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Abstract

Containing over 4 linear feet of letters and documents, the Franklin-Bache Papers comprises the second largest collection of letters and documents relating to Benjamin Franklin in the APS Library. Although the scope of the collection is broad, including materials from the time of Franklin's arrival in Philadelphia to his death, the heart of the collection documents the period of Franklin's ministry in France (1776-1785) and his diplomatic efforts to win financial and military support for the revolutionary cause, as well as less intensive coverage of his ministry in England before the Revolution.

Franklin's correspondence with American and French officials, financiers (personal and otherwise), and savants provides tantalizing details on the social context of Franklin's ministry in France, his intellectual life, and his growing celebrity. Much of the correspondence documents the efforts to convince French officials early in the war to support the American cause, but there is valuable material relating to the peace negotiations as well. The collection is equally rich in personal correspondence, including a rich set of letters from Mary Stevenson Hewson, Georgiana Shipley, Catherine Ray Greene, Jane Mecom, Deborah Franklin, and a number of Franklin's other relatives. The collection is arranged chronologically.

Scope and content

Containing over 4 linear feet of letters and documents, the Franklin-Bache Papers comprises the second largest collection of letters and documents relating to Benjamin Franklin in the APS Library. Although the scope of the collection is broad, including materials from the time of Franklin's arrival in Philadelphia to his death, the heart of the collection documents the period of Franklin's ministry in France (1776-1785) and his diplomatic efforts to win financial and military support for the revolutionary cause, as well as less intensive coverage of his ministry in England before the Revolution.

Franklin's correspondence with American and French officials, financiers (personal and otherwise), and savants provides tantalizing details on the social context of Franklin's ministry in France, his intellectual life, and his growing celebrity. Much of the correspondence documents the efforts to convince French officials early in the war to support the American cause, but there is valuable material relating to the peace negotiations as well. Particularly interesting are the numerous letters of instruction from Congress and from individuals such as Arthur Lee, Silas Deane, Robert Morris, Robert R. Livingston, and Henry Laurens. Other correspondents, notably Richard Bache and Francis Hopkinson, kept Franklin apprised of news and public opinion in America or, like Thomas Paine and Richard Price, offer insights into political currents more generally.

The personal side of Franklin's correspondence, as much as it might be considered separate from the political, is equally revealing. The collection includes numerous letters with Franklin's many female admirers and friends, including Georgiana Shipley (a cousin of the Duchess of Devonshire) and his long-time confidante Catharine Ray Greene. In the years flanking Franklin's residence in France, there is a particularly extensive set of letters from Mary Stevenson Hewson, that flesh out his experiences in London during the 1760s and early 1770s, and some valuable family letters. The earliest materials (prior to 1752) consist largely of deeds and other documents relating to the Read family, along with three letters from Franklin's mother-in-law Sarah White Read, and one from his mother, Abiah, which join approximately 30 letters between Franklin and his wife Deborah and over 70 from his sister Jane Mecom. Other family members, including his son William and grandsons Benjamin Franklin Bache and William Temple Franklin, appear.

The Franklin-Bache Papers are somewhat less rich in material relating to Franklin's scientific and intellectual pursuits, however there are excellent letters from scientific correspondents such as Joseph Priestley, the comte de Buffon, and Joseph Banks. Other miscellaneous items of interest include Franklin's pencil sketch of his garden at Passy (March 27, 1782), the drawing of pleasure boats on the Delaware River, and a profile of Franklin (after the Nini medallion) sent by Isidoro Bianchi that was drawn with electricity.

When acquired, the collection includes a number of important bound volumes, which are listed separately under the Franklin miscellaneous collections.

Collection information

Provenance

The Franklin-Bache Papers were acquired from Mr. and Mrs. Franklin Bache in 1937.

Preferred citation

Cite as: Franklin-Bache Papers, American Philosophical Society.

Processing information

Recatalogued rsc, 2003.

General physical description

4 linear feet

Separated material

Oversized items are housed at the end of the collection; extra-oversize materials are housed separately.

Related material

Other Benjamin Franklin Collections
Benjamin Franklin Papers View Collection
James S. and Frances M. Bradford Collection View Collection
Miscellaneous Benjamin Franklin Collections View Collection

Naval History Note

The Franklin-Bache Papers contain a few letters pertaining to John Paul Jones which may be of interest to naval historians:

Jones, John Paul, 1747-1792.
  1. Mecom, Jane Franklin. Letter to Benjamin Franklin. 1780 March 27. News of John Paul Jones. 2 pages.
  2. Bache, Richard. Letter to Benjamin Franklin. 1781 March 28. Sending newspapers. John Paul Jones brought Franklin's letters and news. 1 item.
  3. Jones, John Paul. Letter to Benjamin Franklin. 1781 August 8. Introducing Mr. Thomas Barclay. 1 page.
  4. Jones, John Paul. Letter to Benjamin Franklin. 1781 December 13. News of self and of the war. 2 pages.

Early American History Note

The Papers of Benjamin Franklin are a rich source as varied and expansive as Dr. Franklin’s storied life. The Collection has been calendared, catalogued, and much of it is available online at franklinpapers.org and in printed volumes. The APS inventory in MOLE is extraordinarily detailed. The aim of this entry is not to reproduce what is already readily accessible, but to focus on material that is unavailable in printed or online sources.

Most notable are a series of bound volumes that capture different aspects of Franklin’s professional career. The bound volumes include a nearly complete record of the colonial Post Office that Franklin headed, numerous account books from Franklin’s time in England and France, and official account books of the U.S. mission in France. In addition to these bound account and ledger books, the collection also includes a copy of the earliest deed known deed for the Pennsylvania statehouse property, various sketches and drawings thought to be done by Franklin, and four large volumes of a journal of John Lindsay Crawford’s travels with the Russian Army from 1737-1739 that include large maps of Europe that Franklin kept in his library (these four volumes are separately described in MOLE under Crawford).

The Franklin Papers, along with the papers of his grandsons at the APS, provide a nearly complete picture of Benjamin’s time in France as an American ambassador to France during the American Revolution. Aside from the manuscript records from this period, the collection has a nearly complete set of account books detailing both the official and personal transactions of Franklin in France.

The APS also houses a collection of books that came from Franklin’s personal library. The library offers insight into Franklin’s own reading and intellectual life. A box of miscellaneous papers in the manuscript collection may also be of related research interest. This box includes a variety of documents that Franklin had in his possession, such as copies of newspapers that have marginalia, that are not included in the official published papers.

