Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Benjamin Franklin” in entry federal-union-the-john-fiske of Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History:
In 1754, just before the outbreak of the great war which drove the French from America, a general Congress of the colonies was held at Albany, and a comprehensive scheme of union was proposed by Benjamin Franklin , but nothing came of the project at that time.
The commercial rivalry between the colonies, and their disputes over boundary-lines, were then quite like the similar phenomena with which Europe had ...
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