Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

Franklin playing chess with the Duchess of Bourbon
Franklin playing chess with the Duchess of Bourbon. “Happening once to put her king into prize, the Doctor took it. ‘Ah,’ says she, ‘we do not take kings so.’ ‘We do in America,’ said the Doctor.”—Thomas Jefferson

Edited by Frank Woodworth Pine

With Illustrations by E. Boyd Smith

New York, Henry Hold and Company, 1916

  1. Ancestry and Early Life in Boston
  2. Beginning Life as a Printer
  3. Arrival in Philadelphia
  4. First Visit to Boston
  5. Early Friends in Philadelphia
  6. First Visit to London
  7. Beginning Business in Philadelphia
  8. Business Success and First Public Service
  9. Plan for Attaining Moral Perfection
  10. Poor Richard’s Almanac and Other Activities
  11. Interest in Public Affairs
  12. Defense of the Province
  13. Public Services and Duties
  14. Albany Plan of Union
  15. Quarrels with the Proprietary Governors
  16. Braddock’s Expedition
  17. Franklin’s Defense of the Frontier
  18. Scientific Experiments
  19. Agent of Pennsylvania in London

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