Indexing Terms

Genre(s)

  • Business Records and Accounts
  • Miscellaneous
  • Pen works
  • Pencil works

Geographic Name(s)

  • France--Foreign relations--United States
  • United States--Foreign relations--France
  • United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783
  • United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783--French participation
  • United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783--Peace

Personal Name(s)

  • Bache, Benjamin Franklin, 1769-1798
  • Bache, Richard, 1737-1811
  • Bache, Sarah Franklin, 1743-1808
  • Banks, Joseph, 1743-1820
  • Barbé-Marbois, François, Marquis de, 1745-1837
  • Benezet, Anthony, 1713-1784
  • Blunt, Dorothea, 1733-1809
  • Buffon, Georges Louis Leclerc, Comte de, 1707-1788
  • Chaumont, Jacques-Donatien Leray de, (James Le Ray), 1760-1841
  • Chaumont, Jacques-Donatien Leray de, 1725-1803
  • Childs, Francis, 1763-1830
  • Deane, Silas, 1737-1789
  • Dumas, Charles-Guillaume-Frédéric, 1721-1796
  • Franklin, Abiah Folger, 1667-1752
  • Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790
  • Franklin, Deborah Read Rogers, 1708-1774
  • Franklin, William Temple, 1760-1823
  • Franklin, William, 1731-1813
  • Grand, Rodolphe-Ferdinand, 1726-1794
  • Greene, Catharine Ray, 1731-1794
  • Hewson, Mary Stevenson, 1739-1795
  • Hopkinson, Francis, 1737-1791
  • Jay, John, 1745-1829
  • Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826
  • Jones, John Paul, 1747-1792
  • La Rochefoucauld-d'Enville, Louis-Alexandre, Duc de, 1743-1792
  • Laurens, John, 1754-1782
  • Lee, Arthur, 1740-1792
  • Lee, Richard Henry, 1732-1794
  • Livingston, Robert R., 1746-1813
  • Logan, James, 1674-1751
  • Lotbinière, Michel-Alain Chartier de, 1723-1798
  • Mecom, Jane, 1712-1794
  • Morris, Robert, 1734-1806
  • Paine, Thomas, 1737-1809
  • Penn, William, 1644-1718
  • Peters, Richard, 1743-1828
  • Price, Richard, 1723-1791
  • Priestley, Joseph, 1733-1804
  • Read, Sarah White, 1675-1761
  • Rittenhouse, David, 1732-1796
  • Rush, Benjamin, 1746-1813
  • Shipley, Georgiana, 1756-1806
  • Shipley, Jonathan, 1714-1788
  • Todd, Anthony, 1717-1798
  • Turgot, Anne-Robert-Jacques, Baron de l'Aulne, 1727-1781
  • Vaughan, Benjamin, 1751-1835
  • Vergennes, Charles Gravier, Comte de, 1719-1787
  • Washington, George, 1732-1799
  • West, Benjamin, 1738-1820

Subject(s)

  • Colonial Politics
  • Colony and State Specific History
  • Pennsylvania History
  • Philadelphia History
  • Postal service--United States
  • Printing and Publishing
  • Printing--France


Detailed Inventory
B F85.ba Franklin-Bache Papers
1707-17994 lin. feet
Penn, William, 1644-1718.
to Henry Hayes
1707 April 7Land PatentOS SB Black case
Hayes, Henry.
to William Davis
1711 April 12Deed for piece of land on High Street.
Hayes, Henry [?] and wife.
to John
1716 Dec. 10Lease for land.
Hayes, Henry and wife.
to John Read
1716 Dec. 11DeedOversize X
Hayes, Henry and wife.
to John Read
1716 Dec. 12DeedOversize X
Philadelphia.
to Sarah Read
1729 Sept. 3DeedOversize X
Read, Sarah White, 1675-1761.
to Benjamin and Deborah Franklin
1734 April 9LeaseOversize X
Read, Sarah White, 1675-1761.
to John Crocker and Wife, Frances
1734 April 10Deed, 2 items in 1 folderOversize X
Read, Sarah White, 1675-1761.
Benjamin and Deborah Franklin
1734 April 10DeedOversize X
Memorandum of Post-office accounts
1738 June 20-1743 Dec. 14 
Joshua Maddox's acct. with Benjamin Franklin
1738 Dec. 7-[1741] March 24 
Post-office accounts
1744 April 18 
Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790.
to James Read
1745 August 27 
Logan, James, 1674-1751.
Extract of will, with codicil; Jan. 18, 1749/50
1749 Nov. 25 
Franklin, Abiah.
to Deborah and Benjamin Franklin
1751 Oct. 14 
Read, John. Read, Martha.
to Benjamin Franklin
1751 Nov. 15DeedOversize X
Peters, Richard, 1704-1776.
Deposition
1752 March 21 

Other Descriptive Information: [see folder for 1749 Nov. 25]

Moore, Samuel Preston and Wife, Hannah..
to Benjamin Franklin
1752 March 25DeedOversize X
Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790. Peters, Richard, 1704-1776.
Extract from the inventory of James Logan
1752 July 31 

Other Descriptive Information: [See folder for 1749 Nov. 25]

Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790.
to William Smith
1753 Nov. 27 
Pennsylvania (Province). General Assembly..
Resolutions
1757 Feb. 18 
Mecom, Jane, 1712-1794.
to Deborah Franklin
1758 Jan. 29 
Lotbinière, Michel-Alain Chartier de, 1723-1798.
1758 Nov. 15-1775 JuneNotes fournis. . . .
Newport Mercury
1758 Dec. 19 Oversize OS
Westminster Hospital. Account of 1758
1758 
Mecom, Jane, 1712-1794.
to Deborah Franklin
1760 March 17 
Extract from deed of Loganian Library
1760 March 25 [?] 
Franklin, Mary Harman, ca. 1696-1766.
to Deborah Franklin
1760 May 20 
Hewson, Mary Stevenson, 1739-1795.
to Benjamin Franklin
1760 Sept. 16 
Mecom, Benjamin, 1732 - ca. 1776.
to Deborah Franklin
1761 Feb. 9 
Franklin, Peter, 1692-1766.
to Deborah Franklin
1761 Sept. 22[Faded letter].
Bache, Sarah Franklin, 1743-1808.
to Deborah Franklin
1763 April 12 
Account between Benjamin Franklin and Jonathan Williams, Sr
1763 Oct.-1774 August 10 Oversize 1
Account between Benjamin Franklin and Jonathan Williams, Sr
1763 Oct.-1774 August 10 Oversize OS
Franklin, Deborah Read Rogers, 1708-1774.
to Benjamin Franklin
1765 Feb. 10, 17, 21 
Mecom, Jane, 1712-1794.
to Deborah Franklin
1765 April 6 
Holden, Lawrence.
to Benjamin Franklin
1765 April 18 
Bache, Sarah Franklin, 1743-1808.
to Deborah Franklin
1765 April 26 
Bache, Sarah Franklin, 1743-1808.
to Benjamin Franklin
1765 May 30 
Franklin, Deborah Read Rogers, 1708-1774.
to Benjamin Franklin
1765 August 1 
Franklin, Deborah Read Rogers, 1708-1774.
to Benjamin Franklin
1765 Sept. 22 
Ourry, Lewis, 1717-1779.
to Deborah Franklin
1765 Sept. 26 
Mecom, Jane, 1712-1794.
to Deborah Franklin
1765 Sept. 28 
Franklin, Deborah Read Rogers, 1708-1774.
to Benjamin Franklin
1765 Oct. 6-13 ? Oversize 1
Franklin, Deborah Read Rogers, 1708-1774.
to Benjamin Franklin
1765 Oct. ? 9, 13 
Bache, Sarah Franklin, 1743-1808.
to Benjamin Franklin
1765 Oct. 14 
Mortgage from Anthony Armbruster
1765 Oct. 29 Oversize 1
Franklin, Deborah Read Rogers, 1708-1774.
to Benjamin Franklin
1765 Nov. 3, 7 
Mecom, Jane, 1712-1794.
to Benjamin Franklin
1765 Dec. 30 
Franklin, Deborah Read Rogers, 1708-1774.
to Benjamin Franklin
[1765] Fall 
Mecom, Jane, 1712-1794.
to Deborah Franklin
1766 Feb. 27 
Bache, Sarah Franklin, 1743-1808.
to Benjamin Franklin
1766 March 23, 25 
Franklin, William, 1731-1813.
to Benjamin Franklin
1766 June 27 
Franklin, Deborah Read Rogers, 1708-1774.
to Benjamin Franklin
1766 July 
Bache, Sarah Franklin, 1743-1808.
to William Franklin
[1766] Sept. 30 
Mecom, Jane, 1712-1794.
to Benjamin Franklin
1766 Nov. 8 
Mecom, Jane, 1712-1794.
to Deborah Franklin
1766 Nov. 24 
Franklin, Deborah Read Rogers, 1708-1774.
to Benjamin Franklin
1766 Dec. 13 
Franklin, Deborah Read Rogers, 1708-1774.
to Benjamin Franklin
1767 Jan. 12 
Mecom, Catherine.
to Deborah Franklin
1767 April 23 
Franklin, Deborah Read Rogers, 1708-1774.
to Benjamin Franklin
1767 April ? 29 
Franklin, Deborah Read Rogers, 1708-1774.
to Benjamin Franklin
1767 May 1 
Cotes, W..
to Margaret Stevenson
1767 May 7 
Mecom, Jane, 1712-1794.
to Margaret Stevenson
1767 May 9 
Hewson, Mary Stevenson, 1739-1795.
to Benjamin Franklin
1767 May 15 
Franklin, Deborah Read Rogers, 1708-1774.
to Benjamin Franklin
1767 May 16 or 17 
Franklin, Deborah Read Rogers, 1708-1774.
to Benjamin Franklin
1767 May 16, 24 
Franklin, William, 1731-1813.
to Benjamin Franklin
1767 June 10 
Franklin, Deborah Read Rogers, 1708-1774.
to Benjamin Franklin
1767 July 3, 6 
Royal Society (Great Britain)..
to Benjamin Franklin
1767 July 1325 cm x 21 cm

By order of the president. Sir, The committee (to whom the consideration of the papers communicated to the society at their weekly meetings is referred...) having been appointed to meet at the society's house in Crane-Court, Fleetstreet. Printed invitation to attend a meeting of a committe of the Royal Society, London. Includes autograph signature of Emanuel Mendes da Costa, dated July 13, 1767.

General physical description: 25 cm x 21 cm

Other Descriptive Information: Goodman 54

This item has been digitized:
http://diglib.amphilsoc.org/islandora/object/text%3A816

Franklin, Deborah Read Rogers, 1708-1774.
to Benjamin Franklin
1767 Oct. 19 
Franklin, William, 1731-1813.
to Benjamin Franklin
1767 Oct. 23 
Norton, Lord.
to Benjamin Franklin
1767 Nov. 23 
Mecom, Jane, 1712-1794.
to Benjamin Franklin
1767 Dec. 1 
Franklin, Deborah Read Rogers, 1708-1774.
to Benjamin Franklin
1768 Jan. 21 
Franklin, Deborah Read Rogers, 1708-1774.
to Benjamin Franklin
1768 May 20-23 
Bache, Sarah Franklin, 1743-1808.
to Deborah Franklin
1768 August 14 
Mecom, Jane, 1712-1794.
to Benjamin Franklin
1768 Nov. 7 
Johnson, Martha Harris.
to Benjamin Franklin
1768 Nov. 24 
Franklin, William, 1731-1813.
to Benjamin Franklin
1769 May 11 
Franklin, Deborah Read Rogers, 1708-1774.
to Benjamin Franklin
1769 August 31 
Franklin, William, 1731-1813.
to Benjamin Franklin
1769 Sept. 1 
Franklin, Deborah Read Rogers, 1708-1774.
to Benjamin Franklin
1769 Oct. 4-5 
Franklin, Deborah Read Rogers, 1708-1774.
to Benjamin Franklin
1769 Nov. 20 Oversize 1
Com. of Correspondence of N.J. Assembly.
to Benjamin Franklin
1769 Dec. 7 
Franklin, Deborah Read Rogers, 1708-1774.
to Benjamin Franklin
1769 Dec. 13,14 
Smith, Joseph.
to Benjamin Franklin
1769 Dec. 19 

Other Descriptive Information: [see folder for 1769 Dec. 19]

