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J G Crowther Famous American Men of Science, publ Secker and Warburg, London 1937; Section 1, Benjamin Franklin, pp17 – 155

This text concerning Franklin's religious beliefs is reproduced from pp 37-40, transcribed via OnlineOCR.com, with identical font and line-by-line consistency.

Bernard Faÿ (Faÿ, Franklin, the Apostle of Modern Times (1929)) who is quoted approvingly, was a rather contemptible French historian, but of course, his historical opinions shouldn't be dismissed just because he was a slimy toad - for one thing, toads aren't actually slimy.