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.

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Stern, Mark Abbott, 1929-
Format: Book
Published: University Park, Pa. : Pennsylvania State University Press, c2010.
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Table of Contents:
  • 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
  • Exiles
  • 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.