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His opinions, and facta relating to him.
Origin of the Junto, II 9. Account
of the origin of the Busy Body, 13.
His account of the Way to Wealth, 98.
Its extraordinary circulation, 93. Ac-
count of his Parable against Persecu-
tion, I I8 Paper, a Poem, his author-
ship of it doubtful, 161. His Baga-
telles, lt-il. Humorous Dialogue be-
tween him and the Gout, 194. His
fondness for reading about China, 241.
His authorship of the Inquiry into
the Nature and Necessity of a Paper
Currency, 254 Doubts as to his au-
thorship of the Kssays on Govern-
ment, 278. Origin and character of
the Remarks and Facts relative to the
American Paper Money, 340. Excel-
lence of his article on the Price of
Corn and the Management of the Poor,
360 Account of his essay on the
Slave-Trade, 517. Origin of his Plain
Truth, III. 1 Of the Papers relating
to a Plan of Union of the Colonies, 22.
The plan drawn by him and accept-
ed, 24. Evidence that his attention
had been for some time turned to the
subject, 25. Account of the origin
of his Letters to Governor Shirley,
56 No change in his opinions rela-
tive to the power of Parliament over
the colonies, 67. His view as to the
expediency of establishing colonies
beyond the Alleganies, 69. Circum-
stances under which his Militia Bill
was drawn and passed, 78. Interest
taken by him in the controversies
between the proprietary governors
and the Assemblies. In- As to his
authorship of the Historical Review
of the Constitution and Government
of Pennsylvania, 10-*. Hrs remarks
on a Protest against his Appointment
as Agent of Pennsylvania, IV. 143.
Vindiration of his conduct as agent,
144. His relations with the Proprie-
tors, 159. Report in the Assembly on
hi'* accounts, 153. His Examination
before the Hou*e of Commons relative
to the Repeal of the S'unp Act, 161.
His views of Pownall's scheme, for
an equal communication of rights
and privileges to America, 201. His
Aniiver to Sttahan's Queries, rel-
ative to American Affairs, 261. Not
the author of the Boston Report in
1772, 381. Account of transactions
relative to the Hutchinson Letters,
405, 409. Manner in which the lettcre
ca'ne to his possession, 411. And in
which they were transmitted to this
Country, 412. Acknowledges himself
responsible for obtaining and transmit-
ting them, 435. Whately's chancery
•His remarks on the proposition of M.
de Weissenstein, 278 His mode of
living in France, 313. Receives his
credentials as minister plenipotentia-
ry and is presented to the King, 350.
His situation in France, 401. Re-
quests permission to return from
France, IX. 5. His remarks upon his
enemies, 21. Congress refuse to ac-
cept his resignation, 71. His inter-
view with Count de Vergennes, 76.
Is appointed a commissioner for nego-
tiating peace, 77. Loss of bis papers
deposited with Mr. Galloway, 78.
His remarks to Messrs. Kornmann
relative to a claim of relationship. 92.
His remarks on M. de Neufville's
scheme of a loan, 107. Declines to
open negotiations without the con-
currence of France, 141. His diffi-
culty in meeting the drafts of Con-
fress, 146. His remarks on the con-
uct of Deane, 177. His Journal of
the Negotiation for Peace, 238. His
conversation with Mr. Oswald, 243;
whom he introduces to Count de
Vergennes, 246. Accompanies Mr.
Grenville on an interview with that
minister, 273. Desires that Mr. Os-
wald may be sent to treat, 280 An-
ecdote respecting the visiting card
of Prince Bariatinski and the Count
du Nord, 285. Visits the Spanish
ambassador with Mr. Jay, 350. Com-
plains of the British delay in open-
ing the negotiation, 360. . Justifies
the proceedings in regard to Captain
Asgill, 375. Count de Vergennes
complains to him, that the prelimina-
ries between the British commission-
ers bad been concluded without com-
munication with the French cabinet,
449. His reply,450. Exchanges full
powers with the Svedish ambassador,
460. Declines visiting Englsnd, 475.
Justifies the signing of the treaty
without communication with the
French court, 533. His comment
on the report, that he did not oppose
the hostile views of France relative
to the fisheries and boundaries of the
United States, in concluding the
treaty, X. 6, 10. Asks to be recalled
from France, 49. Replies to the ob-
jection of a defect of form in ratifying
the treaty, 97. Is elected a member of
the Royal Academy of History at Ma-
drid, 104. His relations with his Sod,
121. His present to the town of
Franklin, 158. Takes leave of Count
de Vergennes, 166. His charges aa
minister plenipotentiary, 184. Leaves
Passy for Havre, 201. Of his Abridg-
ment of the Book of Common Prayer,
907. Arrives in the United States,
223. la congratulated by Washing-
ton on his return, 227. Rumor of his
capture by the Algerines, 230. Of a
proposed edition of his writings and
Lis Memoirs, 240. Is elected Presi-
dent of Pennsylvania, 245. His do-
mestic circumstances in 1786, 251.
His occupations and amusements, 257.
Inquires of Mr. Grand concerning a
million of livres advanced by the
French government, 265. Dissuades
Thomas raine from publishing an irre-
ligious work, 281. The million of
livres advanced by France supposed by
him to have been paid to Beaumarchais,
285. His personal circumstances, 301.
Is again elected President of Penn-
sylvania, 303. His reminiscences of
some of his friends, 304. His kind-
ness to his sister, 326. Is elected
President a third time, 337. Progress
of his Memoirs, 368, 393, 397. His
account of his public labors and their
compensation, 368. Sketch of his
services to the United States, 371.
Asks for a settlement of his accounts,
375; which are unsettled at his
death, 378. The only credit claimed
by him in reference to the Parable
against Persecution, 401. Stuber's
Continuation of his Autobiography,
404. His religious opinions, 423. His
explanation of the advance of a mil-
lion of livres by France, 441.

