TeachingFranklin.org ~This site has a variety of lesson plans for teaching about Ben Franklin. K-6 and 7-12 Also excerpts from gazettes, birth and baptism records, Silence Dogood letters, etc. Primary docs.
James Franklin Printer. Older brother of Benjamin Franklin. Ben served as his apprentice from ages 12 to 17. James founded the New England Courant, for which Ben secretly wrote letters under the pen name Silence Dogood. When James learned Dogood's true identity, he was displeased with Ben, who then ran away to Philadelphia.