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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.
TABLE OF CONTENTS.
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
Buys Keimer's “Universal Instructor in all the Arts and
Sciences," and establishes the “ Pennsylvania Gazette”;
notable contributions; his “Parables” and “Biblical
Publishes “Poor Richard "; Father Abraham's Speech ;
quarrels with Bradford; publishes the General Maga-
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"
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