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MINISTER PLENIPOtentiary FROM THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
AT THE COURT of FRANCE, AND FOR THE TREATY OF PEACE
AND INDEPENDENCE WITH GREAT BRITAIN, &c. &c.

WRITTEN BY HIMSELF TO A LATE PERIOD,
AND CONTINUED TO the TIME OF HIS DEATH

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London: Printed by A. J. Valpy, Tooke's Court, Chancery Lane.

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With the present Volumes the Editor conceives that he has completely redeemed his pledge to the Public, and faithfully discharged his trust as the conservator of Dr. Franklin's literary remains. It is a common complaint that the reputation of men of eminence in the world of letters suffers by their posthumous works; nothing however of that kind is to be apprehended in regard to the present collection, for many of the fugitive Essays here assembled, and the

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