The Silence Dogood Letters


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As a teenager, Benjamin Franklin apprenticed with his brother James at the shop where The New-England Courant was printed. Since James would not publish any of Benjamin's works, fifteen-year-old Benjamin sent letters to The New England Courant under the pseudonym Silence Dogood. A total of fourteen letters were sent, one each fortnight, between April and December of 1722. (Introduction by Darcy Smittenaar) (1 hr 20 min)

Chapters

01 - April 2, 1722 4:04 Read by Darcy Smittenaar
02 - April 16, 1722 4:13 Read by Darcy Smittenaar
03 - April 30, 1722 2:37 Read by Darcy Smittenaar
04 - May 14, 1722 6:57 Read by Darcy Smittenaar
05 - May 28, 1722 6:30 Read by Darcy Smittenaar
06 - June 11, 1722 3:55 Read by Darcy Smittenaar
07 - June 25, 1722 7:55 Read by Darcy Smittenaar
08 - July 9, 1722 6:33 Read by Darcy Smittenaar
09 - July 23, 1722 5:38 Read by Darcy Smittenaar
10 - August 13, 1722 10:55 Read by Patti Cunningham
11 - August 20, 1722 4:48 Read by Patti Cunningham
12 - September 10, 1722 5:54 Read by Patti Cunningham
13 - September 24, 1722 4:44 Read by Patti Cunningham
14 - October 8, 1722 6:08 Read by Patti Cunningham