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Benjamin Franklin
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U.S. diplomat, printer, writer, and inventor; helped draw up the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution; played a major role in the American Revolution and negotiated French support for the colonists; advanced the science of electricity (1706-1790)
  • The grandmother of Benjamin Franklin was Mary Morrel; afterwards, by marriage, Mary Folger, one of the old settlers of Nantucket, and the ancestress to a long line of Folgers and harpooneers—all kith and kin to noble Benjamin—this day darting the barbed iron from one side of the world to the other.
    Chapters 22-24 — Merry Christmas; The Lee Shore; The Advocate (91% in)

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