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October io, 1777.
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From the St. Jamb' . Chronicle! of April 17.
To t H s P R I JN T K.
With the lateft: ADVICES, .Foreign and Domestic;
SEMPER PRO LIBERT ATE, ET BONO PUBLICO.
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fA Into hir diftirift' States noW at i Wan and hit Maiefty has rivi
cn your Lordjhip Power to . treat with us of fuch a Peace, j I may
r.rTf-r fa I thftnoh without Authority, that I think al Trea
ts, jaw j, "f " i , : 7" ti' , c . .;-,
-Mn.iikn i fffprsl the tv for5 that Pumofe is not ouite impracticable, before we enter
A" ' Tine when they were written, and the Rank and into foreign Alliance But I am' perfuaded, yoa have no fuch.
U Reputation of the Writers, render them of much . Power; Your Nation thought, by punching thofe American Go-;
' W Importance to the Public, I defire you wUl give' verhoH who have . rokenced' the lrd, rebldi our binrnt
X lhcm a Place in your next Paper, a id oblige,' Sir, Towns, ahd reparring,- as far as poiStfle,' the Mifchief done us,
' Your moft humble Servant, ! A. B.; fhe might
: Trin - Edglet "Jute zo, l76 Share of our browing Commerce,, with all the advantages
1 T CANNOT, my wormy .rnena, .. perra wc imo ; f --V i tj "j ' " n j ; j j i Vir rj
P-rcehwhilh I have fent you, in the Srarc I rcciivc4' them, to yetil khoW too weU hei1. abounding Pride, and deficient Wifdom
TCtl . l, - , -1 . q.i .fthr in.' to helievet (he will ever take iAich ialuiarv Mealures. Her fbnd-
be landed, vnitnout aaaing; a v uw kUj. ttpvw.
. .Cv;nm ! in ivfticn our unnaDDV inautPi nave cn
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IOU Will tarui'it 4i'v j r . j ..... ,... .. - it L u-j. kow Tfa. VJf koV f, Tk
tiriuaHy goad her on in thefe ruinous, dhlant
rruftive bbth' of Lives and of Treafure.' that-
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.i-h the DiYdofition in the Colonies which I was once taugnt ta cney rouu prove .P""? l" 1 ..1u'-,r. fcue r -
deip rooted Prejudices of Amerira, and the Neceiiity or in ungiana p
ntinc her Trade from paCing into foreign Channels, muft believed, .till
us fttll a divided People, I lhall, from every (private asrwell Long did I
. m a i l..n-i,,r K-, : tnt li Mr, to Drelerve fr(
-L Morii-. moll heartrlT Iamer.t that it is not tne-ivio-
xnent wherein thofe great Objeds of my Ambition are to De at-
tained ; and that I ajn to be longer deprived of an Opportunity
to alTure you perfonally or tjie Kegard witn wniciu am, i our
the Event fhall verifv it.
endeavour with' unfeigned arid; unwearied 'eai,
tn nrdprup front hreAkmor. that fine ana noDie vnin& vaie. tne
Uritiihilimpire lor i Know, tnat oeing once oroKenr j enc lepa
fate Parts t could : . not retain even their Shares' of Strength' arid
r,nrr faithful Humble Servant,
P. S. - I'w'as difappointed of the Oppcrt
.finding this Letter at the Time it va dated,
crtunity I expccteU lor
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and haie been ever
Vnlw rhut eniHed in th whole.: and that a oerfecYRe-union of
Ihefe Parti could' fca rce ever be hoped fbr. J r Your Lbrdmip may
poffibly remember the 'Tears, of Jpy that wet my Cheek, whiV
af vftiir crrd Sifter.- in London von'once rave me ExpecTati-
fending this LiCtter ar ine-J imc liva uaicu, uuu yw-M ; r 'tV- t V 4 u ni it i u: .
