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The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin: With Notes and a Sketch of Franklin ... - Page 20
by Benjamin Franklin - 1886 - 238 pages
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Memoirs of the life and writings of Benjamin Franklin...

Benjamin Franklin, William Temple Franklin - United States - 1818 - 519 pages
...time, but at last was persuaded, and 'signed the indentures when I was yet but twelve years old. I was to serve as an apprentice till I was twenty-one years...wages during the last year. in a little time I made a great progress in the business, and became a useful hand to my brother. I now had access to better...
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Memoirs of the Life and Writings of Benjamin Franklin ...

Benjamin Franklin, William Temple Franklin - Philosophers - 1818
...persuaded and signed the indenture, when I was yet but twelve years old. I was to serve an apprenticeship 'till I was twenty-one years of age, only I was to...wages during the last year. In a little time I made a great progress in the business, and became a useful hand to my brother. I now had access to better...
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Memoirs of the Life and Writings of Benjamin Franklin ...

Benjamin Franklin, William Temple Franklin - United States - 1818 - 541 pages
...but twelve years old. I was to serve an apprenticeship 'till I was twenty-one years of age, VOL. I. B only I was to be allowed journeyman's wages during the last year. In a little time I made a great progress in the business, and became a useful hand to my brother. I now had access to better...
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Memoirs of Benjamin Franklin, Volume 1

Benjamin Franklin - Statesmen - 1834
...time, but at last was persuaded, and signed the indentures when I was yet but twelve years old. I was r business have its time. 4. RESOLUTION. a great progress in the business, and became a useful hand to my brother. I now had access to better...
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The works of Benjamin Franklin: with notes and a life of the author by J. Sparks

Benjamin Franklin - 1840
...persuaded, and signed the indenture, when I was yet but twelve years old. I was to serve an apprenticeship till I was twenty-one years of age, only I was to...wages during the last year. In a little time I made a great progress in the business, and became a useful hand to my brother. I now had access to better...
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The Works of Benjamin Franklin: Containing Several Political and ..., Volume 1

Benjamin Franklin - United States - 1844
...indenture, when I was yet but twelve years old. I was to serve an apprenticeship till I was twenty -one years of age, only I was to be allowed journeyman's...wages during the last year. In a little time I made a great progress in the business, and became a useful hand to my brother. I now had access to better...
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The Life of Benjamin Franklin: Containing the Autobiography, with Notes and ...

Benjamin Franklin, Jared Sparks - 1848 - 612 pages
...persuaded, and signed the indenture, when I was yet but twelve years old. I was to serve an apprenticeship till I was twenty-one years of age, only I was to...wages during the last year. In a little time I made a great progress in the business, and became a useful hand to my brother. I now had access to better...
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Poor Richard's Almanac for 1850-52, Volume 3

Benjamin Franklin - Almanacs - 1849
...time, but at last was persuaded, and signed the indentures when I was yet but .twelve years old. I was to serve as an apprentice till I was twenty-one years...wages during the last year. In a little time I made a great progress in the business, and became a useful hand to my brother. I had now access to better...
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Orations and Speeches on Various Occasions, Volume 3

Edward Everett - Speeches, addresses, etc., American - 1859
...and when he had thus by constraint become a printer, his great consolation was, as he says, that " I now had access to better books. An acquaintance with the apprentices of booksellers enabled me sometimes to borrow a small one, which I was careful to return soon and clean. Often I sat...
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The Select Works of Benjamin Franklin: Including His Autobiography

Benjamin Franklin, Epes Sargent - Statesmen - 1853 - 488 pages
...persuaded and signed the indenture, when I was yet but twelve years old. I was to serve an apprenticeship till I was twenty-one years of age, only I was to be allowed journeymen's wages during the last year. In a little time I made a great progress in the business,...
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