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<Text id=Fra2Phi> <Author>Franklin, Benjamin</Author> <Title>Philadelphia, 1785-1790</Title> <Edition>[Selections. 1987] Writings. Library of America. J.A. Leo Lemay, ed. New York: Literary Classics of the United States, 1987</Edition> <Date>1785-1790</Date> <body> <div0> <loc><locdoc>Fra2Phi115</locdoc> <milestone n=1115><p><i>A Petition of the Left Hand</i> <p>TO THOSE WHO HAVE THE <p>SUPERINTENDENCY OF EDUCATION <p>I address myself to all the friends of youth, and conjure them to direct their compassionate regards to my unhappy fate, in order to remove the prejudices of which am the victim. There are twin sisters of us; and the two eyes of man do not more resemble, nor are capable of being upon better terms with each other, than my sister and myself, were it not for the partiality of our parents, who make the most injurious distinctions between us. From my infancy, I have been led to consider my sister as a being of a more elevated rank. I was suffered to grow . . .
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