French, Katherine.
to Benjamin Franklin
1770 March 1 
Bache, Sarah Franklin, 1743-1808.
to Benjamin Franklin
1770 May 
Mecom, Jane, 1712-1794.
to Deborah Franklin
1770 [Before August ?] 
Franklin, Deborah Read Rogers, 1708-1774.
to Benjamin Franklin
1770 August 16 
Mecom, Jane, 1712-1794.
to Deborah Franklin
1770 August ? and Sept. 5 
Mecom, Jane, 1712-1794.
to Benjamin Franklin
1770 Sept. 25 
Franklin, Deborah Read Rogers, 1708-1774.
to Benjamin Franklin
1770 Oct. 11 
Franklin, Deborah Read Rogers, 1708-1774.
to Benjamin Franklin
1770 Oct. 11 
Franklin, Deborah Read Rogers, 1708-1774.
to Benjamin Franklin
1770 Oct. 14 
Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790.
to Miss Jennings
1771 March 21 
Franklin, Samuel, 1721-1775.
to Benjamin Franklin
1771 May 17 
Todd, Miss.
to Benjamin Franklin
1771 July 12 
Franklin, Samuel, 1721-1775.
to Benjamin Franklin
1771 Nov. 8 
Bache, Mary.
to Benjamin Franklin
1771 Dec. 3 
Williams, Grace Harris, 1718-1790.
to Benjamin Franklin
1771 Dec. 13 
Pringle, John, Sir, 1707-1782.
to Benjamin Franklin
[1771] Dec. 16 
Bache, Sarah Franklin, 1743-1808.
Deborah Franklin
[1771] 
Marriage license of Andrew Moore and Sarah Brown
1772 Jan. 18 
Martin, Miss.
to Benjamin Franklin
1772 Jan. 20 
Bache, Mary.
to Benjamin Franklin
1772 Feb. 5 
London and Middlesex. Sheriffs.
to Benjamin Franklin
1772 Feb. 6 
Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790.
Memo
1772 Feb. 7 
Franklin, Deborah Read Rogers, 1708-1774.
to Benjamin Franklin
1772 May 14-16 
Bache, Richard, 1737-1811.
to Benjamin Franklin
1772 May 16 
Franklin, Deborah Read Rogers, 1708-1774.
to Jane Mecom
1772 May 
Bache, Mary.
to Benjamin Franklin
1772 June 14 
Franklin, Deborah Read Rogers, 1708-1774.
to Benjamin Franklin
1772 June 30 
Logan, William, 1718-1776.
Extract of will
1772 July 25 

Other Descriptive Information: [see folder for 1749 Nov. 25]

Bache, Richard, 1737-1811.
to Benjamin Franklin
1772 Oct. 6 
Bache, Theophylact, 1735-1807.
to Benjamin Franklin
1772 Dec. 10 
Bache, Richard, 1737-1811.
to Benjamin Franklin
1772 
Franklin, Deborah Read Rogers, 1708-1774.
to Benjamin Franklin
1772 
Blunt, Dorothea, 1733-1809.
to Benjamin Franklin
1773 August 14 
Blunt, Dorothea, 1733-1809.
to Benjamin Franklin
[1773] Nov. 29 
A card. . .
1773 Dec. 2 
Blunt, Dorothea, 1733-1809.
to Benjamin Franklin
[1773] Sunday 
Bache, Richard, 1737-1811.
to Benjamin Franklin
1774 Dec. 24 
Franklin, William, 1731-1813.
to Benjamin Franklin
1774 Dec. 24 
United States. Congress.
Resolution
1775 June Oversize X
Mecom, Jane, 1712-1794.
to Benjamin Franklin
1775 July 14-19 
Greene, Catharine Ray, 1731-1794.
to Benjamin Franklin
1775 July 18 
Bache, Richard, 1737-1811.
Commission as deputy postmaster of Philadelphia
1775 Oct. 2 Oversize 1
Lotbinière, Michel-Alain Chartier de, 1723-1798.
Precis de l'Affaire du Sieur de Lotbiniere. .
1775 Dec. 15 
Great Britain. General Post Office.
Table of rates of postage
1776 Jan. 5 Oversize X
Pennsylvania. Assembly.
Officer's Commission
1776 April 19 
Franklin, William, 1731-1813.
Letter to the Council of the House of Rep. of N.J
1776 June 22 Oversize X
Greene, Catharine Ray, 1731-1794.
to Benjamin Franklin
1776 July 3 
Yeates, Jasper.
to Benjamin Franklin and James Wilson
1776 July 6 
Franklin, Elizabeth.
to Benjamin Franklin
1776 August 6 
Greene, Catharine Ray, 1731-1794.
to Benjamin Franklin
1776 Oct. 1 
Lottery Ticket 93m722
1776 Nov. 18 
Lottery Ticket 45m429
1776 Nov. 18 
Wharton, Samuel, 1732-1800.
to Benjamin Franklin
1776 Dec. 21 
Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790.
Sums paid... for Benjamin Franklin Bache
1776 Dec. 27-1780 Sept. 6 
Massachusetts. Council..
Deposition
1777 Jan. 1, 15 
Hourville, d'.
Receipted bill for Benjamin Franklin Bache's schooling for the quarter.
1777 Jan. 8 
Wharton, Samuel, 1732-1800.
to ---- ----
1777 Jan. 10 
Wharton, Samuel, 1732-1800.
to M. Benson [Silas Deane]
1777 Jan. 14 
Com..
to France -- Accounts
1777 Jan. 16-1778 August 12 
Wharton, Samuel, 1732-1800.
to [ Benjamin Franklin]
1777 Jan. 17 
Franklin's and Deane's account with Ferdinand Grand
1777 Jan. 31-June 10 
Bache, Richard, 1737-1811.
to Benjamin Franklin
1777 Feb. 5 Oversize 1
Bache, Richard, 1737-1811.
to Benjamin Franklin
1777 Feb. 28 Oversize 1
Bache, Richard, 1737-1811.
to Benjamin Franklin
1777 March 10 
Agreement re packet boats
[1777 March] 
Agreement re packet boats
[1777 March] 
Agreement re packet boats
1777 March 
Packet Service Contract
1777 April 1 
Lotbinière, Michel-Alain Chartier de, 1723-1798.
to [James] Bowdoin
1777 April 14 
Bowdoin, James, 1726-1790.
to Marquis de Lotbiniere
1777 April 16 
Lotbinière, Michel-Alain Chartier de, 1723-1798.
1777 April 28-May 8Copie de correspondance.
Franklin's and Deane's account with Ferdinand Grand
1777 April 28-June 10 
Hastings, Jonathan Jr..
to Richard Bache
1777 May 1 
Lovell, James, 1737-1814.
to Benjamin Franklin
[1777 After May 26] 
Hillegas, Michael, 1729-1804.
to Benjamin Franklin
1777 June 5 
Grand, Rodolphe-Ferdinand, 1726-1794.
Statement of accounts with the commissioners
1777 June 10-1778 March 30[extra-oversize, 6 sheets in 1 folder]
Bache, Richard, 1737-1811.
to Benjamin Franklin
1777 June 20 
Paine, Thomas, 1737-1809.
to Benjamin Franklin
1777 June 20 
Bache, Richard, 1737-1811.
to Benjamin Franklin
1777 July 1 
Lowell, James.
to Benjamin Franklin
1777 July 4-9 
Lovell, James, 1737-1814. Paine, Thomas, 1737-1809.
to Benjamin Franklin
1777 July 9 
Hillegas, Michael, 1729-1804.
to Benjamin Franklin
1777 July 17 
Petrie, Samuel.
to Benjamin Franklin
[1777 After September 18] 
Chaulnes, Louis-Marie-Joseph-Romain d’Albert d’Ailly, Duc de, 1741-1792.
to Benjamin Franklin
[1777 Before September 19] 
Caffieri, Jean-Jacques, 1725-1792.
to Benjamin Franklin
1777 Oct. 4 
Coder, Henry, 1738-1780.
to Benjamin Franklin
1777 Oct. 12 
Ruault, Nicolas, 1742?-1828.
to Benjamin Franklin
1777 Oct. 12 
Feutry, Aimé Ambroise Joseph, 1720-1789.
to [William Temple] Franklin
[1777 October 18] 
Receipt from Lecoeur for Benjamin Franklin Bache's schooling for two quarters
1777 Oct. 20 
La Rochefoucauld-d'Enville, Louis-Alexandre, Duc de, 1743-1792.
to Benjamin Franklin
1777 Oct. [?] 21 
Hennet, Françcois Auguste Pompée, 1728-1792.
to Benjamin Franklin and Silas Deane
1777 Oct. 26 
Partridge, Elizabeth Hubbart, 1728-1814.
to Benjamin Franklin
1777 Oct. 28 
Buffon, Georges Louis Leclerc, Comte de, 1707-1788.
to Benjamin Franklin
1777 Nov. 2 
Sarsfield, Guy-Claude, Comte de, 1718-1789.
to Benjamin Franklin
1777 Nov. 7 
Lee, Arthur, 1740-1792.
to Benjamin Franklin
1777 Nov. 8 
Feutry, Aimé Ambroise Joseph, 1720-1789.
Les Commandemens de l'honnete homme
[1777 November 14] Oversize X
Feutry, Aimé Ambroise Joseph, 1720-1789.
to Benjamin Franklin
1777 Nov. 14 
Fleury, ----- Berthérand de, Madame.
to Benjamin Franklin
1777 Dec. 2 
Announcement of surrender of Burgoyne at Saratoga
1777 Dec. 4 
Faudoas, ------ Boulainvilliers, Vicomtesse de.
to Benjamin Franklin
1777 Dec. 5 
Le Roy, Jean Baptiste, 1720-1800.
to Benjamin Franklin
[1777] Dec. 5 
Pratt, Mr., (Samuel Jackson), 1749-1814.
to Benjamin Franklin
[1777 December 8] 

