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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.
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: