The Papers of Benjamin Franklin, Volume 8: April 1, 1758 through December 31, 1759

The Papers of Benjamin Franklin, Volume 8: April 1, 1758 through December 31, 1759

by Leonard W. Labaree, Benjamin Franklin
     
 


In this volume Franklin is representing the Pennsylvania Assembly in London, meeting with limited success before the Privy Council over the question of the Proprietor's alleged fraud in Indian lands and with complete reversal over an issue of parliamentary privilege. The personal antagonism between him and Proprietor Thomas Penn develops into an angry break. His…  See more details below

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In this volume Franklin is representing the Pennsylvania Assembly in London, meeting with limited success before the Privy Council over the question of the Proprietor's alleged fraud in Indian lands and with complete reversal over an issue of parliamentary privilege. The personal antagonism between him and Proprietor Thomas Penn develops into an angry break. His personal success, however, is extensive. He travels widely, looking up ancestors and surviving relatives; he receives local honors in Edinburgh and Glasgow and an honorary degree from the University of St. Andrews, becoming "Doctor Franklin." He enjoys scientific and intellectual associations with members of the Royal Society, and warm and delightful friendships with people he meets on his travels as well as in London.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300006582
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
09/28/1965
Series:
The Papers of Benjamin Franklin Series
Pages:
514
Product dimensions:
6.06(w) x 8.95(h) x 1.50(d)

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