Vie de Franklin, écrite par lui-même - Tome I Suivie de ses œuvres morales, politiques et littéraires

By Benjamin Franklin

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habitans de Boston et de Philadelphie, ne jugent pas
à propos de se charger de l'exécution de mon projet, ils daigneront, au
moins, accepter les donations, comme une marque de mon attachement, de
ma gratitude, et du désir que j'ai de leur être utile, même après ma

Certes, je désire que l'une et l'autre entreprennent de former
l'établissement que j'ai conçu, parce que je pense que, quoiqu'il puisse
s'élever des difficultés imprévues, on peut trouver le moyen de les
vaincre, et de rendre le plan praticable.

Si l'une des deux villes accepte le don avec les conditions prescrites,
et que l'autre refuse de remplir les conditions, je veux alors que les
deux sommes soient données à celle qui aura accepté les conditions, pour
que le tout soit appliqué au même objet et de la même manière que je
l'ai dit, pour chaque partie. Si les deux villes refusent la somme que
je leur offre, elle restera dans la masse de mes biens, et l'on en
disposera conformément à mon testament du 17 juillet 1788.

Je lègue au général George Washington, mon ami, et l'ami de l'humanité,
le bâton de pommier sauvage dont je me sers pour me promener, et sur
lequel il y a une pomme d'or, artistement travaillée, représentant le
bonnet de la Liberté. Si ce bâton étoit un sceptre, il conviendroit à
Washington, car il l'a mérité.


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