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Being the 15 of 17 children his father sent him to school to become minister. “Josiah intended for Benjamin to enter into the clergy. However, Josiah could only afford to send his son to school for one year and clergymen needed years of schooling. But, as young Benjamin loved to read he had him apprenticed to his brother James, who was a printer.” (Ushistory) During his apprenticeship with his brother, his fighting finally led him to quit his job and move to Philadelphia where he got a job working for Samuel Keimer. Later then goes to England, spending 18 months working for a printer.
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