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Abel James and Benjamin Vaughan in The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

By Benjamin Franklin

Abel James and Benjamin Vaughan

Franklin begins Part 2 of his Autobiography by including letters from these two friends of his. All we really know about them is that they both think Franklin should keep writing, and he takes their advice. From a literary standpoint, the inclusion of their letters is interesting because it's the only time in the text we hear people speaking in voices other than Franklin's own.