Benjamin Franklin US half dollar - 90% 1952 half dollar - commemorative silver half dollars Commemorative Cover Honors

Franklin's Appointment to the Committee of Secret Correspondence
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1952 - San Francisco Mint
   This Commemorative Cover Honors Franklin's Appointment to the Committee of Secret Correspondence on Nov 29, 1775 in Philadelphia, Pa.
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Franklin's Appointment to the
Committee of Secret Correspondence
on Nov 29, 1775 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
   When the Revolutionary War began, the U.S. recognized the need to secure allies in Europe. Therefore, Congress formed the Committee of Secret Correspondence on November 29, 1775. The first committee on foreign affairs, it was designed to monitor the pulse of American support overseas. The group orginally consisted of John Dickinson, John Jay, Thomas Johnson, Benjamin Harrison, and the quintessential diplomat, Benjamin Franklin.

   One of the most important government organizations in revolutionary times, the Committee used such melodramatic methods as secret codes, invisible ink, and assumed identies to conduct its clandestine activities. Its first order of business was to assign Arthur Lee - the colonial "ambassador" to London - the task of discreetly uncovering the attitudes of various European powers toward the American colonies. Then, in March of 1776, the Committee sent Connecticut statesman Silas Deane to France - thinly disguised as a merchant named "Timothy Jones" - in hopes that he could meet foreign minister Vergennes.

   Although the committee's activities were often enjoyable and exciting, they were driven by serious issues. The colonoes sought to win the support of France, which was an enemy of Great Britian...but France was initially hestant to get caught in the middle of a revolution. As a member of a committee, Benjamin Franklin took on this challenge, and turned a delicate situation into a diplomatic coup which helped secure our country's freedom. Today, an important vestige of the Committee lives on...as our nation's Department of State.

   The historic U.S. stamp on this Cover was issued in 1983 and depicts the signing of the Treaty of Paris. The Cover is postmarked on November 29, the exact anniversary of Franklin's appointment to the Secret Correspondence in Philadelphia.
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