suit against him, 437. His answer to
the bill in equity, 438. Not in fault in
regard to the duel between Temple
and Whately, 446. Is attacked by
Wedderburn before the Privy Council,
447. His demeanor on that occasion,
452, 453. Removed from his office of
deputy postmaster-general, 455. De-
mands an explanation from Dean
Tucker of the charge, that he applied
for the place of distributor of stamps,
519. Calls for a detailed statement
of the charge, 520. The charge stated,
521. And explained by him, 522.
His efforts to bring about a reconcili-
ation between Great Britain and the
colonies, V 3. His first interview
with Lord Chatham, 5. Conversation
with David Barclay on the subject of
reconciliation, 8. With Mrs. Howe
and Dr. Fothergill, 10. His Hints for
conversation on the terms of union,
12. Interview with Lord Howe, 29.
Their conference respecting an ad-
justment of the differences between
the two countries, 30. His sketch of
a plan of reconciliation, drawn at the
request of Lord Howe, 38. His Notes
for Discourse with Lord Chatham, re-
lative to his plan of accommodation,
49. Chatham's panegyric on him, in
the House of Lords, 53. His con-
versation with Lord Hyde, 74. Pro-
poses Articles of Confederation and
Perpetual Union,in General Congress,
91. His Correspondence and Inter-
view with Lord Howe, 97. Acknowl-
edgment to, for passports granted to
Moravian vessels and Captain Cook,
122. Public Addresses to, and his An-
swers, 137. His Speech in the Con-
vention, on Salaries. 144; on the Pro-
portion between Representation and
Votes, 149. His Motion for Prayers,
153 Speech at the Conclusion of its
Deliberations, 155. Manner in which
his attention was drawn to the subject
of electricity and lightning, 173 Es-
tablishes their identity, 174. His ex-
periments successfully repeated in
Europe, 176. Jealousy of him, and
attempt to transfer the honor of the
discovery to Abbe Nollet, 176 Priest-
ley's notice of his discoveries, 179.
Accident while making an electrical
experiment. 255. Offers to serve as
secretary of a Philosophical Society,
VI. 17. Logan's account of him tn
1750. Compliment paid to his phi-
losophical writings by the King of
France, 162. His observations in re-
ply to Mr. Todd, 174; to Mr Col.
den, 180. His account of a whirlwind
in Maryland, 201. His opinion of

Priestley's philosophical experiments,
410. His religious opinions, VII. 6,
8. Part taken by him, in the associa-
tion for the defence of Pennsylvania,
22. His plan of retiring from busi-
ness and public employments, 35.
Notice of his visit to New England,
77. His visit and return, 85. Mor-
tality in his family, 114. Is elected
a member of the Society for the En-
couragement of Arts, Manufactures,
&c , 124. Is appointed commission-
er to England, 130. His arrival in
London, and illness, 149. Is injured
by a fall, 257. His second mission to
England, 266. His arrival, 283. Re-
turn to America, 292. Is elected
Speaker of the Assembly, 294. Ac-
count of the descendants of his grand-
father in England, 326. His family
connexions in England, 348. Visits
France, 358. Attempt to remove him
from his place of deputy poslmaster-

