The Papers of Benjamin Franklin, Vol. 41: Volume 41: September 16, 1783, Through February 29, 1784

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After the signing of the definitive peace treaty on September 3, 1783, Franklin's official duties as minister plenipotentiary diminished. He concluded a draft consular convention with France, but Great Britain did not act on the articles for a commercial agreement that he negotiated with David Hartley, and Congress did not ratify the draft treaties of commerce with Denmark and Portugal that he had sent to Philadelphia the previous summer. In his welcome leisure time, however, Franklin followed scientific developments ...

The Papers of Benjamin Franklin, Vol. 41: Volume 41: September 16, 1783, Through February 29, 1784 2014, Yale University Press, New Haven

ISBN-13: 9780300203745

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