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Benjamin Franklin

Did Benjamin Franklin propose anything at the Constitutional Convention?

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September 18, 2010 7:28AM

Pennsylvania delegate Benjamin Franklin, one of the few Americans of the time with international repute, wanted to give a short speech to the Convention prior to the signing of the final draft of the Constitution. Too weak to actually give the speech himself, he had fellow Pennsylvanian James Wilson deliver the speech. It is considered a masterpiece.