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YOUNG FRANKLIN AND DEBORAH READ (Frontispiece) BRADDOCK'S FORCE ATTACKED BY SAVAGES . . 178 TAKING SCALPS . . . . . . . 180 AN INDIAN RAID . . . . . . 180 PORTRAIT OF FRANKLIN.

· 199 “ AT THIS PRESS I WORKED ” . . . . SETTLERS MURDERED BY INDIANS . . . 211 INDIGNATION MEETING OF BOSTONIANS, AT LIBERTY

TREE . . . . . . . . 285 FANEUIL HALL, BOSTON . . . . . 294 ADMIRAL LORD HOWE . . . . . . 305 View of Boston . . . . . . . 305 SURRENDER OF CURGOYNE's ARMY · · · 332 THE HOUSE AT BOSTON WHERE THE FIRST AMERICAN

FLAG WAS MADE · · · · · · 354

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Parentage and Early Life.

PAGE The parentage of Franklin-His parents emigrate to America

Character of his father-Abiah Folger, his mother-Birth and baptism-Influence of his Uncle Strong-Of the Whis tle-Childish exploits—Uncongenial employment-Skill in swimming—Early reading-Boston at that time-An indentured apprentice-Form of Indenture-Enters a printing office-Fondness for reading—Anecdotes-Habits of study-Fondness for argument-Adopts a vegetable dietThe two creeds

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CHAPTER II.

Developments of Character.
Views of the Sabbath-Writings of Collins and Shaftsbury – The

creed of Collins-Franklin at sixteen—The Courant-De-
nunciations of the paper-Franklin's mode of acquiring the
art of composition–His success as a writer—The Editor
prosecuted—Benjamin becomes Editor and Publisher-Jeal-
ousy of his brother—The runaway apprentice-The voyage
to New York-Great disappointment-Eventful Journey to
Philadelphia — Gloomy prospects—The dawn of brighter
days..........

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