Constitutional Convention: Elizabeth Powell?

Franklin’s quote about “a republic, if you can keep it” is cited daily somewhere on the Internet, it seems. This posting is the first I’ve noticed that identified the woman who asked Franklin the question: At the close of America’s Constitutional Convention in 1787, Benjamin Franklin was reportedly asked by George Washington’s friend, Mrs. Elizabeth …

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Wrapped up in himself?

Here is a questionable quote: Benjamin Franklin said it well: “A person wrapped up in himself makes a very small bundle.” Years later, Harry Emerson Fosdick amended the statement to read: “A person wrapped up in himself makes a small package.” OA Now: the Opelika-Auburn News. Posted: Wednesday, November 6, 2013 10:29 am Walter Albritton …

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