Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

By Benjamin Franklin

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VI. First Visit to London 77
VII. Beginning Business in Philadelphia 99
VIII. Business Success and First Public Service 126
IX. Plan for Attaining Moral Perfection 146
X. _Poor Richard's Almanac_ and Other Activities 169
XI. Interest in Public Affairs 188
XII. Defense of the Province 201
XIII. Public Services and Duties 217
XIV. Albany Plan of Union 241
XV. Quarrels with the Proprietary Governors 246
XVI. Braddock's Expedition 253
XVII. Franklin's Defense of the Frontier 274
XVIII. Scientific Experiments

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I was the youngest son, and the youngest child but two, and was born in Boston, New England.
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reading Shaftesbury and Collins, become a real doubter in many points of our religious doctrine, I found this method safest for myself and very embarrassing to those against whom I used it.
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; a turner, one who works with a lathe; a brasier, a worker in brass.
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After dinner my sleepiness returned; and, being shown to a bed, I lay down without undressing and slept till six in the evening, was called to supper, went to bed again very early, and slept soundly till next morning.
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I received on the way Vernon's money, without which we could hardly have finished our journey.
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When the time of our meeting grew nigh, Ralph called on me first, and let me know his piece was ready.
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] [Footnote 52: "Piece of eight," i.
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Our first papers made a quite different appearance from any before in the province; a better type, and better printed; but some spirited remarks of my writing, on the dispute[99] then going on between Governor Burnet and the Massachusetts Assembly, struck the principal people, occasioned the paper and the manager of it to be much talked of, and in a few weeks brought them all to be our subscribers.
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He was a man of learning, and honest but ignorant in matters of account; and, though he sometimes made me remittances, I could get no account from him, nor any satisfactory state of our partnership while he lived.
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] [Footnote 113: "O philosophy, thou guide of life! O thou searcher after virtue and banisher of vice! One day lived well and in obedience to thy precepts should be preferred to an eternity of sin.
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A transaction in our fire company gave me some insight into their prevailing sentiments.
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Robert Grace, one of my early friends, who, having an iron furnace, found the casting of the plates for these stoves a profitable thing, as they.
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They were conferred in consideration of my improvements and discoveries in the electric branch of natural philosophy.
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Hamilton, who, tired with the disputes his proprietary instructions subjected him to, had resigned.
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also formed of words or phrases so arranged as to read the same in all directions.
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We now appeared very wide, and so far from each other in our opinions as to discourage all hope of agreement.
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"Away, then, with your expensive follies, and you will not then have so much cause to complain of hard times, heavy taxes, and chargeable families; for Pleasure and wine, game and deceit, Make the wealth small, and.