The Papers Of Benjamin Franklin: Volume 42: March 1 Through August 15, 1784

Hardcover | April 25, 2017

byBenjamin FranklinEditorEllen R. Cohn

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In the spring of 1784, Franklin, John Jay, and British negotiator David Hartley exchanged ratifications of the definitive British-American peace treaty. Hoping for permission from Congress to return home, Franklin settled his accounts, negotiated a French consular convention, headed a royal commission to investigate animal magnetism, wrote several scientific theories, and published his well-known satire about rising with the sun. As the volume ends, Thomas Jefferson brings news of a diplomatic assignment that would keep Franklin in France for another year.

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In the spring of 1784, Franklin, John Jay, and British negotiator David Hartley exchanged ratifications of the definitive British-American peace treaty. Hoping for permission from Congress to return home, Franklin settled his accounts, negotiated a French consular convention, headed a royal commission to investigate animal magnetism, w...

Ellen R. Cohn is senior research scholar in the department of history at Yale University.  She lives in New Haven, CT.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:640 pages, 8.63 × 5.75 × 0.98 inPublished:April 25, 2017Publisher:Yale University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0300222696

ISBN - 13:9780300222692

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