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published, will be curious and important in a very high degree, as throwing a strong light upon the early part of the present reign, and upon the characters of those persons who had a principal share in the counsels which produced the dismemberment of the British empire, and the creation of a power, which, from being a dependent state, has become its most formidable rival.

London, 1816.

DR. FRANKLIN'S MEMOIRS Consist altogether of Six Volumes octavo. They are divided into Three Parts; each Part being published and sold separately ; viz. ,,Vols. 1 and 2. Containing the Life.

Vols. 3 and 4. - Private Correspondence.
Vols. 5 and 6.

Select Works, most of which · are now published for the first time.

Private Correspondence. , ,

- CONTENTS OF VOLUME FIRST.

PART I.

LETTERS ON MisceLLANEOUS SUBJECTS.

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Dr. Franklin to Rev. George Whitfield, Philadelphia, June

is 6, 1753. On faith and good works -*
to Miss Stevenson, London, May 16, 1760. Advice

in reading -
to John Baskerville, Printer, 1760. 0
to John Alleyne, esq. Aug. 9, 1768. On early mar.
riages

:: 7 to Michael Collinson, esq. 1768 or 69. Respecting

Mr. Peter Collinson ·
to Michael Hillegàs, esq. March 17, 1770. On

covering houses with copper! ! ! ..
to Samuel Rhoads, esq. Juve 26, 1770.. Containing

the method of covering houses with copper !:-
to Governor Franklin, Aug. 19, 1772. On exercise
*** of the body
to Mr. Anthony. Benezet, Aug. 22, 1772. On the

slave trade
to Dr. Priestley, Sept. 19, 1772. ^ Moral Algebra,

or method of deciding doubtful matters with
oneself

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: 17 to the Rev. Dr. Mäther, July 7, 1773. Dissenters' 12 petition-- America known to the Europeans be- '; fore Columbus .

- 19 to Samuel Danforth, ésq. July 25, 1773

to His Most Serene Highness Don Gabriel of BourVOL. I.

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PAGE bon, Philadelphia, Dec. 12, 1775. On recelving

his version of Sallust
Dr. Franklin to Dr. Priestley, Paris, Jan. 27, 1777. Phi-

losopher's stone-State of affairs in America .
to Mrs. Thompson, (at. Lille ) Feb. 8, 1777
to Dr. Cooper, (Boston) May 1, 1777

. 29 to Mr. Winthrop, (Boston) May 1, 1777

. 30
to Mr. Cushing, (Boston) May 1, 1777
to Mr. Thomas Viny, (Tenterden, Kent) Passy,

near Paris, May 4, 1779 : "
to Mrs. Wright, (London) May 4, 1779

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to General Beckwith, May 17, 1779. Discourag-

ing his going to the United States under the

expectation of being employed in its urmies - 35 to Sir Edward Newenham, bart. (Dublin) May

27, 1779. Respecting Irish emigrations to the
United States

.

37 'to General Gates, June 2, 1779. Relative to the

Chevalier De Ramondis-Capitulation of Sara

toga--Dissensions in America - to Richard Bache, esq. (his son-in-law) June 2, 1779.

Respecting Dr. F's enemies in America - His

grandsons, &c.
to Mrs. Bache, (his daughter) June 3, 1779. Va-
rious matter

- 41 to Mr. Bridgén, (London) Oct. 2, 1779.

per coinage for the United States :
to B. Vaughan, esq. Nov. 9, 1779. On his edition
i of some of Dr. Franklin's Writings -

to Francis Hopkinson, esq. June 4, 1779 - 48
to Pere Beccaria Nov. 19, 1779
to Dr. Price, Feb. 6, 1780 .
to Dr. Priestley, Feb. 8, 1780. On true science

Reflections on the inconveniences 'attending all

situations in life . i to General Washington, March 5, 1780. Relative

to the Marquis De la Fayette-Invitation to

visit Europe.
to the Chevalier De la Luzerne, March 5, 1780.
· Various matter

-, - 56 to F. Hopkinson,' esq. March 16, 1780. Political

squibs-Dr. Ingenhausz's experiments on the
leaves of treeg-A new telescope for ascertaining
distances -

- - 57 to Dr. Bond, March 16, 1780. Letter of friendship 58 PAGE Dr. Franklin to Dr. Cooper, March 16, 1780. Relative

is to his grandson-The alliance with France, &c. - 59 : - to C. Griffin, esq. March 16, 178051 - 60

to William Carmichael," esq. (Madrid) June 17, - 1780. Relative to Sir J. Dalrymple-The Mar- quis de la Fayette--Report of the siege of

