CliffsNotes on Franklin's Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

CliffsNotes on Franklin's Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

CliffsNotes on Franklin's Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

CliffsNotes on Franklin's Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

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Benjamin Franklin was the youngest son and 15th of 17 children of Josiah Franklin, a soap and candle maker who had immigrated to Boston from Northamptonshire, England. Because he disliked his father’s trade but loved reading, he was apprenticed at the age of 12 to his brother James, a printer. He and James often disagreed, and finally Benjamin quit before his contract had expired. Looking for work, he went first to New York and then to Philadelphia, where he was hired by Samuel Keimer.

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