1730 ca1813, Nov
an American-born attorney, a colonial administrator, and the acknowledged illegitimate son of Benjamin Franklin. He was the last colonial Governor of New Jersey (1763–1776). Franklin was a steadfast Loyalist throughout the American Revolutionary War. As his father (Benjamin Franklin) was one of the most prominent Patriots and one of the Founding Fathers of the United States, their differences caused an irreconcilable break between them. Following imprisonment during the war, in 1782 the younger Franklin went into exile in Britain. He lived in London until his death.
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05/06/1775-William Franklin warns William Legge, Lord Dartmouth, of repercussions from Lexington and Concord
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