Benjamin Franklin Papers Part 9 -- Letters to Franklin

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Date: 1787-1790, n.d. | Size: 1 section, 436 items

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Letters to Benjamin Franklin
1787-1790, n.d.436 item(s)
XXXV, 1. Buffon, Georges Louis Leclerc, Comte de, 1707-1788.
to Benjamin Franklin
1787 January 1A.L.S. 2p.XXXV, 1

Paris. Acknowledging Franklin's letter with the detailed account of the régime he observed in order to rid himself of the stone; would follow his example, if he had not discovered that his sufferings were due to another cause. Good wishes for his future health and happiness. (In French.)

General physical description: A.L.S. 2p.

XXXV, 2. Ingenhousz, Jan, 1730-1799.
to Benjamin Franklin
1787 January 1A.L.S. 4p.XXXV, 2

Vienna. Acknowledging the second volume of the American [Philosophical Society's] Transactions with the honorable and complimentary letter published therein. Sending three copies of his book on Vegetables. Business dealings with Mr. [Samuel] Wharton and Mr. [Francis] Coffyn; reasons for thinking them both, rogues and scoundrels; cannot understand their holding public office; thinks they can both be scared into making restitution. Question of two Loan Certificates which he wishes realized immediately, and the money sent to him; has written several times on this subject to Mr. John Williams, of Boston, with no result. His interest in seeing American newspapers.

General physical description: A.L.S. 4p.

XXXV, 3. Vaughan, Benjamin, 1751-1835.
to Benjamin Franklin
1787 January 3A.L.S. 1p.XXXV, 3

London. Has received from Mr. [John Hyacinth de] Magellan £210 on account of the [American] Philosophical Society at Philadelphia [the principal sum of the Society Magellanic Fund]; ready to have Franklin's bills to that amount.

General physical description: A.L.S. 1p.

XXXV, 4. Rumford, Jonathan.
to Benjamin Franklin
1787 January 6A.L.S. 1p.XXXV, 4

Wilmington. Recalls himself to Franklin's remembrance; his father, the farmer, is dead; encloses a paper which he desires to have published if Franklin thinks it will be of use to the people.

General physical description: A.L.S. 1p.

XXXV, 5. Sharp, Granville, 1735-1813.
to Benjamin Franklin
1787 January 10A.L.S. 4p.XXXV, 5

London. Sending by Colonel Forest a copy of the second edition of his tract on Congregational Courts together with his tracts on Free Militia. Had hoped his writings would have convinced the Americans that the establishment of a free government is not so difficult as the late Convention seems to have apprehended; discusses the question in detail; his attempts to establish a free government by Frank pledge at Sierra Leone on the coast of Africa, frustrated by the wickedness and intemperance of the settlers; does not despair of finally succeeding. Question of forming a staple paper currency. Wisdom of preserving a sufficient proportion of common ground around every town and village.

General physical description: A.L.S. 4p.

XXXV, 6. Randolph, Edmund, 1753-1813.
to Benjamin Franklin
1787 January 11A.L.S. 1p.XXXV, 6

Richmond. Sending enclosed the memorial of Colonel Charles Simms; assured that Franklin will do everything which may, with propriety, tend to his relief.

General physical description: A.L.S. 1p.

XXXV, 7. Rumford, Jonathan.
to Benjamin Franklin
1787 January 11A.L.S. 4p.XXXV, 7

Wilmington. A tirade against sharpers and stock-jobbers and an earnest plea to the rulers of America to fulfill all public contracts and to render justice to her public creditors.

General physical description: A.L.S. 4p.

XXXV, 8. Childs, Francis, 1763-1830.
to Benjamin Franklin
1787 January 18A.L.S. 1p.XXXV, 8

New York. His reasons for having sent Mr. [John] O'Connor to Franklin with a letter of recommendation; if anything to the gentleman's disadvantage has come to Franklin's knowledge, begs to be informed of it.

General physical description: A.L.S. 1p.

XXXV, 9. Churchman, George, 1730-1814.
to Benjamin Franklin
1787 January 18A.L.S. 3p.XXXV, 9

East Nottingham. Concerning a plan to found an institution for the education of the poorest children, orphans and minors who will otherwise grow up in utter ignorance; beginnings of such a Charity School already started in Nottingham; question of bringing the matter before the Legislature.

General physical description: A.L.S. 3p.

XXXV, 10. Price, Richard, 1723-1791.
to Benjamin Franklin
1787 January 26A.L.S. 3p.XXXV, 10

Newington Green. Acknowledging Franklin's letter by Mr. [Philip] Nicklin. Death of his wife in September. The second volume of Transactions of the [American] Philosophical Society not yet received. Sent him by [Rt. Rev.] Dr. [William] White a volume of his sermons. Desire of the Baron Maseres to know the nature of the method mentioned by Franklin for paying off the National debt.

General physical description: A.L.S. 3p.

Other Descriptive Information: Printed in Works (Sparks, X, 283).

XXXV, 11. Armstrong, John, 1758-1843.
to Benjamin Franklin
1787 January 30A.L.S. 1p.XXXV, 11

Philadelphia. Desiring to know if Franklin wishes the Board Meeting to take place at his house or at the State House. A.E. by Franklin. Electing to have it take place at his own house, because of the uncertainty of the matter.

General physical description: A.L.S. 1p.

XLIX, 34. Müller, François Louis de.
to Benjamin Franklin
1787 February 1A.L.S. 5p.XLIX, 34

Nessels. Submits a plan of government, or a Constitution, composed of several Articles, for the Thirteen States of the American Federation. (In French.)

General physical description: A.L.S. 5p.

XXXV, 12. Hartley, David.
to Benjamin Franklin
1787 February 2A.L.S. 2p.XXXV, 12

London. He and his brother both out of Parliament, so that his political information is second hand; the promised treaty between France and England; talk of other treaties with European powers; should rejoice to hear of one with America. Question of sending newspapers back and forth.

General physical description: A.L.S. 2p.

XXXV, 13. Jay, John, 1745-1829.
to Benjamin Franklin
1787 February 8L. in 3d P. 1p.XXXV, 13

New York. Had it not been for the Act which confines the appointment of Consuls to citizens, Sir Edward Newenham's request would doubtless have been granted.

General physical description: L. in 3d P. 1p.

XXXV, 14. Whatley, George.
to Benjamin Franklin
1787 February 12A.L.S. 3p.XXXV, 14

London. Reflections on the Philadelphia Bank. Thanking him for the medallion. Benefits of free trade. Question of coining in America. His age as compared with Franklin's. (In duplicate.)

General physical description: A.L.S. 3p.

XXXV, 15. Churchman, John, 1753-1805.
to Benjamin Franklin
1787 February 14A.L.S. 1p.XXXV, 15

Philadelphia. Concerning certain discoveries he has made; desires neither the conclusion nor the principles on which it is founded to be made known.

General physical description: A.L.S. 1p.

LXIX, 72. Hewson, Mary Stevenson, 1739-1795.
to Benjamin Franklin
1787 February 14A.L.S. 1p.LXIX, 72

Investment of money. American weather as variable as English weather.

General physical description: A.L.S. 1p.

XXXV, 16. La Rochefoucauld-d'Enville, Louis-Alexandre, Duc de, 1743-1792.
to Benjamin Franklin
1787 February 14A.L.S. 3p.XXXV, 16

Paris. Acknowledging the Catalogue of the Trees and Schrubs of America. by Mr. [Humphry] Marshall. Grief they have experienced through the loss of his sister. His friendship with the Marquis de la Fayette and their constant talk of America. (In French.)

General physical description: A.L.S. 3p.

XXXV, 17. Herschel, William, 1738-1822.
to Benjamin Franklin
1787 February 18A.L.S. 2p.XXXV, 17

Slough near Windsor. Acknowledging his election as a member of the American Philosophical Society. Sends a catalogue of new nebulae and clusters of stars.

General physical description: A.L.S. 2p.

Other Descriptive Information: Printed in Works (Sparks, VI, 569).

XXXV, 18. Whitehurst, John, 1713-1788.
to Benjamin Franklin
1787 February 19A.L.S. 1p.XXXV, 18

London. Acknowledging his election as a member of the learned [American] Philosophical Society; begs the Society to accept a copy of his Inquiry; as soon as it is out of press, will send a copy of his next work, viz.: An attempt to obtain invariable measures from the mensuration of time, etc. If copies of the Standard Troy Weight will be acceptable, they are at Franklin's service.

General physical description: A.L.S. 1p.

XXXV, 19. Garrigues, Edward, 1756-1845.
to Benjamin Franklin
1787 February 20A.L.S. 1p.XXXV, 19

Philadelphia. Desiring Franklin to appoint a time to settle his account with the estate of Eden Haydock, deceased.

General physical description: A.L.S. 1p.

XXXV, 20. Richardson, Jacob.
to Benjamin Franklin
1787 February 20A.L.S. 1p.XXXV, 20

Newport. Forwarding Franklin two packets deliverd to him by Captain James Nixon, From Hamburg. His father-in-law, Captain Elnathan Hammond, sends his compliments.

General physical description: A.L.S. 1p.

XXXV, 21. Varnum, James M. (James Mitchell), 1748-1789.
to Benjamin Franklin
1787 February 23A.L.S. 1p.XXXV, 21

New York. As the Efforts of genius are ever pleasing to great minds, takes the liberty of sending Franklin the enclosed pamphlet.

General physical description: A.L.S. 1p.

XXXV, 22. Lamont, Aeneas.
to Benjamin Franklin
1787 February 24A.L.S. 1p.XXXV, 22

Baltimore. Informed by Mr. [Francis] Childs of Franklin's intention to establish a letter-foundry; desires to know what kinds of type Franklin has on hand and upon what terms he could furnish them; intends establishing a printing office in Winchester, Virginia.

General physical description: A.L.S. 1p.

XXXV, 23. Childs, Francis, 1763-1830.
to Benjamin Franklin
1787 February 27A.L.S. 1p.XXXV, 23

New York. Business of the printing-office.

General physical description: A.L.S. 1p.

XXXV, 25. Jordan, Thomas.
to Benjamin Franklin
1787 February 27A.L.S. 2p.XXXV, 25

London. Recalling the pleasurable days they spent together and their frequent games of cribbage. Compares Franklin's position as the head of an Empire with his own as the head of a brewery. Sends him by their friend Watmaugh a cask of beer with his best wishes. News of their old friends, [Samuel] Stanley, [Dr. John] Hawkesworth and [Thomas] Fitzmaurice. [William] Herschel's new discoveries. Hopes to meet him in another world.

General physical description: A.L.S. 2p.

XXXV, 24. Newenham, Edward, Sir, 1732-1814.
to Benjamin Franklin
1787 February 27A.L.S. 2p.XXXV, 24

Bellchampe. Introducing Mr. Henry Owen who served aboard Count d'Estaing's fleet, thereby forfeiting all hopes of promotion in his native land; recommends him to Franklin's kind offices and friendly advice.

General physical description: A.L.S. 2p.

XXXV, 27. Churchman, John, 1753-1805.
to Benjamin Franklin
1787 March 1A.L.S. 4p.XXXV, 27

Philadelphia. Stating his reasons for concluding that the position of the magnetic needle, its dip and variation can be ascertained; means by which one can thus discover longitude at sea.

General physical description: A.L.S. 4p.

XXXV, 26. Newenham, Edward, Sir, 1732-1814.
to Benjamin Franklin
1787 March 1A.L.S. 3p.XXXV, 26

Dublin. Anxious to hear from Franklin concerning his son Robert's request. His eldest son engaged to be married; could have gotten a richer bride for him but neither so handsome nor so well-educated. Voted in favor of the French Treaty of Commerce; finds fault with the duty on French wines. Account of a sanguinary bill on prevent tumultuous risings, lately brought in by their Attorney-General; modifications due to the storm of opposition it raised; Ireland in danger of returning to her former slavery. Surprised at M. Colonne's letter to Mr. [Thomas] Jefferson being printed in the public papers; sends a copy to Franklin.

General physical description: A.L.S. 3p.

XXXV, 29. Nesbitt, John Maxwell.
to Benjamin Franklin
1787 March 17A.N.S. 1p.XXXV, 29

Philadelphia. Invitation for dinner from the Society of the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick.

General physical description: A.N.S. 1p.

XXXV, 30. Harmar, Josiah, 1753-1813.
to Benjamin Franklin
1787 March 19A.L.S. 2p.XXXV, 30

Fort Pitt. Enclosing a return of the Pennsylvania troops in the service of the United States, together with a statement of their present whereabouts. Sends an interpretation of several words of the Delaware and Shawanoe languages; has written to the Missionary of the Moravian Indians for a printed vocabulary of these two languages, which he promises to forward. Acknowledging Franklin's courtesy to him while in Europe.

General physical description: A.L.S. 2p.

XXXV, 31. Le Roy, Jean Baptiste, 1720-1800.
to Benjamin Franklin
1787 March 22A.L.S. 4p.XXXV, 31

Paris. Discoveries in chemistry; M. Fourcroy's work [Leçons d'Histoire Naturelle et de Chimie]; hopes to send him another book by this author. L'Assemblé des Notables absorbs the attention of all; balloons would be forgotten were it not for [François] Blanchard; fate of the artists at Javelle. M. [William] Herschel's brilliant discovery of two new satellites; change made in his telescope. Wishes Franklin to attain the age of Nestor. (In French.)

General physical description: A.L.S. 4p.

XXXV, 33. La Rochefoucauld-d'Enville, Louis-Alexandre, Duc de, 1743-1792.
to Benjamin Franklin
1787 March 23A.L.S. 2p.XXXV, 33

Versailles. Acknowledging the honor conferred upon him by the American Philosophical Society; offers his services in any capacity which may be of use to the Society. America a great example to the world. (In French.)

General physical description: A.L.S. 2p.

XXXV, 32. Le Roy, David.
to Benjamin Franklin
1787 March 23A.L.S. 4p.XXXV, 32

Paris. Acknowledging with gratitude Franklin's letter written to him at sea, its subsequent publication in the memoirs of the [American] Philosophical Society and his recent election as a member of that Society. Constantly talking of him with M. Keay, Mme. Cheminot and M. Gudin; Mme. Cheminot's admiration and affection for him. Franklin's letter translated by his brother; sends him the first printed copy; his answer to this, in which he treats of the navigation of rivers, likewise printed. Certain theories about the construction of vessels; promises to send him the models. (In French.)

General physical description: A.L.S. 4p.

XXXV, 34. Bowdoin, James, 1726-1790.
to Benjamin Franklin
1787 March 25A.L.S. 2p.XXXV, 34

Boston. Acknowledging Franklin's favors of the sixth and twelfth insts. together with the proceedings of the Council and Assembly of Pennsylvania respecting the rebels against Massachusetts and their proclamation for apprehending several of them. Acknowledging Franklin's congratulations on the success of the measures taken for the suppression of the insurrecion.

General physical description: A.L.S. 2p.

XXXV, 35. Malcolm, James Peller, 1767-1815.
to Benjamin Franklin
1787 March 26A.L.S. 1p.XXXV, 35

Philadelphia. The grandson of Mr. James Peller of Philadelphia; brought up as an engraver; describes a patriotic picture which he desires to engrave and, if permitted, dedicate to Franklin.

General physical description: A.L.S. 1p.

XXXV, 36. Franklin, William Temple, 1760-1823.
to Benjamin Franklin
1787 March 27A.L.S. 3p.XXXV, 36

Park. Concerning the farms he has rented and the arrangements he has made for the farm he intends to occupy. Begs Franklin to send him fifteen pounds which he will repay in a few days when he returns to the city.

General physical description: A.L.S. 3p.

XXXV, 38. Gaugnet, ------.
to Benjamin Franklin
1787 March 29A.L.S. 3p.XXXV, 38

Saint Marc. Served nearly a year under the command of Commodore [John] Paul Jones; sends the commission given to him at l'Orient on May 3, 1779, and begs Franklin to present it to Congress with a request to convert it into an officer's brevert; ready at any time to serve in the American navy; owing to his services not being needed at present, has engaged in commerce. (In French.)

General physical description: A.L.S. 3p.

XXXV, 37. Wilson, ------.
to Benjamin Franklin
1787 March 29L. in 3d P. 1p.XXXV, 37

Philadelphia. Desiring the books mentioned to him by Franklin the other day.

General physical description: L. in 3d P. 1p.

XXXV, 40. Churchman, John, 1753-1805.
to Benjamin Franklin
1787 March 31A.L.S. 3p.XXXV, 40

Philadelphia. Laying before Franklin, as President of the American Philosophical Society, his conclusions respecting the situation of the magnetic needle.

General physical description: A.L.S. 3p.

XXXV, 39 (OS). Paine, Thomas, 1737-1809.
to Benjamin Franklin
1787 March 31A.L.S. 4p.XXXV, 39 (OS)

[Philadelphia]. Announcing his intended departure for Europe in April; desires a letter to the Comte de Vergennes; expects to take his models of bridges with him; will be obliged for a letter to some of the Commissioners in that department. Wishes Franklin's opinion as regards certain points in the construction of his bridge. Letter to Council enclosed offering to show them the two models. [2 p.].

General physical description: A.L.S. 4p.

XXXV, 41. Churchman, John, 1753-1805.
to Benjamin Franklin
1787 April 1A.L.S. 1p.XXXV, 41

Philadelphia. Quotes several passages from the Old Testament which gave rise to certain speculations on lightning and the Aurora Borealis.

General physical description: A.L.S. 1p.

XXXV, 42. Carroll, John, 1735-1815.
to Benjamin Franklin
1787 April 2A.L.S. 2p.XXXV, 42

Georgetown. Introducing Mr. Digges who is desirous of paying his respects to Franklin during his stay in Philadelphia.

General physical description: A.L.S. 2p.

Access digital object:
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XXXV, 43. Childs, Francis, 1763-1830.
to Benjamin Franklin
1787 April 3A.L.S. 2p.XXXV, 43

New York. Regretting his inability to fully comply with his engagement; reasons for his delay; bright hopes for the future. Business of the printing office.

General physical description: A.L.S. 2p.

XXXV, 44. Bowdoin, James, 1726-1790.
to Benjamin Franklin
1787 April 4A.L.S. 1p.XXXV, 44

Boston. Introducing his relative, Mr. Hughes, who desires an opportunity of presenting his respects to so distinguished a character.

General physical description: A.L.S. 1p.

XXXV, 45. M'Connell, Matthew, 1748-1816.
to Benjamin Franklin
1787 April 6A.L.S. 1p.XXXV, 45

Philadelphia. Sending a pamphlet for Franklin's perusal.

General physical description: A.L.S. 1p.

XXXV, 46. Short, William (1759-1849).
to Benjamin Franklin
1787 April 8A.L.S. 1p.XXXV, 46

Paris. In the absence of Mr. [Thomas] Jefferson, forwards certain letters by Mr. [Isaac] Norris of Philadelphia.

General physical description: A.L.S. 1p.

XXXV, 47 (OS). Sevier, John, 1745-1815.
to Benjamin Franklin
1787 April 9A.L.S. 2p.XXXV, 47 (OS)

Mount Pleasant, State of Franklin. Concerning the new State of Franklin; Act of Cession repealed by North Carolina; her attempt to reassume jurisdiction and sovereignty over the State of Franklin; desires to know if their Council of State can count upon Franklin's approbation.

General physical description: A.L.S. 2p.

Other Descriptive Information: Printed in Works (Sparks, X, 290; Bigelow, IX, 361).

Access digital object:
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XXXV, 48. Doan, Aaron.
to Benjamin Franklin
1787 April 17A.L.S. 2p.XXXV, 48

Gaol. Begging Franklin to recommend the enclosed petition favorably; his offense committed at a time when a vindictive spirit unhappily prevailed; his greatest enemies in Bucks County would now be glad to see him at liberty; his good conduct during his long confinement.

