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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state. 245

Accumulation of the electrical fire proved to be in the electrified
glass.--Effect of lightning on the needle of compasses,
explained.--Gunpowder fired by the electric flame. 247

Unlimited nature of the electric force. 250

The terms, electric per se, and non-electric, improper.--New
relation between metals and water.--Effects of air in electrical
experiments.--Experiment for discovering more of the qualities of
the electric fluid. 252

Mistake, that only metals and water were conductors,
rectified.--Supposition of a region of electric fire above our
atmosphere.--Theorem concerning light.--Poke-weed a cure for
cancers. 256

New experiments.--Paradoxes inferred from them.--Difference in
the electricity of a globe of glass charged, and a globe of
sulphur.--Difficulty of ascertaining which is positive and which
negative. 261


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These numbers may therefore vary in course of years, as the colonies may in the growth and increase of people.
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_That in case of the death of the president general, the speaker of the grand council for the time being shall succeed, and be vested with the same powers and authorities, to continue till the king's pleasure be known.
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General Shirley's letter of acknowledgment for a voluntary present of clothing sent by the province to his troops.
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America has been greatly misrepresented and abused here, in papers, and pamphlets, and speeches, as ungrateful, and unreasonable, and unjust; in having put this nation to immense expence for their defence, and refusing to bear any part of that expence.
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petition before your majesty.
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And the lords of the committee do further humbly report to your majesty, that nothing has been laid before them which does or can, in their opinion, in any manner, or in any degree, impeach the honour, integrity, or conduct of the said governor or lieutenant-governor; and their lordships are humbly of opinion, that the said petition ought to be dismissed.
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