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1 Franklin, Benjamin Memorandum on Chatham’s Plan of Conciliation, [on or … 1775-02-01 AD : Library of Congress On January 29 Chatham left with Franklin the conciliatory plan that he...
2 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...
3 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...
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 Journal, 1764–1776; Ledger, 1764–1776 1764-12-10 MS account books: American Philosophical Society December 10, 1764 As Franklin had done when he...
6 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...
7 Franklin, Benjamin Specifications for a Dwelling House, [1757–1775] 1757-01-01 Draft: American Philosophical Society Obviously written in England, this document cannot...
8 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...
9 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...
10 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...
11 Franklin, Benjamin Dialogue between Britain, France, Spain, Holland … 1774-01-01 Copy: Library of Congress; copy: American Philosophical Society It has been demonstrated that...
12 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...
13 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...
14 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...
15 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...
16 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...
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 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...
20 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...
21 Franklin, Benjamin Trent, William Franklin, Thomas Walpole, Samuel Wharton, and John … 1775-04-11 DS : Historical Society of Pennsylvania The promoters of the Walpole grant in London were...
22 Franklin, Benjamin Speculation on the Speed of Ships, 5 April 1775 1775-04-05 MS : Library of Congress During his homeward voyage Franklin took time off from writing his...
23 Franklin, Benjamin Note on Franklin’s Sketch of How to Force a Wheel Round … 1757-01-01 AD : American Philosophical Society For some years we have been trying and failing to answer two...
24 Franklin, Benjamin Franklin, William From Benjamin Franklin to William Franklin: Journal of … 1775-03-22 AD and copy: Library of Congress When Franklin at long last set sail for home, memories of the...
25 Franklin, Benjamin Franklin’s Remarks on Judge Foster’s Argument in Favor … 1764-12-10 Copy with autograph additions: Library of Congress Sir Michael Foster (1689–1763) was one of the...
26 Franklin, Benjamin Stevenson, Margaret Memorandum for Mrs. Stevenson, [on or before 20 March … 1775-03-17 AD : Dr. William Hewson, Philadelphia, Pa. (1957) Franklin, like so many travelers embarking on a...
27 Franklin, Benjamin Lee, Arthur From Benjamin Franklin to Arthur Lee, 19 March 1775 1775-03-19 ALS : Harvard University Library I leave Directions with Mrs. Stevenson to deliver you all the...
28 Franklin, Benjamin Todd, Anthony From Benjamin Franklin to Anthony Todd, 18 March 1775 1775-03-18 AL (letterbook draft): Library of Congress Dr. Franklin presents his Compliments to Mr. Todd, and...
29 Franklin, Benjamin Burdett, Peter P. From Benjamin Franklin to [Peter P. Burdett], 17 March … 1775-03-17 AL (draft): American Philosophical Society Being about to embark for America this Line is just to...
30 Franklin, Benjamin Bessborough, William Ponsonby, 2nd Earl of From Benjamin Franklin to Lord Bessborough, 16 March … 1775-03-16 AL : Yale University Library Dr. Franklin presents his respectful Compliments to Lord...
31 Franklin, Benjamin Dartmouth, William Legge, Earl of Proposed Memorial to Lord Dartmouth, 16 March 1775 1775-03-16 ADS and copy: Library of Congress; draft and copy: American Philosophical Society Franklin’s...
32 Franklin, Benjamin Kames, Henry Home, Lord From Benjamin Franklin to Lord Kames, 14 March 1775 1775-03-14 ALS : Scottish Record Office, Edinburgh Purposing to embark for America in a few Days, I cannot...
33 Franklin, Benjamin Marshall, Humphry From Benjamin Franklin to Humphry Marshall, 13 March … 1775-03-13 AL : Yale University Library I duly receiv’d your Favour of Novr. the 26th, but having mislaid...
34 Franklin, Benjamin Thomson, Charles From Benjamin Franklin to Charles Thomson, 13 March … 1775-03-13 AL : National Archives, Washington I have some Thoughts of going with Osborne; but as I may be...
35 Franklin, Benjamin Hartley, David From Benjamin Franklin to David Hartley, 26 February … 1775-02-26 AL : D. A. F. H. H. Hartley Russell (1955), on deposit in the Berkshire Record Office This note...
36 Franklin, Benjamin Mecom, Jane From Benjamin Franklin to Jane Mecom, 26 February 1775 1775-02-26 ALS : American Philosophical Society I hope you continue well, as I do, Thanks to God. Be of good...
37 Franklin, Benjamin Quincy, Josiah, Sr. From Benjamin Franklin to Josiah Quincy, Sr., 26 … 1775-02-26 Reprinted from Josiah Quincy, Memoir of the Life of Josiah Quincy Jun. of Massachusetts (Boston,...
38 Franklin, Benjamin Bowdoin, James From Benjamin Franklin to James Bowdoin, 25 February … 1775-02-25 Copy: Massachusetts Historical Society I received your kind Letter of Sept. 6 by Mr. Quincy. I...
39 Franklin, Benjamin Galloway, Joseph From Benjamin Franklin to Joseph Galloway, 25 February … 1775-02-25 ALS (draft): American Philosophical Society In my last per Falconer, I mention’d to you my...
40 Franklin, Benjamin Howe, Lord From Benjamin Franklin to Lord Howe, 20 February 1775 1775-02-20 ALS (draft): American Philosophical Society; copy: Library of Congress Having nothing to offer on...
41 Franklin, Benjamin Franklin’s Contributions to the Conference on February … 1775-02-17 AD (I, III, and IV) and AL (II) and copies: Library of Congress As Franklin reviewed the...
42 Franklin, Benjamin Pennsylvania Assembly Committee of Correspondence From Benjamin Franklin to [the Pennsylvania Assembly … 1775-02-15 Résumé printed in Votes and Proceedings of the House of Representatives of the Province of...
43 Franklin, Benjamin New Jersey Assembly Committee of Correspondence From Benjamin Franklin to the New Jersey Assembly … 1775-02-14 ALS (draft): American Philosophical Society In my last I informed you of my Attendance on the...
44 Franklin, Benjamin Viny, Thomas From Benjamin Franklin to Thomas Viny, 12 February 1775 1775-02-12 Copy: Miss S. Madeline Hodge, Princeton, New Jersey (1955) Mr. Webb called upon me the other Day,...
45 Franklin, Benjamin —— From Benjamin Franklin to ———, 10 February 1775 1775-02-10 ALS : Henry E. Huntington Library In Compliance with your Request I this Morning applied to a...
46 Franklin, Benjamin Tucker, Josiah From Benjamin Franklin to Josiah Tucker, 10 February … 1775-02-10 ALS (draft): American Philosophical Society I beg to be inform’d by a Line whether a Letter, the...
47 Franklin, Benjamin Galloway, Joseph From Benjamin Franklin to Joseph Galloway, 5–7 February … 1775-02-05 ALS : Clements Library, University of Michigan I received duly your respected Favours of Oct. 27...
48 Franklin, Benjamin An Imaginary Speech, 7 February 1775 1775-02-07 Printed in The Public Advertiser , February 7, 1775. Verner Crane argues that the grounds, set...
49 Franklin, Benjamin Library Company of Philadelphia From Benjamin Franklin to a Committee of the Library … 1775-02-05 Minutebook copy: Library Company of Philadelphia I received your Favour of Decr: 16. with the...
50 Franklin, Benjamin Moore, Charles From Benjamin Franklin to Charles Moore, 5 February … 1775-02-05 ALS : Pennsylvania Hospital I duly received your Favour of Dec. 7. with a Copy of the Resolution...