The Complete Works in Philosophy, Politics and Morals of the late Dr. Benjamin Franklin, [Vol 3 of 3]
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The Complete Works in Philosophy, Politics and Morals of the late Dr. Benjamin Franklin, [Vol 3 of 3]
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  • THE COMPLETE WORKS, IN PHILOSOPHY, POLITICS, AND MORALS, OF THE LATE DR. BENJAMIN FRANKLIN,
  • CONTENTS.
  • ERRATA.
  • PAPERS ON AMERICAN SUBJECTS BEFORE THE REVOLUTIONARY TROUBLES.
    • Albany Papers: Containing, I. Reasons and Motives on which the Plan of Union for the Colonies was formed;—II. Reasons against partial Unions;—III. And the Plan of Union drawn by B. F. and unanimously agreed to by the Commissioners from New Hampshire, Massachusett's Bay, Rhode Island, New Jersey, Maryland, and Pensylvania[1], met in Congress at Albany, in July 1754, to consider of the best Means of defending the King's Dominions in America, &c. a War being then apprehended; with the Reasons or Motives for each Article of the Plan.
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    • Albany Papers continued. I. Letter to Governor Shirley, concerning the Imposition of direct Taxes upon the Colonies, without their Consent.[10]
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    • II. Letter to the same; concerning direct Taxes in the Colonies imposed without Consent, indirect Taxes, and the Albany Plan of Union.
    • III. Letter to the same, on the Subject of uniting the Colonies more intimately with Great Britain, by allowing them Representatives in Parliament.
    • Plan for settling two Western Colonies in North America, with Reasons for the Plan, 1754[11].
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    • Report of the Committee of Aggrievances of the Assembly of Pensylvania, dated Feb. 22, 1757.[14]
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    • An historical Review of the Constitution and Government of Pensylvania, from its Origin; so far as regards the several Points of Controversy which have, from Time to Time, arisen between the several Governors of that Province, and their several Assemblies. Founded on authentic Documents.
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    • The Interest of Great Britain considered, with Regard to her Colonies, and the Acquisitions of Canada and Guadaloupe.[17]
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    • Remarks and Facts relative to the American Paper-money.[55]
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    • To the Freemen of Pensylvania, on the Subject of a particular Militia-Bill, rejected by the Proprietor's Deputy or Governor.
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    • Preface by a Member of the Pensylvanian Assembly (Dr. Franklin) to the Speech of Joseph Galloway, Esq. one of the Members for Philadelphia County; in Answer to the Speech of John Dickinson, Esq.; delivered in the House of the Assembly of the Province of Pensylvania, May 24, 1764, on Occasion of a Petition drawn up by Order, and then under the Consideration of the House, praying his Majesty for a Royal, in lieu of a Proprietary, Government[59].
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    • Remarks on a late Protest against the Appointment of Mr. Franklin as Agent for this Province [of Pensylvania].
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    • Remarks on a Plan for the future Management of Indian Affairs.[72]
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  • PAPERS ON AMERICAN SUBJECTS, DURING THE REVOLUTIONARY TROUBLES.
    • Causes of the American Discontents before 1768.[75]
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    • Letter concerning the Gratitude of America, and the probability and effects of an Union with Great Britain; and concerning the Repeal or Suspension of the Stamp-Act.[80]
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    • Letter from Governor Pownall to Dr. Franklin, concerning an equal communication of rights, privileges, &c. to America by Great Britain.[82]
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    • On the back of the foregoing letter of Governor Pownall, are the following minutes, by Dr. Franklin.
    • The Examination of Dr. Benjamin Franklin before the English House of Commons, in February, 1766, relative to the Repeal of the American Stamp Act.[83]
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    • Attempts of Dr. Franklin for Conciliation of Great Britain with the Colonies.[96]
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    • Queries from Mr. Strahan.
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    • Answer to the preceding Queries.
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    • State of the Constitution of the Colonies, by Governor Pownall[104]; with Remarks by Dr. Franklin.
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    • Concerning the Dissentions between England and America.[115]
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    • A Prussian Edict, assuming Claims over Britain.
