The Papers of Benjamin Franklin, Vol. 5: Volume 5: July 1, 1753 Through March 31, 1755
Benjamin Franklin (Author) Leonard W Labaree (Editor)
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DescriptionIn this volume Franklin is representing the Pennsylvania Assembly in London, meeting with limited success before the Privy Council over the question of the Proprietor's alleged fraud in Indian lands and with complete reversal over an issue of parliamentary privilege. The personal antagonism between him and Proprietor Thomas Penn develops into an angry break. His personal success, however, is extensive. He travels widely, looking up ancestors and surviving relatives; he receives local honors in Edinburgh and Glasgow and an honorary degree from the University of St. Andrews, becoming "Doctor Franklin." He enjoys scientific and intellectual associations with members of the Royal Society, and warm and delightful friendships with people he meets on his travels as well as in London.
Yale University Press
September 10, 1962
6.28 X 1.77 X 9.0 inches | 2.35 pounds
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About the Author
BENJAMIN FRANKLIN was an American polymath who was active as a writer, scientist, inventor, statesman, diplomat, printer, publisher, forger and political philosopher. Among the leading intellectuals of his time, Franklin was one of the Founding Fathers of the United States, a drafter and signer of the United States Declaration of Independence, and the first United States Postmaster General. Franklin is known as The First American.