Benjamin Franklin and Pennsylvania politics
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Benjamin Franklin and Pennsylvania politics by Hanna, William S.

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Published by Stanford University Press in Stanford, Calif .
Written in English



  • Pennsylvania


  • Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790.,
  • Pennsylvania -- Politics and government -- To 1775.

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Edition Notes

Statement[by] William S. Hanna.
LC ClassificationsF152 .H37
The Physical Object
Paginationx, 239 p.
Number of Pages239
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5912630M
LC Control Number64014557

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