General physical description: A.L.S. 2p.

XXXV, 50. Le Roy, David.
to Benjamin Franklin
1787 April 27A.L.S. 4p.XXXV, 50

Paris. Enclosing a copy of his letter to the Marquis de Castries à propos of his plan to construct a fast ship to ply between London and Paris; took the liberty of placing Franklin's name at the head of his list of subscribers; hopes of a favorable issue. If he were Mme. Cheminot's lover would be jealous of her admiration of Franklin. Sends him the two models of a boat constructed along new lines. (In French.)

General physical description: A.L.S. 4p.

XXXV, 51. Erkelens, Gosuinus.
to Benjamin Franklin
1787 May 1A.L.S. 4p.XXXV, 51

Chatham, Connecticut. Concerning a cobalt mine in his possession which he believes to be the only one discovered in the States; value of this one in trading with China; with proper encouragement, thinks the trade could become an important one; desires Franklin to bring the matter before the Pennsylvania Assembly.

General physical description: A.L.S. 4p.

XXXV, 52. Huntington, Samuel, 1731-1796.
to Benjamin Franklin
1787 May 5A.L.S. 1p.XXXV, 52

Norwich, [Connecticut]. Acknowledging Franklin's letter of the 14th ult. which, together with the Act of the Pennsylvania Assembly, will be laid before the Legislature of Connecticut; persuaded of their desire to cultivate peace and good harmony.

General physical description: A.L.S. 1p.

XXXV, 53. Short, William (1759-1849).
to Benjamin Franklin
1787 May 5A.L.S. 1p.XXXV, 53

Paris. Forwarding letters from M. [Jean Baptiste] Le Roy, by the French Consul at New York. The diplomas for the European members of the American Philosophical Society delivered wherever possible.

General physical description: A.L.S. 1p.

XXXV, 54. Houdetot, Elisabeth Françoise Sophie La Live de Bellegarde, Comtesse d', 1730-1813.
to Benjamin Franklin
1787 May 7A.L.S. 1p.XXXV, 54

Sannois. Assuring him of her ineffaceable attachment and veneration. Changes in the administration; great hopes arising from the new Minister being a pupil and follower of M. [Anne Robert Jacques] Turgot. (In French.)

General physical description: A.L.S. 1p.

XXXV, 55. Biddle, Charles, 1745-1821.
to Benjamin Franklin
1787 May 8A.L.S. 1p.XXXV, 55

Philadelphia. Nothing can be done for the man in question before the next meeting of the Legislature.

General physical description: A.L.S. 1p.

XXXV, 56. L'Enfant, Pierre Charles, 1754-1825.
to Benjamin Franklin
1787 May 10A.N. in 3d P. 1p.XXXV, 56

Philadelphia. Accepting Franklin's invitation to wait upon him the following Saturday.

General physical description: A.N. in 3d P. 1p.

XXXV, 57. Thomson, Mrs. William. Thomson, William.
to Benjamin Franklin
1787 May 11N. in 3d P. 1p.XXXV, 57

Philadelphia. Regretting their inability to wait upon Franklin on Saturday.

General physical description: N. in 3d P. 1p.

XXXV, 58. Bowdoin, James, 1726-1790.
to Benjamin Franklin
1787 May 14L.S. 2p.XXXV, 58

Boston. Introducing William Erving, Esq., a brother of Mrs. Bowdoin and a worthy, sensible gentleman. Returns with thanks the manuscript copy of Dr. [John] Jeffries's aerial Voyages.

General physical description: L.S. 2p.

XXXV, 59. Byles, Mather, 1707-1788.
to Benjamin Franklin
1787 May 14L.S. 1p.XXXV, 59

Boston. Doubts whether Franklin received his former letter; owing to age and palsy, must employ his daughter to repeat his thanks. Congratulates his country on having produced a Franklin.

General physical description: L.S. 1p.

Other Descriptive Information: Printed in Works (Sparks, X, 303).

XXXV, 60. Vaughan, Samuel, 1762-1827.
to Benjamin Franklin
1787 May 16A.L.S. 1p.XXXV, 60

London. Sending him a treatise on Phlogiston, by Mr. [Richard] Kirwan, together with Mr. [Charles] Dilly's collection of Franklin's late papers. Strongly recommends having the first volume of the [American] Philosophical Transactions reprinted. While at sea, read his observations on Maritime Affairs; will send him shortly his thoughts on that subject.

General physical description: A.L.S. 1p.

XXXV, 61. Childs, Francis, 1763-1830.
to Benjamin Franklin
1787 May 17A.L.S. 1p.XXXV, 61

New York. Business of the printing-office.

General physical description: A.L.S. 1p.

XXXV, 62. Coxe, Tench, 1755-1824.
to Benjamin Franklin
1787 May 18A.L.S. 1p.XXXV, 62

Advised by his friends to publish the enclosed essay read before the Society for Political Inquiries.

General physical description: A.L.S. 1p.

XXXV, 63 (OS). Flores, José Miguel de.
to Benjamin Franklin
1787 May 18A.L.S. 2p.XXXV, 63 (OS)

Madrid. Deputed by the Royal Academy of History to acknowledge the second volume of the American Philosophical [Society's] Transactions; reflections occasioned by Mr. Otto's dissertation on the discovery of the Western Hemisphere. Sending Various publications of their Society. (In Spanish. With translation.)

General physical description: A.L.S. 2p.

XLIV, 244. Chew, Benjamin, 1722-1810.
to Benjamin Franklin
[1787] May 19A.L. in 3d P. 1p.XLIV, 244

Invites him to dinner.

XXXV, 64. Ingenhousz, Jan, 1730-1799.
to Benjamin Franklin
1787 May 20A.L.S. 3p.XXXV, 64

Vienna. Acknowledging his letter with a copy of the second volume of the American Philosophical [Society's] Transactions; his application of the honor conferred in addressing to him the first dissertation on chimneys. His business with Mr. [Samuel] Wharton; urges certain methods by which Mr. Wharton and Mr. [Francis] Coffyn may be forced to pay the money owing him; relies on Franklin's influence and friendship in this affair. Encloses an open letter to Mr. John Williams which he desires may be attended to at once. Civil war begun in his country. Inquiries after Franklin made by the Emperor [of Austria].

General physical description: A.L.S. 3p.

XLIII, 247. White, William, 1748-1836.
to Benjamin Franklin
1787 May 21N. in 3d P. 1p.XLIII, 247

[Philadelphia]. Accepting the President's invitation.

General physical description: N. in 3d P. 1p.

XXXV, 65. Broom, Jacob, 1752-1810.
to Benjamin Franklin
1787 May 22A.N. in 3d P. 1p.XXXV, 65

Philadelphia. Acknowledging Franklin's polite invitation; will wait upon him on Thursday at three o'clock.

General physical description: A.N. in 3d P. 1p.

XXXV, 66. Ledlie, Hugh.
to Benjamin Franklin
1787 May 22L.S. 3p.XXXV, 66

Hartford. Reminding Franklin of their dining with General Washington, in 1775, and of his having been for thirty years a lodger in the house of his sister, Mrs. [Jane] Mecom; his fruitless attempts to discover her whereabouts and state of health; begs Franklin to favor him with a line on this subject. Desires to know how matters go on at the [Constitutional] Convention. Plan of a new road from Hartford to Boston.

General physical description: L.S. 3p.

XXXV, 68 (OS). Campomanes, Pedro Rodriguez, Conde de, 1723-1803.
to Benjamin Franklin
1787 May 24A.L.S. 3p.XXXV, 68 (OS)

Madrid. Acknowledging Franklin's letter of December 4th and his election to the membership of the American Philosophical Society. Deputed by their Academy of History to send Franklin the first volume of a Spanish and Arabic Dictionary, printed under his direction. (In Spanish. Translation. 2p.)

General physical description: A.L.S. 3p.

Other Descriptive Information: Printed in Works (Sparks, X, 308; Bigelow, IX, 390).

XXXV, 67. Pettit, Charles, 1736-1806.
to Benjamin Franklin
1787 May 24N. in 3d P. 1p.XXXV, 67

Philadelphia. Accepting Franklin's invitation to wait upon him.

General physical description: N. in 3d P. 1p.

LXIX, 74. Johnson, Henry.
to Benjamin Franklin
1787 May 28A.L.S. 1p.LXIX, 74

Baltimore. Relative to prizes carried into France during the late war.

General physical description: A.L.S. 1p.

XXXV, 69. Short, Thomas.
to Benjamin Franklin
1787 May 28A.L.S. 3p.XXXV, 69

Edinburgh. Offering to repair and improve the telescope made by him for Franklin in 1769; desires no pecuniary acknowledgement for this service; merely wishes to receive an accurate report of the situation and number of his brother's family in America; his intention to make suitable provision for them before he dies.

General physical description: A.L.S. 3p.

XXXV, 70. Darwin, Erasmus, 1731-1802.
to Benjamin Franklin
1787 May 29A.L.S. 3p.XXXV, 70

Derby. Writes not only to the philosopher but to the greatest statesman living. Acknowledging Franklin's kindness to his son Robert in France. Description of experiments in electricity performed by a Mr. Bennet, a curate in his neighborhood. Concerning his late translation of the botanical works of Linnaeus.

General physical description: A.L.S. 3p.

XXXV, 71. Gardoqui y Arriquibar, Diego, 1735-1798.
to Benjamin Franklin
1787 May 30A.L.S. 4p.XXXV, 71

New York. Complaining of the conduct of the principal officers in the Custom house, in threatening an innocent man and showing protection to a lawless set of infamous smugglers; states the case in detail.

General physical description: A.L.S. 4p.

XXXV, 72. Bond, Phineas, 1749-1815.
to Benjamin Franklin
1787 June 4A.L. in 3d P. 1p.XXXV, 72

[Philadelphia]. So far, has not been able to find the desired pamphelts. Sends him the Asylum for Fugitive Pieces [London, 1787], in which are some good things and a great deal of trash; recommends discretion in reading certain parts to his fair friends.

General physical description: A.L. in 3d P. 1p.

XXXV, 73. Tyler, John.
to Benjamin Franklin
1787 June 6A.L.S. 3p.XXXV, 73

Philadelphia. Account of being cheated and robbed by his one-time partner, James Pearson; begs Franklin to find him some kind of employment; offers to work in his house or in Mr. [Benjamin Franklin] Bache's letter foundry.

General physical description: A.L.S. 3p.

XXXV, 74. Croker, Temple Henry.
to Benjamin Franklin
1787 June 8A.L. in 3d P. 1p.XXXV, 74

Philadelphia. Introducing himself as the reader in Temple Church in 1761, and author of a treatise on Magnetism; desires the honor of a short interview.

General physical description: A.L. in 3d P. 1p.

XXXV, 75. Coxe, Tench, 1755-1824.
to Benjamin Franklin
1787 June 9A.L.S. 1p.XXXV, 75

Philadelphia. Several foreigners elected honorary members of the Society for the Relief of Free Negroes; enclosing the brief letters informing them of their election, with a request for Franklin's signature.

General physical description: A.L.S. 1p.

XXXV, 76. Phile, Frederick.
to Benjamin Franklin
1787 June 11A.L.S. 1p.XXXV, 76

Philadelphia. Enclosing a true statement of the transactions between Mr. John Leamy and himself concerning the passport of the schooner "Regla."

General physical description: A.L.S. 1p.

XXXV, 77. Le Veillard, Louis Guillaume, 1733-1794.
to Benjamin Franklin
1787 June 13A.L.S. 4p.XXXV, 77

Passy. Sends him a work by M. de Volney; introducing the bearer of it, M. Saugrain [de Vigny], a young savant, to Franklin's notice. Reasons why M. De la Valette gave up his intended trip to America. Again urges him to write his memories. American politics; the National Convention; question of imposts and custom-houses; attitude of certain states like Rhode Island in refusing to send Deputies. Regretting Franklin's failure to send his paper on the retention by the English of the posts on the American frontier. Question of paper money. Per cent, paid on investments in real estate in America. Affairs in France; Archbishop of Toulouse made Minister and President of the Council of Finances; M. de Villedeuil made Controller-General; M. de Vergenne's memory somewhat tarnished; work accomplished by the Assemblé des Notables; suppression of the corvées; new taxes levied. Expects to dine with Mr. [Thomas] Paine at M. [Le Ray] de Chaumont's. Return of Mr. [Thomas] Jefferson. Absence of the Due de la Rochefoucauld and all his family. Death of M. Brillon. News of other friends. (In French.)

General physical description: A.L.S. 4p.

XXXV, 78. Guillotin, Joseph Ignace, 1738-1814.
to Benjamin Franklin
1787 June 18A.L.S. 10p.XXXV, 78

Paris. Their work together in exposing charlatanism and imposture. Reminding him of the many questions concerning America with which he used to bombard him at Passy; his desire to emigrate there shared by many of his friends; disgusted with the despotism, superstition and wickedness of France; their wish to establish a settlement on the Ohio river, the home of equality, liberty and friendship; they number a dozen men, some with families, some without; some rich, some poor; among them they can boast of a knowledge of the sciences and useful arts; introducing two of their number, M. Picque and M. Saugrain [de Vigny] who are to be the pioneers of their party; begs for them Franklin's advice, protection and recommendation; flattering account of his brother-in-law, M. Saugrain [de Vigny]. (In French.)

General physical description: A.L.S. 10p.

XXXV, 80. Arcet, Jean d', 1725-1801.
to Benjamin Franklin
1787 June 19A.L.S. 3p.XXXV, 80

Paris. Recommending M. Saugrain; the recent death of his friend, Don [Bernard] Galvez, Viceroy of Mexico, frustrated his hopes of fame and fortune in that country; his work in the chemical laboratory in Paris; his object in going to America is to choose a site for permanent settlement. (In French.)

General physical description: A.L.S. 3p.

XXXV, 81. Chickasaw Captain. Tobocah ((Choctaw chief)).
to Benjamin Franklin
1787 June 19L.S. 1 p.XXXV, 81

Desiring such directions as will enable them to proceed with their business.

General physical description: L.S. 1 p.

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XXXV, 79. Gardoqui y Arriquibar, Diego, 1735-1798.
to Benjamin Franklin
1787 June 19A.L.S. 3p.XXXV, 79

New York. Acknowledging Franklin's favor of the 11th inst. with the report of the Officer of the Custom-houses regarding the schooner, "Regla"; his object was not to injure the officer but to protect the United States against smugglers. Need of a treaty between America and Spain.

General physical description: A.L.S. 3p.

XXXV, 82. Le Roy, David.
to Benjamin Franklin
1787 June 21A.L. 4p.XXXV, 82

[Paris]. Delighted at the report of Franklin's health received from Mr. [Thomas] Paine; amazed at the amount of work he is able to accomplish. Messages from [Comte] de Buffon, who is still a great sufferer. Mr. Paine's desire to see a balloon ascension; M. [François] Blanchard the only exponent of that art at present. M. [Jean Baptiste Marie] Meusnier's book not yet printed. (In French.)

General physical description: A.L. 4p.

XXXV, 84. Carmichael, William.
to Benjamin Franklin
1787 June 22A.L.S. 1p.XXXV, 84

Madrid. Acknowledging his election as a member of the [American] Philosophical Society; enclosing letters of acknowledgment from the Count de Campomanès and Don [Joseph] Miguel [de] Flores; forwarded the books mentioned in those letters.

General physical description: A.L.S. 1p.

XXXV, 83. Paine, Thomas, 1737-1809.
to Benjamin Franklin
1787 June 22A.L.S. 4p.XXXV, 83

Paris. Account of his trip from Havre-de-Grace to Paris; his cordial reception by Franklin's friends; kindness of M. Le Roy. Exhibition of fire-works at [Comte] de Buffon's. His model of a bridge not yet arrived; introduced to M. Terenet, the bridge architect.

General physical description: A.L.S. 4p.

Other Descriptive Information: Printed in Works (Sparks, X, 310; Bigelow, IX, 393).

XXXV, 85. Le Roy, Pétronille de Messey.
to Benjamin Franklin
1787 June 23A.L. 3p.XXXV, 85

Paris. Account of the cruel treatment accorded her by her husband, and of her unchanging devotion to him; left him six months before; miserably unhappy. Disavows any courage in making the ascent in a balloon; wishes it might have carried her to Franklin for whom she has the greatest love and admiration. Her friendship with Mme. Helvétius. (In French.)

General physical description: A.L. 3p.

Other Descriptive Information: Printed in Putnam's Monthly, Jan., 1907, 432.

XXXV, 86. January, Benjamin.
to Benjamin Franklin
1787 June 26A.L.S. 2p.XXXV, 86

Philadelphia. Offering to rebind all the books which were misplaced through the carelessness of a journeyman.

General physical description: A.L.S. 2p.

Other Descriptive Information: Printed in Putnam's Monthly, Jan., 1907, 432.

XLIII, 160. Gentlemen of Constitutional Convention at the Indian Queen.
to Benjamin Franklin
[1787] June 27L. 1p.XLIII, 160

Invitating the President of the State of Pennsylvania to dinner at their quarters.

General physical description: L. 1p.

XXXV, 87. Knox, Henry, 1750-1806.
to Benjamin Franklin
1787 June 28A.L.S. 1p.XXXV, 87

Philadelphia. Acknowledging Franklin's application on behalf of M. Varranault, for admission into the Society of the Cincinnati; necessary for the gentleman to address himself to the Society in France.

General physical description: A.L.S. 1p.

XXXV, 88. Churchman, John, 1753-1805.
to Benjamin Franklin
1787 July 2A.L. in 3d P. 1p.XXXV, 88

East Nottingham, [Pennsylvania]. Desiring to be informed, through his brother, Mordecai Churchman, in Philadelphia, if the Astronomer Royal at Greenwich writes anything respecting the affair sent to him three months ago.

General physical description: A.L. in 3d P. 1p.

XXXV, 90. Connecticut Academy of Arts and Sciences.
to Benjamin Franklin
1787 July 3A.L.S.XXXV, 90

New Haven. A literary society instituted the previous year, entitled the Connecticut Academy of Arts and Sciences, of which Lieutenant-Governor [Oliver] Wolcott is President; directed by the Society to apply to the [American] Philosophical Society and the Academies of science throughout Europe for their publications; in return will send their literary collections when these shall be published. Signed: Ezra Stiles, Correspond[in]g Secretary.

General physical description: A.L.S.

XXXV, 89. Small, Alexander, 1710-1794.
to Benjamin Franklin
1787 July 3A.L.S. 1p.XXXV, 89

London. Hoped Franklin would have retained some of Mirabeau's patriotic principles; opposed to taxes on imports; thinks Philadelphia should be made a free port; objects to the loyalists being banished; sees nothing of the liberal disposition of Dr. Franklin.

General physical description: A.L.S. 1p.

XXXV, 91. Lotbinière, Michel-Alain Chartier de, 1723-1798.
to Benjamin Franklin
1787 July 9A.L.S. 2p.XXXV, 91

New York. On Mr. [John] Jay's advice, came to America in order to obtain possession of his estates on Lake Champlain; if affairs turn out as he now has reason to hope, will remain indefinitely in America; his impatience to see Franklin only held in check by the report of the heat in Philadelphia. (In French.)

General physical description: A.L.S. 2p.

XXXV, 92. Lettsom, John Coakley, 1744-1815.
to Benjamin Franklin
1787 July 14A.L.S. 5p.XXXV, 92

London. To the memoir of Dr. [John] Fothergill, he has annexed memoirs of some of his associates; his wish to have introduced some anecdotes of Franklin; the importance of such memorials. Discovery by a man, called Borth, of a method of imitating paintings in oil; facsimiles of famous paintings finished in a few hours; the method known only to Borth and a Mr. Johnson, a rich quaker; report that he has been offered £60,000 for his secret; conjectures concerning the method employed. Is cultivating a plant called in France, racine de disette; no more prolific vegetable known; promises to send a description with seeds. Begs Franklin's kind offices on behalf of a clergyman, Mr. George Hunt, who desires the honor of Doctor of Divinity from the College of Philadelphia.

