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<Text id=FraAuto> <Author>Franklin, Benjamin</Author> <Title>The Autobiography</Title> <Edition>[Selections. 1987] Writings. Library of America. J.A. Leo Lemay, ed. New York: Literary Classics of the United States, 1987</Edition> <Date>1771-1788</Date> <body> <loc><locdoc>FraAuto307</locdoc> <div0 type=part n=1> <milestone n=1307> <p>Twyford, at the Bishop of St Asaph's 1771 <p>Dear Son, <p>I have ever had a Pleasure in obtaining any little Anecdotes of my Ancestors. You may remember the Enquiries made among the Remains of my Relations when you were with me in England; and the Journey I took for that purpose. Now imagining it may be equally agreable to you to know the Circumstances of <i>my</i> Life, many of which you are yet unacquainted with; and expecting a Weeks uninterrupted Leisure in my present Country Retirement, I sit down to write them for you. To which I have besides some other Inducements. Having emerg'd from the Poverty &amp; Obscurity in which I was b . . .
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