The Papers of Benjamin Franklin

Volume 33: July 1 through November 15, 1780
Author(s): 
Oberg, Barbara B.
ISBN: 
0300070403
Date published: 
January 1998
Paperback
Price: 
£55.00
Pages: 
672

This volume shows Franklin responding to adversity with courage, dedication and resilience. During this period Franklin finds himself 'terrified and vexed' by the 'Storm of Bills', 'indisposed by continual Anxiety', and bedridden with gout as the volume ends. However, he receives some advice in the form of a poem by his witty neighbour Madame Brillon and soon his health and spirits will revive.