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Unformatted text preview: In a few days Keimer had a chance to print paper money for New Jersey, a lucrative commission requiring skills that only Franklin possessed. Keimer therefore tried to rehire Franklin, and Meredith persuaded him to consent, since he could teach Meredith more that way. To print the bills, Franklin and Keimer moved to Burlington for three months, where the New Jersey Assembly closely supervised the business. The committee members appointed to oversee the work were constantly present. They liked Franklin, entertained him in their homes, and introduced him to their friends. Thus life was pleasant and "these Friends were afterwards of great Use" to Franklin, who said of them, "They all continued their Regard for me as long as they lived." Franklin also describes his beliefs at this time. While his parents had taught him "religious Impressions," he had become at the age of fifteen "a thorough Deist." He had also "perverted some Impressions," he had become at the age of fifteen "a thorough Deist....
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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