Courteous Readers

Benjamin Franklin began publishing Poor Richard's Almanack in 1732 and proved an immediate success. The 1734 edition opens with a thank you to all its readers, and we share the same with you: Courteous Readers,Your kind and charitable Assistance last Year, in purchasing so large an Impression of my Almanacks, has made my Circumstances much … Continue reading Courteous Readers

Talking Turkey

Ben Franklin had a few thoughts about our national bird. "For my own part I wish the Bald Eagle had not been chosen as the Representative of our Country. He is a Bird of bad moral Character. He does not get his Living honestly. You may have seen him perch’d on some dead Tree near … Continue reading Talking Turkey