Two years later

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Two years later, Franklin organized another militia, and then in 1757 sailed to Britain as  a representative of the Pennsylvania assembly. There he tried to convince the British  government to let the assembly tax Pennsylvania's proprietors. He returned in 1762 and  soon faced a crisis when the Paxton Boys marched on Philadelphia. He became more  deeply involved in Pennsylvania politics, leading a campaign to change Pennsylvania  from a proprietary colony to a royal one. This mission took Franklin back to Britain in 1764. Once he was in London, however, he  spent most of his time trying to block, and then repeal, the Stamp Act. He also visited  France, Scotland and Wales, became president of the American Philosophical Society,  and began writing his  Autobiography . Three other colonies appointed Franklin as their  representative in London, making him a sort of unofficial American ambassador to 
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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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