feneral, 405. State of his health in
762, 424. Respecting the report of
his willingness to accept office under
the British government, 443. His
appointment and instructions as agent
for New Jersey, 460. Appointed agent
for Massachusetts, 490, 493. His sen-
timents in regard to resigning his
place in the postoffice, 490, 493. Of-
fence taken at some of his letters to
America, sent back to England, 507.
His interview with Lord Hillsborough
on the subject of his appointment as
agent, 509. His agency in procuring
Walpole's Grant, VIII. 1. His agree-
able situation in Europe, 15. Is elect-
ed into the Royal Academy in Paris,
13. His conversation with Lord Dart-
mouth, 43. Vindicates his conduct
as agent of Massachusetts, 55. Sug-
gests a mode of printing on earth-
en ware, 94. Is dismissed from his
office of deputy postmaster-general,
113. I lis treatment in KngTand in
consequence of his transmitting the
Hutchinson Letters, 117. French edi-
tion of his writings mentioned, 117.
His portrait, by Chamberlin, 118.
Abused by his enemies, 136. Is ap-
pointed by Congress one of the com-
missioners to Canada, 178. Commis-
sioner and afterwards minister plenipo-
tentiary to France, 190. His descrip-
tion of his own person, 202. Purposes
for which he was sent to France, 203.
Is commissioned to treat with Spain,
205. His remarks respecting Arthur
Lee's conduct in regard to the com-
missioners' accounts, 260 Refuses to
accede to Lee's demand respecting
drafts on the American banker, 272.

Franklin family, account of the, I. 539.
Genealogy of the, 546.

Franklin, James, brother of Benja-
min, who is bound to him as an ap-
prentice, I. 16. Publishes the New
England Courant, 22. Proceedings of
the Assembly of Massachusetts against
him, 24. Is prohibited from printing
the paper, 25. Differences between
the brothers, 26. His death, 28.
Their reconciliation, 128.

Franklin, Jane, acrostic on her name,
VII. 183. See, Jake.

Franklin, John, notice of his death,
VII. 112.

Franklis, Josiah, father of Benjamin,
his removal to New England, I. 7.
Described.iI. His character, 12. His
monument, 13,14.

Franklin. Peter, brother of Benja-
min, his death, VII. 309.

Franklin, Samuel. VII. 347.

Franklin, Sarah, Franklin's daughter,
advice to, VII. 267. Of her marriage to
Mr. Bache, 346 See Bache. Sarah.

Franklin, Thomas, uncle of Benja-
min, his character, I. 5. VII. 179.

Franklin, William, account of, by
his father, VII. 42. Mr. Strahan's

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notice of him, 158. His interest in
Walpole's Grant, 354. Is appointed
Governor of New Jersey, 242. His
relations with his father, X. 121.
Franklin, William Temple, his ac-
count of the origin of the Principles of
Trade, II. 383. Scheme for remov-
ing him from the office of Franklin's
private secretary, VIII. 372, 374. Re-
commended by Franklin to Congress,

IX. 6. Again, X. 49. Mentioned, 86,
88, 89. Applies himself to agricul-
ture, 251, 258, 299.

Franklin, a new State of the name of,

X. 260. Its name and condition, X.
266, 290.

Franklin, town of, present of books
by Franklin to the, X. 158, 182.

Franklin Stove, account of the, VI. 34.
Description of the, 52. . Saving of
wood by the, 54. Its other advanta-
ges, 55. Difference between it and
tin' Dutch stove, 56. Its utility in
preventing the consumption of wood,
59. How set up, 60.

Free Ships make Free Goods, equitable-
ness of the rule, VIII. 458. Asserted
by several of the European courts,
463, 466, 467. Established by the
Armed Neutrality, 490.

French Army, in America, suggestion
that they be furnished with provisions
there, VIII. 521.

French Language, its universality, X.

French Peasant, manuscript of a, in
respect to treaties, IX. 360.

Frky, Baron de, introduced to Wash-
ington, VIII. 221.

Fusion of metals by lightning, reasons
for believing that it is cola, V. 240.
This idea rejected, 374. Not a cold,
VI. 257.

Future State, remarks in regard to a,
X. 149, 174.

