Benjamin Franklin Representative selections, with introduction, bibliograpy, and notes

By Benjamin Franklin

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of paper after James is declared
objectionable by the authorities.

1722. His _Dogood Papers_ printed anonymously in the _New England

1723. Breaks his indentures and leaves for New York; eventually
arrives in Philadelphia.

1723-24. Employed by Samuel Keimer, a printer in Philadelphia.

1724. Visits Cotton Mather and Governor Burnet (New York). Meets
James Ralph, Grub-Street pamphleteer, historian, and poet in
the Thomson tradition. Patronized by Governor Keith. Leaves
for London in November on the _London-Hope_ to buy type, etc.,
for printing shop to be set up in his behalf by Keith. Upon
arrival he and Ralph take lodgings in Little Britain.

1725-26. Employed in Palmer's and Watts's printing houses.

1725. Publishes _A Dissertation on Liberty and Necessity, Pleasure
and Pain_. One result of this is acquaintance with Lyons,
author of _The Infallibility of Human Judgement_. Through him
Franklin meets Bernard Mandeville and Dr. Henry Pemberton, who
is preparing a third edition of Sir Isaac Newton's
_Principia_. Is received by Sir Hans Sloane in Bloomsbury
Square. Conceives of setting up a swimming school in London.

1726. On July 21, with Mr. Denham, merchant and Quaker, leaves for
Philadelphia on the _Berkshire_. Between July 22 and October
11 writes _Journal of a Voyage from London to Philadelphia_.
Employed by Denham until latter's death in 1727.

1727. Ill of pleurisy and composes his epitaph. After recovery
returns to Keimer's printing house. Forms his Junto club.
Employed in Burlington, New Jersey, on a job of printing paper

1728. Forms partnership with Hugh Meredith. Writes _Articles of
Belief and Acts of Religion_, and _Rules for a Club_--his
Junto club "Constitution."

1729. Buys Keimer's _The Universal Instructor in all Arts and
Sciences: and Pennsylvania Gazette_ (begun December 24, 1728).
Changes name to _Pennsylvania Gazette_,

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