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1 Franklin, Benjamin “The Morals of Chess”, [before 28 June 1779] 1732-06-01 Reprinted from The Columbian Magazine , I (December, 1786), 159–61; incomplete copy: American...
2 Franklin, Benjamin —— From Benjamin Franklin to ———, [1757–1775] 1757-01-01 Draft: American Philosophical Society I have perus’d the Letters and Papers you put into my...
3 Franklin, Benjamin Specifications for a Dwelling House, [1757–1775] 1757-01-01 Draft: American Philosophical Society Obviously written in England, this document cannot...
4 Franklin, Benjamin Memorandum Book, 1757–1776 1757-04-03 MS account book: American Philosophical Society [April 3, 1757] Before leaving for England...
5 Franklin, Benjamin Strahan, William From Benjamin Franklin to [William Strahan], [1759–62 … 1759-01-01 ALS (draft): Blumhaven Library (1957) I have perus’d the Parts you put into my Hands of the new...
6 Franklin, Benjamin Cooper, Grey From Benjamin Franklin to [Grey Cooper], [1764?–1775] 1764-01-01 ALS : Frank Glenn, Kansas City, Missouri (1955) I used to put two Ounces of Bark finely powdered...
7 Franklin, Benjamin Hunt, Abraham Post Office Commissions to Abraham Hunt, 10 January … 1764-01-10 Printed forms (two) with MS insertions in blanks: Theodore Sheldon, Chicago (1954) The commission...
8 Franklin, Benjamin Journal, 1764–1776; Ledger, 1764–1776 1764-12-10 MS account books: American Philosophical Society December 10, 1764 As Franklin had done when he...
9 Franklin, Benjamin Notes on Parliamentary Precedents, [c. 6 February? … 1765-02-06 AD : American Philosophical Society Among Franklin’s papers are two sheets on which he entered...
10 Franklin, Benjamin Dialogue between Britain, France, Spain, Holland … 1774-01-01 Copy: Library of Congress; copy: American Philosophical Society It has been demonstrated that...
11 Franklin, Benjamin Fragment of a Letter to the Public Advertiser … 1774-01-01 AD: British Museum The presence of this fragment among the papers of Caleb Whitefoord in the...
12 Franklin, Benjamin Fragments of Two Letters to the Press [?], [1774–75?] 1774-01-01 AD : American Philosophical Society These two scraps of Franklin’s ongoing argument for the...
13 Franklin, Benjamin Request for a Printing, [1774–75?] 1774-01-01 AD : Library of Congress The background of this request has already been discussed in connection...
14 Franklin, Benjamin Notes on Britain’s Intention to Enslave America … 1774-01-01 AD (draft): Library of Congress These notes are impossible to date. At the head of the sheet a...
15 Franklin, Benjamin A Letter to Be Written by a Frenchman, [1774–75?] 1774-01-01 AL (draft): American Philosophical Society Unsolved problems in editing, as in other areas of...
16 Franklin, Benjamin Notes for Books Borrowed from the Library Company of … 1775-01-01 AD : American Philosophical Society These two notes for borrowers from the Library Company...
17 Franklin, Benjamin Franklin’s Purported Answer to a Nobleman’s Question on … 1775-01-01 MS : Library of Congress This document, of unknown provenance and in an unknown hand, is among...
18 Franklin, Benjamin Proposed Preamble to a Congressional Resolution … 1775-01-01 AD (incomplete draft): American Philosophical Society The nature of this fragment is clear...
19 Franklin, Benjamin Observations at Sea on Temperatures of Air and Water … 1775-04-10 Printed in Transactions of the American Philosophical Society . . ., II (1786), 325. On his...
20 Franklin, Benjamin Proposed Resolutions of Thanks, [May 1775, June 1775 … 1775-05-01 AD : American Philosophical Society The first Continental Congress had sent to London, along with...
21 Franklin, Benjamin Priestley, Joseph From Benjamin Franklin to [Joseph Priestley?], May 1775 1775-05-01 Unfinished draft: Library of Congress During his voyage to Philadelphia Franklin made the...
22 Franklin, Benjamin Hartley, David From Benjamin Franklin to David Hartley, 6 May 1775 1775-05-06 ALS : Darmouth Dartmouth College Library What as far as we know was the first letter Franklin...
23 Franklin, Benjamin Galloway, Joseph From Benjamin Franklin to Joseph Galloway, 8 May 1775 1775-05-08 ALS : Mrs. Arthur Loeb, Philadelphia (1955) This short letter is tantalizingly uninformative. It...
24 Franklin, Benjamin Hartley, David From Benjamin Franklin to David Hartley, 8 May 1775 1775-05-08 ALS : Harvard University Library I arrived here on Friday Evening, and the next morning was...
25 Franklin, Benjamin Burke, Edmund From Benjamin Franklin to Edmund Burke, 15 May 1775 1775-05-15 ALS : Central Library, Sheffield The background of this letter was conversations between the two...
26 Franklin, Benjamin Shipley, Jonathan From Benjamin Franklin to Jonathan Shipley, 15 May 1775 1775-05-15 ALS : Yale University Library I arrived here well the 5th. after a pleasant Passage of 6 Weeks. I...