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apeech of, on the subject of a petition
to the King for changing the proprie-
tary government of Pennsylvania in-
to a royal one. Circumstances under
which it was written, IV. 101. Biog-
raphical notice of, VII. ii7ti. II is re-
marks relative to a memorial of the
merchants of Philadelphia, :M)2. His
commendation of Franklin for his
agency in procuring the repeal of the
Stamp Act, VII. 318. Franklin's con-
fidence in his good wishes, VIII. 102.
His plan of a union of the colonies
with Great Britain transmitted to Eng-
land, 144. Its objectionable charac-
ter, II-"'. Loss ot Franklin's papers
left in charge of, IX. 79. Same sub-
ject, X. 122.

Gamrikh. Commodore, his discreet con-
duct in America, VII. 547.

Gariuiiji'i, appointed minister from
Spain to the United States, X. 140.
His disposition, 141.

Gavelkind, benefit of the law of, X. 205.

Gf.rflin, Antoinf. Coor De, notice
of, IX. 27.

Gen Lis, Madame de, her writings men-
tioned, IX. 230.

Gentlemtiris Magazine, its notice of
Franklin's Examination, VII. 328.

Geometry, utility of, II. 07.

George The Third, his political stud-
ies, VIII. 283. See King of Great
Britain and Great Britain.
Georgia, account of parliamentary
grants for, IV. 369. Her accession to
the confederacy, V. 85. Franklin ap-

Eointed agent of, 410. Address of
er Assembly to the King, quoted,
425. Of land claims in, 526.

Gerard, introduced to R. Peters, VIII.
221. His appointment as minister of
France to the United States, 257.

Germain, Gforge, Lord, his hostility
to the colonies, VIII. 171. Approves
Lord North's conciliatory bill, 245.

Germans, their character and habits in
Pennsylvania, VII. 71. Their rapid
emigration to this country, 72.

German Stove, account of the, VI. 44.

Germany, commercial jealousy of the
States of, IV. 29. Franklin's sugges-
tion of making a tour in, VII. 320.
His visit to, 326. Conduct of princes
of. in sending troops to America, con-
demned, VIII. 215. Character of the
Emperor of, X. 105.

Gillon, Commodore, commissioned to
procure ships of war for South Caro-
lina, VIII. 287. His difficulty with
William Jackson, IX 54.

Ginseng, American, referred to, VII. 15.

Glass, its electrical qualities, V. 200.
The force of the Leydea bottle con-

sists in the, 201. Great quantity of
electric fire in, 208. Accumulation
of the electric fire proved to be in
the. 223. Impossibility of forcing the
electric fluid through, 242. The fluid
strongly attracted by, 244 Reasons
of the electrical quality of, 245. Dif-
ference between non-electrics and,
250. Difference between the electric-
ity of a globe of, charged, and a globe
of sulphur, 273. Probable cause of
the difference, 275. Reasons for sup-
posing that the globe of, charges posi-
tively, 280. Difference in the quali-
ties of, 348. Of the pores of, 349.
Its impermeability, 356. Experiments
on, 367. Description of a singular
tube of, 424. On choosing, for the
Leyden experiment, 453. Its quali-
ties, 454. And solvents, 454. Wheth-
er there may not be some which con-
ducts electricity, 455. On the break-
ing of, in the Leyden experiment, 400.
Perforation of, when overcharged,
474. Respecting its density, 478.
Glaucan, Dialogue between Socrates
and. respecting public men, II. 57.
Gruidenlintten, Franklin's account of
his military operations at, I. 199. His
situation at, VII. 105. March of
troops to, 106. Fort built at, 107.
Number and position of the troops at,
God, Lecture on the Providence of,
in the Government of the World, II.
525. His goodness shown, 526. His
power, 527.

Godfrkv, Thomas, inventor of the
quadrant, 1. 81.

Godsend, or the Wreckers, extract from
a supposed fiirce of, VIII. 318.
Goorin. Charles, succeeds Kvans as
Governor of Pennsylvania, some par-
ticulars of his conduct. Ill 185.
Gordon, Wm.liam, his remarks on
Gallowav's plan of union, VIII. 145.
Gout, Dialogue between Franklin and
the, II. 194. Mode of relieving the
pain of, VIII. 481.

Government, Essays on, II. 278, 282.
Fitness of popular, 279. Roman viewa
of, 280; 282.

