The Life of Benjamin Franklin, Written by Himself: Volume 3

The Life of Benjamin Franklin, Written by Himself: Volume 3

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Benjamin Franklin (1706-90) is best known as an American revolutionary politician, but he also excelled as a printer, journalist and natural philosopher despite having little formal education. As a statesman, he was the only person to sign all three major documents of American statehood: the Declaration of Independence, the peace treaty with Britain, and the United States constitution. This three-volume set, first published in 1874, was compiled from Franklin's autobiography (covering the period up to 1857) and autobiographical passages from correspondence and other writings. Using Franklin's own words, it tells his remarkable story, which is integral to the political history of America. Franklin's account of self-discipline and motivation remains one of the most popular autobiographies of all time. Volume 3 of Franklin's Life covers the negotiation for peace with Great Britain, the drafting of the United States constitution, and his retirement from public life, and also contains his more

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  • Electronic book text
  • Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1139060325
  • 9781139060325

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Part III continued: 1. Franklin asks to be relieved from the mission to Paris; 2. R. R. Livingston named Minister of Foreign Affairs; 3. Journal of the negotiation for peace with Great Britain, from March 21st to July 1st, 1782; 4. Micawberism of the Ministry; 5. Misunderstanding between Count de Vergennes and Dr. Franklin; 6. The Fishery Calumny; 7. The usefulness of enemies; 8. Red tape; 9. Preparation for leaving France; Part VI. From the Termination of his Mission to France in 1785 until his Death, April 17th, 1790: 10. Franklin's reception in America; 11. Freedom of commerce; 12. Re-elected President of Pennsylvania; 13. Retirement from public life; 14. Franklin's last will and testament; Bibliography; more