After peace was declared

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After peace was declared, Franklin turned again to his academy. He enlisted friends, then wrote and  distributed a pamphlet about the idea. Next he set afoot a subscription fund for opening and  supporting an academy and raised about five thousand pounds. Applying earlier lessons, he said the  proposal was not his own but that of some "publick-spirited Gentlemen." The subscribers chose 24  trustees and appointed Franklin and the state Attorney General to draw up the constitution for  governing the Academy. The school opened in 1749, and soon found its quarters too small. So  Franklin helped them acquire the large building once erected for Whitefield's sermons. In return the  Academy discharged the debts of the building, kept available a large hall that any visiting preacher  could use, and promised to hold a free school for poor children. Franklin was then placed in charge 
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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.

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