Editor says, what if the Colony of Pennsylvania had been royalized? Please note that the opinions expressed in this post do not necessarily reflect the views of the author(s). This article is part of the Midshipman Washington thread.
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Editor says, in this article we explore an idea from John Ferling's book "Independence" which notes that Franklin was two years behind revolutionary thinking during this visit to London. Wikipedia notes the simple dress he affected at the French court in later years. "Bone of our bone" was Franklin's rage at the Royal Governor of Massachusetts Bay Thomas Hutchinson. Editorial comments are entered in [light green] typeface.