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The works of Benjamin Franklin: containing several political and historical tracts not included in any former edition, and many letters, official and private, not hitherto published ; with notes and a life of the author (1856 edition)
Benjamin Franklin
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Letter to Jean-Baptiste Leroy (13 November 1789); As quoted in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919)
Benjamin Franklin
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Benjamin Franklin's the Way to Wealth (2010 edition), The Way to Wealth - ISBN: 9780979152306
Benjamin Franklin
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The Works of Dr. Benjamin Franklin: Political, before the revolution (W. Duane, 1809), p. 237, "The way to wealth"
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Poor Richard's Almanack (July 1758); the first portion of this sentence is often quoted without the context provided by the complete statement. - Poor Richard's Almanack
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The life of Benjamin Franklin: to which are added Essays by the same Author : Mit einem Wörterbuch ; Zum Schul- u. Privatgebrauch (1838 edition)
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Autobiography and Other Writings (1998 edition), Oxford University Press - ISBN: 9780192836694


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Born: January 17, 1706

Died: April 17, 1790 (aged 84)

Nationality: American

Occupation: Politician

Bio: Benjamin Franklin was one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. A noted polymath, Franklin was a leading author, printer, political theorist, politician, postmaster, scientist, musician, inventor, satirist, civic activist, statesman, and diplomat.

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