27 Franklin, Benjamin Bradford, William From Benjamin Franklin to [William?] Bradford, 16 May … 1775-05-16 ALS : Historical Society of Pennsylvania; draft: American Philosophical Society I have just now...
28 Franklin, Benjamin Priestley, Joseph From Benjamin Franklin to [Joseph Priestley], 16 May … 1775-05-16 Printed in Benjamin Vaughan, ed., Political, Miscellaneous, and Philosophical Pieces . . ....
29 Franklin, Benjamin Marshall, Humphry From Benjamin Franklin to Humphry Marshall, 23 May 1775 1775-05-23 Reprinted from William Darlington, Memorials of John Bartram and Humphry Marshall . . ....
30 Franklin, Benjamin Mecom, Jane From Benjamin Franklin to Jane Mecom, 26 May 1775 1775-05-26 ALS : Marietta College Library; copy: Harvard University Library I have just now heard by Mr....
31 Franklin, Benjamin Jefferson’s Annotated Copy of Franklin’s Proposed … 1775-06-01 Articles of confederation and perpetual Union proposed by the delegates of the several colonies...
32 Franklin, Benjamin Proposals for Conscientious Objectors: Two Drafts … 1775-06-02 AD : Historical Society of Pennsylvania The outbreak of hostilities created political problems in...
33 Franklin, Benjamin Seidel, Nathaniel From Benjamin Franklin to Nathaniel Seidel, 2 June 1775 1775-06-02 ALS : Moravian Archives, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania I am much oblig’d by your kind Congratulations...
34 Franklin, Benjamin Life, Thomas From Benjamin Franklin to Thomas Life, 5 June 1775 … 1775-06-05 Extract: Papers of the Earl of Dartmouth deposited in the Staffordshire County Record Office I...
35 Franklin, Benjamin Franklin, William Temple From Benjamin Franklin to William Temple Franklin, 13 … 1775-06-13 ALS : American Philosophical Society I wonder’d it was so long before I heard from you. The...
36 Franklin, Benjamin Greene, Catharine From Benjamin Franklin to [Catharine Greene], 17 June … 1775-06-17 Copy: American Philosophical Society I received your kind congratulations with infinite pleasure,...
37 Franklin, Benjamin Mecom, Jane From Benjamin Franklin to Jane Mecom, 17 June 1775 1775-06-17 ALS : American Philosophical Society I wrote to you some time since, having heard from one of the...
38 Franklin, Benjamin Intended Vindication and Offer from Congress to … 1775-06-25 Printed in The Public Advertiser , July 18, 1777. This document has often been reprinted but, for...
39 Franklin, Benjamin Browns & Collinson From Benjamin Franklin to Browns & Collinson, 27 June … 1775-06-27 ALS (draft): American Philosophical Society Pay the Ballance of my Account to John Sargent Esqr....
40 Franklin, Benjamin Sargent, John From Benjamin Franklin to John Sargent, 27 June 1775 1775-06-27 ALS (draft): American Philosophical Society I have written to Messrs. Browns and Collinson to pay...
41 Franklin, Benjamin Draft of a Resolution Proposed to Congress by the … 1775-06-30 AD : Historical Society of Pennsylvania Trade had bred controversy in the debates the previous...
42 Franklin, Benjamin Proposed Resolution by Congress, [July? 1775] 1775-07-01 AD (draft): American Philosophical Society This resolution, as Paul Smith has pointed out, is...
43 Franklin, Benjamin Strahan, William From Benjamin Franklin to William Strahan, 5 July 1775 1775-07-05 ALS : Library of Congress; copy: Pierpont Morgan Library This famous letter was unquestionably...
44 Franklin, Benjamin Priestley, Joseph From Benjamin Franklin to [Joseph Priestley], 7 July … 1775-07-07 Extract printed in Benjamin Vaughan, ed., Political, Miscellaneous, and Philosophical Pieces...
45 Franklin, Benjamin Shipley, Jonathan From Benjamin Franklin to Jonathan Shipley, 7 July 1775 1775-07-07 ALS : Yale University Library I received with great Pleasure my dear Friends very kind Letter of...
46 Franklin, Benjamin Hewson, Mary Stevenson From Benjamin Franklin to Mary Hewson, 8 July 1775 1775-07-08 ALS : Yale University Library I thank you for your kind Letter of April 11th. It grieves me that...
47 Franklin, Benjamin Resolutions on Trade Submitted to Congress, [on or … 1775-07-12 AD : National Archives; draft: American Philosophical Society News of the second Restraining Act...
48 Franklin, Benjamin Endorsement of Legal Opinions on Land Titles Obtained … 1775-07-12 ADS : Historical Society of Pennsylvania The promoters of the Walpole Company in London had...
49 Franklin, Benjamin Stevenson, Margaret From Benjamin Franklin to Margaret Stevenson, 17 July … 1775-07-17 ALS (draft): American Philosophical Society All Trade and Business, Building, Improving, &c....
50 Franklin, Benjamin Proposed Articles of Confederation, [on or before 21 … 1775-07-21 AD : National Archives These articles and Franklin’s “Short Hints” for uniting the northern...