012: The Papers of Benjamin Franklin, Vol. 12: Volume 12: January 1, 1765 through December 31, 1765

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Momentous public affairs mingle with family concerns to give a varied interest to Franklin's papers for 1765. During the first part of the year he was busy trying to get modifications of existing British revenue laws affecting colonial trade and to persuade George Grenville to adopt a substitute for the projected Stamp Act. Failing with Grenville, he accepted the inevitable and then committed what may have been the most serious political blunder of his career; he proposed a friend for stamp distributor of Pennsylvania. The organized resistance to the act and the violence that occurred in American during the summer and fall, as reported by friends and relatives, caught Franklin completely by surprise. He rallied quickly, however, and began an active campaign, partly by letters to the English press, to bring about repeal of the obnoxious act. Meanwhile, his new house in Philadelphia was completed and his wife and daughter moved in. In answer to Franklin's eager questions, his wife Deborah wrote to him to detail about the furnishings and the allocation of rooms to members of the household. Contemporary floor plans illuminate her explanations.Mr. Labaree is Farnam Professor Emeritus of History at Yale University.

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Sponsored by the American Philosophical Society and Yale University, this new edition of The Papers of Benjamin Franklin will contain everything that Franklin wrote that can be found, and for the first time in full or abstract, all letters addressed to him, the whole arranged in chronological order.

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Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790) was one of America's most influential Founding Fathers. He was an author, printer, politician, postmaster, scientist, musician, inventor, statesman, and diplomat. Franklin invented the lightning rod, the Franklin stove, a carriage odometer, and bifocals. He served as President of Pennsylvania (which would be Governor today), United States Minister to France, United States Minister to Sweden, and United States Postmaster General. At 70, he was the oldest signer of the Declaration of Independence. He was a publisher; most famously of Poor Richard's Almanack, which was published from 1732 to 1757. He charted the Gulf Stream in 1770, developed meteorological theories, and, in a letter dated 1772, laid out the earliest known description of a Pro & Con list. Franklin played the violin, harp, and guitar, and was the first chess player known by name in the American colonies. He created one of the first volunteer firefighting companies in America, was instumental in the founding of the University of Pennsylvania, and founded the American Philosophical Society. Franklin biographer Walter Isaacson calls him "the most accomplished American of his age and the most influential in inventing the type of society America would become."

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