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INDEXES.

No. I.

LIST OF THE AUTHOR'S WRITINGS, CHRONOLOGICALLY

ARRANGED.

This list comprises the titles of Franklin's miscellaneous writings. They are arranged under the years in which they were written or printed. In some instances the dates could not be ascertained with precision. To the titles of such pieces this mark (t) is prefixed. In a few of these instances the nature of the subject, or the matter, points nearly to the time; in others the arrangement is conjectural. Articles not contained in any previous edition of the author's works are denoted by a (*); and to such as have not before been printed this mark (1) is prefixed.

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1726. Journal of a Voyage from London to Philadelphia I. 547

1728. Articles of Belief and Acts of Religion . . Rules for a Club established for Mutual Improvement II. 9

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* A Modest Inquiry into the Nature and Necessity of
a Paper Currency . . . . .

1730.
Dialogue Concerning Virtue and Pleasure . .
Second Dialogue on the same Subject
Public Men . . . . . . .

1732.
tt New Translation of the Lord's Prayer . .
** Lecture on the Providence of God in the Govern-

ment of the World . . . . . * Letter from Anthony Afterwit . . VOL. X.

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* Letter from Celia Single

. . II. 536
* On Scandal . . .

. . II. 539
* A Case of Casuistry . . .. . . . II. 545
* Miscellaneous Observations . . . . II. 549
* Proposals and Queries for the Consideration of the
Junto . . . . . . . . II. 551

1735.
Self-denial not the Essence of Virtue
On the Usefulness of the Mathematics
On True Happiness

1736.
On Discoveries . . . . .
The Waste of Life ..
Necessary Hints to those that would be Rich . . II. 80
+ The Way to make Money Plenty in every Man's

Pocket . . . .
* Address to the Readers of Poor Richard's Almanac II. 85
On Government . . . . . . . II. 278

1737.
On Freedom of Speech and the Press . . . II. 285
Causes of Earthquakes . . . . . . VI.

1742.
Rivalship in Almanac-Making . . . . . II. 83
Rules of Health . . . . . . . II. 86

1743.
* Proposal for promoting Useful Knowledge among the
British Plantations in America . . . . VI.

1744.
* Organization of a Philosophical Society . . . VI. 28
An Account of the new-invented Pennsylvania Fire-
places . . . . . . . . VI. 34

1745.
On Perspiration and Absorption, and the Motion of

Blood in the Heart . . . . . . VI. 65
I On the Circulation of the Blood . . . . VI. 70

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Conjecture as to the Cause why Ships in crossing the

Atlantic have longer Passages in sailing westward,
than in sailing eastward • . . . . VI. 74

- 1747.
* Plain Truth; or Serious Considerations on the pres-

ent State of the City of Philadelphia and Province

of Pennsylvania . . . . . . III. 1
| Northeast Storms; Origin of Springs in Mountains ;

petrified Shells in the Appalachian Mountains ;

Observations on a Tariff . . . . VI. 79
| Experiments on the Culture of Grass . . . VI. 83
On the Vis Inertiæ of Matter . . . . . VI. 87
+IA Conjecture as to the Cause of the Heat of the

Blood in Health, and of the Cold and Hot Fits of

some Fevers . . . . . . VI.
First Letter to Peter Collinson on the Subject of Elec-

tricity; Wonderful Effect of Points ; Positive and
Negative Electricity

. . . . V. 181
Observations on the Leyden Bottle, with Experiments V. 189

1748.
Advice to a Young Tradesman . . . . II. 87
Further Experiments on Electricity . . . V. 196
Observations and Suppositions towards forming a new

Hypothesis for explaining the several Phenomena
of Thunder-gusts . . . . . . V. 211

1749.
* Proposals relating to the Education of Youth in Penn-
sylvania

. . . . . I. 569
Sketch of an English School, for the Consideration of

the Trustees of the Philadelphia Academy . II. 125
Magical Square of Squares .

. . . . . . VI. 100
Magical Circle . . .