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    • Preface by the British Editor [Dr. Franklin] to "The Votes and Proceedings of the Freeholders, and other Inhabitants of the Town of Boston, in Town-Meeting assembled according to Law (published by Order of the Town), &c[118]."
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    • Account of Governor Hutchinson's Letters.[126]
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    • Rules for reducing a Great Empire to a small one, presented to a late Minister, when he entered upon his Administration.[136]
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    • State of America on Dr. Franklin's Arrival there.
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    • Proposed Vindication and Offer from Congress to Parliament, in 1775.[142]
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    • Reprobation of Mr. Strahan's parliamentary Conduct. [148]
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    • Conciliation hopeless from the Conduct of Great Britain to America.
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    • Account of the first Campaign made by the British Forces in America.[150]
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    • Probability of a Separation.
    • Letter to Monsieur Dumas, urging him to sound the several Courts of Europe, by Means of their Ambassadors at the Hague, as to any Assistance they may be disposed to afford America in her Struggle for Independence.[152]
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    • Letter from Lord Howe to Dr. Franklin.[153]
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    • Dr. Franklin's Answer to Lord Howe.
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    • Comparison of Great Britain and America as to Credit, in 1777.[157]
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  • PAPERS, DESCRIPTIVE OF AMERICA, OR RELATING TO THAT COUNTRY, WRITTEN SUBSEQUENT TO THE REVOLUTION.
    • Remarks concerning the Savages of North-America.[158]
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    • The internal State of America; being a true Description of the Interest and Policy of that vast Continent.
    • Information to those who would remove to America.
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    • Concerning new Settlements in America.
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    • A Comparison of the Conduct of the Ancient Jews, and of the Antifederalists in the United States of America.[163]
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    • Final Speech of Dr. Franklin in the late Federal Convention.[173]
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  • PAPERS ON MORAL SUBJECTS AND THE ECONOMY OF LIFE.
    • The Busy-Body.—No. I[174].
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    • The Way to Wealth, as clearly shown in the Preface of an old Pensylvania Almanack, intitled, Poor Richard Improved.[175]
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    • Advice to a Young Tradesman.[176]
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    • Necessary Hints to those that would be Rich.
    • The way to make Money Plenty in every Man's Pocket.[177]
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    • New Mode of Lending Money.[178]
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    • An Economical Project.[179]
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    • On early Marriages.
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    • Effect of early Impressions on the Mind.
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    • The Whistle.[182]
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    • A Petition to those who have the Superintendency of Education.[183]
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    • The handsome and deformed Leg.[184]
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    • Morals of Chess.[185]
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    • The Art of procuring Pleasant Dreams.[186]
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    • Dialogue between Franklin and the Gout.[188]
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    • On the Death of Relatives.[189]
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    • The Ephemera an Emblem of human Life.[191]
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  • APPENDIX, No. I. CONTAINING PAPERS PROPER FOR INSERTION, BUT OMITTED, IN THE PRECEDING VOLUMES.
    • Letter to Sir Hans Sloane.[192]
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    • Letter to Michael Collinson, Esq.[193]
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    • Letter respecting Captain Cook.
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    • An Address to the Public, from the Pensylvania Society for promoting the Abolition of Slavery, and the Relief of free Negroes, unlawfully held in Bondage.[195]
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    • Plan for improving the Condition of the Free Blacks.
    • Paper: a Poem.[196]
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    • Plain Truth; or serious Considerations on the present State of the City of Philadelphia, and Province of Pensylvania:
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    • Four Letters[202] to George Whatley, Esq. Treasurer of the Foundling Hospital, London.
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  • APPENDIX, No. II. CONTAINING LETTERS, BY SEVERAL EMINENT PERSONS, ILLUSTRATIVE OF DR. FRANKLIN'S MANNERS AND CHARACTER.
    • Letter from the late Dr. Price to a Gentleman in America.
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    • Letter from Mr. Thomas Jefferson to the late Dr. William Smith, of Philadelphia.[204]
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    • Letter from the late Dr. Joseph Priestley to the Editor of the Monthly Magazine.[205]
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  • INDEX.
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