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Franklin, Benjamin (1706-1790) to Joseph Smith, Burlington re: situation in London

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC00135 Author/Creator: Franklin, Benjamin (1706-1790) Place Written: London Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 06 February 1772 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: With free frank on address leaf. With some discussion of the Royal family

People: Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790.

Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Keywords/Subjects: Global History and US Foreign Policy, Global History and US Foreign Policy, Politics, Government and Civics, Finance, Revolutionary War, Taxes or Taxation, Health and Medical, Marriage, Rebellion, Treaty

Sub Era: Road to Revolution