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COMPRISING PRIVATE LETTERS TO THE TIME OF THE
AUTHOR'S FIRST MISSION TO ENGLAND. 1725-1757.
To Sir Hans Sloane. 2 June.
Offering a Purse made of Asbestos.
To Miss Jane Franklin. 6 January.
To Mrs. Sarah Davenport.
To Mrs. Jane Mecom. 19 June.
Family Afflictions. — Singular Instance of Mortality.
To Josiah Franklin. 13 April.
Religious Opinions and Practice.- Freemasons.
To Mrs. Jane Mecom. 28 July.
To Edward and Jane Mecom.
To Mrs. Jane Mecom.
Condition of Apprentices, and Habits of Boys.
To Josiah and Abiah Franklin. 6 September. .
Remedies for the Stone and Gravel.
To John Franklin.
Humorous Remarks on the Expedition against Cape Breton.
To James Read. 17 August.
To Cadwallader Colden. 1 October.
To Cadwallader Colden. 27 November
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. .
To James Logan. 4 December.
Fortifications on the Delaware River.
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. .
Plans for retiring from Business and declining Public Em-
ployment. — Governor Shirley. — Peter Kalm, the Swedish
To James Logan. 30 October.
Particulars respecting Peter Kalm.- Mr. Sandin, a Swe-
To Mrs. Abiah Franklin. 7 September.
To Mrs. Abiah Franklin. 16 October.
Yellow Fever in Philadelphia.
To Mrs. Abiah Franklin, 1749.
Private Affairs and Family Incidents.
From Cadwallader Colden to B. Franklin. November..
Instructers in Colleges and their Location. - Subjects to
be studied. - The Learned Languages.
To Samuel Johnson. 23 August.
Value of Education in Promoting the Strength of a State
and the Virtue of the People. - Increase of Congregations
To Jared Eliot. 12 September.
Mr. Collinson. - Agricultural Remarks. — Philadelphia
Academy. - Barometer, Thermometer, and Hygrometer. -
Ingenious Defence of Self-applause.
To Mrs. Jane Mecom. 24 October. .
To Jared Eliot. 24 December..
John Bartram. Importance of Instruction in Public
To Jared Eliot. 11 February.
On his Agricultural Essays.
To Cadwallader Colden. 14 May.
Intercession for a Printer, who had offended the Governor
of New York.
To Edward and Jane Mecom. 21 May.
Death of his Mother. - Consolations in Afliction. — Acqui-
escence in the Dispensations of Providence.
To Edward and Jane Mecom. 14 November..
On the Establishing of his Nephew as a Printer in Antigua.
To Cadwallader Colden. 1 January.
Concerning Papers on Electricity. - Abbé Nollet.- Dali-
To William Smith. 19 April.
Respecting the New Academy, which had lately been
established in Philadelphia.
To William Smith. 3 May.
Critical Remarks on his Scheme of Education.
To Peter Collinson. 9 May, 1753.
Poverty and Idleness. — Difficulty of Instructing the Indians
in the Arts of Civilized Life.--Condition and Character of
the Germans in Pennsylvania.
To George Whitefield. 6 June.
Motives with which Benefits should be conferred. - Faith
and Good Works. — Example of Christ.
To James Bowdoin. 18 October.
Treaty with the Indians.— Their Complaints.
To Cadwallader Colden. 25 October.
Indian Affairs. - Abbé Nollet's Book, and Dalibard's An-
To William Smith. 27 November.
Concerning the Academy.
To Cadwallader Colden. 6 December.
Regulation of Trade with the Indiang.
To Cadwallader Colden. 30 August.
Remarks on the Plan of a Union of the Colonies. - Bec-
caria's Work on Electricity.
To Miss Catherine Ray. 4 March. .
To Jared Eliot. 31 August.
State of the Army.-- Mitchell's Map. — John Bartram.
To Jared Eliot. 1 September.
Introducing Mr. Bartram and Mr. Alison.
To Miss Catherine Ray. 11 September. .
From William Shirley to B. Franklin. 17 September.
Applauds his Service to the Public in aiding Braddock's
To William Shirley. 23 October.
Thanks, and Proffers of Service,
To James Read. 2 November.
Arms and Ammunition sent to the Frontiers.
To William Parsons. 5 December.
Money appropriated for the Defence of the Frontiers. - A
Militia Act passed. -- Arms and Powder provided.
To William Parsons. 15 December.
Troops sent to the Frontiers.
To Mrs. Deborah Franklin. 27 December.
Commission from Governor Morris. 5 January.
To Mrs. Deborah Franklin. 15 January.
To Mrs. Deborah Franklin. 25 January.
Humorous Account of his Situation at Gnadenhutten.
To a Friend. 25 January.
March of the Troops to Gnadenhutten, and the Building of
a Fort at that Place.
To Robert Hunter Morris. 26 January.
Transactions at Gnadenhutten. - Number and Position of
To Mrs. Deborah Franklin. 30 January.
To Mrs. Deborah Franklin. 31 January.
To Mrs. Jane Mecom. 12 February.
To Miss E. Hubbard. 23 February.
On the Death of his Brother, John Franklin.
To Mrs. Deborah Franklin. 21 March.
To Mrs. Deborah Franklin. 30 March.
To Mrs. Jane Mecom. 28 June.
Concerning a Nephew, whom he had established as a
Printer in Antigua.
To William Parsons. 28 June. .
On Military Affairs.
To Thomas Pownall. 19 August.
Indians regardless of their Treaty. — Six Nations. - Re-
cruits should march to the Frontiers.
To George Washington. 19 August.
Conveyance of the Mail for the Accommodation of the
To Mrs. Deborah Franklin. 13 November.
Conference with the Indians at Easton.
To Edward and Jane Mecom. 30 December.
To Robert Charles. 1 February.
Sends Papers relating to Pennsylvania. - Bills of the As-
sembly rejected by the Governor.
To Mrs. Jane Mecom. 21 February.