General physical description: A.L.S. 5p.

Mss.B.F85.di. Medical Society of London.
to Benjamin Franklin
1787 July 16 LH-MV-C-8

London. Certificate of Membership.

XXXV, 93. Buffon, Georges Louis Leclerc, Comte de, 1707-1788.
to Benjamin Franklin
1787 July 18A.L.S. 3p.XXXV, 93

Jardin du Roi. Acknowledging the seeds and rare plants sent him for the King's garden. Desires to hear of the progerss of the [American] Philosophical Society. Just finished his Histoire Naturelle de Minéraux; offers to send it to the Society. Is printing a treatise on the properties and use of the magnet. Desires to know what remedy Franklin found most efficacious for the stone. (In French.)

General physical description: A.L.S. 3p.

Other Descriptive Information: Printed in Works (Sparks, X, 312; Bigelow, XI, 398).

XXXV, 94. Forman, Ezekiel, 1736-1795.
to Benjamin Franklin
1787 July 19A.L.S. 2p.XXXV, 94

Auburn. Sending Franklin a curious puzzle from Signor Falconi from New York; explains the position of the three sticks and the adjustment arranged by Falconi; promises further information, if desired.

General physical description: A.L.S. 2p.

XXXV, 95. West, Benjamin, 1738-1820.
to Benjamin Franklin
1787 July 26A.L.S. 1p.XXXV, 95

London. Arrival of Mr. [Samuel] Jennings with Franklin's letter of recommendation; the young gentleman's fame for painting had already preceded him; will give him every assistance in his power. News of his family. Mr. [Caleb] Whitefoord's desire to hear from Franklin.

General physical description: A.L.S. 1p.

XXXV, 96. La Roche, Martin Lefebvre, Abbé de.
to Benjamin Franklin
1787 July 27A.L.S. 4p.XXXV, 96

Auteuil. Necessary to communicate with Franklin as the devout commune with celestial substances; their sacrifice in giving him up to America; their pleasure to imagine that he will be the one benefactor of men to escape their ingratitude. Account of a fête given in honor of the Lady of Auteuil [Madame Helvétius]; French politics; results of the Assemblé des Notables; disordered state of finance; misery of the people; difficult to foresee the outcome. Affairs in Holland. Visit from the Archbishop of Bordeaux; much talk of Franklin. (In French.)

General physical description: A.L.S. 4p.

XXXV, 99. Morellet, André, 1727-1819.
to Benjamin Franklin
1787 July 31A.L.S. 8p.XXXV, 99

Auteuil. Pleasure derived from Franklin's letters by the whole "Academy of Auteuil." Religious toleration. Commercial regulations as to imposts and taxation; opposed to duties on foreign merchandise. Affairs in France; praises the Archbishop of Toulouse, the new Minister of Finance, Madame Helvétius; amusing account of their sufferings from her cats. Mr. [Thomas] Jefferson's work [Notes on Virginia] the Abbé [Morellet] translated, much liked. [Thomas] Paine's model of an iron bridge. Demand for an Assembly of the States-General. Messages from friends. (In French.)

General physical description: A.L.S. 8p.

Other Descriptive Information: Printed in Works (Sparks, X, 313; Bigelow, IX, 399).

XXXV, 98. Steele, Joshua, 1700-1791.
to Benjamin Franklin
1787 July 31A.L.S. 1p.XXXV, 98

Kendal's Plantation, Barbados. Has been in Barbados over seven years looking after estates there.

General physical description: A.L.S. 1p.

XXXV, 97. Stiles, Ezra, 1727-1795.
to Benjamin Franklin
1787 July 31A.L.S. 1p.XXXV, 97

Yale College, New Haven. Acknowledging Franklin's favor of the 14th inst. with the list of Philosophical Societies in Europe; discouraged by his advice to wait until they can send forth a volume themselves, before applying for publications from learned Societies; fears this will mean a long delay. Delighted to see an example of the new method of taking copies of papers from the originals. Acknowledging the second volume of the Transactions of the American Philosophical Society.

General physical description: A.L.S. 1p.

XXXV, 100. Mauduit-Duplessis, Thomas-Antoine, Chevalier.
to Benjamin Franklin
1787 August 1A.L.S. 1p.XXXV, 100

Paris. Account of a serious illness which brought him to death's door and caused him great fear. Messages from the Count d'Estaing, who has done all in his power for Franklin's freind, Mr. [Thomas] Paine. Trouble in Holland; fear of war; influence of Mr. [William] Pitt in England against anything which will mar the present peace. (In French. In duplicate.)

General physical description: A.L.S. 1p.

XXXV, 101. Nesmor and Valliant.
to Benjamin Franklin
1787 August 2A.L.S. 1p.XXXV, 101

Philadelphia. Understands that Franklin sometimes has occasion to draw upon Paris; desires to know if he will oblige them with bills to the amount of three or four thousand livres, and upon what terms?

General physical description: A.L.S. 1p.

XXXV, 102. Guillotin, Joseph Ignace, 1738-1814.
to Benjamin Franklin
1787 August 5A.L.S. 2p.XXXV, 102

Paris. Request for Franklin's advice and assistance on behalf of Messrs. Picque and Saugrain [de Vigny]; begs him to recommend their inexperience to a capable adviser wherever they go; Illinois likely to be chosen as their place of settlement; understands from Mr. [Thomas] Jefferson that grants of land may be had there. (In French.)

General physical description: A.L.S. 2p.

XXXV, 103. Vaughan, Samuel, 1762-1827.
to Benjamin Franklin
1787 August 7A.L.S. 2p.XXXV, 103

New York. Sending him the Judiciary Bill and the bill for the punishment of certain crimes; question of the power invested in Congress; the members cautious lest their measures should not meet with the approbation of their constituents. Enclosing a report of the Assembly in Jamaica on the slave trade and slavery in that Island.

General physical description: A.L.S. 2p.

XL, 40. North, William, 1755-1836.
to Benjamin Franklin
1787 August 8L. in 3d P. 1p.XL, 40

New York. Enclosing an important letter for Mr. Williams.

General physical description: L. in 3d P. 1p.

XXXV, 104. Rumford, Jonathan.
to Benjamin Franklin
1787 August 9A.L.S. 1p.XXXV, 104

Wilmington. Reported in 1777 that Franklin sent Congress a package of all clean sheets of paper; sends him something similar with the hope that he and Washington will fill them. Expects the gentlemen of the Convention to carry out the terms of every treaty America has made. A. E. by Franklin. "Jonathan Rumford--crack'd."

General physical description: A.L.S. 1p.

XXXV, 105. Le Roy, Jean Baptiste, 1720-1800.
to Benjamin Franklin
1787 August 15A.L.S. 3p.XXXV, 105

Paris. Praise for Mr. [Thomas] Paine; has been appointed, by the Academy, one of the Commissioners to examine his design; delay in preparing their report; thinks his model has certain advantages over the others presented. Sir Joseph Banks's election to membership in the Academy. (In French.)

General physical description: A.L.S. 3p.

XXXV, 106. Croker, Temple Henry.
to Benjamin Franklin
1787 August 16A.L.S. 1p.XXXV, 106

St. Christopher. Sending Franklin his old pamphlet on Magnetism; introducing Mr. Clifton. After the hurricane months, proposes trying Franklin's improvement on his horizontal wind-mill.

General physical description: A.L.S. 1p.

LV, 106. United States. Continental Congress. Board of Treasury.
to Benjamin Franklin
1787 August 16A.L.S. 2p.LV, 106

Relative to the account of John Ross against the United States. Signed: Samuel Osgood, Arthur Lee. See also: LV, 107.

General physical description: A.L.S. 2p.

XXXV, 107. Whitehurst, John, 1713-1788.
to Benjamin Franklin
1787 August 17A.L.S. 1p.XXXV, 107

London. Sends his little attempt towards obtaining invariable measures; offer of Dr. [Nevil] Maskelyne to keep the machine under his inspection at the Observatory, in order to authenticate its going.

General physical description: A.L.S. 1p.

XXXV, 108. Burdett, Peter Pever.
to Benjamin Franklin
1787 August 19A.L.S. 3p.XXXV, 108

Karlsruhe. Reminds Franklin of his appreciation of the medal struck on account of the American peace. Introducing M. de Schilling, a gentleman of birth, education and honor, who served with distinction in the army of the King of Sardinia; his present wish to settle in America and engage in agriculture or commerce.

General physical description: A.L.S. 3p.

XXXV, 109. La Rochefoucauld-d'Enville, Louis-Alexandre, Duc de, 1743-1792.
to Benjamin Franklin
1787 August 20A.L.S. 4p.XXXV, 109

Baqueres-Luchon. Regrets being absent from Paris during Mr. [Thomas] Paine's visit; the interest the Academy will take in his model for a bridge. Impatient to hear the result of the Convention called together to revise the Constitution; high hopes for an Assembly which numbers Franklin and Washington among its members. Agrees with him on the instability of popular favor; believes Franklin's case, will prove the exception. French affairs; result of the Assemblè des Notables; the formation of Provincial Assemblies; the Marquis [de la Fayette] and himself both elected members from different Provinces. (In French.)

General physical description: A.L.S. 4p.

XXXV, 110. Childs, Francis, 1763-1830.
to Benjamin Franklin
1787 August 21A.L.S. 1p.XXXV, 110

New York. Humble apology for again postponing certain payments due Franklin; proposes to come to Philadelphia and draw up and a new agreement. Business of the printing office.

General physical description: A.L.S. 1p.

XXXV, 111. Smith, John .
to Benjamin Franklin
1787 August 24A.L.S. 2p.XXXV, 111

Philadelphia. Concerning the estate of the late Robert Smith, carpenter, of which he is administrator; has settled all the accounts except the one with Franklin; suggests a method by which the money can be paid.

General physical description: A.L.S. 2p.

XXXV, 112. Newenham, Edward, Sir, 1732-1814.
to Benjamin Franklin
1787 August 25A.L.S. 7p.XXXV, 112

Roxborough. Account of successful experiments in agriculture tried by Mr. Kirwan; slothfulness and apathy of the Irish peasantry; has endeavored in vain to convert them to these new methods of raising crops. Promising to send the car by the first opportunity. Completion of their city canal. Meeting of volunteer regiments; threats to disperse them; expects to visit the encampment incognito and drink the health of American patriots, with success to the Convention; rails against Rhode Island for not sending delegates. Affairs in Holland. Advice to America, should a European war break out in consequence of Dutch or Brabant politics; disapproves of England's attitude in taking the Stadtholder's part. Enormous addition of taxes and pensions. His trip to America delayed by a tiresome lawsuit.

General physical description: A.L.S. 7p.

XXXV, 113. Lathrop, John, 1740-1816.
to Benjamin Franklin
1787 August 30A.L. in 3d P. 1pXXXV, 113

Boston. Requesting his acceptance of a discourse given before the Humane Society of Boston; encouraged by Mrs. [Jane] Mecom to make himself known to Dr. Franklin.

General physical description: A.L. in 3d P. 1p

XXXV, 114. Biddle, Charles, 1745-1821.
to Benjamin Franklin
1787 September 5A.L.S. 1p.XXXV, 114

Philadelphia. Sending Franklin the message for the General Assembly, in case he wishes to make any alterations.

General physical description: A.L.S. 1p.

XXXV, 115. Wharton, Samuel, 1732-1800.
to Benjamin Franklin
1787 September 5L.S. 1p.XXXV, 115

Philadelphia. Prevented by illness from waiting on Franklin. Asks for an introduction to his son, Richard Wharton, Attorney-at-law, to Colonel [John] Armstrong, President of Court of Quarter Sessions in Armstrong County; his intention to settle in Dauphin County and practice law.

General physical description: L.S. 1p.

XXXV, 116. Moreau de Saint-Méry, M. L. E. (Médéric Louis Elie), 1750-1819.
to Benjamin Franklin
1787 September 8A.L.S. 2p.XXXV, 116

Port-au-Prince. For thirteen years has been engaged on different works relative to the French Colonies; his ardent desire to become a member of the [American] Philosophical Society; offers to send the first five volumes of a work which he thinks will prove of interest to America; expects to return to France in May. Recalls his introduction to Franklin by Dr. [Matthew] Maty in London. (In French.)

General physical description: A.L.S. 2p.

XXXV, 117. Baldwin, Abraham, 1754-1807.
to Benjamin Franklin
1787 September 10A.N. 3d P. 1p.XXXV, 117

Philadelphia. Accepting Franklin's invitation for dinner on Wednesday.

General physical description: A.N. 3d P. 1p.

XXXV, 118. Lenox, David, 1753-1828.
to Benjamin Franklin
1787 September 11A.L.S. 1p.XXXV, 118

Philadelphia. Begs leave to renew in person his request to Franklin for a certain appointment.

General physical description: A.L.S. 1p.

XXXV, 119. Sevier, John, 1745-1815.
to Benjamin Franklin
1787 September 12A.L.S. 2p.XXXV, 119

Franklin. Delighted with his friendly attitude towards their young republic. Predatory excursions of the Creek Indians; so far their frontier has been unmolested.

General physical description: A.L.S. 2p.

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XXXV, 121. Whatley, George.
to Benjamin Franklin
1787 September 14A.L.S. 3p.XXXV, 121

London. Enclosing memorial relative to Francis Dashwood [Baron Le Despencer]. Question of banks, paper money and coining. Criticism of a publication dedicated to Mr. [John] Adams, entitled Political Sketches. Interested in the result of the [Constitutional] Convention. Their relative ages. News of their friend. Dr. [William] Rowley.

General physical description: A.L.S. 3p.

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XXXV, 122. Le Roy, David.
to Benjamin Franklin
1787 September 20A.L.S. 3p.XXXV, 122

Le Havre. Experiments in navigation; sure of the success of this new kind of vessel; the simplification and perfecting of his system of sails; offers to arrage this new style of rigging on any ship sent from America to Roucn Havre. Introducing M. Le Roux. (In French.)

General physical description: A.L.S. 3p.

XXXV, 123. Macnamara, James.
to Benjamin Franklin
1787 September 20A.L.S. 2p.XXXV, 123

Philadelphia. Account of his being shipwrecked on his passage from Ireland to America; his wife and child drowned and everything else lost; is now a sufferer from epileptic fits, the result of his grief and terror; cared for by the managers and physicians of the Pennsylvania Hospital; begs Franklin for a change of clothes, as he is destitute of everything.

General physical description: A.L.S. 2p.

XXXV, 124. Thomas, ------.
to Benjamin Franklin
1787 September 20L.S. 4p.XXXV, 124

Florence. Account of merchandise sent in 1783 through Mr. [Jonathan] Williams [Jr.], to Bache and Shee at Philadelphia, to be sold on commission; has never received but a small part of the profits of that sale; gives the details of the affair; if Franklin refuses to intercede, must endeavor to obtain justice in a more public manner. In French. In duplicate (see also XXXV, 134).

General physical description: L.S. 4p.

XXXV, 134. Thomas, ------.
to Benjamin Franklin
1787 September 20L.S. 4p.XXXV, 134

Florence. Account of merchandise sent in 1783 through Mr. [Jonathan] Williams [Jr.], to Bache and Shee at Philadelphia, to be sold on commission; has never received but a small part of the profits of that sale; gives the details of the affair; if Franklin refuses to intercede, must endeavor to obtain justice in a more public manner. In French. In duplicate (see also XXXV, 124).

XXXV, 125. Carey, Mathew, 1760-1839.
to Benjamin Franklin
1787 September 24A.L.S. 3p.XXXV, 125

Philadelphia. Concerning the purchase from him of type; takes exception to a remark of Franklin made during their interview on this subject.

General physical description: A.L.S. 3p.

XXXV, 126. Price, Richard, 1723-1791.
to Benjamin Franklin
1787 September 26A.L.S. 4p.XXXV, 126

Hackney. Acknowledging his election as member of the Pennsylvania Society for abolishing negro slavery; similar institution just founded in London. Waiting for an account of the [Constitutional] Convention. Spirit of liberty beginning to prevail in Europe as a result of the American war. Departure of Mr. [John] Paradise and family for Virginia. Report of war between Turkey and Russia. Rumor of the King of Prussia having entered Holland and reinstated the Stadtholder in all his powers.

General physical description: A.L.S. 4p.

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XXXV, 127. Ingenhousz, Jan, 1730-1799.
to Benjamin Franklin
1787 September 28A.L.S. 4p.XXXV, 127

Vienna. Desires Mr. [John] Williams to finish up the business of his loan-receipts and send him over the money. Finds fault with the American postal service. Question of the money due him by Mr. [Samuel] Wharton; convinced that Franklin's powerful influence can obtain justice for him. Dismal outlook for Europe; distracted state of his own country; the English at the bottom of it; Turkish war probably blown up from the same quarter.

General physical description: A.L.S. 4p.

XXXV, 128. Jennings, Samuel.
to Benjamin Franklin
1787 October 9A.L.S. 2p.XXXV, 128

London. Delighted with his reception by Mr. [Benjamin] West, who is at Windsor, finishing the paintings designed for the Castle; much impressed so far by the elegant performances in the Fine Arts; especially struck with the statuary in Westminster Abbey.

General physical description: A.L.S. 2p.

XXXV, 129. Ehlers, Martin, 1732-1800.
to Benjamin Franklin
1787 October 10A.L.S. 1p.XXXV, 129

Kiel. Hopes he received the first volume of a work, of which he now sends the second.

General physical description: A.L.S. 1p.

XXXV, 129.5. Williams, Jonathan, 1719-1796.
to Benjamin Franklin
1787 October 10A.L.S. 1p.XXXV, 129.5

Boston. Thanking Franklin for the plan of government sent him; thinks it the best that could be formed under the present circumstances; influence exerted against it. News of Mrs. [Jane] Mecom.

General physical description: A.L.S. 1p.

XXXV, 131. Arthaud, Charles.
to Benjamin Franklin
1787 October 13A.L.S. 1p.XXXV, 131

Au Cap [Francois]. Sending a work on questions of rural economy just published by Le Cercle des Philadelphes; desires one copy presented to the [American] Philosophical Society. (In French.)

General physical description: A.L.S. 1p.

XXXV, 130. Du Pont de Nemours, Pierre Samuel, 1739-1817.
to Benjamin Franklin
1787 October 13A.L.S. 2p.XXXV, 130

Paris. Recommending to Franklin's attention, his eldest son [Victor Mario Du Pont] who goes to America to complete his education by studying the conditions of a free country. (In French.)

General physical description: A.L.S. 2p.

XXXV, 132. Birkbeck and Blakes.
to Benjamin Franklin
1787 October 17A.L.S. 1p.XXXV, 132

London. Sending receipt for a small box shipped in the Convention, Captain Jones commanding.

General physical description: A.L.S. 1p.

XLI, 84. Biddle, Charles, 1745-1821.
to Benjamin Franklin
1787 October 18 XLI, 84

[Philadelphia]. Resignation of Mr. [John] Armstrong [Jr.] as Secretary to Council; desires to obtain the appointment; asks Franklin's friendship in the matter.

XXXV, 133. Picque, ------.
to Benjamin Franklin
1787 October 18A.L.S. 3p.XXXV, 133

Pittsburgh. Announcing their safe arrival after a journey of eighteen days; expense of living as dear as in Philadelphia. Amused by the sight of savings. Thinks the country will suit them better than this sad little town. (In French.)

General physical description: A.L.S. 3p.

