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Franklin arrived home in Philadelphia on November 1

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Franklin arrived home in Philadelphia on November 1, 1762, settled hopefully into domestic routine,  prepared to serve as an Assembly member, and began to build a new house for his family. But in  early winter of the following year he was again embroiled in public controversy. Frontiersmen,  inflamed by Indian uprisings, killed two groups of friendly Indians; and Franklin wrote a pamphlet  strongly condemning this massacre. The same settlers then decided to march on Philadelphia to  murder the friendly Indians being guarded there. But Franklin met them outside the city, talked with  them, reminded them of the three companies of soldiers defending Philadelphia, and persuaded  them to go home without causing further trouble. At this point bitterness increased against the Proprietors, who controlled Pennsylvania under Royal  chatters inherited from William Penn. A faction led by Franklin convinced a majority of the Assembly 
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