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Seducing Paris 1776–1782

Paul M. Zall

in Benjamin Franklin’s Humor

Published by University Press of Kentucky

Published in print December 2005 | ISBN: 9780813123714
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780813134864 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5810/kentucky/9780813123714.003.0008
Seducing Paris 1776–1782

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This chapter examines Benjamin Franklin's career as a member of the Continental Congress and his appointment in Paris as American commissioner in France. It suggests that despite Franklin's busy schedule with his official capacity he still found time for comic relief. The chapter provides the text of some of Franklin's humorous correspondence with his friends and colleagues.

Keywords: Benjamin Franklin; Continental Congress; American commissioner; Paris; France; comic relief; correspondence

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