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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_Oversetting_ at sea, how it occurs, ii. 172.
how to be prevented, _ibid._, 173.

_Outriggers_ to boats, advantages of, ii. 173.


_Packthread_, though wet, not a good conductor, i. 200.

_Paine's_ Common Sense, Franklin supposed to have contributed to, i. 148.

_Paper_, how to make large sheets, in the Chinese way, ii. 349.
a poem, iii. 522.

_Paper-credit_, cannot be circumscribed by law, ii. 418.

_Paper-money_, pamphlet written by Franklin on, i. 91.
American, remarks and facts relative to, iii. 144.
advantages of, over gold and silver, iii. 152.

_Papers_ on philosophical subjects, i. 169, _et seq._ ii. 1, _et seq._
on general politics, ii. 383, _et seq._
on American subjects, before the revolution, iii. 3, _et seq._
during the revolution, iii. 225, _et seq._
subsequent to the revolution, iii. 383, _et seq._
on moral subjects, iii. 421, _et seq._

_Parable_ against persecution, ii. 450.

_Paradoxes_ inferred from some experiments, i. 262.

_Paralysis_, effects of electricity on, i. 401.

_Parliament_ of England, opinions in America, in 1766, concerning,
iii. 254.

_Parsons_, William, member of the Junto club, i. 83.

_Parties_, their use in republics, iii. 396.

_Party_ of pleasure, electrical, i. 202.

_Passages_ to and from America, how to be shortened, ii. 138.
why shorter from, than to, America, 189.

_Passengers_ by sea, instructions to, ii. 192.

_Patriotism_, spirit of, catching, iii. 90.

_Peace_, the victorious party may insist on adequate securities in the
terms of, iii. 96.

_Penn_, governor, remarks on his administration, iii. 183.
sold his legislative right in Pensylvania, but did not complete the
bargain, 189.

_Pensylvania_, Franklin appointed clerk to the general assembly of,

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