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LIFE AND WRITINGS
LL.D. F.R.S. &c.
MINISTER PLENIPOTENTIARY FROM THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
WRITTEN BY HIMSELF TO A LATE PERIOD,
AND CONTINUED TO THE TIME OF HIS DEATH
BY HIS GRANDSON,
WILLIAM TEMPLE FRANKLIN.
And Public Negociations of Dr. Franklin;
AND HIS SELECT
POLITICAL, PHILOSOPHICAL, AND MISCELLANEOUS WORKS,
IN SIX VOLUMES.
PUBLISHED FOR HENRY COLBURN,
BY R. BENTLEY, NEW BURLINGTON STREET.
AFTER a very pleasant passage of about six weeks, Dr. Franklin arrived at the Capes of Delaware, was landed at Chester, and thence proceeded by land to Philadelphia, where every mark of respect, attachment, and veneration, was shown him by his fellow-citizens; and the very day after his arrival he was elected by the legislature of Pennsylvania, a delegate to congress. In short, his public services met with the most flattering rewards that a patriot could possibly desire.
Shortly after his arrival, he thus notices the then state of the colonies, in a letter of May 16, 1775, to a friend in London.
"You will have heard, before this reaches you, VOL. II.