The Complete Works in Philosophy, Politics and Morals of the late Dr. Benjamin Franklin, Vol. 1 [of 3]

By Benjamin Franklin

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on the sailing of boats, 160.

_Exportation_ of gold and silver, observations on, ii. 416.

_Exports_ to North America and the West Indies, iii. 127, 128.
to Pensylvania, 129, 250.
from ditto, 250.

_Eye_, retains the images of luminous objects, ii. 340.


_Facts_, should be ascertained before we attempt to account for them,
ii. 96.

_Family_ of Franklin, account of, i. 5. _et seq._

_Famine_, how provided against in China, ii. 407.

_Fanning_, how it cools, ii. 87.

_Farmers_, remonstrance in behalf of, ii. 420.

_Federal_ constitution, speech on, iii. 416.

_Felons_, transportation of, to America, highly disagreeable to the
inhabitants, iii. 235.

_Fermenting_ liquors, their steam deleterious, ii. 59.

Fire, not destroyed by water, but dispersed, i. 172.
makes air specifically lighter, 206.
exists in all bodies, 214.
common and electrical, exist together, _ibid._
a region of, above our atmosphere, 257, ii. 124.
many ways of kindling it, i. 356.
exists in a solid or quiescent state in substances, _ibid._ ii. 80,
recovers its fluidity by combustion, _ibid._
is a fluid permeating all bodies, 76.
conductors of, are also best conductors of the electric fluid, _ibid._
difference between, and electrical conductors, 77.
how diffused through substances, 78.
how generated in animated bodies, 79.
theory of, 122.
a fixed and permanent quantity of, in the universe, 123.
its properties, 227.
electrical, see _Electrical_.

_Fire-companies_, numerous at Philadelphia, i. 103.

_Fire-places_, Pensylvanian, account of, ii. 225.
large and open, inconvenient, 228.

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