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Benjamin Franklin’s Humor$
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Paul M. Zall

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9780813123714

Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5810/kentucky/9780813123714.001.0001

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Paragraphs in Philadelphia 1729–1735

Paragraphs in Philadelphia 1729–1735

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(p.27) 2 Paragraphs in Philadelphia 1729–1735
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Benjamin Franklin’s Humor
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Paul M. Zall

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University Press of Kentucky
DOI:10.5810/kentucky/9780813123714.003.0003

This chapter examines the career of Benjamin Franklin as a printer in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania during the period from 1729 to 1735. Except for two impoverished years at London, the youthful Franklin flourished in Philadelphia. He planned to publish his own newspaper, but this plan was undercut by his former employer Samuel Keimer. In retaliation Franklin criticized Keimer in the American Weekly Mercury under the pseudonyms Martha Careful and Caelia Shortface. He also used Busy-Body sketches for a personal vendetta against Keimer.

Keywords:   Benjamin Franklin, printer, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, newspaper, Samuel Keimer, American Weekly Mercury, Martha Careful, Caelia Shortface, Busy-Body sketches

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