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Quartering Act, its origin, IV. 245.
Quebec, government of, erected by roy-
al proclamation, IV. 374.
QUEEN ANNE, her instructions to Lord
Cornbury, relative to liberty of con-
science in New Jersey, IV. 86. Her
proclamation for producing uniformity
in the currency of the colonies, VIII.


QUEEN CHARLOTTE, present of Penn-
sylvania silk to, VII. 458.
Queries and Remarks concerning Alter-
ations in the Constitution of Pennsyl-
vania, V. 163.

Quicksilver, account of an experiment
for the congelation of, VI. 255.
QUINCY, EDMUND, account of, VII. 225.
QUINCY, JOSIAH, a commissioner of
Massachusetts, is aided by Franklin
in obtaining a grant from Pennsylva-
nia, for military operations, I. 180.
His memorial to the Assembly of
Pennsylvania, on the subject of exer-
tions for the defence of the colonies,
III. 336. His acknowledgments to
that body, 338. Again mentioned,
VII. 226.

QUINCY, JOSIAH, Junior, his visit to
England and intercourse with Frank-
lin, I. 372.
His character and death,
VIII. 129, 135, 144. His epitaph
mentioned, X. 10.
Quitrents, reservation of, by William
Penn, III. 123.


Rain, cause of its sudden fall after light-
ning, V. 217. Of the falling of differ-
ent quantities of, at different heights,
over the same ground, VI. 336.
RANDOLPH, EDWARD, his account of
New England, in 1676, VII. 551.
RAPER, proposes to Franklin a game
of chess with a lady, V. 8.
RAVEN, effect of lightning on his rod,
V. 395.

of Union of the Colonies was formed,

III. 32.

RAY, CATHERINE, her marriage alluded
to, VII. 244.
RAYMOND, Chevalier de, VIII. 370.
RAYNEVAL, M. de, communicates to
Franklin the proposal of the British
ministry for a separate treaty with
France, IX. 204. His conference with
the British ministers, 421.
READ, Mrs., mother of Dr. Franklin's
wife, her death, VII. 235.
READ, DEBORAH, married to Franklin,
I. 96.

RÉAUMUR'S thermometer, how gradu-
ated, as compared with Fahrenheit's,
VI. 568.

Reckoning, influence of the tides in af
fecting a ship's, VI. 77.
Recommendations, evils of facility in
granting, VIII. 217. Form of a letter
of, 218.
Reconciliation between the colonies and
Great Britain, Lord Chatham's motion
for measures of, VIII. 140. Lord
North's proposal for, 147. Rendered
hopeless by the proceedings of the
British, 156 No acceptable terms of,
to be expected from England, 170.
Urged by David Hartley, 175. On
the means of producing a, 230. Not
to be effected without a change of
ministry, 236. Lord North's plan
of, 237. His bill for, 241, 245. Bill
rejected in the House of Commons,
480. More than a peace, and how to
be effected, IX. 196. Insincerity of
Lord North's ministry in their propo-
sals for, 209. Mr. Fox's desire of, 271.
Favorable prospect of, 282. Likely to
be promoted by the release of Ameri-
can prisoners, 283, 301. See Peace.
Reflections on the Augmentation of
Wages, which will be occasioned in Eu-
rope by the American Revolution,11.435.
Religion, Articles of Belief and Acts of,
II. 1.

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Report of the Lords Commissioners for
Trude and the Plantations, on the pe-
tition of Thomas Walpole and his as-
sociates, for a grant of land on the
Ohio, IV. 303. Various objections to
the grant, 304.

Reading, directions for, VII. 199.

Reasons against partial Union's of the Repository, remarks of the, quoted, re-

Colonies, III. 34.'

Reasons and Motions on which the Plan

specting the Parable against Persecu
tion, II. 121.


Representation, proportion
votes and, V. .49.
Representation to the King, by the Lords
Commissioners for Trade and Planta-
tions, alluded to, IV. 347.
Repulsion, in electrical bodies doubted,
V. 368. Some of its phenomena dif-
ficult to explain, 384. As to its ex-
istence in electricity, 385.
Resurrection, Franklin's views in regard
to the, X. 149, 174.

