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  • 1723 a teen stepped off a boat onto philadelphia market st. he had cloths in his pockets he walked into a quaker meeting house and fell asleep that teen was Benjamin Franklin
  • Benjamin ran away from his brother James Print Shop in boston when he was 12, Franklin packed his pockets and left
  • once he found a job as a printer assistant within a few years he saved up his money to open up his own shop he then succeded on a first new paper 
  • in 1732 readers of the gazette saw an advertisment for poor Richards Almanac an almanic is a book published annually taht contains information about weather predictions the times of surprize and sunsets planting advice for farmers and other useful subjects 
  • according to the advertisment poor Richards almanac was writter by -'richard saunders' and printed by 'b.franklin.' nobody then that the  author and printer were actually the same person 
  • early to bed,  early to rise,makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise 
  • a penny saved is a penny earned 
  • fish and visitors smell in three days
  • in addition to the usual information contained in almancs Franklin mixed in some proverbs or wise saying some of them are still rememberd today such as:
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