The political structure Franklin envisioned included a President-General appointed by the Crown, and a Grand Council of each Assembly's representatives. But the Assemblies rejected the plan because it gave too much power to the Crown's administrators, whereas England rejected it as too democratic. Franklin felt in retrospect that his plan had probably been the best compromise between all interests, and that it would have avoided the Revolution, had it been put into effect. The Governor of Pennsylvania liked the proposal; but its Assembly opponents arranged to present it in Franklin's absence, and Pennsylvania mortified Franklin by voting not to consider it. Franklin met in New York with the Province's new governor, Mr. Morris, who asked how he could avoid so turbulent an administration as his predecessor's. Franklin advised him to avoid disputes with the Assembly; but Morris loved arguing, so was soon at odds with his government. Though
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