Memoirs of Benjamin Franklin; Written by Himself. [Vol. 2 of 2] With his Most Interesting Essays, Letters, and Miscellaneous Writings; Familiar, Moral, Political, Economical, and Philosophical, Selected with Care from All His Published Productions, and Comprising Whatever Is Most Entertaining and Valuable to the General Reader

By Benjamin Franklin

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86

On the Criminal Laws and the Practice of Privateering 94

Letter from Anthony Afterwit 102


LETTERS.

To Mrs. Abiah Franklin 107

To Miss Jane Franklin 108

To the same 109

To Mr. George Whitefield 110

To Mrs. D. Franklin 112

To the same 113

To Mrs. Jane Mecom

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Text Comparison with Franklin's Way to Wealth; or, "Poor Richard Improved"

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DARTON, No.
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with Biographical and Interesting Anecdotes 1 6 Watt's Catechism and Prayers, in 1 vol.
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' They joined in desiring him to speak his mind, and, gathering round him, he proceeded as follows: 'Friends,' says he, 'the taxes are indeed very heavy; and, if those laid on by the government were the only ones we had to pay, we might more easily discharge them; but we have many others, and much more grievous to some of us.
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"Sloth makes all things difficult, but industry all easy; and he that riseth late, must trot all day, and shall scarce overtake his business at night; while laziness travels so slowly, that poverty soon overtakes him.
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" II.
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" Here you are all.
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You call them goods; but, if you do not take care, they will prove evils to some of you.
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1, 1805.
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yet you are about to put yourself under that tyranny, when you run in debt for such dress! Your creditor has authority, at his pleasure, to deprive you of your liberty, by confining you in gaol for life, or by selling you for a servant, if you should not be able to pay him.
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* * * * * Transcriber's Notes: Only the most obvious and clear punctuation errors repaired.