Signed: Courtney Melmoth

Bachelier, Jean-Jacques, 1724-1806.
to Benjamin Franklin
1777 Dec. 9 
Faudoas, ------ Boulainvilliers, Vicomtesse de.
to Benjamin Franklin
1777 Dec. 10 
La Rochefoucauld-d'Enville, Louis-Alexandre, Duc de, 1743-1792.
to Benjamin Franklin
[1777] Dec. 12 
Turgot, Anne-Robert-Jacques, Baron de l'Aulne, 1727-1781.
to Benjamin Franklin
[1777 December 17] 
La Rochefoucauld-d'Enville, Louis-Alexandre, Duc de, 1743-1792.
to Benjamin Franklin
[1777 December 18] 
Langdon, John, 1741-1819.
to R. Morris
1777 Dec. 20 
Forbach, Marianne Camasse, Comtesse de, 1734-1807.
to Benjamin Franklin
[1777 December 27] 
Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790.
to Comtesse de Forbach
1777 Dec. 28 
Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790.
to the Chevalier d'Haudouin
1777 December 29 
Forbach, Marianne Camasse, Comtesse de, 1734-1807.
to Benjamin Franklin
1777 Dec. 31 
Arnoux, Abbé -----. Chalut, Abbé -----.
to Benjamin Franklin
[1777] 
Boulainvilliers, Marie Madeleine Adrienne d'Hallencourt Bernard, Marquise de.
to Benjamin Franklin
[1777] 
Filleul, Louis.
to Benjamin Franklin
1777 
Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790.
to Boulainvilliers family
[1777] 
Grand, Rodolphe-Ferdinand, 1726-1794.
to Benjamin Franklin
[1777] 
Sarsfield, Guy-Claude, Comte de, 1718-1789.
to Benjamin Franklin
[1777] 
Barbeu Du Bourg, M., (Jacques), 1709-1779.
to Benjamin Franklin
1778 Jan. 3 
Wharton, Samuel, 1732-1800.
to Benjamin Franklin
1778 Jan. 3 
Deane, Silas, 1737-1789.
to Benjamin Franklin
1778 Jan. 8 
Pratt, Mr., (Samuel Jackson), 1749-1814.
to Benjamin Franklin
[1778 January 8] 
Collas, Jane Mecom, 1745-1802.
to Benjamin Franklin
1778 Jan. 9 
Barbeu Du Bourg, M., (Jacques), 1709-1779.
to Benjamin Franklin
[1778 Before February 11] 
De Sapieha, Princesse.
to [Jacques Barbeu] Du Bourg
1778 Feb. 22 
Turgot, Anne-Robert-Jacques, Baron de l'Aulne, 1727-1781.
to Benjamin Franklin
1778 Feb. 24 
La Rochefoucauld-d'Enville, Louis-Alexandre, Duc de, 1743-1792.
to Benjamin Franklin
[1778 March 5] 
Hewson, Mary Stevenson, 1739-1795.
to Benjamin Franklin
1778 March 11 
Lee, Arthur, 1740-1792.
to Benjamin Franklin
1778 March 13 
Lee, Arthur, 1740-1792.
to Benjamin Franklin
1778 March 16 
Rocquette, J. etc..
to Benjamin Franklin, Silas Deane and Lee
1778 March 20 
Mengaud.
to Benjamin Franklin
1778 April 9 
United States. Commissioners.
to Van Berckel
1778 April 10 
United States. Commissioners.
to Dumas
1778 April 10 
de Pavin, Col..
to Benjamin Franklin
1778 April 23 
Le Coeur, M..
Receipted bill for Benjamin Franklin Bache's schooling for two quarters
1778 April 23 
Hewson, Mary Stevenson, 1739-1795.
to Benjamin Franklin
1778 April 25 
Hewson, Mary Stevenson, 1739-1795.
to Benjamin Franklin
1778 April 27 
Holtzman.
to Benjamin Franklin
1778 May 27 
St. Juste.
to Benjamin Franklin
1778 May 29 
Welffen, Baron de.
to Benjamin Franklin
1778 May 30 
Buffot de Millery, ------.
to Benjamin Franklin
1778 June 1 
Hewson, Mary Stevenson, 1739-1795.
to Benjamin Franklin
1778 June 18 
Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790.
Personal account with Ferdinand Grand
1778 June 30-1789 April 8 Oversize 1
Lloyd, Richard Bennett.
to Messrs. Franklin and Adams
[1778 July 2] 
Bache, Richard, 1737-1811.
to Benjamin Franklin
1778 July 14 
Deane, Silas, 1737-1789.
Inventory of Silas Deane's home furnishings
1778 July 16 
Unidentified correspondent.
to Benjamin Franklin
[1778 July] 
Receipt for 750,000 livres
1778 August 3 
Mecom, Jane, 1712-1794.
to Benjamin Franklin
1778 August 15 
Williams, D..
to Benjamin Franklin
1778 Sept. 4 
United States. Continental Congress..
to Louis XVI, Franklin's letter of credence
1778 Oct. 21 Oversize 1
Paine, Thomas, 1737-1809.
to Benjamin Franklin
1778 Oct. 24 
Partridge, Elizabeth Hubbart, 1728-1814.
to Benjamin Franklin
1778 Oct. 24 
United States. Continental Congress..
to Benjamin Franklin
1778 Oct. 26 Oversize 1
United States. Continental Congress..
to Benjamin Franklin
1778 Oct. 26 Oversize 1
United States. Committee for Foreign Affairs.
to Benjamin Franklin
1778 Oct. 28 
Bill of exchange
1778 Nov. 25 
Bill of exchange
1778 Nov. 30 
Bill of exchange
1778 Nov. 30 
Bill of exchange
1778 Dec. 1 
Bill of exchange
1778 Dec. 1 
Lotbinière, Michel-Alain Chartier de, 1723-1798.
Detail de l'assassinat premedite. .
[ca. 1778?] 
United States. Continental Congress..
1779 Jan. 1-Febraury 1JournalsOversize X
Partridge, Elizabeth Hubbart, 1728-1814.
to Benjamin Franklin
1779 Jan. 2 

