David Franks : colonial merchant
"A biography of David Franks, an American Jewish merchant in Philadelphia during the colonial period and the War for Independence. A supplier to the British Army since the French and Indian War, Franks, though acquitted of treason, was forced out of Pennsylvania"--Provided by publisher.
University Park, Pa. :
Pennsylvania State University Press,
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- David Franks, arrested for treason
- Family, friends, and associates
- Indian affairs, family growth, and supplying the Army
- Commercial adventures
- Plumsted and Franks, agents for the contractors
- General Jeffrey Amherst and Colonel Henry Bouquet
- Major General Thomas Gage
- Franks, Inglis, and Barkly, agents for the contractors
- Levy and Franks and land speculation companies
- A time of transition
- Working both sides of the street
- War and financial turmoil in Philadelphia
- The revenge of the radicals
- A time of trials
- The final chapter
- Appendix A: letters to the editor
- Appendix B: questions of death and burial
- Appendix C: "Dear Mrs. Cad" : a Revolutionary War letter of Rebecca Franks.