Seven months after arriving in Philadelphia

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Seven months after arriving in Philadelphia, Franklin met the Pennsylvania governor,  William Keith. Keith liked Franklin and promised to help him start his own printing shop.  Franklin returned to Boston to ask his father for a loan to get started, but Josiah refused.  Back in Philadelphia, Governor Keith told Franklin to go to London, where he could buy  the supplies he would need. Keith would provide the credit. With this promise, Franklin  sailed on November 5. He arrived in London on Christmas Eve, 1724, only to learn that  Keith had not kept his promise. With no credit and no money of his own, Franklin could  not even afford to return to Philadelphia. Franklin was unfazed. He soon found a job Samuel Palmer's printing shop in London,  where in February of 1725 he helped print an edition of William Wollaston's  Religion of  Nature Delineated.  Unimpressed by Wollaston's arguments, Franklin published an 
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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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