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Ben is overwhelmed. ” Later the governor says Ben should go to London himself. “Book your passage. ” Only one ship a year travels from Philadelphia to London. It will leave in a couple of months. Ben makes his plans, then waits for the letters from the governor. Weeks go by. Each time Ben asks, the governor promises them for a later date. When Ben finally leaves Philadelphia, he’s still empty-handed—and scared. Fortunately the governor keeps his final promise: At the ship’s last landing in America before the long voyage to Britain, Ben sees a sack of mail brought on board.
They began to start the day with porridge instead of beer, as Franklin did. In his spare time, while his colleagues were at a tavern, he read. London was heaven to him because it was full of books. No shop in the colonies was as well stocked as an ordinary London bookshop. He also had access to dozens of newspapers and magazines that would never make it to the colonies. A year and a half after arriving in London, now a successful young man with a good reputation and some money saved, he got an offer from the old friend from America who had given him advice the day he’d discovered Governor Keith had left him stranded.
Franklin isn’t surrounded by American supporters. “Mr. Franklin’s popularity is nothing here,” Penn told a friend. ” Neither man can keep his cool for long, and very quickly the conversation becomes undiplomatic. Franklin is blunt: William Penn’s charter gives the Pennsylvania Assembly “all the powers and privileges of an assembly according to the rights of freeborn subjects of England,” he says. It’s all right there in the original charter, backed up by fifty years of Pennsylvania history. William Penn Franklin in about 1748 Franklin has underestimated his opponent.