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THE

WORKS

BENJAMIN FRANKLIN;

CONTAINING

SEVERAL POLITICAL AND HISTORICAL TRACTS

NOT INCLUDED IN ANY FORMER EDITION,

AND

MANY LETTERS OFFICIAL AND PRIVATE

NOT HITHERTO PUBLISHED;

WITH

NOTES

AND

A LIFE OF THE AUTHOR.

By JARED SPARKS.

VOLUME VII.

REVISED EDITION.

PHILADELPIIIA:
CHILDS & PETERSON, 602 ARCHI ST.

200 g. 7
270 ? !

Entered according to act of Congress, in the year 1840, by

HILLIARD, GRAY & Co. in the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the District of Massachusetts. CONTENTS

1744.

To Josiah and Abiah Franklin. 6 September. . . . 14

Remedies for the Stone and Gravel.

1745.

To John Franklin. . . .

Humorous Remarks on the Expedition against Cape Breton.

To James Read. 17 August. . . . .

1747.

To Cadwallader Colden. 1 October. . . . . 18

To Cadwallader Colden. 27 November. . . . . 19

Apprehensions of an Attack from the Enemy,- Schemes

of Defence. - He applies for Cannon from New York.

From R. Peters to John and Richard Penn. 29 Nov. .

Origin of the Association for the Defence of the Province,

and the Part taken by Franklin in forming it.

From James Logan to B. Franklin. 3 December. . . 24

To James Logan. 4 December. . . . . . 28

Fortifications on the Delaware River.

1748.

To Cadwallader Colden. 27 January. .

Procuring Cannon for Defence.- Sale of Books. – Opinion

of Mr. Colden's “ History of the Five Nations.”

To James Logan. 27 January. . .

Cannon from Boston.— Insurance on Lottery Tickets.

To James Logan. 30 January. . . . . .

To James Logan. 6 April. . . .

Progress in the Erection of Batteries. — Diligence of the

People in attending Military Exercises.

To Cadwallader Colden. 29 September. . . . . 3

Plans for retiring from Business and declining Public Em-

ployment. — Governor Shirley. — Peter Kalm, the Swedish

Botanist.

To James Logan. 30 October. . . . . . . 3

Particulars respecting Peter Kalm. - Mr. Sandin, a Swe-

dish Missionary.

1749.

To Mrs. Abiah Franklin. 7 September. . . . . 39

og Family Incidents.

To Mrs. Abiah Franklin. 16 October. . . . . 41

Yellow Fever in Philadelphia.

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