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Benjamin Franklin Duplessis

Benjamin Franklin, the turkey and the bald eagle

Here is what Benjamin Franklin writes his daughter, Sarah Blache, on the topic of the Society of the Cincinnati. He opposes, of course, the very notion of establishing hereditary honors in the United States, and also discusses the insignia of this organization, which include a bald eagle: Others object, writes Franklin, to the bald eagle as […]