The Papers of Benjamin Franklin

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Volume 41: September 16, 1783, through February 29, 1784

Ellen R. Cohn, Editor, et al.

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After the signing of the definitive peace treaty on September 3, 1783, Franklin’s official duties as minister plenipotentiary diminished. He concluded a draft consular convention with France, but Great Britain did not act on the articles for a commercial agreement that he negotiated with David Hartley, and Congress did not ratify the draft treaties of commerce with Denmark and Portugal that he had sent to Philadelphia the previous summer. In his welcome leisure time, however, Franklin followed scientific developments (witnessing the first balloon ascensions in Paris), advised the French government on schemes for civic improvement (making cornbread and building coal-burning stoves), and wrote three of his most remarkable pieces about what it meant to be American.
Ellen R. Cohn is a senior research scholar in the Department of History at Yale University.
ISBN: 9780300203745
Publication Date: September 30, 2014
760 pages, 5-3/4 x 8-5/8
8 b/w
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Volume 28: November 1, 1778, through February 28, 1779

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Volume 25: October 1, 1777, through February 28, 1778

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Volume 27: July 1 through October 31, 1778

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Volume 26: March 1 through June 30, 1778

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Volume 23: October 27, 1776, through April 30, 1777

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Volume 24: May 1, 1777, through September 30, 1777

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The Papers of Benjamin Franklin, Vol. 28

Volume 28: November 1, 1778, through February 28, 1779

Benjamin Franklin; Edited by Barbara B. Oberg

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The Papers of Benjamin Franklin, Vol. 25

Volume 25: October 1, 1777, through February 28, 1778

Benjamin Franklin; Edited by William B. Willcox

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The Papers of Benjamin Franklin, Vol. 27

Volume 27: July 1 through October 31, 1778

Benjamin Franklin; Edited by Claude A. Lopez

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The Papers of Benjamin Franklin, Vol. 26

Volume 26: March 1 through June 30, 1778

Benjamin Franklin; Edited by William B. Willcox

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The Papers of Benjamin Franklin, Vol. 23

Volume 23: October 27, 1776, through April 30, 1777

Benjamin Franklin; Edited by William B. Willcox

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The Papers of Benjamin Franklin, Vol. 24

Volume 24: May 1, 1777, through September 30, 1777

Benjamin Franklin; Edited by William B. Willcox

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