Ben Franklin and the Mennonist Farmers

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Chapter 2 of Both My Sons opens with Franklin in Lancaster’s Penn Square. As agent for the British government, he demands that the farmers each ‘cough up’ a wagon and a driver to support General Braddock’s army of 1,300 redcoats Braddock and the redcoats are marching to Ft. Duquesne (modern Pittsburgh, PA) to confront the French and their Native American allies.

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