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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of, in printing, ii. 355.

_Judges_, mode of their appointment in America, in 1768, iii. 23.

_Junto._ See _Club_.


_Keimer_, a connection of Franklin's, some account of, i. 35, 70, 93.

_Keith_, sir William, Franklin patronized by, i. 39.
deceived by, 54.
character of, 57.

_Kinnersley_, Mr. electrical experiments by, i. 261, _et seq._, 331.

_Kiss_, electrical, i. 177.

_Kite_ used to draw electricity from the clouds, i. 108.
electrical, described, i. 268.

_Knobs_, not so proper as points, for conducting lightning, i. 359.


_Labour_, why it will long continue dear in America, ii. 385.
its advantages, 427, 428.

_Land_, terms on which it may be obtained in America, by settlers,
iii. 409.

_Landing_ in a surf, supposed practicable, how, ii. 154.
tried without success, 155.

_Language_, remarks on innovations in, ii. 351, _et seq._

_Laughers_, satyrized, iii. 425.

_Law_, the old courts of, in the colonies, as ample in their powers, as
those in England, iii. 304.

_Law-expenses_, no discouragement to law-suits, iii. 270.

_Law-stamps_, a tax on the poor, iii. 269.

_Lead_, effects of, on the human constitution, ii. 219.

_Leaks_ in ships, why water enters by them most rapidly at first, ii. 109.
means to prevent their being fatal, 170.

_Leather_ globe, proposed, instead of glass, for electrical experiments,
i. 267.

_Left_ hand, a petition from, iii. 483.

_Leg_, handsome and deformed, humourous anecdote of, iii. 437.

_Legal_ tender of paper-money, its advantages, iii. 150.
further remarks on, 151.

_Lending_ money, new mode of, iii. 463.

_Letter-founding_ effected by Franklin in America, i. 74.

_Leutmann_, J. G. extract from his vulcanus famulans, ii. 298.

_Leyden_ bottle, its phenomena explained, i. 179.
analysed, 192.
experiment to prove

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