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Franklin was writing about the levels of observable poverty in London (shocked him) compared to those of Philadelphia.  He attributed the differences to a monetary system that was superior to the Bank of England's.  

Sorry, I don't have the quotes at hand tonight--my Franklin bio has been loaned to a friend.

"Remember the I35W bridge--who needs terrorists when there are Republicans"

by techno (reply@elegant-technology.com) on Sun Jun 25th, 2006 at 09:35:04 PM EST
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