Rhode Island, report of Governor Hop-
kins, respecting the increase of popu-
lation in, IV. 35. Appointment of a
committee of correspondence, by the
Assembly of, VII. 264.
Rhubarb, its cultivation in America,
VIII. 21.

Rice, Cochir. Chinese, mentioned, VIII.

RICHMANN, his unfortunate experiment
in electricity, and death, V. 176.
Another allusion to his death, 338.
Ridicule, remarks on, II. 17.
Rise and Progress of the Differences be-
tween Great Britain and her American
Colonies, IV. 526.
RITTENHOUSE, DAVID, his observation
of the melting of points of conductors,
V. 483. His certificate respecting
Fitch's steamboat, X. 233.
Rivers, remarks on the phenomena of
the tide in, VI. 226. Further remarks,
231. Reasons for doubting whether
those whose beds are filled for some
distance with salt water ever reach
the sea, 234. Inflammability of the
surface of certain, 415
RIVINGTON, the printer, VIII. 528.
ROBERTS, HUGH, his opinion of Eliot's
agricultural writings, VII. 51.
ROBINSON, SIR THOMAS, his opinion of
the military efforts of Pennsylvania,
III. 284.

ROBINSON, Commissioner, carries to
England a false statement of the pro-
ceedings in Boston on the 5th of
March, 1769, IV. 487.
ROCHEFOUCAULD, Duke de la, cited, I.
410. His remarks on the Constitution
of the United States, X. 351.
ROCHFORD, Lord, his claim to islands
in the Delaware withdrawn, VIII. 18.
His project to prevent the war, 547.
Rods, metallic, their utility in protect-
from the effect of lightning, V.
311. Proposed thickness of, 312.
Utility of pointed, in preventing a
stroke, 313, 356. Protection afforded
by, to the house of Mr. West, 374.
On the construction of, 392 One
design of the pointed, 398. Remarks
on the proper construction of, 399.
Uses of, 416 Prejudices on the sub-


ject of, 421. Mr. Wilson's objections
to pointed, 434. Experiments showing
their utility, 435. Quantity they may
be expected to discharge, 436. Benefit
of erecting them on a chimney, rather
than between two, 437. How to judge
of the proper dimensions, 444.
casion of the controversy respecting
blunt and pointed, 445. Landriani's
work on, noticed, 482. Mode of fix-
ing, VII. 236. Controversy respect-
ing blunt and pointed, VIII. 226.
ROHAN, Cardinal, his affair of the dia-
mond necklace, X. 231.

Roman Catholics, of a bishop in Amer-
ica for, IX. 548.

Romans, views of the ancient, respect-
ing government, II. 280. Effect of
their corrupt manners on the duration
of the empire, 327. Their policy in
regard to states under their control,
IV. 45.

ROMAS, Marquis de, his experiment
with a kite, subsequent to Frank-
lin's, V. 177. Quantity of lightning
brought down by his kite, 437.
Rome, circumstances attending a whirl.
wind at, VI. 149.
quoted, respecting Franklin's views
of the criminal law and privateering,
II. 478.

Rooms, heated, not injurious, VI. 58.
Method of warming with little fire.
534. Chinese mode of warming, 538.
ROSENCRONE, instructs the Marquis de
Walterstorff relative to a treaty with
the United States, IX. 487.
Ross, Major, his agency in regard to
the discharge of Lord Cornwallis from
his parole, IX. 329.

Ross, his purchase of supplies in Eu.
rope for the United States, VIII. 459.
ROTHENBULER, introduction of, VII.


Rouge, mode of using, in Paris, VII.

ROUSSEAU, his views relative to the
harmony of modern music, VI. 267
Royal American Regiment, how to be
constituted, III. 484.
Royal Highlanders, anecdote of the,
IV. 76.

Royal Government, argument in favor
of changing the proprietary govern
ent of Pennsylvania into a, IV. 78
Petition to the King for that purpose
93. Resolution of the Assembly in
favor of a, 121 Petitioners for a, 123.
Royal Society, their project for ascer
taining the lateral attraction of moun-
tains. VI. 372. Of controversies in
the, X 77.