. . VI. 104

1750.
Electrical Experiments; Effect of Lightning on the

Needle of Compasses explained . . . V. 223
Opinions and Conjectures concerning the Properties

and Effects of the Electrical Matter, and the

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Means of preserving Buildings and Ships from
Lightning .

... . . . V. 227
Additional Experiments in Electricity . . . V. 253
Account of an Accident while making an Electrical

Experiment . . . . . . . V. 255
| Reasons why Northeast Storms begin at the South. VI. 105
Electrical Papers and Experiments . . . . VI. 109
| Inquiries respecting the Mode of planting Hedges . VI. 111

1751.
Observations concerning the Increase of Mankind, and

the peopling of Countries . . . . II. 311
Unlimited Nature of Electric Force . . V. 258
Queries and Answers on the Properties of Electricity. V. 259
[Remarks on Husbandry . . . . . VI. 112

1752.
Observations on Electricity, and the Sources and Prop-

erties of Lightning . . . . . . V. 269
Probable Causes of the different Attractions and Re-

pulsions of two Electrified Globes . . . V. 275
Reasons for supposing that a Glass Globe charges posi-

tively and a Sulphur Globe negatively . . V. 280
Supposition of a Region of Electric Fire above the

Atmosphere ; Theorem concerning Light. . V. 283
Electrical Kite . . . . . . . V. 295
Concerning the Smallpox in Philadelphia . . . VI. 120
| Remarks on Mr. Colden's Theory of Light. . VI. 121
Physical and Meteorological Observations, Conjectures,
and Suppositions . . . . . . VI. 127

1753.
1 On the Mode of Coating Electrical Jars . . . V. 299
An Account of various Electrical Experiments, with

Remarks and Explanations . . . . V. 300
On the Motion of the Electrical Fluid in Metals . V. 317
Concerning the Light emitted by Salt Water . . V. 337
Water-Spouts and Whirlwinds Compared . . . VI. 145
I Transit of Mercury in 1753 . . . . . VI. 159
| Properties of Water . . . . . . VI. 160
Reply to Mr. Todd's Observations on a Meteorological

Paper . . . . . . . . VI. 174
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Reply to Mr. Colden's Observations . . . VI. 180
1 On Smeaton's Air-Pump . . .

. . VI. 188

1754.
Papers relating to a Plan of Union of the Colonies,

adopted by Commissioners assembled at Albany III. 22
Three Letters to Governor Shirley . . . . III. 56
Plan for settling two Western Colonies in North Amer-

ica, with Reasons for the Plan . . . . III. 69
Additional Proofs of the Positive and Negative State
of Electricity in the Clouds . . . . V.

1755.
* An Act for the better Ordering and Regulating such

as are willing and desirous to be united for Military

Purposes in Pennsylvania . . . . III. 78
* Dialogue respecting the State of Affairs in Pennsyl-

vania . . . . . . . . III. 84
Experiments in Electricity, with Explanations. . V. 341
Turkey killed by Electricity ; Effects on the Operator V. 346
Miscellaneous Remarks on Electricity and Lightning. V. 347
Pointed Rods; Effect of Lightning on the Church at
Newbury . . . . .

. V. 355
Account of a Whirlwind in Maryland . . . VI. 201

1756.
* Plan for saving One Hundred Thousand Pounds . II. 89

1757.
The Way to Wealth ; being a Summary of the Maxims

and Proverbs in Poor Richard's Almanac. . II. 92
+ Observations on Mayz, or Indian Corn . . . II. 103
Report of the Committee of Aggrievances of the As-

sembly of Pennsylvania . . . . . III. 97
On the Effects of Electricity in Paralytic Cases . V. 359
On Cold produced by Evaporation . . . . VI.

1758.
Electrical Apparatus ; Description of a Battery . . V. 361
On the different Strata of the Earth . . . . VI. 212
Experiments and Remarks respecting Cold produced
by Evaporation '.

. . VI. 213

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