My first Promotion

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"My first Promotion," Franklin says, "was my being chosen in 1736 Clerk of the General Assembly."  He was unchallenged his first year in office, but his second year began with an Assembly member's  long speech opposing him. Since Franklin valued this job not only for the salary but also for the  opportunity it gave him to secure printing orders, he took steps to win over his opponent: he asked to  borrow a book, then returned it with many thanks. Being asked for this favor flattered the man, who  remained Franklin's ally ever after. Franklin found it more profitable to remove enmity than to resent  it, and further observed that "he that has once done you a Kindness will be more ready to do you  another, than he whom you yourself have obliged." The next year Franklin replaced Bradford as 
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