The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin by Benjamin Franklin

The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

byBenjamin Franklin

Kobo ebook | November 27, 2011

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about present you this wonderfully illustrated edition. BENJAMIN FRANKLIN was born in Milk Street, Boston, on January 6, 1706. His father, Josiah Franklin, was a tallow chandler who married twice, and of his seventeen children Benjamin was the youngest son. His schooling ended at ten, and at twelve he was bound apprentice to his brother James, a printer, who published the “New England Courant. ” To this journal he became a contributor, and later was for a time its nominal editor. But the brothers quarreled, and Benjamin ran away, going first to New York, and thence to Philadelphia, where he arrived in October, 1723. He soon obtained work as a printer, but after a few months he was induced by Governor Keith to go to London, where, finding Keith's promises empty, he again worked as a compositor till he was brought back to Philadelphia by a merchant named Denman, who gave him a position in his business. On Denman's death he returned to his former trade, and shortly set up a printing house of his own from which he published “The Pennsylvania Gazette, ” to which he contributed many essays, and which he made a medium for agitating a variety of local reforms
Title:The Autobiography of Benjamin FranklinFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:November 27, 2011Language:English

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