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Origin and Genealogy of his Family. — His Birth. — His Mother. — Employments in his Boyhood. — Anecdote. — Character of his Father. — Epitaph on his Father and Mother. — Fond of reading.
— Apprenticed to his Brother to leam the Printer's Trade.— Writes Ballads. — Intimacy with Collins. — Practises Composition.
— Adopts a vegetable Diet. — Studies the Socratic Method of Disputation. — Concerned in publishing a Newspaper. — Disagrees with his Brother. — Leaves Boston and takes Passage in a Sloop for New York.
Journey to Philadelphia. — Adventure in a Boat — Dr. Brown.— Burlington. — His first Appearance in Philadelphia. — Quaker Meeting. — Seeks for Employment as a Printer. — Commences Work in Keimer's Office. — Forms Acquaintances. — Patronized by Sir William Keith, Governor of Pennsylvania. — First Interview with him. — Keith proposes to set him up in Business.— Returns to Boston. — His Father disapproves Keith's Plan. — Voyage to New York. — Incident on the Passage from Newport.
— Meets his Friend Collins in New York. — They go together to Philadelphia. — Calling's ill Conduct causes a Separation. — Keith insists on executing his original Plan, and proposes sending him to London to purchase Types.— Returns to the Use of animal Food. — Anecdotes of Keimer. — His Associates, Osborne, Wat
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son, Ralph. — Their Exercises in Composition. — Resolves to visit