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Salary, Franklin's argument against
allowing a, to the executive, V. 144.
Public benefits of a small, X. 127.
SALLUST, Don Gabriel of Bourbon's
version of, mentioned, VIII. 167.
Salt, how dissolved in water, VI. 127.
Some qualities of, 127. Plan of duty
on, abandoned by the Chancellor of
the Exchequer, VII. 342.
Salt Rain, instance of, VI. 156.
SALVA, gives information of the at-
tempt of the Algerines to seize Amer-
ican vessels, IX. 506.
SALVI, his Eloge de Filangieri, quoted,
X. 234.

SANDWICH, Earl of, his attack on Frank-
lin in the House of Lords, V. 52.
Saracens, their treatment of prisoners
of war, IV. 66.

Saratoga, effect of the capitulation of,
VIII. 370.

SAUSSURE, his travels in the Alps, X.
278. Ascends Mont Blanc, 279.
Savages, remarks concerning the North
American, II. 452.
Scandal, article on, II. 539.
SCHNEIDERUS, his book respecting ca-
tarrh, mentioned, VI. 340.
Schools, origin of Latin and Greek in
Europe, II. 157.
SCHWEIGHAUSER, his high charge of
commissions as American agent, VIII.

Scotch Song, extracts from an old,
VIII. 299.

Science, rapid progress of true, VIII.


Scotch Tunes, old, causes of their har-
mony and melody investigated, VI.
263. Their union of melody and har
mony and peculiar construction, 264.
How composed and sung, 265. Tyt
ler's remarks on Franklin's views rel-
ative to, 268.
Scotland, of emigration from, to Amer
ica, IX. 486.

Sea, the source of lightning, V. 215.
Reason for doubting this, 267. Same
subject further examined, 270. Frank-
lin retracts the hypothesis, 300. On
the emission of light from the, 338.
Bowdoin's theory respecting its lu-
minous appearance, VI. 190; which he
attributes to animalcula, 191. On the
saltness of the, 218.

Sea Voyage, statement of the precau-
tions to be taken by those who are
about to undertake a, II. 106.
SEAGRAVE, Captain, his account of his
voyages to Guinea, alluded to, IV. 69.
Secretary of Foreign Affairs, constituted
by Congress, IX. 85.
Secretary of Legation, expediency of
appointing a, in France, IX. 43.
Security of a Dominion, a justifiable
and prudent ground upon which to
demand cessions from an enemy,

IV. 5.
SEGUR, Count de, introduced to Wash-
ington, IX 193.

Self-denial, shown not to be the essence
of virtue, II. 63.
Self-praise, vindicated, VII. 52.
Sending Felons to America, remarks on,

II. 495.

Serapis, her capture alluded to, VIII.

Servants, evil arising from the enlist
ment of, in Pennsylvania, III. 103.
Levies made among, for the expedi
tion against Carthagena, 210. Address
of the Assembly to the governor on
the subject, 465. Respecting the en-
listment of, VII. 138.
SEWALL, JONATHAN, his vindication of
the Hutchinson letters, mentioned,
VIII. 99.

Sewers, importance of, VI. 319. Those
of London, 320; of Rome, 321. Mode
of correcting the stench of, 323.
SEYMOUR, Attorney-general, anecdote
of, X. 111.

Sharcanese Indians, message of the
governor of Pennsylvania to the As-
sembly, relative to a complaint of the,
III. 459. Desire of the governor to
involve the province in a war with
the, 471.

SHELBURNE, Lord, conversation of

Franklin with, on American affairs,
VII. 354. Another, 365. His views
respecting peace with the United
States, VIII. 247. Written to, by
Franklin, on the subject of peace, IX.
239. Is appointed Secretary of State,
and sends Mr. Oswald to France, 240.
His memoranda, given by Mr. Oswald
to Franklin, 314. Is appointed first
lord of the treasury, 360. His plan
of retaining British sovereignty over
America, with an independent parlia-
ment, 362; impracticable, 363. End
of his administration, 436
Shells, marine, found in the Appalachian
mountains, VI. 81.

