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oct 4, 1778 - Franklin writes an address to Ireland

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In the address, he speaks about the tyranny of the British and promises to help the Irish. He notably compares subjects of the British Empire to slaves, saying "I can-
not suppose it an unfair deduction to
say they are all born in a state of
slavery, for an obligation to work for
any other purpose than one's own
advantage, is truly the condition of a
slave, and every new tax adds a link
to the chain."
https://ia902306.us.archive.org/11/items/addresstogoodpeo00fran/addresstogoodpeo00fran.pdf

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Franklin, Ireland, and Slavery

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oct 4, 1778
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~ 240 years ago
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