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Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin Part 4

XVII FRANKLIN'S DEFENSE OF THE FRONTIER HILE the several companies in the city and country were forming, and learning their exercise, the governor prevail'd with me to take charge of our North-western frontier, which was infested by the enemy, and provide for the defense of the inhabitants by raising troops and building a line of […]
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Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin Part 3

XI INTEREST IN PUBLIC AFFAIRS BEGAN now to turn my thoughts a little to public affairs, beginning, however, with small matters. The city watch was one of the first things that I conceiv'd to want regulation. It was managed by the constables of the respective wards in turn; the constable warned a number of housekeepers […]
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Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin Part 2

VI FIRST VISIT TO LONDON HE governor, seeming to like my company, had me frequently to his house, and his setting me up was always mention'd as a fixed thing. I was to take with me letters recommendatory to a number of his friends, besides the letter of credit to furnish me with the necessary […]
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Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin Part 1

Project Gutenberg's Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin, by Benjamin Franklin This eBook is for the use of anyone anywhere at no cost and with almost no restrictions whatsoever. You may copy it, give it away or re-use it under the terms of the Project Gutenberg License included with this eBook or online at www.gutenberg.org Title: Autobiography […]
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Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

Project Gutenberg's Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin, by Benjamin Franklin This eBook is for the use of anyone anywhere at no cost and with almost no restrictions whatsoever. You may copy it, give it away or re-use it under the terms of the Project Gutenberg License included with this eBook or online at www.gutenberg.org Title: Autobiography […]
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Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin TOC

CONTENTS Introduction vii The Autobiography 1 I. Ancestry and Early Life in Boston 3 II. Beginning Life as a Printer 21 III. Arrival in Philadelphia 41 IV. First Visit to Boston 55 V. Early Friends in Philadelphia 69 VI. First Visit to London 77 VII. Beginning Business in Philadelphia 99 VIII. Business Success and First […]
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