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DISTRICT OF PENNSYLVANIA, TO WIT :
BE IT REMEMBERED, That on the Twentieth day of February, in the Thirty Third year of the Independence of the United States of America, A. D. 1809, WILLIAM DUANE of the said district, hath deposited in this office, the title of a book, the right whereof he claims as proprietor, in the words following, to wit: "The Works of Dr. Benjamin Franklin, in Philosophy, "Politics, and Morals: containing, beside all the Writings published in "former Collections, his Diplomatic Correspondence, as minister of the "United States, at the Court of Versailles; a variety of Literary Ar"ticles, and Epistolary Correspondence never before published: with "Memoirs and Anecdotes of his Life."
In conformity to the Act of the Congress of the United States, intituled, “An Act for the encouragement of learning, by securing the copies of maps, charts, and books, to the authors and proprietors of such copies during the times therein mentioned." And also to the Act, entitled, an Act supplementary to an Act, entitled, an Act for the encouragement of learning, by securing the copies of maps, charts, and books, to the authors and proprietors of such copies during the times therein mentioned,' and extending the benefits thereof to the arts of designing, engraving, and etching historical and other prints."
Clerk of the District of Pennsylvania.
To the president of Congress, from Nantz, October 8, 1776.
To the secret committee of Congress, from Nantz, October 8, 1776.
To the same, Paris, January 4, 1777.
To J. Hancock, president of Congress, January 20.
To Richard Peters, Passey, September 12, 1777.
M. Dubourg, to Dr. Franklin, September 8.
To James Lovell, member of Congress, December 21.
To Henry Laurens, president of Congress, March 13, 1778.
To the committee for foreign affairs.
From Dr. Price, London, January 18, 1779.
To James Lovell, September 30.
To John Jay, president of Congress, October 4.
To the marquis de la Fayette, with the sword presented by Congress,
Instructions to J. Paul Jones, April 28.
From count de Vergennes to Dr. Franklin.
To Samuel Huntingdon, president of Congress, March 4, 1780.
To the Danish minister of foreign affairs, December 21, 1779.
To Samuel Huntingdon, president of Congress, March 16, 1780.
To James Lovell, March 16, 1780.
To Samuel Huntingdon, president of Congress, May 22.
Instrument annulling 11th and 12th articles of treaty with France,
To Samuel Huntingdon, president of Congress, December 2.
To count de Vergennes, February 13
To the same, March 6.
To M. Reyneval, secretary to the council of state, March 11.
Two letters to Samuel Huntingdon, president of Congress,
To sir Grey Cooper, secretary of the treasury of Great Britain, No-
vember 7, 1780.
Lieutenant-governor of Tower of London, to sir G. Cooper, Nov. 27. 92
To Francis Lewis, May 16, 1781.
To Samuel Huntingdon, president of Congress, June 11.
Count de Vergennes to Dr. Franklin, June 8.
To Samuel Huntingdon, July 11.
To Thomas M'Kean, president of Congress, November 5.
Protest of a captured ship captain.
Count de Vergennes to Dr. Franklin, October 24.
Memorial concerning clothing from France.
To major W. Jackson, June 28, 1781.
Major Jackson's answer, June 29.
M. Necker's order in favor of major Jackson, May 12.
Major Jackson to Dr. Franklin, July 2.
Another from the same, July 2.
To R. R. Livingston, secretary for foreign affairs, January 28, 1782. 116
To the same, same date.
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Count de Vergennes to Dr. Franklin, enclosing a memorial of the
The answer, same day.
Count de Vergennes to Dr. Franklin, enclosing a memorial from the