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[p. 44] orphans. The brother Jonathan died in young manhood. They were brought up among their mother's relatives, the Fowle family, who were printers.

James Franklin, Boston born and bred, whose wife, Ann Smith, was also Boston born and bred, had real success in Boston; but Boston failed to recognize it; transplanted to Newport, ever famed for its generous spirit, he not only gained success, but held it to the last, giving credit not only to the Franklin name, but to a generous and liberty-loving plantation.

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