Governors, Franklin's proposition rela-
tive to thp appointment of, for the
colonies, V. S3. Why ihey should
not be paid by the crown, 545.
Grain, of bounties on, II. 403 Policy
of France in regard U> such bounties,

Grand. Sir Georgf, opens a letter of

M. Dumas. VIII 448.

Grand, F., misunderstanding between

the American commissioners as to the

mode of drawing on, VIII. 272. Ree-
442. Articles of treaty signed be-
tween France, Spain, and, 473. Terms
of the peace not approved in, 489.
Remarks on the government of, X.
67. Political disorders in, 68. Her
desire to preserve the peace of Eu-
rope, 197..

ognised as American banker at Paris,
IX. 68. His explanation respecting
the million of francs advanced by
France, X. 271.

Grand Council, constituted under the
plan of union in 1754, III. 39. Its
place of meeting, 41. New election
and proportion of its members, 42.
Of its meeting, 44. And continuance,
and compensation of members, 45.
Its power, 46. Quorum of, how con-
stituted, 52.

Grass, cultivation of, in meadows, VI.
83. Method of sowing, 84.

Gravel, remedies for the, VII. 14.

Graves, declines the offer of being
governor of Pennsylvania, VII. 171.

Gravitation, some remarks on, VI. 461.

Great Britain, compared with the Uni-
ted States in regard to the basis of
credit, II. 426. Her interest consid-
ered in regard to the acquisition of
Guadaloupe and to her colonies, IV.
1. More benefited by the blood and
treasure spent in the American wars,
than the colonies, 17. The colonies,
the frontier of her empire, 20. Ben-
efits resulting to, from their growth,
24. Extent of her trade with Penn-
sylvania, 39. The colonies not dan-
gerous in their nature to, and why,
41. Importance of Guadaloupe to,
over-valued, 49. Franklin's letter
concerning the probability and effect
of a union of the colonies with, 156.
Wars in the colonies not carried on
at her expense alone, 157. Extent
to which her system of law is recog-
nised in the colonies, 271. Taxation
in, 300. Rental of land in, 301. The
colonies not settled at her expense,
V. 84. On the benefit of a consoli-
dating union between the colonies
and, VII. 334. Their independence
predicted, 522. Submission of the col-
onies rendered impracticable by her
treatment of them, VIII. 223. Can
make no treaty with the United States,
without including France, 3!)1. Of a
truce between the United States and,
332. Her injustice as respects the
exchange of prisoners, 435. Scheme
of a federal union between the United
States and, 508. Causes of jealousy
between France and, IX. 164. Her
policy to separate France and the Uni-
ted States, 189. Change of ministry
in, 200, 202. Proposes to France to
make a separate tieaty, 205. Offers
her Canada as an inducement to treat,
210. Separate commissioners appoint-
ed by, to negotiate treaties of peace,
345. Substance of the preliminary
articles of peace between France and,

Great States, one advantage of, VIII.

Greene, Catherine, her marriage,
VII. 244.

Greene, Nathanael, General, his
military services in South Carolina,
IX. 95.

Grerory, his remarks on colds quoted,
VI. 393.

Grenada, government of, as erected by
royal proclamation, IV. 375.

Grenville, George, his proposal to
raise a revenue in America, VII. 339.
His extravagances in Parliament, 369.
Anecdote of, 372. His sentiments
respecting American affairs, 549.

Grenvh.le, Thomas, sent by Mr. Fox
to Paris respecting the negotiation of
a treaty of peace, IX. 267. Is intro-
duced by him to Franklin, 271. His
conversation with Count de Ver-
gennes, 273 Declares himself com-
missioned to treat with France and her
allies, 297. His commission in terms
applicable to France only, 299. Ex-
ptains the character of his commis-
sion, 305. Receives authority to treat
with France and her allies, 310. Pro-
fesses to have received full powers to
treat, 331. By whom commissioned,
336. His faith doubted by Count de
Vergennes, 338.

Grew,, noticed," VII. 63.

Griffith, Hannah, her lines on
Franklin quoted, VII. 270.

Grongvius, his remark on Franklin's
account of the Pennsylvania fireplace,
VI. 64.

Guadaloupe, interest of Great Britain
considered in regard to the acquisition
of, IV. I. lmporlance of retaining, 23.
Her merits to Great Britain, over-
valued, 49.

Gulf Stream, its effect on the motion
of vessels, VI. 4^5. How generated
486. Its temperature, 487. Tables
of observations of the tem|ierature in
crossing the, i'M. Chart of the, 504.

Gunpoicder, mode of firing, by the elec-
tric fluid, V. 225.


Hackney Coaches in London, mention-
ed, VII. 143.

Hail always draws down the electrical
fire, V. 337. Suggestion as to the

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