XXXV, 135. Pinckney, Thomas, 1750-1828.
to Benjamin Franklin
1787 October 22A.L.S. 1p.XXXV, 135

Charleston, South Carolina. No vessel at present ready to sail for New York; begs him to forward the enclosed commissions by the first safe opportunity; necessity of keeping their representation in Congress complete.

General physical description: A.L.S. 1p.

XXXV, 136. Childs, Francis, 1763-1830.
to Benjamin Franklin
1787 October 24A.L.S. 1p.XXXV, 136

New York. Mr. Swain will make Franklin a small payment, enough to show his (Childs') good intentions; disadvantages under which he has worked; hopes Franklin's silence is not due to displeasure.

General physical description: A.L.S. 1p.

XXXV, 137. La Luzerne, Anne-César, Chevalier de, 1741-1791.
to Benjamin Franklin
1787 October 26A.L.S. 1p.XXXV, 137

Port-au-Prince. Appreciated Franklin's recommending Captain John Earle to him; will serve him in every way in his power. (In French.)

General physical description: A.L.S. 1p.

XLIII, 11. Brillon de Jouy, Anne Louise Boyvin d'Hardancourt, 1744-1824.
to Benjamin Franklin
1787 October 29A.L. 4p.XLIII, 11

Paris. Deaths of M. Brillon and her granddaughter, aged three; crushed by these two sorrows; news of her two daughters, their husbands and their combined household; begs him to write. (In French.)

General physical description: A.L. 4p.

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XXXV, 138. Gorham, Nathaniel, 1738-1796.
to Benjamin Franklin
1787 October 30A.L.S. 2p.XXXV, 138

Boston. Franklin's speech, made just before the close of the [Constitutional] Convention, calculated to prevent war and blood-shed; with his permission, desires a copy for publication; the great weight and influence it would have in New England.

General physical description: A.L.S. 2p.

XXXV, 139. Picque, ------.
to Benjamin Franklin
1787 October 31A.L.S. 2p.XXXV, 139

Pittsburgh. Anxious concerning their letters and remittances from France; begs Franklin to forward them as soon as they arrive. (In French.)

General physical description: A.L.S. 2p.

XXXV, 141. Guillotin, Joseph Ignace, 1738-1814.
to Benjamin Franklin
1787 November 2A.L.S. 2p.XXXV, 141

Paris. Thanking him for his gracious reception of Messrs. Saugrain [de Vigny] and Picque; sends the enclosed letters for them; impatient for the time to come to pay his respects to Franklin. (In French.)

General physical description: A.L.S. 2p.

XXXV, 140. Sevier, John, 1745-1815.
to Benjamin Franklin
1787 November 2A.L.S. 2p.XXXV, 140

State of Franklin. Creek Indians still carrying on their depredations. Great results expected from the [Constitutional] Convention. Desiring Franklin's patronage and interest for their State; feeling among the Western Americans that their interests are neglected. Introducing Major Droomgoole, who goes to Congress with letters from the Cherokee Indians; his wish to act as Superintendent over some of the southern tribes; his influence among the Cherokee chiefs; recommends him warmly for the position.

General physical description: A.L.S. 2p.

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XXXV, 142. Viguera, ------.
to Benjamin Franklin
1787 November 5L.S. 2p.XXXV, 142

Bordeaux. Forwarding a box of books arrived for Franklin from Madrid. (In French.)

General physical description: L.S. 2p.

XXXV, 144. Barbé-Marbois, François, Marquis de, 1745-1837.
to Benjamin Franklin
1787 November 8A.L.S. 4p.XXXV, 144

Port-au-Prince. Reminding Franklin of certain astronomical observations by M. le [Comte] Granchain [de Sémerville] which were given a favorable reception some years before by the [American] Philosophical Society; M de Granchain presented to the Society as a candidate for membership, but by some error the Comte de Guichen was elected in his place; begs that this mistake may be corrected; also recommends for membership M. Moreau de St. Méry, who desires to present to the Society his work on the Laws and Constitution of Saint Domingo. (In French.)

General physical description: A.L.S. 4p.

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XXXV, 143. Greene, Catharine Ray, 1731-1794.
to Benjamin Franklin
1787 November 8A.L.S. 2p.XXXV, 143

Boston. Visiting Franklin's sister [Mecom]; expects to return home that day. News of friends. Account of her family, the marriages and occupations of her children. Mortified at the depravity of their State [Rhode Island].

General physical description: A.L.S. 2p.

XXXV, 145. Brienne, Athanase-Louis-Marie de Loménie, Comte de, 1730-1794.
to Benjamin Franklin
1787 November 13L.S. 1p.XXXV, 145

Versailles. Forwarding a letter from M. Thomas, who begs that Franklin will act as a mediator in a business matter between him and Franklin's son-in-law [Richard Bache] and nephew [Jonathan Williams, Jr.]; asks him to consider this request favorably. (In French.)

General physical description: L.S. 1p.

XXXV, 146. Thomas, Isaiah, 1749-1831.
to Benjamin Franklin
1787 November 14A.L.S. 2p.XXXV, 146

Worcester. Has reprinted an edition of Perry's Pronouncing English Dictionary, at his own risk and expense; desires to dedicate the first American edition to Franklin.

General physical description: A.L.S. 2p.

LVIII, 84. Newenham, Edward, Sir, 1732-1814.
to Benjamin Franklin
1787 November 19A.L.S. 6p.LVIII, 84

Sent the car and harness to Philadelphia. Rejoiced at the new Constitution of the United States; criticizes part of it; rails against ascendency of the Clergy. Trouble in the Netherlands; war averted. Death and funeral of the Duke of Rutland, Viceroy of Ireland. Eulogy of Lord Chatham. Desires the appointment of Consul for his son at Marseilles; recommends their having one in Dublin. Opposite his desk is Franklin's bust, on his left are the pictures of the American worthies and across from them is [Benedict] Arnold suspended by the heels.

General physical description: A.L.S. 6p.

XXXV, 147. Dulany, Walter.
to Benjamin Franklin
1787 November 23A.L.S. 2p.XXXV, 147

Bladensburg. His wife suffering greatly from stone in the kidney; heard that Franklin obtained great relief from blackberry jelly; has tried it without result; if it was really successful in Franklin's case, begs for more particular information; requests an early answer as his wife is extremely ill.

General physical description: A.L.S. 2p.

XXXV, 148. Smith, Sarah H..
to Benjamin Franklin
1787 November 23A.L.S. 4p.XXXV, 148

Baltimore. Only daughter of Thomas Franklin; lately left a widow with five helpless children; miserly and unfeeling conduct of her brother James; her other brothers not in a position to help her; desires Franklin to do something for her children; their present destitute condition.

General physical description: A.L.S. 4p.

XXXV, 149. Croker, Temple Henry.
to Benjamin Franklin
1787 November 25A.L.S. 1p.XXXV, 149

St. Kitts. Concerning Franklin's improved plan of a horizontal windmill; on trial, found it insufficient to overcome the resistance of canes, through it may grind corn or raise water; begs Franklin to lay the matter before the [American] Philosophical Society.

General physical description: A.L.S. 1p.

XLIV, 80. German Lutheran Congregation (Philadelphia). Vestry. German Lutheran Congregation (Philadelphia). Minister.
to Benjamin Franklin
1787 November 28L. in 3d P. 1p.XLIV, 80

Philadelphia. Requesting his presence at the speaking exercises to be performed in the German language at Zion Church.

General physical description: L. in 3d P. 1p.

XXXV, 150. Carroll, Daniel, 1730-1796.
to Benjamin Franklin
1787 December 2A.L.S. 3p.XXXV, 150

Annapolis. Meeting of the House of Delegages; the presence of their deputies required to give information of the proceedings in [the Constitutional] Convention, attended with Messrs. [Daniel of St. Thomas] Jenifer, [James] McHenry, and [Luther] Martin; attack made on the Convention, on Washington and Franklin by anti-federalists; felt compelled to read them Franklin's speech on Representation given before the Convention, and also the one of September 17th; fears Franklin's displeasure on this head; has allowed no copies of the speeches to be taken; awaits his commands in the matter.

General physical description: A.L.S. 3p.

XXXV, 151. Partridge, Elizabeth Hubbart, 1728-1814.
to Benjamin Franklin
1787 December 3A.L.S. 2p.XXXV, 151

Boston. Sympathizes with his painful disorder; hopes he will be long spared to his country. Some of his letters to her destroyed by mice; begs him to rewrite the paragraph to which he referred.

General physical description: A.L.S. 2p.

XXXV, 152. Pahin de La Blancherie, 1752-1811.
to Benjamin Franklin
1787 December 7A.L.S. 1p.XXXV, 152

Paris. Recommending to Franklin's kindness the Marquis de Chappe de Laisne. (In French.)

General physical description: A.L.S. 1p.

XXXV, 153. Hellstedt, Charles.
to Benjamin Franklin
1787 December 8A.L.S. 1p.XXXV, 153

[Swedish Consul]. Philadelphia. Complaining of the rough, rude and violent behavior in his house of two Constables who would have dragged his servant, John Bergman, away, had he not interfered; they said they belonged to Justice James Loughead's office and that they came for taxes; Bergman not taxable; begs Franklin to use his authority to prevent such extravagancies. Apology to the Consul annexed. L.S. [Justice] James Loughead.

General physical description: A.L.S. 1p.

XXXV, 154. Greene, Catharine Ray, 1731-1794.
to Benjamin Franklin
1787 December 10A.L.S. 2p.XXXV, 154

Warwick, [Rhode Island]. Sending him a small bag of sweet corn. Longs to see him. News of her family; Mrs. General [Nathanael] Greene in good health and living at Hartford.

General physical description: A.L.S. 2p.

XXXV, 155. Picque, ------.
to Benjamin Franklin
1787 December 12A.L.S. 2p.XXXV, 155

Pittsburgh. Anxious about their letters from France; have bought a small boat and expect to leave Fort Pitt shortly. Also contains: endorsement of Saugrain and Picque at Mr. Fannehill's, Fort Pitt. In French.

General physical description: A.L.S. 2p.

Other Descriptive Information: Printed in Putnam's Monthly, Jan., 1907, 435.

XXXV, 156. Quinn, Patrick.
to Benjamin Franklin
1787 December 12L. in 3d P. 2p.XXXV, 156

Petitioning Franklin to obtain him employment in some of the public offices.

General physical description: L. in 3d P. 2p.

XXXV, 157. Rittenhouse, David, 1732-1796.
to Benjamin Franklin
1787 December 12L.S. 1p.XXXV, 157

Philadelphia. Certifying that he has been on board Mr. [John] Fitch's steam-boat when it was worked against both wind and tide; thinks it will meet with the encouragement it so justly deserves. (Copy.)

General physical description: L.S. 1p.

XXXV, 160. Gorham, Nathaniel, 1738-1796.
to Benjamin Franklin
1787 December 15A.L.S. 2p.XXXV, 160

Charlestown. Happy effect attending the publication of Franklin's speech [in the Constitutional Convention]; read and applauded by almost every one; opinion of Franklin's old friends in Boston. Prospect very encouraging in South Carolina.

General physical description: A.L.S. 2p.

XXXV, 159. Le Veillard, Louis Guillaume, 1733-1794.
to Benjamin Franklin
1787 December 15A.L. 1p.XXXV, 159

Passy. Begging for news of the [Constitutional] Convention. Messrs. le Duc d'Orléans, l'Abbé Sabattier and Frelot, Counsellors of Parliament, still exiled; efforts made to obtain their retun. Promises of M. [Ferdinand] Grand to send the portrait by a sure hand. (In French.)

General physical description: A.L. 1p.

XXXV, 158. Randolph, Edmund, 1753-1813.
to Benjamin Franklin
1787 December 15A.L.S. 2p.XXXV, 158

Richmond. Mr. Joseph Elam arrested in Philadelphia as a proper subject for the hospital [for the insane] there and of his subsequent escape; has done business with him for two years and found him intelligent and orderly; Mr. Elam afraid to return to Philadelphia on business without Franklin's protection.

General physical description: A.L.S. 2p.

LXXVIII, 42. Chaumont, Thérèse-Elisabeth Le Ray de, 1765-1845.
to Benjamin Franklin
1787 December 23A.L. 3p.LXXVIII, 42

Fragment. Is sending a small harpsichord to Franklin. Her father sends Franklin his friendship and thanks. Speaks also of a distinguished author who was written several books on politics, trade, and finance. Her sister is very happy. In French.

XXXV, 161. Hopkinson, Francis, 1737-1791.
to Benjamin Franklin
1787 December 24A.L.S. 2p.XXXV, 161

Philadelphia. Meeting of the [American] Philosophical Society and the disposition of Mr. [John Hyacinth de] Magellan's annual premium; many dissatisfied with the manner in which the affair was conducted and entered on the minutes; desires Franklin to summon another meeting before the end of the month to reconsider the proceedings and revise the minutes. Signed: "Vires acquiret cedendo"

General physical description: A.L.S. 2p.

XXXV, 162. Weiss, Lewis, 1717-1796.
to Benjamin Franklin
1787 December 24A.L.S. 2p.XXXV, 162

Application made to him as a magistrate by Mr. Henry Clawes to recover a debt from John Dean, Esq., member of the Supreme Executive Council; is uncertain whether such an act on his part would be counted a breach of privilege; has written the enclosed [1 p.] to Mr. Dean without result; desires Franklin's advice.

General physical description: A.L.S. 2p.

XXXV, 163. Armstrong, John, 1717-1795.
to Benjamin Franklin
1787 December 25A.L.S. 2p.XXXV, 163

Carlisle. [Richard] Wharton shall not lack recommendations for admittance to the Court of Carlisle. Dr. Nesbit and himself in favor of adopting the Constitution, keeping in view such Amendments as experience and a fittter time may point out; expects good results from the publication of Franklin's last speech in the Convention; pernicious effect of the minority's dissent.

General physical description: A.L.S. 2p.

XXXV, 164. Randolph, Edmund, 1753-1813.
to Benjamin Franklin
1787 December 27A.L.S. 1p.XXXV, 164

Richmond. Pursuant to a Resolution of their General Assembly, encloses two copies of their Act concerning the Convention [to ratify the Constitution] to be held in June next; one copy intended for the Pennsylvania Legislature.

General physical description: A.L.S. 1p.

XXXV, 165. Barbé-Marbois, François, Marquis de, 1745-1837.
to Benjamin Franklin
1787 December 28A.L.S. 2p.XXXV, 165

Philadelphia. Writes on behalf of Jean Vicard, whose petition he encloses [2 p.]; account of his being forced to marry a woman of the town, who pretended that he was the father of her child; at present he is in prison for failing to support them; begs Franklin to obtain his release. (In French.)

General physical description: A.L.S. 2p.

XXXV, 166. Magaw, Samuel, 1735-1812.
to Benjamin Franklin
1787 December 31A.L.S. 2p.XXXV, 166

Business of the [American] Philosophical Society; permitted their determination, respecting inventions that came nearest to the annual premium, to be inserted in one of the public papers; apologizes for seeming to act contrary to Franklin's opinion; explains his reasons.

General physical description: A.L.S. 2p.

XL, 143. Newenham, Edward, Sir, 1732-1814.
to Benjamin Franklin
[1787]A.L. 4p.XL, 143

Recommending to America, the formation of a navy and the building of harbor defenses. Description of their Parliament; their late imperious Viceroy censured instead of impeached. Affairs in France; the National Assembly nearly completed their laws; attitude of King and Queen; La Fayette the Washington of Europe. War between the Brabanters and the Emperor Joseph. Mr. [Silas] Deane's vote in Ireland. [Conclusion missing.]

General physical description: A.L. 4p.

LXIV, 86 (OS). Pennsylvania. Controller of Finances.
to Benjamin Franklin
1787Mem 2p.LXIV, 86 (OS)

Statement for 1787.

General physical description: Mem 2p.

XL, 51. Rittenhouse, David, 1732-1796.
to Benjamin Franklin
[1787]A.L.S. 1p.XL, 51

[Philadelphia]. Account of experiments with cedar wood in coloring glass.

General physical description: A.L.S. 1p.

XXXV, 167. St. John de Crèvecoeur, J. Hector, 1735-1813.
to Benjamin Franklin
1787L.S. 1p.XXXV, 167

New York. Lately crossed the ocean with Commodore [John] Paul Jones; takes advantage of his departure for Philadelphia to transmit to Dr. Franklin a letter from the Comtesse d'Houdetot and the 2d edition of the Farmers Letters.

General physical description: L.S. 1p.

XLII, 67 (OS). Tobine, James K..
to Benjamin Franklin
1787A.L.S 2p.XLII, 67 (OS)

Philadelphia. Asks for help in obtaining employment.

General physical description: A.L.S 2p.

XLIII, 239. Vaughan, Samuel, 1762-1827.
to Benjamin Franklin
[1787]A.L. in 3d P. 1p.XLIII, 239

Requests Dr. Franklin to send the estimates of building, as bill for scantling amounts to more than the estimate. The bill for land will be published by [Eleazer] Oswald to-morrow, when it and the Alien's Bill will be called for.

General physical description: A.L. in 3d P. 1p.

XXXVI, 1. Childs, Francis, 1763-1830.
to Benjamin Franklin
1788 January 2A.L.S. 1p.XXXVI, 1

New York. Question of imperfections in the type.

General physical description: A.L.S. 1p.

XXXVI, 2. Small, Alexander, 1710-1794.
to Benjamin Franklin
1788 January 2A.L.S. 3p.XXXVI, 2

[London]. General opinion in England that America had better adopt a limited form of government. English commercial prosperity. Mr. [Josiah] Wedgwood's beautiful earthenware. Advises a recall of American tories. Future of France. America likely to take Mexico from Spain.

General physical description: A.L.S. 3p.

Other Descriptive Information: Printed in Works (Sparks, X, 321; Bigelow, IX, 452).

XXXVI, 3. Wright, John.
to Benjamin Franklin
1788 January 2A.L.S. 2p.XXXVI, 3

London. Refers to his letter of April, 1786, accompanied by Dobson's Treatise on Fixed Air; relief obtained from the stone by drinking water impregnated with this air; sends a new apparatus which obviates the frequent burstings; would be glad to hear if it procures him ease. Iniquitous traffic of slaves; believes an end will be put to it soon. Hopes America will not create any orders of nobility or hereditary honors.

General physical description: A.L.S. 2p.

XXXVI, 4. Vaughan, William, 1752-1850.
to Benjamin Franklin
1788 January 5A.L.S. 1p.XXXVI, 4

[London]. Had promised himself the pleasure of communicating certain remarks on Franklin's observations on the gulf-stream [see "Maritime Observations," Lonodn, 1787]; prevented by his mother's serious illness; has sent her to Hackney for change of air; by Capt. Spruce they have sent Franklin a cheese.

General physical description: A.L.S. 1p.

XXXVI, 5. Thomas, Isaiah, 1749-1831.
to Benjamin Franklin
1788 January 8A.L.S. 2p.XXXVI, 5

Worcester, [Massachusetts]. Thanks him for the desired permission which, however, came too late for publication; delayed printing the dedication [of William Perry's Royal Standard English Dictionary] as long as possible, and finally inscribed it to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences; will make use of the liberty granted him in the next edition.

General physical description: A.L.S. 2p.

XXXVI, 6. Livingston, William, 1723-1790.
to Benjamin Franklin
1788 January 9A.L.S. 1p.XXXVI, 6

Elizabeth Town. Announcing that the State Convention of New Jersey has unanimously ratified the Federal Constitution.

General physical description: A.L.S. 1p.

XXXVI, 7. Pagin, André-Noël.
to Benjamin Franklin
1788 January 10A.L.S. 1p.XXXVI, 7

Paris. Introducing M. Dupuy du Gurard a young man, whó has determined to seek employment in America. (In French.)

General physical description: A.L.S. 1p.

