Franklin also traveled widely

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Franklin also traveled widely. In 1767, and again in 1769, he visited France, where  aristocrats and scientists greeted him as a celebrity. In 1771, he toured Scotland and  Ireland, meeting more famous writers and thinkers. During that year, on vacation in the  English countryside, Franklin began work on his  Autobiography,  which would ultimately  become his most famous written work. He began the  Autobiography  in the form of a  letter to his son William, intending to show his children and grandchildren how he  achieved his success in life. Grandchildren were probably on his mind: Franklin had  been overseeing the education of William's illegitimate child, William Temple Franklin.  Meanwhile, Franklin's daughter, Sarah (who had married Richard Bache in 1767) had  her first child, Richard Franklin Bache, in 1769. Seven more were to follow. Franklin's success in dealing with the British government earned him the respect of 
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This note was uploaded on 12/14/2011 for the course HIST 2320 taught by Professor Siegenthaler during the Fall '07 term at Texas State.

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