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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 IV.

BOSTON:

WHITTEMORE, NILES, AND HALL.

MILWAUKIE: A. WHITTEMORE & CO.

Entered according to the act of Congress, in the year one thousand eight hundred and thirty-seven, by Hilliard, Gray, AND Co., in the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the District of Massachusetts.

ANDOVER:

PRINTED BY W. F. DRAPER

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· Letter concerning the Gratitude of America, and the Prob-

ability and Effects of a Union with Great Britain ;

and concerning the Repeal or Suspension of the

Stamp Act

156

· The Examination of Dr. Benjamin Franklin, in the British

House of Commons, relative to the Repeal of the

American Stamp Act, in 1766 .

161

Note containing Dr. Franklin's Remarks on the above

Examination, with Reference to the Members of

the House of Commons by whom the Questions

were asked

199

Remarks on a Plan for the Future Management of Indian

Affairs

201

Hints for a Reply to the Protests of certain Members

of the House of Lords against the Repeal of the

Stamp Act

206

Observations on Passages in a Pamphlet, entitled “Good

Humor, or a Way with the Colonies. London,

1766”

211

Observations on Passages in "A Letter from a Merchant

in London to his Nephew in North America. Lon-

don, 1766"

215

Proposed Colony in Illinois

233

Causes of the American Discontents before 1768

242

Preface to the “ Letters from a Farmer in Pennsylvania” 256

Queries by Mr. Strahan, respecting American Affairs, and

Dr. Franklin's Answers

258

State of the Constitution of the Colonies, by Governor

Pownall ; with Remarks by Dr. Franklin

270

Observations on Passages in “ An Inquiry into the Nature

and Causes of the Disputes between the British

Colonies in America and their Mother Country.

London, 1769"

281

Observations on Passages in a Pamphlet, entitled “The

True Constitutional Means for putting an End to

the Disputes between Great Britain and the Amer-

ican Colonies. London, 1769"

298

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