XXXVI, 8. Sharp, Granville, 1735-1813.
to Benjamin Franklin
1788 January 10A.L.S. 1p.XXXVI, 8

Leadenhall St., London. Acknowledging his election as member of the Pennsylvania Society for promoting the Abolition of Slavery; thinks a state which sanctions slave-dealing and salve-holding invites divine retribution; takes exception of two clauses in the new Federal Constitution (9th Section of 1st Article and 2d Section of 3d Article).

General physical description: A.L.S. 1p.

XXXVI, 9. Picque, ------.
to Benjamin Franklin
1788 January 12A.L.S. 2p.XXXVI, 9

Pittsburgh. Everything frozen including the river; obliged to postpone their departure until the spring. At present they are settled about three miles from Pittsburgh; their dissipation consists in felling trees and trapping game. (In French.)

General physical description: A.L.S. 2p.

LV, 107. United States. Continental Congress. Board of Treasury.
to Benjamin Franklin
1788 January 14A.L.S. 2p.LV, 107

Relative to the account of John Ross against the United States. Signed: Samuel Osgood, Walter Livingston. See also: LV, 106.

XXXVI, 10. Davis, William.
to Benjamin Franklin
1788 January 21A.L.S. 2p.XXXVI, 10

Boston. His repeated losses, amounting to six thousand pounds; two promising sons killed in the war; can no longer provide for his family; when he was able, gave his services gratis to the public; begs Franklin to obtain some relief for his family without mentioning his name; would be grateful for some position which a man of his advanced years could fill; desires this letter burnt.

General physical description: A.L.S. 2p.

LV, 108. Thomson, Charles, 1729-1824.
to Benjamin Franklin
1788 January 23A.L.S. 1p.LV, 108

Notice of the assembly of Congress and of the election of Cyrus Griffin as its President.

General physical description: A.L.S. 1p.

XXXVI, 11. Limozin, Andrew.
to Benjamin Franklin
1788 January 26A.L.S. 4p.XXXVI, 11

Havre-de-Grace. Forwarding to Congress an Act passed in the King's Council for sundry favors granted to the American trade. Reminds him of the number of American prisoners who came from England to the above port in a destitute state, and of the assistance rendered them there; mentions his own part in relieving this distress; reminds Franklin of his promise to recommend him to Congress, if not for reimbursement—then for a reward; since then has performed the duties of Agent for the Untied States; desires to be legally appointed their Agent with power for his son to act as such in his absence.

General physical description: A.L.S. 4p.

XXXVI, 12. Lotbinière, Michel-Alain Chartier de, 1723-1798.
to Benjamin Franklin
1788 January 27A.L.S. 1p.XXXVI, 12

New York. The vigorous reply of the King of France to the deceitful and impudent message of the English Minsiter, has checked for a time England's fury against France for having aided the Americans. (In French.)

General physical description: A.L.S. 1p.

XXXVI, 13. St. John de Crèvecoeur, J. Hector, 1735-1813.
to Benjamin Franklin
1788 January 30L.S. 1p.XXXVI, 13

New York. Asking Franklin's opinion concerning Mr. [John] Fitch's steamboat; desires to know how far he thinks it could be rendered useful for inland navigation.

General physical description: L.S. 1p.

XXXVI, 14. Childs, Francis, 1763-1830.
to Benjamin Franklin
1788 January 31 A.L.S. 1p.XXXVI, 14

Poughkeepsie. Regrets that Franklin's grandson [Benjamin Franklin Bache] has been disappointed. Appreciates his offer of further time; would pledge himself to complete the payment by January 1789. A. Mem., on fly leaf, by Dr. Franklin. "The opposition given more or less in every State to the propos'd Constitution, and from a Jealousy of Power, strengthens an Opinion of mine that America is too much enlightened to be enslaved; and thus the Happiness of its People is less in danger from an Excess of Power in the Governors, than from the Defect of due Obedience even to their own Laws, in the Governed."

General physical description: A.L.S. 1p.

Other Descriptive Information: See letter of Franklin to Charles Vaughan, 12 February 1788, for this memorandum used in correspondence (Benjamin Franklin Miscellaneous Collection, Mss.B.F85.332).

XXXVI, 15. Guillotin, Joseph Ignace, 1738-1814.
to Benjamin Franklin
1788 February 2A.L.S. 4p.XXXVI, 15

Paris. Forwarding letters for Messrs. Saugrain [de Vigny] and Picque, for whom he begs a continuance of his kindness; their silence of fourteen months very alarming; begs for a line from Franklin. Desires information and advice concerning their choice of a place of their settlement; his desire to become an American citizen increased by the splendid work of the late [Constitutional] Convention; gives to Franklin the chief credit for the result; foretells a fairy future for America. (In French.)

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XL, 210. Coxe, Tench, 1755-1824.
to Benjamin Franklin
[1788] February 4A.L.S. 3p.XL, 210

Monday. Concerning the case of Miss Lydia Frazier, of Boston, who was placed as a day scholar in a convent at Auch in Gascony; induced by the nuns to commit herself to the religious life; as she is an American and under age, appeals to Franklin to help in the effort to return her to her relatives.

General physical description: A.L.S. 3p.

XXXVI, 16. La Rochefoucauld-d'Enville, Louis-Alexandre, Duc de, 1743-1792.
to Benjamin Franklin
1788 February 6A.L.S. 3p.XXXVI, 16

La Rocheguyon. His pleasure in knowing Mr. [Thomas] Paine; his bridge approved by the Academy [of Sciences]; is aiding M. Beaumarchais in the construction of a similar bridge at Paris. Affairs in France; much occupied with the meetings of Parliament; Edict in favor of non-Catholics a step towards tolerance; Assembly for the States-General announced for 1791. Desires the first volume of the [American] Philosophical [Society's] Transactions. Report of the ancient fortifications and other proofs of a previous civilization being found near Fort Harmar at the confluence of the Muskingum and Ohio rivers; desires to know if this is true. Messages from his host, the Abbé Rochon. (In French.)

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LV, 109. Potts, Samuel.
to Benjamin Franklin
1788 February 6A.L.S. 1p.LV, 109

Receipt for the balance of his account.

General physical description: A.L.S. 1p.

XXXVI, 18. Picque, ------.
to Benjamin Franklin
1788 February 10A.L.S. 3p.XXXVI, 18

Pittsburgh. Account of an attack of sciatica, which was much alleviated by the use of a root common to the country; offers to send a specimen to Franklin as a remedy for the stone; hears it has been extremely efficacious in such cases; not sure of the name; the savages call it "déje jon konā."  (In French.)

General physical description: A.L.S. 3p.

XXXVI, 17. Wethered, John.
to Benjamin Franklin
1788 February 10A.L.S. 1p.XXXVI, 17

New Castle. Asking for assistance to repair the Episcopal Church at New Castle.

General physical description: A.L.S. 1p.

XXXVI, 19. Newenham, Edward, Sir, 1732-1814.
to Benjamin Franklin
1788 February 11A.L.S. 3p.XXXVI, 19

Irish politics; unbounded confidence placed by the whole nation in the Marquis of Buckingham; the last Viceroy one of the most abandoned, corrupt and profligate of men; no new pensions nor taxes; prevalence of gambling. Foreign politics; opposed to the Empress Catharine's ambitions; believes the Turks would suffer much before yielding the whole of the river Danube to the Sovereign of Hungary. Affairs in Holland. The English East India Co. afraid government will refuse a renewal of their charter.

General physical description: A.L.S. 3p.

XXXVI, 20. Moustier, Eléonore-François-Elie, Comte de, 1751-1817.
to Benjamin Franklin
1788 February 14A.L.S. 2p.XXXVI, 20

New York. Received his appointment [Succeeded Comte de la Luzerne as Minister to America] on September 3d and left for Paris on the 10th of October; wished by this alacrity to prove his affection for the Americans and his eagerness to strengthen the bond between their two nations. (In French.)

General physical description: A.L.S. 2p.

XXXVI, 21. Ettwein, John, 1721-1802.
to Benjamin Franklin
1788 February 16A.L.S. 2p.XXXVI, 21

Bethlehem. Presenting Franklin with a copy of the rules of their Society [for Propagating the Gospel]; their petition to the Pennsylvania Legislature for incorporation; recommends the Society and the Brethren's Church to Franklin's favor and protection.

General physical description: A.L.S. 2p.

XXXVI, 22 (OS). Taillefert, ------.
to Benjamin Franklin
1788 February 18A.L.S. 4p.XXXVI, 22 (OS)

Nantes. Account of a commercial transaction between himself and Pierre Charles Peyroux, and of the latter's failure to carry out his part; in 1785, M. Peyroux was at St. Louis, in the United States; desires that he may be made accountable for the debt he owes to him. (In French.)

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XXXVIII, 174. Williams, Jonathan, 1750-1815.
to Benjamin Franklin
1788 February 19A.L.S. 1p.XXXVIII, 174

Concerning his affair with Mr. Thomas.

General physical description: A.L.S. 1p.

XXXVI, 23. Anderson, John, 1726-1796.
to Benjamin Franklin
1788 February 20A.L.S. 4p.XXXVI, 23

Glasgow College. Forwarding Franklin his "Institutes of Physics," which may be of use to some young lecturer in Philadelphia; sends with it Sir John Dalrymple's "Memoirs," [of Great Britain and Ireland], volume two; reviews this work.

General physical description: A.L.S. 4p.

XXXVI, 25. Bondfield, John.
to Benjamin Franklin
1788 February 24A.L.S. 3p.XXXVI, 25

Bordeaux. Transmits the account. French politics; strenuous struggle by the Parliaments to fix the prerogatives of the Crown; refusal of the Bordeaux Parliament to hold their meetings in the small inland town to which they have been ordered; possibility of a great change in the Constitutions of France. Commercial relations between France and America.

General physical description: A.L.S. 3p.

XXXVI, 24. Pagin, André-Noël.
to Benjamin Franklin
1788 February 24A.L.S. 2p.XXXVI, 24

Paris. Recalls the pleasant hours spent together at Madame Brillon's, M. and Mme. Le Veillard's and other friends. Reminds him of his promise on behalf of his nephew, M. Milliet, to whom M. Dorhman owes a considerable sum of money; encloses a memoir with an account of the affair, also an open letter from his nephew to M. Dorhman. (In French.)

General physical description: A.L.S. 2p.

XXXVI, 26. Anderson, John, 1726-1796.
to Benjamin Franklin
1788 February 25A.L.S. 1p.XXXVI, 26

Glasgow College. Sending him two books with a long explanatory letter in each one.

General physical description: A.L.S. 1p.

XXXVI, 27. Hartley, David.
to Benjamin Franklin
1788 February 26A.L.S. 1p.XXXVI, 27

Golden Square, London. Sending this letter by the American Ministers, Mr. [John] Adams and Col. Smith; they are not the bearers of any Treaty of Amity and Commerce; hopes for better feeling in the future; wishes America peace and prosperity under her new Constitution. Compares England to old wine in old bottles.

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XXXVI, 27.5. Vaughan, Charles, 1759-1839.
to Benjamin Franklin
1788 February 27A.L.S. 3p.XXXVI, 27.5

Boston. The papers of Dr. Ingen Housz in Mr. [John] Williams's possession. Interest on certain moneys. Account of the Conventions [to ratify the Constitution] in New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

General physical description: A.L.S. 3p.

XXXVI, 28. Wedgwood, Josiah, 1730-1795.
to Benjamin Franklin
1788 February 29A.L.S. 2p.XXXVI, 28

London. Sending a few cameos for the use of Franklin and his friends; the subject of them the abolition of slavery; delighted to be embarked with Franklin in the same great and good cause. Owing to a continuous headache, is obliged to make use of his nephew's hand.

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XXXVI, 29. Phillips, James, (Bookseller), 1745-1799.
to Benjamin Franklin
1788 March 1L. in 3d P. 1p.XXXVI, 29

London. Books he is sending to Franklin.

General physical description: L. in 3d P. 1p.

XXXVI, 30. Picque, ------.
to Benjamin Franklin
1788 March 2A.L.S. 3p.XXXVI, 30

Pittsburgh. As they are about to leave Fort Pitt, begs Franklin to hold their letters until their destination is assured. (In French.)

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XXXVI, 31. Maskelyne, Nevil, 1732-1811.
to Benjamin Franklin
1788 March 3A.L.S. 3p.XXXVI, 31

Greenwich. Concerning Churchman's theory of the variation of the magnetic needle; opinion of the Board of Longitude unfavorable; their reasons. Hopes the [American] Philosophical Society received his Greenwich Observations.

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XXXVI, 33. St. John de Crèvecoeur, J. Hector, 1735-1813.
to Benjamin Franklin
1788 March 12A.L.S. 1p.XXXVI, 33

New York. Obliged for his opinion concerning the steam-boat; trusts the encouragement Mr. [John] Fitch hopes from Congress, will enable him to cheapen, simplify and render his machine still more useful; should he succeed in perfecting it, he will deserve the applause of America and Europe.

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XXXVI, 32. Whatley, George.
to Benjamin Franklin
1788 March 12A.L.S. 4p.XXXVI, 32

London. His attitude concerning the abolition of the slave-trade; does not agree with the Society in all its tenets. News of Dr. [William] Rowley; works to serve the public not to gain money. Refuses to believe in the report of Franklin's death.

General physical description: A.L.S. 4p.

XXXVI, 34. Guillotin, Joseph Ignace, 1738-1814.
to Benjamin Franklin
1788 March 19A.L.S. 3p.XXXVI, 34

Paris. Begs for a reply to his questions concerning America; entreats the continuance of his kindness and protection towards Messrs. Picque and Saugrain. (In French.)

General physical description: A.L.S. 3p.

XXXVI, 35. Thomas, Isaiah, 1749-1831.
to Benjamin Franklin
1788 March 24A.L.S. 1p.XXXVI, 35

Worcester, [Massachusetts]. Presenting Franklin with a copy of his edition of Perry's Dictionaries.

General physical description: A.L.S. 1p.

XXXVI, 36. Jay, John, 1745-1829.
to Benjamin Franklin
1788 March 28A.L.S. 1p.XXXVI, 36

New York. Good reports of Franklin's health; sees his handwriting has undergone no alteration.

General physical description: A.L.S. 1p.

XXXVI, 37.5. Vaughan, William, 1752-1850.
to Benjamin Franklin
1788 March 31A.L.S. 2p.XXXVI, 37.5

London. Concerning two small boxes sent to Franklin, one containing the Philosophical Transactions from the Royal Society, the other De Luc's Hygrometer, a present from Mr. [ Edward] Nairnc. Urges Franklin to collect in book form many of his useful little papers that apply to common conduct in life for the lower and middle classes.

General physical description: A.L.S. 2p.

XXXVI, 37. Whatley, George.
to Benjamin Franklin
1788 March 31A.L.S. 2p.XXXVI, 37

London. Wrote on the 1st inst. principally to ascertain the chances of his friend Dashwood receiving the money due him from Mr. George Henry of Philadelphia. Has finally heard from Mr. Jonathan Williams [Jr.]; the sin of procrastination. At Dr. [William] Rowley's request, sends one of his late publications on a malady, the treatment of which he considers improper.

General physical description: A.L.S. 2p.

XXXVI, 38. Le Veillard, Louis Guillaume, 1733-1794.
to Benjamin Franklin
1788 April 1A.L.S. 5p.XXXVI, 38

Passy. The result of the great [Constitutional] Convention in America; objects to certain points; thinks the power of the President too great. News of friends at Passy. His election as Syndic of his town; if his position is not so brilliant as Franklin's, is surrounded by more charming women. Entreats him to hasten the writing of his memories; false and stupid anccdotes written about him by Baron de Trink and others. Concerning imposts and duties. Critical and alarming condition of affairs in France; financial situation deplorable. With the exception of his wife, cares more for Franklin than anyone else in the world; why he cannot gratify his desire to go to Philadelphia. M. [Jacques] Necker's work on the importance of religious convictions. Death of [George Louis Le Clerc, Comte] du Buffon; his successor, [Comte Charles Claude La]billarderie [D'Angiviller]. (In French.)

General physical description: A.L.S. 5p.

XXXVI, 39. Caslon, William, 1754-1833.
to Benjamin Franklin
1788 April 2A.L.S. 1p.XXXVI, 39

London. News in his family. Messages to his friend, W[illiam] T[emple] Franklin.

General physical description: A.L.S. 1p.

XXXVI, 40. Pownall, Thomas, 1722-1805.
to Benjamin Franklin
1788 April 8A.L.S. 4p.XXXVI, 40

Bristol. Report of Franklin's death. Is the only Commissioner left of those representing and acting for the several Provinces in America, who met at the Congress in Albany in 1754. Political condition of the Swiss Cantons. Constitution of the United States; fears the result of a four years' term for the President.

General physical description: A.L.S. 4p.

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XXXVI, 41. Coxe, Tench, 1755-1824.
to Benjamin Franklin
1788 April 11A.L.S. 2p.XXXVI, 41

Glad to see that the people abroad look with desire at America, in spite of the disordered situation of commerce and Government. Will take a few days to turn over in his mind the letter enclosed to him by Franklin; will then ask his attention to one or two points.

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XXXVI, 42. Vaughan, Samuel, 1762-1827.
to Benjamin Franklin
1788 April 11A.L.S. 4p.XXXVI, 42

Flamstead, Jamaica. Concerning the Island of Jamica; the cause of mortality among the soldiers; condition of the slaves far better than that of the poor in several parts of Europe; if there is to be a reform, it must be of slow growth; this applies also to conditions in the Southern States; believes however that white men can labor equally well in the cultivation of sugar, etc. Facts determined by the thermometer and hygrometer. Meteorological observations he has made which point out other laws than those in Franklin's ingenious theory.

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XXXVI, 43. Millon, J.C..
to Benjamin Franklin
1788 April 22A.L.S. 1p.XXXVI, 43

Au Cap [Francois]. Introducing M. de Moret, who goes to America for his health. (In French.)

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XXXVI, 44. Turner, George, 1750-1843.
to Benjamin Franklin
1788 April 26A.L.S. 1p.XXXVI, 44

Philadelphia. Directed by General [Henry] Knox at the last General Meeting of the Cincinnati, to translate and return to Franklin the enclosed letter.

General physical description: A.L.S. 1p.

XXXVI, 45. Gilpin, Joshua, 1765-1841.
to Benjamin Franklin
1788 April 30A.L. in 3d P. 1p.XXXVI, 45

[Wilmington]. Sending him samples of such kinds of paper as have been made at the Brandywine manufactory; his uncle, Mr. Fisher, desires the loan of those books on the subject of paper-making which Franklin was good enough to offer him yesterday.

General physical description: A.L. in 3d P. 1p.

XXXVI, 46. Vaughan, William, 1752-1850.
to Benjamin Franklin
1788 May 1A.L.S. 1p.XXXVI, 46

London. Boxes sent to Franklin; one containing De Lue's Hygrometer. His mother's health much better. Dr. [Joseph] Priestley well and busy. Dr. [Richard] Price engaged in calculations respecting poor laws and rates for the House of Commons. Mr. [Thomas] Gilbert's bill thrown out.

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XXXVI, 48. Davis, William.
to Benjamin Franklin
1788 May 2A.L.S. 2p.XXXVI, 48

Boston. Hopes that among the large circle of his Excellency's friends, some relief may be afforded him.

General physical description: A.L.S. 2p.

XXXVI, 47. Pemberton, James, 1723-1809.
to Benjamin Franklin
1788 May 2A.L.S. 1p.XXXVI, 47

[Philadelphia]. Meeting of the Society [for the Abolition of the Slave-trade] called; [the Wedgwood] cameos mostly distributed; suggests sending a few of the pamphlets also. The ship which fitted out the previous summer for the nefarious business to Africa is reported to be refitting at some port in Delaware; their intention to notify the Governor as well as the Abolition Society in Wilmington that, if practicable, the attempt may be frustrated.

