 3, 1782. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 324

Memoranda.-I. Remarks on a clause in a treaty. · 324

II. Preliminaries of a peace said to be formed by the Rockingham party. 325

III. Estimates of costs and situation of Great Britain by the war. - ibid.

IV. Expression of the king of Great Britain to lord Shelburne. -- 326

William Temple Franklin, to M. Dumas, signifying the bad state of

health of Dr. Franklin, September 12, 1782. - - - - - - - ibid.

To M. Dumas. - - - - - - . . . . . . . . . - - - 327

Commission to John Adams, B. Franklin, John Jay, Henry Laurens,

and Thomas Jefferson, to conclude a peace, June 15, 1781. - . - ibid.

Declaration of a cessation of arms by the American minister at Paris,

February 20, 1783. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 329

Proclamation of British king, same purpose, February 14. • - • - ibid.

Resolves of Congress establishing allowances of foreign ministers,

March 7, 1783. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . - 333

Comparison of Great Britain and America as to credit, published at

Paris in 1777. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . - - - ibid.
Passport for capt. Cook on his voyage of circumnavigation, March 10,

1779. . - - - - - - - - . . . . . . . . . . . 338
Dr. Franklin's reputation vindicated against the calumnies of British

court writers on this head. (note) .. .. .. . . . . - ibid.
Here ends the papers strictly diplomatic.

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