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good faith, 338. Doubts the sincerity of the British ministry in pioposing the negotiation, 373. Complains of the signature of the treaty with Great Britain by the American commissioners without communication with the French court, 449. His communication to M. de la Luzerne on the subject, and bis opinion of the treaty, 453. His comment on the intercepted letter of M. de Marbois, 463. Refuses to sign the definitive treaty with England until that of the United States is signed, X. 17. His expressions of regret at Franklin's departure from France, 171.
Vermont, disturbances in New Hampshire and, IX. 162.
Verngn, Charles, his account of the treatment of Mr. Laurens in the Tower, VIII. 516.
Versailles, visit of Franklin to, VII. 361.
Vessels, on the form of least resistance, VI. 463. On the means of diminishing the resistance of the air by a new arrangement of the sails, 465. On the construction of the cables of, 468. Means of preserving, from oversetting, 472. Construction of double, 473. Of accidents by fire, lightning, and collision, 475. And from ice, 476. Of the Indian and Chinese, 477. Various moving powers, 478. Of a swimming anchor, 481. Of machines for stopping the motion of, 482. Effect of currents on the motion of, 485. Health of the crews of, 489.
Vicq D'aztr, Felix, some account of, VI. 433.
Vienna, visit of Franklin to, suggested, IX. 501.
Vindication and Offer from Congress to Parliament, circumstances that produced the work, V. 83.
Virginia, conduct of the British army in, during the revolutionary war, II. 503. Views of the commissioners of, relative to lands south of the Great Kenhawa, IV. 332. View of the House of Burgesses of, relative to colonization in the interior, 365. Inquiry how far the jurisdiction of, can be extended to the Ohio, 372. Resolutions of,respecting a Congress, VII. 296. Her resolutions on the subject of a Committee of Correspondence, VIII. 54. Respecting supplies obtained in Europe for, 320.
Virtue, its character and effect delineated, II. 19. Dialogue concerning, 46. Another dialogue respecting, 51. Self-denial shown not to be the essence of, 63.
Vis Inertia of matter, remarks on the,
VI. 87. Baxter's doctrine on the subject examined, and its existence denied, 88. Subject again referred to, 93.
Visits, how to be regulated, II. 27. Turkish mode of making, 28.
Volcanic Action in Italy, VI. 373.
Volta, an electrical experiment bv, V. 476.
Voting, on the just proportion between representation and, V. 169.
Voyage, Journal of a, from England to America, by Franklin, 1. 547. Flan of a, for exchanging the productions of civilized and uncivilized countries, II. 378. Reason of the greater length of the westward, than the eastward, across the Atlantic, VI. 74. Means of securing comfort on a, 491. Articles essential for a, 493.
Waddell, Captain, effect of lightning on his compass, V. 276.
Wages, to be raised in Europe by the American Revolution, II. 435. Evils arising from the low rate of, 436. Impolicy of attempting to depress the rate, 437. Low rate of, not the cause of the advantages of commerce, 439. Rates of, in the United States, 440. Rates of, how to be affected in Europe by the high rates in America, 441. Effect of the facility of emigration from Europe upon the rates of, 443.
Walpole, Thomas, circumstances relating to a grant to him and others of lands on the Ohio, IV. 302. Dissuades Franklin from presenting his proposed protest to Lord Dartmouth, V. 81.
Walpole, Count de Vergennes's view of his mission, IX. 329.
Walpole s Grant, some account of, I. 339. Extracts of letters from Franklin on the subject, IV. 263. Alluded to,
VII. 355, ul7. Franklin's agency in procuring, VIII. 1. See Ohto Settlement.
Walsh, John, his discovery respecting the torpedo, VI. 348. Mode of ascertaining its essential quality, 349. Hit discovery respecting the effect of a vacuum on electricity, 413.
Walter, his experiments in logographic printing, X. 8.
Walterstorf is instructed to promote the conclusion of a commercial treaty between Denmark and the United States, IX. 487.
War, principles on which it should be conducted, II. 487. Absurdity of,
VIII. 417. Again, X. 26. Washington, George, mentioned aa
commander of the Virginia forces,
VII. 188. His views in regard to non-
Water., passage of the electric fluid
Waterhouse, Benjamin, VIII. 589.
Waterspouts, suggestion respecting the
Watson, Richard, Bishop of LandafF,
Watson, William, his claim to the
Watson, anecdotes of Franklin in his
Way to make Money plenty in every
Way to Wealth, origin of Franklin's,
Wealth of nations, positions to be ex-
Werster, Ngah, his philological la-
Wedderrorn, his speech before the
Weissenstein, Charles De, his se-
Wellingborough, Franklin's visit to
West, Benjamin, portrait of Franklin
West, James, VI. 341.
West, protection of his house by a
West Indian Colonies, reasons for pre-
Wharton, Thomas, his view of the
Whatelt, William, his duel with
fublication of the Hutchinson letters,
Whati.ey, George, his tract on the
Wheat, principle of the bounty on, II.
Wheato.v, Henry, his History of the
Wheel, electrical, how constructed, V.
Whig Principles, some good, stated, II.
Whigs, Franklin's advice to the Eng-
Whirlwind, suggestion respecting the
of the Royal Society, VI 262. His
Wire, experiment for burning, VI. 448.
Women, inexpediency of their engaging
Wood, expense of, in the Northern col-
Woodward, his view of the causes of
Words, improper use of certain, X.
Works, value of good, VII. 75. Their
Wreckers, The, extract from the farce
Wren, Thomas, his kindness to Amer-
Wright, Governor, nia views on the
Wright, Patience, account of, VIII.
Wtkne, his History of the British
Wrvill, Sir Charles, his remarks
Yale College, of a portrait of Franklin
Yellow Fever in Philadelphia, VII. 41.
Youke, Sin Joseph, supposed letter
Z, petition of the letter, VI. 304.
Zf.xaf.n, account of his trial for libel,
Zinner, John Charles de.his.Yotitia
Zoroaster, French translation of the
attend waterepouts, 165. Some cir-
Whisk Seed, VII. 129.
Whistle, the, II. 180.
Whiteeield, George, his oratory, I.
Whitehaven, coal mines at, visited by
Whitehead, Paul, his poems quoted,
Whitehurst, his clock with three
Whitworth, his State of Trade quot-
Wickes, Captain, VIII. 193.
Wife, how to choose a, VII. 559.
Wilkes. John, some particulars re-
Williams, Jonathan, noticed, VII. 252.
Williams, name assumed by Mr. Pul-
Williamson, Hcoh, Dr. Hosack's ac-
Wilson, Benjamin, his experiments
Wilson, Judge, his pamphlet on the
Wilson, Professor, his theory respect-
Wind, generation of, by fermentation,
Winthrop, John, Professor, his re-
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