American History from German Archives; With Reference to the German Soldiers in the Revolution and Franklin's Visit to Germany

American History from German Archives; With Reference to the German Soldiers in the Revolution and Franklin's Visit to Germany

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1904 edition. Excerpt: ...returns of the day I saw you and talked with you for the first time. I regret extremely that I had neither time nor opportunity to show you electrical experiments worthy of you. Do not think I was at all to blame. Prince Schwarzburg.Rudolstadt, with whom I have had much correspondence, counted on meeting you on your visit to Germany, and regrets that he could not see you at Gottingen, and sends you his greetings. He reached Gottingen on the very day you left it and thus lost the hope of seeing you. Meantime a German prince asks me to put up lightning rods on his estates, and I ask you for a precise description of your plans in America. You shall have all the credit and honor. I want to complete as far as I can a history of electricity, and as yours is the first name on that subject, I hope to give an account worthy of your experiments." Dated with the usual compliments, " Hannover, 1777, Calends of October." Parton says in his "Franklin" (Vol. 1., p. 492): "Sir John Pringle was the Queen's physician and one of Franklin's most intimate companions," and (p. 506) " probably through him Franklin found means to forward papers to the King," and (p. 523) through him Franklin presented to the Queen a sample of American silk grown in Pennsylvania. He also (p. 533) refers to their journey together in Holland and (p. 552) to his first visit in Paris with Sir John Pringle. Hale's "Franklin and France" says (Vol.!., P. 3): "The year before 1766 Franklin and Sir John Pringle had travelled together very pleasantly in the Netherlands and Germany. In 1767 they paid a six weeks' visit to Paris." Bigelow in his "Franklin's Works " (Vol. III., p. 468), after giving Franklin's letter to his...show more

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  • Paperback | 24 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 1mm | 64g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236559436
  • 9781236559432