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1 Record of Birth, 6 January 1706 1706-01-06 MS Record, Boston Births, V , 113: City Registry, Boston Benjamen Son     of Josiah Frankling &...
2 Record of Baptism, 6 January 1706 1706-01-06 MS Baptismal Records of the Clerk of Old South Church in Boston [1705/6] Jan. 6.   Benjamin, of...
3 Franklin, Benjamin, Sr. Verses from Benjamin Franklin (the Elder), 7 July 1710 1710-07-07 MS Commonplace Book of Benjamin Franklin (the Elder): American Antiquarian Society Benjamin...
4 Franklin, Benjamin, Sr. Acrostic from Benjamin Franklin (the Elder), 15 July … 1710-07-15 MS Commonplace Book of Benjamin Franklin (the Elder): American Antiquarian Society Sent To B.F....
5 Franklin, Benjamin, Sr. Verses from Benjamin Franklin (the Elder), 1713 1713-01-01 MS Commonplace Book of Benjamin Franklin (the Elder): American Antiquarian Society To My Name...
6 Franklin, Benjamin The Lighthouse Tragedy, 1718 1718-01-01 Not found As a lad of twelve or thirteen Franklin “took a Fancy to Poetry, and made some little...
7 Franklin, Benjamin The Taking of Teach the Pirate, 1719 1719-01-01 Not found The second ballad which Franklin wrote and hawked through the streets of Boston was “a...
8 Franklin, Benjamin [Elegy on My Sister Franklin, 1722] 1722-01-01 Copy: University of Pennsylvania Library The University of Pennsylvania acquired in 1934 an...
9 Franklin, Benjamin Silence Dogood, No. 1, 2 April 1722 1722-04-02 Printed in The New-England Courant , April 2, 1722. The first issue of James Franklin’s...
10 Franklin, Benjamin Silence Dogood, No. 2, 16 April 1722 1722-04-16 Printed in The New-England Courant , April 16, 1722. Histories of Lives are seldom entertaining,...
11 Franklin, Benjamin Silence Dogood, No. 3, 30 April 1722 1722-04-30 Printed in The New-England Courant , April 30, 1722. It is undoubtedly the Duty of all Persons to...
12 Franklin, Benjamin Silence Dogood, No. 4, 14 May 1722 1722-05-14 Printed in The New-England Courant , May 14, 1722. An sum etiam nunc vel Graecè loqui vel Latinè...
13 Franklin, Benjamin Silence Dogood, No. 5, 28 May 1722 1722-05-28 Printed in The New-England Courant , May 28, 1722. Mulier Mulieri magis congruet. Ter. I shall...
14 Franklin, Benjamin Silence Dogood, No. 6, 11 June 1722 1722-06-11 Printed in The New-England Courant , June 11, 1722. Quem Dies videt veniens Superbum, Hunc Dies...
15 Franklin, Benjamin Silence Dogood, No. 7, 25 June 1722 1722-06-25 Printed in The New-England Courant , June 25, 1722. It has been the Complaint of many Ingenious...
16 Franklin, Benjamin Silence Dogood, No. 8, 9 July 1722 1722-07-09 Printed in The New-England Courant , July 9, 1722. On June 11 the Courant had insinuated that the...
17 Franklin, Benjamin Silence Dogood, No. 9, 23 July 1722 1722-07-23 Printed in The New-England Courant , July 23, 1722. Corruptio optimi est pessima. It has been for...
18 Franklin, Benjamin Silence Dogood, No. 10, 13 August 1722 1722-08-13 Printed in The New-England Courant , August 13, 1722. Optimè societas hominum servabitur. Cic....
19 Franklin, Benjamin Silence Dogood, No. 11, 20 August 1722 1722-08-20 Printed in The New-England Courant , August 20, 1722. Neque licitum interea est meam amicam...
20 Franklin, Benjamin Silence Dogood, No. 12, 10 September 1722 1722-09-10 Printed in The New-England Courant , September 10, 1722. Quod est in cordi sobrii, est in ore...
21 Franklin, Benjamin Silence Dogood, No. 13, 24 September 1722 1722-09-24 Printed in The New-England Courant , September 24, 1722. In Persons of a contemplative...
22 Franklin, Benjamin Silence Dogood, No. 14, 8 October 1722 1722-10-08 Printed in The New-England Courant , October 8, 1722. Earum causarum quantum quaeque valeat,...
23 Franklin, Benjamin [Other Courant Essays Possibly by Franklin, 1723] 1723-01-01 Franklin’s contributions to the New-England Courant were not limited to the fourteen letters of...
24 Franklin, Benjamin The Printer to the Reader, 11 February 1723 1723-02-11 Printed in The New-England Courant , February 11, 1723. Arrest and imprisonment had not...
25 Franklin, Benjamin On Titles of Honor, 18 February 1723 1723-02-18 Printed in The New-England Courant , February 18, 1723. Mero meridie si dixerit illi tenebras...
