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PREFATORY NOTE.

My thanks are due to Dr. Samuel Green, of the Massachusetts Historical Society ; to Mr. Theodore Dwight, of the Library of the Department of State at Washington ; to Mr. Hildeburn, of the Philadelphia Athenæum; and especially to Mr. Lindsay Swift, of the Boston Public Library, and Mr. F. D. Stone, of the Pennsylvania Historical Society, for the help so kindly given me when gathering the material for this Life of Franklin.

JOHN BACH MCMASTER.

PHILADELPHIA,

October, 1887.

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goes to London ; writes a pamphlet, “Liberty and

Necessity ”; comes back to Philadelphia ; opens a

printing office ; writes “ The Busybody,” and a pam-

phlet on “Paper Money

36-64

CHAPTER III.

1729-1748.

Buys Keimer's “Universal Instructor in all the Arts and

Sciences," and establishes the “ Pennsylvania Gazette”;

notable contributions; his “Parables” and “Biblical

Paraphrases ”

65-95

CHAPTER IV.

1732-1748.

Publishes “Poor Richard "; Father Abraham's Speech ;

quarrels with Bradford; publishes the General Maga-

zine

96-135

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ter“ On the Meanes of disposing the Enemie to Peace”;

returns to Pennsylvania; massacre of the Indians ;

Franklin's “Narrative of the Massacre"; the Paxton

raid ; Franklin lampooned; his “ Cool Thoughts”; his

“Preface to a Speech”; is lampooned by the Proprie-

tary Party; is defeated at the election for Assembly-

men; is sent to England with the Address to the

King; the Proprietary Party protest; Franklin writes

“Remarks on a Protest"

168-188

CHAPTER VII.

1764-1776,

Reaches London ; conduct regarding the Stamp Act; has

Hughes made stamp collector; is lampooned for this ;

his writings for the London newspapers; “Rules for

reducing a Great Empire to a Small One.” "An Edict

of the King of Prussia.” Visits France. First Eng-

lish edition of his works; Dubourg translates it into

French. The Hutchinson Letters. Abused before the

Privy Council. Delivers the Declaration of Rights, and

returns to Philadelphia; is elected to Congress 189-217

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