The Writings of Benjamin Franklin, Հատոր 2

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DivPublished in the early 20th century, this ten-volume collection of Benjamin Franklins books, pamphlets, scientific papers, essays, letters and other writings gives insight into the mind of the First American. This volume covers the years 1722-1750./div
 

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