USA Today Magazine. Jul2006, Vol. 135 Issue 2734, p20-24. 5p.
Autobiography, American Revolutionary War, 1775-1783, and War
The article examines the personal papers of Benjamin Franklin, the Founding Father of the U.S., and relates his account of the Revolutionary War and its aftermath, which appeared in the book, The Completed Autobiography by Benjamin Franklin. According to Franklin, in 1775-1776, he found all of America, from one end of the 13 united provinces to the other, busily learning the use of arms, all trade and business being at a stand. He was unanimously chosen by the General Assembly of Pennsylvania as a delegate for the Continental Congress.