The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin - Chapter XII Summary & Analysis

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Chapter XII Summary and Analysis

Captain Denny was the new governor sent over from England. He brought Franklin's gold medal with him, presented it to Franklin, then pulled him aside to have a heart-to-heart. He confided that he was asked by the British government to make friends with Franklin because he was a person of influence. Franklin made no promises to the governor, but said he would follow his usual policy of advocating any cause in which he believed. While getting acquainted with Captain Denny, Franklin found out that his friend Ralph was not only still alive but considered one of the best political writers in England.

There was soon much hostility and frustration between the Assembly and the governor, and Franklin was chosen to travel to England to appeal to the King's court regarding the matter of who was in charge. But as...

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