The plan, or a scene in the French cabinet, Sepr. 1779

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Cartoon shows Benjamin Franklin standing, center, holding a copy of the "Plan" which calls for draining of the "British Ocean" to facilitate an invasion by French troops; in his other hand are strings connected to the noses of four members of the cabinet, the king, and a clerical figure; while they comment on the "Plan" and their respective roles, Franklin, controlling the strings, laughs.
  • Cartoons (Commentary)--British--1770-1780.
  • Etchings--1770-1780.
  • 1 print : etching.
  • Forms part of : British Cartoon Prints Collection (Library of Congress).
  • Exhibited in: "Creating the United States" at the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., 2010.
  • Exhibited: Benjamin Franklin: In His Own Words, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., 2005.


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