Shelves, description of an instrument
for taking books from, VI. 562.
tion of the transit of Mercury, VI. 187.
count of the death of her father, X.

SHIPLEY, GEORGIANA, her correspon-
dence with Franklin, alluded to, VIII.
40. Some of her writings mentioned,

SHIPLEY, JONATHAN, Franklin's visit
to, VII. 53S. His intimacy with'
Franklin, VIII. 40. One of his ser-
mons commended, 40. His Speech
mentioned, 124, 503. His last illness
and death, X. 379, 380. Franklin's
regret for his loss, 391.
Franklin his election as a member
of the Society for the Encouragement
of Arts, Manufactures, and Com-
merce, VII. 124.


Ships, on the comparative length of the
voyages of, across the Atlantic, east-
ward and westward, VI. 74. Why
generally ahead of the reckoning in
going to Europe, and behind in re-
turning, 77.

SHIRLEY, Governor of Massachusetts,
Franklin's interview with, I. 178.
Remarks from the London Chronicle
relative to Franklin's letters to, III. 56.
His acknowledgments to the Assem-
bly of Pennsylvania for supplies, 467
His parting compliment to the As-
sembly, 503. Allusion to his charac-
ter, VII. 37. His commendation of
Franklin's conduct in Braddock's ex-
pedition, 95. His situation in London
alluded to, 152.
Shooting Stars, suggestion as to the
cause of, VI. 163.
Short Hints towards a Scheme for unit-
ing the Northern Colonies, III. 26.
SHORT, one of his telescopes mention-
ed, VI. 305.

Sicily, great earthquake in, VI. 9.

SIDNEY, ALGERNON, of the law of libel.
as laid down at the trial of, II. 294.
Silk, respecting the manufacture of, in
America, VII. 456. Reeling of, 46,
513. Certain particulars respecting
its culture, 527. Its culture easy, 535.
Produced in Pennsylvania, VIII. 3, 4.
Silver Coin, inexpediency of restricting
the exportation of, II. 395.
Six Nations, their honorable character,
IV. 70. Anecdote illustrating this,
71. Particulars respecting their ter-
ritorial possessions on the Ohio, 326.
Of their sale of lands south of the
Ohio to the King, 332. Sir W. John-
son's speech to the, relative to a ces-
sion of land, 341. Their agreement to
the proposal, 342. Their complaint at
Fort Pitt of the disregard of their
boundaries, 345. Their proposal to
instruct young whites in the arts of
savage life, VII. 71. Suspected treach-
ery of the, 121.

Sketch of Propositions for a Peace, V.

Slavery, Address to the Public, from
the Pennsylvania Society for promot-
ing the Abolition of, II. 515. Move-
ments in America for the abolition of,
VIII. 42. Pennsylvania Society for
abolishing, X. 320. Early efforts in
Pennsylvania for its abolition, 403.
Slaves, value of the labor of American,
as compared with that of British la-
borers, II. 314. Duty on, imported
into the French islands, X. 119.
Slave Trude, letter on the, II. 517.
Remarks on the, VIII. 17.
SMALL, ALEXANDER, his remarks on
the subject of ventilation, VI. 307.
Letter to, VIII. 481.

Smallpox, of the mortality in Boston
by inoculation for the, VI. 118; and
in Philadelphia, 120.
SMEATON, Watson's observations on
the air-pump of, VI. 188. Those of
Franklin, 189.

SMITH, WILLIAM, his notice of Plain
Truth, III. 1. Notice of, VII. 63.
Franklin's remarks on his scheme of
education, 65. Proceedings of the
Assembly of Pennsylvania against,
174. His notice of Franklin, as agent
of the province, 267.
Smoke, how it ascends in a chimney
VI. 505. See Chimneys.
Smuggling, remarks on, and its various
species, II. 361. Its immorality, 362.
SOCRATES, Dialogue between Glaucon
and, respecting public men,
II. 57.
Sound, doubt expressed whether air
be the best medium for conducting,
VI. 251.

