BENJAMIN FRANKLIN was born in Milk Street, Boston, on
January 6, 1706. His father, Josiah Franklin, was a tallow chandler who
married twice, and of his seventeen children Benjamin was the youngest
son. His schooling ended at ten, and at twelve he was bound apprentice to
his brother James, a printer, who published the "New England Courant."
To this journal he became a contributor, and later was for a time its