Benjamin Franklin, the First Civilized American

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ILLUSTRATIONS
FACING PAGE
BENJAMIN FRANKLIN Frontispiece
PORTRAIT OF BENJAMIN FRANKLIN BY BENJAMIN WILSON8
CHRIST CHURCH, PHILADELPHIA16
FRANKLIN DISCOVERING THE IDENTITY OF LIGHTNING AND ELECTRICITY24
LETTER FROM FRANKLIN TO HIS WIFE, DEBORAH30
LIST OF BOOKS FOR THE PHILADELPHIA LIBRARY IN FRANKLIN'S HANDWRITING40
SARAH, ("SALLY") FRANKLIN, DAUGHTER OF BENJAMIN FRANKLIN48
WILLIAM FRANKLIN, FIRST BORN SON OF BENJAMIN FRANKLIN56
THE PENNSYLVANIA GAZETTE64
LORD DE DESPENCER, HIGH PRIEST OF THE "HELL FIRE CLUB"72
FRANKLIN'S TERSE LETTER TO WILLIAM STRAHAN78
DRAFT OF A LETTER FROM FRANKLIN TO GENERAL GEORGE WASHINGTON88
THE BEST KNOWN PORTRAIT OF FRANKLIN96
A LETTER FROM CHEVALIER D' EON TO FRANKLIN102
CHEVALIER D' EON103
DIOGENES DISCOVERING FRANKLIN112
PORTRAIT OF FRANKLIN120
LETTER FROM ROBESPIERRE TO FRANKLIN128
PROFILE OF BUST OF FRANKLIN BY HOUDON136
STATUETTE SHOWING FRANKLIN SURROUNDED BY HIS BOOKS AND SCIENTIFIC APPARATUS152
MEDALLION OF FRANKLIN BY NINI168
JEAN PAUL MARAT, LEADER OF THE FRENCH REVOLUTION168

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