Benjamin Franklin Representative selections, with introduction, bibliograpy, and notes

By Benjamin Franklin

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To Jared Ingersoll (December 11, 1762), 300
To Miss Mary Stevenson (March 25, 1763), 301
To John Fothergill, M.D. (March 14, 1764), 304
To Sarah Franklin (November 8, 1764), 307
_From_ A Narrative of the Late Massacres in Lancaster
County (1764), 308
To the Editor of a Newspaper (May 20, 1765), 315
To Lord Kames (June 2, 1765), 318
Letter Concerning the Gratitude of America (January 6, 1766), 321
To Lord Kames (April 11, 1767), 325
To Miss Mary Stevenson (September 14, 1767), 330

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Text Comparison with Benjamin Franklin and the First Balloons

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Sir, On Wednesday, the 27th Instant the new aerostatic Experiment, invented by Mess^rs.
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They say the filling of it in M.
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I send you with it some prints.
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I say this in answer to your Question; for I did not indeed write them with a view of their being inserted.
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_La Machine poussee par le Vent s'est dirigee sur une des Allees du Jardin.
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This Method of filling the Balloon with hot Air is cheap and expeditious, and it is supposed may be sufficient for certain purposes, such as elevating an Engineer to take a View of an Enemy's Army, Works, &c.
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Perhaps Mechanic Art may find easy means to give them progressive Motion in a Calm, and to slant them a little in the Wind.
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Faujas's Book upon the Balloons, which I hope you have receiv'd.
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The Wind was very little, so that the Object, tho' moving to the Northward, continued long in View; and it was a great while before the admiring People began to disperse.
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Tuesday Evening.
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Faujas' work, published in 1784.
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2^d", for 2nd.