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XXXVI, 49. Bowdoin, James, 1726-1790.
to Benjamin Franklin
1788 May 6A.L.S. 1p.XXXVI, 49

Boston. Introducing the Rev. Mr. [Timothy] Hilliard and Mr. Thomas Lee, both of Cambridge, Massachusetts.

General physical description: A.L.S. 1p.

XXXVI, 50. Bowdoin, James, 1726-1790.
to Benjamin Franklin
1788 May 6A.L.S. 1p.XXXVI, 50

Boston. Introducing Christopher Gore, Esq., a lawyer of note, and a warm advocate of federalism and of the proposed Federal Constitution; favorable prospect of its adoption in New Hampshire; already adopted by Maryland; trusts the complete adoption of it is not far distant.

General physical description: A.L.S. 1p.

XXXVI, 51. Lathrop, John, 1740-1816.
to Benjamin Franklin
1788 May 6A.L.S. 2p.XXXVI, 51

Boston. Introducing the Rev. Mr. [Timothy] Hilliard, who succeeds the venerable Dr. [Nathaniel] Appleton to the ministry at Cambridge; his travelling companion is Thomas Lee, Esq., a wealthy retired merchant. Feels himself acquainted with Franklin on account of his friendship with Mrs. [Jane] Mecom. Sends him the last publication of their Humane Society; thinks the world improves.

General physical description: A.L.S. 2p.

XXXVI, 52. Wallace and Muir.
to Benjamin Franklin
1788 May 13A.L.S. 1p.XXXVI, 52

Annapolis. Sending the enclosed letter by Mr. E. Lawrence.

General physical description: A.L.S. 1p.

XXXVI, 53.5. Gore, Christopher, 1758-1827.
to Benjamin Franklin
1788 May 23L. in 3d P. 1p.XXXVI, 53.5

[Philadelphia]. An unexpected call from the city prevents his dining with him.

General physical description: L. in 3d P. 1p.

XXXVI, 53. Smallwood, William, 1732-1792.
to Benjamin Franklin
1788 May 23A.L.S. 2p.XXXVI, 53

Annapolis. Desiring Franklin to authorize the delivery to Samuel Swan, of one William Clelone, committed to jail in Philadelphia, charged with stealing a horse and saddle; necessary that he should be tried in Maryland for this and other offenses against the state. Instructions to Samuel Swan. [2 p.]

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XXXVI, 54. Thévenard, Antoine-Jean-Marie, 1733-1815.
to Benjamin Franklin
1788 May 25A.L.S. 1p.XXXVI, 54

L'Orient. Acknowledging the present of his "Maritime Observations"; solaces himself for Frankliln's absence by regarding his portrait. (In French.)

General physical description: A.L.S. 1p.

XXXVI, 55. Coxe, Tench, 1755-1824.
to Benjamin Franklin
1788 May 29A.L.S. 1p.XXXVI, 55

Transmitting the enclosed papers for Franklin's approbation and signature.

General physical description: A.L.S. 1p.

XXXVI, 57. Hillegas, Michael, 1729-1804.
to Benjamin Franklin
1788 June 3A.L.S. 1p.XXXVI, 57

New York. Introducing Captain and Mr. Cochrane, both brothers of Lord Dundonald; belives all three carry on the famous coal and tar works in divers parts of England and Scotland; the great effects produced and experienced from the use of their tar, etc.

General physical description: A.L.S. 1p.

XXXVI, 56. Soderstrom, Richard.
to Benjamin Franklin
1788 June 3A.L.S. 1p.XXXVI, 56

New York. Introducing Messrs. John and [Sir] Alexander [Forrester] Cochrane.

General physical description: A.L.S. 1p.

XXXVI, 58. Van der Kemp, Francis Adrian, 1752-1829.
to Benjamin Franklin
1788 June 3A.L.S. 1p.XXXVI, 58

New York. Is the bearer of a letter from the Marquis de Lafayette. Intends making a tour through the country with a view to finding a convenient settlement for himself and family.

General physical description: A.L.S. 1p.

XXXVI, 59. Carey, Mathew, 1760-1839.
to Benjamin Franklin
1788 June 10A.L.S. 3p.XXXVI, 59

Philadelphia. Hopes the unhappy misunderstanding over the types purchased from Franklin will not prevent Franklin from doing him a favor; his plan to increase the subscribers to the American Museum published by himself; suggests a highly laudatory description of the American Museum which he wishes Franklin to write for him and sign.

General physical description: A.L.S. 3p.

XXXVI, 60. Powel, Elizabeth Willing, 1743-1830.
to Benjamin Franklin
1788 June 16L. in 3d P. 1p.XXXVI, 60

Begging the loan of Franklin's sedan-chair for a Virginia gentleman, who is laboring under such severe and weakening complaints, as to render him incapable of being moved in a wheel-carriage.

General physical description: L. in 3d P. 1p.

XLIV, 81. Unidentified.
to Benjamin Franklin
1788 June 25L. 1p.XLIV, 81

Inclosed the report of Council authorizing him to purchase the land adjoining the northern boundary of the State.

General physical description: L. 1p.

XXXVI, 61 (OS). Armbruster, Anthony.
to Benjamin Franklin
1788 June 26A.L.S. 1p.XXXVI, 61 (OS)

Germantown. Begging for assistance.

General physical description: A.L.S. 1p.

XXXVI, 62. Mestre, Etienne.
to Benjamin Franklin
1788 June 27A.L.S. 1p.XXXVI, 62

Bordeaux. Concerning certain casks of wine shipped to Franklin by order of M. [Louis Guillaume] Le Veillard. (In French.)

General physical description: A.L.S. 1p.

XXXVI, 64. Bowdoin, James, 1726-1790.
to Benjamin Franklin
1788 June 28A.L.S. 3p.XXXVI, 64

Boston. Non-arrival of the second volume of the [American] Philosophical [Society's] Transactions sent to their Society; enclosed Mr. [Caleb] Gannett's letter on the subject [XXXVI, 63]; trusts the French work which Franklin has left them in his will, may be long out of their possession. Franklin's expectation of retiring from public cares. Pleasure derived from reading his ingenious queries concerning magnetism and the theory of the Earth; pleasant speculations to which they give rise. Introducing Mr. John Stewart, a grandson of the late Captain Erving.

General physical description: A.L.S. 3p.

LIX, 29 (OS). Meyen, Johann Jacob, 1731-1797.
to Benjamin Franklin
1788 June 28A.L.S. 3p.LIX, 29 (OS)

Alt-Stettin on the Oder, Pomerania. An eulogy on Dr. Franklin as Philosopher, Statesman and Patriot. (In German.)

General physical description: A.L.S. 3p.

XXXVI, 65. Carles, L..
to Benjamin Franklin
1788 June 30A.L.S. 2p.XXXVI, 65

St. Nicolas. His misfortunes increased; begs for a letter of recommendation to M. [Barbé] de Marbois, who may procure him a position which will enable his family to live. Sent him two engravings of the Loge des Commandeurs de Carcassonne in December, 1787. (In French.)

General physical description: A.L.S. 2p.

XXXVI, 66. Guillotin, Joseph Ignace, 1738-1814.
to Benjamin Franklin
1788 July 1A.L.S. 4p.XXXVI, 66

Paris. Overwhelmed with horror at the news of the massarce by Indians of the party from Pittsburgh; doubts not that the French botanist and mineralogist mentioned are his two young friends; report that one of them, though severely wounded, escaped; begs for further news; such a tragedy would cause the complete abandonment of the proposed settlement; if both men are alive, begs that they may be given every care and assistance; will send the necessary funds. (In duplicate. In French.)

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XXXVI, 67. Wallace and Muir.
to Benjamin Franklin
1788 July 7A.L.S. 1p.XXXVI, 67

Annapolis. Sending the enclosed by a safe hand.

General physical description: A.L.S. 1p.

XXXVI, 68. Condorcet, Jean-Antoine-Nicolas de Caritat, Marquis de, 1743-1794.
to Benjamin Franklin
1788 July 8A.L. 2P.XXXVI, 68

Acknowledging his election to the [American] Philosophical Society. The new Federal Constitution of the United States; if nothing better could be obtained, looks upon it as a necessary evil. Affairs in France; clamors against despotism; dread of civil war or bankruptey. (In French.)

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XXXVI, 69. Thomas, ------.
to Benjamin Franklin
1788 July 8A.L.S. 3p.XXXVI, 69

Paris. His affair with Messrs. Bache and Shee; acknowledging Franklin's reply with the bill of sale, asked for so often in vain; cannot regard the business as ended, since the balance due him has never been paid; relies on Franklin's good offices to receive prompt payment. (In French.)

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XXXVI, 71. Clos, Bernin.
to Benjamin Franklin
1788 July 12A.L.S. 4p.XXXVI, 71

New York. If he had a fraction of the talents of the celebrated Abbé Raynal, would erect to Franklin a monument as lasting as his name. Condemns the base mutilation of William Pitt's statue at New York, Revolution of the last ten years; America has broken her chains and Holland has embraced hers. (In French.)

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XXXVI, 70. La Rochefoucauld-d'Enville, Louis-Alexandre, Duc de, 1743-1792.
to Benjamin Franklin
1788 July 12A.L.S. 7p.XXXVI, 70

Varennes. Memoirs of Franklin's life. The new Federal Constitution; extent of the power granted the President; confidence implied in Washington and his successors. Political condition of France; States-General demanded by the public; faults in the form of this body; preference for a National Assembly; fears for these first steps in the career of liberty; America's position far more favorable for the establishment of a good Constitution. Sending him a disscrtation on Nyctalopia, a disease endemic in the neighborhood of La Rocheguyon. (In French.)

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XXXVI, 72. Rush, Benjamin, 1746-1813.
to Benjamin Franklin
1788 July 15A.L.S. 1p.XXXVI, 72

Philadelphia. Enclosing an extract from Dr. [David] Ramsay's intended history of the Revolution; with the author's request for any corrections in the facts which Frankliln deems neccessary.

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XXXVI, 73. St. Trys, ------.
to Benjamin Franklin
1788 July 25A.L.S. 1p.XXXVI, 73

Boston. At the request of Mr. [Thomas] Paine, sends Franklin the report of the French Academy of Sciences on his iron bridge. (In French.)

General physical description: A.L.S. 1p.

XXXVI, 74. Despeintreaux, Jean Baptiste Charles Lucas.
to Benjamin Franklin
1788 July 28A.L.S. 4p.XXXVI, 74

Washington County, Pennsylvania. His purchase of a small plantation six miles from Pittsburgh where he is at present living in great content; expects a sum of money to arrive from France for him; begs Franklin to take charge of it and have it forwarded by a safe conveyance; M. Saugrain [de Vigny] has promised to see that it is sent to Franklin's care. (In French.)

General physical description: A.L.S. 4p.

XXXVI, 75. White Eyes, George.
to Benjamin Franklin
1788 August 1A.L.S. 1p.XXXVI, 75

Princeton. Has only one more year to finish his college course; begs Franklin, as a great friend of his mother, to send him a small sum of money and the articles of clothing mentioned; promises to repay the loan in money or land.

General physical description: A.L.S. 1p.

XXXVI, 76. Oswald, Elizabeth.
to Benjamin Franklin
1788 August 3A.L.S. 2p.XXXVI, 76

Philadelphia. Begs him to consider her husband's case and give her his opinion; sure he will agree with her that Mr. [Eleazer] Oswald has been unjustly confined. A.E. by Frankliln. As he may be called on to judge her husband's case officially, cannot give her his present sentiments thereon; wishes that her prudent counsels might cause him to change the conduct of his paper.

General physical description: A.L.S. 2p.

XXXVI, 77. Stewart, Margaret.
to Benjamin Franklin
1788 August 3A.L.S. 2p.XXXVI, 77

London. Sent him twelve copies of her brother's work; account of various misfortunes experienced since she last saw Franklin.

General physical description: A.L.S. 2p.

XXXVI, 78. Bowdoin, James, 1726-1790.
to Benjamin Franklin
1788 August 4A.L.S. 1p.XXXVI, 78

Boston. Introducing M. [Brissot] de Warville and his fellow-traveller, Colonel de La Terrière.

General physical description: A.L.S. 1p.

XXXVI, 79. Fisher, Miers, 1748-1819.
to Benjamin Franklin
1788 August 5A.L.S. 1p.XXXVI, 79

[Philadelphia]. Returning with thanks, the two volumes of the Transactions of the French Academy; remarks concerning the memoirs on paper manufactures. Sends a ream of paper lately manufactured at Brandywine Mills; thinks it an improvement on the last.

General physical description: A.L.S. 1p.

XXXVI, 80. Martin, William.
to Benjamin Franklin
1788 August 5A.L.S. 2p.XXXVI, 80

Philadelphia. Observations on paper-money.

General physical description: A.L.S. 2p.

XXXVI, 81. Jennings, Samuel.
to Benjamin Franklin
1788 August 6A.L.S. 1p.XXXVI, 81

London. Mr. [Benjamin] West's kindness to him; has forwarded four pictures for him; is at present on the fifth-St. Paul shaking the viper from his hand, intended for the chapel at Greenwich. Exciting election in Westminister.

General physical description: A.L.S. 1p.

XXXVI, 82. Ingenhousz, Jan, 1730-1799.
to Benjamin Franklin
1788 August 9A.L.S. 2p.XXXVI, 82

Paris. His arrival in Paris; saw Mr. [Thomas] Jefferson, who drew up the power of attorney which will enable Mr. [Samuel] Vaughan [Jr.] to act for him in his affair with Mr. [Samuel] Wharton. Accepts the advice to hold his Certificates of Congress until the new Government is established; question of buying land with the money. Franklin's pointed remarks on the Turkish war. Dined with Mr. [John] Paradise.

General physical description: A.L.S. 2p.

XXXVI, 83. Rumsey, James.
to Benjamin Franklin
1788 August 10A.L.S. 2p.XXXVI, 83

London. Money to be made if he had the privilege of erecting boats to go by steam; possibility of forming a connection with Messrs. Bolton and Watt; his boiler much improved; favorable opinion expressed by all who have seen it.

General physical description: A.L.S. 2p.

XXXVI, 84. St. Marc de Sauris, ------.
to Benjamin Franklin
1788 August 22A.L.S. 2p.XXXVI, 84

Boston. His desire to obtain the Order of Cincinnatus; states his services under the Comte de Grasse. (In French.)

General physical description: A.L.S. 2p.

XXXVI, 85. Houdetot, Elisabeth Françoise Sophie La Live de Bellegarde, Comtesse d', 1730-1813.
to Benjamin Franklin
1788 August 26L.S. 3p.XXXVI, 85

Sannois. The new Constitution given to America; part played by Franklin and Washington in this great work; sends him her felicitations; hopes his life will be as famous for its length as for its talents and virtues; quotes the verses she recited in his honor at the small entertainment at Sannois. (In French.)

General physical description: L.S. 3p.

XXXVI, 87. Nancarrow, John.
to Benjamin Franklin
1788 August 28A.L.S. 4p.XXXVI, 87

Pittsburgh. Assisted a great many Americans confined in Mill prison during the war. Account of his business ventures and final emigration to America with his family; heavy money losses; his intention of moving to Lexington, Kentucky; probability of a post-office being established there; begs Franklin's influence to obtain him the position of post-master.

General physical description: A.L.S. 4p.

XXXVI, 86. Van der Kemp, Francis Adrian, 1752-1829.
to Benjamin Franklin
1788 August 28A.L.S. 1p.XXXVI, 86

New York. Acknowledging Franklin's polite reception of him in Philadelphia. Has purchased a valuable farm two miles from Esopus in New York State.

General physical description: A.L.S. 1p.

XXXVI, 88. Hillegas, Michael, 1729-1804.
to Benjamin Franklin
1788 September 5A.L.S. 2p.XXXVI, 88

New York. Money borrowed from Mr. James Hamilton; security he gave him; transfer of the sum to Messrs. Howell and Emlen, to whom the security was also assigned; these gentlemen anxious to receive the interest and principle; understands Franklin puts out money at interest; begs him to furnish the amount due these gentlemen and promises the best security and prompt payment of interest.

General physical description: A.L.S. 2p.

XXXVI, 89. Nicholson, John, 1757-1800.
to Benjamin Franklin
1788 September 7A.L.S. 1p.XXXVI, 89

Philadelphia. Laying before Franklin a plan for removing the present embarrassments occasioned by the depreciation of paper money; if Franklin would subscribe his name to it, its success would be assured.

General physical description: A.L.S. 1p.

XXXVI, 90. Vaughan, Sarah.
to Benjamin Franklin
1788 September 10A.L.S. 1p.XXXVI, 90

London. Introducing Mr. and Mrs. Bird.

General physical description: A.L.S. 1p.

XXXVI, 91. Filangieri, Charlotte.
to Benjamin Franklin
1788 September 27A.L.S. 2p.XXXVI, 91

Naples. Announcing the death of her husband, Chevalier Gaetano Filangieri; his great work remains unfinished; promises to send a selection of his writings. (In French.)

General physical description: A.L.S. 2p.

Other Descriptive Information: Printed in Works (Sparks, X, 359; Bigelow, X, 7).

XXXVI, 92. Skinner, R. C. (Richard Cortlandt).
to Benjamin Franklin
1788 September 29A.L.S. 3p.XXXVI, 92

Philadelphia. Lost his hereditary patrimony; since then studied dentition with the celebrated Dr. [Barth.] Ruspini of London; desires to practice his profession in Philadelphia; begs for the loan of the trifling sum of twenty dollars.

General physical description: A.L.S. 3p.

XXXVI, 93. Vaughan, William, 1752-1850.
to Benjamin Franklin
1788 October 5A.L.S. 2p.XXXVI, 93

London. Greatly concerned at his illness. Often read with pleasure the papers Franklin sent him on the common conduct in life. Types and letters forwarded by Mr. John Wright. (In duplicate.)

General physical description: A.L.S. 2p.

XXXVI, 94. Le Veillard, Louis Guillaume, 1733-1794.
to Benjamin Franklin
1788 October 10A.L.S. 5p.XXXVI, 94

Passy. Hopes he has recoved from the bad attack of gout. Affairs in France; depleted state of the treasury; resignations and appointments; the States-General announced for January 1789; second meeting of the Assemblé des Notables to discuss the best way of convoking it. Urging Franklin to work on his memoirs. The country inundated with political pamphlets and memoirs; no work to compare with [Comte] de Mirabeau's on the Prussian Monarchy; fear of a famine in France. (In French.)

General physical description: A.L.S. 5p.

XXXVI, 95. Vaughan, Samuel, 1720-1802.
to Benjamin Franklin
1788 October 10A.L.S. 3p.XXXVI, 95

St. James, Jamaica. Hopes Franklin will live to see the establishment of liberty and the security of property. Writes on behalf of his son Samuel who desires a government office under the new Constitution; thinks a place in the Foreign Department would be most suitable to his talents and inclinations. Obliged to remain in Jamaica another year to look after his property there.

General physical description: A.L.S. 3p.

XXXVI, 96. Broom, Jacob, 1752-1810.
to Benjamin Franklin
1788 October 11A.L.S. 1p.XXXVI, 96

Wilmington. Promises to urge Mr. C.J. Killen to pay the money due Franklin.

General physical description: A.L.S. 1p.

XXXVI, 97. Hughes, George. Baynton, Peter, 1754-1821. Clarkson, Matthew, 1733-1800. Lenox, David, 1753-1828.
to Benjamin Franklin
1788 October 13L.S. 1p.XXXVI, 97

Commissioners of the Bankrupt Office. Philadelphia. Acknowledging the many favors conferred upon them by Franklin; wishing his invaluable life may be long preserved.

General physical description: L.S. 1p.