Other Descriptive Information: [see folder for 1778 Oct. 24]

Mecom, Jane, 1712-1794.
to Benjamin Franklin
1779 Jan. 4 
Massachusetts.
to Franklin, Lee and Adams
1779 Jan. 5 
Bache, Richard, 1737-1811.
to Benjamin Franklin
1779 Jan. 16 
Mecom, Jane, 1712-1794.
to Benjamin Franklin
1779 Feb. 14 
Bache, Richard, 1737-1811.
to Benjamin Franklin
1779 Feb. 16 
Receipted bill from Lecoeur for Benjamin Franklin Bache's schooling for two quarters
1779 April 15 
Franklin's memo of shares and coupons
1779 Feb. 19-1784 July 27 
Mecom, Jane, 1712-1794.
to Benjamin Franklin
1779 Feb. 27 

Other Descriptive Information: [see folder for 1779 Feb. 14]

Bill of exchange
1779 March 18 
Washington, George, 1732-1799.
to Benjamin Franklin
1779 March 27 
Bache, Richard, 1737-1811.
to Benjamin Franklin
1779 April 7 
Shipley, Anna M..
to Benjamin Franklin
1779 April 7 
Shipley, Georgiana, 1756-1806.
to Benjamin Franklin
1779 May 1 
Shipley, Georgiana, 1756-1806.
to Benjamin Franklin
1779 May 12 
Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790.
to Anna M. Shipley
1779 May 25 
Congress report of Committee on Mr. de Francey's memorial
1779 June 5 
Shipley, Georgiana, 1756-1806.
to Benjamin Franklin
1779 June 6 
United States. Congress. Committee on the Treasury.
Report
1779 June 18 
Jay, John, 1745-1829.
to Benjamin Franklin
1779 June [18] 
Mecom, Jane, 1712-1794.
to Benjamin Franklin
1779 June 23 
Mecom, Jane, 1712-1794.
to Benjamin Franklin
1779 July 27 
Grand, H..
to W. J. Franklin
1779 August 8 
Peters, William, 1702-1789.
to Benjamin Franklin
1779 August 12 
Receipt from M. Grand
1779 Sept. 3 
Mecom, Jane, 1712-1794.
to Benjamin Franklin
1779 Sept. 12 
Bill of exchange
1779 Sept. 15 
Bill of exchange
1779 Sept. 15 
Bill of exchange
1779 Sept. 15 
Bill of exchange
1779 Sept. 15 
Bill of exchange
1779 Sept. 15 [?] 
Promissory note, no. 2
1779 Sept. 16 
Bache, Richard, 1737-1811.
to Benjamin Franklin
1779 Sept. 18 

For conclusion of this letter see Bache to Franklin, [18 September 1779], Franklin Papers, Mss.B.F85: LVIII, 71.

Bache, Sarah Franklin, 1743-1808.
to Benjamin Franklin
1779 Sept. 25 
Shipley, Anna M..
to Benjamin Franklin
1779 Oct. 1 
Bache, Sarah Franklin, 1743-1808.
to Benjamin Franklin
1779 Oct. 2 
Promissory note, no. 3
1779 Oct. 4 
Bache, Richard, 1737-1811.
to Benjamin Franklin
1779 Oct. 17 
Bache, Richard, 1737-1811.
to Benjamin Franklin
1779 Oct. 18 
Massachusetts. Council..
Order granting permission for a cartel to John Jackson, et al
1779 Oct. 25 
Mesmer, Franz Anton, 1734-1815.
to Benjamin Franklin
[1779 Before November 1] 
Bache, Richard, 1737-1811.
to Benjamin Franklin
1779 Nov. 2 
Bache, Richard, 1737-1811.
to Benjamin Franklin
1779 Nov. 2 
Bache, Richard, 1737-1811.
to Benjamin Franklin
1779 Nov. 8 
Bache, Sarah Franklin, 1743-1808.
to Benjamin Franklin
1779 Nov. 14 
Jackson, John et al.
Agreement with items laid down Massachusetts Council in permitting them to depart for England
1779 Nov. 20 
Massachusetts. Council..
to Henry Mitchell
[1779 Nov. 20] 
Massachusetts. Council..
to Henry Mitchell
1779 Nov. 20 
Bache, Sarah Franklin, 1743-1808.
to Benjamin Franklin
[1779] Nov. 
Strahan, William, 1715-1785.
to Benjamin Franklin
1779 Dec. 31 
Marignac, Gabriel Louis Gallisard de, b. 1736.
Receipted bill for Benjamin Franklin Bache's schooling, etc., from Sept. 5-Oct. 5, 1779
[1779] 
Tableau general des Postes pour l'année 1779
1779 Oversize X
Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790.
to Jonathan Williams, Jr
1780 Jan. 9 
Cramer, Catherine de Wesselow.
to Benjamin Franklin
1780 Jan. 10 
Williams, Jonathan, 1750-1815.
to Benjamin Franklin
1780 Jan. 15 
Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790.
to [William Strahan]
1780 Jan. 24 
Mitchell, Henry.
to Sir Grey Cooper, and Thomas Symons to Sir Grey Cooper
1780 Jan. 28 Oversize 1
Allaire, Peter, b. ca. 1740.
to Benjamin Franklin
[1780] January 31 
Williams, Jonathan, 1750-1815.
List of bills drawn on le Ray de Chaumont for soldiers' clothing
1780 Feb. 1-August 3 Oversize 1
Shipley, Georgiana, 1756-1806.
to Benjamin Franklin
1780 Feb. 3 
Chaumont, Jacques-Donatien Leray de, 1725-1803 .
to Benjamin Franklin
1780 Feb. 4 
Chaumont, Jacques-Donatien Leray de, 1725-1803 .
to Benjamin Franklin
[1780 February 5] 
Houston, W. C..
to Benjamin Franklin
1780 Feb. 9 
Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790.
to J. Williams, Jr
1780 Feb. 14 
Mitchell, Henry.
to the Lords of the Admiralty
1780 Feb. 15 Oversize 1
Symons, Thomas.
to Sir Phillip Stephens
1780 Feb. 15 
Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790.
to Joshua Johnson
1780 Feb. 22 
Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790.
Williams, Jonathan, Jr.
1780 Feb. 23 

