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Published by Thomas, Cowperthwait & co. in Philadelphia .
Written in English


  • Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790.

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Edition Notes

StatementIllustrated by tales, sketches and anecdotes. Adapted to the use of schools ...
LC ClassificationsE111 .L74
The Physical Object
Pagination180 p.
Number of Pages180
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL6914653M
LC Control Number02008034

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