XXXVI, 98. Pawling, Henry.
to Benjamin Franklin
1788 October 15L.S. 1p.XXXVI, 98

Begs Franklin to honor his son and grandson with letters of recommendation to certain gentlemen; their purpose to set out for Kentucky and thence to New Orleans on a trading voyage.

General physical description: L.S. 1p.

XXXVI, 99. Hill, Henry, 1732-1798.
to Benjamin Franklin
1788 October 19A.L.S. 2p.XXXVI, 99

Philadelphia. Setting forth certain conditions on which he wishes to borrow the sum of £1,000 sterling.

General physical description: A.L.S. 2p.

XXXVI, 100. Redick, David.
to Benjamin Franklin
1788 October 23A.L.S. 1p.XXXVI, 100

Received Franklin's letter by George; promises to carry out his wishes.

General physical description: A.L.S. 1p.

XXXVI, 101. Muhlenberg, John Peter Gabriel, 1746-1807.
to Benjamin Franklin
1788 October 25A.L.S. 3p.XXXVI, 101

Writes on behalf of Mr. Brencisen, a descendant of a nobel Prussian family who gave up his position in the Prussian army to try his fortune in that of the United States; arrived only to find the war ended; so far has supported his family with difficulty by keeping a small school in the country; being now deprived of this position, desires to return to his own country. Busily engaged in the Board of Property.

General physical description: A.L.S. 3p.

XLIX, 18. Sargent, Winthrop, 1753-1820.
to Benjamin Franklin
1788 October 31A.L.S. 5p.XLIX, 18

Marietta, Ohio. Transmits his observations on the weather for the months of September and October. Has been informed that the Academy of Manheim has been attentive in composing correspondent instruments for almost all meterological observations, some of which they are desirous of depositing in the various climes of this and other countries for comparative observations; shall be pleased to take charge of a set if that is the case.

General physical description: A.L.S. 5p.

XXXVI, 102. Wells, Richard, 1734-1801.
to Benjamin Franklin
1788 November 3L. in 3d P. 2p.XXXVI, 102

Philadelphia. Theophilus Gardner, for want of funds, is unable to claim an estate in Jamaica belonging, to his family; begs Franklin to read the enclosed papers and see Mr. Gardner for a few minutes.

General physical description: L. in 3d P. 2p.

XXXVI, 103. Elam, Joseph.
to Benjamin Franklin
1788 November 8A.L.S. 1p.XXXVI, 103

Philadelphia. Enclosing a copy of his letter to Governor [Edmund] Randolph, protesting against being thought insane, and asking protection against being returned to the Pennsylvania Hospital as an escapted patient [4 p.]. Desires to meet his accusers face to face in Franklin's presence; if they will not agree to this, wishes his case laid before the Pennsylvania Assembly, in order that he may quietly enjoy the liberty of a freeholder and citizen.

General physical description: A.L.S. 1p.

XXXVI, 104. Partridge, Elizabeth Hubbart, 1728-1814.
to Benjamin Franklin
1788 November 12A.L.S. 2p.XXXVI, 104

Boston. Reminds him of his promise to settle in Boston; news of the Mecoms and Miss Betsy Steel; death of Mr. Benjamin Kent. Desires a copy of the letter he wrote when he continued the post-office to her mother. Enclosing a letter [2 p.] from Anne Hey to her father, Dr. Philip Van Horn, acknowledging the justice of his opposition to her marriage, detailing her husband's cruelty and desertion, her inability to support her two babies, and her wish to be forgiven and taken home again; begs Franklin to use his influence with Dr. Van Horn [in Philadelphia].

General physical description: A.L.S. 2p.

XXXVI, 105. Small, Alexander, 1710-1794.
to Benjamin Franklin
1788 November 29A.L.S. 3p.XXXVI, 105

Worcester, England. Account of a remedy (caustic volatilc alkali) which he and others have found very efficacious in cases of stone. Gave Franklin's remarks on Ventilation to the Royal Society of Edinburgh; could not find it in the American Philosophical [Society's] Transactions.

General physical description: A.L.S. 3p.

XXXVI, 106. Childs, Francis, 1763-1830.
to Benjamin Franklin
1788 December 7A.L.S. 1p.XXXVI, 106

New York. Expects to leave for Albany to attend the present session of the Legislature; on his return will proceed immediately to Philadelphia in order to make a final settlement of their account. Has ordered for Franklin a copy of his Sketch of the Debates of their Convention.

General physical description: A.L.S. 1p.

XXXVI, 107. Vaughan, Samuel, 1762-1827.
to Benjamin Franklin
1788 December 13A.L.S. 4p.XXXVI, 107

Port-au-Prince, St. Domingo. Superiority of the mountain rice cultivated in St. Domingo. Numerous East Indian plants which flourish in the West Indies; too cold for the tea plant; hopes that will thrive better in the States. Hurricanes on the islands; those convered with woods are immune; whereas the prevalence of them in Jamaica followed rapidly on the clearing away of the mountain woods.

General physical description: A.L.S. 4p.

XXXVI, 108. Haygarth, John, 1740-1827.
to Benjamin Franklin
1788 December 15A.L. in 3d P. 1p.XXXVI, 108

Chester, [England]. Sending the enclosed papers; if they meet with Franklin's approval, begs he will communicate them to his countrymen in whatever manner he deems best. A few years before sent him, by Dr. [Thomas] Percival, as Inquiry how to prevent the Small-pox.

General physical description: A.L. in 3d P. 1p.

XXXVI, 109. Webster, Pelatiah, 1726-1795.
to Benjamin Franklin
1788 December 18A.L.S. 1p.XXXVI, 109

Philadelphia. The Society for Political Inquiries having advertised a premium for the best system of taxation, offers the enclosed essay.

General physical description: A.L.S. 1p.

XLIII, 246. Brissot de Warville, J.-P. (Jacques-Pierre), 1754-1793.
to Benjamin Franklin
[1788]L. in 3d P. 1p.XLIII, 246

Philadelphia, Saturday morning. Sending a volume entitled Mémoires de l'Académie which he has just received. (In French.)

General physical description: L. in 3d P. 1p.

XL, 213. Coxe, Tench, 1755-1824.
to Benjamin Franklin
[1788]A.L.S. 1p.XL, 213

Monday. Concerning the determination of the Abolition Society to forward several letters for the Governors of the other States.

General physical description: A.L.S. 1p.

XL, 16. Tobine, James K..
to Benjamin Franklin
[1788]A.L.S. 2p.XL, 16

[Philadelphia]. Excellent progress made by Franklin's school; unable to board and clothe himself on his present salary; his plan to live in the school-house; obliged to ask Franklin to advance him a quarter's salary.

General physical description: A.L.S. 2p.

XLII, 68. Tobine, James K..
to Benjamin Franklin
[1788]A.L.S. 2p. ; A.L.S. 3p.XLII, 68

Request Dr. Franklin to head a subscription to enable him to publish his poem. Also a request for an increase in his salary as teacher in the Charity School.

General physical description: A.L.S. 2p. ; A.L.S. 3p.

XXXVI, 111. Long, Elizabeth.
to Benjamin Franklin
1789 January 5A.L.S. 1p.XXXVI, 111

Philadelphia. Applies to him as the father of Pennsylvania for aid on behalf of herself and four small children.

General physical description: A.L.S. 1p.

XXXVI, 112. Maschal, ------.
to Benjamin Franklin
1789 January 21A.L.S. 2p.XXXVI, 112

Chambery. Desires information concerning the practicability of establishing in America a manufactory for all sorts of hats. (In French.)

General physical description: A.L.S. 2p.

XXXVI, 113. Marchand, ------, Madame.
to Benjamin Franklin
1789 January 27A.L.S. 2p.XXXVI, 113

Paris. Money due her by M. de Charme, who went to Philadelphia to avoid his engagements in Paris; by Franklin's advice put her affairs in Mr. [Thomas] Barclay's hands; has heard nothing; begs him to speak to Mr. Barclay. (In French.)

General physical description: A.L.S. 2p.

XXXVI, 114. Arthaud, Charles.
to Benjamin Franklin
1789 January 29A.L.S. 2p.XXXVI, 114

Au Cap [Francois]. Have elected Mr. Samuel Vaughan a member of their Society, Le Circle des Philadelphes; sends by him two tokens from the Society, one for Franklin and the other for the [American] Philosophical Society.

General physical description: A.L.S. 2p.

XXXVI, 110. Price, Richard, 1723-1791.
to Benjamin Franklin
1789 JanuaryA.L.S. 3p.XXXVI, 110

Death of [Jonathan Shipley,] Bishop of St. Asaph. Messages to Dr. [Benjamin] Rush. Rejoiced at the adoption of the new Federal Constitution. Affairs in England; the King's insanity. Death of Lord Grantley.

General physical description: A.L.S. 3p.

Other Descriptive Information: Printed in Works (Sparks, X, 380; Bigelow, X, 42).

XXXVI, 115. Barry, Amelia Evans.
to Benjamin Franklin
1789 February 9A.L.S. 4p.XXXVI, 115

Leghorn. The little means left by Mr. Barry is in leases; in four years she will have no resources; desires to bury herself in the Apennines; her eldest daughter turned Roman Catholic. Begs Franklin to secure to her children the city lot left by him in the hands of Mr. Israel Pemberton. Acknowledging his kindness in the affair of the maps; fancies Gov. [Thomas] Pownall never succeeded in getting the balance of the account from Mr. [John] Almon.

General physical description: A.L.S. 4p.

XXXVI, 116. Holmes, Abiel, 1763-1837.
to Benjamin Franklin
1789 February 16A.L.S. 1p.XXXVI, 116

Midway, Georgia. Desiring Franklin to furnish him with a list of books suitabled for a general (private) library; purposes to make a collection of about four hundred volumes; although divinity is his chief study, will aim to pay attention to literature in general.

General physical description: A.L.S. 1p.

XXXVI, 117. Bon de Corcelles, Pierre.
to Benjamin Franklin
1789 February 20A.L.S. 3p.XXXVI, 117

Neufchatel. Unable to emigrate to America; sends him the printed announcements of his memoir on American liberty. (In French.)

General physical description: A.L.S. 3p.

XXXVI, 118. Le Veillard, Louis Guillaume, 1733-1794.
to Benjamin Franklin
1789 February 21A.L.S. 4p.XXXVI, 118

Passy. Desires to be useful to Mr. Gouverneur Morris; expects to dine with Mr. Morris at the Duchesse d'Enville's; hopes to see a great deal of him. News of Franklin from M. Saugrain [de Vigny]. Presses him about his memoirs. Affairs in France; States-General convoked for April 27th. Franklin's work on the "difficulty of establishing a good Constritution founded entirely on the Sacred Writings" delighted him much; translated and printed in Paris. Bitterly cold winter; great misery among the people; commends the use of potatoes among the poor. Will take the music to Mme. Brillon, the first interpreter in France of American productions of this sort. (In French.)

General physical description: A.L.S. 4p.

XXXVI, 119. La Rochefoucauld-d'Enville, Louis-Alexandre, Duc de, 1743-1792.
to Benjamin Franklin
1789 February 22A.L. 2p.XXXVI, 119

Paris. Franklin's retirement to the country after his public office is terminated; hopes he will find time then to finish his memoirs. Need in France of a head like Franklin's. Pleasure he derived from his brief acquaintance with Mr. [Gouverneur] Morris. (In French.)

General physical description: A.L. 2p.

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XXXVI, 119.5. Newenham, Edward, Sir, 1732-1814.
to Benjamin Franklin
1789 February 24A.L.S 2p.XXXVI, 119.5

Dublin. Sending a paper with the important debates on the Viceroy's insolent answer to both houses of Parliament; censure passed by them on the Viceroy; all Ireland on their side; hopes for certain reforms.

General physical description: A.L.S 2p.

XXXVI, 120. Vaughan, William, 1752-1850.
to Benjamin Franklin
1789 February 27A.L.S. 2p.XXXVI, 120

London. Happy to hear that he is able to continue the history of his own life. Sends him Chambers's Dictionary of Arts and Sciences; knows of no better English Encyclopaedia. Glad to see that the prejudices and habits arising from the war, have given place to industry and sobriety. Revolutions in Europe all tending to a general improvement in manners and wiser systems. In duplicate (see also: XXXVI, 121).

General physical description: A.L.S. 2p.

XXXVI, 121. Vaughan, William, 1752-1850.
to Benjamin Franklin
1789 February 27A.L.S. 2p.XXXVI, 121

London. Happy to hear that he is able to continue the history of his own life. Sends him Chambers's Dictionary of Arts and Sciences; knows of no better English Encyclopaedia. Glad to see that the prejudices and habits arising from the war, have given place to industry and sobriety. Revolutions in Europe all tending to a general improvement in manners and wiser systems. In duplicate (see also: XXXVI, 120).

XXXVI, 122. Grand, Rodolphe-Ferdinand, 1726-1794.
to Benjamin Franklin
1789 February 28A.L.S. 2p.XXXVI, 122

Paris. Convalescent from a serious illness. Sends him Le Voyage de Grèce by L'Abbé [Jean Jacques] Barthélemy. (In French.)

General physical description: A.L.S. 2p.

XXXVI, 122.5. Williams, Jonathan, 1719-1796.
to Benjamin Franklin
1789 March 2A.L.S. 2p.XXXVI, 122.5

Boston. Fate of the books which Franklin sent him to sell.

General physical description: A.L.S. 2p.

XXXV, 28. Buchanan, George, 1763-1808.
to Benjamin Franklin
1789 March 5A.L.S. 1p.XXXV, 28

Baltimore. Sending him a memoir just received from Mr. Quesney who wishes it translated into English in order that his institution may become more generally known; if it meets with Franklin's approbation, begs him to find some one who will translate it and pay himself out of the profits; such kindness will be much appreciated by the President of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences as well as by himself.

General physical description: A.L.S. 1p.

Other Descriptive Information: For Quesney memoir, see Pam. v. 2, no. 5.

XLIII, 12. Brillon de Jouy, Anne Louise Boyvin d'Hardancourt, 1744-1824.
to Benjamin Franklin
1789 March 6A.L. 4p.XLIII, 12

Paris. Hopeful outlook for America. Crisis in the life of France; begs Franklin to pray for her country. His plan to retire to the country; her own joy in a primitive life. Messages to his grandson. News of her own family. (In French.)

General physical description: A.L. 4p.

Other Descriptive Information: Printed in Putnam's Monthly, Jan., 1907, 436.

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XXXVI, 123. Moustier, Eléonore-François-Elie, Comte de, 1751-1817.
to Benjamin Franklin
1789 March 12A.L.S. 2p.XXXVI, 123

New York. Removal of the packet boats between France and America renders correspondence much more difficult. Delay in the meeting of the new Congress likely to have a bad effect on public opinion; hopes the wisdom of their future measures will efface this first impression; high hopes of a close union of France and America under the new Administration. (In French.)

General physical description: A.L.S. 2p.

XXXVI, 124. Barton, William, 1754-1817.
to Benjamin Franklin
1789 March 16A.L.S. 2p.XXXVI, 124

Philadelphia. Understands that four Trustees of the College [of Philadelphia] are to be elected that day; desires, with Franklin's approval, to have his name proposed for one of them.

General physical description: A.L.S. 2p.

XXXVI, 125. St. Olympe, Chevalier de.
to Benjamin Franklin
1789 March 29A.L.S. 2p.XXXVI, 125

Port-au-Prince. Introducing M. [François Louis] Suleau. (In French.)

General physical description: A.L.S. 2p.

XXXVI, 126. Vaughan, Samuel, 1762-1827.
to Benjamin Franklin
1789 March 31A.L.S. 1p.XXXVI, 126

New York. Sending [Jacques] Necker's speech to the Notables; if America does not make haste, other nations will become examples for her. Looks forward to seeing Franklin soon; three members lacking to complete both Houses. [of Congress].

General physical description: A.L.S. 1p.

XXXVI, 127. Gramagnac, ------.
to Benjamin Franklin
1789 April 17A.L.S. 2p.XXXVI, 127

Paris. On the part of the Society of Friends of the Blacks, sends him copies of various discourses and letters, with a list of the Society's members; M. Brissot de Warville, the soul of the Society; he will probably be appointed to present to the States-General a memoir, requeting them to name a Committee to examine the question of abolition; promises to keep him informed of the Society's work. (In French.)

General physical description: A.L.S. 2p.

XXXVI, 128. Small, Alexander, 1710-1794.
to Benjamin Franklin
1789 April 23A.L.S. 3p.XXXVI, 128

Worcester, [England]. Hopes America will guard against one great evil, a provision for the poor; poor rates in England said to exceed three millions. Received the apologue; sorry to see that England's treatment of America still rankles; England's large debt and worse extravagance; her commercial advantages. France abundantly punished for her treachery to England. Compares Franklin to Timoleon; deserves a Plutarch to hand him down to posterity. Base manner in which [Francis] Bacon has been painted; few historians able to blend the philosopher and politician. Has withdrawn Franklin's paper on Ventilation from the Society of Edinburgh; their criticism of it was that it contained nothing new. Messages to Mrs. [Mary] Hewson and family. Desires to know how Mr. [John] Penn stands as to property; base abuse of Philadelphia's noble [High] street by placing a market in it.

General physical description: A.L.S. 3p.

XXXVI, 129. Le Veillard, Louis Guillaume, 1733-1794.
to Benjamin Franklin
1789 April 25A.L. 7p.XXXVI, 129

Passy. State of affairs in France; on the eve of assembling the States-General; freedom of the press; demands for a Constitution; the nobility's insistence upon voting by orders; fears this will cause a schism; the Duke of Orleans a prominent figure. Great disorders among the laboring classes. Grand Mass performed at which the entire Court was present. Opening of the States-General; speeches made. Daily journal of the Convention suppreseed after two numbers had appeared. Claims of the nobility the first difficulty. Names of some of the deputies chosen. (In French.)

General physical description: A.L. 7p.

Other Descriptive Information: Printed, in part, in Works (Sparks, X, 387).

XXXVI, 130. Bard, John, 1716-1799.
to Benjamin Franklin
1789 April 29A.L.S. 1p.XXXVI, 130

New York. Introducing his granddaughter; illness of his wife.

General physical description: A.L.S. 1p.

XXXVI, 131. Barton, William, 1754-1817.
to Benjamin Franklin
1789 May 2A.L.S. 2p.XXXVI, 131

Philadelphia. Arrival of Mr. Aspinwall from Connecticut, with the laudable purpose of promoting the culture of silk; fears his project will fall through with out the patronage of two or three gentlemen of distinction; Franklin's name would be of great service to him; reasons why he should be encouraged.

General physical description: A.L.S. 2p.

XXXVI, 132. Bank of North America.
to Benjamin Franklin
1789 May 4A.L.S. 1p.XXXVI, 132

Philadelphia. Concerning the renewal of a small note. Signed: Tho[ma]s Willing.

General physical description: A.L.S. 1p.

XXXVI, 133. Harris, Robert.
to Benjamin Franklin
1789 May 13A.L.S. 2p.XXXVI, 133

New York. Was First Lieutenant on board the Reprisal which had the honor to carry Franklin to France; begs a line of recommendation to President Washington or Vice-President Adams; wishes a position which would enable him to provide for his family; having only one arm, is unable to earn his bread by hard labor at sea.

General physical description: A.L.S. 2p.

XXXVI, 134. Webster, Noah, 1758-1843.
to Benjamin Franklin
1789 May 20A.L.S. 1p.XXXVI, 134

Hartford. Enclosing a letter from Abiel Holmes, whom he begs leave to introduce to Franklin. Has finished his Dissertations on the Language; will send Franklin a copy.

