The Papers of Benjamin Franklin, Vol. 35
Volume 35: May 1 through October 31, 1781
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Having recovered from a prolonged spell of gout and having learned that he will be retained as American minister in France, Franklin is revived in health and spirits. He undertakes his many public responsibilities with renewed vigor and is appointed by Congress to a five-member commission to negotiate peace with Britain. Franklin finds time for experiments with different inks and paper, masonic activities, purchasing books and exchanging them with friends, and maintaining a wide correspondence that provides exceptionally revealing glimpses of his thinking on science, politics, and Indian languages.
Publication of this volume was assisted by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.
Yale University Press, 9780300078411, 812pp.
Publication Date: December 11, 1999