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The Papers of Benjamin Franklin for Volumes 41-45
Ellen Cohn, Yale University

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The Papers of Benjamin Franklin: Volume 41, September 16, 1783, through February 29, 1784 (Book)
Title: The Papers of Benjamin Franklin: Volume 41, September 16, 1783, through February 29, 1784
Author: Benjamin Franklin
Editor: Michael Sletcher, Assistant Editor
Editor: Ellen R. Cohn, Editor
Editor: Jonathan R. Dull, Senior Associate Editor
Editor: Robert P. Frankel, Jr., Associate Editor
Editor: Kate M. Ohno, Associate Editor
Editor: Philipp Zieschke, Associate Editor
Editor: Alicia K. Anderson, Assistant Editor
Editor: Allegra Di Bonaventura, Assistant Editor
Editor: Alysia M. Cain, Assistant Editor
Editor: Adrina M. Garbooshian, Assistant Editor
Abstract: After the signing of the definitive peace treaty on September 3, 1783, Franklin’s official duties as minister plenipotentiary diminished. Great Britain refused to negotiate a commercial agreement, and Congress failed to act on the draft treaties of commerce with Denmark and Portugal that Franklin had sent them the previous summer. In the six months after the peace was settled, Franklin’s sole diplomatic achievement was a draft consular convention with France. With his welcome leisure time, however, Franklin eagerly followed scientific developments (witnessing the first balloon ascensions in Paris), advised the French government on schemes for civic improvement, and wrote three of his most remarkable pieces about what it meant to be American.
Year: 2014
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Access Model: Book
Publisher: Yale University Press
Type: Scholarly Edition
ISBN: 9780300203745
Copy sent to NEH?: Yes