fnce prevented by Calms and -contrary Winds from getting here on?, that a Reconciliation might ,oon take PJace. ad the
o inforn Gen. Ho.ve of the Comn.iUion with which. I have the Mufortune tofind thofe fW d.fappoxoted ami. to be
Sa'isfaaioa to be charred, -and of his being jemea in it. iMitu il"tr"-,4")7 -r .7 v'""
i - J - "" I i " - My ConlLladon under that groundleft andimalevdent Treaty
SMn-rfcrib-d To BsNJAMlK FR'ANSL,
ed Elteem,' and permit" me to' fay- AfIelionr
. My Confolation under that groundlefs and malevolent Treaty
gi( X ppilddztpbia. meny waj; ih'at 1 retained the' Fiendfrrip M.of'i'niany. wife andr
Vbia 'l Jf 6t .776. good Men in that, Country, and'amdnjg the reH;r fome Share in.'
. . .( . i ' -. "...t'i t. l . i'l hp wAl . found
warded to roe, ana oeg yoa io-atccp wy im. , : , nl
T'Cf.r,.-- nifr.-r-K tnhi.h!vca refer me. contain nothing v.hich J ihalli al
a iiu - - j
Ke Aft of Parliament, viz.
7ZWrJo7t teVwhich r was forA- to find, as it of which, ja, ribin your Letter, is V the Necelluy of pre-;
V 't rive your Luid&ip i'aiu to be but io.&r ok lb hopelels a ven.tmg the mencan Trade from paffing into.ra Channels :
P r gf 7 A ! To me it feems, that neither the obtaining,: nor retaining any
D-rlclin -Pardons to'be ored to the CdlonieL,- who are the Trade, how aluble ibever, islamObjea . for;which ;n" may
very pSinjurcd, expreffo indeed that Opin Ln of ourlgnb- jultly fpi f eao;h ircod; thatf the true and fure ;Means of
waVs have for your Lbrdmip, make it painful to
OT' me.tb- kcy6'4 enraged in cohduaingva War, the great-CrroundT
... f l.i.- i. . . j: .' Li."" PATrrtoi-r' ire the nrrviririr anH cnMrw
SS li Ion? been plcafed to entertain rf o ; but it nefi .of the dtrinmoduie. i' and that thePrcrorn.Trade can
Lve nTo-her uficiY, than that of Jhcteaf.ng oar Relent- ever be equal to the tocpenceof cornpening ,;and Riding U
rent- -It I LpoCble we IhoV.d think of SuB.niuioa to aGo- by Fleets jan) Art,... I conMer th War agaHft;herefbfe,
vern men. tl.a ha. with the moil wanton bb-Jity! and. Cruel- " both d and; I am'perfuaded that cool and
' y Trn ou defenceleft ToWo.'. in the Midft oAvlnter. excit- difpafiionace J?oerit, w.!l .cpndrW to Infamy tho who adytf-
Idtl'e Sa va2ef to-raaffa,re our peaceful Carers, a.-.d our slaves . ed it. and tht even buccef3 w.l -not fa from fom.Degree of
'23,M.dr and;Uveno.v4.io3i,gfor-tn r- piftbnou ; . hoft, who h.vc fSW. . engaged condaft
4c-nartesL to"de!aoe our Settlements with B&od.. 1 hefe atioci- it. . ,; . . r i . t.- h'.'ttJ r
duslia i'extinSuilhedcverySpark;ofArbaionfbr tHat . f fcnow'yojir reat Motive in cording hither was the Hope of
cu$ inj jrus nave cxcinguuMc t j J c-.y f0T ttin i2ffirUnken:al in a Retonci Uaon and believe, , when yoa
rets ana pjurmmc. cnesm J- lllTn'J -J iod " molf obedienk humble Servant, B. FRANKLIN,
know', tou have riven fuch juft Caufes of lifting Enmity, ana ..took uucu k F-Tftrr.
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fj w. c:,. k tko rrft Tvrannv. ana
I cbftruainr, by every Means in your Power, our grbwing Strength rj W
ithe Coloaxesf". If b W is here meant, a Peice to be enter, and 3 pieces of aiuUcry, sgainft our hght advanced corps, ana
T T;A D E L P H'I;A: Sept. 6, !
frr. from General" Washington to Concuss,
s o ctoejtf fr. m.
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