The Works of Benjamin Franklin: Containing Several Political and Historical Tracts Not Included in Any Former Edition, and Many Letters, Official and Private, Not Hitherto Published; with Notes and a Life of the Author by Jared Sparks, Volume 7 (Google eBook)

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Childs & Peterson, 1840 - United States
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Contents

To William Smith 19 April
63
To Peter Collinson 9 May 1753
66
To George Whitefield 6 June
74
To William Smith 27 November 80 Concerning the Academy To Cadwallader Colden 6 December 81 Regulation of Trade with the Indians
82
To Jared Eliot 1 September
88
From William Shirley to B Franklin 17 September
94
To Wiiliam Parsons 15 December 101 Troops sent to the Frontiers To Mrs Deborah Franklin 27 December
102
Commission from Governor Morris 5 January
103
To Mrs Deborah Franklin 30 January 110 To Mrs Deborah Franklin 31 January 112 To Mrs Jane Mecom 12 February
112
To William Parsons 28 June
119
To Mrs Deborah Franklin 13 November 124 Conference with the Indians at Easton
126
To William Parsons 22 February 1757
129
To Mrs Deborah Franklin 27 May
135
To Mrs Jane Mecom 30 May
142
To Mrs Deborah Franklin 27 July
149
From William Strahan to Mrs Franklin 13 December
156
To Mrs Deborah Franklin 14 January
160
To Mrs Deborah Franklin 10 June
167
To the Speaker and Committee of the Pennsylvania
174
To Hugh Roberts 16 September
180
To Lord Karnes 3 January
187
To Mrs Deborah Franklin 5 March
194
To Miss Mary Stevenson 16 May 1760
199
To Lord Karnes 27 September
207
To Mrs Deborah Franklin
214
1761
222
To Mrs Deborah Franklin 14 September
229
To Mrs Deborah Franklin 24 March
235
To Miss Mary Stevenson 7 June
239
From Richard Jackson to B Franklin 4 April
249
To William Greene 19 July
255
To George Whitefield 19 June
261
To Jonathan Williams 3 November 1764
266
From Richard Jackson to B Franklin 18 November
272

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Page 77 - ... but now-a-days, we have scarce a little parson that does not think it the duty of every man within his reach to sit under his petty ministrations ; and that whoever omits them offends God.
Page 334 - America, an immense territory, favoured by Nature with all advantages of climate, soil, great navigable rivers, and lakes, &c. must become a great country, populous and mighty; and will, in a less time than is generally conceived, be able to shake off any shackles that may be imposed on her, and perhaps place them on the imposers.
Page 75 - I mean real good works ; works of kindness, charity, mercy, and public spirit; not holidaykeeping, sermon-reading or hearing ; performing church ceremonies, or making long prayers, filled with flatteries and compliments, despised even by wise men, and much less capable of pleasing the Deity.
Page 329 - Every man in England seems to consider himself as a piece of a sovereign over America ; seems to jostle himself into the throne with the king, and talks of our subjects in the colonies.
Page 75 - He that for giving a draught of water to a thirsty person, should expect to be paid with a good plantation, would be modest in. his demands, compared with those who think they deserve heaven for the little good they do on earth.
Page 73 - His outward freedom : tyranny must be ; Though to the tyrant thereby no excuse. Yet sometimes nations will decline so low From virtue, which is reason, that no wrong, But justice, and some fatal curse annex'd, Deprives them of their outward liberty ; Their inward lost : witness the irreverent son Of him who built the ark ; who, for the shame Done to his father, heard this heavy curse, Servant of servants, on his vicious race.
Page 184 - A MAN of words and not of deeds Is like a garden full of weeds...
Page 268 - I have in a private capacity given just cause of offence to any one whatever), yet they are enemies, and very bitter ones; and you must expect their enmity will extend in some degree to you, so that your slightest indiscretions will be magnified into crimes, in order the more sensibly to wound and afflict me. It is therefore the more necessary for you to be extremely circumspect in all your behaviour, that no advantage may be given to their malevolence.
Page 125 - I have not far to go for an instance ; this very ground that is under me (striking it with his foot) was my land and inheritance and is taken from me by fraud.
Page 75 - I do not look upon myself as conferring favors, but as paying debts. In my travels, and since my settlement, I have received much kindness from men to whom I shall never have any opportunity of making the least direct return ; and numberless mercies from God, who is infinitely above being benefited by our services.

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