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Is the Will of the Inventor of the \"Franklin Stove\" Off Topic?

An interesting excerpt from <A href="http://sln.fi.edu/franklin/family/lastwill.html">Benjamin Franklin's Will</A>

<I>The king of France's picture, set with four hundred and eight diamonds, I give to my daughter, Sarah Bache, requesting , however, that she would not form any of those diamonds into ornaments either for herself or daughters, and thereby introduce or countenance the expensive, vain, and useless fashion of wearing jewels in this country; and those immediately connected with the picture may be preserved with the same.</I>

Hey Brad White! How did Ben's endowment pan out? Did you get a piece? I can't imagine a better recipient...

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  • Brad White_184
    Brad White_184 Member Posts: 135
    Thanks, Mike! I was fortunate to be

    an indirect beneficiary in that I attended the Franklin Technical Institute of Boston years ago. That was the manifestation of his will splitting an endowment between Boston and Philadelphia. The Boston institution opened in 1906, the 200th anniversary of Franklin's birth.
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