Happy Birthday, Benjamin Franklin!
Today we celebrate the 308th birthday of Benjamin Franklin,
and the National Archives is celebrating by adding the annotated volumes from “The Papers of Benjamin Franklin” to Founders Online, our searchable website of the papers of the Founding Fathers.
You can now read every issue of Poor Richard’s Almanack, trace Franklin’s views on picking the turkey as our national emblem, pore through his autobiography, read the correspondence between Franklin and the leading thinkers of the day, and find the trove of letters written between Benjamin and his beloved sister Jane Mecom.
Learn more about Franklin and Founders Online: http://go.usa.gov/Ze5x