Charlestown being raised-Riots in London
- The ephemera i sve .'- . . . - 61
- to Dr. Fothergill, June 19, 1780. Letter of friend-

ship
- to Mr. Small, July 22, 1780. Friendship, gout,

- to Miss Georgiana Shipley, Oct. 8, 1780
*-* to Dr. Price, Oct. 9, 1780. On the British par-
to liament-Religious tests, &c. **i

to Sir Grey Cooper, bart. Nov. 7, 1780. Respect-
.!ing Mr. President Laurens in. 1 :
Grey Cooper to Dr. Franklin, Nov. 29, 1780. In an-

*) swer to the foregoing :: "si : Dr. Franklin to Sir Edward Newenham, bart. Feb. 12, 1781.

* Passport for provisions and clothing sent to the
West Indies -
· to Monsieur Nogaret, March 8, 1781. Respect-
** ing the French translation of a Latin line com-

plimentary to Dr. Franklin Einw. - 72 to the President of Congress, March 12, 1781.' Re. ??quests being recalled, and some appointment for 115 his grandson W. Temple Franklin .in. His Ex. J. Jay, esq. to the President of Congress, April 21,

1781. On the subject of Dr. Franklin's requests Col. J. Laurens to Dr. Franklin, June 9, 1781. On Dr. ezin Franklin's wish to retire--and his grandson - 77

Dr. Franklin to Col. Laurens, Nov. 8, 1781. In answer to . .. the foregoing • to the Marquis de la Fayette, March 14, 1781. Re

specting Dr. Franklin's enemies in America-
- The English nation--Monsieur La Motte Piquet ib.
.." to Mr. Hodgson, April, 1, 1781. Abominable con-

duct of a Mr. Digges--Peace---Proposals of
mediation -

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.

79
to W. Carmichael, esq. April 12, 1781. Respect-
*** ing Dr. Franklin's enemies in America ; and
various matter -

81 to Mops. Court de Gebelin, May 7, 1781. On Bat the Indian language-The mariner's compass, &c. 83

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Dr. Franklin to the Rev. Dr. Cooper, May 15, 1781. New

constitution of Massachusetts - Maintenance

for the clergy-Scripture phrases, &c. i - 85 sto Messrs. D. Wepdorp and Thomas Hope Heygher,

June 8, 1781. Injustice of the English-New to , law of nations

.. . - 87 to W. Carmichael, esq. Aug. 24, 1781. Dr. F's i resignation refused by Congress- Various matin termini

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! to the Rev. W. Nixon, Sept. 5, 1781. Means of doing much good with little money . . ... to the Hon. Daniel of St. Thomas Jenifer, Sept. , 13, 1781 .. . .

- 90 - to Richard Bache, esq. Sept. 13, 1781. Mr.Whar

ton's pamphlet on the Indiana claims-Loss of . Dr. F.'s papers, , . ., . ,

to F. Hopkinson, esq. Sept. 13, 1781. Dr. F.'s .. friends and enemies : .. .. .. 92 i to Edmund Burke, esq. M.P. Oct. 15, 1781. Re

lative to Gen. Burgoyne and Mr. Laurens to Messrs. Korpman, Nov. 21, 1781. Relative to - a claim of relationship with Dr. Franklin

to Gov. Pownall, Nov. 23, 1781. Relative to Mrs.

. Barry-The war-Authority to treat of peace .. Mr. Hobart ..

- 95 to Mrs. C. Edes, Dec. 13, 1781. Relative to Henry

Laurens, esq.--Mr. Burke General Burgoyne 96 to Miss Laurens, Dec. 29, 1781. Relative to her

father's situation
i to *** ** * Jan. 4, 1782. . Containing advice
- to certain manufacturers intending to emigrate
to America

-, ! . . • 100 to His Excellency Gen. Washington, April 2, 1782.

Capitulation of Lord Cornwallis -- Introduc

tion of Count de Segur, &c. . , • 102 to ibe Chevalier de Chastelleux, April 6, 1782.

Change of ministry in England-Peace---Cam-
paign in AmericaCount de Segur

- 103 : to Gen. Washington, April 8, 1782. Introduc

tion of the Prince de Broglie ... - 105 to the Rev. Dr. Priestley, June 7, 1782. Reflec

.: tions on the conduct of mankind to each other - Apologue-Experiments of Lavoisier • 106

to Dr. Shipley, Bishop of St. Asaph, June 10, 1782 108 to Dr. Ingenhausz, June 21, 1782. Reflections on

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