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Benjamin Franklin

    Naturevolume 43pages3940 (1890) | Download Citation



    THE Official Report, issued by the American Philosophical Society, of the celebration of the centennial anniversary of the death of Benjamin Franklin, April 17, 1890, has just been sent to us. The Society, in January last, held a stated meeting, at which it was resolved to form a Committee of five members, to be appointed by the President, who should be empowered to take all necessary action. The following was the form of the resolution that was drawn up by the Committee:—“That we commemorate in a becoming way the approaching centennial anniversary of the death of Benjamin Franklin, and that a series of short addresses upon his life, character, and work be delivered before the Society upon this occasion.”

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