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THE

WORKS

OF

BENJAMIN FRANKLIN;

CONTAINING

SEVERAL POLITICAL AND HISTORICAL TRACTS

NOT INCLUDED IN ANY FORMER EDITION,

AND

MANY LETTERS OFFICIAL AND PRIVATE

NOT HITHERTO PUBLISHED

WITH

N O T ES

AND

A LIFE OF THE AUTHOR.

BY JARED SPARKS.

VOLUME I V.

BOSTON:

HILLIARD, GRAY, AND COMPANY.

1840.

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V Letter concerning the Gratitude of America, and the Prob-

ability and Effects of a Union with Great Britain ;

and concerning the Repeal or Suspension of the

Stamp Act

156

The Examination of Dr. Benjamin Franklin, in the British

House of Commons, relative to the Repeal of the

American Stamp Act, in 1766 .

161

Note containing Dr. Franklin's Remarks on the above

Examination, with Reference to the Members of

the House of Commons by whom the Questions

were asked

199

Remarks on a Plan for the Future Management of Indian

Affairs

201

Hints for a Reply to the Protests of certain Members

of the House of Lords against the Repeal of the

Stamp Act

206

Observations on Passages in a Pamphlet, entitled “Good

Humor, or a Way with the Colonies. London,

1766"

21"

Observations on Passages in "A Letter from a Merchant

in London to his Nephew in North America. Lon-

don, 1766"

215

Walpole's Grant

233

J'Causes of the American Discontents before 1768

242

Preface to the “ Letters from a Farmer in Pennsylvania” 256

Queries by Mr. Strahan, respecting American Affairs, and

Dr. Franklin's Answers

258

State of the Constitution of the Colonies, by Governor

Pownall; with Remarks by Dr. Franklin . . 270

Observations on Passages in “ An Inquiry into the Nature

and Causes of the Disputes between the British

Colonies in America and their Mother Country.

London, 1769"

281

Observations on Passages in a Pamphlet, entitled " The

True Constitutional Means for putting an End to

the Disputes between Great Britain and the Amer-

ican Colonies. London, 1769"

298

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