Benjamin Franklin in London: The British Life of America's Founding Father
by George Goodwin,
Tulsa World, February 28, 2016
In 1775, shortly before Benjamin Franklin left London, where he had served as a colonial agent for 18 years, his son William proclaimed that he was “returning to a Country where the People revere you, and are inclined to pay a Deference to your Opinions.” William was right to add that in England Franklin was “in no small danger of being brought into Trouble for your political Conduct.” While Franklin was at sea, a warrant for his arrest was served.
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