. The succeeding “remarks” are quotations from Franklin's letters to Shirley, 3, 4,
22 Dec. 1754, included in James Burgh, Political Disquisitions
. . . , 3 vols., London, 1774, 2:276–279. Franklin had these letters printed in the
, 8 Feb. 1766, as part of his efforts to persuade Parliament to repeal the Stamp Act;
and doubtless Burgh reprinted excerpts from this source (Franklin, Papers
, 5:441–447, 449–451).
Cite web page as: Founding Families: Digital Editions of the Papers of the Winthrops and the Adamses, ed.C. James Taylor. Boston: Massachusetts Historical Society, 2014.