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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.
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.
Select Works, most of which · are now published for the first time.
Private Correspondence. , ,
- CONTENTS OF VOLUME FIRST.
LETTERS ON MisceLLANEOUS SUBJECTS.
Dr. Franklin to Rev. George Whitfield, Philadelphia, June
is 6, 1753. On faith and good works -*
in reading -
:: 7 to Michael Collinson, esq. 1768 or 69. Respecting
Mr. Peter Collinson ·
covering houses with copper! ! ! ..
the method of covering houses with copper !:-
or method of deciding doubtful matters with
: 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.
PAGE bon, Philadelphia, Dec. 12, 1775. On recelving
his version of Sallust
losopher's stone-State of affairs in America .
. 29 to Mr. Winthrop, (Boston) May 1, 1777
near Paris, May 4, 1779 : "
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
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
- 41 to Mr. Bridgén, (London) Oct. 2, 1779.
per coinage for the United States :
to Francis Hopkinson, esq. June 4, 1779 - 48
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
-, - 56 to F. Hopkinson,' esq. March 16, 1780. Political
squibs-Dr. Ingenhausz's experiments on the
- - 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
- to Miss Georgiana Shipley, Oct. 8, 1780
to Sir Grey Cooper, bart. Nov. 7, 1780. Respect-
*) swer to the foregoing :: "si : Dr. Franklin to Sir Edward Newenham, bart. Feb. 12, 1781.
* Passport for provisions and clothing sent to the
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-
duct of a Mr. Digges--Peace---Proposals of
81 to Mops. Court de Gebelin, May 7, 1781. On Bat the Indian language-The mariner's compass, &c. 83
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
! 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
-, ! . . • 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-
- 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