The Devious Dr. Franklin, Colonial Agent: Benjamin Franklin's Years in London

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Mercer University Press, 1999 - Biography & Autobiography - 273 pages
 

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Contents

Enjoying Life in London
xiii
Confrontation at Spring Garden and Whitehall
21
An Uneasy Compromise
45
Franklins Return to Philadelphia
67
The Futile Quest for Royal Government and the Furor over the Stamp Act
91
Another Crisis Another Agency
121
The Making of an American Radical
149
A Discouraged and Disenchanted Agent
177
The Collapse of Franklins Credibility at Whitehall
201
Franklins Final Months in London
235
Conclusion
251
Bibliography
255
Index
265
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Page 19 - Bulk often fail suddenly: I know that according to the Course of Nature I cannot at most continue much longer, and that the living even of another Day is uncertain. I therefore now form no Schemes, but such as are of immediate Execution; indulging myself in no future Prospect except one, that of returning to Philadelphia, there to spend the Evening of Life with my Friends and Family.

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