A first book in American history with European beginnings . rising is known as Bacons Re-bellion.—It was directed against Governor Berkeley, who failedto protect the colony from Indian attack.—In 1676, Bacondefeated the Governor and burned Jamestown. XVIII BENJAMIN FRANKLINBOYHOOD In the early part of the eighteenth century, when Bos-ton was a little town of less than ten thousand inhabitants,there lived just opposite the Old South Meeting House agood soap boiler and candle maker, named Josiah Franklin.He had seven daugh- ^ ters and ten sons. Andthis story is about theyoungest of his sons,Benj

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A first book in American history with European beginnings . rising is known as Bacons Re-bellion.—It was directed against Governor Berkeley, who failedto protect the colony from Indian attack.—In 1676, Bacondefeated the Governor and burned Jamestown. XVIII BENJAMIN FRANKLINBOYHOOD In the early part of the eighteenth century, when Bos-ton was a little town of less than ten thousand inhabitants,there lived just opposite the Old South Meeting House agood soap boiler and candle maker, named Josiah Franklin.He had seven daugh- ^ ters and ten sons. Andthis story is about theyoungest of his sons,Benj
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A first book in American history with European beginnings . rising is known as Bacons Re-bellion.—It was directed against Governor Berkeley, who failedto protect the colony from Indian attack.—In 1676, Bacondefeated the Governor and burned Jamestown. XVIII BENJAMIN FRANKLINBOYHOOD In the early part of the eighteenth century, when Bos-ton was a little town of less than ten thousand inhabitants,there lived just opposite the Old South Meeting House agood soap boiler and candle maker, named Josiah Franklin.He had seven daugh- ^ ters and ten sons. Andthis story is about theyoungest of his sons,Benjamin, who wasborn in Boston, Jan-uary 6, 1706. With so manymouths to feed, JosiahFranklin could not af-ford to keep any oneof his children longin school. However,Benjamin learned toread when he was very young, and at the age of eight he was sent to the LatinGrammar School. The next year he went to a schoolwhere arithmetic and writing were taught. These twoyears were all that he spent in school. In olden times boys began quite early to learn some13 173. ji: I«P B= — _ rrr 411 iff*-, tan F---— irrr