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Unformatted text preview: After his return from England, Franklin had organized his ten most intelligent friends into a "Club for mutual Improvement" called the "Junto." Each member in turn was required to lead a discussion on morals, politics, or natural philosophy, and to write an essay every three months. The club had firm rules against members abrasively contradicting each other, and against anything that might create personal antagonisms. One benefit of Franklin's club was that each member helped the new printers to find business. And once he received a commission, Franklin worked so late at night to finish it that his neighbors began to talk of his industry. He was always careful to appear as industrious as he was, dressed plainly, and wheeled his supplies himself through the streets in a wheelbarrow. When a former worker of Keimer's came asking for a job, Franklin foolishly confided his plans to start a newspaper. The man Keimer's came asking for a job, Franklin foolishly confided his plans to start a newspaper....
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This note was uploaded on 11/28/2011 for the course ENG 1320 taught by Professor Bost during the Fall '09 term at Texas State.
- Fall '09