Soon trouble arose with the Godfreys, the family who rented part of Franklin's house. Mrs. Godfrey arranged a match between Franklin and a relative, but Franklin asked as the girl's dowry enough money to pay off his remaining debt. After considering this proposal, her parents forbade Franklin to see their daughter, and he suspected that they were assuming his passion would force him to elope. So he made no more efforts to see her, shunned reconciliation with her family, and thus angered the Godfreys, who moved away.But Franklin had decided to marry. Upon investigation, he found that he could not expect a desirable wife who would bring a good dowry, because printing was considered a poor business in Philadelphia (Keimer and his successor both having failed). So he finally returned to Miss Read, with whom he set up housekeeping on September 1, 1730, thus correcting another former erratum.
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