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Collection Reference Number GLC04632
From Archive Folder Documents Relating to 1775 
Title Benjamin Franklin to David Hartley regarding British methods for taxing the American colonies
Date 26 February 1775
Author Franklin, Benjamin (1706-1790)  
Recipient Hartley, David  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description Signed in text in the opening of the note and written in the third-person: "Dr. Franklin presents..." Sarcastically explains British methods for taxing the American colonies. Date from docket.
Subjects Declaration of Independence Signer  Revolutionary War  Taxes or Taxation  Finance  Global History and Civics  Foreign Affairs  
People Franklin, Benjamin (1706-1790)  Hartley, David (ca. 1731-1813)  
Theme The American Revolution; Banking & Economics; Foreign Affairs
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Additional Information Signer of the U.S. Constitution.
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859
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