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PRINTED AND PUBLISHED BY WILLIAM DUANE

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PHILADELPHIA :

1818.

MOY WI

OF THE

LIFE AND WRITINGS

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BENJAMIN FRANKLIN,

L. L. D. F. R. S.

MINISTER PLENIPOTENTIARY

FROM THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA TO THE COURT OF FRANCE,

AND FOR THE TREATY OF PEACE AND INDEPENDENCE

WITH GREAT BRITAIN, &c.

WRITTEN BY HIMSELF, TO A LATE PERIOD,

AND CONTINUED TO THE TIME OF HIS DEATH

BY HIS GRANDSON,.

WILLIAM TEMPLE FRANKLIN.

NOW FIRST PUBLISHED

FROM THE ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT,

COMPRISINO

THE PRIVATE CORRESPONDENCE & PUBLIC NEGOTIATIONS

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DR. FRANKLIN:

TOGETHER WITH THE WHOLE OF HIS

POLITICAL, PHILOSOPHICAL, & MISCELLANEOUS WORKS.

VOL. I.

PHILADELPHIA: PRINTED BY T. S. MANNING.

1918

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1912

ENOX LIBRARY

WYORK

LASTERN DISTRICT OF PENNSYLFANIA, TO WIT

BE IT REMEMBERED, That on the tenth day of July, the forty third year of the independence of the United States of America, A. D. 1818, WILLIAM DUANE, of the said district hath deposited in this office, the title of a book, the right wher of he claims as joint proprietor, with WILLIAM TEMPLE FRANKLIN, Esq. Legatee, in the words following, to i wit: "Memoirs of the Life and Writings of Benjamin Franklin, L. L. D. & F. R. S. Minister Plenipotentiary from the United States of North America, at the court of France, and for the treaty of peace and independence, &c. with Great Britain. Written by himself to a late period, and continued to the time of his death, by his grandson, William Temple Franklin. Now first published, from the original manuscript, comprising the Private Correspondence and Public Negociations of Dr. Franklin: together with the whole of his Political, Philosophical, and Miscellaneous Works."

In conformity to an Act of the Congress of the United States, entituled "An Act for the encouragemeut of learning, by securing the copies of maps eharts, 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 tmes therein mentioned," and extending the benefits thereof to the arts of design-ing, engraving, and etching historical and other prints.'

D. CALDWELL,

Clerk of the Eastern District of Pennsylvani

Replaces Dancu't Copyach. 7. 1910

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