By Davidson Butler
Inventor, entrepreneur, scientist, diplomat, writer, and Founding Father—Benjamin Franklin used to be some of the most remarkable humans the area has ever recognized. the following, from New York Times bestselling writer Davidson Butler, is his tale.
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Franklin accepted half of each man’s money and persuaded Meredith to sell his share. Meredith realized he was not suited to be a printer, and he and Franklin parted friends. Franklin built The Pennsylvania Gazette into the most successful newspaper in America. The wit Franklin displayed in his Silence Dogood letters made the paper popular. The Gazette was full of letters to the editor, some of which the editor wrote himself. There was Anthony Afterwit, who told stories about how his wife spent him into bankruptcy; Cecilia Single, a difficult woman who lectured the editor because, she said, he was partial to men; and Alice Addertongue, who said she was organizing a stock exchange for the sale and transfer of slander.
Finally, he expressed his displeasure with the idea. To Benjamin’s chagrin, Josiah wrote Keith, thanking him for the offer but declining to risk the money. The cost of equipping a small print shop was about £100. Benjamin’s brother, James, refused to rehire him, so Josiah gave the young man permission to return to Philadelphia. Josiah urged Benjamin to work hard and save money. By the time he was twenty-one, he ought to have enough to set himself up in business; if he “came near the matter,” Josiah would give him the rest.
To endeavour to speak truth in every instance; to give nobody expectations that are not likely to be answered, but aim at sincerity in every word and action - the most amiable excellence in a rational being. To apply myself industriously to whatever business I take in hand, and not divert my mind from my business by any foolish project of growing suddenly rich; for industry and patience are the surest means of plenty. ” Arriving in Philadelphia, Franklin discovered his relationship with Miss Read had grown worse.
Franklin by Davidson Butler