Other Descriptive Information: [see folder for 1780 Feb. 22]

Promissory note, no. 5
1780 Feb. 29 
Chaumont, Jacques-Donatien Leray de, 1725-1803 .
to Benjamin Franklin
[1780 Feb.] 
Bill of exchange
1780 March 1 
Congressional resolutions
1780 March 18, 20, 21 Oversize 1
Condorcet, Jean-Antoine-Nicolas de Caritat, Marquis de, 1743-1794.
to Benjamin Franklin
[1780] March 26 
Mecom, Jane, 1712-1794.
to Benjamin Franklin
1780 March 27 Oversize 1
Peters, Richard, 1743-1828.
to Benjamin Franklin
1780 March 28 
Peters, William, 1702-1789.
Bill of exchange
1780 March 29 
Bache, Richard, 1737-1811.
to Benjamin Franklin
1780 March 29 
Banks, Joseph, 1743-1820.
to Benjamin Franklin
1780 March 29 
Hewson, Mary Stevenson, 1739-1795.
to Benjamin Franklin
1780 April 2, 5 
Matlack, Timothy.
to Benjamin Franklin
1780 April 21 
Hopkinson, Francis, 1737-1791.
to Benjamin Franklin
1780 April 22 
Williams, Jonathan, 1750-1815.
to Benjamin Franklin
1780 April 25 
Peters, Richard, 1743-1828.
to Benjamin Franklin
1780 April 28 
Peters, Richard, 1743-1828.
to Benjamin Franklin
1780 April 28 
Rush, Benjamin, 1746-1813.
to Benjamin Franklin
1780 April 28 
Bache, Richard, 1737-1811.
to Benjamin Franklin
1780 April 29 
Rittenhouse, David, 1732-1796.
to Benjamin Franklin
1780 April 29 
Bache, Sarah Franklin, 1743-1808.
to Benjamin Franklin
1780 May 2 
Bache, Sarah Franklin, 1743-1808.
to Benjamin Franklin
1780 May 2 
Webster, P..
to Benjamin Franklin
1780 May 2 
Bill of exchange
1780 May 15 
Bill of exchange
1780 May 17 
Congressional resolutions
1780 May 19, August 9, 15, 23, 30 Oversize 1
Shipley, Georgiana, 1756-1806.
to Benjamin Franklin
1780 May 26 
Bill of exchange
1780 June 6 
Williams, Jonathan, 1750-1815.
to Benjamin Franklin
1780 June 9 
Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790.
to J. Williams, Jr.
1780 June 17 
Williams, Jonathan, 1750-1815.
to Benjamin Franklin
1780 June 23 
Vaughan, Benjamin, 1751-1835.
to Benjamin Franklin
1780 June 26 
Table of payment of. . . interest. .
1780 June 28 Oversize Floor D
Passy press..
Inventory of founts cast before July, 1780 and after July 22, 1780
1780 ante-July 
Hewson, Mary Stevenson, 1739-1795.
to Benjamin Franklin
1780 July 2 
Williams, Jonathan, 1750-1815.
to Benjamin Franklin
1780 July 14 
Hémery, J.-Fr..
Account of founts made at Passy
[1780 July 22] 
London Courant
1780 July 26 Oversize 1
Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790.
to J. Williams, Jr
1780 July 29 
Arbelot, ------.
Receipted bills
1780 August 1 - 1780 December 28 
François, ------.
Receipted Bill
1780 August 1 - 1781 January 4 
Marignac, Gabriel Louis Gallisard de, b. 1736.
to Benjamin Franklin
1780 Sept. 9 
Bache, Richard, 1737-1811.
to Benjamin Franklin
1780 Sept. 10 
United States. Congress.
Resolution
1780 Oct. 2 
United States. Congress.
Resolution
1780 Oct. 5 Oversize Floor D
Chaumont, Jacques-Donatien Leray de, 1725-1803 .
to Benjamin Franklin
1780 Oct. 9 
Williams, Jonathan, 1750-1815.
to Benjamin Franklin
1780 Oct. 21 
Morris, Robert, 1734-1806.
to Benjamin Franklin
1780 Oct. 25 
Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790.
to Williams, Jonathan, Jr.
1780 Oct. 28 
Bache, Richard, 1737-1811.
to Benjamin Franklin
1780 Oct. 30 
Gale, B..
to Benjamin Franklin
1780 Nov. 5 
Williams, Jonathan, 1750-1815.
to Benjamin Franklin
1780 Nov. 7 
Chaumont, Jacques-Donatien Leray de, 1725-1803 .
to Benjamin Franklin
1780 Nov. 23 
Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790.
to Samuel Huntington? Bills of exchange
1780 Nov. 23 
Williams, Jonathan, 1750-1815.
Proposed form of draft on Congress
1780 Nov. 24 
Chaumont, Jacques-Donatien Leray de, 1725-1803 .
Memo of conversation with Benjamin Franklin
1780 Nov. 26 
Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790.
to Mr. Grand
1780 Dec. 4 
Receipt from Grand.
to Benjamin Franklin
1780 Dec. 6 [?] 
Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790.
to S. Cooper
1780 Dec. 9 
Chaumont, Jacques-Donatien Leray de, 1725-1803 .
to Benjamin Franklin
1780 Dec. 12 
Gérard de Rayneval, J.-M., (Joseph-Mathias), 1736-1812.
to [Jacques Donatien] Leray de Chaumont
[1780 December 12] 
Peters, Richard, 1743-1828.
to Benjamin Franklin
1780 Dec. 16 
Chaumont, Jacques-Donatien Leray de, 1725-1803 .
to Benjamin Franklin
1780 Dec. 18 
Williams, Jonathan, 1750-1815.
to Benjamin Franklin
1780 Dec. 19 
Bache, Richard, 1737-1811.
to Benjamin Franklin
1780 Dec. 20 
Chaumont, Jacques-Donatien Leray de, 1725-1803 .
List of bills drawn on Benjamin Franklin
1780 Dec. 20 
Washington, George, 1732-1799.
to Benjamin Franklin
1780 Dec. 20 
Congressional order
1780 Dec. 21 
Priestley, Joseph, 1733-1804.
to Benjamin Franklin
1780 Dec. 21 
to Benjamin Franklin
1780 Dec. 22 
United States. Continental Congress..
to John Laurens
1780 Dec. 23 Oversize 1
Mecom, Jane, 1712-1794.
to Benjamin Franklin
1780 Dec. 24 Oversize 1
Bache, Richard, 1737-1811.
to Benjamin Franklin
1780 Dec. 26 
United States. Continental Congress..
to Benjamin Franklin
1780 Dec. 27 Oversize 1
Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790.
to Jonathan Williams, Jr.
1780 Dec. 27 
Greene, Catharine Ray, 1731-1794.
to Benjamin Franklin
1780 Dec. 28 
Peters, Richard, 1743-1828.
to Benjamin Franklin
1780 Dec. 29 
Joseph Bogey Receipted bill
1780 Dec. 30 
Receipted bill, Coimet
1780 Dec. 30 
Receipted bill. Francois
1780 Dec. 30 
Receipted bill. Arbelot
1780 Dec. 31 
Receipted bill. Arbelot
1780 Dec. 31 
Receipt-coimet
1780 Dec. 31 
Receipted bill. Cruchot
1780 Dec. 31 
Rittenhouse, David, 1732-1796.
to Benjamin Franklin
1780 Dec. 31 
Chaumont, Jacques-Donatien Leray de, 1725-1803 . Williams, Jonathan, 1750-1815.
Contract re Franklin's Account
[ca. 1780] 
Estaing, Charles Henri, Comte d', 1729-1794.
to Benjamin Franklin
[1780] 
Marignac, Gabriel Louis Gallisard de, b. 1736.
for Benjamin Franklin Bache's schooling, etc. from Oct. 5, 1779-Jan. 5, 1780
[1780] 
Marignac, Gabriel Louis Gallisard de, b. 1736.
for Benjamin Franklin Bache's schooling, etc. from Jan. 5-May 5, 1780
[1780] 
Marignac, Gabriel Louis Gallisard de, b. 1736.
for Benjamin Franklin Bache's schooling, etc. from May 5, 1780-Sept. 5, 1780
[1780] 
Memo of accounts
[ca. 1780] 
Greene, Catharine Ray, 1731-1794.
to Benjamin Franklin
1781 Jan. 1 
Receipt -- Franklin
1781 Jan. 1 
Receipt -- Journal de Paris
1781 Jan. 3 
Receipt -- Magars
1781 Jan. 4 
Shipley, Georgiana, 1756-1806.
to Benjamin Franklin
1781 Jan. 6 
Lunier, Joseph.
to Benjamin Franklin
1781 Jan. 7 
Mouret, Jonathan.
to Benjamin Franklin
1781 Jan. 8 
Adams, John, 1735-1826.
to Jonathan Williams
1781 Jan. 12 
Washington, George, 1732-1799.
to Benjamin Franklin
1781 Jan. 15 
Williams, Jonathan, 1750-1815.
to Benjamin Franklin
1781 Jan. 20 
Rush, Benjamin, 1746-1813.
to Benjamin Franklin
1781 Jan. 23 
Account of contents of 34 boxes of printing letters, etc. cast at Passy
1781 Jan. 27 
J. and W. Russell.
to Benjamin Franklin
1781 Jan. 30 
Greene, Catharine Ray, 1731-1794. Greene, William, 1731-1809.
to Benjamin Franklin
1781 Jan. 31 
Williams, Jonathan, 1750-1815.
to Benjamin Franklin
1781 Feb. 3 
Marignac, Gabriel Louis Gallisard de, b. 1736.
to Benjamin Franklin
1781 Feb. 5 

