Words are sometimes things; but never were words so completely things as those with which Turgot welcomed Franklin.
Perhaps we see him most characteristically in his correspondence with Turgot.
He also wrote biographies of Turgot and Voltaire, and in favor of American independence and against negro slavery.
Voltaire had been dead these five years, and Turgot, too, was gone.
Marshal Turgot used to eat a hundred or two just to whet his appetite.
See also some curious words in a letter to Turgot, i. 221, 222.
Turgot and Necker had attempted these reforms, and Calonne attributed their failure to the malevolent criticism of the parlements.
He can find no better answer than that of Turgot and the Economists.
Two years later he was recalled to France by the advent of his friend Turgot to power.
And Turgot's family was only of the secondary noblesse of the robe.