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The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin
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  • There were, however, two things that I regretted, there being no provision for defense, nor for a compleat education of youth; no militia, nor any college.
  • [14] This dialogue and the militia act are in the "Gentleman’s Magazine" for February and March, 1756.
  • He smil’d at my ignorance, and reply’d, "These savages may, indeed, be a formidable enemy to your raw American militia, but upon the king’s regular and disciplin’d troops, sir, it is impossible they should make any impression."
  • To promote the association necessary to form the militia, I wrote a dialogue,[14] stating and answering all the objections I could think of to such a militia, which was printed, and had, as I thought, great effect.
  • To promote the association necessary to form the militia, I wrote a dialogue,[14] stating and answering all the objections I could think of to such a militia, which was printed, and had, as I thought, great effect.
  • I had been active in modelling the bill and procuring its passage, and had, at the same time, drawn a bill for establishing and disciplining of a voluntary militia, which I carried thro’ the House without much difficulty, as care was taken in it to leave the Quakers at their liberty.
  • With respect to defense, Spain having been several years at war against Great Britain, and being at length join’d by France, which brought us into great danger; and the laboured and long-continued endeavour of our governor, Thomas, to prevail with our Quaker Assembly to pass a militia law, and make other provisions for the security of the province, having proved abortive, I determined to try what might be done by a voluntary association of the people.

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  • their troops were untrained militia
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