The Complete Works in Philosophy, Politics and Morals of the late Dr. Benjamin Franklin, [Vol 2 of 3]
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The Complete Works in Philosophy, Politics and Morals of the late Dr. Benjamin Franklin, [Vol 2 of 3]

By Benjamin Franklin
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  • THE COMPLETE WORKS, IN PHILOSOPHY, POLITICS, AND MORALS, OF THE LATE DR. BENJAMIN FRANKLIN,
  • CONTENTS.
  • LIST OF THE PLATES
  • ERRATA.
  • LETTERS AND PAPERS ON PHILOSOPHICAL SUBJECTS.
    • Physical and Meteorological Observations, Conjectures and Suppositions.
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    • On Water-Spouts.
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    • The same Subject continued.
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    • Water-Spouts and Whirlwinds compared.
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    • Description of a Water-Spout at Antigua.
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    • Shooting Stars.
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    • Water-Spouts and Whirlwinds.
    • Observations on the Meteorological Paper; by a Gentleman in Connecticut.
    • Observations in Answer to the foregoing, by B. Franklin.
    • Observations on the Meteorological Paper; sent by a Gentleman[10] in New-York to B. Franklin.
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    • Answer to the foregoing Observations, by B. Franklin.
    • Gentleman of New York in Reply.
    • Account of a Whirlwind at Maryland.
    • On the North-East Storms in North America.
    • Meteorological Imaginations and Conjectures[11].
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    • Suppositions and Conjectures towards forming an Hypothesis, for the Explanation of the Aurora Borealis[12].
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    • On Cold produced by Evaporation.
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    • TO THE SAME ON THE SAME SUBJECT.
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    • Concerning the Light in Sea-Water.
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    • On the Saltness of Sea-Water.
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    • On the Effect of Air on the Barometer, and the Benefits derived from the Study of Insects.
    • On the Bristol Waters, and the Tide in Rivers.
    • On the same Subject.
    • Salt-Water rendered fresh by Distillation.—Method of relieving Thirst by Sea-Water.
    • Tendency of Rivers to the Sea.—Effect of the Sun's Rays on Cloths of different Colours.
    • On the Vis Inertiæ of Matter.
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    • On the different Strata of the Earth.
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    • Occasioned by his sending me some notes he had taken of what I had said to him in conversation on the Theory of the Earth. I wrote it to set him right in some points wherein he had mistaken my meaning.[21]
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    • New and curious Theory of Light and Heat.
    • Queries and Conjectures relating to Magnetism and the Theory of the Earth.
    • On the Nature of Sea Coal.[22]
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    • Effect of Vegetation on noxious Air.
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    • On the Inflammability of the Surface of certain Rivers in America.
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    • On the different Quantities of Rain which fall at different Heights over the same Ground.
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    • Proposing a slowly sensible Hygrometer for certain Purposes.
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    • Relating a curious Instance of the Effect of Oil on Water.
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    • Letters on the stilling of waves by means of oil
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    • Extract of a Letter from Mr. Tengnagel to Count Bentinck, dated at Batavia, the 5th of January, 1770.
    • On the Difference of Navigation in shoal and deep Water.
    • Containing sundry Maritime Observations.
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    • Remarks upon the Navigation from Newfoundland to New-York, in order to avoid the Gulph Stream on one hand, and on the other the Shoals that lie to the Southward of Nantucket and of St. George's Banks.
    • Observations of the Warmth of the Sea-water, &c. by Fahrenheit's Thermometer, in crossing the Gulph Stream; with other Remarks made on board the Pennsylvania Packet, Capt. Osborne, bound from London to Philadelphia, in April and May, 1775.
    • Observations of the Warmth of the Sea-water, &c. by Fahrenheit's Thermometer; with other Remarks made on board the Reprisal, Capt. Wycks, bound from Philadelphia to France, in October and November, 1776.
    • A Journal of a Voyage from the Channel between France and England towards America.
    • On the Art of Swimming.
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    • In Answer to some Enquiries of M. Dubourg[37].
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    • On the free Use of Air.
    • On the Causes of Colds.
    • Dr. Stark[38].
    • Dr. Lettsom.
    • Respecting the Number of Deaths in Philadelphia by Inoculation.
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    • In Answer to the preceding.
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    • On the Effects of Lead upon the human Constitution.[42]
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    • Observations on the prevailing Doctrines of Life and Death.
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    • An Account of the new-invented Pensylvanian Fire-Places:
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    • On the Causes and Cure of Smoky Chimnies.
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    • Description of a new Stove for burning of Pitcoal, and consuming all its smoke.[60]
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    • Method of Contracting Chimneys. Modesty in Disputation.
    • Respecting covering Houses with Copper.[61]
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    • On the same Subject.
    • Paper referred to in the preceding Letter.
    • Magical Square of Squares.
    • Magical Circle.
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    • Describing a new musical Instrument composed of Glasses.
    • Respecting the best Mediums for conveying Sound.
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    • On the Harmony and Melody of the old Scotch Tunes.
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    • On the Defects of Modern Music.
    • Description of the Process to be observed in making large Sheets of Paper in the Chinese Manner, with one smooth surface.[65]
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    • On Modern Innovations in the English Language and in Printing.
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    • A Scheme for a New Alphabet and reformed Mode of Spelling; with Remarks and Examples concerning the same; and an Enquiry into its Uses, in a Correspondence between Miss S——[67] and Dr. Franklin, written in the Characters of the Alphabet[68].
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    • Rules for a Club formerly established in Philadelphia[72].
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    • Questions discussed by the Junto forming the preceding Club[74].
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    • Sketch of an English School; for the Consideration of the Trustees of the Philadelphia Academy[75].
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    • Advice to Youth in Reading.
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  • PAPERS ON SUBJECTS OF GENERAL POLITICS.
    • Observations concerning the Increase of Mankind, peopling of Countries, &c[77].
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    • Remarks on some of the foregoing Observations, showing particularly the Effect which manners have on Population.
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    • Plan, by Messieurs Franklin and Dalrymple, for benefitting distant unprovided Countries[82].
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    • Concerning the Provision made in China against Famine.
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    • Positions to be examined, concerning national Wealth[84].
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    • Political Fragments, supposed either to be written by Dr. Franklin, or to contain Sentiments nearly allied to his own[85].
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    • On the Price of Corn, and Management of the Poor[86].
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    • On Luxury, Idleness, and Industry.
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    • On Smuggling, and its various Species[90].
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    • Observations on War[91].
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    • Notes copied from Dr. Franklin's writing in pencil in the margin of Judge Foster's celebrated argument in favour of the Impressing of Seamen (published in the folio edition of his works)[92].
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    • On the criminal Laws, and the Practice of Privateering.
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    • A Parable against Persecution, in Imitation of Scripture Language[95].
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    • A Letter concerning Persecution in former Ages, the Maintenance of the Clergy, American Bishops, and the State of Toleration in Old England and New England compared[97].
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    • On the Slave Trade[101].
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    • Account of the highest Court of Judicature in Pensylvania, viz. The Court of the Press[102].
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  • INDEX.
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