South Carolina, Assembly of, removed
from Charleston to Port Royal, IV.
489. Authorizes the procuring of ves-
sels of war in Europe, VIII. 257.
South Carolina Frigate, of the indem-
nity claimed for her services to Spain,
X. 142.


Spain, remarks on the propositions of
the United States in regard to, VIII.
212. Dilatory and reserved conduct
of, IX. 147. Her pretended conquest
of the Illinois country, 206.
view of Franklin and Jay with Count
d'Aranda, relative to a treaty with,
350. Preliminary articles of peace
signed between England, France, and,
473. Law respecting labor in, X. 115.
Gardoqui appointed her minister to
the United States, 140. See Peace.
Spaniards, anecdote illustrating the
honor of the, IV. 69.
Spectacles, of choosing, VII. 535, 541,
542. Advantage of double, X. 133,
150. How constructed, 178.
Speech, on freedom of, II. 285.
Speeches, Franklin's in the Convention
on salaries, V. 144; and in committee
on the proportion between representa-.
tion and votes, 149. At the conclu-
sion of the deliberations of the Con-
vention, 155.

Spelling, scheme of a reformed mode
of, VI. 295. Various examples of,
300. Absurdity of the usual method
of, X. 265.

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fect of its repeal, 383. Proceedings
in America in consequence of its pas
sage, 470. Dissatisfaction in Penn-
sylvania on account of the, VII. 297.
Excitement produced by it, 305. Its
repeal, 30, 311. Proceedings in
Pennsylvania on account of its re-
peal, 317. Franklin's agency in pro-
curing the repeal commended, 318.
Its produce in America, VIII. 23
Its passage not to be prevented, X
430. Its repeal, 431.

Standing Army, in the colonies, un
constitutional, without their consent,
VII. 475.

Stamp Act, its origin, I. 291 Opposed
by Franklin, 294. His letter concern-
ing its repeal or suspension, IV. 156.
Probable effect of such a measure, 159.
Franklin's examination before the
House of Commons, relative to its
repeal, 161. Of the facility of exe-
cuting it, 163; and ability of the
people to pay the duties under it, 164.
Cannot be executed, 178. Hints for
a Reply to Protests against the Repeal
of the, 206. Its effect in alienating
the affections of the colonists, and ef-

STANLEY, JOHN, a musical composer,
X. 304.

Star chamber, jurisdiction of the court
of, in cases of libel, II. 287.
STARK, VI. 385.

Stars, suggestion as to the cause of
shooting, VI. 163.

State of the Constitution of the Colonies,
Franklin's remarks on Governor Pow
nall's, and mode of its publication,
IV. 270.

Stereotype Printing, a species of, sug-
gested by C. Colden, VI. 18.
respecting, VII. 150 Her death, IX.


STEVENSON, MARY, Franklin's remarks
on her inquiry, Why the Bristol wa
ters grow warmer by pumping, VI.
225. Some account of her history,
VII. 151. Advice to, 418. Franklin's
remarks on Mr. Hewson's proposal
of marriage to, 471. See HEWSON,


STIFELIUS, his magic square of sixteen,
VI. 102.

STILES, EZRA, notice of, VI. 260. In-
quires of Franklin concerning his re-
ligious opinions, X. 422.
STIRLING, Lord, mentioned, VIII. 180.
Stone, remedies for the, VII. 15. Black-
rie's solvent, X. 163. Franklin's mode
of alleviating the pain of, 327.
Storm, suggestion respecting the course
of a northeast, VI. 80, 105, 219. As
to the cause, 221.
STORMONT, Lord, his indecorous reply
to the American Commissioners in
France, IX. 166.

Stove, account of the invention of
Franklin's, VI. 34. Benefits and dis-
advantages of the Holland iron, 43.
Account of the German, 44. De
scription of Franklin's, 44.
Stores, for public buildings, remarks on,
VI.397. For burning pitcoal and con-
suming smoke, described, 543.
STRACHEY, introduced to Franklin by
Mr. Townshend, IX. 423.

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