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
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