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XLV, 221a. Kinsey, Philip.
to Benjamin Franklin
1789 May 25A.L. in 3d P. 1p.XLV, 221a

Informs him that his brother James, about 30 years ago, lent him a mahogany box containing sundry geometrical solid bodies, being the first six books of Euclid's elements, which were never returned. If the box can be obtained in good order, he can dispose of it for as much as it cost him; or if he would like to keep them, he can have the other box containing the remaining six books.

General physical description: A.L. in 3d P. 1p.

XXXVI, 135. Vaughan, John, 1756-1841.
to Benjamin Franklin
1789 May 26A.L.S. 1p.XXXVI, 135

Philadelphia. Mr. Russell about to sail for England; expects to see Dr. [Joseph] Priestley and will take charge of anything for him or any other of Franklin's friends.

General physical description: A.L.S. 1p.

XXXVI, 136. Small, Alexander, 1710-1794.
to Benjamin Franklin
1789 May 30A.L.S. 1p.XXXVI, 136

London. Sending Franklin the papers on Ventilation; hopes he will amend and correct whatever is amiss.

General physical description: A.L.S. 1p.

XXXVI, 137. Small, Alexander, 1710-1794.
to Benjamin Franklin
1789 June 2A.L.S. 1p.XXXVI, 137

London. Has used Franklin's suggestion to erect his ear into a kind of trumpet when he wishes to hear anyhthing; finds it a help. His experiments with bees, and with the insects which destroy hops; explanation of the origin of insects as he conceived it occurred.

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XXXVI, 138. Ruston, Thomas.
to Benjamin Franklin
1789 June 9A.L. in 3d P. 1p.XXXVI, 138

Philadelphia. Acknowledging his very obliging certificate.

General physical description: A.L. in 3d P. 1p.

XXXVI, 139. Fleming, Joseph.
to Benjamin Franklin
1789 June 12A.L.S. 3p.XXXVI, 139

Philadelphia. Acknowledging Franklin's former kindness to his aged father in England; applies for further assistance for the old man; his heart full of filial feeling but he is unable to assist him financially.

General physical description: A.L.S. 3p.

XXXVI, 140 (OS). König, August.
to Benjamin Franklin
1789 June 14A.L.S. 4p.XXXVI, 140 (OS)

Philadelphia. Account of his emigration from Hanover, of a shipwreck, the loss of all his belongings and his arrival with his family at Charleston, naked, sick and poor; aid given them by charitable persons; their arrival in Philadelphia; desires to pay his respects to Franklin and to become an American citizen.

General physical description: A.L.S. 4p.

XXXVI, 141. Broom, Jacob, 1752-1810.
to Benjamin Franklin
1789 June 15A.L.S. 1p.XXXVI, 141

Wilmington. Concerning payment by Chief-Justice Killen of a debt due Franklin, by his son Jacob A. Killen; cause of delay due to Mr. Killen's not having received any of his salary for three years; prospect of its being paid after harvest.

General physical description: A.L.S. 1p.

XXXVI, 143. Bond, Phineas, 1749-1815.
to Benjamin Franklin
1789 June 17L. in 3d P. 1p.XXXVI, 143

Philadelphia. Sending Franklin some English papers.

General physical description: L. in 3d P. 1p.

XXXVI, 142 (OS). Steinsky, Fr. S. A. (Frantisek), 1752-1816.
to Benjamin Franklin
1789 June 17A.L.S. 4p.XXXVI, 142 (OS)

Prague. Three years before, sent him a translation of his (Franklin's) works in German together with the Proceedings of a Society under the auspices of the Prince de Fürstenberg. Sends him now his own small periodical work as well as a work on physics by Abbé Gruber. Question of publishing a sketch of Franklin's life with a list of his writings. (In French.)

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XXXVI, 144. Bondfield, John.
to Benjamin Franklin
1789 June 18A.L.S. 3p.XXXVI, 144

Bordeaux. Satisfaction in France over the state of affairs in America. Present motions in the House of Representatives for raising a revenue likely to decrease imports; work on this subject by M. Le Trone ( De l'Administration Provincial et de la Reform de l'Impot ). Forwards the Proceedings of the States-General; cloquent and crudite debates on political questions.

General physical description: A.L.S. 3p.

XXXVI, 145. Odolant-Desnos, Pierre-Joseph, 1722-1801.
to Benjamin Franklin
1789 June 21A.L.S. 3p.XXXVI, 145

Alencon. Begs Franklin to insert a notice in the principal American newspapers, asking for any information of his son, Gaspard Jacques Desnos Odolant, who sailed for America in June, 1777, and has never been heard from since. (In French.)

General physical description: A.L.S. 3p.

XXXVI, 146. Lovely, John.
to Benjamin Franklin
1789 June 22A.L.S. 3p.XXXVI, 146

Philadelphia Jail. Begging Franklin's influence with the [Supreme] Executive Council [of Pennsylvania] to obtain his release.

General physical description: A.L.S. 3p.

XXXVI, 147. Morris, Robert, 1734-1806.
to Benjamin Franklin
1789 June 29A.L.S. 2p.XXXVI, 147

New York. Sure that Franklin's bills were honored by M. [Ferdinand] Grand, but has no advices respecting the time of acceptance or payment. Last advices received from Mr. G[ouverneur] Morris at Paris; hears he is much in fashion there.

General physical description: A.L.S. 2p.

XXXVI, 148. Begouen, Demeaux, et Compagnie.
to Benjamin Franklin
1789 June 30A.L.S. 1p.XXXVI, 148

Le Havre. Sending Franklin a packet confided to them by M. [Ferdinand] Grand of Paris. (In French.)

General physical description: A.L.S. 1p.

XXXVI, 149. Howland, Samuel.
to Benjamin Franklin
1789 JuneA.L.S. 2p.XXXVI, 149

Newport, Rhode Island. Desires to peruse two volumes, entitled The Preceptor, Treating of the Polite Branches of Literature; understands that Franklin gave them to Sylvester Folger, whose widow now owns them, but is unwilling to loan them.

General physical description: A.L.S. 2p.

XXXVI, 151. Franklin, Thomas.
to Benjamin Franklin
1789 July 1A.L.S. 1p.XXXVI, 151

Philadelphia. Concerning the interest due on a certain bond; hopes to pay it on the sixth.

General physical description: A.L.S. 1p.

XXXVI, 152. La Terriere, ------.
to Benjamin Franklin
1789 July 1L. in 3d P. 1p.XXXVI, 152

Bordentown. Desiring the return of a volume of M. [Jacques] Necker's writings lent to Franklin five or six months ago. (In French.)

General physical description: L. in 3d P. 1p.

XXXVI, 150. Vaughan, John, 1756-1841.
to Benjamin Franklin
1789 July 1A.L.S. 1p.XXXVI, 150

Philadelphia. Settlement of a small money matter. News of his family in England. Costly illuminations in London in honor of the King's recovery; unpopularity of the Prince [of Wales.]

General physical description: A.L.S. 1p.

XXXVI, 153. Hare, Robert, 1752-1811.
to Benjamin Franklin
1789 July 14A.L.S. 5p.XXXVI, 153

Philadelphia. Trusts Franklin's papers will promote a reformation in the past system of education; discusses his plan to separate the English school from the jurisdiction of the Provost and Faculty of the College [of Philadelphia]; thinks this too radical at present.

General physical description: A.L.S. 5p.

XXXVI, 154. Bondfield, John.
to Benjamin Franklin
1789 July 15A.L.S. 1p.XXXVI, 154

Bordeaux. French politics; the first two orders forced to unite with the Third Estate; the West Indies represented in the National Assembly, a good precedent for other European States holding Colonies.

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XXXVI, 155. Vaughan, Samuel, 1762-1827.
to Benjamin Franklin
1789 July 18A.L.S. 2p.XXXVI, 155

Philadelphia. Sum charged for the musical bells he brought Franklin from Europe. List of books lent to Franklin.

General physical description: A.L.S. 2p.

XXXVI, 156. Walter, John, 1739-1812.
to Benjamin Franklin
1789 July 18A.L.S. 2p.XXXVI, 156

London. Sending him a number of books for which he subscribed; his failure to procure the King's name at the head of his list of subscribers. due, he thinks, to Franklin's name being there. Difficulties in the way of his completing his system of logographic printing; begs Franklin to recommend him both as printer and bookseller.

General physical description: A.L.S. 2p.

XXXVI, 157. Mather, Samuel.
to Benjamin Franklin
1789 July 19A.L.S. 2p.XXXVI, 157

London. Sending him an essay on the Powers and Mechanism of Nature, by his friend Robert Young, Esq., also the first report of the London Philanthropic Society, of which Mr. Young was the institutor; recommends Mr. Young for membership in the [American] Philosophical Society.

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XXXVI, 158. Nelson, William, 1760-1813.
to Benjamin Franklin
1789 July 20A.L.S. 1p.XXXVI, 158

Williamsburg. Reminding Franklin that Mr. John Paradise never became a British subject but took the oath of fidelity to the United States when Franklin was Ambassador to France; desires a certificate of his having taken the oath, in order to settle a law-suit.

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XXXVI, 159. König, August.
to Benjamin Franklin
1789 July 21A.L.S. 3p.XXXVI, 159

Philadelphia. Reminding Franklin of his impoverished state; received promise of aid from Governor [Thomas] Mifflin provided he could procure a recommendation from Franklin; hopes he will not refuse him this grace.

General physical description: A.L.S. 3p.

XXXVI, 160. Le Veillard, Louis Guillaume, 1733-1794.
to Benjamin Franklin
1789 July 22A.L.S. 2p.XXXVI, 160

Passy. News of his ill health received from Mr. [Thomas] Jefferson; affairs in France; energy and prudence shown by a Nation accused of volatility; incredible revolution which has taken place; the yoke of priests, nobles and King shaken off; the Nation mistress of her fate; all this accomplished without bloodshed; America's example a great help and inspiration; Marquis de la Fayette chosen to command the bourgeois militia of Paris [National Guard]; storming of the bastille; M. [Jean Sylvain] Bailly Mayor of Paris; lawless acts by bands of ruffians driven out of Paris; himself, commands the militia of Passy. (In French.)

General physical description: A.L.S. 2p.

XXXVI, 161. Young, Moses.
to Benjamin Franklin
1789 July 23A.L.S. 1p.XXXVI, 161

Bordeaux. Introducing Colonel [John Skey] Eustace of New York, who desires to transmit to Franklin some important papers relative to the Revolution in France.

General physical description: A.L.S. 1p.

XXXVI, 163. Kluseman, William.
to Benjamin Franklin
1789 July 26A.L.S. 3p.XXXVI, 163

Philadelphia. His reasons for leaving Prussia and coming to America; account of his business ventures and losses; present plan to keep a little shop in Philadelphia; all his hopes crushed by being sued for an old debt of five pounds; begs Franklin to assist him to pay this sum and so put him on his feet.

General physical description: A.L.S. 3p.

XXXVI, 162. Newenham, Edward, Sir, 1732-1814.
to Benjamin Franklin
1789 July 26A.L.S. 4p.XXXVI, 162

Acknowledging receipt of American newspapers; reports of Franklin's illness; question of reducing the two reluctant States to join the other eleven; considers the Mississippi a noble boundary; desires Franklin's opinion on equal taxation and other transactions of Congress. Account of an illness from which he is just convalescing. Weather conditions and crops. His views on affairs in France; honorable action of the Duke of Orleans and the Archbishop of Bordeaux; can boast no such virtuous ecclesiastics in Ireland. Damage done by the heavy rains. Denounces the present Viceroy, ([George Nugent-Temple-Grenville, Duke of] Buckingham); certain unpromising conditions in Ireland. News of a bloody revolution in France; sums up the main events; French refugees in Dublin.

General physical description: A.L.S. 4p.

XXXVI, 164. Arthaud, Charles.
to Benjamin Franklin
1789 July 27A.L.S. 1p.XXXVI, 164

Au Cap [Francois]. Sending him a work on mineral waters published by their club [Le Cercle des Philadelphes]. (In French.)

General physical description: A.L.S. 1p.

XXXVI, 165. Wright, John.
to Benjamin Franklin
1789 July 31A.L.S. 2p.XXXVI, 165

London. Franklin's essay [Address to the Inhabitants of the United States on the Disaffection that has prevailed towards the New System of Government introduced in that Country] published in the Gentleman's Magazine for February. Hopes to see the new Constitution established through all the States; Dr. [Richard] Price's opinion that the world is not yet good enough for a democratic government; believes that the world grows better and better; instances the efforts made to abolish slavery. France bordering on famine and civil war; Marquis de la Fayette at the head of the populace; report that the Comte d'Artois, who escaped from the fury of the mob at Paris, has erected his standard in Flanders. Delighted to hear that Franklin is writing his memoirs.

General physical description: A.L.S. 2p.

XXXVI, 166. Delaunais des Blardieres, ------.
to Benjamin Franklin
1789 August 1A.L.S. 2p.XXXVI, 166

Paris. Sends a copy of a letter from M. Saugrain de Vigny to M. de Lassize; no further doubt conceivable of M. Picque's death; authentic proof needed however in order to settle M. Picque's estate and carry out his will; applies to Franklin for the necessary data; begs him to have the possessions of the deceased forwarded to France. (In French.)

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XXXVI, 168. Ellicott, Andrew, 1754-1820.
to Benjamin Franklin
1789 August 6A.L.S. 1p.XXXVI, 168

New York. Concerning a bill before Congress for the appointment of a Geographer for the United States, and a Surveyor-General for the Western Territory; has made application for the office; begs Franklin to write a letter in his favor to the President of the United States.

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XXXVI, 169. Bondfield, John.
to Benjamin Franklin
1789 August 8A.L.S 2p.XXXVI, 169

Bordeaux. Affairs in France; M. [Jean Sylvain] Bailly is Chief Magistrate of Paris; Marquis de la Fayette, Commander-in-Chief of the Militia; all the Provinces aping the example of the Capital; the King's surrender to the will of the National Assembly, who, having calmed all commotions, are busy framing a Constitution; America quoted as an example.

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XXXVI, 170. Bondfield, John.
to Benjamin Franklin
1789 August 18A.L.S. 2p.XXXVI, 170

Bordeaux. Affairs in France; spirited and liberal measures passed by the National Assembly; universal tolerance, etc.; all disturbances appear to be quieting down.

General physical description: A.L.S. 2p.

XXXVI, 171. Vaughan, William, 1752-1850.
to Benjamin Franklin
1789 August 29A.L.S. 3p.XXXVI, 171

London. Question of Mr. [John] Tyler's legacy; extract on the subject from Mr. William Russell's letter. Books forwarded to Franklin; unable to get the Gentleman's Magazine further back than 1783. Refers Franklin for French news to the numerous published accounts.

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XXXVI, 172. Hartley, David.
to Benjamin Franklin
1789 AugustA.L.S. 1p.XXXVI, 172

London. Condoles with him on the painful state of his health. Delighted that he will see the fruits of liberty diffused through the nations of mankind; the rights of mankind to liberty and free government acknowledged as of divine origin. Origin of the revolution in France. His hope of a future close union of England and America.

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XXXVIII, 176. Williams, Jonathan, 1750-1815.
to Benjamin Franklin
1789 September 6A.L.S. 6p.XXXVIII, 176

Boston. Mrs. [Jane] Mecom in better health and spirits. News of Mrs. [Elizabeth] Partridge, Governor [James] Bowdoin and Colonel Ingersoll. Describing the kind of mystical philosophy to which his father was converted in 1772; bad effect on his business; his mother determined to take in boarders; his brother Jack's business in Philadelphia. Disposition made of the books which Franklin desired sold.

General physical description: A.L.S. 6p.

XXXVI, 173. Newenham, Edward, Sir, 1732-1814.
to Benjamin Franklin
1789 September 13A.L.S. 3p.XXXVI, 173

Amazing revolution in France; sums up the various startling events there; admires the Duc de la Rochefoucauld's speech in favor of a free press; depicts the humiliating situation of the King of France. Ireland's admiration for the Marquis de la Fayette. Thinks England will soon be involved in a war.

General physical description: A.L.S. 3p.

XXXVI, 174. Bondfield, John.
to Benjamin Franklin
1789 September 15A.L.S. 2p.XXXVI, 174

Bordeaux. French affairs; list of articles under debate in the National Assembly. Explains the advantage to America could she export wheat to Europe this year on her own account; the crops in France will fall far short of the demand.

General physical description: A.L.S. 2p.

XXXVI, 175. Patterson, Robert, 1743-1824.
to Benjamin Franklin
1789 September 17A.L.S. 2p.XXXVI, 175

Philadelphia. The meeting of the [American] Philosophical Society will take place at Franklin's house, if that will permit his being present; if he cannot attend, the meeting will be held at their Hall on Fifth street, which is in some degree prepared for their reception.

General physical description: A.L.S. 2p.

XXXVI, 177. Vaughan, William, 1752-1850.
to Benjamin Franklin
1789 September 23A.L.S. 1p.XXXVI, 177

London. Sending a copy of a letter from Mr. Garbutt together with his answer; hopes Mr. John Tyler will immediately take the necessary steps to pay his debts and release his legacy.

General physical description: A.L.S. 1p.

XXXVI, 176. Washington, George (1732-1799).
to Benjamin Franklin
1789 September 23A.L.S. 2p.XXXVI, 176

New York. Expressions of friendship for him and of sympathy for his sufferings; assuring him of the admiration and veneration of the entire Nation.

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Other Descriptive Information: Printed in Works (Sparks, X, 396; Bigelow, X, 148).

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XXXVI, 179. Hay, Hannah.
to Benjamin Franklin
1789 September 26A.L.S. 2p.XXXVI, 179

Philadelphia. Begging his assistance to recover certain property, for which she has tried these two years past to obtain a settlement; wishes to return to her children and friends in England.

General physical description: A.L.S. 2p.

XXXVI, 178. Newenham, Edward, Sir, 1732-1814.
to Benjamin Franklin
1789 September 26A.L.S. 2p.XXXVI, 178

Radical Resolutions of the National Assembly, limiting the power of the King; Ireland in the great suspense; dissolution of present Parliament expected; rumors as to the Viceroy's return; the promise he has violated.

General physical description: A.L.S. 2p.

XXXVI, 180. West, Benjamin, 1738-1820.
to Benjamin Franklin
1789 October 8A.L.S. 2p.XXXVI, 180

London. Introducing their ingenious countryman, Mr. John Trumbull, one of the foremost of living artists, who is about to do some work in his native country.

General physical description: A.L.S. 2p.

XXXVIII, 177. Williams, Jonathan, 1750-1815.
to Benjamin Franklin
1789 October 10A.L.S. 3p.XXXVIII, 177

Boston. About to sail for Richmond; hopes to fix the true course of the western edge of the gulf stream. Money received from the sale of his books.

General physical description: A.L.S. 3p.

XXXVI, 182. Hays, Getlah.
to Benjamin Franklin
1789 November 1A.L.S. 2p.XXXVI, 182

New York. Decease of her husband, Solomon Hays, whom Franklin will probably recollect; has great difficulty in getting along, owing to various money losses; complains of being both old and poor.

General physical description: A.L.S. 2p.

XXXVI, 181. Small, Alexander, 1710-1794.
to Benjamin Franklin
1789 November 1A.L.S. 1p.XXXVI, 181

Newent, England. Sending him a work on bees by Mr. Buter; peculiarities in orthography which has deterred many from reading it; suggests that he reprint and publish it.

General physical description: A.L.S. 1p.

XXXVI, 183. Chaumont, Jacques-Donatien Leray de (James Le Ray), 1760-1841.
to Benjamin Franklin
1789 November 2A.L.S. 2p.XXXVI, 183

Philadelphia. Will abide by Franklin's counsel and remain in America; has written his father to that effect. (In French.)

General physical description: A.L.S. 2p.

XXXVI, 184. Broom, Jacob, 1752-1810.
to Benjamin Franklin
1789 November 6A.L.S. 1p.XXXVI, 184