Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

By Benjamin Franklin

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8 _None preaches_
2 6 7* rise 12 32 5 Li 4 41 8 _better than the_
3 7 _windy weather._ 6 15 4 41 8 _ant, and she says_
4 C 2 Sund. p Trinit 6h Sc 4 42 8 First Quarter.
5 2 Vc Jup. Ven. _now_ 7 14 4 43 8 _nothing._
6 3 _pleasant weather_ 8 27 4 44 8 Moon sets 12 30 m
7 4 _some days_ 9 Sa 4 45 8 _The absent are_
8 5 _together,_ 10 23 4 48 8 _never without_
9 6 _but inclines to_ 10 Cp 4 47 8 _fault, nor the_
10 7 _falling_ 11 18 4 48 8 _present without_
11 C 3 Sund. p. Trin. 12 Aq 4 49 8 Full moon 11 day,
12 2 Sxtil Sat. Merc. weather. 1 13 4 50 8 2 afternoon.
13 3 Dog-days begin 2 25 4 50 8 sun in Leo
14 4 Days 14h. 20 m 2h Pi 4 51 8 Moon rise 8 35 aft.
15 5 St. _Swithin_.

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Text Comparison with Benjamin Franklin and the First Balloons

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They have corrections in the author's hand-writing and, except for a few words, are quite legible.
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[2] Complete Works of Benjamin Franklin, compiled and edited by John Bigelow, Volume VIII, New York, 1888.
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Since writing the above, I am favour'd with your kind Letter of the 25th.
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Montgolfier's Way will not cost more than half a Crown.
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as fast as that Wind, and over Hedges, Ditches & even Waters.
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Mr.
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in passing thro' this Flame rose in the Balloon, swell'd out its sides, and fill'd it.
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A very handsome triumphal Car will be suspended to it, in which Mess^rs.
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Perhaps Mechanic Art may find easy means to give them progressive Motion in a Calm, and to slant them a little in the Wind.
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from whence I could well see it rise, & have an extensive View of the Region of Air thro' which, as the Wind sat, it was likely to pass.
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The Wind was very little, so that the Object, tho' moving to the Northward, continued long in View; and it was a great while before the admiring People began to disperse.
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Beaucoup d'habitants de la campagne et le cure de Nesle et d'Hebouville se sont aussi trouves a leur arrivee.
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" Part of the valedictory and the signature are omitted by Bigelow and Smyth, but the former gives an "Extract of the Proposals" for the balloon of which I have no copy.
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_Letter of December 1.
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2^d", for 2nd.