26 Franklin, Benjamin Promissory Note to John Phillips, 5 [?] May 1724 1724-05-05 DS : Historical Society of Pennsylvania I Promise to Pay or Cause to be paid unto John Phillips...
27 Franklin, Benjamin A Dissertation on Liberty and Necessity, 1725 1725-01-01 A Dissertation on Liberty and Necessity, Pleasure and Pain. London: Printed in the Year MDCCXXV ....
28 Franklin, Benjamin Sloane, Sir Hans From Benjamin Franklin to Sir Hans Sloane, 2 June 1725 1725-06-02 ALS : British Museum Having lately been in the Nothern Parts of America, I have brought from...
29 Franklin, Benjamin Plan of Conduct, 1726 1726-01-01 MS not found; reprinted from Robert Walsh, “Life of Benjamin Franklin,” Delaplaine’s Repository...
30 Franklin, Benjamin Journal of a Voyage, 1726 1726-07-22 MS not found; reprinted from WTF, Memoirs , 4to edit., I , Appendix, i-xix; also transcript:...
31 Franklin, Benjamin Franklin, Jane From Benjamin Franklin to Jane Franklin, 6 January 1727 1727-01-06 MS not found; reprinted from Duane, Works , VI , 3. I am highly pleased with the account captain...
32 Franklin, Benjamin Epitaph, 1728 1728-01-01 Autograph MS : Yale University Library; another autograph MS : Richard Gimbel, New Haven, Conn....
33 Franklin, Benjamin Articles of Belief and Acts of Religion, 20 November … 1728-11-20 Autograph MS : Library of Congress; also transcript: Library of Congress Franklin mentioned this...
34 Franklin, Benjamin Martha Careful and Caelia Shortface, 28 January 1729 1729-01-28 Printed in The American Weekly Mercury , January 28, 1728/9. When Samuel Keimer forestalled...
35 Franklin, Benjamin The Busy-Body, No. 1, 4 February 1729 1729-02-04 Printed in The American Weekly Mercury , February 4, 1728/9. Franklin and Hugh Meredith decided...
36 Franklin, Benjamin The Busy-Body, No. 2, 11 February 1729 1729-02-11 Printed in The American Weekly Mercury , February 11, 1728/9. All Fools have still an Itching to...
37 Franklin, Benjamin The Busy-Body, No. 3, 18 February 1729 1729-02-18 Printed in The American Weekly Mercury , February 18, 1728/9. Non vultus instantis Tyranni Mente...
38 Franklin, Benjamin The Busy-Body, No. 4, 25 February 1729 1729-02-25 Printed in The American Weekly Mercury , February 25, 1728/9. Nequid nimis. In my first Paper I...
39 Franklin, Benjamin The Busy-Body, No. 5, 4 March 1729 1729-03-04 Printed in The American Weekly Mercury , March 4, 1728/9. Vos, O Patricius sanguis, quos vivere...
40 Franklin, Benjamin The Busy-Body, No. 8, 27 March 1729 1729-03-27 Printed in The American Weekly Mercury , March 27, 1729. ——Quid non mortalia Pectora cogis Auri...
41 Franklin, Benjamin The Nature and Necessity of a Paper-Currency, 3 April … 1729-04-03 A Modest Enquiry into the Nature and Necessity of a Paper-Currency. Philadelphia: Printed and...
42 Franklin, Benjamin Extracts from the Gazette, 1729 1729-10-02 Printed in The Pennsylvania Gazette , October 2 to December 30, 1729. The Pennsylvania Gazette...
43 Franklin, Benjamin The Printer to the Reader, 2 October 1729 1729-10-02 Printed in The Pennsylvania Gazette , October 2, 1729. The attacks of the Busy-Body, Keimer’s...
44 Franklin, Benjamin Governor Burnet and the Massachusetts Assembly, 9 … 1729-10-09 Printed in The Pennsylvania Gazette , October 9, 1729. His Excellency Governor Burnet died...
45 Franklin, Benjamin The Printer to the Reader, 23 October 1729 1729-10-23 Printed in The Pennsylvania Gazette , October 23, 1729. The Publishers of this Paper meeting with...
46 Franklin, Benjamin Affairs of Ireland, 20 November 1729 1729-11-20 Printed in The Pennsylvania Gazette , November 20, 1729. Affairs of Ireland The English Papers...
47 Franklin, Benjamin From the Casuist: The Case of the Trespassing Horse, 16 … 1729-12-16 Printed in The Pennsylvania Gazette , December 16, 1729. I send you here an Answer to a Query in...
48 Franklin, Benjamin Extracts from the Gazette, 1730 1730-01-06 Printed in The Pennsylvania Gazette , January 6 to December 29, 1730. About the End of next...
49 Franklin, Benjamin Printer’s Errors, 13 March 1730 1730-03-13 Printed in The Pennsylvania Gazette , March 13, 1729/30. Printerum est errare. As your last Paper...
50 Franklin, Benjamin Davenport, Sarah From Benjamin Franklin to Sarah Davenport, [June 1730?] 1730-06-01 ALS : American Philosophical Society Your kind and affectionate Letter of May the 15th, was...