Benjamin Franklin Papers

[On Freedom of Speech and the Press, 17 November 1737]

[On Freedom of Speech and the Press]

Printed in The Pennsylvania Gazette, November 17, 1737, and following issues.

Duane (Works, IV, 319–40) and, on his authority, though less certain, Sparks (Writings, ii, 285–311), printed this long historical essay with its examples drawn mainly from Roman and English history. It is signed “X.” No evidence, internal or external, persuades the present editors that Franklin wrote it.

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