Other Descriptive Information: [see folder for 1780 Sept. 9]

Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790.
to Grand
1781 Feb. 10 

Other Descriptive Information: [see folder for 1780 september 9]

Promissory note, no. 10
1781 Feb. 15 
Shipley, Georgiana, 1756-1806.
to Benjamin Franklin
1781 March 1 
Mecom, Jane, 1712-1794.
to Benjamin Franklin
1781 March 3 Oversize 1
Jackson, William.
to Benjamin Franklin
[1781 After March 14] 
Laurens, John, 1754-1782.
to Benjamin Franklin
[1781 On or After March 18] 
Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790.
to the Baron de la Courtelle
1781 March 24 
Bache, Richard, 1737-1811.
to Benjamin Franklin
1781 March 28 
Arbelot, ------.
Receipted bill
1781 April 1 - June 30 
Laurens, John, 1754-1782.
to Benjamin Franklin
[1781 April 7] 
Hewson, Mary Stevenson, 1739-1795.
to Benjamin Franklin
1781 April 8 
Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790.
to Gabriel Marignac
1781 April 16 
Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790.
to Benjamin Franklin Bache
1781 April 16 

Other Descriptive Information: [see folder for 1781 April 16, Benjamin Franklin to Gabriel L. Marignac.]

Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790.
to S. Huntington
1781 May 3 
Carroll, Charles, 1737-1832.
to Benjamin Franklin
1781 May 7 
Paine, Thomas, 1737-1809.
to Benjamin Franklin
[1781 May 13] 
Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790.
to Richard and Sarah Bache
[1781 May 14] 
Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790.
to S. Cooper
1781 May 15 
Promissory note, no. 11
1781 May 15 
Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790.
to F. Lewis
1781 May 16 
Laurens, John, 1754-1782.
to Benjamin Franklin
1781 May 16 
Laurens, John, 1754-1782.
to Benjamin Franklin
1781 May 16 
to John Laurens?
1781 May 16 
Laurens, John, 1754-1782.
to Benjamin Franklin
1781 May 22 Oversize 1
Laurens, John, 1754-1782.
to Benjamin Franklin
1781 May 28 
Laurens, John, 1754-1782.
to Benjamin Franklin
1781 May 28 
Laurens, John, 1754-1782.
to Benjamin Franklin
1781 May 29 
Laurens, John, 1754-1782.
to Benjamin Franklin
1781 May 30 
Morris, Robert, 1734-1806.
to Benjamin Franklin
1781 June 6 
Morris, Robert, 1734-1806.
to Benjamin Franklin
1781 June 8 Oversize 1
Harris, S..
to Benjamin Franklin
1781 June 12 
Mecom, Jane, 1712-1794.
to Benjamin Franklin
1781 June 13 
Witherspoon, John, 1723-1794.
to Benjamin Franklin
1781 June 15 
Bache, Richard, 1737-1811.
to Benjamin Franklin
1781 June 18