He was informally exiled, and spent much time with Marshal Villars, again increasing his store of "reminiscences."
In the spring of 1782 Franklin had been informally negotiating with Shelburne, secretary of state for the home department, through the medium of Richard Oswald, a Scotch merchant, and had suggested that England should cede Canada to the United States in return for the recognition of loyalist claims by the states.
We are at home on Thursdays--today is Thursday, so please come and see us quite informally, said the governor, taking leave of him.
Of other scientific institutions we may mention the observatory on Vesuvius, which is supported entirely by funds from the government, but is annexed informally to the university.
1133), who brings it into an exhortation quite informally, as if it were in common use.