Category - Preparing for the Revolution

Pennsylvania Assembly

By 1748 Franklin had built a fortune from his which allowed him to live comfortably for the rest...

Agent to London

Agent of the Pennsylvania Assembly to London 1757-1762 Penn estate In 1757 Franklin was sent to...

Hutchinson Affair

During the 1760s Britain imposed a series of taxes on its American colonies (1764 Sugar Act and...

Postmaster General

Franklin’s postal career began in 1737 when he was appointed postmaster of Philadelphia. Franklin...