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Benjamin Franklin, The Autobiography
In Benjamin Franklinís autobiography he tells the stories of his life from a young lad to the year 1757 when he was 51 years old. Franklin discovered that he was the youngest son of the youngest son for five generations. He first thought he would be part of the clergy, but his father took him out of school and employed his as an assistant in making candles. He also developed a love for the sea and wanted to be a sailor, but his father did not approve. As he grew up he became attached to books and loved to read and began serving as an apprentice to a printer.
Franklin worked a....