Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin
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... Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin Before the arrival of Benjamin Franklin in Philadelphia, books were out of reach for most Americans especially in the 1720s. Since only the wealthy and the clergy could afford the expensive books, Ben Franklin, being a book lover, decided to collaborate with a philosophical association known as the Junto. From this, they drew around fifty subscribers with each one of them contributing forty shillings towards the launching of the library. Obeying the nobble call, the members also agreed to contribute at least ten shillings every year in order to help maintain the library. From his autobiography, Benjamin Franklin states: And now I set on foot my first project of a...