Benjamin Franklin's Daughter

@article{Baetjer2003BenjaminFD,
  title={Benjamin Franklin's Daughter},
  author={Katharine Baetjer},
  journal={Metropolitan Museum Journal},
  year={2003},
  volume={38},
  pages={169 - 181}
}
arah, the third child and only daughter of Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790) (Figure 1) and his wife, Deborah Read (1708-1774), was born in Philadelphia on September 11, 1743.1 Mr. and Mrs. Franklin called her Sally. Of her early years little is known, other than that she had some talent for music and played the harpsichord.2 Her father, who was deeply fond of her, described her as "affectionate, dutiful and industrious."3 From 1757 until 1762 and from 1764 until 1775 Franklin represented the… 

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