The Complete Works in Philosophy, Politics and Morals of the late Dr. Benjamin Franklin, Vol. 2 [of 3]

By Benjamin Franklin

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one who can say, _Homo sum, &c._"

_Scheme of a voyage, by subscription_, to convey the conveniences of
life, as fowls, hogs, goats, cattle, corn, iron, &c., to those remote
regions, which are destitute of them, and to bring from thence such
productions, as can be cultivated in this kingdom to the advantage of
society, in a ship under the command of Alexander Dalrymple.

Catt or bark, from the coal trade, £
of 350 tons, estimated at about 2000
Extra expences, stores, boats, &c. 3000
To be manned with 60 men at
4 per man per month
2880 per annum
Wages and 8640 for three years 8640
provisions -----

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